As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I’m excited to announce that March is National Nutrition Month!
In 2013, the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory completed a study that included analyzing U.S. tap water in order to find what percentages of the DRI (dietary reference intakes) the minerals in the drinking water meets. This was studied because water does not just hydrate the body but it also provides important nutrients, via minerals, ions, and more, that the body absolutely needs to efficiently function.
Water is one of the six nutrients, along with carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, lipids (fats), and proteins. It also happens to be one of the most abundant elements found in the human body, about 60% of our total body weight. Water is one essential nutrient we can only last a few days without because of how much the body needs and is unable to make for itself.
Be Heart Healthy Everyday of the Week!
Heart disease and stroke are the number one cause of death in the United States. The fact that so many of these deaths are preventable is why, this month, we really focus on how to have a healthy heart.
You may be asking, what does proper breathing have to do with nutrition?
Well, I’m glad you asked…
Being a registered dietitian, or being related to one, doesn’t provide a free pass from the same frustrations that everyone else has when trying to purchase healthy foods.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) 2015-2020 are worth taking a look at whether or not you're a health professional or a consumer.
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