Monthly Archives: July 2020
Posted: July 31, 2020
Healthy nutrition starts with smart choices at the grocery aisle in a supermarket. Tempting, unhealthy foods seem to lurk in every aisle, threatening to derail your health goals. A well- planned grocery list is a handy tool that will get you in and out of the store quickly and helps you stick to your healthy eating plan.
Plan Ahead - It helps to keep a running list of items that you need to buy during your next trip to the supermarket. This also means you will plan the meals ahead and ensure that you make healthier choices.
Also, never shop hungry. An empty stomach often results impulse buys that often turn out to be junk food purchases. Now, let’s look at a few tips that will help you make a healthy and responsible grocery list.
Bakery - When it comes to bread, make sure you are investing in a local baker who makes his bakes fresh and with local produce. Also ensure that you purchase whole-wheat or whole-grain bread as a h
Posted: July 15, 2020
Pulses are the superfoods of a healthy lifestyle. Not only are they a good source of protein, minerals and B-vitamins, they are also low-fat. Research suggests that their high fibre content can help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you're trying to shift your diet towards more nutritious foods, you need to make friends with dried beans, chickpeas and lentils, if you haven't already. Here’s a list of some must-have pulses in your diet!
They are high in protein and dietary fibre and also serve as a good source of potassium, vitamin C and folate, and are cholesterol-free. Iron, calcium, and zinc present in chickpeas help in maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
Including them in your diet means, you are also preventing yourself from constipation and promoting a healthy digestive tract. You can have them in salads, or as hummus or make delicious curries out of chickpeas.