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Good health is so important. Keeping your family healthy shouldn’t be hard. Just small changes can make a big difference. We didn’t really try to be healthy until our second child was born and my parents moved in. With so many people in one home it was time to get healthier! We’ve noticed that we all have more energy, we’re getting sick less often, and we just feel better overall. These are just basic health tips, we’re always looking for more strategies for being healthy and I’ll be adding more health related posts soon!
Drink More Water
Stay hydrated! Staying hydrated is so important to your body. Water keeps your body functioning properly and aids in metabolism.
Cook From Scratch
The less processed your food is, the better! Less processed foods have more vitamins and less preservatives.
Great to boost your metabolism and burn off that fat. Exercise in the sun and get a good dose of Vitamin D.
Fruits and Vegetables
Try to incorporate fruits and vegetables as much as you can into your meals and snacks. Full of vitamins and minerals to give you energy and boost your immune system.
Keeps your blood sugar regular, your family regular, and keeps you full longer. Need more energy? Add more fiber!
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
This stuff is so bad its banned in some countries. Start reading labels! High fructose corn syrup can be found in almost anything. We were so surprised at the amount of food and drinks this stuff was in when we started reading labels.
Almost all soda has high fructose corn syrup. There are a lot of companies starting to make real sugar versions but its better to avoid soda altogether. All that sugar is bad for your health on many levels. Can’t cut that craving? There are soda flavors available that can be added to your water.
Eat Less Meat
We love meat, but eating less of it has made us have less stomach trouble and feel better. Love a good burger? Try meatless black bean or mushroom burgers.
Everything in moderation. Look for no salt and low sodium products. Add salt sparingly to your food. The best way to use less salt, add more spices!
There are so many health benefits in different spices. Chili powder boosts your metabolism. Turmeric is an antiinflamatory. Garlic helps circulation. Most spices have multiple benefits. And the best part? They add so much flavor to your foods and drinks!