Health and wellness are often thought of as two personal attributes that individuals can prioritize to enhance their lives. Certainly, you stand to gain the most benefit from treating your body right. However, we can not forget the inter-connectedness that is inherent in issues of health and eating, especially as it relates to the environment.
Last month, I shared a delicious kale salad recipe with you. This month, I want to show you how you can easily make a delicious dessert chock-full of nutrition. Behold these no-bake (perfect for these hot summer months) chocolate truffles!
Although we tend to equate the term “career” with profession, I argue that our health is the most important career of our lives, one that we must sustain and adapt as necessary. For business and entrepreneurial-minded folks who seek me out to help them achieve their health goals, I like to make the following analogies between their “day job” and nutrition:
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Are you kidding me? Your stance on milk consumption is that while it’s not a necessary part of a healthy diet it also doesn’t have to be avoided? That kind of vague advice doesn’t help anyone!”
This former (?) reader of mine was outraged that I didn’t have “the” answer. And, alas, here is where many people go wrong when it comes to nutrition.
Selecting and purchasing nutrient-rich foods is a major component of eating well, but improper storage and preparation can dramatically decrease the amount of nutrition we derive from them.
The following strategies will help you tap into the full nutrition potential of various healthful foods with minimal effort on your part. As with career strategies, the keys to nutritional maximum yield are efficiency and resourcefulness.
More than half of American adults report taking a multivitamin regularly. Entire aisles of drugstores are devoted to these products and, according to the latest estimates, Americans plunk down between $4 and $4.5 billion a year on them.
If you think optimal nutrition is key to your daily productivity and performance, you are absolutely right. How necessary are supplements, though? And, are you buying the correct ones?
If food is human fuel, then you want to make sure you’re getting the most nutritional MPG. What we eat throughout the day can either help us maintain focus and momentum or lead to disruptive energy crashes, indigestion, and lethargy.
When it comes to peak performance, you want to keep the three pillars of satiety in mind: fat, fiber, and protein.