Eating healthy improves everything

Cut up your favorite selection of ready to eat fruits and veggies such as apples, carrots, strawberries, or cucumbers and put them in the front of the refrigerator so that is it an “easy” healthy on the go snack when you are in a hurry or have the urge to munch. If your can’t resist the chips and cookie section of the grocery store and simply must buy unhealthy snacks, store them somewhere you will have to work hard to access, don’t make it easy. For example cabinet above the refrigerator or place you have to use a stool to reach. My husband use to hide my sour skittles there and after two times climbing on the counter to get them I finally gave up the struggle. I meal prep every sunday for the entire week saving on time and money, resisting the urge to eat out. Nutritious affordable foods include brown rice is great for side dishes. Casseroles, fried rice & under 2 bucks, whole wheat grain pasta for hot or cold pasta dishes also under 2 bucks. Nonfat greek yogurt is a quick snack but I use mine for smoothies and parfaits with fresh fruit, oats, or granola on top in the morning under 1 dollar. Fruits and vegetables should always be at the top of your grocery list. Eating healthy is more expensive than eating junk food. Harvard studies reveal healthy diets are between 1.50 to 2.00 more per meal than that of an unhealthy diet. I usually buy fresh produce from the farmers market but if I’m wanting to save time and money I buy frozen fruits and vegetables, in fact I find berries to be cheaper and already prepared for smoothies. And you don’t have to worry about it ruining or going to waste. Costco and Sam’s both have a package of 10 with individual pre-packaged serving sizes for your convience. Drop them in your bullet with 2 cups of almond milk or 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of oats and YUM. The basic idea to eating clean is to choose foods that are close to their natual state and completely avoiding artificial foods or additives. Food such as kelp, ginger, mushrooms, and beets heal your body naturally. Kelp is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and lowers thyroid levels. If its green you need it; kale, spinach, & avocado are my favorite superfoods. Studies suggest mushrooms have the ability to fight certain cancers, and instead of beef I grill a portobello mushroom and dress it like most people do the american classic burger, an excellent substitute for meat and very satisfying. Remember the saying you are what you eat? Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body. What you eat effects your skin, hair, bones, muscles, mood, and immune system. Mcdonalds, smoking, and pepsi’s offer your body zero benefits leaving you susceptible to premature aging because you’re preventing your body from regenerating or making new cells. You can change the way you look, feel, and think just by avoiding the crap of convience foods. It’s faster to prepare a salad than it is to wait in the drive through. Munch on a carrot instead of french fries if you want clear and glowing skin. The junk is high in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, high calorie, low nutrients and something you should avoid. Looking good is one thing but feeling good is most important.

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