Want to eat healthier this year? A lot of us want to, but don’t know exactly how to go about it. That’s why it’s easier to break it down into bite-sized mini-goals. Here’s what you can do to stay committed to a long-term healthier lifestyle:
Eat more Omega-3’s
Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but they also deliver some big health benefits. They can curb joint pain, lower levels of depression and lower blood pressure. Try our delicious salmon recipe to find out!
Pile on the Veggies
Vegetables provide vital nutrients for health and maintenance of your body. Plus, eating veggies as part of an overall healthy diet lowers your risk of contracting some chronic diseases. Want some recipe inspiration? Try this recipe using roasted pumpkin and butternut squash!
Up your Fiber Intake
Getting the recommended daily intake of fiber – 21 to 38 grams – keeps you fuller longer, helping you to slim down. In addition, upping your fiber can help prevent cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and a number of cancers. This quinoa dish doesn’t disappoint!
Cut back on sugar
Too much sugar leads to a plethora of health problems, and by gradually cutting back from your normal intake, you’ll realize you don’t need that chocolate bar as much as you thought you would.
Incorporate California Cuisine
California cuisine is a style of cuisine marked by an interest in fusion cuisine (integrating disparate cooking styles and ingredients) and in the use of freshly prepared local ingredients. It includes foods low in saturated fats and high in fresh vegetables and fruits with lean meats and seafood from the California coast.
At Lajollacooks4u, we pair California cuisine with a Mediterranean base to achieve the perfect diet — one that is nutrient-dense and lowers the risk for many diet-related diseases. With us, you don’t have to lose flavor to eat healthy!