Every time you step out of the house, you cannot avoid falling prey to your urge of enjoying the delicious plethora of food available!
How can one resist a crispy burger and a tall glass of thick chocolate milkshake? It can be so hard, right?
Well, more often than not, people give in to their love of tasty, yet unhealthy, food and do not think about the consequences it has on their health.
When we see our favourite food, our mind tends to automatically shut down our ability to stop for a minute and think about our health!
As many of us might already be aware of, unhealthy eating habits can be one of the main reasons for most of the diseases and ailments that affect human beings.
Like the popular quote goes, "you are what you eat". If you ensure that you ingest nutritious foods which contain no harmful ingredients and excess fat content, then you can definitely remain relatively healthier!
If you want to prevent being affected by a number of diet-related diseases and start maintaining a healthy eating habit, then have a look at these simple tips!
1. Avoid Consuming Packaged Food
Whether it is canned juice, packaged milk, frozen foods, instant noodles, etc, they can be seriously dangerous for your health, as they contain unhealthy additives, preservatives and chemicals.
2. Go Organic
Making organic fruit, vegetables and meat, a part of your daily diet, can improve your health to a great extent, as the non-organic variety contains harmful fertilizers and hormones!
3. Eat Healthy Fats
Many people tend to think that even healthy fats can lead them to gain weight; however, omega-3 fatty acids are very much essential for a healthy body, so you can make avocados, nuts, coconut oil, ghee, etc, a part of your regular diet.
4. Eat At Home
Even with your busy schedules, you can try to make some time to cook yourself some healthy meals, instead of eating out most of the time!
5. Reduce Sweet And Salt
Consciously make an effort to reduce the amount of sweet and salty foods you ingest, as excess sugar and salt can lead to conditions like diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension.
6. Shop Sensibly
When you go grocery shopping, ensure that you pick up only healthy foods, do not give in to your temptations and fill your bags with junk foods!
7. Exercise Will Power
Most importantly, one has to make up their minds if they want to start eating healthy, as will power is very important in order to resist unhealthy foods!
Dr. MANJARI CHANDRA
Masters in therapeutic nutrition, MBA in Hospital Administration
Dr. Manjari Chandra is a qualified Nutritionist having a diverse experience in Nutrition and Health for over 15 years with the top-notch hospitals of India. Presently, she is a consultant with Max Hospitals, Delhi, and the owner of Manjari Wellness