Here are a Few Ways To Ensure What Goes in Your Body is Good for You
So why is what we eat so important? The term ‘healthy diet or eating’ has become very popular or trendy in the past decade and still continues to get more attention. This has led so many people to consider it a trend that will eventually pass but here we consider it a lifestyle that all should embrace.
However, with so much information surrounding this topic, it can get really confusing, which is why we want to give you some tips on how to make your meals enjoyable and still healthy for you and your loved ones. We would like to emphasise that eating healthy is not always about strict limitations on food unless in cases recommended by a Doctor. But for those looking to improve their meal options and step it up a notch, we got you covered!
First thing, try not to overwhelm yourself by drastically or completely changing everything you eat at once if you are looking to make a sustainable change. Rather, take a step-by-step approach to help you arrive at your goal. Also bear in mind that quantity intake is crucial because as the saying goes, too much of anything (even if it is good for you) is bad.
Things You Can Change
Swap Snacks & Sweets for Healthy Alternatives
If you are the type that enjoys snacking and indulging in sweets here and there. It would be a good idea to check and make sure your favourite snacks are healthy for you. For every highly processed or refined food available, there are also natural, organic, and healthy alternative.
Our advice is to swap the highly processed food that contains tons of sugar, salt, artificial preservatives, and flavours with food that contains natural ingredients.
Cook Healthy Meals
Try to do your own cooking at home that way you are 100% sure what is in your food. Healthy and fresh food are very much affordable. We think the struggle most people face is knowing where to shop what they want at an affordable price. At RALS Hypermarket, we have made it our priority to provide quality, fresh and trustworthy products while helping you to save more! And if you keep a close eye on our social media platforms you will catch our special promotions with super deals.
Use Healthy Food Ingredients
It’s important your food provides you with the required daily intake of protein here are a few options ( Fish, Chicken, Lean Beef, lamb, Tofu, Quinoa, Almonds, Lentils, Eggs, Nuts and the list goes on) you can find more protein food ideas here and all these items and more are available in-store at RALS Hypermarket.
Someone once said not all carbs are created equal and that is true. Whole grains are a great source of healthy carbohydrate and are a better option if you want to jump on the healthy eating wagon. Examples of whole grains are brown rice, oats, wheat etc.
Vegetables & Fruits
Try to eat varieties of vegetables they are a great source of carbohydrates and vitamins. All vegetables are good for you it is a matter of preference.
The same applies to fruits, we tend to not get enough of the daily recommendation. It is important to be intentional about your fruits and vegetable intake. There so many fruits options to pick from, try to eat different types to get as many nutrients as possible. There are so many fresh fruits and vegetable options at RALS Hypermarket, the options are endless.
Finally, we will touch on cooking oils. So many people believe that oil or fat used in cooking are not as important as the rest of the food, but they are as equally important as protein or carbs. So, if you want to use oil in your cooking, choosing good options such as olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil etc. will help you achieve an overall healthy diet.
We hope you find these tips helpful and do keep an eye out for more blog posts from us. Also, follow us on our social media platforms for more updates and promotions.