Can you guess the secret to a long and healthy life? It’s not expensive vitamins or pricey gym memberships. The answer is actually much simpler – eat better! By making small changes to your diet, you can drastically improve your health and well-being.
Many of us know that our best days are the days that we eat clean and we feel healthy. This is the same for everybody and here’s some tips to remember if YOU want to perform at your absolute best!
I. Drink WATER!
Drinking water is the best thing you can do for yourself and your body!
A Sip Of Water Now Can:
1. Help flush out toxins
2. Boosts energy levels
3. Aid in digestion processes by keeping our stomachs hydrated
4. Keep us looking young by maintaining great skin on a continuous basis
5. Prevent headaches!
What more could we ask from one little glass?
II. Eat Food For Fuel
III. Cook It!
When you cook your own food, it’s easier to avoid unhealthy ingredients and prepare a healthy meal. Studies have shown that people who regularly cook their own meals tend not only eat less but also maintain better health than those whose diets are based on processed foods or fast foods. I know that cooking your own meals can be tedious and time-consuming, but the results are well worth it. You’ll have a much healthier life!
IV. What Is “Full”?
We were all taught that we should never waste food. Finishing our meal is a cultural norm, but sometimes it’s good to leave what we’re eating on our plate. So, What is “Full”? For health, how much should we really eat? How much should be in our stomachs?: 1/3 food, 1/3 water, 1/3 air.
V. Go Local
The film Fed Up is a eye-opening look at the state of childhood obesity and nutrition in America. Experts recommend that families struggling with healthy eating habits take advantage by going local, cooking their own food! Local food not only gets you the freshest ingredients, but also supports your local community.
Food is fuel for the mind and body! When you’re about to embark on a long day, or have an intense workout or if your child has their big test today feed them food that will give them both physical and mental strength.
Food can be both our friend and foe; it provides us with energy when we need extra enthusiasm but sometimes becomes just another thing holding people back from achieving success because they don’t consume what’s best in terms of nutrition.
Michael Pollan is the author of Food Rules tells us: