We have never heard so much about how important it is to take care of our health. All our habits, ranging from the practice of some physical activity, to the decision to stay late at work, have a significant influence on our quality of life and, therefore, also on our health.
Eating is one of those habits that you should take into consideration – and perhaps one of the most important of them. And as difficult as it may seem, eating well is much easier than we think. Below are some tips for you to ensure healthy eating in your day to day. Check out!
Learn to eat a little bit of everything
Maintaining a healthy diet does not mean having to maintain a restricted diet and cut several tasty recipes from your menu. Eating well means maintaining a balanced diet, capable of offering you all the necessary nutrients – even fats – for your body to function properly.
Therefore, it is not necessary to cut meals to be able to guarantee a healthy diet, but to make some changes in the menu and balance the portions consumed per day. Carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, proteins, fats and even some treats, all of these products are essential for you to always eat well and live happily!
Value dietary fiber intake
Most Brazilians do not guarantee the daily intake of dietary fiber recommended by the World Health Organization. Fibers are responsible for several important functions in our body, such as regulating intestinal functioning, blood glucose and cholesterol levels and even increasing the feeling of satiety. Without them, our quality of life is naturally reduced and, therefore, ensuring this consumption is a way of valuing a healthier diet.
Increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables is the simplest and most efficient way to increase your dietary fiber intake. Ensure this change in your daily meals.
Cook your own food
Modern society has increasingly moved away from basic habits of our daily lives. These changes interfere a lot in our quality of life and, of course, in the way our health behaves.
The habit of cooking our own meals is one of those that has been left behind. Due to the lack of time and the increasingly fast-paced routines, we have chosen to eat the vast majority of our meals outside the home. This habit, in addition to making us eat more than expected, can also increase the consumption of fried foods, sodium and preservatives.
By resuming the habit of cooking at home, even if it is only at lunch or dinner, you are able to better select your foods, control your portions and prepare them in the healthiest and most natural way possible. Your health thanks 😉
Drink lots of water
Have you ever stopped to think how much water you drink per day? The vast majority of Brazilians – especially young people – do not usually drink a satisfactory volume of water per day, often living with mild symptoms of dehydration.
Constipation, dry skin, eye irritation and even headaches can be common signs that your body needs more water to live well. Therefore, one of the precautions of healthy eating is to ensure that the intake of pure water – and not only that available in juices and other drinks – is made in the correct volume. Health experts recommend ingesting eight to ten 200mL glasses of water per day, to ensure the hydration of our tissues.
Enlist the help of an expert
We stated at the beginning of this text that eating well is not a difficult task, but many people who have maintained irregular eating habits for a long time may not be able to make efficient changes on their own.
Seeking the help of experts in the field of nutrition, such as nutritionists and nutritionists, can be a great way to ensure a healthier eating routine, so that you can live well.