For some, not eating healthy could be because they really don't know which
foods are nutritious and which aren't. For others, it might simply be the
misconception that healthy foods cannot be prepared quickly.
Here are a few tips about the importance of good nutrition:
- Avoid eating too many processed foods
Convenient yes, healthy no. They are overloaded with sugar,
carbohydrates and sodium, which can lead to obesity and diabetes.
- Exercise alone is not enough
you're exercising but not feeling fit or getting to that desired weight, it
could be your diet.
- Nutritious foods with fast prep time
Fresh salad greens topped with grilled (not fried) chicken is fast,
easy and healthy.
- Here's a healthy zero-prep lunch
Whole piece of fruit, organic yogurt, baby carrots and sliced turkey wrapped
in a whole wheat tortilla.
- Looking for a quick bite?
Cut up some
fresh tomatoes - they are loaded with vitamin C and help to lower blood
- Feeling a little hungry mid-afternoon?
Try a smoothie with coconut milk and fresh or fresh frozen fruit (avoid those
with added sugar). Pineapples have natural sugar so they satisfy that craving
for something sweet.
- Can't say enough about fresh vegetables
Support your local farmer by visiting a neighborhood farmer's market or
produce store weekly. Farm fresh produce is less expensive and fresher. You're
not paying for triple washing, trimming, packaging and refrigeration. These
vegetables aren't nearly as fresh; they've spent days in transit and in the
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