You are 21 days into the Healthy Steps ONE HUNDRED MILE CHALLENGE!!
(A refresher on the Walking Challenge HERE)
Week 3 was completed, therefore 147,000 steps / 75 miles into our journey
This week: March 6 – March 12
Currently we are in National Nutrition Month.
*March 8th is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day*
We are into the final stretch! Lets talk about the PAIN PAIN PAIN to get the GAIN!
Eating a Mediterranean diet inclusive of seafood, plant proteins and plant based food choices could decrease the chances an over weight person will experience regular pain; new research suggests (source).
“We found that a Mediterranean diet explained the link between weight and pain with specifically seafood and plant proteins being noted.” ~ Ohio State University
How can we contend with the muscle cramps and over all “PAIN” brought on by stepping up your exercise program?We recommend adding the following nutritents to your diet.
POTASSIUM ~ essential mineral and electrolyte aids in the communication between nerves and muscles and is essential in moving nutrients into cells
FOODS HiGH IN POTASSIUM AND LOW IN SUGAR
SWEET POTATO (MED) 573 MG
CHARD (1 CUP COOKED) 961 MG
TOMATO SAUCE (1 CUP) 728 MG
WATERMELON ( 1 INCH WEDGE ) 641 MG
SALMON (5 oz.) 487 MG
PLAIN GREEK YOGURT (1 CUP) 573 MG
SKIP THE BANANA!
– Lindsay Mazur RD