March is National Nutrition Month, a time to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month began in 1973. This year marks the 50th annual celebration.
With Wellbeats, eating healthy has never been easier. You and your team will enjoy on-demand access to recipes, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education to help you learn about and prepare delicious, nutritious foods. Celebrate National Nutrition Month by incorporating these simple nutrition tips from Wellbeats, and check out our entire nutrition collection to learn more.
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump-start your day. Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting cycle and restores glucose levels, and consuming essential nutrients at breakfast helps sustain energy levels. Try to combine protein, healthy fats, fiber, and carbohydrates at breakfast to give your body the fuel it needs. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Breakfast: Start Your Day Right with Christina S. now.
Proper hydration can lead to better mental performance, energy levels, and cognition. Signs of mild dehydration can include thirst, decreased energy or fatigue, irritability, forgetfulness, and headaches. Aim to drink at least half an ounce of water per pound that you weigh. For example, someone who weighs 180 pounds should aim for 90 ounces of water per day. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Importance of Hydration with Christina S. now.
Healthy fats are an important metabolic energy source, especially when you’re very active. Fats help protect your organs, regulate your body temperature, and keep your hair, skin, and nails from turning dry and brittle. Healthy fats help your body absorb vital nutrients and minerals. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Cooking with Healthy Fats with Chef Marshall now.
The food you eat either works for you or against you. Fuel your body with delicious nutrient-dense foods that will nourish your body to help you perform, look, and feel your best. You’ll be in control of what you’re eating rather than letting what you eat control you. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Nourishing vs. Eating with Chef Marshall now.
Homemade meals are always going to be better than convenience foods. Convenience foods often contain all kinds of extra ingredients. You have much more control over ingredients and portion sizes when you choose homemade options over convenience foods and restaurant meals. Already a Wellbeats member? Try Homemade vs. Convenience with Chef Tommy now.
Nutrition labels are a great tool to help you find quick nutrition information and make more informed food choices. Pay attention to the recommended serving size, calories, nutrients, and ingredients. Already a Wellbeats member? Try How to Read a Nutrition Label with Kim W. now.
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