Published:01 Mar, 2017 By: Tanisha Shah 2 min read
Healthy foods include variety of nutritious foods that supply our body with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They help our body maintain healthy weight and decrease risk of many diet related chronic disease including type2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancer etc.
Food choices that we make not only make big difference to our health but also reflect in our productivity. Healthy foods include variety of nutritious foods that supply our body with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
They help our body maintain healthy weight and decrease risk of many diet related chronic disease including type2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancer etc. Here are some healthy eating tips that will help you keep in good health and shape.
Whole grain foods are more nutritious and will make you fuller longer. Since whole grain carbs break down slowly, they give long boosts of energy, instead of sudden spike and crash which we receive from simple carbohydrates that breaks down into sugar much faster.
Larger plates make a serving appear small while smaller plates make the same serving appear much larger. While serving, fill more than half of your plate with healthy foods such as steamed veggies, salads and fruits while use the remaining portion of the plate for less healthy foods such as bread and pastas.
Counting calories doesn't mean that you are on a diet. In fact actually it's a handy way to help you choose balanced meals each day. It also prevents you from eating more than your body needs.
Eat less fat and avoid saturated fat. Unsaturated fats from sources like nuts, avocados, olive oil and rapeseed oil are better for your heart health. Reduce your intake of cheese, butter and other fat rich dairy products. Choose grilled, baked or steamed foods instead of fried food.
Pulses like beans, lentils and peas are low in fat content while high in fiber and proteins. They are also loaded with nutrients. Best of all, they don't have negative impact on your blood glucose and therefore may help control blood fats such as cholesterol.
Except for few fishes that contain mercury, all fishes are good for health. They contain omega-3 fatty acid which is extremely healthy, protects against heart disease and is not available from plant based sources. Aim to eat at least two portions of oily fish a week.
Whether you want to lose your weight or reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, it is important to cut down your sugar intake. You don't have to necessarily go sugar free.
Too much of salt can trigger your blood pressure which can inadvertently increase your risk of stroke, heart attack and type2 diabetes.