By: Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEMel)
Not only are we coming up on one month until spring break, it’s also Heart Health Month! Whether you will be living your best life lying on a sandy beach, impacting a community abroad or just wanting to make sure you’re taking care of your body, this is the perfect time to make a change in your diet. A healthy diet can aid in contributing to not only your physical health, but can also positively impact you mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
As college students, we seem to always be on the run between trying to balance schoolwork, extracurricular activities and our social lives, which usually leaves our health on the back burner. Here are four healthy options to eat in DC:
Protein Bar – 925 17th St. NW
Protein is an essential building block that contributes to bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood! Protein is also an important element in building muscle mass and enhancing brain function. Protein Bar offers an array of food vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options with great sources of protein for those seeking to make noticeable “gains”.
Chaia—3207 Grace St NW
Located in the heart of Georgetown, Chaia is widely known for its delectable plant based tacos. Menu options range from the popular Creamy Kale and Potato Taco to gluten-free cinnamon coconut cookies!
Fruitive—1094 Palmer Alley NW
Fruitive offers 100% plant-based, certified organic, kosher food and cold pressed juice options for someone who is on the go or is simply searching for a comfortable modern place to spend some time.
HipCityVeg—712 7th St. NW
HipCityVeg is a Philadelphia-based, vegan, fast food chain that provides a fun vegan version to your favorite burgers and shakes. Though it is a fast food restaurant, they are known for using fresh and sustainable ingredients in their foods. Hip City Veg is the perfect option to satisfy any cheat day craving without feeling completely guilty!