Welcome to my new series, “Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far.”
January 21, 2018
Tip #7 – You are what you eat.
Caregivers often focus a majority of their time and attention on the one they are caring for, frequently leaving little time to take care of themselves, including taking care of what they eat. Grabbing fast food on the run or soothing yourselves from the stress with sugary foods only causes more stress for you to deal with and increases your own risk for health problems. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be there to provide care when you become ill. Food is your fuel. If you don’t fill up on quality fuel, your energy level will tank.
Not only is it important for our health and energy to eat more whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables, but the research has found a direct link between the amount of fresh fruits and veggies eaten and our mood. Those people who eat more fresh produce have been found to be more likely to feel calmer, happier, and more energetic than those who eat less of these nutrient-dense foods. So, add some fresh fruits and veggies to each meal and cut down on processed foods, such as fast foods and foods that come out of a box, and you’ll have more energy to take care of what needs to be taken care of AND more vitality and joy throughout your day!
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