Healthy Eating Tips
One of the motivations for this site was to give clear and reliable healthy eating tips. It’s for that reason that the topic of healthy eating is covered more extensively than any other.
Knowing how to eat healthy is more difficult than many realise, until they try it!
The truth is, in my experience, many people greatly over-estimate the extent of their healthy eating.
I always try to put a personal as well as a practical spin on my healthy eating tips. They are all below.
However, I’ve shortlisted three of the more popular articles…
Did you know that your elderly relatives or neighbours may not be eating well enough to sustain good health? A study from the Massey University Auckland, recently investigated the eating habits of single older men, concluding that many of these men are at risk of becoming undernourished, and suffering health problems due to poor nutrition.
The study looked at men who had endured war, the Depression, food rations and hardship. They found that for most men having to suddenly fend for themselves in the midst of the healthy eating phenomenon was “bewildering, if not irrelevant and meaningless.”
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I love lists! Whether it’s lists of food I need to buy, lists of Christmas or birthday presents, lists of emails I need to send, or lists of chores I need to do. Sometimes I feel like I need a list to organise my lists – it can get a little confusing!
So, in honor of the humble list, here are a few of the best I’ve come across recently. I hope you find them as wonderful as I did!
- Leo over at Zen Habits has written a brilliant article called 31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise – with 31 options to choose from, you’re sure to find something to inspire you!
- Elizabeth from Health Castle discusses 28 Ways to Cut Calories Effortlessly – why not use one of her tips each day? Over time this can really add up!
- Jul over at Veggie Chic has written a fab article called 12 Tips for Eating More Veggies – if you find yourself stuck for time, or you don’t really enjoy the mess of cooking, these tips are for you!
- Last but not least, Kathryn from Limes and Lycopene wrote a great post called 5 Ways to Improve Your Health TODAY – why not take action today by putting these 5 quick tips into practice during your lunch break?
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Many studies have suggested that drinking moderate amounts of red wine is beneficial for cardiovascular health. Personally, I don’t drink alcohol, however if I could skip the alcohol, and still receive these benefits, that would be an added bonus!
The University of Glasgow have carried out a study examining 13 different brands of fruit juice from a local UK supermarket. They measured the number as well as the levels of antioxidants in apple, orange, grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple, tomato and grape juice, and found that purple grape juice, made with Concord grapes, had the highest concentration of antioxidants among all of the juices.
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You may have been trying to lose weight on and off for many years, therefore it’s clear that you know a lot about dieting! However for many in the population, something isn’t working, and obesity rates are continuing to rise rapidly each year.
The majority of the time, most of our attention is focused on what we should do, but very little attention is given to what we shouldn’t do. Let’s take a closer look at some of the weight loss mistakes many people make:
1) Having a negative attitude
A positive attitude really does help in the weight loss journey. Believing that you can change is really important. If you tell yourself you can’t succeed, you won’t – simple as that! Empower yourself by thinking positivity, and believing that you really can reach your goals.
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I know how frustrating it is to arrive home from work, look into the cupboards, and realise there’s nothing in there! It’s very easy to head down to the local takeaway when this happens, but what can we do to avoid this situation?
Most of the time I visit the supermarket at the end of the week, to buy all of my food for the week ahead, except for say milk, or bread etc. However, when I haven’t been organised, I find myself having to shop more often, and spending much longer than I should have to throughout the week. I know that if I’d been better prepared on the first visit, this wouldn’t have happened. Click to read more…