Updated: Oct 24, 2021
These 12 tips cover some basics of healthy eating that can help you make better choices.
The key is to eat the right foods, stay active and drink lots of water. Eating a wide range of colours in your meals will make sure you have a balanced diet and your body is receiving the nutrients it needs.
Tip #1: Breakfast - eat a balanced breakfast is a key to restoring blood sugar levels after an overnight fast that happens. Eat foods such as oatmeal, muesli, and eggs on Ezekiel bread.
Tip #2: Drink UP - Dehydration can affect your concentration and energy levels. The amount of water you drink can vary by person, environment, or exercise levels, so use the colour of your pee as your guide. The colour should be pale straw.
Tip #3: Eat Healthy Fats - Helps to get your energy levels up and they can be used to produce hormones that help you cope with stress. Examples of healthy sources of fats are Avocados, eggs, and chia seeds.
Tip #4: Protein - eating enough protein is great for mental alertness. Eating too many carbohydrates can leave you feeling tired. Examples of good protein, eggs, greek yogurt, cheese, lentils, bean and organic meats.
Tip #5: Balance your plate - fill your plate with 1/3 of carbohydrates, 1/3 protein, 1/3 fruits and vegetables. Lots of vegetables...yummy
Tip #6: Cut your caffeine - too much caffeine can lead to feelings of irritability and sleepless nights. Try Dandelion Blend, its a great natural alternative for coffee and all natural.
Tip #7: Write it down - Keep a diary of food. It will keep you mindful of what your putting in your mouth.
Tip #8: Bulk up your meals - Cook large batches of soups, stews and chili and freeze them to ensure you have lots of healthy meals available.
Tip #9: Go Green - try to eat 8 or more portions a day of vegetable and fruits, a 3:2 ratio of vegetables..
Tip #10: Be an Iron lady - Keep your iron intake up by eating eggs, green leafy vegetables, broccoli or Asian greens, cereals such as lentils, whole grain or lean organic meat.
Tip #11: Magnesium - helps relax the boy and help with the hectic lifestyle. Good choices are pumpkin or sesame seeds, almonds and leafy spinach.
Tip #12: Snack smart options - Keep sugar down...go for natural snacks with a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fats. This will slow down your digestion system for sustained release of energy. Examples are Carrots and hummus, or Nut butter on crackers, or fruit and yogurt.
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