Nutrition plays a pivotal role in our performance in life. Whatever we put into our body will affect our brain function, our body, and our energy levels. This is why sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves of the nutritional pillars for a healthy life.
Minimally Processed Foods
Whether you are on a fertility diet plan or you just want to be healthier, remember that whole foods and minimally processed ones are the best courses of action. Of course, this is very difficult to follow. If you have a diet where you can aim for approximately 90% whole foods and 10% whatever you want, this means you are winning the battle. Sometimes, we can find ourselves going for processed foods because there’s no other choice. When we prepare and bring a packed lunch into the office, this is going to make a massive difference. Sometimes we have to minimize our choices in order to be healthier.
Drinking More Water
A very simple thing, but a greatly underestimated one. We have to remember that water is key to transporting nutrients around our bodies. And even on a very basic level, water is approximately 60% of the human body. If you are properly hydrated, you’re going to function better. Water is a vital component for the body and the brain, and because we tend to take water for granted, we don’t have as much of it in our diet. Sometimes, we can consume foods that have water in them, but also remember that there is such a thing as over-hydrating. Put simply, having adequate water will make a big difference to your well-being.
Reduce or Limit Your Sugar Intake
Of course, we all know how bad sugar is for us, but we need to remember that there is a limit to our intake of sugar. For many people, it can be impossible to reduce sugar or eliminate it, but the best thing for you to do is to become more aware of your daily intake. Sugar comes in many different forms. For example, if you find ingredients in your foods containing dextrose, fructose, or maltodextrin, these are all terms for sugar. Sugar can give you that boost but you have to remember that it will follow with a crash. Sometimes, we’ve got to find a healthier alternative to sugar, for example, honey or agave nectar, but if we feel that we need that sugar intake, it’s about having enough and realizing when we are satisfied.
Eating at Least Two Meals a Day
You may think that you are hungry, but you could be bored! If you are trying to look after yourself properly, you need to be aware of your food intake. There is a lot of benefit to fasting, but it’s about making sure that you are not under-nourishing yourself. By having two meals a day, you are going to focus on good quality nutritious meals, and by avoiding snacks, you’re not going to be taxing your digestive system too much. Having two meals a day could make a big difference to your digestive system, and your health in general.