Good nutrition should be a simple, cut and dry subject with clear guidelines that makes it easy to practice. The problem arises in that there are so many opinions and contradicting ideas about different aspects of nutrition, and each person’s body is different to a certain extent. Food labels also tend to be confusing and a bit hard to verify if the food is healthy or not. This article discusses some of the ways you can make nutrition easy, and not something that constantly overwhelms you.
Replace french fries in your children’s meals with baked potato. Sever the potato in half and use peas, cheese, and tomatoes to construct a smiley face on each half.
Water plays a vital role in remaining healthy. Though your body is primarily water, you must still make efforts to stay hydrated. A goal should be to drink a minimum of eight glasses every day for optimum health.
Be aware of how often you consume soda, juices, or other highly caloric drinks, and try to substitute half of them with plain water. Sometimes people drink lots of these unhealthy drinks without being aware of their total consumption. If you know what the total is, you have a better understanding of the drinks you may be drinking too much of.
Eat garlic for more nutrients and illness prevention. Being a natural antibiotic, garlic can help strengthen your immune system. It is a delicious and versatile flavor enhancer to a wide range of dishes. Garlic is also delicious when slow roasted at 325 degrees in the oven, then spread on a piece of whole wheat toast.
Reading was the easy part! Putting into practice what you have learned will take a little more effort but be well worth the energy spent and even give you more energy in the long run. You have taken the initial steps necessary to begin positive changes in your consumption habits and once you put them into action you will be much happier and healthier for it!
As important as it is to start feeding important nutritious food for our overall body fitness, we must understand that it is just as crucial to do a checkup and keep up our mental fitness in order to live a fulfilled and happy life. One of the simplest to do so is by taking the Mental Fitness Challenge (thanks to Orrin Woodward and LIFE). The pre-challenge survey contains highly important questions regarding our mental strengths in many categories and what we need to work on. the challenge itself is a 90-day program containing audio CDs, tracker sheets, books and quite uniquely, the ability to invite others to give you something called 360 feedback where they share their honest (hopefully) observations of your strengths and weaknesses.