Below you will find seven tips that would bring benefit to your health and require no significant changes in your diet.
Healthy eating has become a top trend today. If you spent a few recent years outside the Solar System, then you might have missed the moment when the modern eating culture has become the main reason for the obesity epidemic which, along with some other negative factors, causes harm to our health.
Everyone knows that it’s better to eat healthy food, however, sometimes it’s too hard for many people to take care of their diet due to their tight schedules. As a result, we often have a snack in a rush or grab something at omnipresent fast food restaurants.
Even though it’s hard to switch to healthy diet at once, we still can strive for this and take some steps towards healthy eating. We gathered seven easy and painless tips which won’t make you change your eating habits dramatically, still they will contribute to your overall health.
- Replace concentrated juice with fresh juice
If you buy juice at a food store, try to avoid concentrated one. Thus, you will choose in favor of more vitamins and nutrients and less chemical compounds. It’s even better if you make juice on your own. Remember that you can keep fresh juice (freshly squeezed orange juice) for three to seven days in your fridge.
- Avoid sweet breakfasts
Before buying breakfast cereals check their ingredient lists on the package back. If they contain too much sugar, fructose, corn syrup or other sweeteners, try to avoid such food products. You’d better find cereals containing more grains and less sugar. If you often cook instant porridge for breakfast, for example instant oatmeal, pay attention to the content of sugar, artificial flavors and other additives in it. We recommend you to buy ordinary cereals and add your favorite components like honey, cinnamon, raisins, nuts, etc.
- Cook snacks on your own
They keep saying on TV that if you’re hungry, the best solution is to eat a well-known candy bar. Well, it really can help you in an extreme situation, however, it’s not very good for everyday practice. You’d better take care of having a stash of fresh fruit, nuts, and dried fruit at the office in case you want to grab a bite.
- Take homemade lunch with you
You can cook a bigger portion for dinner and take the rest of it for lunch. If you cannot warm up your lunch at the office, you should cook a salad at home. It will take you only 5 minutes to put a couple salad leaves, fresh vegetables and eggs, cheese, meat or fish in the container.
- Don’t forget about soup
A soup before meals tastes great, especially in cold winter. It also can still hunger before you start eating more caloric food. Soups give us extra vegetables and water which are necessary for our bodies. You can keep soup in a cool place (in a cellar or fridge) for a long time.
- Check labels on food
Make it your habit to read thoroughly labels while shopping at a food store in order to check all food ingredients. Listen to your common sense while doing this – if a food product contains many ingredients that look more like a list of chemicals, you should put it back on the shelf. Find another product consisting of simple components that are familiar to you.
- Try to live without meat
They say that there are people who don’t eat meat at all. Why don’t you make a one-day trip to their country? You will get new experience and feelings, it will expand your culinary horizons, you will learn new recipes, and your health will definitely benefit. And maybe you will think about moving to this country?
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