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Healthy Eating Begins at Home

By Virginia Laird

Although most would love a magic remedy for improving health and losing weight, this is not a choice. Health and wellness experts suggest that many of the things that can be done to improve your health can happen in your own home. With a little willpower and determination, you can make the changes in your diet necessary to improve your health. Although these changes may not come easy, improving your health is worth the struggle. A few tips offered by these experts include:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Give up sugar
  • Plan meals that are well-balanced

Drink Plenty of Water

Health and wellness experts advise that water should be a staple in your diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. Most suggest that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces each day to stay properly hydrated. Because the body needs water to maintain proper function it is necessary that you begin to make consuming enough water a top priority right away. If you struggle with drinking plain water, it may be wise to give a flavored water a try.

Give Up Sugar

One of the healthier decisions you can make is to give up sugar. For those who struggle with a sweet tooth, this can be quite the challenge. Research suggests that consuming too much sugar can lead to heart disease, increase your risk of developing diabetes, and lead to many other health-related issues. Some report that giving up sugar actually boosts energy levels. If you are serious about making changes to your health, try giving up sugar.

Plan Meals That are Well-Balanced

A well-balanced meal goes a long way when trying to improve your eating habits. Research suggests that meals that are properly planned and offer the right combination of nutrition can lead to improved health and wellness. Experts advise that a well-balanced meal is one that is based on veggies and accompanied by lean protein (fish and chicken) with little bread and pasta (served occasionally). Some admit that making changes to your diet can take time. It is best to begin these changes slowly to help you be successful.

Now you are ready to begin making a few small changes to your diet which can help improve your health and the health of your family. Good luck and may you enjoy these healthy changes!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Citrus Heights, Calif.

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