A Healthy Start
Now is a great time to renew your commitment to living healthier in 2016. Maintaining our
health is so important: when our health
is optimal, we are able to live life
to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
Maintaining a healthy diet is fundamental to
living healthier, so here are 3 keys to
a healthy diet.
- Fibre is key. Dietary fibre provides nutrition, is
filling and relatively low in calories. High-fibre
foods include things like apples, carrots, beans and
peas, and whole grains. One of the greatest benefits of
fibre is that it lowers blood cholesterol and blood glucose
levels. Fibre is a vital part of a healthy, balanced diet.
- Make your meals colourful. Green, yellow and orange fruits
and vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli and melon provide valuable
antioxidants and other nutrients. These types of foods may help the body
protect against cancers and other diseases. Ideally you should eat 5
servings per day.
- Eliminate or limit sugar. Sugary foods, refined grain products like white bread and salty snacks are typically calorie-packed. These types of foods are usually convenience type food that offer very little in the way nutrition and actually work against a healthy and balanced diet. Just one can of pop per day may add up to 16 pounds of weight a year.
You don't have to make dramatic changes to your diet to have a lasting and measurable impact on the quality of our life. Start simple and shake things up.