Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National Nutrition Month

Hey! Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?! Neither did I until a few minutes ago. I'm going to try to post something new every day. I plan to alternate between the concepts related to both good and bad nutrition. Any posts labeled Good will focus on things with a positive impact, and Bad will highlight dangerous items or things you should be wary of.

Let's start off on a positive note!


Here is an awesome tool I use if I'm curious about the nutritional content of food that doesn't necessarily come with a label.

Check it out!:: Nutrition Data

Now, it can be easy to get caught up on "omg bananas are so carby!" Don't let that dissuade you from munching on 'nanaers before a workout or adding them into you smoothies!

The types of carbs in foods from the earth (fruits, veg, gains in/near their natural state) work with your body instead of against it.

Preview of the Carrot Stacks article.
Another mistake is paying to much mind to the sugar. Yes, fruits and vegetables contain sugar. HOWEVER you would have to eat an insane amount of produce to equal the sugar in a lot of commonly enjoyed treats. I like to peruse when I need a quick reality check. They have this interesting post called Carrot Stacks.

So check out Nutrition Data and plug in some of your favorite foods to see just how good they really are for you!

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