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Scientists, nutritionists, dietitians, experts, gurus and other annoying opinionated people who are into health and nutrition love to dish out all kinds of crazy advice about healthy eating. The problem is that it becomes nearly impossible to keep up with the flood of information and actually turn that into something simple and practical, that you can follow daily. Does it have to be this hard? We don’t think so! That’s why, we’ve put together this simple guide to eating healthy. This won’t guarantee you good health, but trust us, if you keep these simple tips in mind, you’ll have a fighting chance of not only becoming a healthy eater, but also capable of dishing out some monster (hopefully not annoying) healthy eating advice yourself!
1. KNOW YOUR VITAMIN A,B, C’s
Micro- and macro-nutrients…Huh? Vitamins and minerals? A, B, C, D, WHA? First, get the low-down on all the basic nutrients and play close attention to B12 and if you may need to supplement. Vitamin D is crucial as well, and may in fact be the key to bone health. Don’t forget healthy fats like Omega-3 fat (guacamole, baby!) and, of course, protein and calcium. Knowing these basics will make healthy food choices a lot easier. Like Easy Peasy, 1-2-3!
2. BECOME A BLACK-BELT SALAD MASTER
Salads don’t have to be a handful of tasteless lettuce mixed with all other kinds of boring ingredients, saved by some fat creamy dressing that ruins the whole point of eating a salad in the first place. Salads can not only be packed with nutrition, but also with amazing taste! To get black-belt-level salad chops, follow this 5-Step guide to make super-salads and also check out these amazing protein-packed salad recipes. No one’s telling you to eat salad for every meal. We know; you have a life!