FIVE simple ways to improve your nutritional status!
Consuming at least 2 litres of water per day is essential for normal bodily function and is used in every cell in your body. I love lemon squeezed in a glass of water first thing in the morning is a great way to wake up, is a boost to your immune system and your liver will love you for it. If you love doTerra Essential Oils, one drop of lemon in your water (adults only) is even more effective.
2. Whole Foods
It is no secret that when it comes to food, fresh and colourful is best. Vitamins/minerals, proteins, fats & complex carbohydrates are essential in our diet. Processed food contains excessive sugars, chemicals and other nasties that negatively affect our mental and physical health.
3. Mindful Eating
Simply put, mindful eating is listening to what your body is telling you. Stop when you are satisfied before you feel overfull. How does this food/beverage make you feel? Being conscious of your food and beverage choices can have a significant impact on both your physical and mental health. As the saying goes, you are what you eat!
4. Sugar and Processed foods
Did you know that any unused sugar in your body is converted to and stored as fat? Sugar can negatively affect our health and over-consumption of excess sugars can lead to Type 2 Diabetes and other health complications. Processed foods are void of nutrients and often ladden with sugar and artificial colours, flavours & preservatives. Many of these are proven to directly affect behaviour and cognitive function.
5. Healthy fats and quality protein
Healthy fats & lean protein will nourish every cell within your body as they are jam-packed full of vitamins and essential minerals. Responsible for growth and repair, we all need these babies to operate at our optimal level and to avoid tiredness. We love nuts, seeds, avocado and deep sea fish like salmon.