Having a healthy mind and body is essential for happy and fulfilling life. There are few things more draining than constant illness. In this article we’ll cover five simple nutrition tips. If you make these tips a part of your daily life you have taken a big step towards lean body, healthy mind and happy life.
Tips For a Lean Body and Healthy Mind
Go green with foods
Green, leafy vegetables are perhaps the healthiest foods on the planet. In terms of nutrition density nothing comes even close to them. Greens are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are hard to find from other sources. They also contain fibre that keeps your guts moving and healthy.
Some examples of greens are lettuce (in its various forms), celery, spinach and kale.
An easy to way to enjoy greens is to make a salad. You should make sure that greens make up for at least half of your salad. Another good way to eat more greens is to make a green smoothie, which is a fruit smoothie with some added greens. Don’t worry, it tastes better than it now seems. Google green smoothies for recipes and more information.
Fruit for dessert
There’s no denying the fact that as humans we like to eat sweets. The so-called sweet tooth is ingrained into our DNA. Unfortunately this can cause sugar cravings and weight gain. This can happen if you allow yourself to indulge in sweet, calorie-rich desserts too often.
Fruits are a good way to have something sweet without adding too many calories into your diet. In most cases a piece of fruit is enough to put out most sugar cravings that would otherwise demand something less healthy.
Be smart with breakfast
There’s a lot of controversy over breakfast. Some people say it’s not necessary while others claim eating breakfast one of the best ways to lose weight.
This is of course a matter of preference. But as a general rule, it’s a good idea to have a breakfast. Because skipping breakfast often leads to snacking before lunch. And more often, those snacks are not the healthy kind.
Eating a solid, protein-rich breakfast can easily carry you until lunch time and prevent unhealthy snacking. A good example is a bowl of oatmeal with two boiled eggs and some yogurt on the side.
Have a meat-free day once a week
As with breakfast, there are many opinions regarding eating meat. The general consensus from the medical profession is that it would be a good idea to cut down on red meat consumption. While there is some controversy on this red meat does contribute to heart disease.
Having a meat-free day once a week is a great idea to give your body some time to rest. During this day focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. This way you’ll make it also a nutrition day.
Eat more whole grains
This horse has been beaten to death, but it bears repeating. Whole grains are one of the keys to slim body and healthy mind. They keep your blood sugar levels stable and fuel your body for hours. They are especially good for fueling long exercise sessions.
In this article we covered some simple and easy tips for lean body and healthy mind. There is more to health than we can cover in this article, but these tips will get you started.