If there was ever a time to eat healthily it would be now. Although restrictions are being eased for the coronavirus, to keep your immune system in the best possible shape it’s important to get all the necessary nutrients your body needs. Whether it’s ordering healthy Kelowna specials from restaurants or making your own food at home, here are some easy ways to get the nutrients you need.
Incorporate What Many Kelowna Specials Have: Fresh Produce
As long as fresh produce continues to be available you should be prioritizing using it in your meals. Frozen fruits and vegetables can be an excellent alternative that last longer if you want to stock up. However, always use fresh produce whenever possible. Alternatively, consider freezing any leftovers to reduce your grocery bill and make your healthy home meals last even longer.
Take Advantage of Food Delivery Options
Many restaurants in Kelowna are now offering contactless delivery (essentially delivery service where you never have to see the delivery person) for take–out services. If you have coronavirus-like symptoms and can’t go out to get food this is a good option. Plus, you can take advantage of the many healthier Kelowna specials to eat well and improve your immune system.
Because of the number of people using these services during this time it’s important to plan ahead—peak times will extend your wait for food.
Be Aware of Portion Sizes
It’s easy to munch away and snack whenever you want while you’re spending more time at home. Watch your consumption of snack foods—when they’re easily in reach all the time it’s hard to limit yourself.
Being alone for extended periods can also lead to overeating, especially without doing consistent physical activities, so be cautious and refer to the proper guidelines for the correct portion sizes.
Lower Your Consumption of Fat, Salt, and Sugar
Fatty foods are everywhere but only some are actually good for you. While it’s important to have foods with “healthy fats” like avocadoes, cheese, and even dark chocolate (with at least 70% cocoa), foods like baked goods, bacon, and frozen pizzas are best avoided.
Salt is particularly easy to have more of when you’re eating non-perishable food more or have a large amount of processed or canned food in your diet. Be aware that pickled foods also often have high levels of salt in them. Avoid adding extra salt to your meal and try other spices or herbs instead to limit your salt intake to healthier levels.
Sugar is usually easy fairly simple to avoid consuming too much of. Baked goods are again, a no go in addition to candy, and carbonated beverages. However, watch your consumption of frozen and canned fruits as sometimes they can contain syrups full of sugar.
Hydrate and Get Enough Fibre
Having enough water in our bodies drives a substantial portion of our bodily systems. Make sure you’re drinking enough in order to keep them all running smoothly.
Keep an eye on the amount of caffeine you consume in drinks like tea and coffee so you’re still able to sleep well at the end of the day too.
Fibre is also important to keep you regular, and it contributes to a healthy digestive system as well. Most often found in vegetables, fruits, and wholegrain foods, you can improve your overall health by making sure it’s in as many meals as possible.
By sticking to a healthy diet, you can keep your immune system in the best possible shape and reduce your chance of getting sick. Watch the amount of snack food you’re consuming and remember to drink enough water. A good diet can make all the difference in your wellbeing and health.