March is National Nutrition Month, which is a perfect time to think about your loved one and your own nutrition and eating habits. Whether your loved one has a health condition which requires them to follow a specific diet or not, it is good to understand and follow a healthy guideline. The National Institute on Aging shared these helpful tips to get people of any age started:
• Make sure at least half of your grains are whole grains.
• Eat only small amounts of solid fats and foods with added sugars. Limit saturated fat (found mostly in foods that come from animals).
• Eat “good” (poly- and monounsaturated) fats, like those found in seeds, nuts, avocados, and fatty fish like salmon. Any fats added in cooking should come from olive, canola, corn, or vegetable oil.