We’ve all done it – start the New Year with the best intentions, only to abandon them in a few months. Maintaining a healthy diet is often at the top of many Canadians’ resolution lists. In fact, the Centrum National Supplements Survey found that 67 per cent of Canadians say they’ve made changes to their diets to eat healthier in the last year.
Making your nutritional heath a priority is a resolution worth keeping – and it can be easier than you think. Here are five tips from Theresa Albert, nutritional consultant and author of Ace Your Health, that you can start incorporating today, to maintain your healthy eating resolution all year long.
1. Go raw. Incorporate raw vegetables each day along with your usual cooked favourites. Rotate colours to make sure you hit all of the phytonutrients.
2. Incorporate a daily multivitamin. Support filling in the gaps in your diet with a multivitamin, such as Centrum, to help get the nutrients that might be missing.
3. A handful a day. Nuts, seeds and beans contain many of the nutrients hard to obtain from fruits and vegetables like zinc, magnesium and vitamin E.
4. Make each mouthful matter. Focus on nutrient-dense superfoods so that each mouthful matters. My favorites are: chia seeds, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, cranberries and eggs.