Easy way to add healthy food habits
Incorporating new foods and habits is simple. However often done badly. When adding new foods and eating habits to your day to day life introduce them gradually, changing your diet too quickly will make it really hard to keep any of the new habits going for long. Always think long term about health and nutrition, are you able to consistently and happily maintain these new habits? Make it something you love, make it a priority and keeping these habits will be much easier.
Preparing food fresh will always be far more beneficial that prepackaged processed foods. As I’ve said many times before, cooking with one ingredient foods will always be the best choice. Take some time to prepare roast vegetables dishes and salads to have with you meal, it will add so much to your meal and provide you with a tremendous benefit.
A great thing to do with fruit and veg is to go for a wide range off colours, as skittles say- ‘taste the rainbow’. This will supply you a wide range of vitamins and minerals. When deciding what vegetables to have with a meal you can use the ‘traffic light’ method, choose one red, one yellow and one green veg. To really optimised your fruit and veg intake aim for 5-8 servings a day, most of these servings being vegetables.
Nuts and seeds are great foods to keep stocked up. They’re an awesome snack, can be blended into smoothies or use to garnish your meals. Getting a good handful of nuts and seeds a day will supply you with healthy fats and antioxidants that will help protect against many diseases.
The foods we choose in our day to day diet truly have the ability to heal, repair and rebuild the body. Along with this they also have the ability to do the complete opposite.