What better way to kick start twenty ten with 10 healthy habits. Thanks to the guys at Cooking Lite, here are 10 healthy habits to incorporate into your daily lives for the forth coming year (and beyond too ). Let’s get these habits rolling:

Fuel up on whole grains:

Swap white rice, white bread and pasta to nutrient rich whole grains. Choose brown rice, whole grain bread and whole grain pasta will fill you up for longer, improve your hunger levels and yield health benefits.

Don’t be afraid of fats!

Not all fats are created equally. The human body actually requires fat to function, so don’t be afraid. Instead focus on eating healthy fats and eliminating unhealthy fats. Stick with unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, avocados, nuts, seeds and fish.

Snack smarter in between meals

Eating healthy snacks in between meals helps to diminish hunger and satisfy cravings. It helps keep your energy and mood levels high. Eat a combination of complex carbs and lean protein which each snack to keep your blood sugar stable and achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Don’t skip breakfast

Haven’t you heard? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t skip it. It is important to fuel your body  with a morning meal of fiber-rich carbs, lean proteins and healthy fats. By doing so this will give you energy to start your day, maintain focus and boost your metabolism .

Exercise, exercise, exercise

Keeping yourself active is important. Exercise has numerous health benefits like decreasing depression, keeping you fit and tone, giving you an abundance of energy and overall protein a better wellbeing.

Eat seasonally

Produce is most nutritionally beneficial at its prime. So seek out seasonally fresh fruit and vegetables.

Eat the right kind of protein

Add high-quality, lean protein to every meal to reap the health benefits. Lean proteins include fish, skinless chicken, lean meats, low fat dairy, eggs, nuts, legumes,. Protein will help keep your blood sugar stable, support healthy muscles and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Drink your fluids

Drink up!! Water is a nutrient that can be obtained from a variety of sources, whether water enters your body as fluid or food, it still results in the same healthy benefits. Ensure you get up to 2L of water daily to reap the benefits. After all your body is made up of 70% water, so you need to replenish so your body keeps function at its peak performance.   

Eat healthy when eating out

When eating out choose wisely and avoid overeating. Pay attention to the 3P’s: portion size, preparation method and products used. Request sauces on the side  and steer clear of foods that have creamy sauces etc.

Limit Alcohol consumption

Here’s the thing, alcohol has recorded health benefits. But here’s the disclaimer: not all alcohols, only wine. A 250ml glass of wine can go a long way. Remember moderation is the key

 

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