A healthy Diet can Lessen Your Risk

A healthy Diet can Lessen Your Risk

Why Nutrition is important. Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of Nutrients for good health.

Add color: A vegetable’s color signals the vitamins and minerals it contains. To get a wide range of nutrients, try to eat lots of different colored vegetables daily. Salads are great for this of course, But you can toss some veggies into almost any dish from scrambled eggs to pasta to the meat of. Separate your plate before you eat , mentally divide your plate into four equal parts. Then fill two with vegetables, use one for starchy foods (like potatoes, beans, rice or pasta) and one for a serving of lean meat, fish or meat substitute (such as eggs, cheese or tofu). Just don’t use a big platter-size plate , or you may pile on too much food. Know portion size : If you think a cereal bowl full of your favorite chocolate chip cream equals one serving, You may need some help estimating portion sizes. Chew your food well and wait for a while after eating before you decide if you want a second serve . Your brains needs 20 minutes to realize that you are full, Diet tips – Enjoy your meals with family with the TV switched off. Limit “screen time” to no more than two hours per day. Include at least 60 mins of physical activity or active play each day.  Choose high fiber, low Glycemic Index(Low GI ) carbohydrate. Eat your veggies first as always. If you’re absolutely starving at meal time, start with some vegetables or salad. This will ease your hunger and help keep you from overloading on meat or starchy foods. Head off temptation. It the cookie jar is the first thing you see when you walk into your kitchen, you’re asking for trouble . Instead move the cookies,ice cream, chips , etc where you can’t see them, like a high shelf or the back of the freezer. Avoid processed foods- Stay away from foods that are highly processed and contain added sugars like corn syrup. Hint- Check the ingredients on the label. If there’s a long list of unidentifiable chemicals , don’t eat it. Drink healthy – want a beverage to go with your healthy meal ? Choose water rather than soda or juice , which are high in calories and less nutrients than a piece of fruit, Unfortunately, everything the expert tell us about diet is aimed at the whole population , and we are not all the same, Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.  No doubt obesity is a lifestyle disease. The cause of obesity is lifestyle and so is the treatment! Even though you cannot change time, realize it is time to change.