Healthy eating involves planning meals for the week and making sure that you work towards achieving what you have planned. The first thing you need to do is to base your meals on starchy foods. Starchy foods such as rice, pasta, cereals and potatoes form an important part of a healthy diet. It is advisable to choose wholegrain varieties of the starches. Starch should make about a third of what we eat.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. The dilemma we have is most of us are aware that we should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables but most of us are still not eating enough of them. Try to eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
Healthy eating also involves eating more fish. Fish is an excellent source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. You should aim for at least two portions of fish in a week or even twice a week.
There is also need to cut down saturated fat and sugar. To stay healthy we need some fat in our diets. But the question is, what kind of fat are we eating? Too much saturated fat can increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood and increase the chances of developing heart diseases.
It’s not a good idea to be either underweight or overweight. Being overweight can lead to health conditions high blood pressure or diabetes. It is important to always do exercise at least to keep the body active and fit.
Drink plenty of water. The body needs at least 6-8 glasses of water in a day to stop us from dehydrating.
Lastly, don’t skip your breakfast.
About the author
Reginald Alango is a Social Media Strategist and Writer living in Nairobi, Kenya.