Start this year on a fresh foot by saying goodbye to old eating habits and implementing a cleaner, healthier way of life.
Whether your new year resolution is to lose weight or just feel better, eating a balanced diet can go a long way. A healthy diet focuses on fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and protein, while staying away from refined and processed foods.
Eating a healthy diet can improve:
- Heart and brain health
- Immune system
For many of us, grocery shopping is a mindless task. We walk lackadaisically through the aisles, just to check things off our list and get out in a timely fashion. But, taking the time to shop smarter can have major benefits for your health. A good general rule of thumb is to stick to the perimeters of the grocery store; you’ll find more whole foods in the produce, meat, and dairy sections. Another helpful hint is to read the labels on food before you buy it. Avoid products with ingredients that are foreign to you and opt for foods with the least listed ingredients.
The second-best thing you can do to sustain a clean diet is to cook your own meals. By taking the ingredients into your own hands, you can control exactly what you’re putting into your body. Don’t settle for the sneaky added calories, sugars, and chemicals that are in packaged and fast food. Sharpen your chef skills with homemade nutrient-dense meals.
Get inspired by these healthy recipes for a balanced diet:
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Before starting a new health journey, it’s beneficial to check in on your body and see what areas you can improve in the most. The Colony ER Hospital can give you the insight you need on your health.
Our registered Dietician, Krista Ryan is happy to work with you on weight management, nutrition counseling, and creating a more balanced lifestyle through proper nutrition.
Our laboratory services also offer a full metabolic profile—measuring your glucose level, fluid balance, kidney and liver function.
Visit our facility at 4780 State Hwy 121 to give yourself the tools to take on a cleaner 2020!
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