Smart Eating Habits and Nutrition Tips 

  1. Eat fruits don’t drink them; do not replace fruit juices with whole fruits as fruit juices contain preservatives and artificial sweeteners and are robbed of their fiber content.
  1. Avoid processed foods as they are often high in unhealthy fats. They usually contain cheap fats and vegetable oils that are often hydrogenated; which turns them into Trans Fats. Eat whole, fresh, unprocessed foods.
  1. Do not eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of fuel. When you take in food, your body breaks down its sugars and starches and absorbs them into your bloodstream. At this point, they become glucose or blood sugar. Carbohydrates yes my friend’s Carbohydrates also help with weight control. They also benefit your heart and promote a healthy digestive system. Whole-grain carbohydrates are especially nutritious because they provide dietary fiber, which can help to keep your cholesterol in check.
  1. Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables and not the canned or frozen ones. Foods lose flavor just as they lose moisture when they are held. Fresh foods have their full, whole flavors intact, which they release to us when we eat them and are more nutritious and healthy too.
  1. Don’t eat too much or until you’re stuffed. Overeating causes the deterioration of the digestive system and an increase in the toxic build up in one’s body resulting in weight gain, high blood pressure, narrowing of blood vessels and even diabetes.
  1. Drink Green tea and reduce your coffee or tea as green tea comes with a host of health benefits and is full of antioxidants that boost our immune system and help us to keep in shape too.
  1. Take small meals 4-5 a day and Eat something every four hours. This will help you stay active and fit and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  1. If you are a nonvegetarian Eat fish at least once a week. It is loaded with important nutrients, protein and vitamin D. Fish is also the world’s best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain.
  1. Don’t eat fruits immediately after a meal. Eating fruits immediately after a meal can result in weight gain and cause acidity due to the sugar and acidic content of fruits. Diabetics should also follow this religiously to maintain healthy sugar levels.
  1. Drink minimum 6-8 glasses of water a day; eat salads with meals. Add herbs, onions, garlic, and ginger to your cooking.
  1. Add Yogurt (curd) in your diet as it is counted as the world’s healthiest food because of its amazing health benefits. Yogurt not only helps in boosting immunity but also maintains a healthy gut. Yogurt is especially beneficial for digestion and strengthens bones.
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