August 31, 2008 by Daisy Rose
Bear in mind that salt in great quantities exist in processed food and too much of it tends to raise blood pressure heights, which could lead to heart diseases and strokes. Less is more here, and none would be better!
Say No To Sweet
This certainly applies to sugar and fat in our diets. Fat is necessary, as unsaturated fats helps keep cholesterol levels down. It isn’t only the high calorie content you have to worry about but also tooth decay, diabetes etc.
Whether your choice of poison is a hot and spicy fish curry or the healthier sushi, include fish in your diet as often as possible. It is low in fat, high in protein and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids – an all-round great-for-health ingredient.
Green is In
You know what they say about fruit and vegetables keeping you regular. While you may not be a big fan of greens, remember that you need to consume at least five portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables daily, from fruit juice to vegetable soup.
Make sure your diet has enough starch – bread, cereal, rice, potatoes, or pasta – daily, but keep the portions small and healthy with wholegrain bread or brown rice. These food items are a great source of energy and come packed with various nutrients.
A quick cup of coffee and nothing else before heading out to work? No wonder you feel out-of-sorts and lethargic. This is the most important meal of the day and it’ll give you energy to face the day’s challenges. Do not overdose on carbs and sugar, though!
Don’t Pig Out
Moderation is the solution to end calorific cravings. Instead of a daily fix, opt to indulge in the most sinful cakes once a week. Also, eat small portions throughout the day, instead of persisting in pigging-out sessions at meal times.
Booze in Moderation
Try to spread the boozing throughout the week instead of binge drinking throughout the weekend. Aside from causing liver damage, excessive alcohol is also bad for the figure as alcohol is high in calories!
While you may be a fan of every fad diet in town, bear in mind that there’s no substitute for regular exercise. If you can’t make time for it, opt for workout sessions in the course of daily life – take the stairs instead of the lift and walk to the corner shop instead of hopping into your car.
H20 A Must
Make sure you drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day. We lose so much of it in the business of living – through perspiration to breathing – so drink up. It’ll cleanse your body’s systems and clear out skin too.