Have you ever wondered what is the healthiest diet?
Our modern world is saturated with profound claims for new and improved ways of managing our health and wellbeing. The influence of social media and a multitude of self-proclaimed "health and nutrition experts" has many of us glued to our news feeds waiting for "the latest fix" for our health-related woes.
Amongst the conflicting information that we are confronted with every day, are ever changing rules telling us to "eat this and don't eat that". It is natural to be confused over what is and is not effective. When it comes to a healthy diet, there is no "one size fits all".
So... what is the healthiest diet?
In a nutshell.........there isn't one!
Good nutrition is the most important thing to consider regardless of what your health goal is. Whether you aspire to reduce your risk of illness, have increased energy levels, a leaner physique, or are looking to optimise your health, there are some common things that we should consider. The more variety the better, opt for wholefoods and try to reduce processed foods.
At Pulse, we are often asked,
"If I was to change just one thing about my diet, what should it be?"
That's an easy one to answer! Eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, legumes and healthy fats. A diet rich in these foods, is one we can all thrive on. Even just a small step such as including a piece of fruit each day is positive for your health. So feel free to stop restricting and start enjoying.
Here are some other top tips for healthy living:
- Meal Planning - planning ahead will not only reduce stress but also your budget.
- Exercise - find time in your day to lift your heart rate, reduce stress, increase happy hormones and promote sleep.
- Morning routine - win the morning, win the day. Have a routine that sets you up for success.
- Mindfulness - bring peace into your life by being with... you! Starting with 5-10 minutes of focused breathing reduces stress and creates much needed space in your life.
Have you been thinking about your own health?
Is it time to take a charge of your wellbeing?
If so, contact us to find out how we can help you to optimise your health, on your terms.
written by Danielle Lazarides