Handy Nutrition Hacks for a Healthier You!
We’ve all been there–raring to eat healthily but falter when we do our grocery runs.
With the sea of available food choices, navigating through the aisles can be a dizzying chore.
Here are a few tips to help you skip the stress and fill your cart with healthier food choices!
Lemons Pack A Punch
Looking to level up your cooking? Try lemons!
Lemons help you lose weight and boost your immune system–one lemon alone contains half your daily dose of vitamin C.
Squeeze them on top of your favorite dish to add extra zest, or dunk a few slices in a jar for lemon-infused water.
Honey Never Spoils
Yes, you read that right. Honey lasts forever.
Its low moisture content keeps bacteria from surviving and it’s acidic enough to ward off most bacteria.
That’s how your jar of honey can stand the test of time.
Honey is rich in antioxidants and is good for your blood sugar levels.
Try replacing sugar with honey in your coffee, tea, and morning bowl of oatmeal.
It’s that easy to add honey into your diet. Now isn’t that sweet?
“Low Fat” Means “Added Sugar”
When striving to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s natural to gravitate toward labels that say low fat’ or ‘light.’
However, you might want to think twice. It usually means that the food contains added sugar, which can make you gain weight.
Sugar, not fat, is your diet’s main enemy.
Try to opt for food with low sugar content instead of low fat.
"Organic" Does Not Always Mean Healthy
In recent years, ‘organic’ and ‘gluten-free’ have become diet buzzwords.
However, just because something is promoted as such doesn’t mean it’s healthy.
Truth is, organic sugar is still sugar, and gluten-free junk food is still junk food.
Make it a habit to read the nutrition facts labels to help you pick your food wisely.
Not All Chocolate Is Bad For You
Here’s a bit of good news: you don’t have to give up chocolate to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Dark chocolate is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and can help lower your blood pressure and risk of heart disease.
When you’re craving something sweet, reach for a bar of dark chocolate. It’s actually good for you. Hooray!
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