Wednesday January 6, 2021
Small changes can make a big difference to your health! Sometimes a New Year’s resolution can be a bit daunting.
Try This: Commit to incorporating one new #HealthingEating each week over the next six weeks.
You’re not depriving yourself of unhealthy food because you want to suffer, but rather because you want to enjoy better health!
You DO have a choice
Don’t allow junk food companies to lure you in with “Fat Free” or “Diet” or “Sugar Free”. When it comes to health, fresh fruits and veggies are best. Don’t be a slave to your taste buds or your cravings. Need to know what your cravings mean? Click here!
Easy #HealthyEating Tips
- Fill at least half your plate with superfruits and super-veggies. Colors like red, orange, and dark-green vegetables (tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli) are high in natural antioxidants. Click here for a list of superveggies
- Superfruits can serve as a healthy dessert alternative. Click here for a list of superfruits
- Cut back on unhealthy fats. Fats that are solid at room temperature such as butter, is hard on your cardiovascular system. Try coconut oil or avocado oil instead. Click here to learn why coconuts are so healthy for you
#HealthyEating Snack Tips
- Keep cut-up superfruits and super-veggies like carrots, bell peppers, or apples within easy reach.
- Drink a glass of water before each meal and snack. Usually the first sign of dehydration is hunger and not thirst.
- Bring healthy snacks with you to discourage purchasing unhealthy food options.
Easy #HealthyEating Cooking Tips
- Bake your food instead of frying it. Tip: Ask your server if there is a baked option when dining out.
- Skip the salt when cooking (especially if part of the meal is prepackaged) use herbs and spices to add flavor instead.
Tip: Wait at least 5min after adding salt before adding more. It takes that long for the flavor to develop.
- Serving size does not always equal portion size. Check the serving size and servings per container because what might seem like a typical portion could actually equal two or more servings.
Quality Over Quantity
Did you know? Not all calories are created equal!
Think about it: 2,000 calories of pizza won’t feed the cells of your body like 2,000 calories of superfoods would.
This is because your body digests certain types of nutrients differently.
Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates get converted to glucose (sugar) which is used to provide energy in the body. Too many carbohydrates (especially junk food) can cause the body to store excess as fat. Vegetables and/or fresh fruit are quality sources of carbohydrates.
Fats: Avocados, almonds, olive oil, walnuts, and coconut are great sources of healthy fats.
Avoid trans-fat, which is found in a lot of processed food like frozen pizza, cookies and chips.
Protein: When exercising, your muscles break down and require protein to rebuild and recover. Proteins are made up of smaller units called amino acids that are attached to one another by peptide bonds.
Did you know? Noni fruit contains 17 of the 20 known amino acids including all 9 of the essential amino acids. Feed your body Noni Fruit Leather for maximum nutrition while you get used to eating superfoods.
On our certified organic family farm, we grow, pick and process our unfermented noni at low temperatures (below 115F) to maintain the benefits of this superfood. Our Noni Fruit Leather is a raw food to feed the cells of the body.
Enjoyed this blog? Check out the rest of the Healthy Eating Series!