Welcome to GMA’s New Year, Best You. As we ring in the new year, we are sharing everything you need to start the new year strong. From keeping your New Year’s resolutions going to Instagram-worthy meal prep to workout programs to eating plans to taking time for yourself, we have it all covered.
New Year, new you. For 2020, many have thoughts of New Year's resolutions, including better health and nutrition.
Good health starts on the inside, according to Feller. Anti-inflammatory foods, hydration and gut health are the top three items on her list.
Read on for more tips from Feller, in her own words, on how to stay healthy from the inside out.
1. Detox from pro-inflammatory foods
The holidays for many are a time of celebrations. With them often comes extra food and more drinks. People tend to eat more foods with added sugars, added salts, as well as refined and processed carbohydrates.
What to eat: Anti-inflammatory foods such as vegetables, both starchy and non-starchy, fruits and nuts.
2. Stay hydrated
The general recommendations for daily hydration is about 2.7 liters per day for women and 3.7 liters per day for men.
What to drink: Water is one of the best choices for staying well-hydrated. Coffee can also provide hydration, however those with caffeine sensitivity should consider not having any after 12 p.m. so it does not disrupt sleep.
3. Eat pre-biotics
Pre-biotics are "non-digestible parts of food ingredients that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisims in the intestines."
Simply put, pre-biotics help probiotcs and together they colonize good gut bacteria. Pre-biotics may help the body absorb calcium, maintain bone health and play an important role in satiety.
How to get more: Some pre-biotic foods are garlic, onion, dandelion greens, Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus, leeks, soy beans, whole wheat and banana.
Editor's note: This piece was originally published on Jan. 1, 2018.