Eating right and exercising is a balancing act in our busy day to day lives. Often when we’re hungry or pressed for time, a donut or bag of chips seems to be the only thing that we have the energy to eat. Unfortunately, this can create a self-perpetuating cycle of exhaustion as our bodies become tired and dehydrated.
The key to building better muscles, overall better health and a fit body is the right nutrients. You can eat as many empty calories as you want and still feel hungry, because processed foods are lacking the vital nutrients the body needs to have true energy. Also, often the feeling of hunger is actually the body being thirsty.
Making your own fruit and vegetable juices at home is convenient and easy. You also will save money as produce costs are relatively low when compared to processed or pre-prepared meals.
Replacing a latte with a glass of juice can be one of the best things you ever do for your body. Fruits and vegetables are powerhouses of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for clear thinking, stable moods and better health. Proper nutrition can do everything from improving your mood to helping you lose weight.
When you’re making your juices, you can use a blender, food processor or a juicer. Drinking three glasses a day of healthy juices first thing in the morning will jumpstart your metabolism and have you instantly feeling healthier, more refreshed and ready to start your day. There are thousands of recipes for juices out there. Mixing fruits and vegetables helps to balance the sweet flavors and gives you more potassium and electrolytes.
Try juicing carrots and adding oranges and chia seeds for a protein-rich orange juice that is delicious and refreshing. When you’re making it in a blender, you can add water or coconut water for a medium to mix it. Green juices are also extremely healthy, and they give your skin a beautiful glow. Use cucumber, spinach, apples and mixed greens. Adding berries can also improve the flavor and give your body additional antioxidants to maintain weight and be healthy.
For more ideas and inspiration, check out one of our Podcast on some tips that will help you while trying to eat healthier.
Until the next post, keep living the fashionably fit life!