Thursday, 07 June 2012
This post brought to you by Florida Orange Juice. All opinions are 100% mine.
As moms, we all need to be healthy. Not just for us, but for our children. One way that we can do that is by making sure our diet includes all the right nutrients. Besides drinking enough ounces of water (it's half your body weight!), having some Florida Orange Juice is also a great option!
One 8‐ounce serving of 100 percent orange juice is a good source of potassium and folate and an excellent source of vitamin C.
I know it's hard to keep track of the nutrients, calories, fat, etc that we consume daily, but by making a genuine effort to track what we eat, we can really see what we feed our bodies!
Take a look at your breakfast this morning. Was it a donut or other sugary item? Have you considered something like blending your favorite fruit with 100 percent Florida orange juice and low-fat yogurt for a convenient, on-the-go smoothie? What we eat in front of our kids is a huge way to be a positive role model and teach them what foods are healthy and offer the most nutrition. A key recommendation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to increase fruit intake. Jumpstart your morning with a nutritious meal that includes protein, fruit and energizing nutrient-dense carbs.
Be careful of your choices too! Make sure you're reading the labels and choosing the best. One serving of 100 percent orange juice is more nutrient dense than many commonly-consumed 100 percent fruit juices. When looking for a snack, think outside the box before trying to satisfy your cravings from roadside convenience stores or airport kiosks.
For moms looking to lose the weight that they gained during pregnancy, tracking your food intake (and water intake) plus upping your activity is a great way to get things started. Incorporating the right choices for meals and snacks and being a positive role model? That's just another way to be a good mom!