Cooking and dining go a long way. You need to get to know your food well so you can understand how to get the best out of it. There are a lot of messages and trends about all kinds of food, but the one thing that will never change is nourishing your body.
So, what to eat and when? First understand your lifestyle, are you on the move a lot, do you work a desk job? Establish what you spend your time doing the most so you can work out best the type of food that will work for you. For example, if you are constantly sitting then limit your portions and limit your intake of food high in carbohydrates like, bread, pastas etc. These are the types of food that provide high energy that you don’t need. And it’s the type of food that is going to leave you feeling tired. Also, it’s important to remember that when energy is not used it turns into fat. Rather go for food that helps you stay alert and keep you full for longer. This not only helps you pay attention to what you actually put in your body but it saves you time in that you won’t have to worry about frequent trips to the refrigerator or pantry thus saving time and money.
Example of some food to incorporate in your diet; they are high in fiber, contain natural sugars and are friendly for chronic disease.
|Vegetables Onions Sweet Corn Potatoes Cabbage Carrots Beetroot Green Vegetables Spinach Kale Green Beans Lettuce Celery Parsley etc.||Fruits Bananas Apples Berries Oranges Grapes Nectarines Pears Apricots Figs Guavas.||Protein Eggs Beans Nut butters (Peanut/Almond) and off coz protein can be found in some vegetables like, mushrooms, avocados, Brussels sprouts, lentils and chickpeas.||Carbohydrates Some of the best carbs to go for are, Sweet potatoes Quinoa Couscous Barley Carrots.|
Last but not least, keep your body hydrated. Water is the best source because it does not have calories. However, some fruit and vegetables also contain fluids that are good for your body. That’s even more reason to eat vegetables!