Most great things come in small packages these days—computers became tablets, diskettes became microSD cards, a bushel of apples became a carton of juice. And nowadays, you can easily get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals from a tiny pill. Yes, all the wonders of fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, and everything else that equates to a healthy daily diet can be found in a small pill. Sounds like an easy fix to keep your body functioning well, right? That may be so, but sometimes it’s still easier (and better) to do things the traditional way. You see, vitamin supplements are only meant to help your body get the complete dose of vitamins that you need; it isn’t a reliable substitute for healthy food. Once you read the following, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to take your vitamins the natural way!
Start with fruits
Fruits are the best natural source of vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. Increasing your daily intake of these products will help you get your daily dose of nutrients. Processed fruits such as canned, frozen, and baked are all good but eating fresh is still the best way to go. Pick a variety of fresh, organic fruits to snack on instead of cookies and other food with lesser nutrients. You can also add fruits to make your regular food taste better; mix in a bunch of berries with your oatmeal or cereal or add some bananas to your pancakes and top it with some peaches—whatever makes your tastebuds happy and your body healthy!
Eating more vegetables (especially leafy ones) is also an excellent way to let your body absorb vitamins easily. If your idea of ‘vegetables’ are French fries and potato chips, you’re on the wrong track. Ease some leafy vegetables into your diet by snacking on vegetable salads instead of chips. Choose a variety of vegetables in order to get different nutrients that are essential to the body. There are lots of easy and delicious recipes you can make with fresh vegetables and, they’re a lot cheaper than processed food!
Create your own healthy mix
Mix it up by making a healthy snack you can munch on every time you feel the craving for some salty chips. You can make a special trail mix of raisins, different types of nuts and dried fruits. Another option is to fill a tray with blanched vegetables and some healthy dips. You just have to be creative in coming up with healthy recipes to incorporate into your diet.
Eating healthy is the best way to keep your body functioning well and provide it with enough vitamins and minerals. If you want to achieve a fit, stronger body, this is one of the best and easiest ways to do it.