Eight Tips for Healthy Eating to Enjoy a Healthy Living
If you're trying to build a healthy living, try eating a healthy and balanced diet. Follow these eight tips for healthy eating to help you plan your daily intakes.
Fruit and Vegetables
Eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables everyday. Fresh fruit juice, vegetable juice, green salads, and boiled vegetables are very good for your body.
Plan Starchy Carbohydrates
Starchy carbohydrates like - potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals make up over one third of our food. Feel free to include at least one starchy food with each main meal to make you filled. Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but you need to keep an eye on the fats you add when you're preparing or serving these types of foods because that's what increases the calorie content. For example oil on chips, butter on bread and creamy sauces on pasta etc.
Eat More Fish
Fish is a good source of protein. It contains many vitamins and minerals, which is good for heart. Try to include a variety of fishes in your meals, like - salmon, trout, herring, fresh tuna, cod, haddock, and sardines. However, avoid canned and smoked fish which are high in salt.
Drink Enough Water
In addition to the fluid we get from the food, we need to drink a plenty of water to remain hydrated - at least 6 to 8 glasses everyday. Do not count soft drinks, juices and smoothies replace water intake. You may need more fluids, when the weather is warm, or when we are more active.
Don't Skip Breakfast
A balance breakfast provides some of the vitamins and minerals we need for good health. Healthy breakfasts also said to have a positive effect on increasing children’s attention throughout the morning and upholding their intellectual performance.
Cut Down On Saturated Fat
Too much saturated fat, such as - hard cheese, cakes, biscuits, sausages, cream, butter etc. can increase the amount of cholesterol in your blood. And the cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease. Choose food that contain unsaturated fat like oily fish and vegetable oils.
It is better to be careful about sugar intake as a precaution. Generally packaged food and drinks contain high amounts of sugar. It is better to cut down on drinks, sweets, cakes, pastries, biscuits and other sugary food.
Eat Less Salt
Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. About three-quarters of the salt we need are already in the food. Be careful about adding more salts, keeping in mind that an adult should eat no more than 6g of salt (about a teaspoonful) a day. Younger children should have even less.
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While you follow the above eight tips for healthy eating and develop the habit of balanced diet, find ways to include enough physical activity into your daily routine.
After getting active, remember not to reward yourself with a treat that is too high in energy.
Best of luck.
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