A healthy diet paves a way for a healthy heart and lifestyle. As explained in the Body Article, what you put into your body and how well you treat it, will have a direct correlation on your actions, feelings, and health. The word “diet” does not mean you have to jump through crazy hoops and cut out all the things you love! It’s not an “all or nothing choice” to clean up your eating. Each individual will need to listen to their body in order to provide it with the proper nutrients it needs to support their desired lifestyle. With that said, there are some common suggestions on how to improve your diet. One way you can monitor a healthy diet can be by proportioning the amount of macros you put into your body from the type of food you’re eating on a daily basis. Of course limiting processed and sugar-filled foods from your diet will help to show incredible results, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut things out completely. A good rule of thumb is to reward not punish. Another huge step to contribute to a healthy diet is to switch to whole grain or whole wheat breads. With this small step, you’ll get more fiber, antioxidants and inflammation-fighting phytonutrients. Some people like to visualize what should be on their plate as far as the proportions of veggies/fruits to grains to proteins etc. No one person is the same, but a great source for finding your suggested nutritional needs is choosemyplate.gov.
All in all, cleaner eating doesn’t have to be boring!! Below you will find some tasty meals that can contribute to your body conscious eating initiatives. Enjoy 🙂