10 Healthy Tips for National Nutrition Month

10 healthy tips for achieving good nutrition include eating a variety of foods, drinking water, increasing your fiber intake, and reducing sugar consumption.

By: Rachel Carollo

Every March, Aquasana is proud to celebrate National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy and informed food and nutritional choices. Because nutrition is fundamental to leading a long, healthy, and fulfilling life, we’ve put together the following facts and tips to help you achieve good nutrition throughout the year. 

The key benefits of good nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. It provides the body with the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals needed for proper growth, development, and functioning. Some of the key benefits of good nutrition include: 

  • Energy: Proper nutrition fuels the body, providing the energy needed for daily activities and exercise. 
  • Weight management: A balanced diet helps maintain a healthy weight, reducing the risk of obesity and related health issues. 
  • Disease prevention: Good nutrition lowers the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and hypertension.  
  • Improved immune function: Nutrient-rich foods support a strong immune system, helping the body fight off infections and illnesses. 
  • Enhanced mental health: A balanced diet can positively impact mood, cognitive function, and mental well-being. 
  • Better digestion: Fiber-rich foods promote digestive health and prevent issues like constipation and digestive disorders. 
  • Healthy aging: Proper nutrition can help slow down the aging process, maintain muscle mass, and reduce the risk of age-related conditions. 

How to achieve good nutrition

So now that we have a better understanding of the importance of nutrition, how do we achieve it? Achieving good nutrition involves adopting healthy eating habits and making informed food choices. Here are some ways to improve your nutrition: 

  1. Eat a variety of foods: Consume a wide range of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats to ensure you get all the essential nutrients your body needs.  
  2. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support bodily functions. 
  3. Portion control: Be mindful of portion sizes to avoid overeating and to maintain a healthy weight. 
  4. Limit processed foods: Minimize the consumption of processed and packaged foods high in added sugars, unhealthy fats, and sodium.  
  5. Balance your plate: Aim to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, one-quarter with whole grains, and one-quarter with lean proteins. 
  6. Include fiber-rich foods: Incorporate foods high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and legumes, to support digestive health and feel full longer. 
  7. Limit added sugars and salt: Reduce the intake of foods and beverages high in added sugars and sodium, opting for natural sources of sweetness and flavor when possible. 
  8. Cook at home: Prepare meals at home using fresh, whole ingredients to have better control over what you eat and how it's prepared.  
  9. Read food labels: Pay attention to nutrition labels to make informed choices about the foods you buy, focusing on ingredients, serving sizes, and nutrient content. 
  10. Seek professional guidance: Consult a registered dietitian or nutritionist for personalized nutrition advice tailored to your specific health goals and dietary needs.

The best water for good nutrition

Water is essential for proper nutrition because it plays several crucial roles in the body. It aids in digestion and the absorption of nutrients from food. Additionally, water helps regulate body temperature, lubricates joints, delivers oxygen throughout the body, and removes waste and toxins. Staying hydrated is vital for overall health and optimal bodily functions. 

Of course, the water you drink matters. Ensuring that water is free from contaminants is of the utmost importance in maintaining good nutrition. Filtering your water not only enhances its taste, but also removes potentially harmful impurities, contributing to your overall well-being. With multiple models to choose from to suit your needs, Aquasana’s filtration systems provide contaminant removal for delicious water that’s rich in beneficial minerals. Whether you choose one of our whole house systems, countertop filters, or under sink systems, Aquasana can help you stay optimally hydrated for good nutrition. 


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Good nutrition today for a healthier tomorrow

By incorporating these tips and practices into your lifestyle, you can improve your nutrition, increase your longevity, and support your overall well-being – not only during National Nutrition Month but throughout the year.