ONE thing that the pandemic and the work-from-home setup brought is that many forgot to eat healthy, and aside from the fact that many would choose to ignore that something’s happening with their health, that is, unless something bad happens, knock on wood.
But one thing positive about the pandemic is that it thrust health and well being into the consciousness of many. Now more than ever, individuals are finding ways to live healthier lifestyles, whether that means taking precautions against getting sick, eating wholesome and nutritious food, or managing a healthy weight.
A quick Google search about healthy living and dieting will result in a ton of information that it can be hard to know what is accurate. Be wary of fad diets all over social media that promise quick and easy results. The truth is these quick fixes don’t work. What does work is a lifestyle change. It’s more sustainable, too. Here are a few tips to make a healthy change to one’s lifestyle.
Munch on good snacks
Not all snacks are bad. Go for snacks that include protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Good snacks also help curb sugar cravings. In fact, snacking is beneficial when increasing intake of nutrient-rich foods for a burst of energy. Snacks that are good to have on hand are those that will keep the stomach full throughout the day. Consider the Macro Fruit Free Muesli Bar and Classic Fruit & Nut Muesli Bar for great sources
Eat whole, organic food
Whole foods are those that have not been overly processed. They have many benefits because they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that help keep the immune system and body strong. Try products that can be used in more ways than one such as Macro Tomato Garlic & Basil Chunky Pasta Sauce which can be used as a sauce for fish or chicken. Another versatile product is Macro Quick Oats
which can be used in baking or to make a classic oatmeal recipe or overnight oats.
These products promise more than just great taste, but also healthier alternatives to traditional ingredients.
Stock up on superfoods
Superfoods are those that are rich in antioxidants, good fat, and fiber. Instead of foods that are high in sugar, consider superfoods like Macro Turmeric Latte and Macro Black Chia Seeds. Turmeric helps lower inflammation levels in the body and reduces the risk of health problems. Chia seeds on the other hand are packed with antioxidants and fiber which can help lower high blood pressure and regulate the
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