The modern pace of life can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet. If you are working, you often have to grab food on the go. However, it is possible to make small changes in your everyday eating habits and have an overall healthier diet.
Food is most commonly consumed in solid form. However, liquid foods should also be considered as a key component in a healthy diet. It is especially beneficial to those that have slow digestion or are weak due to injury or illness. Some good liquid food choices include nutritious soups, fruit compotes or fermented dairy products. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of liquids during the day, including water and tea. Remember, the body loses water throughout the day. Even breathing can make humans lose water.
Fruit is usually recommended to take in the morning because it contains simple carbs which body needs as an energy source. The carbs are quickly digested and are delivered to cells via the bloodstream. Fruit is also an excellent source of water, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which make it an ideal choice for mornings when you wake up and need hydration.
Consuming fruit moderately during other times of the day will not disturb the metabolic balance. However, consuming a lot of fruit in evening hours can disrupt the rhythm of the insulin secretion. (This can also be said of other carbohydrates, as well.) If you eat fruit after dinner, your best choice are fruits that aren’t as sweet, like berries and citrus fruit. Because of the nutrition composition found in fruit, including it in your everyday diet can help prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and stroke.
You can always ask yourself a question “Would my great-grandmother approve of this food?”
Daily diet schedule
It is advised to eat bread, pasta, and rice early in the day. You can combine bread and whole grain products to make for a nutritious breakfast and pasta and rice “al dente” makes a great lunch. If possible, meals and snacks should be home made. This way they are not full of industrial additives which you might find in foods that are store bought. Look for foods that contain valuable minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium.
Regardless of the time of the day, it is important that the diet consists of simple, whole food instead of foods which lose high-quality ingredients by processing and refining.
Proteins should be a key component in afternoon and evening meals. It is recommended to eat lean poultry meat, beef, and pork or fish like sardines and mackerel or oily fish like salmon or tuna. The evening snack can be a cup of warm milk with a spoonful of cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla. For those with lactose issues, yogurt with probiotics is recommended as it can aid digestion.
A balanced diet in everyday life should include a colorful variety of food which have a whole range of plant pigments. These will include plenty of micronutrients. In addition, regardless of the time of the day, it is important that the diet consists of simple, whole food instead of foods which lose high-quality ingredients by processing and refining. You can always ask yourself a question “Would my great-grandmother approve of this food?” If the answer is yes, you made the right choice.
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