Getting all the nutrients we need each day doesn’t happen automatically, but that does not mean it has to be an arduous task. A few simple steps can help you quickly improve the nutritional values in your diet.
- Amp Up the Good Fats. Healthy fats like those found in olive oil, avocado, and walnuts are crucial for both brain and heart health. As an added bonus, eating healthy fats helps with satiety levels, which helps with weight loss. The Easy Way: Seeds like hemp, chia, and flax are great sources of essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6s. It’s effortless to sprinkle some in yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies and more.
- Stir in Your Super Foods. These days the importance of getting super foods like blueberries is no secret. Yet, it can still be a bit of a challenge to fit adequate amounts of super foods like kale into your diet. The Easy Way: Organic kale powder provides the health-conscious with a quick way to add all of the nutritional benefits of kale to their morning juice. Look for a kale powder with no artificial ingredients from a reputable manufacturer. A bonus of fermented kale powder is that it will stay shelf stable for a relatively long time, allowing you to have a super food on hand at all times.
- Pop a Multivitamin. Television shows and magazines can make it seem like you need to take every supplement under the sun. Instead of popping a variety of pills, focus on eating a diet filled with real foods. Even with doing this, there can still be gaps in the diet. The Easy Way: Fill in the gaps in your diet with a basic multivitamin. Choose a complete vitamin without excessive levels of any nutrients and skip other separate vitamin pills, unless otherwise directed by your physician.
You will likely find that making some easy “cheater’s” versions of changes will have you well on your way to a significantly healthier diet.