What we put in ourselves is what we are. In today’s urban lifestyle, which is more time conscious and fast-paced, quick, convenient and easy meals have taken a front stage in our meals. You ask anyone, they will say they are on a diet. If you really want to live a healthy life in spite of your busy lifestyle and routine, the only solution is to eat healthily. Numerous lifestyle diseases and health problems could be avoided by improving our diet and food intake.
A healthy dieting and selection of foods are dieting that doesn’t end up affecting your overall health in any way. In many occasions, people pick up diets that start affecting their health and development. Say for example if you are to avoid carbohydrates from your food it is never advisable to cut it off completely from your meals. Rather you have to avoid the ones that don’t do well for you and pick the ones that are healthier in the right quantity to balance your diet.
A healthy diet is choosing to consume the right foods in right quantities. Perhaps the crux is to learn to eat sensibly that includes all the nutrients that the body requires. It also does not mean to eliminate foods that you enjoy and have only those awful and bitter tasting foods. Also distributing your meals in smaller 5 to 6 servings in a day initiates different consumption levels and more you break your meals the more you divide the calories to be burnt during the day, the more of the calories that you tend to burn.
A well-balanced diet is the most crucial part of a healthy living and this means having all food groups in a balanced amount such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins found in fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry and dairy products. Noted below are some food that will keep you healthy and protect you from many diseases and lifestyle disorders.
- Whole grains: a must in our daily doses. Whole grains are rich in fibres, vitamins and minerals. Ensuring that the staple like pastas, grains and breads are fully whole you will never be devoid of these essential nutrients.
- Fruits and vegetables: loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibres are a vital part of our diet. Including them in our daily diets protects us from critical diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and even cancer. Can be fresh or frozen, but no doubts are a must in every meal that we take.
- Proteins: are the important component in building tissues and its repair and thereby are very important for our health. It contains important minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin B. Proteins can be consumed in any form like the animal or plant proteins.
- Other important ingredients like dairy, fats, sugar and legumes. These should also be a part of our daily food intake and help to maintain the balance of our diet.
Using these healthy diet tips as a general guide to healthy living by healthy eating. Eating is a pleasure, and changing our thoughts to eat to live rather than living to eat is more important. Another important fact that we should never forget and is essential for a healthy lifestyle is exercise.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In the world of health and nutrition dietician, Sheela Seharawat is a well-known name. Along with her master’s degree in food & nutrition, she also holds benevolence and dedication in her character. She has been practising since 2006 and a registered dietician under IDA. She is among the founding members of the Diet Clinic which has presented more than 35 outlets running successfully all over the country. Prior to her individual practice, she remained associated as a dietician with Indian Army hospital for a Short time. While she was an intern during her master’s degree she dealt many clients gratuitously.
She has conducted many research works before and during her practice as a dietician. Also, she has a keen interest in exploring new breakthroughs. However, she always keeps herself updated with latest happenings and developments in the field of food and nutrition. Also, is an active participant in various health-related seminars, webinars, workshops, health camps and related social functions. She is a motivational speaker and due to her humble inspiration many people have lost their unwanted kilos and living a healthy and motivated life. She has been evolved as an expert dietician in past whole decade of working of Diet Clinic.