Simple Ways to Upgrade your Diet
Making small healthy dietary choices to your diet can radically improve your health.
These simple steps can help you improve your diet and improve your health:
Switch from White to Whole Grains
Switching from white to whole grains will increase you fibre intake. It will also balance your blood sugar levels, control your weight and is beneficial in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. There is also a rise in an assortment of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Add Some Flaxseed
Flaxseed is a potent nutritional food. It adds plant-based omega 3’s to your diet as well as additional fibre and vitamins. Try adding a tablespoon to your cereal, yoghurt or smoothies. Ground flaxseeds are absorbed more readily.
The Darker, the Better
The darker the green leafy vegetable is, the healthier it is for you. This is particularly true when it comes to lettuce. Iceberg lettuce for example is very light in colour and also has minimal nutrients. Try switching to mescaline mix or even baby spinach to complete your salad.
Fruit for Fries
In most restaurants, you can substitute your fries for a serving of salad or baked potato, you just have to ask for it. Every time you switch over from fries to veges, you are adding extra vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. This in turn increases your health and decreases your risk of certain diseases and conditions.
As you walk down the breakfast and cereal aisle, there are so many choices, all claiming health benefits one way or the other. Many of these claims are mere marketing tactics and tools to lure you in. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is important to study the ingredient list before making your choice.
Instead of a high sugary cereal, why not try the oats. You can then add your own superfoods like flaxseeds, berries and even maple for that added sweetness.
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