It’s difficult to carve out time each day to prepare three balanced meals when you’re constantly on the go. But fueling up with proper nutrition is vital to keeping your body energized enough to keep up with your busy schedule. 

To boost your health, you need to make sure you’re getting enough protein and vitamins each day. Fortunately, there are plenty of quick, easy alternatives for increasing your protein intake, replenishing your vitamin levels and building your immunity.

THC Capsules

Thus far, THC research has demonstrated it has a wide array of health-boosting properties beyond the traditional psychoactive effects associated with the cannabinoid. 

THC capsules are a quick and super easy method of attaining the plant’s health benefits without having to take time out for a smoke break. You can take them in the morning for a boost throughout the day or take them at night to unwind after a long day. 

Plus, THC capsules Canada are entirely legal thanks to the implementation of the Cannabis Act in 2018.

Protein Bars and Powders

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How much protein your body needs each day depends on your weight. The Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight, according to experts at the Harvard Medical School

You may also need to increase your protein intake, depending on how active your lifestyle is.

This means a female who is 5ft 4in, weighs 150lbs and exercises one to three times per week would need to consume 120g of protein per day. A male who is 5ft 9in, weighs 185lbs and exercises one to three times per week would need to consume 148g of protein per day. 

Using an online calculator can help you stay on track of your protein needs, but it’s still up to you to meet them. 

Protein bars and protein powders are the fastest and simplest way to increase your protein intake. You could have a protein bar for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day, which will also help keep your appetite satiated

Protein powders are also a very versatile option. You can quickly blend them into a smoothie or shake and drink it while driving to work. Alternatively, you could purchase a flavored protein powder and mix it into your morning or afternoon coffee instead of creamer. 

Vitamin Supplements

Many adults don’t meet the daily requirements for vitamin A, C, or E, according to an Oregon State University article

Those on a strict vegetarian or vegan diet are also at high risk of developing a vitamin B-12 deficiency, which can have detrimental consequences for your health, says an American Family Physician Journal review.  

Not to worry, daily multivitamins contain a blend of everything your body needs to stay healthy. You could also take specific supplements depending on your doctor’s recommendations, such as vitamin B12. 

If you believe you may have a specific vitamin deficiency, you should speak with your primary care physician about having a blood test. This will also help you accurately determine your specific needs. 

Nutritional Yeast

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While sprinkling nutritional yeast on your toast or in your meals can add a cheesy, savory flavor, it simultaneously serves up many of the vitamins and nutrients your body is craving. 

According to Nutrition Data, one serving of nutritional yeast is just 60 calories and contains:

  • Vitamin B-6: 9.6mg
  • Folate: 960mcg
  • Vitamin B-12: 8mcg
  • Calcium: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Magnesium: 20mg
  • Potassium: 315mg
  • Zinc: 3.2mg 

Frozen Berries

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Generally speaking, berries are a delightful treat brimming with vitamins and antioxidants. Experts also say berries are an “essential fruit group in a heart-healthy diet.” 

But store-bought strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries always seem to get moldy before you get a chance to eat them, right? That’s where frozen berries come in — they can last in your freezer about six to eight months after opening them!

You can enjoy frozen berries as they are for a cool, refreshing, fruity snack. Additionally, you could blend them into a smoothie (perhaps with some protein powder), or you could pop a bowl of them in the microwave for a minute to warm them up. 

In Conclusion

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Having a busy schedule does not have to come at the cost of your health. You need various vitamins and nutrients, along with enough protein, to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Plus, proper nutrition is essential to having enough energy to keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle. 

THC capsules, protein bars and powders, multivitamins, nutritional yeast, and frozen berries are five of the best, most effective dietary alternatives that’ll keep you healthy and happy. Furthermore, these alternatives fit into your tight schedule with ease. 

And remember — everybody is different, and everybody is different. Your nutritional needs are unique to you. Talk to your primary care physician if you believe you may have a vitamin deficiency and tailor the aforementioned recommendations to help you cover the areas you may be deficient in.  

References

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  2. Cannabis Act” via Government of Canada
  3. How much protein do you need every day?” via Harvard Health Publishing
  4. Protein Calculator” via Calculator.net
  5. High-protein diet reduces appetite” via Nature
  6. Micronutrient Inadequacies in the US Population: an Overview” via Oregon State University
  7. Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Recognition and Management” via American Family Physician Journal 
  8. Nutritional Yeast” vita Nutrition Data
  9. Berries: emerging impact on cardiovascular health” via Nutrition Reviews Journal
  10. How Long Does Frozen Fruit Last?” via Eat By Date