Why we need to eat healthy
Nutrition and hydration are essential for maintaining a healthy life and preventing illness.
There are many benefits to eating healthy, including:
Let’s not forget hydration. Hydration is essential for maintaining optimal body function. Drinking water:
How to eat healthy
We know eating healthy and drinking water can sound like a chore, but it needn’t be.
It’s hard to get into new a routine so let’s start small, and what better week to start than Nutrition and Hydration Week 2023.
1. Batch cooking
Fast food is convenient and easily accessible, but it isn't the only way to get a quick meal. Maybe, due to your busy lifestyle you just don’t have time to cook every day. So why not try batch cooking?
Batch cooking involves preparing a large amount of food at one time, like chili, soup, or casserole, with the intent of dividing the large batch into smaller portions for future meals.
Whether you call it batch cooking or bulk cooking, start by dedicating one evening a week to cooking in bulk. That way you eat healthier, spend less time cooking, have less dishes to wash and with readily available homemade meals for the week, its more convenient for you and also helps save on your utility costs, with just a quick reheat needed each evening.
Here are a few batch cooking meal ideas: But if batch cooking still sounds too time consuming, here are some quick and easy meals:
2. Saving money on healthy foods
Fruits and vegetables are essential for maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, but you don’t need to buy fresh, you can buy frozen or canned. Not only are frozen vegetables usually cheaper, but they also last longer, are usually pre-cut for convenience and they have their nutrients preserved as they are usually picked when fully ripe and promptly frozen. Similarly, canned tomatoes retain most of their nutrients through the canning process.
Additionally, if you plan your meals and you know what ingredients you will need ahead of time you will not only save on your food waste, but you can save money.
3. Snack smarter
Nutrition is essential for a healthy life, but you can start small. Try snacking smarter:
There are countless alternatives and here are some healthy snack recipes to get you started:
How to stay hydrated
It is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, but how? Here are some useful tips to help you drink more water everyday:
Here are some of our favourite healthy drink options:
Proper nutrition and hydration are essential for a healthy life. But it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. It takes time to settle into a routine. So, take your time, discover some new recipes and commit to a healthier lifestyle today, your body will thank you for it.
For more information you can visit: https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/