5 top tips on healthy eating
Healthy eating can be difficult but it’s very important for your efficiency in everyday life and as a student, you’re going to be very busy!
Here are 5 tips to help keep you fueled for longer...
High five FIBRE
That’s right, fibre’s got your back. We’re talking potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals. Make sure you pick the ones in high fibre and the wholegrain varieties (e.g. whole wheat pasta, brown rice and potatoes with their skin on.)
It’s important you do this because they contain more fibre than the white variety or refined starchy carbohydrates and will keep you fuller for longer - a necessity for busy students! Just try adding fibre to every meal and you’re well on your way to a balanced, nutritional diet.
Did you know that you’re supposed to drink 6-8 glasses of water every day? That doesn’t mean you need to sit and down a load of water, it’s best to spread it out throughout the day. Swap the sugary drinks to water or have drinks that contain water like tea, coffee and/ or dilute juice.
Whatcha say, 5 A DAY!
Eating 5 portions of fruit and veg every day is easy to achieve. They can be eaten fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced. Snack on fruit throughout the day and add veg to every meal and by the end of the day, you’ll be to sure to reach or even beat your 5-a-day target!
Don't fast, BREAKFAST
Skipping breakfast is a rookie mistake, it’ll only make you crave sugar for energy when you could have had a breakfast high in fibre and low in unhealthy fats, sugars and salt (e.g. porridge topped with fruit.)
What’s up SUGAR?
Not only will eating too much sugar pile on the pounds but it will also increase your chances of obesity and tooth decay. Often we eat sugar because of the quick release of energy it gives us but eating high in fibre foods and not skipping meals will reduce these cravings dramatically.
Foods that have bad sugar in are: sugary fizzy drinks, sugary breakfast cereals, cakes, biscuits, pastries and puddings, sweets and chocolate and alcoholic drinks (all the good stuff!)
If you're looking for a healthier lifestyle, take note of your sugar intake and try cutting down. Just remember, everything is best in moderation!
And that's some things to bear in mind when you're shopping, don't forget to make your shopping list!
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