Back in January, you probably came up with a lengthy list of New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe it was to read more, or to spend less. But for many people, getting healthy is always a top priority. You probably stuck to your goals for the first few weeks of the year, but if you’re like us, you’ve likely fallen off track since then (don’t worry, you’re not alone).
Here at That Sweet Lyfe, we think September is the perfect time to revisit your health goals and really stick to them. As the weather gets colder and the leaves change into those gorgeous fall colours, September feels like a sort of ‘mini New Year.’ And that means pulling out that list of resolutions you made but this time, coming up with a game plan on how you’ll achieve them.
If that’s you, you’ve come to the perfect spot. In this blog, we’re going to tell you all about the key factor in sticking to your health goals – freeze-drying. Yup, that’s right. Though we love to talk about freeze-dried candy on this blog, freeze-drying can actually be one of the best tools to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Want to find out how? Keep reading!
Say Goodbye to Rotting Veggies
Eating a good amount of fruits and veggies each day is the backbone of any healthy lifestyle. When you decide to get healthy, you probably run to the grocery store and buy out the produce aisle, determined to eat them all. But by the end of the week, half your fruits and veggies have gone bad and they end up in the trash. You think of all the money you wasted, and give up on your healthy diet before you even started.
This is where freeze-drying comes in handy. Freeze-drying extends the shelf-life of your food by up to 25 years. If you’re tired of throwing out uneaten fruits and veggies at the end of each week, try freeze-drying them instead! They’ll last for years, so you always have healthy ingredients on hand and won’t get discouraged by seeing all your healthy foods end up in the trash.
Keep Those Nutrients
Some people may worry, though, that freeze-drying your foods will make them less healthy. This simply isn’t the case.
Freeze-drying only removes the water from the food, so you keep all the good vitamins and fiber. The only exception to this rule is vitamins like Vitamin C – since these are water soluble, they can be affected by freeze-drying (but not much).
If you want to stick to your health goals, freeze-dry your healthy foods to keep them fresh for longer, and you can rest easy knowing you’re getting just as many vitamins.
Never Get Bored
Finally, freeze-drying is simply fun! We know – most people think “fun” and “healthy” can’t work in the same sentence. But one of the biggest obstacles people face when trying to eat healthy is boredom. It can be tiring to eat the same foods over and over again.
But freeze-drying changes the texture of your food, so it’s like discovering a whole new treat! If you find yourself getting bored of your fruits and veggies, try freeze-drying them. It will be like eating an entirely different food, and you’ll find yourself eager to stick to your goals.
If you’re looking to get healthy this September and stick to your goals, you have to try freeze-drying. Whether it’s fruits or veggies or a sneaky snack, freeze-drying is the best way to set yourself up for success.