The new year has officially kicked off! As we head into the next few months, consider including your diet in your spring cleaning plans.
New Year, New Start
Start this year on a fresh foot by saying goodbye to old eating habits and introducing a healthier, cleaner way of life.
A “clean” diet consists of balanced portions of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fats, and protein. Clean eating aims to avoid processed, refined, junk foods, and although it can play a significant role in trimming down body fat, its benefits range widely outside of losing weight.
Benefits of eating a clean diet:
- Boosts energy levels
- Improves teeth and gum health
- Promotes weight loss
- Reduces appetite
- Improves complexion
- Speeds up metabolism
- Decreases inflammation
Health and Wellness
Making positive changes to your eating patterns can benefit your mental health just as much as your physical health.
One study found that those who ate seven or more servings of produce a day had better mental health and felt happier than those who didn’t. This is partly because of the nutrients and “brain food” found in a clean diet, but also thanks to the mood-stabilizing effects it has on fighting against energy crashes, improving your quality of sleep, and boosting your immune system.
Make a Plan
Bring the resolution to eat better into the kitchen this year. A 2014 study showed that people who consistently cook dinner every week consume an average of 137 fewer calories and 16 fewer grams of sugar per day.
Not only will this save you calories and sugar, but also lots of money on eating out—score! Spending time away from a screen and unwinding in the kitchen can also be very cathartic. Healthy fats like fish and nuts are known to have mood-boosting effects, and so are the therapeutic aromas that come with preparing a home-cooked meal.
Are you feeling inspired to clean up your life? Check out these delicious, 100% clean eating recipes for every meal of the day.
Before embarking on your health journey, it can be helpful to check-in and see how your body is doing or what you can aim to improve. Want more insight into your overall health? We can help!
Phoenix ER & Medical Hospital offers a full metabolic profile, to measure your sugar level, electrolytes, fluid balance, kidney and liver function. We can also provide you with the fluids your body needs to feel refreshed and ready to take on a healthier 2020!
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