- Go real and fresh — whole organic foods
- Drink lots of water
- Make wise choices when eating outside of home
- Snack wisely
- Indulge wisely
DON’T FORGET TO DRINK:
It is best to drink mostly water with some coffee, tea, and/or coconut water throughout the day. Water is essential, coconut water is naturally hydrating, and coffee and tea both have antioxidants and health benefits. Choose filtered water, pure 100% coconut water, and organic coffee and tea.
ON THE GO:
Choose wisely. Try to find a place that serves organic food or a juice/smoothie bar:
Again, choose wisely! Snack time should be thought of as fuel time. Your meals are your main food supply, but sometimes we need something to get us to our next meal. Snacks should do just that: fuel you right and get you to your next meal. A piece of fruit and a handful of nuts or some veggies and a source of protein are great healthy choices. Try to always have a little protein when you eat.
Want to indulge? Craving some chocolate? My favorite go-to is Green and Black’s Organic 70% Dark Chocolate, but these Peanut Butter Cups are great, too! When buying chocolate, you want a high cacao percentage. Cacao is the natural form, so it is preferred, but life isn’t perfect and sometimes you’re not in the right place at the right time. Make the best decision you can or try to hold off to a time you can make a wise decision.
Benefits of dark chocolate — because of the superfood, cacao
1. High in antioxidants (chart below on foods antioxidant rich foods–dark chocolate is #2!)
2. Source of natural fat (that doesn’t raise your cholesterol levels)
3. Rich in minerals such as magnesium, copper, potassium, and iron
4. Can help lower blood pressure
*Information and chart above provided by Allchocolate.com
Stick to these tips to ensure you are practicing healthy eating habits, no matter the situation.