It is a well known fact that “You are what you eat” and so what you eat will affect your physical and mental condition. Having a healthy diet will then obviously make you healthier. Making small but important changes to your diet will help improve your overall health and well being.
Here’s why how small diet changes can have positive effects on you health.
Switch Your Fats Intake – Healthy Fats
There are two types of Fats – healthy and unhealthy fats. It is important for us to consume some healthy fats as they are a source of good nutrients. A healthy diet includes the consumption of healthy fats and oils, which are derived from fish, legumes and nuts. Low-fat diets can also help to increase the body’s level of HDL, or good cholesterol. Good sources of healthy cholesterol include fatty fish, which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and is very good for the heart.
Lessen Your Food Portion
The best thing to do, is to decrease your usual serving portions of food by a quarter or a third. Instead of serving the usual hamburger-sized bun, give yourself sandwiches on dinner rolls, and make it a habit to order child-size portions each time. Eating a little less every meal will add up to helping you lose unwanted weight and make you feel lighter and healthier.
Increase Your Intake Of Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and vegetables are main sources of vitamins, fiber and other important nutrients our body needs to perform their best and fight off diseases. Five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits per day helps reduce a person’s risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even muscular degeneration. Serve yourself at least one serving of fruits and veggies every breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you slowly educate yourself the basics of good nutrition, and you also start making healthy lifestyle and food choices, you’ll certainly be able to see positive changes in your body, as well as in your general outlook. You’ll feel better about yourself, and you’ll have a better attitude towards family, friends and work. You’ll also have a lot of energy left at the end of the day to do the things you want.