Monday, March 16, 2015

Top Nutrition Ideas to Eat Smarter And Live Better


You are a successful professional, but it hits hard when you manage the family and work schedules. You find it difficult to prepare healthy meals at a short span of time, yet that inner voice tells you all about the awesome benefits of healthy food. What are you going to do? Here is some great advice from Harvard health scientists.

Top health advice

Harvard health professionals advise you

To forget all about whole fat milk and milk products, if you cannot go cold turkey, then try reducing the fat content step by step. I feel something is better than nothing.

Reduce your salt intake

Salt affects your kidneys, brain and heart, so say a big no-no for excess salt.

Pack your own lunch

Do this at least once a week, plan your weekly menu and do your weekly grocery purchase. If you have a plan charted out for the course of the week. Then it will come in handy during your busy schedule. You can jot it down and stick it onto your refrigerator.

Include more veggies and fruits

Include 5 or more servings of veggies and fruits daily. Harvard scientists say one serving= one half cup of veggies or fruits. For spinach and lettuce, and other green leafy vegetables 1 serving= 1 cup.

Set the table with healthy foods

Once or twice a week, have a feast, make it simple, with easy to prepare dishes, which are not time consuming at all. So you can have time to relax.

Eats nuts

Nuts are rich in folic acid, potassium and fiber. They contain unsaturated fatty acids, which are heart healthy. Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, cashew and pistachios can be your best bet.

Contributing Editor Linda Milo, of Institute of Food Technologies talks about Superfoods that are natural, and minimally processed. They include Chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, Acai berries, sunflower seeds, tart cherries, avocados and crown berries.

You can use these fruits and seeds in salads and other recipes according to your imagination. Here are some healthy and delicious recipe ideas. You can try it.



Whole wheat, toasted bread with organically fed hen egg omelette and apples



Labenah with shreds of cucumber and mint. A drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of chili powder. Spread it on Arabic bread. The taste is refreshing.




Kiwi berries and blueberry salad



Take care,

Swarnam