Here is how you can start eating healthy today !!
If you want to live a happy and fulfilling life there is no escaping from taking responsibility of what goes into your body. Our body will reflect what it has been fed and will take care of your every aspiration if it is being fed well.
A balanced diet rich in nutrients is important to ensure that there no deficiencies or hormonal imbalances to hamper your health and other body functions. A good routine of food will help you boost your immunity and increase your body’s ability to fight infections.
Reading and implementing good nutrition laws is an endless journey but we have the option to make better choices better choices daily to make sure there is no burden on our thinking process.
Three conscious things you start today to achieve a healthy body are:
- Regular physical exercise
- Consuming fewer calories
- Making healthy food choices
All the meals that we intake, are directly responsible for our health conditions and body performace. So, to maintain our health, we need to make sure that we are consuming a good mix of various healthy foods.
The foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other vital nutrients, but are still low in calories are non negotiable. These low calorie density foods include bright colored fruits, fresh vegetables, fiber rich grains, beans, and nuts and fibrous meats.
Once you have your daily veggie and fruits intake sorted, you should take a step further and should start adding SUPERFOODs into your diet. We are talking about microgreens, the baby versions of vegetables and herbs such as radish, beet greens, cilantro, parsley, etc.
Packed with a high concentration of nutrients, flavours and goodness; these baby plants are winners in every sphere.
Though these are tiny greens, they pack added nutrients than their fully grown form.
Did you know microgreens are 40 times more nutritious than their mature leaves? These tiny versions of leafy vegetables and herbs, are densely nutritious and healthier.
It is one of the best choices to grow as they are quick, easy, and convenient, despite the amount of experience you have in gardening.
Some benefits of including these microgreens in your diet are-
- Improves your immune system
- Helps you to maintain a healthy weight
- Improves muscle strength and brain function
- Increases energy level
- Good for the heart
- Reduce the risk of certain cancers
- Reduces the risk of diabetes
- Tend to improve sleep patterns
- Can prevent mental well-being
Other than following your diet religiously and making necessary changes to it, you should not forget the importance of physical activity. One should aim atleast 30 minutes of physical activity in their daily routine. You should not forget that it’s 80 % diet but 20% is still about exercise.
So what all are the benefits that one can expect after keeping their nutrition goals and exercise goals in check ? Here are some of them.
This is the most desirable and probable outcone once you start following a healthy lifestyle. Losing that extra flab has a plethora of benefits on it’s own like lower risk of diseases and better life expectancy.
Your heart will be healthy and happy once you adopt a healthy lifestyle. Nutritious foods are known to help in improving your cardiovascular health and prevent heart diseases.
4.Better mood and energy levels
Physical and mental health are related. If you don’t feel on the top of your game body wise, your mind will not cooperate. You are what you eat is actually a true phenomena.
No, we are not suggesting that Jack should have no fun as what is life without good food and celebrations? But you need to start listening to your body to keep having that fun because once doctor appointments are routine, your food restrictions will double themselves.
Take time to understand your body and your body will understand you. Feed, it nourish it and heal it. Eat well and sometimes pompously too, but never abuse the capacity of your body.
An occasional burger with fries or that butter naan with floating butter on the top is surely tempting,but having a healthy body is more rewarding.
So what is your nutrition plan for this year?