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3 Tips for Healthy Eating

By Virginia Laird

Healthy eating, although not always popular, is best. While there are many who may prefer a diet loaded with sugar and other unhealthy items, these can wreak havoc on your health. Making changes to your diet can require determination because these changes are difficult. Health and wellness experts recommend that making one simple change to your diet each week (or month) can help you be encouraged about your healthy changes. A few tips these experts suggest you consider include:

  • Add veggies to every meal
  • Drink water at mealtime
  • Rely on lean protein

Add Veggies to Every Meal

Not only are veggies healthy, they are low in calories. This makes them a great addition to any snack or meal. Veggies bring to the table a plethora of natural vitamins and minerals that can help keep the body healthy. When selecting your veggies, experts say that green veggies are the best to choose. Still, any veggie is better than loading your plate with pasta, breads, and others starches. Consider adding vegetables to your meals starting today to find a healthier balance to your mealtime. 

Drink Water at Mealtime

Opting for water during your meals rather than any other beverage can best benefit your overall wellness. While other drinks can provide a great taste, they are littered with sugar and loaded with calories. Consuming these can help you pack on weight that you may prefer to avoid. Water helps you avoid the empty calories and encourages proper hydration. It can also help you feel full faster than consuming other beverages, which can assist in curbing your appetite. It is advised that to maintain good health you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Start making this healthy habit part of your meals right away. 

Rely On Lean Protein

When it comes to protein in your meals, experts admit that lean is best. This is generally suggested to be chicken and fish. Choosing lean protein can help you avoid many health issues, including issues with heart health, diabetes and risk of stroke. It is also recommended that you choose grilled over fried. While fried may be more appealing, it can wreck your health when consumed too often. Making this change in your diet can take some time, as changing your protein source can require you to adjust your love of certain foods. Still, making the effort to improve your health can be worth all the struggle.

Today is always the best day to begin improving your health by choosing to eat healthy. 

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

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