CHRISTMAS FOOD & DRINK
Festive indulgence and making healthy choices during the season of excess.
The festive season is a time for celebration, but it can also be a time when our healthy eating and drinking habits go out the window. With so many tempting treats on offer, it's all too easy to overindulge. But maintaining your healthy eating and drinking habits doesn't have to be a chore. Here are a few tips for staying on track during this festive season.
Eat Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables.
Fruit and vegetables are packed with essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables will help you stay energized, ward off sickness, and maintain a healthy weight. During the festive season, make sure to include plenty of fruit and vegetables in your diet by eating them as snacks or adding them to your holiday meals.
It's important to stay hydrated, especially if you're drinking alcohol. Alcohol can dehydrate the body, so make sure you're drinking plenty of water in between alcoholic beverages. And speaking of water, did you know that alkaline water is better for hydration than regular water. That's because it has a higher pH level, which helps to balance the body's pH level and prevents dehydration.
Avoid sweets and processed foods.
It's no secret that sugary sweets and processed foods are bad for our health. So, try to avoid them as much as possible during the festive season. They can cause you to gain weight, feel sluggish, and experience sugar crashes. Stick to whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. And if you're craving something sweet, opt for healthier alternatives like fruit, juices or herbal tea instead of sugary beverages.
If you know you're going to be attending a party or event where there will be unhealthy food options, make sure you eat something healthy beforehand so you're not ravenous by the time you arrive. This will help you resist the temptation to overeat.
The festive season is a time for celebrating with friends and family, but that doesn't mean you have to abandon your healthy eating habits altogether. By following these tips, you can enjoy all the delicious foods and drinks of the season while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Cheers to a happy and healthy holiday season!