It's National Nutrition Month(R), and Cabot Creamery Cooperative(R) offers Americans healthy recipes to promote longer, happier lives as they age
CABOT, Vt., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- March is National Nutrition Month, and in support of the American Dietetic Association's campaign to promote the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet, Cabot Creamery Cooperative is helping Americans learn to eat better, smarter and healthier. Research by the US Department of Health & Human Services shows that eating a variety of healthy foods in the proper proportions can help adults lengthen and improve their lives by reducing the risk of chronic diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cancer.
National Nutrition Month was created by The American Dietetic Association more than 30 years ago to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
"Too many people over the age of 50 feel there is little they can do to help combat years of poor eating and exercise habits. This just isn't true," says Sara Wing, Registered Dietician and Health Programs Manager for Cabot. "By having an understanding of the essential nutrients that their bodies need and the types of foods that provide them, Americans can help lower their risk of chronic diseases and increase and improve their life spans."
What are some of the important nutrients that adults should be including regularly in their diets, and why they are important?
B Vitamins: (Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate) may protect against heart disease, help improve memory and nervous system functions, and strengthen the immune system.
Food sources: Meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, nuts and seeds, enriched grains and dark leafy greens
Calcium: helps build and ma
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