Nutrition Month

Good nutrition is essential to keep current and future generations healthy across their lifespan. According to the CDC, chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths annually in the United States. People with healthy eating patterns live longer and are at a power risk for serious health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. For people living with chronic disease, healthy eating can help manage these conditions and prevent complications. Some healthy eating tips include adding healthy fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds, certain types of fish, and avocados), reducing the salt (avoid processed and prepackaged foods and look for products marked “low sodium”), increasing your fiber (raw vegetables, steam vegetables instead of boiling them, and consider start off your day with a high-fiber breakfast like whole grain oatmeal), and aim a variety of colors on your plate (foods like dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals).

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