New year, new you, right? Okay, probably not entirely. But you should look to make at least a few changes to live a happier and healthier life. The best way to do that: start eating better.

If you constantly eat junk food, it’s tough to get a better hold on virtually every other aspect of your life. You won’t be sleeping all that great, you won’t be as alert throughout the day, and it will be nearly impossible to find the energy to actually step foot into a gym. If you eat healthier, however, you’ll feel much better and will be able to truly seize each day.

It’s time to say goodbye to those unhealthy snacks and finally eat healthier.

Here are some tips for eating right throughout 2019:


    • No more skipping out on fruits and vegetables — You probably love fruits already, and veggies really aren’t that bad… so stop neglecting them. You should be eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day. Simply chopping a banana and putting it in your breakfast cereal or oatmeal will provide a healthy boost to your day.


    • Head to falafel restaurants — One of the most important steps to improving your diet is cutting out extremely unhealthy foods, that means no more fast food. You can, however, go to falafel restaurants and enjoy some of the best Mediterranean food around. There are all kinds of health benefits to adhering to the Mediterranean diet. In fact, recent studies show that adults who eat more Mediterranean foods actually reduce their risk of dementia. In a group of 923 seniors, those who followed the diet strictly actually lowered their dementia risk by as much as 53% (those who followed moderately decreased their risk by 35%).


    • Eat more oily fish — Fish is a great source of protein and contains plenty of healthy minerals and vitamins. You should attempt to eat around two portions of fish per week, and opt for oily fish because it contains omega-3 fats, which help prevent heart disease. Salmon, mackerel, trout, sardines, herring, and pilchards are great oily fishes.


If you’re serious about changing your diet this year and actually getting healthy, it’s time to check out some nice falafel restaurants. Head out to Aladdin’s Houston a enjoy a delicious and healthy meal!