Good nutrition is a key element of wellness. A healthy, well-rounded diet boosts energy and contributes to a positive mood. We know that poor nutrition contributes to irritability, low energy, increased stress and poor concentration. Taking the time to take care of yourself and eat healthy can go a long way toward promoting your overall well-being.
What You Eat
Proper nutrition is all about balancing how much you have of each type of food.
A healthy diet is made up of:
- protein foods: (poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts and lean meats)
- fat-free or low-fat dairy products
It is best to select foods that are low in saturated fats, sodium and added sugars.
When You Eat
Our bodies need fuel throughout the day to run properly.
Missing meals or waiting too long to eat can cause fatigue and irritability, and also increases the likelihood of both overeating and eating unhealthy foods at your next meal.
Starting the day with a good, healthy breakfast is ideal & eating something every few hours can help to keep energy and mood up throughout the day.
For more information on healthy eating and a balanced diet, check out ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Talk with your doctor to determine your individual nutritional needs and the best plan for your overall wellness.