March Is Nationwide Vitamin Month


ST. CLOUD – If you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, there’s no better time than the present to get back on track.

Dani crossbow is a registered nutritionist with CentraCare. She says eating more fruits and vegetables is a good goal. The recommendation is five to seven servings a day.

And she says you should start your day with a healthy, balanced breakfast.

Consider things that will really help you stay full. Eating oatmeal instead of cold cereal might be more filling. Add some fruit or nuts. You can make something like eggs with whole wheat toast and avocado. I try to do at least two or three food groups.

Crossbow also recommends that you stay away from prepackaged foods. Another tip is to start eating seafood at least twice a week.

Fish has many benefits, it can be a really nice source of lean protein. We’re not going to get as much saturated fat from fish as we get from other animals. The other benefit of fish, especially salmon and tuna, is that they are one of the few sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Crossbow says she recommends minimizing your intake of red meat because it is high in fat.

She also says that you need to get into the habit of reading the labels because most people have no idea how much sodium they are eating each day, which is very bad for your heart health.

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate”.

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