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A Healthy Meal: Filling Up the Right Way

Food is the fuel your body uses to get through the day. What is filling your body?

When you eat healthy food, you are more likely to feel energized and alert – ready to go the extra mile.  If you fill up on junk food, chances are you will  feel sleepy and sluggish instead of motivated to tackle your next challenge.

The Building Blocks of a Healthy Meal
Your body needs protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates – they are the foundation of a healthy meal.  Here are a few foods and snacks you can easily include in your diet:

  • Nuts, cheese, lean meats, and fish are good sources of protein.
  • Olive oil, seeds, nuts, avocados and fatty fish like salmon are good sources of healthy fat.
  • Fruit, wholesome vegetables  and rice are good sources of carbohydrates.
  • Vegetables are great sources for fuel and antioxidants for your body.  You can eat many servings of them daily to get the right amount of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. 

The next time you’re tempted to stop for a hamburger and fries, choose a balanced meal instead – you’ll get better mileage with the right fuel in your tank!

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