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Many people believe that healthy food is always bland, boring, boiled and expensive. This is a misconception as few basic guidelines and different choices can be the start to a healthier way of living. Good, healthy food can be yummy and nutritious for the whole family, not only to feel healthier, but also to protect us against typical lifestyle diseases often associated with what we eat. It is vital to teach our children good eating habits from a young age.
- By choosing healthier ingredients and cooking methods, significant changes can be made. For example, grill or roast food rather than deep-frying it.
- Season food with less salt and use less processed ingredients. Rather use fresh herbs, salt-free spices, lemon juice and pepper.
- Taking portion size into consideration is another way to make sure that you only eat as much as you need.
- Remember to make gradual changes – it’s a much more sustainable way make a difference.
What you cook and how you cook is as important as healthy eating. Healthy cooking does not mean food is bland or boring. Choose cooking methods like grilling and pan-frying and season food with herbs and spices instead of salty, processed ingredients.
Reading food labels
Educating yourself about what you eat, is an important step to a healthy lifestyle. Many of the unhealthy ingredients are hidden in a variety of foods and only by reading the label will you be able to make healthier choices. There are a few things you need to look out for on labels when shopping.
Changes when cooking
By making small changes in your everyday cooking and choosing ingredients that are healthier, you will already make a difference. Remember to make gradual changes – your family won’t notice the difference and the changes will be more sustainable.