Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle? Of course you do. Well that requires you to be very aware of what you put in your body. Whether you want to drop that extra ten pounds, or just be a little more energized and not so tired, you must pay close attention to that one body that you have. Some of the ways that you can do this is by being aware of the calories you are consuming. You should also eat more vegetables, drink more water and a little less meat.
So you say don't like vegetables or fruit. Well, there are many ways to creatively consume these through healthy drinks such as fruit smoothies or veggie whole drinks. Why are fruits and vegetables so good for the body? Fruits and vegetables are low in calories. Anything low in calories tend to be good for you but not always necessarily good to you. Keep in mind your health is more important than your taste buds. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Antioxidants are wonderful at cleansing the body and they help reduce the risk of disease. So how much fruit and vegetables do you need? According to US dietary guidelines you need 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables on a daily basis. With the fast paced society we live in that has a fast food restaurant on every block, I wonder if people are adhering to the guidelines.
Be creative in how you get your fruit and vegetables. Grab a yogurt, eat a salad, put banana on your cereal or just pack an apple in your bag on break for work instead of the candy bar. Also don't dismiss can or frozen vegetables. They can be just as nutritious as the fresh choices. The best choices are those that are organic without the preservatives.
Then don't forget your water. Many people walk around tired and fatigued not realizing they are dehydrated, and all they need is water. When you are adequately hydrated many good things can happen. You are not as exhausted, not as hungry and one of the best things that water can do is boost your metabolism. Who doesn't want that! Water simply keeps that motor running and your body functioning properly. It is always surprising when people confess that they don't like water. Hey! That's what you're completely made up of. If plain water doesn't work for you, then add some fruit or vegetables slices for color and flavor.
Start today to eat, drink and live a more healthy lifestyle. You are what you eat. No more dragging. Get on the move to live longer while staying focused, drinking water and eating green.