Here are some tips for improving wellness through what and how you eat:
* Minimize the added sugar. Many products that you may not expect like tomato sauce and breads have added sugars, so make sure to check the label before you make a purchase.
* Start your day off right. Eat a complete, well-balanced breakfast and try adding a cup of tea –– white, green, black, oolong or herbal –– for antioxidants (nature's clean-up crew) and other health benefits.
* Focus on a balanced diet. The best bet for optimal energy is a nutrition plan comprised of four pillars: quantity, quality, frequency and balance.
* Think evolution, not revolution. It will seem less stressful to think about making exchanges rather than omissions to your diet (and stress reduction puts another check on your health report). Focus on upgrading your daily staples. For instance, select items that do not use potentially harmful pesticides, choose to eat raw, whole vegetables, drink water with lemon or eat a piece of fruit instead and limit fruit juices.
* Incorporate color. Count the colors you consume and challenge yourself to see how many colors you can include in a single meal. Of course, it's important to remember that the good colors are those found naturally in fruits and vegetables.