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Daily Nutritional Goals for National Nutrition Month

Mar 06, 2018

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Daily Nutritional Goals for National Nutrition Month

Eat better this National Nutrition Month.

March is National Nutrition Month.  In honor of this month, it’s important to make an effort to improve your diet.  One way to eat healthier this month is by setting daily nutrition goals for yourself.  Here are some of the improvements you should try to make with your daily diet. Eat More Fruits and Veggies Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.  Increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables can decrease your risk for high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.  While fresh fruits and veggies are always recommended, it’s also okay to rely on frozen, canned, or dried items.  Just make sure that these packaged fruits and vegetables do not contain added sugar, oil, or salt. Eat More Healthy Fats While it might seem counter-productive to increase your fat intake, it’s important to recognize that there are healthy fats that are good for your body.  For instance, heart-healthy, unsaturated fats such as Omega-3s have a wide range of positive health benefits such as helping brain function and alleviating depression.  Great sources of these healthy fats include fish, nuts, and avocados. Eat More Protein in the Mornings While most Americans do not have trouble reaching their recommended daily protein intake, we tend to consume the majority of our protein later on in the day.  However, it’s healthier to spread out this protein consumption and really bump up our morning protein intake.  Eating more protein in the morning will boost your energy and help you maintain a healthy weight.  To work more protein into your morning, try including things like hard boiled eggs and Greek yogurt into you breakfast menu. These are some of the dietary goals you should set for yourself this National Nutrition Month.  Are you looking for assistance with your personal or commercial insurance needs this March?  Then contact the professionals at Fuller Insurance Agency in Southern California.  Our dedicated team is ready to get you the coverage you need today.
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