The new generation of Filipino families has become more practical, especially with the rising cost of living. Nowadays, they find it better to make everything cost-effective, including their meals. While this is a more sustainable and innovative choice, some families sacrifice their overall nutrition to keep things on a budget.
So, in line with this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month, with the theme “Make healthy diet affordable for all!” The National Nutrition Council (NNC) wants to spread the message that every Filipino family should have greater access to healthy, safe, and affordable food. The theme also emphasizes making food commodities more sustainable and sufficient for every household.
A healthy lifestyle should not drain the family’s bank account. That’s why Santé, a leading natural health and wellness product and service provider, is supporting this year’s Nutrition Month campaign by sharing a helpful guide on how you and your family can develop and healthy lifestyle on a budget.
Prepare home-cooked meals with inexpensive but nutritious ingredients. While home-cooked meals are common in Filipino households, you may sacrifice the food you prepare due to the need for more time and resources. You can cook fried, processed food (for example, hotdog, longganisa, tocino, noodles, etc.) and canned food. But there are always easier, cheaper, and healthier meals you can prepare. You can start by exploring healthy dishes with cheap ingredients like fried ampalayastir-fried tofu with eggplant, cooked fish, Please with horseradishand so on.
Shop smarter and healthier. The local wet and dry market can be your best friend if you want your family to keep things on a budget. You can buy everything in bulk and get enough fresh produce to sustain your family for at least two weeks. Stop buying frozen items and choose whole foods like whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables, which are often inexpensive and nutritious.
When it comes to grocery shopping, look for promos and discounts and buy generic brands to stretch your budget even more. Consider buying in bulk for non-perishable items like grains, nuts, and seeds.
Invest in and explore health and wellness resources. Nutrition does not always come from food; it also comes from vitamins and nutrients that you and your family can consume. Always make sure you set aside a budget to sustain your family’s daily vitamins. And don’t forget to go generics.
You can also replace other daily drinks with healthier ones. For example, Santé offers a variety of healthy drinks, such as Santé Fusion Coffee, that can boost your family’s energy while providing fiber and protein. There is also Santé Choco Barley that children will enjoy because it is a sweet food full of vitamins such as A and C. And for fathers, Santé Boost Coffee will improve their physical performance and full of antioxidants because it contains Tongkat Ali.
All this contains Santé Barley Grass, certified organic by BioGro. That’s why you can’t doubt the nutrients and vitamins that these products can provide to your family.
Exercise as a family. Exercise doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Find free activities like walking, biking, hiking, or playing in local parks. Check out exercise videos or apps that offer home-based workouts that don’t require expensive gym memberships or equipment. And let your kids play outside after school or after their homework.
Remember, health and wellness must begin within the family. It should be a collective effort for everyone to live healthier lives, but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive and burdensome.
“We believe that the journey towards a healthy lifestyle is continuous. When families begin to nurture a culture of health, they are investing in the present and laying the foundation for a future full of vitality and happiness ,” said Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé.
Santé is one of the leading global manufacturers of products with organic barley grass (certified organic by BioGro) grown and harvested in New Zealand. With its mission to help people live better lives, the company promotes, manufactures, and distributes premier health and wellness products and services. Santé reminds everyone to only purchase Santé products from legitimate business owners and resellers and to report counterfeits.
To learn more about Santé Fusion Coffee, Santé Choco Barley, Santé Boost Coffee, and other Santé products, visit its website at mySanté.com.