There are many opinions and thoughts on what healthy and unhealthy lifestyles are. Main topic of discussion is the amount and the kind of nutritive groups (and therefore what type food) that should be included in an ideal diet. At the same time there is a whole ocean of diet-tips out there, that it’s easy to lose track.
And most importantly: Which diet rules make sense? Below, you’ll find three easy to follow tips, that are easy to remember and to implement into your new lifestyle.
1. Make water your daily drink
The healthiest drink is water. You’ll get used to it and you’ll learn to love water, that’s a promise! If the taste is a bit boring in the beginning, just add a bit of pressed lemon and enjoy your healthy lemonade.
Soft drinks, on the contrary, should be completely crossed out of your diet, because they are filled with sugar and too much sugar is just unhealthy. Fruit juice is a bit healthier, but still contains high levels of fructose (sugar contained in fruits) and should therefore be diluted with the same amount of water.
2. Prefer whole grain foods
Whole grain products contain, contrary to white flour products a huge amount of important nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and protein. The best way to start is to slowly get used the taste of whole grain step by step. After that you’ll learn to love it, because it’s not only healthier, but it also has more taste and keeps you full for a longer time.
3. Eat a healthy variety of foods
Variety is the key for a healthy and balanced diet. Vegetables, whole grain products and a moderate amount of fruits are especially healthy. Consumption of sweets (only for special occasions and in small amounts), meat (max. 2-3x/week) and pure fat (generally avoid deep-fried products) should be reduced to a minimum.