To find the best way to do anything, ask someone who knows what they are doing. When it comes to finding the healthiest way to eat, it’s the same advice. There are doctors and nurses, then there are world class medical institutions and research scientists. We all know from the media that, sometimes, top scientists get things ‘wrong’. So if you, and the ones you love, are looking to find the healthiest way to eat, find someone who knows what they are doing, then test what they say out for yourself.
Harvard is a name that inspires admiration, confidence and respect into academics, nations and communities world-wide. Harvard Health Publishing recently published an article about simple ways to healthier eating. Take a look at these tips, then try them out for yourself and see whether they help you, and the ones you love, to age gracefully.
- Reduce consumption of fats that are solid at room temperature
This simple change will reduce the saturated fat in your diet. It’s easy to do, just change from butter & margarines to healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil that stay liquid when you store them. All fats are high in calories so use sparingly for cooking and dressing salads.
- Nuts and seeds are good for you
Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios are fill of beneficial nutrients including; vitamin E, folic acid, potassium, and fibre. Many nuts are also high in fat, but mainly unsaturated fat, which make nuts good to eat in moderation. Start shopping for them regularly. Hunt out low-cost suppliers where you can source affordable nuts. Keep the portions small and enjoy.
3. Taste food before you salt it
The best chefs continuously taste the food as they cook it. So why don’t you? Stop automatically salting or seasoning your meals without checking if they need/need more flavouring. Try being ‘Stoic’ and don’t put any salt on your food for a couple of days. Then see if you prefer eating that way.
4. Eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits a day
It’s a nutrient-packed way to fill your plate that is usually low in calories. The easiest way to do this is simply to think more about the food you eat when you go shopping and when you start cooking. Start off gently by adding one fruit or vegetable serving a day.
If you don’t have enough time or motivation to shop and cook, or you have lots of mouths to feed, then try meal replacements for a smarter, healthier way to eat. Uno Nutrition Sdn Bhd produces evidence-based nutrition supplements that are specially designed to help you, and the ones you love, to eat healthier with nutrition supplements for all. Uno Nutrition now offers TruFuel, a tasty, easy to consume meal replacement packed full of nutritious ingredients in a balanced formula. Try it for yourself and see if it works for you.
Thinking more about your diet and nutrition will help you, and the ones you love, to age gracefully. Make some time each week to try one, or two, meal replacements together with your meals and healthy nutrition supplements, that are delightful, delicious and healthy.