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Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living

Eating healthy is one of the most common goals people aim for at the beginning of a new year, but do we really know what it means to “eat healthy”? With the constant influx of information that we are exposed to on the internet, it can feel overwhelming to know what advice to listen to or prioritize. In order to help you narrow down what eating practices to implement, we have listed the main points of nutrition to best guide you in your health journey this coming year. We have also listed rituals that will keep your digestive system in order so that you may properly reap the benefits of your healthy eating. 

The Food Pyramid and What Nutrients We Really Need

The food pyramid is a concept that we are introduced to from an early age, but as we start to grow up there are an array of claims that cloud our mind when it comes to what a healthy diet is supposed to look like. In reality, the concept of eating healthy does not need to be complicated. Instead, it can be boiled down to the food pyramid we were taught at the beginning. 

The food pyramid gives us a visual representation of the different aspects of healthy eating that come together to make up the pyramid and thus a well-rounded diet

Here are the different levels of a food pyramid: 

  • Fruits and vegetables 
  • Whole grains, rice, pasta
  • Dairy products
  • Meat, poultry, fish, eggs
  • Healthy fats and oils 

These are all parts of a healthy diet that we should be prioritizing on a daily basis. However, if you struggle with food intolerance, be sure to adapt the food pyramid accordingly. That is the beauty of the pyramid, you can really adjust to your own preferences and needs, but it acts as a wonderful outline for you to begin with. 

The following are the specific nutrients you need to include in your diet to successfully achieve a healthy diet: 

  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water

When a new year begins, it is natural to want to start eating healthy, because it acts as a fresh start for us to begin anew. This year, do not overcomplicate achieving this goal and avoid the diet fads that are circulating the internet. Instead, stick to the tried and true basics. You might find that you are more likely to stay dedicated and your body will thank you for it! 

Tips on How Best to Maintain A Healthy Digestive System

Your digestive system needs to be happy and healthy in order for you to successfully reap the nutrients from the food you are consuming. Luckily, your digestive system does not require too much maintenance. Here are some general tips on how to support your digestive system so that it may support you properly in your health journey this coming year! 

  1. Take an Anti Bloat Probiotic - Probiotics are your best friend. They are live microorganisms that work to protect your digestive system by increasing the amount of beneficial bacteria in your gut and protecting against harmful bacteria. Probiotics can be consumed in the form of a supplement for bloating or certain food substances. Our Probiotic Renu gives you all the support of a normal probiotic supplement and then some! It contains all-natural ingredients all aimed towards supporting your health! 
  2. Drink Water - Water tends to be overlooked in the health journey, but is actually one of the most essential parts to it! Be sure that you are keeping your body hydrated so that you can avoid experiencing digestive complications, bloating, and inflammation. 
  3. Relieve Stress - A healthy digestive system requires more than just physical health. You need to be working on your mental health as well. When you experience prolonged stress or anxiety, your digestive system will go into overdrive and not be able to do its job. Be sure to keep an eye on your emotions in 2024! 
  4. Take A Digestive Enzyme Supplement - Digestive enzymes work to help your body properly digest and absorb nutrients from the foods you are consuming. While your body produces digestive enzymes naturally in areas such as your saliva, sometimes it needs an extra bit of support. An enzyme supplement such as Sexy & Slim can help to give you that support in an efficient and convenient matter. 

Eating Habits That Are Necessary to Achieve Healthy Eating 

Reaping the benefits of a healthy diet requires one to also implement healthy eating habits. Here are a list of healthy eating habits you should consider following in 2024: 

  1. Consistent Meals - Everyone’s meal schedule is going to look a little different, but regardless of that, we should all work to eat consistently throughout the day. Consistent meals help to ensure your body is getting a constant influx of nutrients that it uses to give you strength and energy. 
  2. Cut Down on Unneeded Artificial Sweeteners and Unhealthy Fats - A healthy diet most definitely encourages balance and treating yourself from time to time. This being said, we recommend trying to limit your intake of artificial sweeteners and junk foods to a minimum. Pick and choose moments to treat yourself to these otherwise inflammation-inducing meals. 
  3. Be More Mindful During Mealtime - Consuming one’s meals is a sacred act, and should be treated as such. Your body does feel the difference when you are choosing to be fully immersed in the moment during eating and when you are distracted. Try to limit your distractions when eating to honor your body and the food you are consuming. 
  4. Avoid Binge Eating - Binge eating is a common act that tends to be triggered by limiting yourself too much. If cutting something out of your diet completely is going to eventually cause you to binge on said food, try and slowly cut it out of your diet instead. Give yourself grace and allow yourself the chance to properly improve your diet. Trying to do too much at once can sometimes lead to a burst of unhealthy habits. 

We hope that whatever your health goals are in 2024, that you take care of your mind, body, and spirit this coming year!

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