A Healthy Recipe for Life!
We can all fall off the healthy bandwagon at some stage of our lives. Finding comfort in all the wrong things on a daily basis. But sometimes all we need is a healthy reminder of how to nourish our bodies. Here’s a few key points to ensure you nourish your body the right way.
Drink plenty of water
Water is a natural detox. Often when we feel under the weather or run down it can be because we are dehydrated. Causing us to have headaches and feel a little nauseous. Try and make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to make sure you stay hydrated. You will feel much better for it in the long run and there are plenty of other benefits you will start to feel. Check out sites like webmd.com for more information.
Staying hydrated is different for each person . . . learn how to find your perfect hydration level (i.e. how much water do you need with this video):
Make sure you get a good source of omega-3
Fish and seafood is a vital part of a balanced diet. Wild-caught seafood is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Thankfully, getting decent fish and seafood is made easier with websites like Citarella.com. Need some inspiration to cook your favorite fish and seafood? Check my Red Snapper recipe, Fish with Leeks recipe (includes a video), Cedar Plank Salmon recipe, Coconut Shrimp recipe and many more on The Right Plan website.
Diets are never sustainable and sometimes can be completely unhealthy. While they may offer you short term results they can be difficult to maintain for the long term. Instead of restricting yourself try and ensure you keep things balanced. Treats are not necessarily bad for you in moderation. Let’s be honest . . . I’m never giving up deserts. Choose a healthy dessert recipe here.
Carbohydrates may be healthy for you
Some carbohydrates are healthy for us and our bodies. They provide longer lasting energy sources instead of quick rushes that we get from sugar intake. They are a great source of energy and should be included in our diet. Often people cut them out thinking they can cause you to put weight on, but this isn’t a sustainable solution for most people.
Never underestimate the healthy dark leafy greens! These nourish our bodies in so many ways. I’ve made an entire video series just on leafy greens. These are the types of carbohydrates you want to add to your healthy meal plans.
Consider your fiber intake
Soluble fiber is a carbohydrate that your body has difficulty breaking down into glucose (sugar). It can make you feel fuller for longer because it slows down your absorption. There are some good benefits to increasing your fiber intake in your diet, for example lowering your cholesterol level. Fiber enables you to release the energy obtained through your intake of carbohydrates slowly. Giving you a slow and steady, consistent glucose level in your blood stream.
Get plenty of protein
Finally, ensure that you get a decent amount of protein in your diet, especially when you are exercising regularly. Your muscles can break down while you exercise and protein can help repair and rebuild them. You can find protein in many different foods. Eggs are another great source of protein and this recipe makes it easy. Many people consider protein shakes after they exercise. It’s a great way of providing the nutrients your body needs, when it needs them. This healthy smoothie recipe is a simple solution.