Goodbye, Winter Blahs
And hello, healthy mindsets! Our nutrition experts share a few tips for lifting your mood and nourishing your body as the cold winter season takes hold.
“When you eat protein, it slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, stabilizing your blood sugar levels,” shares Aramark dietitian Susan Zikos. Diets that prioritize protein can help keep your brain stimulated and keep you fuller longer. “There is a relationship between what you eat and your state of mind,” says Susan. Learn more at the link.
Did you know that dehydration can mess with your ability to concentrate? Drinking water when you wake up will start your day off on the right foot. Insider tip: Snacks with a higher volume of water (like cucumbers and apples) can also help you reach your daily water intake goal. Get more benefits of staying hydrated.
Feeling a little low between meals? “Snacks help keep your energy up and focus on tasks,” says Aramark dietitian Julie Joiner. But there are right—and wrong—ways (and times) to snack. The best snacks balance protein, fiber and healthy fats. “Snacks high in sugar, salt, and saturated fats won’t do you any favors,” says Julie. Try our Apple Yogurt Dippers—and get more snack tips and ideas at the link below.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.