4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Nutrition
“If I told you, you had one day to live and you could eat anything you want for the next
day, what would it be? These are the foods you need to find healthy alternatives for that
taste the same if not better using healthy ingredients. There really are alternatives to
EVERYTHING! Now keep these foods on hand at ALL TIMES so that when you crave them
you already have the healthier version!”
Clean Out & Reorganize Your Cupboards
Go through and toss any expired and processed foods to organize your fridge and cupboards
for healthier eating. After tossing heavy sauces, dips and snacks, replace them with bowls of
fruit, pre-cut veggies, plain yogurt for smoothies and dips and lighter salad dressings.
Slash Salt & Sugar
White sugar is an instant hit to your body and is linked to diabetes, inflammation, decreased
immune response, liver fatigue and some cancers. Cutting back on your salt lowers the risk of
heart disease, since salt stiffens the arteries and makes them rigid.
Switch Up Your Produce
Tired of apples, bananas and root vegetables? With spring comes fresh produce choices..
Things we see are asparagus, fiddleheads, mushrooms and berries. Other brightly-coloured
produce making more of an appearance at our grocery stores or farmer’s markets include
apricots, green beans, broccoli and more. The more colourful the fruit or vegetable, the more
vitamins and minerals it has. Choose local organic produce whenever possible – it’s fresher
since it hasn’t travelled as far, cheaper, tastier and not genetically modified.
Drink More Water
Don’t forget about your drinks. Skip sweetened beverages. Keep milk, sparkling water and
pitchers of plain water front and centre in your fridge. Add lemon, lime or orange slices – or mint
leaves to water for a refreshing drink.