Sometimes making the choice to be healthier can seem too daunting to make it become possible. Many people admit that they would like to make healthier choices for themselves and for their family, but they just don’t know where to start first. The steps to get there seem so overwhelming that they decide to ditch the whole idea altogether.
However, the greatest tree was once only a tiny seed, as they say. Sometimes the first step to making your life healthier starts with a few simple tips in the kitchen. Here are some simple changes that you can do to make your life healthier starting today.
Filter Your Water
Did you know that depending on where you are your water can have so many things in it that you probably don’t even want to drink it? Studies show that most people who don’t like water is because they don’t enjoy the taste. This isn’t surprising when you consider that they are drinking out of the tap without any filtration system.
Some of the things found in unfiltered water have been linked to unfavorable health effects. Do yourself the favor and filter your water. This can be done by either buying an add-on which attaches itself to your faucet or buying a special pitcher which filters the water you pour into it and can be kept in your refrigerator for storage.
Always Have Raw Fruits and Vegetables Available
Rather than having snacks which are processed or full of nasty chemicals, try to have healthy snacks on hand for when you get the urge to graze. Having a variety of raw fruits and vegetables means having the option to eat something healthy first rather than reaching for a bag of potato chips or sweets.
Keep a bowl on your counter within arm’s reach and never worry about not having a healthy snack option again.
Buy Organic When You Can
Unfortunately, organic food can be quite costly. Therefore while it would be nice to buy everything organic, sometimes we can only do our best with certain products which make the biggest difference.
Try educating yourself on which foods are best purchased organic and choose to buy organic options accordingly. This way you are still making an effort but also living within your means and not breaking the bank on things that don’t’ necessarily make as big of a difference as others.
Use Natural Cleaning Products
When you spray harmful chemicals all over your kitchen you are going to ingest them in one way or another. Either by the spray hitting your plates or food or by touching the surfaces and then your hands going into your mouth.
Try opting for all natural options and limit your exposure to harmful chemicals while you eat.