A hectic modern lifestyle gives many downside to our life, including to our health.
Nobody makes their own bread and pasta or even just the tomato sauce is easier to grab from the shelves, they last longer too.
Even small kids know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health. What they don’t know is because the naturally cholesterol free and low fat foods are the best source which we can find in fruits and vegetables.
Recent studies revealed good news for us. We don’t have to strict our diets on fruits and vegetables only to be healthy. We can eat mostly everything, just choose the variety wisely.
The myth that rich cholesterol foods, such as prawns is proven wrong. Naturally rich cholesterol foods which is including prawns, squids, clams including eggs don’t increase cholesterol levels if consumed moderately.
Everybody knows that most if not all processed foods are low in nutrients which is actually we need from our foods. What we don’t know is that some dairy or cereal products contains additional Vitamin D, which helps our body processing more calcium. Calcium along with Fiber and Omega 3 are the foundation of a good diet.
Omega 3 are known as the most beneficial factor from fish. While processed foods aren’t recommended for our health, actually we still can consumed canned fish such as tuna, sardines and salmon.
Other foods to look up when we do our groceries shopping are:
~ Meat: avoid the skin and chose the lean meat of Chicken, Turkey breasts, Beef Sirloin Tenderloin, Pork Tenderloin
~ Fish & Seafood without any restrictions.Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, halibut, herring and mackerel have higher amount of Omega 3.
~ Oils: Olive oil can help raise the level of HDL (High Density Lipoproteins), the good cholesterol. Use other vegetables based oil such as Corn and Sunflower Oil.
~ Dairy products: low or reduced fat products for Cheese, Milk, Yoghurt.
~ Butter: look for the natural peanut or almond butter that contain just the nuts.
~ Breads and Pastas: pick the whole grains based food.
~ Beans: protein rich beans are Black Beans, Edamame, Garbanzo Beans, Kidney Beans, Soy Beans.
.~ Nuts and seeds: go for the plain varieties. Walnuts and Ground Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3. Snacks on them instead of potato chips or cookies.
Do your shopping with a full stomach to avoid the temptation for less healthy foods.