Let’s have a look at foods you should eat to be healthy. There’s nothing such a healthy food list – just recommendations, what to eat.
Too much of a good thing.
Tips for healthy diet
First I’d like to give you some tips what to focus on when trying to improve our health and diet.
- Cook from ingredients, do not buy processed food.
- Avoid fried food (fries, burgers…).
- Avoid sweets and sweet lemonades.
- Avoid fatty food (pizza, creamy pasta…).
- Try to prepare food at home, not to go to restaurants every day.
- Take time to eat, do not eat in hurry.
- Eat regularly.
- Do not stay hungry for a long time.
- Don’t eat shortly before going sleeping.
- Create healthy snacks.
- Be active!
What to eat?
There are categories you should implement to your diet to stay healthy.
Vegetables and fruit
You can’t do anything wrong, when eating more vegetables and fruit. Eat it fresh, boliled, baked. Combine different types and tastes. Do smoothies.
If you feel like having something sweet, consider eating strawberries instead of a Snickers. You body will thank you! Look at healthiest fruits list.
You can have vegetables (either fresh, grilled, boiled or baked) as a side dish instead of pasta or rice. Try to make potato-carrot-broccoli pureé!
Lean meat & fish
To get proper nutrients, you should eat enough quality meat. Try to buy meat at butcher’s, it’s better than in supermarkets. Find your favourite one – chicken, turkey, or fish?
Once in a while, have pork or beef, too.
Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. White-fleshed fish is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein, and oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the “good” fats.
Dairy, milk, eggs
If you are not allergic to lactose, there’s no need to avoid dairy products.
Have some milk, even plant milks are great! Cottage cheese or basically every cheese is a great source of protein, just be careful so that it isn’t too fatty. Greek yogurt is a great solution of your breakfast! Try combining it with some fruit.
Eggs are also a great source of necessary nutrients.
It’s better to avoid white flour, focus on whole grain pastry. Eat enough cereals – for example an oat meal for breakfast.
Cereals are an important source of fibre. Sure, not all types are created equal – Cookie Crisp and Cocoa Puffs don’t have much fiber, but the cereal aisle is packed with options that do.
Nuts and oils
These are the best sources of “good fats”, so have some nice nuts every day and add olive, coconut or other oils to your salads. It can replace dressings.
Do not stress out! Eat what you like, find alternatives to not-so-healthy products. Don’t push yourself into something, because stuff like this can’t have any good results.