7 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy During National Nutrition Month

7 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy During National Nutrition Month

This month March, is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” While of course, it is important to eat foods that are nutritious, taste is a key reason why people choose to eat what they do. Pairing good nutrition with great taste creates a win-win situation. National Nutrition Month, created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a nutrition education campaign which focuses on the importance of making good food choices.

One way to “put your best fork forward” is to include a colorful diet. My suggestion, when choosing fruits and vegetables, is that you choose a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables as different antioxidants exist in the different color spectrums. The deep orange color found in cantaloupe and sweet potatoes contains beta carotene. The dark blue color of blueberries contains polyphenols which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The deep red pigment found in tomatoes and watermelon contains the antioxidant lycopene.

Below (in alphabetical order) are several nutrition powerhouses, of varying colors and nutrients that I love to include in my diet and highly recommend. Continue reading

3 Food Hacks To Make Your Food Healthier

3 Food Hacks To Make Your Food Healthier

8 Incredible Food Hacks That Make Your Food HealthierToday, the largest cause of mortality in the Western World is not a lack of food or rampaging bacteria… In fact, it’s what we do eat that poses the greatest risk to our lives.

Diet and lifestyle now drive the top causes of death in America. Food is no longer our means for survival. For many of us, it’s a slow poison.

Food is truly a double-edged sword… On one hand, the modern, processed ‘Western’ diet causes many chronic diseases. But on the flip side, food can also be a powerful medicine to restore health, vitality and live a long and vibrant life.

Make food your weapon of wellness with these 3 fun hacks to supercharge your diet!

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