5 more tips for National Nutrition Month
6. Flip the package over: Read nutrition labels to see what's really in your food. Don't be fooled by a flashy front-of-package claim. 7. Don't fear fat â€“ but don't go overboard: Fat has more calories than other nutrients, but it has multiple benefits. If you watch your portions, you can enjoy its decadence. 8. Don't have guilt as a side dish: If you overindulge at a meal, move on. 9. Be mindful: Unless you're driving, close your eyes when you eat. Notice the food's texture, temperature and flavor. 10. Pick plants: Protein derived from plant sources such as seeds, nuts, tofu and tempeh, as well as from grains, can help lower cholesterol, improve your heart health and add a satiating blend of flavors to extend Meatless Monday to the rest of the week.