Every day, we make choices about the food we eat and our lifestyles. It is difficult to change our eating habits. All of us are lazy enough to prepare a special meal for ourselves even though we know that it’s nutritious and will keep us healthy. Good nutrition is the key to a happy healthy life. Just be focused and watch, what you are eating? Is it beneficial for your health or not? Improve your health by keeping a balanced diet. Small changes in diet can make a big difference in your health. Everyone is benefited from cutting back on unhealthy fat. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet.
Here are a few diet tips to improve health:
- Eat healthy fats
Switching towards a balanced and nutritious diet is somewhat hard but not impossible as you have to cut down unhealthy fats like pizzas, burgers, kinds of pasta and all junk food and drinks.
Avocados, cheese, dark chocolates, nuts, chia seeds, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, full-fat yogurt etc, are healthy fats that can be included in your diet.
- Say no to added sugar
All those yummy juice cans/tetra packs, cold drinks, candies, soda and bakery products should be avoided. As these food/drinks contain added sugar which harms our health. It results in unhealthy weight gain and various health problems like diabetes and heart disease. Read nutritious label given on the packs before consuming.
- Fill your diet with full of fiber
Fiber is a healthy food which includes vegetables, whole grains, beans and fruits. Eat more and more salads, a bowl of vegetables, oats, semolina and porridge to keep you full for a longer time. Fiber-rich food also helps to lose weight.
- Consume protein-rich breakfast
Protein intake in the morning helps you avoid unhealthy snacking and improve appetite control throughout the day. You can include Protein rich food in your diet that includes tofu, chickpeas, varieties of beans, green peas, lentils, quinoa, sprouted grains, oats, chia seeds, soy milk, nuts, vegetables- broccoli, spinach, asparagus, artichokes, potatoes, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts and fruits- guava, cherimoyas, mulberries, blackberries, nectarines and bananas.
- Prepare a schedule and strictly follow it
Your schedule should include your workout routine, meals and some small healthy snack breaks and most importantly don’t forget to include glasses of water to keep yourself hydrated. Skip bad habits like smoking, excessive caffeine and alcohol.
Things to include for a Healthier You:
- Switch to whole-wheat or whole-grain bread.
- Use mustard on sandwiches instead of mayo.
- Make your oatmeal with skim or 1% milk instead of water.
- Add a little ground flaxseed to yogurt and smoothies.
- Use spinach leaves instead of iceberg lettuce in salads.
- Order coffee drinks with skim milk – and skip the whip.
- Healthy snack like Apples with Peanut Butter, Popcorn, Carrots, Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Dried Fruits, Dates filled with Nut Butter, Baked Pears and Apples.