Is your health taking a back seat because you’re too focused on being a stellar employee, friend, parent, and homemaker? When prioritizing good health falls off the radar, you may struggle in other aspects of life. Creating a balanced lifestyle helps you be the best version of yourself. Consider making more nutritious food choices to develop healthier eating habits. When you focus on health and wellness, you feel more motivated and energized to complete your goals and tasks for the day.
For National Nutrition Month, we’re helping you take charge of your health and be mindful of your daily nutrition with three simple tips. At Sola, we believe taking care of ourselves is a lifelong journey. Are you ready to transform yourself and take your nutrition to the next level? Go ahead, join us.
Put on your chef hat.
Many people enjoy cooking but don’t have time to prepare healthy meals every day. Moreover, some, simply don’t like the art of cooking. You’d be surprised how enjoyable cooking can be if you challenge yourself and dedicate time to cook delicious and healthy meals. By cooking your meals, you can decide which ingredients to use and the amount that goes into your dish. However, eating out is a significant risk because you may unknowingly consume too much sodium or too many carbs, sugars and other unwanted ingredients that could harm your health. So, put on your chef hat, find a healthy recipe and cook a dish that not only your body will benefit from but also your taste buds. You can start by using Sola recipes to prepare low-carb and low-sugar meals for you and your family. For those who have sweet cravings as we do, consider baking your favorite indulgences with Sola sweetener. With 75 percent fewer calories than sugar, zero net carbs, and zero glycemic response, this sweetener will be a healthier yet tasty alternative to sugar.
Say hello to a healthier you by switching to nutritious snack choices.
Who doesn’t love afternoon snacks? Picking nutritious snacks is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As kids, we were told to avoid sugary foods and drinks, and we need to follow that advice as adults, too. It’s okay to indulge in something sweet on occasion, but you’d be surprised how many people have more sugar than normal on a daily basis. If you’re consuming more sugar than recommended, your body will keep craving more and won’t perform at its optimal level.
Additionally, your body may be more susceptible to diseases and will tire easily. You may also see unwanted weight gain. So, why put something in our bodies that will only cause harm? Fortunately, you don’t have to eliminate sugar altogether. You just need to consume it in moderation. At Sola, we love sweets with more natural sugars.
Healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables and Sola yogurt that is packed with probiotics are better for your overall wellness. Carrots are delicious and packed with potassium and fiber. Potassium helps in moderating blood pressure levels, and fiber aids in healthy digestion and controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Carrots also contain high amounts of iron, calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Although nutrient-packed vegetables can aid in building a healthier lifestyle, sometimes we may crave foods with a little more oomph. Luckily, you can glaze veggies with delicious ingredients and roast them for the perfect texture. For your next delicious and healthy snack, check out this Sola recipe for glazed carrots with sesame seeds and star anise.
Go nuts for nuts.
When you want to treat yourself to something more flavorful, consider snacking on nuts and granola bars. Nuts contain properties that fight diseases, protect your heart and boost brain power. Nuts are powerful superfoods that are linked to many health benefits, especially for the heart. A research study published in 2008 concluded that people who consumed more nuts reduced their heart disease risk by 35 percent. According to Joy Bauer, RDN, author and “Today Show” health expert, “a small handful [of nuts] can pack your diet with filling protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and important vitamins and minerals.”
It’s clear going nuts for nuts is the way to go when choosing your next snack. At Sola, we offer nut bars that are packed with flavor, almonds, and protein. These nut bars have 40 percent less sugar than average granola bars and contain only six grams of net carbs. The next time you reach for a snack, make sure it’s a Sola nut bar that will fuel you with the right nutrients for the rest of the day.
The end result.
There you have it — three simple ways
you can transform your lifestyle with healthier and nutritious alternatives. Celebrate
National Nutrition Month by implementing these three steps to fuel your body
with healthy and delicious foods. Let’s make this month one that will kickstart
our healthy lifestyle and take our nutrition to the next level.