Smart Quick-Fix Foods
It’s mid morning, 11:15 or so, and your stomach is making noises that closely resemble the distant cry of a beached baleen whale. This isn’t the first time, however. You’ve been on your own case about eating breakfast ever since that girl from accounting laughed at the growl she heard on your last conference call. But once again, the morning rush has betrayed you. How do you continually allow this to keep happening?
If there’s one thing that the nutritional sciences have taught us, it’s that eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day is a much healthier decision than simply power indulging 2 or 3 times a day. The thinking is simple. By eating smaller, healthier meals over the course of the day, we’re constantly keeping our bodies nourished with the nutrients we need to succeed all day long, as well as keeping our metabolisms running strong throughout the entire day.
“That’s impossible,” you say to yourself. “How can I be expected to eat 5 or 6 well balanced meals every single day?” Relax. It’s not like you have to spend hour after hour in the kitchen preparing truck-loads of seven-course meals. Instead, get in the habit of keeping some healthy snacks around your home or office. Here are some great suggestions.
Almonds are a healthy and tasty treat that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. With more dietary fibre and calcium than any other nut, they’re also an excellent source of vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids.
Perfect anytime of the year, pumpkin seeds offer are naturally rich in essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron, zinc, protein, and fiber. Raw pumpkin seeds are so healthy in fact, the precious oil inside is pressed and used as a nutritional oil as well.
Regardless of whether you’re too busy to prepare a well balanced breakfast, or simply trying to replace a meal, whey protein is easily absorbed by the body, low carb, low fat, high in protein and effortless to prepare.
This sweet fruit is excellent on its own, or prepared as a smoothie. Naturally rich in Vitamins C, A, B along with potassium, magnesium and fibre, it's no wonder Christopher Columbus referred to papaya as the "fruit of the angels."
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