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4 simple ways to a healthier you


4 simple ways to a healthier you

Sometimes you may need a little reminder to take those few extra steps towards overall health.
Here are 4 simple tips for a happier and healthier you!

Eat breakfast

You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it boosts your metabolism, delivers sustained energy as well as keeping your cravings in check. However, not all breakfasts are created equal. Many of dripping in sugar and unhealthy fats. To put your best nutritional foot forward, protein and fibre are the best players in reaching your health goal.
Another good option is oats. Oats contain beta-glucan, this is a type of soluble fibre that slows down food movement through your digestive system and therefore helps to keep you satisfied for hours.

Put whole foods first

To ensure you consume a wide variety of important nutrients, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, fish and dairy.

Make healthy fats part of your vocabulary

Unsaturated fats such as those found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds are heart healthy and can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke.
By consuming healthy fats, you can reach satiety quicker. Research has shown that adding half an avocado to lunch significantly decreases hunger over the few hours following lunch. You can slice avocado into salads and soups or spread it on a sandwich instead of mayo.

Choose the right packaged foods.

The most important thing to do when eating processed and packaged food is to check the labels. By reading the labels and ingredients, you can identify which processed foods are good for you, and which ones are not.
You can scan nutrition labels to make sure that the foods you choose contain some fibre and protein and very little sugar, unhealthy fats and minimal salt. Check the ingredients, if you find that the food contains partially hydrogenated oil, this means it contains trans fats which are toxic and are not heart healthy. A great snack would be few whole-grain crackers with slices of cheese or baby carrots with hummus.

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