Healthy eating is something we hear about and talk about often, however for many of us beginning our journey down the path of healthier eating, it can be quite overwhelming. Luckily there are plenty of small and simple ways you can improve your health and nutrition.
Read on to find out which small steps you can take today!
Eat a salad each day
One of the best ways to ensure you are eating a good selection of fruit and vegetables is to make a salad and eat it every day. Salads can be as simple or as complex as you’d like them to be. Just make sure they include plenty of fresh greens and vegetables with minimal dressings.
For something a bit more simple, all you have to do is add in these delicious salad ingredients and you’ll soon be converted!
Pre-prepare your meals
t’s so easy to fall into the unhealthy eating trap when you don’t have pre-prepared meals and snacks! Pre-preparing your daily meals and snacks helps you to stick to cleaner eating habits as you won’t be tempted to feast on the nearest thing you can find! We love these healthy protein snacks you can prepare at the start of the week to have on hand when hunger strikes. Ready to take your meal prepping to a new level? Check out our tips on how to meal prep like a pro!
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated is so important for so many reasons, including its role in regulating our body temperature, keeping joints lubricated, preventing infections, keeping our organs functioning properly, and more! If you’re struggling to stay hydrated, we suggest keeping a bottle of water with you at all times, so you can continue to sip on it throughout the day and keep your water intake up.
Other ways to keep hydrated is to consume fresh produce packed with water, such as watermelon, cucumber, celery and tomatoes. These ingredients are perfect for adding to your favourite salad so you can tick off two tips at once!
Swap out processed foods for fresh food
One of the easiest ways you can improve your nutrition is by swapping out processed and packaged foods and eating a diet filled with fresh foods such as vegetables, fruits and meats instead. The saying ‘ fresh is best’ is a motto to stand by, as processed foods typically contain a lot of hidden nasties, such as sugar, saturated fats and preservatives which aren’t great for your general health and wellbeing.
Ready to make these small steps towards better nutrition and a healthier you? Head into your local A Better Choice retailer to shop our range of fresh, quality produce.