Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the purpose of educating and informing the population about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle, especially through the food we eat.
Sometimes we don’t realize how much food impacts our daily life, our health, brain functioning, aging processes, and child development are all related to the food we eat.
We want to share with you 8 fun and not-so-fun facts about nutrition:
The U.S is the 12th most obese country in the world. According to statistics by ProCon.org, 36.2% of the adult population is obese. Take advantage of National Nutrition Month to incorporate more physical activity into your life.
On the second Wednesday in March, we celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day.
Don’t know how much water you should be drinking every day? It should be about between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh.
Salmon is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, 100 grams of salmon have 2.2 grams of omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and many more vitamins and minerals. Some other nutrient-dense foods are garlic, potatoes, kale, and overall all fruits and vegetables.
Every person is different and has specific nutritional requirements. Consult with a dietitian or a doctor to be aware of the supplements, or additions you need for your diet.
India has an entire month dedicated to nutrition called Poshan Maah, dedicated to addressing the problem of malnutrition in children, women, and men. Its primary goals are to reduce child undernutrition and underweight births, reduce anemia and create a mass movement.
To correctly read a nutrition label and personalize your plate with different nutrients, make sure to evaluate carbohydrates, sugar, fats, and proteins served in every recommended serving size. Here are some tips and tricks to choose a nutritious snack or meal:
High Fiber food needs to have more than 5 grams of fiber per serving
Try to choose products with no added sugars and artificial colorants
Consume less than 20 grams of saturated fat every day
Avoid trans fat as much as you can, as it increases drastically heart diseases.
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