Preventing lifestyle diseases sources from healthy eating, and this ideology only works when we make it a lifestyle choice as opposed to a diet to achieve short-term goals. The past two years have been a wake-up call to many to rely on nutritious food to sustain immunity and combat diseases. But that’s not all keeping the body active, hydrating, staying happy, and more than anything else, staying committed towards a healthier lifestyle also makes a difference.
The question is, how do you ensure a nutritious diet? Try implementing the following tips shared by health experts.
- Refrain from taking supplementary pills. They have a boomerang effect, and the benefits might once you stop consuming these pills.
- Practice mindful eating. Stray from distractions and focus on your chewing for better digestion. It also avoids problems like bloating, acidity, and the like.
- Focus your energies on becoming healthy rather than on weight loss or weight gain. Understand your body type, rate of metabolism, and ailments (if any) to plan a balanced, nutritious meal that correctly includes the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Typically, experts suggest that one meal should contain 35-45% carbohydrates, 30-40% proteins, 15% fat.
- Ditch-packed food usually contains high levels of preservatives. They don’t contribute to your commitment to living a healthy and disease-free life.
- Opt for local food since your body will adapt to it under those weather conditions.
- Refined flour, salt, and sugar come in the way of a healthy body. Stay away from these as much as can. Limit your salt consumption and have sugar in the form of seasonal fruits.
- Include fiber-rich cereals and grain in your diet and protein-rich Lean meats, poultry, eggs, legumes, and pulses.
Beyond anything else, opt for healthy food items that you enjoy eating so that you don’t get bored easily. If you’re looking for suggestions on dishes that fall under the “most nutritious and wholesome” category, then it is Khichdi with Dahi and rice/idly with sambhar and buttermilk. Of course, these are just a couple of the many nutritious meal options. Stay healthy, stay happy!