Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Each year, March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month®. National Nutrition Month® was started 50 years ago by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future.” Eating with sustainability in mind is a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life and protect the environment.
Tip 1: Stay Hydrated with CF(Rehydrate)®
One way to practice healthful habits is to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water is crucial to our overall health. Water has so many important roles in the body like regulating body temperature, carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells, flushing toxins from the body, and lubricating and cushioning joints.
Water is an essential part of human health. However, our bodies are made up of much more than just H2O. An adequate balance of water and electrolytes is crucial for many of our body’s most important functions. Electrolytes are minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.) that are involved in an abundance of internal events, such as neurotransmission and maintaining a balanced pH in the blood. CF(Rehydrate)® is an excellent source of concentrated electrolytes for medical grade hydration.
CF(Rehydrate)® is a natural electrolyte replacement drink designed for medical-grade hydration. Free from artificial colors, flavors, and sugars, CF(Rehydrate)® delivers the electrolytes and essential hydration you need, without the harmful additives found in sports drinks and other hydration products. Sometimes, there are times when we need to be extra careful about our hydration status. Today, we break down three essential times to stay hydrated with CF(Rehydrate)®.
Tip 2: Make More Days Plant Based
Another way to make more healthful decisions this month is to go plant based one day a week. Following a plant based diet and reducing your intake of animal products can be a great change if you typically eat a lot of animal products. This can help keep your heart healthy.
Unlike other mainstream products, CF Nutrition products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They are all certified vegan, halal, and kosher and do not contain gluten. Our products also do not contain the most common allergens, including milk, lactose, peanuts and tree nuts, soy, eggs, casein or whey. CF(Protein)® uses plant protein that is easily digested with yellow pea protein, contributing a significant amino acid dose that promotes muscle recovery and repair.
Tip 3: Fill up on Fiber
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements, keep blood glucose levels in the normal range, and helps increase satiety which can support weight management. The recommended daily intake (RDA) for total fiber for men and women 19-50 years of age is 38 grams/day and 25 grams/day, respectively. The RDA for men and women over 51 is 31gram/day and 21 grams/day, respectively.
Most Americans do not consume enough dietary fiber. On average, Americans consume about 15 grams of fiber per day, far lower than the RDA, regardless of age or gender. The best ways to increase fiber intake are choosing whole grains whenever possible, consuming legumes and beans, and increasing fruit and vegetable intake. Drinking CF(Protein)® can help support you in achieving the RDA for fiber, as it contains 13 grams per one 8 ounce bottle.
Examples of foods with fiber are:
- Whole wheat bread
- Whole grain
- Brown rice
Now you have 3 tips to make healthful decisions this March to celebrate National Nutrition Month®– head to our blog for more tips and tricks on making healthy decisions!