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Let’s Eat Healthier this National Nutrition Month

Let’s Eat Healthier this National Nutrition Month

We can improve our daily diets by incorporating in these healthy foods.

March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign that asks us to make more informed choices when it comes to our diets. In recognizing this month, we might consider making a more conscious effort to improve our diets. One of the things we can do to kickstart our nutritional journey is try to incorporate these healthy foods into our daily diets.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a fantastic source of the antioxidant lycopene.  Studies have linked lycopene-rich diets with a  decreased risk for bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers.  Additionally, lycopene can reduce our risk for coronary and artery disease.  More good news?  The lycopene in cooked and processed tomatoes is actually easier to absorb than the lycopene in fresh tomatoes, so load up on that marinara sauce!

Carrots

Most red, yellow, or orange colored vegetables contain carotenoids, fat-soluble compounds associated with reducing our chances of developing a wide range of cancers.  Additionally, consuming vegetables rich in carotenoids can also reduce our risk for developing or reduce the severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

Spinach

While spinach might not be the most exciting item at the salad bar, this leafy green packs a serious nutritional punch.  As a rich source of pant-based omega-3 fatty acids and folate, eating spinach can reduce our risk for heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis.  Additionally, spinach is a great source of lutein, a compound that helps prevent the degeneration of our eyes.

Join us at  The Maria Sanchez Show as we improve our daily diets this National Nutrition Month.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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