The beginning of January is always an exciting time. New goals and resolutions are always fun to discuss and even to work on at the beginning, but by the end of the month, goals can start to fizzle. Making an effort to eat better is usually a popular goal that can be hard to keep up, so we’re here today with some easy tips and tricks to help you stay on top of those resolutions.
On another note, nutrition is an important part of emergency food preparedness. Many people have a good supply of flour, sugar, powdered milk and some dehydrated entrees, but it’s important that all of the different food groups (like protein, fruits and vegetables) are represented in your storage. The tips below are also helpful when you’re looking for ways to diversify your stockpile.
Water is important to keep our body systems working, optimize our metabolism, get an energy boost and promote good digestion. Additionally, drinking plenty of water can help you stay fuller for longer, which will help keep you from snacking more and drinking unhealthy, sugary drinks. When it comes to food storage, keeping a water filtration system will help make sure that your family has enough water.
Keep Plenty of Fruits and Veggies On hand
It is so important to incorporate fruits and vegetables to your diet. They provide essential phytonutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. When you get home from the grocery store, wash and chop your vegetables and store them in the fridge where you will see them. Buy fruits and vegetables that you and your family likes and will be willing to eat. Augason Farms has a great variety of dehydrated and freeze dried vegetables and fruits that still contain most of the needed nutrients.
Incorporate Local and Organic Foods
Food bought at local stores and farmer’s markets gives you more nutrients and can save you money. It can be difficult (and expensive) to eat completely organically or locally, so pick and choose different areas that matter to you. When looking for organic food storage items, a good place to start is with Augason Farms' Organic Soups line. We take great care in bringing you non-GMO, organic soups that promote balanced eating and healthy lifestyles.
Take the time to experience eating and limit any distraction you might have. This will help you avoid mindless eating, which often leads to overeating. Making an effort to slow down and enjoy your food will help you stop when you are satisfied, not full.
By taking the time to slow down and re-evaluate your eating habits, you can make a big difference in how you take care of yourself and feel everyday. Keeping an emergency food storage doesn’t mean that you have to compromise nutrition and quality for your family. We provide delicious products that are preserved in a way to maintain the highest level of nutrition that we possibly can. Check out all of our delicious products today!
What’s your favorite tip for eating healthy?