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8 Tips for Healthy Eating

8 Tips for Healthy Eating

1. Base your meals on higher fiber starchy carbohydrates

Just over a third of your diet should be made up of starchy carbohydrates. Potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and cereals are among them. Choose whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, or potatoes with their skins on for more fiber or whole-grain variants. They include more fiber than white or refined starchy carbohydrates, so they can keep you feeling fuller for longer.

2. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables

Every day, you should consume at least 5 servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables. They come in a variety of forms, including fresh, frozen, tinned, dried, and juiced.

Getting your 5 A Day is not as difficult as it may appear. Replace your mid-morning snack with a piece of fresh fruit by chopping a banana over your breakfast cereal.

3. Eat more fish, including a portion of oily fish

Fish is high in protein and provides a variety of vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat at least two servings of fish per week, one of which should be oily. Omega-3 fats found in oily fish may assist to avoid heart disease.

4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar

Men should consume no more than 30 grams of saturated fat per day on average. Women should consume no more than 20 grams of saturated fat per day on average. Children under the age of 11 should consume less saturated fat than adults, but children under the age of 5 should not consume a low-fat diet.

5. Eat less salt: no more than 6g a day for adults

Too much salt in your diet might raise your blood pressure. High blood pressure makes you more prone to get heart disease or have a stroke. You may be eating too much even if you don't add salt to your dish. About three-quarters of the salt you consume is already present in foods such as morning cereals, soups, bread, and sauces when you buy them.

6. Get active and be a healthy weight

Type 2 diabetes, some illnesses, heart disease, and stroke can all be caused by being overweight or obese. Being underweight might have a negative impact on your health. Most persons need to reduce their calorie intake in order to lose weight. If you want to reduce weight, attempt to eat less and exercise more. Maintaining a healthy weight can be as simple as eating a healthy, balanced meal.

7. Do not get thirsty

To avoid becoming dehydrated, you should drink enough water. It is recommended that you consume 6 to 8 glasses of water every day. This is in addition to the liquids you consume from your food. All non-alcoholic beverages are acceptable, however, water, low-fat milk, and low-sugar beverages, such as tea and coffee, are healthier options. Sugary soft and fizzy drinks are high in calories, so avoid them. They're also detrimental to your dental health.

8. Do not skip breakfast

Some people believe skipping breakfast will help them lose weight. A nutritious breakfast strong in fiber and low in fat, sugar, and salt, on the other hand, can help you acquire the nutrients you need for optimum health as part of a balanced meal.

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