Eating healthy food doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods.
Your favourite recipes can be adapted easily to provide a healthier alternative. For example, non-stick cookware can be used to reduce the need for cooking oil. Vegetables can also be microwaved or steamed instead of boiling to retain valuable nutrition.
There are many ways to make meals healthier.
Limit fats, sugars and salt and include plenty of vegetables, fruit , grains , lean meats and low-fat dairy in your cooking.
Foods with added fats, sugars or salt are less healthy than food in which these are found naturally.
Top 5 healthy foods you should be eating
“Eat plenty of fish, which are high in healthy omega 3 fatty acids, and smaller portions of red meat to reduce your risk of diseases like stroke, heart disease and cancer.”
2. Broccoli or any of the cruciferous vegetables:
“These foods are rich in nutrients including glucosinolates, which are key in detoxification processes. These are best served raw or quick-steamed for five to ten minutes.”
“No matter which color – red, yellow, golden – or which part – root or greens – they contain a wonderful variety of protective carotenoids. Evidence suggests their dietary nitrates can be converted to nitric oxide and improve endurance exercise.”
4. Spinach and other leafy green vegetables:
“These are packed with lutein and zeaxanthin: nutrients that can help protect against macular degeneration.”
“They are low calorie, high in fiber and vitamins A and C. They also have other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and have been linked with multiple health benefits. Plus, all my kids like them, so it is something we can all agree on.”