Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month®? Now is a good time as ever to think about your daily eating habits and decide whether or not to make changes for the better.
Maybe you’re bored with eating a salad everyday for lunch. Or perhaps grilled chicken and veggies for dinner two months straight just isn’t leaving you satisfied. Here are some of today’s top diet trends that you may want to look into.
Paleo is not meant to deprive you of certain food groups. Instead it emphasizes all-natural, unprocessed foods that are easier for your body to break down.
Organic – Eating organic doesn’t have to break the bank. Organic foods are no longer just offered at specialty health food stores. Today they are available at grocery stores everywhere. Go organic to avoid fruits and veggies sprayed with pesticides. Also choose hormone-free/antibiotic-free meat and dairy products.
Gluten-Free – People who have been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are advised to follow a diet that excludes the protein gluten to control symptoms, such as bloating, excess gas and abdominal discomfort.
Trans Fat-Free – High intake of trans fat has been consistently linked to an increased risk of heart disease and it may even raise the risk of depression.
More Americans today recognize the harmful health effects and are cutting trans fats for their diets altogether. Check your food labels, especially on items like margarine and baked goods.