Health is not an option while you chose to pamper your taste buds. Here are easy 5 tips for a healthier dish that will interest you.
EAT MORE FIBER, EAT MORE WHOLE GRAIN PRODUCTS:
Fibers are important for a healthy bowel; helps increase your metabolism and aids in fat burning. They are easily available in high fiber products like, whole grains, whole wheat/ multi grain flour, fresh fruits, salads and vegetables.
EAT MORE COLORS:
Incorporate a more colorful array of vegetables and fruits into your diet. Choose an assortment of colors which will provide you with a broad range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep your body functioning properly. Stock your freezer with veggies to add these to your Knorr soups, stews and meal makers.
ADD LESS SALT:
Get that extra pinch of salt out of your family’s food! It does not have to taste as bad as you think, just try it out! You can add more herbs (oregano, basil, and thyme), spices like freshly milled pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice or a dash of vinegar to add a hint of flavor if you miss the saltiness. In case you still want to add salt, taste your dish first. Did you know that the World Health Organization recommends only 5 gram (which is one tablespoon) of salt per day per person?
USE HEALTHIER FATS:
Our body needs fat, but there are good and bad fats. Try to replace butter and ghee with vegetable oils, like sunflower, soybean, rice bran oil or olive oil. Don’t fry food – try to bake, roast, grill, boil or steam them.
Portion sizes have grown hugely over the past few years and so have we – so eat what you usually do but make the portions smaller – you’ll soon get used to it. And eat slowly to enjoy the taste of the food which is so lovingly cooked. You will feel fuller on less food!