March is National Nutrition Month
February 28, 2013
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
- Fruits and vegetables should fill half your plates each day.
- At least half of your grains should be whole grains like brown rice, barley and oat; breads and crackers should be 100-percent whole grains
- Drink non-fat milk or other non-fat dairy substitutes like calcium-fortified soy beverages.
- Vary proteins by eating a wide selection of meats, seafood, nuts, beans, tofu and edamame.
- All chicken and red meat should be lean, and trimmed of excess fat
- Seafood should be eaten at least twice a week.
- Limit sodium and empty calories from solid fats and added sugar.
- Cooking at home using heart-healthy oils like olive, canola and sunflower oil in place of butter or other greases.
- Exercising for 30 minutes a day, even in three 10-minute increments, will help make you be healthier and feel better.
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