June is Men's Health Month

June celebrates Men's Health Month and presents the opportunity to learn how to keep the men in your life healthy year round.  While physical activity is a common focus for many men, nutrition is also a key part of men's health. 

Good nutrition does not have to be complicated!  Encourage the men in your life to create healthy plates by filling half with fruits and veggies and including whole grains, dairy, and proteins. 

While meat is a popular protein, remember the plant-based options including beans, nuts, and seeds. One delicious and nutritious option is Planters NUT-trition!  What's NUT-rition, you ask? Well, it's simple. Just some nuts, a touch of sea salt, maybe some fruit, carefully mixed together to help give you nutrition you need. Yep. That's pretty much it. Oh, wait. One more thing. It's delicious. The nuts in this blend provide a good source of 6 vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, nuts are packed with protein and healthy fats which provide lasting energy.  Snacking on nuts is associated with more nutritious diets and overall better health.  Reach for nuts for an on-the-go snack or they can be added to a variety of meals for a satisfying and nutritious crunch!

Be sure to fill your cart with a variety of foods to create nutritious meals and snacks, including nuts!

*Unless allergic to nuts.  If allergic, seeds are the next best choice. 

"This medical and/or nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for individual advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition."


Stephanie Edson Wellness Specialist SpartanNash

 

Stephanie Edson Regional Wellness Specialist, MS, RDN, LD, LMNT
Stephanie is an award-winning registered dietitian who believes in empowering every individual to make nutritious food choices to support a healthy lifestyle. She believes in the power of food as medicine and loves sharing about nutrition with others.