For maintaining a good health, start with simple healthy diet.
Simplicity is the best guidelines to start eating healthy. Here is the list of 10 simple food rules to follow and not just for one month, but for life.
Avoid processed food
The rule number 1, when start eating healthy, is to avoid processed food, and choose unrefined, non-processed, whole food.
For example, choose brown rice instead of white, fruits instead of juices, and whole wheat flour instead of white flour.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
Make fruits and vegetables a great part of your healthy balanced diet. It’s highly recommended to eat at least 5 portions of different types of fruits and vegetables a day. Make some greens, veggies and fruits in magical drinks.
Make an effort and choose raw fruits and vegetables instead of cooked. Try with raw smoothie every morning and big salad every afternoon. You will definitely get the significant amount of nutritious raw food.
Eat more fish
Fish is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Start to eat at least 2 fish portions a week. You can also include at least one portion of oily fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, fresh tuna, and pilchards. Oily fish is high in omega-3 fats, and may help to prevent heart disease.
Always choose a wide variety of fish, as possible.
Don’t eat too much wheat
People have varying levels of sensitivity to wheat. For some people, gluten is difficult to digest. For others, the sensitivity to wheat isn’t so severe, which is not recognized as a health problem, but it may negatively affect their energy levels. These health problems associated with gluten can occur even with 100% whole wheat products, not just processed wheat flour.
If you don`t want to stop eating bread or wheat pasta, here are the good news. Now, there are a plenty of good alternatives to wheat products, mainly pasta, such as pasta made from quinoa, rice and chickpea flour or spelt pasta.
Don’t cut out wheat completely from your diet, but try to limit it to one meal a day or a few meals a week.
Eat less salt
Even if you don’t add salt to your food, remember that there is a plenty salt in the food you buy.
Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure, and develop heart disease
Adults and children over 11 should eat no more than 6g of salt a day. Younger children should have less than 6 g a day.
Eat variety of foods
Eat a wide variety of food, which is essential for your health. It means that you’ll get a wide mix of vitamins and minerals, rather than potentially getting more than you need of certain food and none of many others. So, stop eating the same few foods over and over again.
Cook your own food
According to the guideline of healthy eating, you should start to prepare your own food. It is very important to bring one step closer to the food you cook, and find out more for every ingredient you are using.
Every day drink a smoothie and eat a salad
Make sure to drink a smoothie and eat a salad every day. Smoothies and salads help you to consume real, fresh fruits and vegetables, essential for your health. Make the smoothie and salad your daily meals, at least two healthy meals a day, and you will definitely start to forget about junk food.
Don’t get thirsty
To stop getting dehydrated, you need to drink about 1.2 liters of fluid every plus the fluid we get from the food we eat. All non-alcoholic drinks count, but remember that water, milk and fresh fruit juices are the most healthy. Avoid soft and fizzy drinks that are high in added sugars and calories.
Be physically active
Physical activities can help you to maintain weight loss or be with healthy weight. Find your way to be more active in your daily life. Try walking or riding a bicycle for a start, or you can find the best exercises for you on a daily basis. Being physically active can help lessen the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.