Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It’s finally here – National Nutrition Month!

March is here which means it is now officially National Nutrition Month. I’ll probably be blogging more frequently this month, as well as providing a lot of information from the ADA (that’s the American Dietetic Association). Like right about now.

The ADA website has a ton of information, they even have a tip of the day which I think is great. Today’s tip of the day:

Flavor Your Meals without Salt

Eating too much salt is linked to high blood pressure and many Americans eat more than the recommended amount of salt. If you're having trouble shaking the salt habit, here are a few ideas to give your food a flavor lift without adding salt:

  • Adding chili peppers or hot pepper sauces can spice up any meal.
  • Add a spark of flavor to sauces, soups and salads with vinegar, such as herbed, balsamic, wine or rice vinegars.
  • Add a salt-free herbal blend.

And for added benefit, an ADA video “Cutting Back on Salt in Your Diet”

 

Visit www.eatright.org for more!

It’s a busy week for me too. Last week before “spring break” if you want to call it that. The next 10 or so weeks of the semester are going to be complete insanity between getting work done for school and extra-curricular activities and life in general. Stay tuned for a wild ride!

3 comments:

  1. Happy nat'l nutrition month! Although I believe it should be every month!

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  2. Im totally excited for National Nutrition Month! Great video, thanks for the link!

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