8 reader nutrition tips that will help your health
Get inspired to eat and live better with tips from your fellow Best Health readers
Stock up on healthy snacks
"When I crave ice cream in the evening, I go to my freezer and have a bowl of frozen berries or peaches. I get that cooling satisfaction without excess sugar and calories."
Charlene Beatty, Toronto
Start the day off right
"Add psyllium and ground flaxseed to oatmeal. Top it with blueberries and raspberries for a healthy, fibre-filled breakfast."
Alison Braidwood, Elliot Lake, Ontario
Make some substitutions
"You can substitute no-sugar-added applesauce in recipes that call for butter, margarine or oil - for example, when making muffins and cakes. You'll cut out a lot of fat."
Megan Bird, Manitou, Manitoba
Get lots of water
"I drink a litre of water in the morning while I'm getting ready for work. I also keep water at my desk, and always have a bottle nearby when I'm at home. It takes a little dedication to begin with, but it soon becomes second nature."
Michelle Jackson, Calgary
Get enough vitamin C
"I juice lemons and oranges and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Then I drop them into hot water throughout the day to get my vitamin C fix."
Elaine Ruppert, Youngstown, Alberta
"Drinking a cup of matcha tea daily gives your immune system a lift. It has antioxidants, and since I've been drinking it I feel healthier, and more energized and focused."
Doreen Lamoureux, Smooth Rock, Ontario