Get your sleep in! Getting a good night sleep is very important for your health! It's recommended to have a night-time routine that will help calm your mind and get you ready to get your zzzz's in. Some rituals to do before bed are... taking a hot bubble bath with calming salts, reading, listening to music, praying, etc. Anything that works for you!
I thought this was interesting and wanted to share! If you can...choose powdered and/or liquid vitamins over pill vitamins!
I was reading up about vitamins and what kinds to take and never knew that powered and/or liquid vitamins are the best way to take vitamins. Better than vitamin pills!! Now don't get me wrong...obviously the BEST way to get the nutrients and vitamins your body needs is by eating a nutritious and wide-ranging diet rich in whole foods! This is important to remember! I just thought it was cool that powdered vitamins are better absorbed than pill vitamins because before I got pregnant..thats what I took! Also when I was in Greece I remember always drinking a powdered vitamin! Now that I'm pregnant...not to sound like a hypocrite...my prenatal vitamins are both a pill you swallow and a pill you chew! But when I'm done with pregnancy...I will go back to my powdered!
Eat your nuts and seeds everyday to stay young and healthy!
When you eat your nuts and seeds everyday (just a handful is enough), you improve circulation and muscle tone!
I try to keep some nuts always in my bag or in my office just to have when I get a little hungry! Its a great quick snack! Below is a picture of the current nuts I am obsessed with!!! Of course...I had to get something with a little chocolate in it! :-)
Remember...betterYOUday is all about taking baby steps to becoming the person you want to be...! :-)
Try to eat your beans & grains daily.
- They are powerful antioxidants! They help prevent can-cer and help you see, hear & smell better!
- *Eat a variety of colors throughout the week to make sure you get all your vitamins! For example: green lentils, red beans, yellow chickpeas, white soy beans and dark black beans!
I just bought these two stainless steel pans after reading how dangerous non-stick pans are! When you use a non-stick pan...there are tests that prove that they can release potentially cancerous particles. I was so upset when I read this! It says to buy your pots and pans made out of one of the following materials instead: Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Copper and/or anodized aluminum.
#betterYOUtip: I know it can be overwhelming to sit there and buy a whole new set of cookware so start small! Buy one or two of your most used pots and then slowly add to the collection! #youcandoit
I keep this bottle next to my sink to clean my fruits & vegetables.
You can also buy a bottle thats ready to go!
#betterYOUtip: Have a bottle of white vinegar and water next to your sink to clean your fruits & vegetables!
Directions: Put 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts water in a spray bottle next to your sink so you can easily clean your fruits & vegetables! This simple spray bottle can clean up to 98% of pesticides, bacteria & dirt that can be on your produce! I love this cause it's simple, effective and realistic to do!
Buy a steamer to steam your vegetables!
Buy a steamer to steam your vegetables instead of boiling them!
I bought this steamer on Amazon.com for about $22.00 and I am obsessed with it! It has a section to put your vegetables in and another section to cook rice in. The steamer keeps all the vitamins & nutrients of the vegetables. (This is super important!)
For all mom's out there...your kids will love how tasty the veggies come out! I mash the vegetables with sweet potatoes (looks like mashed potatoes) and add some salt, butter and a tiny bit of olive oil. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!
XO - K