Περιοχή: Λυκαβηττός
23
10
2016

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Take a look at the top 10 nutrition tips:

  1. Drink plenty of water.Our bodies are about 60% water! We need to drink water to keep our body systems running smoothly, optimize metabolism, boost energy levels, and promote good digestion.
  2. Eat plenty of “plants”.These colorful gems provide essential micronutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
  3. Eat and drink often throughout the day.Having high quality small snacks, “mini meals” or fresh juice during the day can help to boost energy and prevent over-eating.
  4. Eat mindfully. Limit distractions and take time to experience eating and engage your senses. Up to 30-40% of nutrients may not be properly absorbed if you are distracted while eating. Like walking, watching TV, typing, working. Digestion begins in the brain so by looking at, thinking about and smelling your food, you can help your body benefit from the wonderful nutrients locked away in that meal while enjoying the experience even more!
  5. Limit processed foods.Read labels carefully. Make natural, homemade versions of store-bought foods!
  6. Seek local foods and organic foods sometime.Local eating not only has more nutrients it can also save you money. You don’t have to get everything organic but for some items it matters more (like apples and strawberries).
  7. Include healthy fats in your diet.Eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat! Many immune supportive vitamins, like Vitamin E or beta-carotene and hormones, like Vitamin D require some fat in the diet for absorption. Pass the avocado, please!
  8. Include healthy protein rich foods, including plant-based.Protein rich foods can help to reduce reflux and keep blood sugar levels stable while supporting healthy muscles and your immune system.
  9. For weight management focus more on inclusion of healthy foods and less on restriction of portions.
  10. Enjoy eating!

author: Dimitris Kostopoulos