Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
Since 1980 the American Dietetic Associate has been providing a gentle springtime reminder by celebrating National Nutrition Month in March. Each year there is a theme to help us eat better and be healthier. This year’s theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape.”
So how does it work?
Think back to your last meal. How many colors were on your plate? If you answered eating 4 or 5 within your last, then congrats! You are eating right with color.
If you answered 1 or 2, then let’s talk:
Mother Nature has a habit of putting lots of healthy vitamins and minerals into foods that grow in the dirt, but did you know she took the trouble to color-code them for our convenience?
Of course, these aren’t the only benefits to eating a more colorful, plant-based diet. These kinds of foods also provide a good source of fiber, a boost in mental function, and tons of other feel-good perks.
So load up those plates with color and let’s celebrate good nutrition all year long!
How are you going to eat more colors this month? If so, let me know what are some of your favorite colors you consume and how you enjoy eating them.
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Hello, my name is Stacy Peterson, licensed Functional Nutritionist and Holistic Health, Wellness and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine practicing whole-foods nutrition and physical training to individuals around the globe.
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