When our engines are not working to capacity, small changes we make in our daily routine can produce better overall health and wellbeing for our body mechanics.
Establishing healthy eating trends that you can maintain over a long term is one of the best ways to look after your body.
There will be days when things don’t go to plan. However, you can remain on track to good health as long as you stay strong to your plan for at least 90% of the time.
Following are five of the daily habits you should start with:
1- Have breakfast daily
Breakfast can be as simple as some yoghurt with muesli and fruit, or as complex as a vegetable and smoked salmon omelette. Either way it will help kick start your metabolism and give you a healthy boost to your day.
2- Eat two serves of fruit per day
Fruit is your natural solution to sweet cravings, packing a natural punch of health benefits such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
3- Drink six to eight cups of water per day
Up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water. Water is a major component of blood, the brain, heart and lungs so it’s vital that we keep hydrated in order for our body to perform at its optimum. Water is also necessary for healthy functioning kidneys and to keep our skin supple.
4- Eat a salad with your lunch and/or dinner
Salads are a delicious way of incorporating vegetables into your daily meal plan. They can be simple or complex depending on your personal preferences.
Adults require five serves of vegetables a day for optimum health. Vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Most vegetables are also so low in calories, so you can fill up on them guilt free!
5- Drink tea (black, oolong, green, white, peppermint)
Did you know that tea is a rich source of antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavonoids? Researchers have found that black and green tea have eight to 10 times the polyphenols found in fruit and vegetables! All kinds of tea are beneficial. So, for an all-round healthier you, don’t forget to incorporate a few cups of tea into your daily regime.