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Get your greens while staying in
Staying in for long periods of time can easily lead to a, let’s say… less than optimal diet. Being cooped up inside can lead to all kinds of cravings and poor food choices. But fear not, we can still make smart choices to continue to eat healthy while in quarantine or social distancing and come out of this period in tip top shape! First things first, it is important to get both your macronutrients and micronutrients each day. Macronutrients are the major categories in which all foods fit into. The three macros are protein, carbohydrates and fats. It is essential to eat all of these in balance for our bodies to function optimally. Micronutrients are your vitamins and minerals you obtain through food and supplements. These are used for numerous physiological functions throughout the body. Micro’s are essential in our diet and this is why eating nutritionally dense foods is so vital. Without further ado, here are some ideas you can implement that will make sure you stay on top of your eating patterns during these times indoor!
Buy freshHaving fresh fruits and veggies around will make it easier to make better choices. If you find you are not eating the fresh veggies fast enough, you can chop them up and throw them in the freezer to eat later:
- Frozen bananas and kale can be easily used for smoothies.
- Frozen veggies make for a good stew!