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Healthy Resolutions For 2014!
Thinking of new resolutions for 2014? Try starting off the New Year with a few healthy choices.
Here are a few examples:
- Choose low sugar treats: We consume 355 calories, or 22 teaspoons, of added sugars a day. The American Heart Association advises that we eat much, much less than that. Try to eat more natural sugars such as ones contained in fruits.
- Eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids might just help you keep your blood pressure down. Researchers found that among 4,680 healthy adults, those who consumed the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets had the lowest rates of hypertension. Research also has found that omega-3s can help improve your mood. Try to get two servings of fish a week, particularly fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines and some types of tuna, which are rich in omega-3s. If you don’t like fish try walnuts and flax, which are good nonfish sources of omega-3s.
- Pile on the veggies: The majority of Americans don’t eat the daily recommended 3 or more servings of vegetables. Vegetables contain many healthy nutrients and fibers important for your body. If you don’t think any vegetables taste good, try roasting. Roasting vegetable caramelizes their natural sugars so they taste amazing.
Make eating healthy one of your New Year resolutions for 2014!