At the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), healthy living is of the utmost importance. We work to ensure that the people we serve have the tools they need to lead healthy lifestyles and that includes a robust program dedicated to nutrition education.
Our Healthy Living Initiative (HLI) Team strive to provide an expansive network of focused nutrition curriculum that cater to a variety of individuals including children, families, diabetics, seniors, and many more. Their knowledge in the nutrition education realm is EXTENSIVE and since March marks National Nutrition Month, I knew exactly who to ask when it came to cultivating some helpful nutrition tips…
Tricia Yeo, FBSJ’s HLI Coordinator gave me one nutrition tip that’s a simple yet ESSENTIAL solution for better health…
“If you ask the kids and adults in the classes I teach, one thing that I talk about in every class is: DRINK MORE WATER! One of the top reasons for daytime fatigue and that 2 O’clock slump is your brain slowing down because you need water. Don’t turn to coffee, try drinking a glass of water, instead!”
A major cause of fatigue and weakness is dehydration. Drinking more water helps to maintain clear thinking and better concentration.
Drinking enough water hydrates your skin, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and flushes toxins out of your body.
Staying hydrated ensures that your organs work optimally. This increases metabolism and unlike other sugary drinks like soda or sports drinks, WATER HAS NO CALORIES OR CARBS!
YOU NEED IT
Water allows nutrients & oxygen to travel to organs and cells. Water also regulates our temperature, removes waste, and protects joints and organs.