Proper nutrition is essential for a high quality of life and an overall sense of well being. Many Americans, however, struggle with knowing what foods are healthy to eat, and what foods are best consumed in very small doses, and so levels of obesity and weight-related disorders and diseases continue to rise.
Hard boiled eggs are a healthy and easily portable protein source. Boil a bunch and keep them in your fridge to take with you when on the go, or packing a lunch. They are economical and is a quick fix for when you are hungry. Protein keeps us feeling full and energetic.
To help you make the best nutritional choices, always read the labels before buying pre-packaged foods. These labels clearly lay out the positives and negatives of the item you’re about to eat, including such important factors as calorie content, saturated fats, sodium, and vitamins. The ingredients can also be helpful if there’s a specific food item you need to avoid.
Smoothies are a great diet drink that can also act as a meal or desert. All you need to make it is a blender, along with any ingredients necessary for the smoothie of your choice. Fresh fruit, yogurt, and milk are the main ingredients and all of those are exceptionally healthy foods.
Healthy Recipes Your Way!
Write down and collect healthy recipes. Cook books are expensive and seldom have all recipes that you love. Make your own instead. Buy a pack of index cards and use them to copy down any healthy recipes you try and enjoy. Print and keep in a binder. Or make a word doc, or build a website to house them all. Replace all those high calorie, unhealthy recipes you had been saving with the new ones.
It can be difficult, if not downright impossible, to fully enjoy life on a daily basis if your overall nutrition leaves much to be desired. Improving your nutrition, however, need not take days – by implementing the tips and suggestions listed, you can begin to feel the benefits virtually overnight!