National Nutrition Month

Discover how to choose and prepare foods that are both healthful and delicious. Beyond physical well-being, your mood depends upon well-balanced eating. Missing out on key nutrients, either by dieting or over-eating nutrient – poor foods can put you at risk. Follow these guidelines:

• Healthy eating gives you more energy and the physical well-being to help you stay healthy for today and the rest of your life.

• Be smart about the foods you eat. Know what you are eating and then make wise food choices. Read and understand the Nutrition Facts panel and health claims on food labels.

• Eating more fruits and vegetables may be the most important lifestyle change you’ll ever make. Think green and orange! Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that can help prevent serious diseases and lower blood pressure.

• Whatever foods you eat, have a sensible portion size. Knowing the appropriate portion sizes for you is part of eating smart.

• Explore the wide world of foods! Expand your tastes and get the nutrients your body needs.

• Choose a healthy assortment of foods that include vegetables, fruits, grains (especially 100% whole grains), skim milk, fish, lean meat, poultry, and beans. Choose mostly foods that are low in fat and added sugars.

• Be creative in finding ways to stay active. The benefits of an active lifestyle mean that you can:

— Walk your way to a healthier life with as little as a mile a day.
— Build muscle and strength at any age with regular weight training.
— Improve your mood, reduce stress and increase energy.

Better nutrition means better health, improved mood, and more energy. Bon appetit!

Contact us for details on new wellness workshops that will begin in April at The Studio in St. Michael’s, MD and opportunities for individual wellness consultations.