Summer is a great time to jump-start your health. The first step is making the decision to change. The beginning of a month, week, or year can bring a sense of starting fresh. The key is to make healthier habits feel natural and rewarding. Change is hard so don’t do it alone. Get an accountability partner or join a group to support you.
Here are 3 nutrition tips for a healthier summer:
- Limit sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, lemonade, energy drinks, sweet tea, and juices
- Try a new fruit or vegetable every week. There’s an abundance of fruits and vegetables to buy right now. Be adventurous and try something new.
- A healthy gut is a happy gut. Eat foods that contain prebiotics and probiotics. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that serve as food for probiotics. Probiotics don’t work as well without prebiotics. Prebiotics can be found in bananas, leeks, soybeans, onions, and wild yams.