Top Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living

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These are some easy tips to promote your health and well being
 
  • Don’t substitute fruit juice for whole fruits.
  • Eat whole, fresh, unprocessed foods.
  • When buying package foods, read the nutrition label carefully.
  • Never cut any food group out of your diet including carbohydrates.
  • Don’t eat too much or until you’re stuffed.
  • Eat something every four hours.
  • Don’t take more than one all-purpose multi vitamin per day.
  • Exercise is important to burn you food efficiently.
  • Before following a nutrition plan, check the credentials of the creator.
  • Keep track of your food intake to know which food group you need to eat more or less from.
  • Eat a variety of foods.
  • Take the skin off before eating chicken.
  • Eat fish at least once a week.
  • Cut back on butter and margarine.
  • Desserts should be kept  to a minimum.
  • Use extra virgin olive oil for salads.
  • Buy low fat versions of dairy products.
  • Eat omega 3 rich fish twice a week. Salmon or sardines.
  • Never smoke after eating.
  • Don’t eat fruits immediately after a meal.
  • Replace tea with green tea.
  • Don’t sleep immediately after eating.
  • Apples protect your heart.
  • Bananas strengthen bones.
  • Broccoli combats cancer.
  • Carrots save eyesight.
  • Fish boosts memory.
  • Garlic kills bacteria.
  • Honey increases energy.
  • Lemons smoothen skin.
  • Mushrooms help control blood pressure.
  • Oranges help support immune systems.
  • Rice conquers kidney stones.
  • Strawberries calm stress.
  • Tomatoes protect prostate
  • Walnuts lift mood
  • Yogurt protects against ulcers and helps us digest food better.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Enjoy soups often.
  • Make a fruit salad at least once a week.
  • Keep a variety of raw vegetables ready in the fridge for quick snacks.
  • Include one dark green and one orange vegetable on your plate every day.
  • Make at least half of your carbohydrate foods whole grain each day.
  • tale a vitamin D supplement daily. The dose should be according to your age.
  • Replace salt with lemon, herbs and spices.
  • Drinking a glass of ice water can burn 25 calories
  • the best healthy cuisines are Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese Mexican and Greek.
  • Buy from local farmers.
  • Buy foods in season.
  • Make your own instead of buying in jars or cans.
  • Swap soda for water.
  • Avoid foods that have more than 10 ingredients.
  • Avoid open buffets.
  • Start each lunch and dinner with a salad.
  • Make a fruit salad once per week.
  • Don’t shop when you’re hungry.
  • Protein bars make a good snack.
  • Use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs to make a healthier meatballs and meat loaf.
  • Don’t throw out your old lettuce roots, they can be replanted and will grow again.
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise in, tuna, chicken and egg salads.
  • Swap crispy breaded zucchini fries for french fries.
  • Freeze grapes and substitute for hard candy.
  • Dates are a great way to naturally sweeten smoothies and shakes.
  • Try using lettuce to wrap tacos, instead of tortillas.
  • Avocado is a great substitute for butter in baking.
  • Don’t store onions with potatoes. they spoil faster.
  • Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.
  • To keep bananas longer wrap the stems with plastic wrap, secured with a rubber band.
  • Clean your fridge often. Once something goes bad it leaves behind mold that will eat up your new food.
  • Keep ginger in the freezer. It grates more easily and last much longer.
  • The best way to store tomatoes is they should be kept at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight in a single layer, not touching each other stem side up.
  • To keep leftover guacamole longer, store with the pit inserted int the center and spray the top with vegetable cooking spray
  • When storing cheese, wrap in paper or wax paper, not in plastic wrap, and then place in a plastic bag and keep in the warmest part of the refrigerator.
  • To keep celery or broccoli fresh longer, wrap in aluminum foil.They will stay crisp for 4 weeks or longer.
  • Store mushrooms in a paper bag, not a plastic bag.
  • Get an etheylene gas absorber for the fridge. A set of 3 is about $16.00. they absorb the etheylene emmitted by fruits and vegetables and they will keep at least 3 times longer.
Source: 8 weeks to Optimum Health by Dr. Andres Weil and Food So Good Mall

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