Spring is coming and Care2.com and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to both raise awareness for National Nutrition Month as well as some basic food tips that can help boost your immune system for the new season. Care2.com readers are engaged and very knowledgeable when it comes to organic foods and healthy living, so I thought it would be good to engage newer readers to the site by sharing some information about foods that I consider building blocks for deeper dietary lifestyle changes in the future.
Educating yourself in nutrition is one of the most empowering actions you can take to understand what the 60 trillion cells in your body need to not only boost your immunity, but to re-balance your hormones, repair your muscles and tissues, and feed your brain what it needs to help you achieve all of the amazing things you want to accomplish in life. When I started learning about what my teenage body needed to heal itself from years of antibiotic treatment as a child, I was amazed at all of the information I never knew existed regarding chemicals and processed additives that was included as ingredients in the food I ate everyday. So, to help my body heal, I went on an educational rampage, and learned everything I could about food and the role it played in keeping my body healthy. That learning experience is what sparked my interest in a career as a nutritionist and it was one of the most empowering journeys I have ever been on.
Don't be afraid to learn. Start with the basics (as I share in the article linked above) and implement those in your life first, then continue to add 1 food at a time as you build your knowledge. Starting with small changes can lead to big impact and it is never too late to be healthier. So, in honor of National Nutrition Month, go ahead and try some of these tips starting today, and you will feel a difference in your tomorrows.