Had enough of the cleanses and diets du jour that don’t lead to lasting results? Throw away that quick-fix mentality and look ahead this year to creating lifestyle changes that will have you eating and feeling healthier in no time. Try these 10 easy ways to kick off new, healthy eating habits.
1. Go grass fed.
If you are a beef eater, then surely you’ve noticed the many food labels when browsing the meat department. One such label is “grass fed,” which is used by sustainable farms who raise cows that graze on grasses and other forage resulting in a healthier, higher quality meat.
According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, the nutritional benefits of sustainably-raised meats include higher levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, more antioxidants like vitamin E and beta-carotene, and less total fat per pound than factory-farmed meat.
While it may be a little more expensive to buy, in addition to a better quality product you are also supporting farmers who treat animals humanely and whose practices benefit the environment.