Savor the Flavor – National Nutrition Month

This Month is National Nutrition Month and the theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”! There are many ways in which you can get involved to celebrate this TASTY month, as well as join the Good Sam Atlanta team in celebrating it. As always, we have our group nutrition medical visits that will be happening 5 times this month- We teach great lessons that help us live healthier lives as well as cook healthier foods that are tasty. Make sure to contact Guest Services to get signed up.

As you join Good Sam in celebrating National Nutrition Month, check out these 2016 health tips  provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2016 with these food, nutrition and physical activity tips.

  1. Eat Breakfast!
    • I know many of us are always on the go, but try to at least get your day going with some lean protein, whole grains, fruits and veggies! Smoothies are an awesome option!
  2. Be Active!
    • Physical activity has many benefits besides trying to make your outside appearance look good. Exercise is good for the body, and your body needs it! Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in each day. You can even split it up! 15 minutes in one part of the day and 15 minutes in another part of the day!
  3. Drink more water!
    • I know we all love our sugary drinks, but there is nothing like good ol’ water! Water keeps you nice and hydrated, especially if you are active or live and work in hot conditions!

There are many more tips that we will be bring you throughout the month! Happy National Nutrition Month. As you make your first steps into considering these great tips, enjoy this recipe!


 

Kale Smoothie With Pineapple and Banana

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup coconut milk
2 cups stemmed and chopped kale or spinach
1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple (about 1/4 medium pineapple)
1 ripe banana, chopped
DIRECTIONS
Combine the coconut milk, ½ cup water, the kale, pineapple, and banana in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water to reach the desired consistency.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Per Serving
Calories… 253 calories
Fat… 13 g
Sat Fat… 11 g
Cholesterol… 0 mg
Sodium… 38 mg
Protein… 5 g
Carbohydrate… 36 g
Sugar… 18 g
Fiber… 5 g
Iron… 3 mg
Calcium… 119 mg

Blog Post by Tshika Mbayabo – Patient Care Coordinator and United Way Member. To speak with Tshika email her at carecoordinator@goodsamatlanta.org. 

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