Many people feel a renewed sense of optimism and energy during spring, and you can put this to good use by spring cleaning your health and especially your diet.
Overhaul Your Diet
Cut back on processed foods and instead choose healthier foods, such as fruits and vegetables, better protein and healthy fats. Many ready prepared foods contain preservatives to increase shelf life and excess sodium, so avoid foods that have a long list of unpronounceable ingredients.
Eat Seasonal Foods
It’s a great time of year to eat seasonal produce and especially produce grown locally. These foods are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are naturally tasty. Ideally, you need to eat between 2 ½ and 3 cups of vegetables daily.
Reach for Naturally Sweet Fruit
If you have a sweet tooth, try replacing biscuits and chocolate with naturally sweet fruit. Use it to sweeten plain yoghurt for a fresher and healthier dessert. When you do occasionally need something sweet, opt for a couple of squares of high-quality, lower sugar dark chocolate.
Once you get used to eating less heavily processed foods, you’ll find it difficult ever to go back and especially as your taste buds adjust to naturally flavourful foods. These foods will also give you plenty of energy if you’re thinking of overhauling your fitness regime.