Nowadays we often reach out for a fresh meal in our busy day without paying attention what it is made of, we only care about how it tastes. We are living in the GMO era where chicken are full of female hormones, steroids and all kind of chemistry and genetically modified corn and soy become the new petrol – you can make virtually any kind of food with them. No matter how bad the situation is, there are still some healthy food islands around us we can escape on. Here are some of the tips you can use in your quest for a healthy eating.
Start your day with a soup. Yes, not coffee but soup. You cannot imagine what the impact of a warm vegetable soup with broccoli and a couple slices of oath breath on your stomach are. It will give you all the needed folate, potassium, fibers, calcium and phytonutrients you need for the whole morning. And if you still insist on coffee – you can have it later.
Try to eat as much fruits as you can. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” There are some considerations though. Do not go shopping by the look but by the label. Organic fruits are quite expensive and less attractive at first sight but they will pay back real quick. If you look for seasonal fruits there is quite a chance you find homegrown just picked-up from the near farm at competitive price. Apples are also rich source of antioxidants.
Every once a week treat yourself with a delicious salmon, trout, herring or other oily fish – backed, grilled or boiled but not fried. Their oil is rich in Vitamins A and D and omega-3 fatty acids which help your heart and nervous system work better. If you suffer inflammatory conditions (e.g. arthritis) you will definitely feel the difference too.
If you are cereal a fan, but hate soup you can live happily with oatmeal. It is rich in B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, potassium, complex carbohydrates, and water-soluble fiber, which stabilizes levels of blood-glucose and slows digestion down. Due to its natural nutrition it is called “Breakfast for champions!”
Next is one of the simplest, most common and cooked the wrong way vegetables. It can be seen in any fast food chain. Potatoes. If served the right way – boiled as a salad, baked or cooked but not fried it is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, complex carbohydrates, beta carotene and dietary fiber.
Last words to those of us who cannot make it without chocolate. Well if you are addicted to chocolate there is good news. Dark chocolate. Bars that are over 75% cocoa will help you lose weight while still enjoying your foods. Dark chocolate is great source of antioxidants and it has very low level of sugar too.
There is a saying “We are what we eat!” It is true to the fact that food is not only our fuel but also our building material. In short it is best to buy organic fruits and vegetables from farmers or at least in their season, have it cooked the right way and take you time when heaving a breakfast. Slow food and active exercise is the fast way to healthy living.