Start enhancing your family’s overall health and wellness through following three items on the list below for one week and then add other items from the list the following week and so on. After a month, you will notice, the following health tips are already incorporated in your family’s daily lives.
- Plan your week’s daily meals. With careful planning of what to eat by the whole family, you will be able to consider all the nutrients that your family needs. The usual problem faced by a family is resorting to buy from fast food and restaurants that offer foods high in cholesterol. It also does not contain the necessary nutrients needed by the body. Those foods usually contain empty calories.
- During menu planning, follow the food pyramid. Make sure that each day your family will get the recommended percentage consumption of each food group.
- Prefer to purchase whole foods whether it will be frozen, canned or fresh from the farm instead of consuming processed foods.
- One of the best health tips that you need to keep in mind is as a parent, you must serve as a role model in everything you eat. Children will follow whatever you eat. So start ditching junk foods and other unhealthy foods from your pantry or cupboard.
- Avoid consuming drinks or foods that contain corn syrup. It is an empty sweetener and calorie-dense. Many health experts believe that it is worse than sugar.
- Make it a habit to read labels of all the items you will buy from the supermarket. Equip yourself with the right information on how to identify food items that contain harmful contents for the body.
The healthy tips mentioned above will truly make a difference in your family’s overall health and wellness once followed whole-heartedly. Make it part of your life and not just because you want to shed some pounds.