Elderly are normally at higher risk for poor nutrition. Meals that are quick and easy are not always the best for them. The following article will show you some easy ways you can balance what you eat while avoiding cumbersome cooking.
You should try to consume breakfast every day so as to ensure that your body has the energy it needs to function. Studies have shown that people feel better and eat less in the day if they begin their day with a good breakfast. Be sure your breakfast contains some protein in it, and more importantly, eliminate unhealthy food such as highly processed foods.
To start the day by ingesting the right kind of calories helps to jump start the body metabolism and provides our body the energy needed to perform efficiently.
If you are planning to host a lunch with friends, and wish to prepare healthy food, you may consider healthy tuna salad. Tuna is low in calories, rich in protein, and is a great source for omega-3 fatty acids. Mash a few cans of white beans in a blender. Mixed them with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and then blend in the tuna with the mixture. There you are, you just made a healthier version of tuna salad that you can enjoy with your friends over lunch gathering. Fresh herbs are wonderful options for that additional flavour in your meal.
However, do aware before you order that salad serving when dining out. Some restaurant, especially the fast food restaurant often serve salad that may consume thousands of calories – and that is before you add dressing and croutons on it. But if salad looks like your best bet, then just ask the waiter to serve with the dressing at the side. This is to ensure you do not consume extra amount of dressing. If possible, request for fat-free dressings.
Busy people always failed trying to lose weight, simply because they don’t have the time or energy to cook healthy meals. However, the tip here is to make an “emergency kit” containing healthy food like nuts, fruits and vegetables readily available for times like these.
Many vegetables contains fiber that helps to reduce absorption of cholesterol. If you are a person who just cannot give up food that are rich in cholesterol, the best option for you is to consume these food with vegetable together. Herbs like cordyceps is also effective in lowering cholesterol in our body.
Fiber can benefit our body in many ways, including lower the risk of heart disease or diabetes. Soluble fiber prevents the body from processing cholesterol and fats. Besides vegetables, fruits and whole grains are perfect sources of fiber for our body. Recommended daily consumption of fiber is 20 gram for female and 30 grams for male. Try taking fiber supplement if you are falling short.