We all know that vegetables, in particular green ones are crucial to a healthy lifestyle. It’s not only planet-friendly but also waistline-friendly. Greens are best food you can eat if you want to improve your overall health. Let’s go eat green from now on following our guide!
- Get on board with the Mediterranean meal
Have a plate of grilled fish and fresh vegetables and a glass of wine as it is in Athens, Greece is a perfect choice for greenies. All the heart-healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants in Mediterranean food like hummus, olive oil, and feta can help lower the risk of heart disease.
- Stock healthy snacks
Day meals are interspersed with different types of snacks. And you wonder if it’s possible to lose weight while not giving up eating snacks. The good news is that there are some kinds of healthy snacks with a lot of protein and nutrients that can be integral to your weight loss. Some can even keep you full of energy throughout the day and limit your cravings for unhealthy foods. And there are a number of healthy snacks out there that are also great-tasting and simple to stock like fresh fruits and nuts.
- More home-cooked meals
Fast food can please your taste buds and the fact is that we all love the convenience and culture of restaurant eating because of our hectic lifestyle. However, fast food has done nothing good but loading us with calories and fat. Unless you’re dining out at a healthy and green restaurant, just stay in and have a home-cooked meal, it not only helps you save energy and packaging waste but also avails your financial situation thanks to its low cost.
- Drink more water
Though so many of us ignore this throughout the day, but water is the best thing we can put in our body. It’s the only bottle that is custom, convenient, and clean. No need to say more about the benefits it brings to our health, all you have to do is keep drinking at least 2 litres of water per day.
- Put fruits everywhere
Just like veggies, choosing different coloured fruits increases the variety of nutrients, which are very good for your health physically and mentally! Fruit can be added to cereal, porridge, toast, salads, or used to finish a meal, also makes a convenient snack. Let’s keep a bowl of whole fruit wherever you can: on the table, counter, in refrigerator,… In fact, fruit is the most nutritious for you eaten fresh and raw, so you better choose real fruit over “fruit flavor” food.
- Take yourself a break
Enjoying your food isn’t an exception to a healthy eating plan, but an integral part. You follow these rules most of the time but occasionally want a slice of pizza, fried chicken or a brownie, go for it. Because we all have to relax a bit on our eat green journey!