With the current fast-paced lifestyle that most of us are used to, we tend to pick the fastest, cheapest meal available. This means that most of us are not choosing a well-prepared, healthy meal. This type of improper nutrition is among the leading causes of improper health and weakened immune systems. Greasy, processed, fast foods may make us feel full but do not provide the essential nutrition we need. What better opportunity to revisit our meal choices than March’s National Nutrition Month?
Here are some quick tips to consider for a healthier lifestyle this National Nutrition Month.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables, especially those with high antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin D. They can become “fast food” if you take the time to wash, chop and bag them well in advance. With a little prep work, sliced carrots or grape clusters can become as easy to reach for as a cookie or snack chip.
- Consider vitamins or supplements to boost your immunity.
- Increase your water consumption to stay hydrated.
- Avoid food or drinks with high sugar concentration.
- Foods rich in protein can offer a boost in energy to power through the day.