7 Healthy Ways to Spring into Spring

31 Mar 2018, by Susan Alexander Truffles in Event Ideas

Keep Calm. Spring is coming.

Here comes spring! And whilst the weather is warming up, we bet you’re feeling some renewed energy and vitality. After what’s been a cozy and chilly winter, it’s high time to get back to a healthy lifestyle. From exercising, to eating green, and changing your diet with the seasons, learn 7 tips for a healthy transition into spring.

1. Think seasonal.

Buying food that is in season right now is the best way to get the most nutritional value out of your food. Food that is in season is generally more affordable too as it’s available locally. It’s also cheaper as it’s easier to cultivate during spring, and long periods of transit are not necessary.

Examples of spring fruit and vegetables include citrus, berries, mangos, corn, snow peas, broccoli, and of course our favorite – truffles.

2. Green is your friend.

Spring means all of your favorite green vegetables are back in season and ripe for eating! Why not start your own salad or herb garden with the returning good weather?

Start an herb garden in early spring!

3. Work out in the sunshine.

With the warmer weather it’s possible to venture outside for exercise. Not only will you be enjoying some much-needed vitamin D, but you’ll also be getting fresh air. Even just going for a walk in the forest can lower your stress levels, whilst cardiovascular exercise will release endorphins.

4. Declutter your pantry and fridge.

It’s amazing how a good decluttering can put you back on the right path to health. Open up the pantry and fridge and throw out any food that has past it’s used by date, is unhealthy, or you know you’re not going to eat anymore. Replace with healthy fresh food and delicious flavors to add to your new healthy spring diet.

5. Spring cleaning is a thing.

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, and this yearly tradition has most certainly earned it’s right as a to-do for the season. Washing all of your linens, clearing away dust, and airing out the rugs clears out allergy-causing dust mites that cause irritation. Don’t forget to dust your fans and change filters in the air-conditioning unit too.

6. Small changes are the way to go.

Large overhauls when it comes to diet rarely work, and you could in fact end up giving up and gaining more weight in the long run. The best way to maintain a healthy diet is to make small changes. For example, you can swap white bread for wholegrain, cows milk for almond milk, and make sure you always have nuts and fruit handy as a snack to avoid turning to sugary treats when hungry strikes.

7. Keep things interesting.

If you are making some healthy changes to your diet in spring, you can stay on track by mixing things up. Eating healthy most certainly doesn’t have to be boring. Elements such as flavor, texture, and spice can help. Why not make it a goal to try something new every week? You can add truffles, spices, and fresh herbs to take your meals to the next level.

For more information on truffles and ways to use them in your cooking, contact us today.

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