Eat Healthy

  • Are you among those that prefer to buy fruits and vegetables a week in advance? Keeping them in your fridge robs them of essential nutrients, which are so vital for your body. Instead of stocking up for a week or two, make it a habit to buy fresh vegetables every few days.
  • Go easy on processed foods. Processed items generally tend to contain more sodium and saturated fat, and lesser amounts of fiber and essential nutrients. Opt for fresh, wholesome foods, choose those that contain whole grains (whole wheat bread, tortillas and pasta), have no Trans fat and are low in saturated fat.
  • Enjoy eating out? Keep it to a minimum. The amounts of outside food you eat have a detrimental effect on your health. Home cooked meals are not only made in a cleaner environment, they also tend to be more nutritious. If you must eat out, stick to a routine – eat one or two meals outside in a week.
  • If you’re trying to lose weight, having long gaps in between meals will make it all the more hard to shed those pounds. Plan your meals, so that you never suffer from hunger pangs.
  • Cook at home. Always keep a well stocked refrigerator and a pantry. Buy some multipurpose utensils and browse those recipe books. Start with simple soup, pasta, salad and sandwich recipes and gradually move on to more complex dishes.
  • Peeling certain vegetables and fruits robs them of their nutrients. Apples and tomatoes should be eaten the way they are. Also, leave a gap of 15 to 20 minutes after you chop garlic before adding it to your cooking since this increases its cancer fighting benefits.
  • Avocado, canola or olive oil with your salad is actually healthy for you, but in moderation.
  • Don’t abstain completely from avocados, nuts and olives. They are high in fat and calories, but they’re low in saturated fat. These items contribute smart fats to your diet, and are laden with fiber and phytochemical.