Healthy Eating TIps
Scientists, nutritionists, dietitians, experts, gurus and other annoying, opinionated people who are into health and nutrition love to dish out all kinds of crazy advice about healthy eating. The problem is that it becomes nearly impossible to keep up with the flood of information and actually turn that into something simple and practical, that you can follow daily. Does it have to be this hard? We don't think so! That's why, we've pulled together the real secrets to eating healthy. This won't guarantee you good health, but trust us, if you keep these simple secrets in mind, you'll have a fighting chance of not only becoming a healthy eater, but also capable of dishing out some monster (hopefully not annoying) healthy eating advice yourself!
1. BECOME A BLACK-BELT SALAD MASTER
Salads don't have to be a handful of tasteless lettuce mixed with all other kinds of boring ingredients, saved by some fat creamy dressing that ruins the whole point of eating a salad in the first place. Salads can not only be packed with nutrition, but also with amazing taste! To get black-belt-level salad chops, follow this 5-Step guide to make super-salads and also check out these amazing protein-packed salad recipes. No one is telling you to eat salad for every meal. We know; you have a life!
2. GET SUPERPOWERS WITH SUPERFOODS
A superfood is a food that is extremely high in antioxidants. When measured by weight, the more disease-fighting, wrinkle-preventing antioxidants packed into one food - the more "super" it is. In today's toxic world, it is essential to include them in your diet for optimal performance, rejuvenation and vitality, so check out this guide to determine which foods are right for you and try out these superfood bars, snacks and powders.
3. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR SUGAR
Is all sugar evil? No way! There are good sources of sugar (the natural ones) and then there are the bad sources (the processed ones). It gets a little more complicated than that, but you essentially need to manage how you're getting your sugar to strike the right balance and follow these surprising ways to curb your sugar cravings. Now, that's SWEET!
4. SLAY THAT EXCESS SALT
Our bodies need salt to maintain fluid balance and nerve function, so consuming it is definitely good for you. However, too much of this good thing is in fact, very bad for you (hypertension, heart disease and kidney problems!). To make matters worse, salt is everywhere (especially in processed foods) and learning how to manage your intake may be challenging. Follow these simple tips and check out some amazing sodium alternatives that you could consider using.
5. NIBBLE ON SOME NUTS AND SEEDS
All nuts contain heart-healthy fats and fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, and other beneficial substances. Learn about the amazing health benefits and just how much you should be consuming. Seeds on the other hand are tiny wonders that are packed with disease-fighting minerals and enzymes, they can be used in just about any recipe. Check out these three favorites that are easy to incorporate into your everyday diet explore the wonderful world of seeds with the Ultimate Seed Guide. Nibble Away!
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This post was originally published on One Green Planet.
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Healthy Eating TIps