Nutrition | Wellness Resource Guide

Quality nutrition choices support mental and physical wellness.

Choose (Mostly) Whole Foods

Whole, unprocessed foods best support your health and well-being. Quality nutrition is an important factor in digestion, energy levels, and the overall function of your body's processes.

Plan Ahead

It can be easier to make healthy food choices when you plan ahead or pre-make meals. Impulsive, convenient food choices often outweigh healthy ones when you're hungry, stressed, or hurried.

Aim For Balance

Making thoughtful meal choices that provide a healthy mixture of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates is a convenient way to gain needed nutrients to best support your overall well-being.

Eating as a Coping Mechanism

In times of stress, people often reach for food for comfort. Comfort foods tend to be highly processed, high in fat, high in sugar, or sometimes all three of those things. Eating these types of foods can not only lead to decreased overall health and wellbeing, but after the initial feelings of comfort, they may actually contribute to depressed mood, anxiousness, and low energy.

Thursday, April 16, 2020