It would be nice for the subject of proper nutrition to have clear-cut, no-fuss guidelines to follow. The reality of the situation is that navigating the myriad of conflicting reports, convoluted labels and hard to find information can make food decisions difficult. This article will give you a quick low down on what you need to know to make nutrition a simple fact of life and not an overwhelming impossibility.
Many have always thought of salad as being quite healthy, but it is common for people to use dressings that make it far less so. Creamy dressings contain more calories and fat and are often lower in nutrients than vinaigrettes. Rather, opt for vinaigrette dressings or just combine olive oil and vinegar yourself. Putting some walnuts and cranberries in a salad is also a great idea.
Your diet should include plenty of whole grains. People who consume more whole grains tend to be more healthy than people whose diet consists of refined carbohydrates. Look for labels that don’t include the word “refined”, and instead say that the item contains 100% whole wheat. Make this a staple in your every day diet. This will give your body the right amount of fiber that it would need, as well as the nutrients that carbohydrates lack.
Use almonds in all of your recipes which call for nuts. Almonds are a triple-threat because they can lower your cholesterol, fortify your blood cells and fuel your body with protein. They also tend to be less expensive than many other varieties.
Reading was the easy part! Putting into practice what you have learned will take a little more effort but be well worth the energy spent and even give you more energy in the long run. You have taken the initial steps necessary to begin positive changes in your consumption habits and once you put them into action you will be much happier and healthier for it!