It’s National Nutrition Month! Let’s celebrate with three not-so-obvious nutrition tips to improve your wellbeing.
- Go Nuts. Nuts of all kinds provide protein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and dozens of other vitamins crucial for optimal health. These vitamins can reduce your risk of heart disease and other illnesses. Give your heart some love by adding the champions of nuts – walnuts and almonds – to your diet to aid your heart health. KaraMD’s Heart Guard is also a fantastic option to support your heart’s wellbeing and function.
- Spice It Up: The earth provides all the vitamins, minerals, and proteins needed to maintain health in the form of herbs and spices. Rising to the top of these natural resources are herbs. There are numerous herbs and spices that grow across the planet, each with their own set of medicinal properties and healing powers. For example, sage is known to increase brain power and memory, while cinnamon has the ability to lower blood pressure and even have an anti-diabetic effect on some people. However, the most noteworthy herb is turmeric, which produces a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect when consumed. Turmeric is even known to have the same pain-fighting punch as over-the-counter pain relievers and medications. Add herbs and spices to your diet and consider including a dietary supplement to increase your intake of these wonder foods.
- Read Food Labels: Knowledge is power. Reading and understanding the nutrition facts on foods is paramount to well-being. Just because it says “low-fat” or “sodium-free” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Take the time to review the label to see what’s really in the food you’re eating. A rule of thumb: The more ingredients there are, the more likely it’s unhealthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides a fantastic bank of resources to decipher food labels and identify what to avoid.
Make National Nutrition Month a time to take your health into your hands by making these practices a part of your daily routine. With these three simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to improved well-being.
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