5 TopTips to Transforming your Diet.
Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial to our overall health and wellbeing. For many of us the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has been a wake-up call to get our health back on track, and what better place to start than our diet? Let’s look at a few ways we can make improvements to our diets, whilst not compromising on taste!
"Less fat, more nutrients"
Saturated fats can cause a rise in cholesterol levels, which can increase the risks of developing heart disease and a stroke. Foods that contain very high amounts of saturated fats include biscuits, and dairy products such as butter and cheese. In order to avoid consuming a high intake of saturated fats, behavioural changes such as checking food labels and choosing low-fat alternatives of dairy products will help us to improve our diets. However, the body does need a small amount of fats in order to absorb nutrients such as vitamin D and vitamin E.So, it is important that whilst we consciously try to reduce our intake of this type of fat, we do not cut them out completely.
"I've got 99 problems and protein ain't one"
Leaner cuts of meat have less fat, making them a healthier alternative when it comes to protein! You may think that red meat is off-limits if you're concerned about your health or trying to watch your weight, but leaner cuts of beef can be part of a healthy diet in moderation.Whilst vegan and vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular in the UK due to nutritional benefits, this tip can ensure you are just as healthy eating meat!
"It's simple. Great ingredients make great food"
Fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. This is because they tend to retain a lot more nutrients compared to processed foods; therefore, it is important when cooking to try to use as many fresh ingredients as possible! Not to mention how much more tasty fresh ingredients are! In fact, research has shown that a healthy diet may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. However, understandably with busy working schedules and chaotic family life, this cannot always be possible. So, why not try out our health Indian food prep service, that delivers fresh meals straight to your doorstep!
"Live a life that is well balanced; Don't do things in excess"
Although staying active is not technically related to your diet, it means you can afford to have a “cheat day” and be slightly more lenient with your diet! Also, according to a quirky scientific study, ‘hard work makes food taste better!’ So, exercise regularly, chose healthy options and enjoy your food a whole lot more!
Reducing our salt intake can be done through changing ourbehaviour patterns, as many of us automatically add that extra sprinkle of saltover our food before even tasting! So, remember, whether you’re eating at homeor out at a restaurant, don’t add salt to your food automatically- taste itfirst!
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