When life gets too hectic and schedules seem to endlessly overlap, elementary nutrition reminders work best. Here are three basic nutrition tips that will keep you fueled, healthy and ready to take on more roles than an aspiring actress.
We live in a culture that's prone to treating health problems as they arise. By acting rather than reacting, we stand to gain countless long-term health rewards. A low-fat, fruit- and vegetable-rich diet is the first place to start. Bolster your meals with antioxidant-rich nutrients to help fight free radicals, slow aging and thwart the body's vulnerability to degenerative diseases. For example, resveratrol, found in red wine, astaxanthin, and dark fruits and berries like acai and pomegranate all boast amazing antioxidant properties.
Nature is a diverse and interdependent system, as is our body. There are benefits of coordinating specific foods with certain nutrients to take full advantage of how these combinations complement one another to get the most benefit out of what the body is taking in. Some examples of complementary nutrition include vitamin C's ability to help increase iron absorption, while vitamin D works with vitamin K and calcium to increase the amount of bone-friendly osteocalcin and improve bone metabolism. By eating a varied, nutrient-rich diet, your body will be better prepared to manage whatever comes its way.
For many women, stress leads to snacking and nervous grazing while we scramble to check off our daily task list or hit the couch with a bag of whatever is in the cupboard. By practicing "active" stress-relievers such as yoga, a few minutes of meditation and deep breathing, or even a brisk walk, your nutritional goals are less likely to be compromised by a junk food snack-attack.
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