March signifies the start of National Nutrition Month®, an annual initiative devised by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Throughout this month, delve into the realm of informed choices and cultivate habits that promote both healthy eating and physical activity.

Healthy eating begins with smart food choices. Individuals adhering to balanced dietary patterns tend to enjoy extended lifespans and face reduced susceptibility to severe health ailments such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. For those with chronic illnesses, adopting a nutritious diet can aid in managing these conditions and averting associated complications.

Incorporating a variety of the following nutrient-dense foods into meals and snacks can ensure one is getting a wide range of essential nutrients to support overall health and well-being.

Nutrient-dense Foods

  • Berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • Nuts and seeds (such as almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds)
  • Eggs
  • Fatty fish (such as salmon or trout)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Oats