What is National Nutrition Month and when is it?
March is National Nutrition Month! This month, we focus on the importance of making informed food choices. It is about developing healthy eating habits.
Unlike junk food and other refined snack foods, natural and essential nutrients actually nourish your brain and reduce hunger. They sustain your body with the vital components it needs in just the right amounts.
Here are five healthy foods that you can incorporate into your life. Get into healthier habits this month!
Freshwater vs Saltwater Fish
Saltwater fish are the most commonly consumed and one of the healthiest sources of protein worldwide. Even today, saltwater fish still don’t eat food raised with chemical fertilizers. Still, the problem is, they’re becoming harder and harder to find.
Saltwater fish feeds in waters rich with minerals. Prominent among these minerals, the most valuable element is iodine. The safest fish to eat are generally wild fish living in sustainably managed fisheries, such as wild Alaskan salmon and wild-caught Pacific sardines.
Mushrooms are grown in beds of rich organic matter. They’re rich in iron and protein. Mushrooms are not just healthy, but they’re also vital in boosting your immune system and preventing infections.
Wild Blueberries & Other Wild Berries
Wild blueberries can counteract inflammation and insulin sensitivity. Mulberries, huckleberries, and blackberries all have higher antioxidant content than cultivated berries.
Natural honey is rich in antioxidants and has even been used as an antiseptic treatment on wounds. Honey has a low glycemic index. Therefore, using it to sweeten tea or coffee won’t lead to energy-busting blood sugar drops later in the day.
Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. For the healthiest option, always eat them raw, unsalted and unroasted. Roasted nuts may have been often heated in hydrogenated fats. Also, high temperatures can deteriorate their nutrients.
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