Your Guide To Healthy Eating Part One
In this article, I am going to share healthy eating nutrition tips with you guys. And I think you’re especially gonna love these ones. Because they’re gonna help you improve your meal and snack choices and just boost healthy eating and nutrition all-around. Now some of these tips you might have heard of before, some of them though, are going to be completely new. At least I hope so. Well this is a little detailed so I’ll share it two parts. So, let’s dive in.
You Eat What You See
If you usually place a bowl of chips on your desk, maybe swapping it out for something like nuts might help. And when you open your pantry and chocolate is the first thing you see, chances are that’s what you’re gonna reach for. So, maybe try shifting it to the side or behind some of the dried fruit or trail mix. This isn’t to say that that food is forbidden, it just means we’re less likely to impulsively reach for it if it’s out of sight. And the same thing goes for drinking our fluids. Whether it’s tea or water, placing it in front of you while you work or study. It’s gonna increase the chances that you’ll take periodic sips and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Store Your Veggies In A Glass Container
Carrots and celery are awesome carrying devices for our favorite dips and sauces. But if you’ve ever tried to cut them up ahead of time to store in the fridge, you might have noticed that they lose their crunch. And sometimes they get this slimy film. So, there is a way to avoid that. And it’s just to store them in a glass container or jar with some water. It helps the veggies stay crisp and fresh. And they store in the fridge for a longer time. Just change out the water every couple of days or so. And keep in mind that the carrots will keep longer than the celery. Now I know some people might be worried about cutting up their veggies ahead of time. Because you feel you might lose some nutrients.
Factors That Cause Nutrient Loss
There are three factors that can cause nutrient loss and that are:
In this case there’s no exposure to heat or light, just oxygen. And the nutrient that’s most easily affected by this is vitamin C and sometimes vitamin E. But what you don’t lose are all the other incredible nutrients like fiber, some of the B vitamins, minerals and many more. So long story short, the benefit of eating pre-cut veggies, even with a little less vitamin C, it far outweighs not eating the veggies at all. Or reaching for less wholesome convenient foods instead.
Add Seeds To Your Nut Butter
If you go through a lot of nut butters. Then this healthy eating tip is for you. Peanut butter and almond butter especially are nutrient-dense but there’s something we can actually do to pump up the nutrition a little bit more. And how we can do that is with seeds. Seeds offer a unique combination of phytonutrients and antioxidants that have a whole bunch of health benefits. So take a full jar of peanut butter, empty out about a third of it, store that away to enjoy later. And to the large jar add a couple spoonful’s of some seeds. You can use whatever you have on hand. Sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, coarsely ground flax seeds, chia seeds, lightly toasted sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds are some of the options. Then give it a mix and store it in the fridge.
You can add it to oatmeal or spread it on toast. It just makes for a colorful and nutrient-packed addition to any meal. And if you can’t tolerate nut butters you can still make the seed mix alone and use it in the same way, like add it to smoothies or parfaits. I feel like it also makes the foods just look so much more vibrant and wholesome.
Fill A Container With Ingredients For Smoothie
You might have heard of this little hack to fill a few Tupperware containers with the ingredients you need for a smoothie. That way when you’re looking for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up. You just pop it into a blender, no chopping required, add a splash of plant milk or maybe some greens or nut butter to accompany it. It’s also an awesome healthy eating to use up leftover fruits that are at their peak ripeness.
So I have two ingredients that I want to recommend. These are nutrient-dense additions to your frosty drink. And trust me you can’t even taste them in there. First up is frozen zucchini. And this is especially great for people who can’t tolerate bananas or just don’t like the taste of it. Because it gives it a similar creaminess but without that banana flavor. And the second one is white beans. These are packed in protein, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants and again trust me, you won’t even know that they’re in there! So if you’re looking for a new twist to your smoothies give these two a try.
Well, this is it for the first part. See you in part two of guide to healthy eating tips.