Tuesday, June 8, 2010

healthy eating tips

9 tips to healthy eating

Physical activity
A good balance between exercise and food intake is important, as it helps to take care of a healthy body weight. About 30 minutes of physical activity, such as walking, is recommended every day.

Reduce Salt
Minimize salt in foods, and use salt sparingly.

Cooking methods
Use cooking methods that minimize the risk of cancer by adding fruits, herbs, vinegar, spices.

Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help protect the body against diseases and even cancer.

Eat nutrient-rich foods
Eat a assortment of nutrient-rich foods. People need more than forty different nutrients for good health. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat, fish, poultry and other protein foods. The amount you should eat depends on your calorie needs.

Eat regular meals
Eat regular meals, if possible at regular intervals or periods during the day. Leaving out meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, which often brings to overeat.

Meat and fish
Meat and fish are good for health. However, you must eat not too much of red meat, as these are likely to make you develop bowel cancer and kidney stones. White meat, fish, and poultry are good alternatives.

Eat Variety
Add spice to your life. Eat a variety of foods. They will provide you with a wide range of nutrients.

Drink water
Drink at least two liters of water or other liquid (non-alcoholic) per day. Liquid drink will help to flush your system and minimize your chances of having kidney stones. It will also help to keep your skin supple and fresh.

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