Nutritional Tips

Wednesday December 16, 2015

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National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Here at Community Natural Foods we're celebrating NNM with these tips towards a healthier diet. Cheers to your health!

Focus on eating whole foods, they contain more nutrients and mother nature’s wisdom.

Eat more raw foods; they contain live enzymes and nutrients and boost energy.

Eat breakfast daily to boost your energy and mood all day long.

Drink more filtered water; it is the easiest way to improve health.

Eat more healthy fat from whole foods ex. Flax , avocado, hemp seed, walnuts and oily fish

Eat colorful vegetables and fruits; they are high in antioxidants which is great for the body!

Consider taking Vitamin D; 97% of North Americans are deficient at some point in the year (University of Calgary study)

Eating local food means more nutrition; it isn’t picked early and didn’t travel so far.

Choose organic foods more often, less chemicals and additives = better health

Use the - add in concept; ask what can I add to make this meal healthier?

Have a smoothie a day with fruits and veggies to boost your good nutrition for the day.

Reduce refined white foods including sugar and flour;switch for more nutritious varieties.

Have a food plan each week; saves money, energy and you tend to eat healthier.

Eat fermented foods for better digestive health.

Eat seasonally; foods are more nutritious and less expensive.

Cook at home! It is healthier and cheaper. Make big batches and freeze.

Purchase foods in bulk for a nutritious cost effective choice with less packaging.

Eat simply; food and cooking doesn’t have to complicated!

Shop, meal plan and cook with your kids; they will be healthier for it in the long haul.

Smile, you are making better health choices and doing awesome!

Visit our recipe section for healthy and delicious meals you can make at home! Happy National Nutrition Month!