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National Nutrition Month

Plate of a healthy tofu dish with bell peppers, peas, and other vegetables.

March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s time to evaluate your lifestyle and make some positive changes! It can be hard to make a change, so we’ve decided to help you out. We’ve got a few tips in this week’s Sunset Palms Blog for you on how you can eat better. These tips will hopefully help you make lasting changes in the way you handle your nutrition.

Avoid Processed Foods

Junk food and processed food are filled with chemicals and preservatives that your body doesn’t know what to do with. It is more difficult for your body to digest these types of food, and they are often not broken down properly. These type of foods trick our brains into eating more than we need, which is more of an issue than the high calories these processed foods have.

Stop Drinking Sugar Calories

As delicious as soda is, it’s not the wisest choice to drink it. Excessive sugar intake can take a toll on your body. Much like the first tip, we suggest you avoid processed drinks. High fructose corn syrup is prevalent in a majority of these processed drinks, and when you intake too much, it can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Make a better choice and choose water instead.

Treat Yourself Occasionally

Once you’ve started on your quest to change your eating habits, it can feel a little overwhelming to not be able to eat what you used to gravitate toward. Know that it’s okay to treat yourself every once in a while. Otherwise, you may burn out and fall off the healthy eating wagon entirely. It’s better to treat yourself occasionally and sustain your eating habits than swear it off entirely and make bad overall choices.

Do you have any healthy eating tips for National Nutrition Month? Share them with our Hollywood, FL apartment community!