There’s no doubt that food can be incredibly tasty and enjoyable, but, with all of the delicious food choices in the world, it’s easy to forget why we’re really eating. We eat to provide our bodies with the nourishment and life energy we need to fuel us through all of our daily actions and activities. We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” and, if you’ve been shopping at NetCost, Congratulations! You’re already well on your way to becoming a multicultural assortment of whole foods and quality ingredients!
You probably already know that you should eat a healthy diet, but, with our busy lives, it can be hard to make healthy eating a priority.
If you’re not sure of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, here are just a few:
- Improved mood
- Improved physical appearance
- Improved sleeping habits
- Stress management
- Weight management
- Boosts energy
- Combats diseases
- Increases lifespan
- Increased productivity
Wow! If someone told you that there was a new miracle drug that would help you accomplish more each day, make you sleep better, and help you to lead a happier life overall, you’d probably jump at the opportunity! You’d probably also have to mortgage your house to afford it…
Let us tell you a secret: You can change your life by simply changing the foods you eat!
A healthy breakfast will kick start your day and get you moving on the right track. Start choosing heart-healthy foods like nuts, berries, and foods high in omega-3s, and pay close attention to your daily intake of life sustaining vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Preparing healthy food to eat shouldn’t be a chore. When grocery shopping, create a healthy meal plan and organize your list well in advance. Never come to the grocery store on an empty stomach- you’re much more likely to stray from your plan and to cave by making unhealthy, impulse purchases. According to the USDA, at least one-half of your plate should consist of fruits and veggies, so don’t breeze through the produce section! In fact, you should always spend the majority of your time near the perimeter of the store- usually fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and fish are located in these areas.
NetCost has a wide variety of healthy food to help you lose weight while nourishing your body from the inside out. Don’t miss our prepared foods section for affordable, healthy meals perfect for busy families! We have healthy lunch options, healthy snacks, healthy appetizers, and healthy dinners to help you maintain your commitment to healthy living- even on your busiest days!
When it comes to your children, don’t forget to include them in the discussion about food and health. Be sure to share with them the benefits of eating a healthy diet, and give them the tools they need to make healthy choices. Raising healthy kids will give them a firm foundation upon which they’ll build the rest of their lives.
For more tips on how to eat healthy, refer to ChooseMyPlate.gov for a list of resources, healthy tips, and nutrient-rich recipes. If you make healthy choices at the grocery store, you’ll be much more likely to make healthy choices throughout the week!
With just a few simple lifestyle changes, you can begin to develop healthy habits that will set the groundwork for a better life for you and your family. Choosing the right types of foods to eat can make a huge impact on your life, your health, and your happiness.