Every year, March marks National Nutrition Month. Throughout this month, awareness is brought to the impact swapping to healthier food choices can make. The majority of your health is made in the kitchen, so what you choose to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner can make a dramatic difference to your health and mood.
It’s a common belief that it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you do enough exercise. The truth is that whilst exercise does burn calories, it’s much harder to burn off the negative effects from a bad diet than it is to simply not adopt that approach in the first place. Food choices have a far bigger impact on your body from just making you fatter or thinner – they impact our immune system, mental health and overall sense of wellbeing. Therefore, even if you are slim, it’s important to keep eating your fruits and veggies.
The general recommendation is to eat 5 sources of fruits and vegetables each day. However, this is actually a bit conservative. We should really be aiming for 8 and more. Try to eat two sources with each meal alongside a couple of snacks. This might sound difficult, but it’s easier than you think once you put your mind to it.
As well as this, try to branch out with your sources. Each different fruit and veg source brings its own unique benefits, so the more of a variety that you eat, the more benefits you receive.
Make sure to keep up to date this week with our posts as we share more tips and tricks for your diet!