Healthy eating is a strict habit and often confused with a caption of Tasteless! Having something healthy does not reciprocate being unrealistically thin and depriving yourself of foods you love. Instead, it’s a feeling of energy, health improvement, and a well-stabilized mood.
It’s all about the classic conflict of Nutrition and Taste, which is carried forward with Health being the victim. Eating healthy is basically eating the correct food at the correct time with the nutrient content being as per the body requirement. How? Go step by step.
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Have at least one alternative from the five major food groups :-
- Vegetables/ Legumes/ Beans
- Lean meats and Poultry/ Fish/ Eggs/ Tofu/ Nuts/ Seeds
- Cereal foods/ Wholegrains/ High Fiber varieties
- Milk/ Yoghurt/ Cheese
Make it balanced
Have a well-balanced meal with a variety of food items of each group on daily basis. Each group provides different types and amount of food nutrition. Choosing a variety could get you just what you need! A blend of everything your body needs in the appropriate quantity.
Keep junk occasional
There are some food items which are not included in the list, yes, your favorite potato snacks could not make up to the list because it is not a healthy choice! The food items include :-
- Sweets, biscuits, cakes, desserts
- Processed Meats
- Condensed milk
- Confectionery items
- Cream and butter based spreads
- Artificial sweeteners
Allow little-unsaturated fats
Unsaturated fats are an important part of a healthy diet. The two main types of unsaturated fats are monounsaturated fats (found in olive and canola oil, avocados, cashews, and almonds) and polyunsaturated fats like omega-3 fats (found in oily fish) and omega-6 fats (found in safflower and soybean oil and Brazil nuts). These fats can help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol levels when they replace saturated fats in the diet. The Australian Dietary Guidelines include a small allowance for healthy fats each day (around 1–2 tablespoons for adults and less for children). The best way to include healthy fats in your diet is to replace the saturated fat that you may currently be eating (such as butter and cream) with a healthier, unsaturated fat option (such as polyunsaturated margarine or olive oil).
Go for a fresh start, stay Healthy!