March is National Nutrition month! If you’re an older adult struggling with diet-related health issues, now is the time to overhaul your nutrition and eating behaviors. A report from ABC News suggests that by 2030 more than half of all Americans will be obese. The obesity epidemic will cost the U.S. up to $66 million dollars in treatment costs. In addition to the costs to our country, obesity also impacts your health and pocketbook. Cutting out salt from your diet is one of first steps to getting and staying healthy.
Salt and sugar are not all bad. In the appropriate portions salt and sugar are necessary for your overall health. Given the increase portions of salt and sugar in almost all food products, most of us are not in dire need of these nutrients. You can jumpstart cutting down on salt and sugar in two simple ways. The American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food and Nutrition Guide Read suggests rinsing all canned vegetables, beans, tuna, and chicken. Rinsing your canned food will reduce salt intake by 40%. Another surefire way to facilitate healthy eating is to dine out less and cook home more. When you cook your food from home you have more control over the amount of salt in your diet.
If you are concerned about your health and diet, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Making changes to your diet is serious business and requires the supervision of a trained professional. When you meet with your doctor, inquire about a nutritionist to help you make a reduced-sodium meal plan.
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