March is National Nutrition Month! This annual campaign was started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase awareness and encourage people everywhere to make healthy choices, to make informed food choices, and also increase physical activity. Making nutritious decisions can sometimes be overwhelming when convenience factors strike, so we conjured up two of our favorite infographics to spark some creativity to add to your means while also remaining simple and convenient. Making healthy dietary choices is especially important for those with Afib, and these tips are simple enough to incorporate into your life starting tomorrow.
Make it yourself:
Making your own salad dressing boosts the health benefits of your already healthy salad even more! Plus you can use ingredients you have in your pantry to make just about any flavor combination you can think of. Plus, you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No funky preservatives or coloring here.
Hummus is Yummus:
Hummus is becoming one of the most popular snack foods around here, and it’s so easy to make your own. All you need is a blender or food processor and you’ll never need to spend $4+ on a tub of store made hummus again! Try dipping hummus with carrots, cucumber, celery, or whole grain crackers or on a wrap as a spread, or even on a salad. The possibilities are endlessly delicious.
Source: Shape Magazine
If you’re interested in learning more about National Nutrition Month, visit http://www.nationalnutritionmonth.org/nnm/. Happy (and healthy) eating!