Nutrition: What You Eat Matters

by | Mar 17, 2020 | Emotions, Health Issues, Sound, Vibrational Sound Therapy | 0 comments

March is National Nutrition Month.  An interesting fact is usually colds, flus, bronchitis and other viruses are at the highest peak of outbreaks in March because of the weather. Why?  March tends to be a month of up and down temperatures as well as the amount of precipitation.  Thus, eating right is very important to maintain your health.

The US Department of Health & Human Services and US Department of Agriculture updated the dietary guidelines for Americans in 2015 (it is done every 5 years).  The report emphasizes eating more fruit and vegetables but making sure it is a variety of them.   Also eating lean meats, low-fat dairy products, and limiting sugars, sodium, and processed foods.  These agencies launched the My Plate campaign, which divided your dinner plate into three sections for every meal; ½ of the plate for fruits and vegetables, ¼ of the plate for grains and ¼ plate for protein.  As I mentioned in March’s Serenity Moments that the average size of a dinner plate increased by 3 inches in the last 50 years.   It is highly recommended that we go back to the smaller 9-inch dinner plate to prevent overeating.  Do I follow these guidelines?  Yes, I am making a conscious decision on what I am eating and following the ‘My Plate’ plan.