Still working from home? 5 tips for better nutrition Still working from home? 5 tips for better nutrition

Do not let working from home interfere with a balanced diet. Find out how to keep up with your good nutritional habits.

Do not let skipping meals and rushing through lunch at your desk become a routine. The website Saludando, from the Universidad de Antioquia’s School of Medicine, offers some recommendations to promote healthy eating habits, even if you are spending more time at home.

  1.  Set times for your meals and stick to them. Try to include a mid-morning snack and something in the afternoon.
  2.  Prioritize fruits and vegetables, which are sources of vitamins and minerals. Eat fruits and their peel to take  advantage of the fiber content. Be sure to wash them well!
  3.  Identify whether you are eating because you are hungry or because you are anxious. If you are eating out of anxiety, try to distract yourself with a creative or relaxing activity. If this does not work, try drinking tea or eating some carrot or celery slices.
  4.  Stay hydrated. Drinking between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day is recommended. One way to do this is to keep a thermos of water on hand while working.
  5.  In the evening, try to keep your dinner light, and eat at least 2 hours before bedtime.

Boost your immune system

Reduce your consumption of fat, salt, sugar, and, in general, ultra-processed foods. Eat legumes, vegetables, fruit, seeds, dairy products, and meat. Look for sources of selenium, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B12, B6, C, D, and E.

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