March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color”. What a perfect time to make a commitment to add more colorful fruits and vegetables to your daily food intake! Do it for yourself and your whole family. The long term rewards are endless and you wouldn’t regret it.
We are sure that at some point in life, everyone has heard someone say "Eat your fruits and vegetables". Have you ever really stopped to think why? A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has so many benefits. People who eat more fruits and vegetables are likely to have less risk of chronic diseases, including stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are so important for good health. There is the added bonus of being naturally low in fat and calories as well as filling which will help maintain a healthy weight. So why don't we eat more of them?
According to Webster's Dictionary, nutrition is anything that nourishes; in other words, food. It is also defined as the study of a proper, balanced diet to promote health, especially in human beings. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? Nutrition is good food that nourishes us and keeps us healthy.