It’s that time of the year again, when we try to stick to our New Year’s Resolutions.
If you look around, you’ll notice many ads are about fitness and exercise equipment – but the best place to start might just be with smart nutrition.
Diet is critical to your health: If we all followed recommended guidelines for the proper daily intake of foods — foods that include fruits, dairy, vegetables and meat — we would see a huge decrease in deadly diseases such as heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure.
Water is a vital component to an overall healthy diet.If you make water your primary beverage of choice, you will ensure you are drinking a zero-calorie, no chemical drink instead of a high-calorie or high-chemical alternative such as soda.
Fruits such as berries are a great source of antioxidants, as well as other chemicals your body uses to repair and prevent some of the damage caused by aging. Here’s an easy way to hit health targets: Try to add an extra piece of fruit or an extra vegetable to your diet each day until you achieve the correct number of daily servings.
Fish and Nuts
Like fruit, fish and nuts are healthy as they are great sources of Omega 3s and improve your good cholesterol.
If you try to change one thing about your diet each week, you will begin to view these changes as habit over time, and start taking steps to a healthier lifestyle.