More Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living & Wellness
Confused about healthy living and eating? Between the media’s hype over the latest super foods and diet trends – like juicing and the Paleo diet – it is easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding healthy meals. Our Birmingham chiropractor
can help with a few easy tips to follow.
At Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we believe that healthy meals don’t have to be complicated. Our whole body approach to diet brings balance to the body. By feeding our bodies the nutrients we need to truly thrive, we can enjoy more energy, greater alertness, a reduced risk for chronic illness, and an enhanced sense of well-being.
The Right Foods for a Healthy Diet
#1: Eat whole foods. “Whole foods” is not just an upscale grocery chain; it’s also a term for foods that are unprocessed and unrefined. Whole foods do not contain added sugars, salts, fat, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Although instant, fast food is a convenience to our busy schedules they do not reap the nutritional benefits your body needs to thrive. The more artificial ingredients we put in our bodies, the worse we feel. Make healthy replacements for meals and snacking that does not involve a trip through the drive-thru.
#2: Eat fresh. Say goodbye to the prepackaged, processed foods that are making your body sick. Processed food has minimal nutritional value and is typically packed with preservatives. For example, rather than buying canned vegetables or soup, eat fresh vegetables or make your own soup at home. You will enjoy a delicious, healthy meal without additives, extra salt, or unnecessary chemical preservatives.
#3: Eat seasonally. Eating local, fresh produce at the peak of its ripeness delivers a variety of essential nutrients and vitamins to your body. Struggling to add more fresh vegetables to your diet? Sign up for a weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery and enjoy a bounty of seasonal vegetables like squash, tomatoes, kale, cucumbers and peppers.
How do you incorporate healthy meals into your wellness lifestyle?