Do you know anyone who doesn’t want to be healthy? Neither do we! Being healthy is very high on everyone’s list of priorities but sadly, some of us struggle to make it happen.
Exercise is very important, as is proper nutrition, and if you combine these two, your health will improve in no time. Improving your nutrition doesn’t mean drinking kale smoothies all the time, on the contrary! Here are some surprisingly fun ways you can improve your nutrition and your health:
Every once in a while, we all get the craving for something sweet and delicious, but before you dive into your stash of chocolate, you might want to consider the alternative.
Even though it might not be as sweet as other chocolate bars, dark chocolate is great for your overall health. Because it’s rich in nutrients, it will significantly improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease. So, next time you crave some chocolate, make a fondue with bitter dark chocolate and dip some sweet fruit in such as strawberries, pineapple, orange, or mango.
A glass of wine
Who knew that drinking wine would actually be good for you? Of course, you should drink in moderation and carefully pick the wine if you want to reap the benefits of this amazing drink.
Cheap wines in cardboard boxes aren’t exactly the best choice if you’re looking to stay healthy, but a glass of outstanding natural wine rich in antioxidants is the best choice for keeping your heart healthy. Red wines contain antioxidants named polyphenols which can help protect the blood vessels in your heart. So next time you enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner, make a toast for your health.
When you feel like eating pizza but don’t want to ruin all the hard work you’ve done in the gym, you might try making your own pizza using cauliflower instead of regular pizza dough.
People with celiac disease have been eating this pizza for a long time because it doesn’t contain gluten, people who follow keto diet love it too, as do vegans. This way, your pizza will not be loaded with dough, flour, and yeast but it will be mostly made of vegetables. Not only is it gluten-free, but the cauliflower crust also contains fewer carbs than the “real deal” so you can enjoy your treat without feeling guilty.
Swap sugar for honey
We all know that eating too much sugar is bad for our health, our weight, and our teeth, but some of us can’t imagine drinking our tea and coffee bitter. The solution – raw honey!
Not only is honey a perfectly natural sweetener, but raw honey is actually great for your health. Instead of adding cream and sugar to your cup of morning coffee or tea, try adding a spoon of honey instead. It’s a simple change that will help you protect your teeth and enable you to enjoy your sweet drinks and meals without feeling guilty. You can also try dipping fresh fruit in honey for dessert – you will be pleasantly surprised with the result.
Frozen fruit is great
Even though you should try to eat fresh fruit as often as you can, frozen fruit might not be bad at all. Research has shown that frozen fruits are almost equally nutritious as their fresh counterparts and in some cases, they even offer more benefits.
When you freeze fruit, you help it retain important nutrients: minerals like iron and calcium as well as vitamin E. Not just that, but when you freeze fruit, you make it easily accessible to you all year round, so you will be able to eat raspberries in the middle of January if you want to (as long as you store them properly).
Your health should always be your priority, and sometimes this means eating foods that aren’t exactly super-delicious. Still, it doesn’t mean you should give up without even giving it a try! If you see improving your nutrition as a fun challenge and a game, you will soon find it exciting and enjoyable, and in a blink of an eye, you will be satisfied with your own health.