Vigorbuddy | Maintaining a Healthy Eating Lifestyle by GIDC Philippines | A healthy body is important for managing daily life. It affects activities in both the physical and mental aspects. A factor that can heavily affect your body is the food you eat. What you eat each day might affect your physical and mental health which is why a healthy eating lifestyle should be a priority. Combined with physical activity, you can maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of severe health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
If you are intimidated about establishing and sustaining a healthy eating habit, don’t fret. If you begin by making subtle improvements to your everyday routines, you can make a major impact on your eating pattern and build long-lasting, healthier eating habits. Try to add at least five of the following nine goals to your diet by adding a new target each week.
9 Healthy Eating Lifestyle
Make Fruits And Vegetables Be Half Of Your Plate
Choose red, brown, and dark green vegetables for your meals. Other vegetables are good too. Add fruit as part of main or side dishes or as a snack. They make great desserts too. The more vegetables or fruits, the more likely you are to get the vitamins, nutrients, and fiber that your body needs to be healthy.
Instead of Whole Grains, Consume Half Grains
Switch from refined-grain food to whole-grain food. Choose whole-wheat bread instead of white bread, for example. Read the list of ingredients and select the items that first list the whole grain ingredients. Check for things like whole wheat, brown rice, bulgur, buckwheat, oatmeal, quinoa, or wild rice.
Switch from Normal Fresh Milk to Fat-Free or Low-Fat Milk
Fresh milk and fat-free milk have the same amount of calcium and nutrients but the low-fat or fat-free milk has fewer calories and less saturated fat.
Pick a Variety of Lean Protein Foods
Protein is not only found in meat, seafood, and poultry. They are also present in different fruits and raw ingredients like beans, peas, eggs, nuts, and seeds. Select the turkey breast, chicken breast, or leaner cuts of ground beef.
Choose Lower Sodium Food
When you buy soup, bread, frozen meals, and canned foods, choose those with low sodium content. Use the Nutrition Facts label to choose the lower sodium version. Excess sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body that will creates an added burden on the heart.
Drink 8 Cups of Water Everyday
Water is the most essential need of our body. Drinking water can prevent you from dehydration that can be the cause of defocus, mood swings, body overheat, and lead to constipation and kidney stones. Water will also help to wash toxins out of your body.
Eat Some Seafood
Adults should include seafood at least once a week because seafood has protein, minerals, and omega-3 fats (A Fat that goods in your heart). Seafood includes fish such as tuna, salmon, shellfish, and others rich in omega 3 fats. For Children, smaller amounts of seafood are enough for their bodily needs.
Cut-Off of Consuming of Some Solid Fats
The major sources of solid fats that you should take note of are the processed meats like hotdogs, bacon, sausages; ice cream, pizza, cookies, cakes, and other desserts. Too much intake of these foods will could lead you to gain weight and even obesity.
Use Stevia instead of Sugar
One of the healthy eating lifestyle choices you can make is to cut-off Sugar and replace it with stevia. Stevia is a natural, organic sweetener derived from the stevia rebaudiana plant. It is a unique sweetener that is sweeter than regular sugar, and yet it has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. Considering how many calories there are in regular table sugar and how it could negatively impact your body, you should strongly consider using stevia in your daily diet.
Where can I buy Sweet and Fit Stevia in the Philippines?
Sweet and Fit Stevia is manufactured by Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation. Sweet and Fit Stevia products can be purchased at your local Mercury Drug Store, Generika, South Star Drug, and other leading drugstores. It can also be bought at Robinsons Supermarket, Waltermart, Ever Gotesco, Landmark, and other supermarkets nationwide.
For those looking to shop online, Sweet and Fit Stevia is also available on the official GIDC website and on popular online marketplaces.
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