Go healthy: Ben­e­fi­cial di­etary changes for you

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

As we start a new year, many of us will be aim­ing to im­prove our health in 2017. Opt­ing for a bet­ter diet is one of the best ways to boost well-be­ing. Here, we round up some sim­ple changes that can help us im­prove our di­ets, with ex­pert ad­vice and gro­cery store guide­lines from the Univer­sity of Ken­tucky. Eat the rain­bow: Adding a va­ri­ety of colour­ful foods to your plate is one easy way to in­stantly im­prove your diet. Re­plac­ing some white and brown foods with plenty of nat­u­ral and colour­ful fresh fruits and veg­gies will pro­vide you with a boost of vi­ta­mins and fiber, also they’re low on fat. Make a gro­cery list that em­pha­sises nat­u­rally col­or­ful foods — the more veg­eta­bles, the bet­ter — and stick to this when you are out shop­ping. Care­ful with dairy: Avoid flavoured yo­ghurts that con­tain as much as half of the rec­om­mended daily al­lowance of sugar. Choose lean meats: Go for chicken and fish as pro­cessed meats such as lunch­meat or hot dogs con­tain high amounts of sodium. Buy breads with whole grains: Breads and other baked goods con­tain the hid­den sug­ars and also sodium. So in­stead of choos­ing breads made from whole wheat, opt for bread made of whole grains. La­bel smart: While read­ing them, be aware of the serv­ing size per pack­age. For ex­am­ple, canned soups are some­times ad­ver­tised as low sodium — but if the serv­ing size is half a can and you eat a full can of soup, you’ll be get­ting dou­ble the dose of sodium.


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