This article is Medically Approved ✓ by Dr. Edward Salko
The key word in March is nutrition, and this is a great time to focus on both healthy eating, and how a nutritional blood test can help improve your body as well.
If you’ve ever been in your favorite restaurant or relaxing at home and experienced some anxiety about what you’re eating, you’re not alone.
We all suffer guilt pangs every now and then about the fat content in our favorite foods — and chances are it’s not fresh vegetables, fruit, or whole grains.
Too many of us absolutely love foods we know are not good for us. Hence, the guilt, the Maalox moments, the fitful nights.
March is National Nutrition Month, a good time to reflect on what a healthy diet can do to make us feel more energized and vibrant – and to clear away those guilty groans.
The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” and the goal is to encourage people to shift to a wider variety of healthy meals. It’s also about making changes – and no, this is not about Going Completely Cold Turkey overnight.
This is about making smaller changes that, over time, can take you down a path toward significantly improved health.
National Nutrition Month is a nutritional education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing smart eating and physical activity habits.
Don’t get scared off. This is about making changes gradually. A good start would be to:
Don’t take this as a warning to abandon everything you enjoy eating. Let’s say you’re at a nice restaurant. If the waiter brings over a plate of chips or a bread basket, a good start would be to skip both and order a side salad as an appetizer.
Small changes that you stick with can make a big difference over the long term.
So, under the theory that every bite counts, here are more helpful tips:
Another great way to manage your weight or lower your health risks is by taking one of the 19 nutrition and vitamin blood tests available at Personalabs. Doing so can help you make better choices and even reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases.
Our nutrition blood tests include:
Conclusion: During National Nutrition Month, you owe it to yourself to be as healthy as possible, and that starts with taking steps to ensure you’ve got the right nutritional balance and vitamin levels to be at your very best.