Thursday 6th January 2011
Check out my Top ten Healthy Eating Tips for 2011 in the Cork Independent today:
Get your ‘five a day’
Eating at least 5 fruit and vegetables a day is up there at the top!
Reduce your saturated fat intake
Saturated fats are predominantly animal fats so reduce your meat and dairy to a minimum. Increase your beans and lentils as an alternative source of protein.
Reduce your trans-fat intake
Most fast food and processed foods contain poor quality fats – make it yourself at home!
Increase your unsaturated fat intake
Increase unsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil.
Increase your omega-3 oil intake
Omega-3 oils are powerful anti-inflammatory agents in oily fish, linseeds and walnuts.
Increase your fluid intake
Aim to drink eight glasses of water per day as a minimum.
Eat breakfast every day
Kick start your metabolic rate everyday!
Start switching your white flour, bread, rice and pasta for a brown alternative. Watch your sugar intake.
Increase your intake of fibre
Sticking to the above diet will see your fibre levels shoot up with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans and lentils.
Watch your salt intake
Salt can be hidden in most processed and packaged food so read the label.