You’ve been hard at work all day. The last thing you want to do is spend hours cooking a meal.

But you don’t have to turn to an unhealthy option. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to talk you through some healthy eating basics.

Why Is It Important to Fill Up on Healthy Foods?

It is very easy to go to the vending machine on lunch breaks to grab a bag of chips for a snack, or to eat out on a constant basis so that you don’t have to spend time cooking after a long day at work.

But those shortcuts might be doing your overall health more harm than good. Change up your eating habits to fuel up the healthy way.

Benefits of Healthy Eating

  • Controls weight
  • Improves mood
  • Combats diseases
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves longevity

How Can I Start Changing My Eating Habits?

Start with one small change at a time, for one. Overall, you want to rethink your plate—fill it with fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy.

On the other hand, limit your consumption of sodium, added sugars and saturated fat.

Healthy Eating Tips

  • Eat whole foods when possible.
  • Prepare ahead by keeping healthy snacks on hand.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Plan your meals out of ahead of time—and stick to it!
  • Always start with a healthy breakfast.

Are your eating habits affecting your health in a positive or negative manner? Stop by one of our AFC Urgent Care TN centers today for a wellness exam—no appointment is required.