Health Focus

March is National Nutrition Month

For sports fans, the month March means March Madness, for history buffs it’s the time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and for our personal health March is National Nutrition Month. Knowing that may spark more of an interest in your personal nutrition and the food you eat.

Nutrition is not an easy topic of discussion and often leads to a series of culinary trial and errors. The internet and social media have great influence on the popular trends of nutrition. Words like Keto, Paleo, and Low-carb attract individuals seeking resolutions to decrease body fat and overall body weight. Words such as organic and gluten free tend to draw the attention of health seekers who suffer with more prominent health issues such as inflammation, high blood pressure and diabetes. It seems we are all searching for ways to improve our health.

Well look no more! The first Wednesday of every month, the Y offers free nutrition classes in partnership with Baptist Health Care. In February, we discussed the importance of breakfast and learned how to make a delicious spinach egg and cheese frittata. Frittata may sound like something super fancy and time consuming, but it’s a quick and tasty way to make sure you’re starting your morning full of good energy sources. The registered dietitian who leads the class is extremely knowledgeable and able to help us understand the importance of food and nutrients in our efforts toward a healthy lifestyle. As health seekers we can all benefit from learning a thing or two about the sources of energy that enables us to maintain a fit and active life.

This month Jessica, a registered dietitian from Baptist, will discuss fad diet trends and share a recipe for healthy hummus. Celebrate National Nutrition Month by joining us next Wednesday, March 6,at noon in the Gulf Power Demo Kitchen of the Bear Levin Studer Y. You are sure to walk away with more knowledge about how to feed your body the right nutrition to keep on you track on your journey to better health.

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