Spring Clean Your Diet and Start Eating Healthy this Spring
Spring gives is us a chance for a fresh start. But what about your eating habits? Why not make a fresh start in your diet too and start eating healthy this spring?
There are many fresh vegetables that grow in spring. Don’t miss to take advantage of the health benefits they offer and add them to your diet. Artichokes are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and fiber. Asparagus is another healthy vegetable full of vitamin K, which is great for your heart and bones and it helps prevent cancer. Fresh spring peas taste so much better than frozen peas. They grow only over a period of a few weeks in spring, so make sure you eat plenty of them. They are a great source of vitamin C, K and several B vitamins and some minerals. You can add them to salads, smoothies, stir-fries, you name it.
Make Small Healthy Changes
Small changes can have long lasting impact on your health. For example, reduce your red meat intake and replace it with plant-based protein such as beans or nuts. What you drink also affects your health, so try to replace soda with water or other healthier drinks when possible. When cooking use olive oil instead of butter. Olive oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which are great for your health. However. the best source of omega-3 fatty acids is fish, so if you don’t cook fish at home, make sure to order it as often as possible when eating out.
Let’s face it, when you want a snack you reach out to your cabinet which is full of chips, crackers and candy. How about giving yourself healthier snack options? Stack your fridge with fruit, vegetables, yogurt and cheese. You can also add a few hard-boiled eggs. These snacks can give you an energy boost, while providing essential nutrients.