What do your eyes, oatmeal, blood donations, soup and health share in common? Each deems January as the national month to focus on these topics, improving awareness. And in most cases, fresh edible fruit plays a moderate to non-existent role.
January is National Health Month. With many Americans launching new well being programs as a 2014 resolution, January is an apt month to observe ones health.
Edible fruit fact: Blueberries, blackberries and oranges contain rich sources of nutrients. In particular, these fresh edible fruits are known for antioxidants, which are supposed to aid in warding off chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, cancer).
The first month of the year also observesblood donor national month. By eating a nutritious diet, staying fit and donating your blood, you’re supporting others with your healthy choices.
January is also national month to recognize soup.
Eat, slurp, and take comfort in a bowl of soup. In honor of the national month to consume soup prepare a pot of chicken soup and then share it with someone battling a bad bout of the flu. (Select soups with fresh ingredients and an abundant source of garlic to fend off colds).
January is also national month for oatmeal. In an effort to promote oatmeal sales, agriculturists named January the national month of oatmeal.
Fortunately, the American Heart Association gives blueberries and oatmeal a nod of approval. These foods provide a nutritional sustenance while reducing cholesterol, often a precursor to heart disease. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends oats for several health benefits (to reduce risk of heart disease and certain cancers, lower blood pressure, manage weight and the other medical benefits.
Also, based on Wikipedia’s resource claims the first month of the year as the month of mentoring
Eye care month
Blueberries are an edible fruit supposedly good for the eyes. Although blueberries are not in season in January, the super food is available at some organic grocers.
What edible fruit will you add to your diet in 2014?