Wellness Weekly: the power of healthy eating and how Tria Health can help 

Nourishing Your Body and Mind: The Power of Eating Healthy – from Tria Health 

Eating healthy is about fueling your body with the right nutrients to enhance your overall well-being and lead a vibrant life. Let’s delve into the transformative power of eating healthy and how it positively impacts both your body and mind. 

The building blocks of health: nutrient-rich foods 

Imagine your body as a complex machine – it requires high-quality fuel to function optimally. Nutrient-rich foods are the building blocks that provide the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants necessary for various bodily processes. Incorporating a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats into your diet can boost your immune system, support digestion and even promote glowing skin. 

Reduced risk of chronic diseases 

Research consistently shows that a diet rich in whole foods can significantly reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Antioxidant-rich foods, such as berries, leafy greens and nuts, combat inflammation and oxidative stress, which are key contributors to these diseases. By making healthy food choices, you empower yourself to take charge of your long-term health. 

Boosting mental clarity and mood 

Have you ever noticed how your food choices affect your mood? Foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats may lead to energy crashes and mood swings. On the other hand, foods like fatty fish, nuts and seeds, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, have been linked to improved cognitive function and mood stability. A balanced diet that nourishes your brain can enhance mental clarity, focus and overall emotional well-being. 

Four practical tips for embracing healthy eating 

  1. Plan ahead: Set yourself up for success by planning your meals and snacks ahead of time. This prevents impulsive, unhealthy choices when hunger strikes. 
  1. Hydration matters: Don’t underestimate the importance of hydration. Drinking enough water supports digestion, metabolism and even helps control appetite. 
  1. Read labels: Familiarize yourself with reading nutrition labels. This will enable you to make informed choices about the foods you buy.  
  1. Cook at home: Cooking your own meals gives you control over ingredients and preparation methods, ensuring that you’re consuming wholesome foods. 

Tria Health is here to help 

Tria Health is a free and confidential benefit available through your health plan. If you have a chronic condition or take multiple medications, Tria Health’s pharmacists are ready to support you in managing your health. 

Not only will Tria Health’s pharmacists make sure your medications are working as intended and that you’re on the right medications, but during your consultation they will review your vitamins and supplements. We also have health coaches available that can help you explore different dietary choices. 

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