What is National Nutrition Month®?
Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®. This annual campaign invites people to develop healthy eating and exercise habits by making informed food choices. 
Whether your goals include losing those pandemic pounds or dialing up your overall health, National Nutrition Month® makes a great time to commit (or recommit) to your health journey.
The MaxLiving Approach to Nutrition
Most eating plans focus on portion control, calorie counting, or managing amounts of fat or carbohydrates. At MaxLiving, we take a different approach to health and wellness.
We believe the things that interfere with good health, such as processed sugary foods, make you unwell. Likewise, when you eat nutrient-dense foods, the body’s Innate Intelligence creates and sustains wellness.
Your body is designed to be healthy. Anything that interferes with its ability to be healthy is what causes disease. When you respect the body’s knowledge of what it requires to be well, you create the foundation for health and wellness.
Vibrant Health Starts with Your Next Fork
You have the power to change your health… starting with your very next meal!
Our Core and Advanced Plans contain nutrient-dense, delicious foods that support the body’s ability to sustain health. While both plans slightly differ, they share a common goal of removing the things that interfere with your health.
- Our Core Plan provides flexibility while allowing you to get reacquainted with innate Intelligence and what the body needs to thrive. When you remove dietary interferences and hone in on the nutrient-dense foods that your body thrives on, you create vibrant health.
- Our Advanced Plan removes a few more foods that can possibly interfere with your health. It’s ideal for people with hormonal imbalances, who have an accumulated toxic burden, and those who want to reduce the inflammation that contributes to many diseases including obesity.
Most importantly, flexibility is built into both of these plans. You can always start with the Core Plan and move up to the Advanced Plan (or vice versa). whichever plan you opt for, these following strategies will enhance and sustain your results.
7 Healthy Tips for National Nutrition Month® and Beyond
- Buy organic whenever possible. Pesticides and other chemicals in our food can contribute to disease, including obesity.  Check out The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, which lists the fruits and vegetables that you should buy organic.
- Choose quality animal foods. The hormones, antibiotics, and unnatural diet that conventionally raised animals are fed end up in your meat, eggs, and fish. Whenever you can, buy grass-fed beef.  Also look for wild-caught seafood, free-range organic poultry, and pasture-raised eggs.
- Keep healthy foods in reach. If you’ve ever found yourself mindlessly munching on cookies just because they were sitting on the counter? Studies show proximity can impact your food choices.  Keeping healthy snacks like our Max Coco Bar nearby ensures you’re making smart choices.
- Enjoy breakfast correctly. One study among adolescents found those who ate a good quality breakfast had lower levels of stress and depression and a better quality of life than those who ate a poor-quality breakfast.  Try our Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie, which packs three superstar ingredients in one fast and delicious breakfast.
- Upgrade snacking. Snacking doesn’t have to be boring. Our Zesty Walnut Hummus mixes up the classic snack while upgrading your nutrient intake with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
- Reinvent an old favorite. Most of us are dining at home more often these days, but that doesn’t mean you need to compromise restaurant flavor. Our Overnight Waffles reinvent a brunch favorite without the sugar or carb overload.
- Get closer to your food. If you have a working farm nearby, visit it to learn where your meat, eggs, and produce come from. If you’re a city dweller, farmers’ markets are a perfect place to shop and learn about your favorite foods and produce.
Cover the Nutrient Bases You’re Not Getting From Food
Our Core and Advanced Plans combine the healthiest, most nutrient-dense foods, however you still may not be getting the right nutrients your body needs to thrive. For one, soil depletion means that fruits and vegetables today contain fewer nutrients than even a few decades ago. 
These are among the many reasons that everyone should supplement with a basic nutrient plan. Two case studies found that only supplementation combined with a healthy diet could significantly boost nutrient levels. 
Along with a quality multivitamin, a few additional nutrients can provide a well-rounded nutrient profile. They include vitamin D. One recent study found that 80 percent of 216 COVID-19 patients in a Spanish hospital were deficient in vitamin D. 
Lastly, most of us don’t regularly eat wild-caught seafood either, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Taking a supplement can provide those fatty acids. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-researched for many conditions, including:
Taking these supplements individually can be costly, confusing, and time-consuming. We’ve removed all the obstacles of a basic supplement plan with our Daily Essentials for Men and Daily Essentials for Women.
Unlike other manufacturers, at MaxLiving we understand that certain nutrient needs are different for men and women.
That’s why our Men’s Multivitamin is a full-spectrum vitamin that contains additional nutrients for optimal endurance, prostate health, and more. Likewise, our Women’s Multivitamin focuses on nutrients critical for female health, including bone support, stress management, and more.
- Men’s or Women’s Multivitamin
- B-Complex with Delayed Release
- Optimal Omega
- Vitamin D3 + Probiotics
- Magnesium Glycinate
Convenience is key with Daily Essentials for Men and Daily Essentials for Women. With that said, you get optimal amounts of the nutrients your body needs to thrive, all in one easy-to-take packet. Simply slip it into your purse or jacket pocket, take it after a meal, and you’ve met your day’s basic nutrient foundation! View more nutrition related articles and learn what nutrients are needed for optimal health.
About the Author
Jason Boehm is a Chicago, IL-based nutritionist and science writer. He combines his two Master’s Degrees in Mass Communication and Nutrition to help others achieve their wellness goals through science-based, engaging written content.