Sunday, 23 December 2012

50 Amazing Nutrition Tips





  1. Don’t substitute fruit juices for whole fruits.
  2. Eat whole, fresh, unprocessed foods.
  3. When buying packaged foods, read the nutrition labels carefully.
  4. Never cut any food group out of your diet including carbohydrates.
  5. Don’t eat too much or until you’re stuffed.
  6. Eat something every four hours.
  7. Don’t take more than one all-purpose multivitamin daily.
  8. Exercise is important to burn your food efficiently.
  9. Before following a nutrition plan, check the credentials of the creator.
  10. Keep track of your food intake to know which food group you need to eat more or less from.
  11. Eat a variety of foods.
  12. Take the skin off before eating chicken.
  13. Eat fish at least once a week.
  14. Cut back on margarine.
  15. When eating outside, watch out for large portion sizes.
  16. Desserts should be kept to minimum.
  17. Use extra virgin olive oil for salads or whenever suitable.
  18. Buy low fat versions of dairy products.
  19. Eat oily fish like salmon or sardine at least twice a week (rich in Omega-3)
  20. Never smoke after eating.
  21. Don’t eat fruits immediately after meal.
  22. Replace tea with green tea.
  23. Don’t sleep immediately after eating.
  24. Apples protect your heart.
  25. Bananas strengthen bones.
  26. Broccoli combats cancer.
  27. Carrots save eyesight.
  28. Fish boosts memory.
  29. Garlic kills bacteria.
  30. Honey increases energy.
  31. Lemons smoothen skin.
  32. Mushrooms control blood pressure.
  33. Oranges support immune systems.
  34. Rice conquers kidney stones.
  35. Strawberries calm stress.
  36. Tomatoes protect prostate.
  37. Walnuts lift mood.
  38. Yogurt protects against ulcers and helps us digest food better.
  39. Eat breakfast.
  40. Enjoy soups often.
  41. Make a fruit salad at least once a week.
  42. Keep a variety of raw vegetables ready in the fridge for quick snacks.
  43. Include one dark green and one orange vegetable on your plate every day.
  44. Make at least half of your carbohydrate foods whole grain each day (e.g. brown rice).
  45. Take a vitamin D supplement daily (the dose should be according to your age).
  46. Replace salt with lemon, herbs and spices to flavor foods.
  47. Eat a variety of fibre-rich foods everyday including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
  48. Minimize your caffeine intake.
  49. Purchase leaner meat cuts more often.
  50. Eggs, beans, peas and lentils provide a good source of protein and fibre (also are good meat alternatives for vegetarians).

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