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Making Healthy Food Choices

Making Healthy Food Choices

food_choicesWe are given choices to choose some of the most healthiest foods…Lets have a look at them.

  1. Fresh fruit instead of juices- Fruits are rich in fiber and low on sugar and calories while fruit juices are devoid of fiber and high in sugar. Hence it is healthy to munch on a fruit than gulp juices.
  2. Avocado instead of butter and margarine- Avocado is rich in good fats aka monounsaturated fats while butter is rich in saturated fats and margarine of transfats etc.
  3. Multi grain bread instead of white bread- Whole grain breads are great on fiber and balance sugar levels and give the feeling of fullness and white bread is stripped of all its nutrition and has no fiber.
  4. Baked potato instead of potato chips- Potato with the jacket helps to retain all its nutrients while chips are refined and deep fried and also have lots of salt.
  5. Brown rice instead of white rice- brown rice is rich in fiber and is more nutritious than white rice.
  6. Skimmed milk instead whole milk- Low fat milk helps to cut down on saturated fats while whole milk is rich in calories and fats.
  7. Steamed rice instead of fried rice- Steamed rice helps to retain more nutrients than fried rice.
  8. Lean meats instead of sausages and other processed meats- sausages are high in saturated fats while lean meats are trimmed of all the artery clogging fats.
  9. Fresh fruit instead of dried fruits-Dried fruits are richer in calories compared to fruits and are lesser filling.
  10. Eat more beans rather than meats- You get the protein without the calories and fats and beans have more fiber.

Making such choices choices help you to get healthy and fit….

Myth: Reduce fat content in milk by adding water

Myth: Reduce fat content in milk by adding water

add_water_milkIt has been a common practice to dilute milk with water. This has been mostly done to reduce the fat content. But you should understand that it dilutes all the other nutrients too. So the quality of milk reduces and you do not get the health benefits.  It is better to buy skimmed milk or milk with 0.5% fat in which the other nutrients will be remain intact. Skimmed milk can even be done at home by boiling and refrigerating the milk and then skimming of the fat the next morning.

Do not ever give diluted milk to children after the age of one. Before the age of one, they should be breast fed. In fact, they need full fat milk for good brain development and for optimum growth.