National Nutrition Month 2017
Proper nutrition and dieting is what helps prevent many of medical issues from arising and helps provide energy for daily activities. Society has begun to realize this several decades ago and now its gotten even more popular. National Nutrition Month is a campaign that was created to help educate people on what foods are good for them to consume, and encourage healthier lifestyles to live a longer life. Let’s take a look at and see what the National Nutrition Month is all about.
What’s National Nutrition Month?
This was first created back in 1973 as a week long observance, which later became a month long instead. During this time people are reminded about making better food choices along with remaining physically active. You have to use calories consumed or they just get stored as fat! This campaign was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which places its members into the charge against unhealthy eating that causes medical problems down the road.
These members of the Academy are mainly registered dietician nutritionists that have in-depth knowledge of what you should be consuming. They promote healthy eating through scientific researches that have proof behind what is being recommended. These are nutrition experts that are simply trying to help you out with finding a better way to diet.
The Theme for 2017
Every year in March the National Nutrition Month has a different theme to help motivate the public. For example, in 2007 was “100% Fad Free” and 2011 we saw “Eat Right with Color”. Both statements make sense to be applied to nutrition because we need to eat various colors of food to get enough nutrients. Then fad diets just do not do much and they blatantly wanted the public to know that they should not buy into those scam diets.
The year of 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which is catchy and still makes a good enough statement. Basically if we continue to change our eating habits little by little then we have a chance to being healthy and fit again.
What Should You do for NNM 2017?
Regardless of the time of year, you should be considering how you are consuming food and if something needs to change. NNM 2017 is just a month to help get people informed and started down the correct path, but you do not need to wait until then to start a new healthy lifestyle. Consuming healthy sources of proteins, carbs, and fats is what your nutrition plan should be all about. Packaged desserts and the likes just do not do your body any good especially consumed in large quantities.
Supplements are also a good choice when it comes to getting the correct amount of nutrients in your body, and may be what you need to stay energetic again. Multivitamins provide plenty of micronutrients that ensure your muscles, nerves, and everything else within are working and running properly. Even your skin looks much better with a healthy amount of nutrients.
Some primary vitamins you should consider adding to your new healthy diet are:
- Vitamin E – Helps attack free radicals within and also helps promote higher energy levels as well.
- B-Vitamins – Vitamins such as B12 help provide energy and promote proper digestion along with assisting many other processes.
- Magnesium – An awesome mineral that helps keep your muscles happy, which includes your heart plus assists with better sleep for those magnesium deficient.
- Vitamin C – This is a great vitamin that boosts your immune system and helps your muscles remain healthy.
Take Part in National Nutrition Month 2017!
You should not have waited this long to get back into shape and start dieting better, but not everyone can commit so easily. You need to be able to start eating better even if it means taking out just one can of soda per day, or switching from chips to chips. Help spread the word on NNM 2017 and help others you know make the better choice in food selection in order to protect the heart, liver, and many other important key body parts. If more people know about it the more they spread the word as well and it becomes viral to be aware of nutrition!