Simple Diet Modifications That Go A Long Way In The Long Run

January 13, 2016

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Simple Diet Modifications That Go A Long Way In The Long Run
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Are you looking to make some changes to your diet in order to be healthier?

If so, there are many easy and small changes that you can make to your diet that can greatly benefit your health. Here are three things that you can do to easily improve your diet.

  1. Cut the Sugar. It is well known that sugar is very tasty but not very good for you. The Livestrong website states that sugar can lead to weight gain and increased risk for diseases. The website also states there is a lot of excess sugar found in foods such as breakfast cereals, sweetened dairy products, sodas, and fruit drinks. Read labels and try to make easy changes like drinking water instead of juice at lunch.
  2. You can never get too much fruit and/or veggies. Instead of grabbing a candy or granola bar for a quick and easy snack, grab an apple or some carrots. Fruit and vegetables are healthy snacks that are much more filling than highly processed and sugary snacks. They also have very little calories with high nutritional benefits. By eating fruits and veggies you will have more energy and stay full.
  3. Drink LOTS of Water! It is easy to choose soda or juice over water, but it is important to choose water because water is so essential for good health. WebMD states that every cell in your body needs water in order to function properly, and water also help with the digestion process. According to WebMD, you should aim for about six to eight glasses a day. If you feel like water is too boring for your taste buds just add a couple slices of lemons or limes in order to add flavor.

Those are three simple and easy ways to adjust your diet to improve your current and future health.

To find out more on how to improve your nutritional health check out other Healthy UNH Blogs!

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