While many of you have heard of or know what it means to have a good nutritional intake, we are not doing enough to ensure that what we are putting in our bodies is best for us. Good nutrition is essential to your health, and while some people think it is overrated, it’s not. There are different benefits to your body when you have good nutrition. You may even want to consider consulting with a nutrition coach to help you on your journey.
Managing your weight
Unfortunately, many persons think that to lose weight means they must stick to a rigid diet of unpleasant, tasteless food; however, that is far from the truth. Having a good nutritional intake is the best way to maintain a healthy diet. After which you will start losing weight.
Strengthening your immune system
For your immune system to function at peak performance, you must intake essential minerals and different Vitamins. Consuming wholesome foods will provide you with the correct nutrients needed for your body to perform properly, and once it does, you will be protected against viruses and other diseases.
Supporting your mental wellbeing
A proper nutrition can make you a happier person. The nutrients found in foods rich in protein, such as omega 3 fatty acids and iron, are boosters for your mood. You’ll always be in a better mood once your mental wellbeing is protected; you will also be protected against mental illnesses.
We’re now in a new year, and most people have set resolutions that they want to achieve that year. Better health is often on the list, and seeing that times are not as before, below is a list of how to improve your nutrition in 2021.
- Keep your calorie intake low, You can do this by researching what your intake should be for your age, gender, and activity level. From there, you can determine if you can intake less to lose weight or the exact amount to sustain your current weight.
- You can eat food, but you can consider controlling your portion. For years portions has always been an issue, but this year you’re going to make it so that you control the quantity of food you consume.
- Try to add more vegetables, protein, and food low in fat to your diet, and consume them daily to ensure you have a nutritional diet. These foods should be at least half of your plate size.
- Try to consume various kinds of seafood, such as fish, at least twice a week.
- Research a blog or videos that inspire you and take notes on eating healthy.
- To help heal your body better, you can consider adding more orange food to your diets, such as orange, butternut squash, pumpkin, and carrots.
- As much as you can reduce your sodium (salt) intake, this includes eating less processed foods. If you must eat processed foods, check the nutrition facts on the label to choose lower sodium foods.
- Cutting back on sugar and instead choose water or drinks that are low in sugar. Drinks such as soda, sports drinks, and other processed drinks are high in added sugar and excess calories.
- Eat at least three servings of foods rich in calcium, or you can take calcium supplements; this helps with strengthening your bones and also for bone growth.
- Instead of eating chips for a snack, trade them for nuts such as almonds, peanuts, pistachios, and walnuts.
- Include high fiber food such as beans in your diet, which are also high in protein.
- To ensure that you are eating healthy, you can keep a food journal; this will allow you to track what you eat every day and will also keep you motivated to continue eating healthy.