While maintaining a healthy diet can sometimes be difficult, there are 5 nutritional needs found in a multitude of sources that should be incorporated into your daily intake.
Integral to digestion, fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Fiber can also lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Add foods like raspberries, steel-cut oatmeal, lentils and cooked artichokes to get your daily dose of fiber.
The easiest way for your body to produce Vitamin D is through 15 minutes of direct sun exposure (no SPF!). This immune-boosting vitamin is essential for healthy bones and neuro-muscular function. For more information on Vitamin D, click here.
This one's a no-brainer. However, there isn't a universal formula for how much water you should drink. Daily needs depend on many factors including your overall health, activity level and where you live. A good guideline to determine whether you're drinking enough water is that you rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day.
Give your water an extra boost with this electrolyte recipe.