5 ways to start eating healthy now
Why healthy food is important?
Food is much more than just what you taste. It is a way of living! Your food habits can change what you do during your day, or how you feel. It is a fact that food plays a very vital role in maintaining proper health and also helps in the prevention and the cure of diseases. So, by taking care of your diet and keeping it nutritious and well-balanced, you ensure yourself a good health.
These are some ways to keep yourself eating healthy, by not dieting.
Don’t fry food! Roast it!
It is universally known that fried food is not the best kind of food to consume. But, this doesn’t mean, that non-fried food can’t be as tasty. A cooking technique that can give you a little bit of the idea of the fried food’s taste, is the roasting. Try to roast your vegetables or the meat instead. With the right marinade, or by adding spices, you can create a tasty and much healthier dish. Also, you can add some raw extra virgin olive oil at the end, so to add this rich and beautiful taste to your food. But also, to earn and all the benefits of it.
In case you want a sweet snack, choose the right one
Let’s be honest! Anything that seriously satisfies our sweet tooth isn’t going to be the epitome of a healthy meal. However, there are always sweet snack options that can satisfy you as well. In Greece, we have some really tasty and much healthier sweet snacks, like Pasteli and Melekouni. They both include sesame and honey, and they can be crunchy or chewy, respectively. Also, homemade tahini cookies can’t be a bad idea too.
Choose whole foods
“You are what you eat” is actually, so true. Nutrients from the foods you eat, provide the foundation of the structure, function, and integrity of every little cell in your body. You have to make sure that you choose the right ones. Try to read the nutrition labels and eliminate processed foods or the ones that include additives or preservatives. So, whole foods can be the best option.
It’s all about preparation
First of all, it is very important to keep healthy food readily available. In case you wait to feel hungry and then to start thinking about what you could eat, it’s sure that your appetite will not drive you to something healthy. So it is proven good to spend some time on planning. For example, in case you work on the daily basis and you spend a lot of time out of home, it would be good idea to prepare your meals from the day before, or during the weekend. Try to search “meal prep ideas” and you’ll find some great options.
Snack more often
As we have already mentioned, you have to make sure that food is available, before you feel hungry. And in general, feeling that you are starving, it’s not a nice feeling either for body or your mood. Try to consume smaller portions in a longer period of time, or to include small snacks in between your main meals.