Finding it hard to fit in the recommended 5 a day? Or still haven’t quite got your head around how to incorporate spirulina into your diet? You’re not alone.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle may sound attainable on paper, but it’s hard to know how to transform those goals into actions. Cue our easy-peasy healthy diet tips. With these simple tweaks, that healthier, happier you can soon become a reality.
Last year it was all about kale, courgetti and coconuts. And this year it’s raw cacao, turmeric and acai. There’s always a long list of ‘trending’ superfoods and unless you have a kitchen the size of a field and a recipe that can blend everything up into a tasty oblivion, it’s hard to know which ones to get into your everyday. We say, why pick? Opt for a superfood-packed powder and simply sprinkle over meals (eg. porridge) and smoothies to tick off a handful of healthy superfoods in a mere matter of seconds.
Mark Your Water Intake
Whether you have a desk job or are on your feet all day, staying hydrated is vital. And while the recommended 2 litres a day (8 glasses) may seem easily achievable, it can be difficult to monitor. Instead of reaching for a glass each time you need water, start the day by filling up a 2 litre bottle and pour your daily intake out of this bottle. This will work as a handy visual aid and ultimately help you reach your H2O goals.
Protein, Protein, Protein
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it before, a protein-rich diet is not exclusively reserved for the body builders among us. Protein is responsible for energy and is a contributing factor to mood and cognitive function. So to feel healthier from the inside out, try a protein supplement for that much-needed boost.
The ultimate shortcut to achieving the 5 fruit and veg a day goal? A smoothie, of course. Simply blitz your fruit bowl favourites and add a splash of coconut water for added healthy points. For smoothie inspiration, check out these quick and healthy smoothie recipes.
Everyone has personal health goals and woes, so there’s never a one-size-fits-all approach to tweaking a diet. But, if you want to ensure everyday features all the nutrients necessary for you, then opt for targeted vitamins. Taking these daily, coupled with a healthy diet, will help give your insides a little health MOT.
However, if you feel you’re seriously lacking in a vitamin consult your doctor or visit a Superdrug pharmacy for more advice.