My name is Isabel Galiano, and I’m a health coach and yoga teacher. I help people lead healthier lives and give them advice on how to maintain a more balanced diet, sleep better, manage stress and get the most out of physical activity. Today I’m sharing my 5 tips for a healthier diet.
Tip 1: Eat more fruit and vegetables
Isabel Galiano: The best way to eat healthier is to consume as many fruit and vegetables as possible. Fruit is good, but vegetables are even more important. Next time you go shopping, fill your basket with different coloured fruits and vegetables. The darker the colour, the better! Here’s a tip: make vegetables part of your morning routine by adding them to your omelette. It doesn’t matter which vegetables you choose, the important thing is that it tastes good! If you prefer toast, try adding carrots, cucumber or avocado on top. And if you just can’t eat vegetables in the morning, at least eat some fruit.
Tip 2: Find the right source and amount of protein
I.G. : Protein is another pillar of a healthy diet. But it is important to consume different sources of protein in the right amounts. When it comes to protein, we usually think of meat, chicken, fish and eggs. But let’s not forget plant proteins, such as lentils, beans, nuts and seeds, which are all excellent for your health. Don’t eat red meat every day and avoid processed meat, such as salami, ham and sausages.
Tip 3: Eat the right carbs
I.G.: Our bodies need carbs—the right kind of carbs. Make sure you’re consuming complex carbohydrates. Choose whole grain products, such as whole meal bread, brown rice or whole grain pasta, and try to avoid their white flour counterparts.
Tip 4: Cut down on sugar
I.G. : If there’s one thing you should not consume too much of, it’s sugar. Try to reduce your sugar intake as much as possible. When we think of sugar, we often think of white sugar, biscuits, cakes and sweets. Of course, these products are major sugar bombs, but don’t forget that many packaged foods contain a lot of sugar as well. Check for yourself! Go into your kitchen, open your cupboards and fridge, pull out a few products and read the ingredients label. The longer and more complicated the list, the greater the risk that the product is anything but healthy. Avoid these products as much as possible, and do not give them to children every day.
Tip 5: Vary your diet
I.G.: No matter what you eat, remember that variety is key. Don’t make a habit of eating the same fruit, vegetable or meat over and over again. And don’t be afraid to try new food. Buy products you’ve never tried before. Try new recipes! The greater the variety of nutrients in our bodies, the better!
I hope these tips have been useful and will inspire you to eat healthier.
For more health tips, visit our page gesondbleiwen.cmcm.lu.