Making healthier choices for your meal plan will help you both physically and mentally. In this post I would like to focus on a list of healthy habits which you can incorporate in to your life.
Incorporate lot of vegetables and fruits
Nutrition experts say that we need to eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables each day. Vegetables are an important source of many nutrients including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C. Eating a diet rich in fruits & vegetables may help to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Smoothies and fresh juicing are great ways to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Are you eating the right fats
Fats are an important part of a healthy diet. The key is to avoid saturated fats whenever possible. Unsaturated fats are very important to good health and should be eaten each day as part of your diet.
Here are a few examples of foods that fall into each category:
Hard cheese, cakes, biscuits, sausages, cream, butter, lard and pies
Avocado, fish oil, vegetable oil, walnuts, salmon, sardines, flax seeds
Watch your sugar intake
Do you know how much sugar you consume on an average day? If you have a smartphone or computer check out MyFitnessPal.com. You can use this software to track everything you eat. Even if you just do it for a couple of days, I think you might be surprise at how much sugar you consume each day. The American Heart Associations recommends no more than 37.5 grams of sugar per day for men and 25 grams of sugar per day for women. One can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar. Be careful with fruit juices like apple juice and orange juice, they have a lot of sugar and sometimes depending on the brand they may have added corn syrup (sugar).
Exercise Regularly, Get & Stay Active
A good health plan consists of healthy and nutritious meal plans + exercise. Regular exercise will help to increase your metabolism which will help you burn more calories each day. It will also help sharpen you mentally by increasing the amount of oxygen circulating through your body.
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