When it comes to getting more nutrients into your body, there are many ways to do this. I’d like to share with you five of the ways that have worked well for my family and are easy to implement!

Sometimes we don’t always know why. Why add more nutrition to your diet? I want to share with you a few reasons why before we dive into the how.

  • It’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s what fuels are body to work well overall. Just like you wouldn’t put Windex in your gas tank, for the majority of the time we need to be putting good fuel in our bodies!

 

  • When combines with physical exercise, it can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

 

  • Can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.

 

  • It supports your overall health. And we all want to be feeling well from day to day!

 

5 Ways to Get more Nutrients Into Your Body

1.) Eat lots of fresh vegetables  Plants have the highest amount of nutrients among all foods. It’s fun to eat them in many ways; fresh, roasted, steamed, boiled. When it comes to boiling, always choose steaming so that the nutrients don’t soak into the water. Steaming vegetables leave the nutrients in them!

2.) Choose whole grains instead of refined grains  Refined grains are stripped of their nutrients! It’s basically eating empty calories. We want nutrient-filled calories! Whole wheat flour, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, etc.

3.) Supplementation  Add in some premium supplements can make a big different to your overall health and well-being. I suggest adding in a premium multi-vitamin. I also really like some sort of fruit-veggie powder to add to your drink or smoothies. I love mine…tastes so good and gets me 2-3 extra servings of vegetables! Perfect for busy days.

4.) Apply food hacks  What I mean is, find ways to incorporate more plants into your diet without much expense. For example, I’m currently loving cauliflower rice. I sub half brown rice with cauliflower rice. Or I will add it into a dish that needs more nutrition. Other examples would be using romaine instead of iceberg lettuce. Or Beans instead of meat.

5.) Fruit and veggie smoothies  This is great for added nutrition because they are filled with nutrient-dense ingredients. See Green Smoothie recipes They are also quick to make, tastes delicious, and can quickly be turned into a meal by adding in nuts, plant-protein powder, or avocados!

Many more ways we can get added nutrition into our bodies…what’s worked for you?

Hope you found these tips to be helpful!

-Laura 

 

*By the way, if you’re really looking to really clean up the way you eat without the struggle, we love doing our 14-Day Clean Eating Challenges! And we are getting ready to kick one off! Meal Plans, grocery lists, and accountability…Who wants in!? Comment “Group” below, include your Facebook Handle, to get in!