Healthy Eating



The eatwell plate episode 1: Introduction & Fruit and vegetables





Cooking with Oils Everyone knows the foods to eat that improve health, although how we cook the food can be just as important. With there being so many oils and butter products claiming to be the best, it can be quite difficult to know which ones to use and which ones to avoid. 1. Canola oil Canola oil is a popular oil, with many physicians claiming that it has the ability to lower the risk of heart disease. 

You can refer to broccoli as "trees", making them more fun to eat. There are many different names you can call fruits and vegetables, even making up your own if you prefer. Most kids prefer to eat foods that sound fun. - Make the foods taste better. Ranch dressing is great for broccoli, while peanut butter is a great topping for celery. 

Don't skip any meals Eating 3 meals with snacks in between is the ideal way to maintain both energy and a healthy weight. When you skip meals and get hungry, you're more than likely to choose foods that aren't very good for you. If you are eating away from home, take food with you or know where you can buy healthy food from. 

This will help you get an idea as to what foods are the best for your body. Fruits Apricots Apricots contain Beta-carotene which helps to prevent radical damage and also helps to protect the eyes. A single apricot contains 17 calories, 0 fat, and one gram of fiber. You can eat them dried or soft. Mango A medium sized mango packs 57 MG of vitamin C, which is nearly your entire daily dose. 

- When ordering a baked potato, ask for salsa instead of sour cream, butter, cheese, or even bacon. Salsa is very low in calories and provides a healthy alternative with plenty of flavor and spice. - When you are full, stop eating. Listen to your body and what it tells you. - If you get full, take half of your meal home. 

Even though the holidays are in, don't forget about the exercise. Keeping weight off during the holiday season is burning off the extra calories. You should plan a walk after meals, park farther from stores when you shop, and take a few walks around the mall before you begin shopping. During holiday parties and at family dinners, feel free to sample foods although you shouldn't splurge.