Wellness - Nutrition | 3-18 yrs

Eat Healthy: Simple Food Swaps

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Healthy eating is not about following a strict diet, staying off of certain foods you love, or maintaining a thin physique. It is more about improving health and feeling energetic. Everyone knows the many benefits of eating a healthy diet like keeping the weight under control, decreasing the chances of acquiring lifestyle diseases, and maintaining a good emotional health. But not many of us put in much effort to try and start on a healthy diet. Inculcating healthy eating habits looks like a daunting task, and so we always postpone it to a future date.

However, developing healthy eating habits is easy. Making small changes in our eating habits can make a big difference to our health. Instead of incorporating all the changes at once, it is always better to take small steps every week to move towards a healthier and fitter future. As small changes become a part of our habit, we can go ahead and introduce more changes. In fact, making drastic changes to our diet schedule increases the chances of giving up or cheating on the new eating regimen.

Some of the things we can do to start on a healthier diet are: include more fruits and red, orange and dark green vegetables in our diet; substitute refined grains with whole grain like whole wheat, brown rice, rolled oats; switching to low-fat or fat-free milk to reduce the number of calories; choose lean meats instead of red meat; include sea food to ensure adequate amount of omega-3 intake; avoid sugary drinks and drink water instead to quench thirst and hydrate the body.

Remember, the key to healthy eating is to eat only as much as your body needs. A healthy balance of fat, protein, fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals will keep your body healthy.

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