Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Take a small step to better nutrition today, and move toward a healthier you.
If you ask me what do I eat in a day, the following video will give you an ideas. I prefer to eat freshly cooked food mostly.
Eating fresh food can promote not just good health but also improve hair and skin. The best way to eat healthy is to stock your pantry with healthy ingredients. I always have lot of vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes to encourage myself to step into the kitchen and cook something quick or elaborate depending on the time availability. Everyone can benefit from eating healthy—from controlling your weight to preventing chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer. Eating healthy at a young age sets kids on the path to a healthy life, but remember, it’s never too late to get started.
I love to try out different diets depending on the seasons of the year. I also try to eat raw food during summer as my portion of plate gets smaller during summer due to drinking plenty of water and other healthy beverages like non alcohol Mojito, freshly squeezed orange and other fruit juices, eating just avocado for a snack and so on…
It’s easier than you think to start eating healthy! Set healthy eating goals to improve your nutrition.
The link between good nutrition and healthy weight, reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthy, you’ll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it’s easier than you think!
What Represents a Healthy Eating Pattern?
Many Americans consume less than ideal amounts of certain nutrients needed for a healthy diet. To put you on the path to improving your health through nutrition, the Guidelines recommend including the following components when developing your healthy eating pattern:
A variety of vegetables: dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy and other vegetables.
Fruits, especially whole fruit.
Grains, at least half of which are whole grain.
Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages.
A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), soy products, and nuts and seeds.
Oils, including those from plants: canola, corn, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean, and sunflower. Oils also are naturally present in nuts, seeds, seafood, olives, and avocados.
Foods and Food Components to Limit
More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, often as a result of unhealthy diets and a sedentary lifestyle. To improve our nation’s health, the Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting consumption of the following:
- Salt. Adults and children ages 14 years and over should limit sodium to less than 2,300 mg per day, and children younger than 14 years should consume even less. Use the Nutrition Facts label to check for sodium, especially in processed foods like pizza, pasta dishes, sauces, and soups.
- Saturated and trans fats. Less than 10% of your daily calories should come from saturated fats. Foods that are high in saturated fat include butter, whole milk, meats that are not labeled as lean, and tropical oils such as coconut and palm oil. Saturated fats should be replaced with unsaturated fats, such as canola or olive oil.
- Added sugars. Less than 10% of your daily calories should come from added sugars. ChooseMyPlate.gov provides more information about added sugars, which are sugars and syrups that are added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. This does not include naturally occurring sugars such as those consumed as part of milk and fruits.
Remember Physical Activity
Also remember, regular physical activity goes hand-in-hand with a healthy diet when you are trying to improve your health. My daily routine is practicing yoga and meditation.