Healthy Eating Tips That Will Improve Your Overall Life

By: Guest Author

Published: January 8, 2020

Written by Dr. Harry Horgan- Guest Contributor

Healthy eating isn’t about strict limitations, staying unimaginably slim or depriving yourself of foods that you actually love. It’s about feeling great, both mentally and physically, having energy, boosting your mood and improving your overall health. Moreover, it doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. Basically, the cornerstone of healthy eating revolves around replacing all processed food with natural food as much as possible.

In a nutshell, your diet should consist of various delicacies such as local and foreign foods that makeup one unique culinary experience as a whole. Not only good, tasty food, but also healthy varieties that offer all the relevant nutritional benefits that go-ahead to maintain the optimal functioning of the nervous system as a whole. When the right diet is maintained, not for the sake of how good and tasty food is but for the overall benefit of the body, you can tailor a diet that keeps your nervous system in check, neurology in Dubai readily confirms.

8 simple tips for healthy eating

The key to healthy eating lies in balancing the energy you consume (calories) and the energy you use. In general, if you eat more than is required you’ll gain weight because the excess energy is stored as fats. On the other hand, if you eat too little you’ll lose weight. Read on for tips to a life of healthy eating:

Include higher fibre, starchy carbohydrates

Starchy carbohydrates should make up over a third of each of your meals. Some of these foods include potatoes with skin, bread, wholewheat pasta, brown rice, and wholegrain cereals.

Consume lots of fruits and vegetables

Generally, you’re required to eat at least 5 portions of various fruits and vegetables daily.

Eat more proteins

Foods such as fish are a good source of proteins and other valuable minerals and vitamins. Additionally, oily fish such as salmon, trout, herring, sardines, pilchards, and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which helps to prevent heart diseases.

Reduce intake of saturated fats and sugar

Although fats are an essential part of your diet, it’s important to monitor your intake and the types of fats you’re consuming. Saturated fats are unhealthy because it leads to the buildup of cholesterol which ultimately increases the potential of developing heart diseases. Foods that contain high amounts of unsaturated fats include:

● Butter
● Cream
● Cakes
● Lard
● Pies
● Biscuits

● Sausages

To cut down on your consumption of saturated fats try foods that contain unsaturated fats such as vegetable oils, avocados, and oily fish.

Moreover, cut down on regular consumption of sugary foods (cakes, biscuits, chocolates) or drinks (soft or fizzy drinks) as they increase your risks of obesity and tooth decay.

Drink plenty of fluids

You need to consume about six to eight glasses of water on a daily basis to stay hydrated.

Avoid skipping meals

Always ensure you eat all your meals, especially a healthy breakfast consisting of high fibre and low fats, sugars and salt to improve your overall health.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise helps to reduce the risks of developing serious health problems such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease or stroke.

Prepare more of your meals

Preparing your own meals helps you take charge of what you eat and monitor what goes into your food. This way, you’ll eat less saturated fats, added sugars, and other chemical additives.

What are your options for a healthy diet?

Smoked fish

Fish is readily available in abundant from fish markets, supermarkets or fishing from lakes. Besides the fish mentioned above, other types include trout, haddock, tuna, cod, hake and more that can be incorporated into many dishes, one of which is the Cajun Finn, a sandwich comprised of salmon (smoked), scallion cream cheese, mixed greens, red peppers, and Cajun Seasoning.

Turkey burger

Turkey is a rich source of protein, vitamin B6 and amino acids. Therefore, turkey can be incorporated into various dishes including seasonal specials like root vegetable puree, Brussels sprouts, among others.

Polish sausage

Ukrainian delicacies are in plenty, making sure that the heart of the culinary experience from the Eastern Europeans countries is shared to all who desire such. Before you start to wonder what the health benefits are for Polish sausage, you can readily make your own recipes to bring your own diet into what you make with these sausages.

Wild rice soup

While not technically actual rice more than it is grass seed, this delicacy has been a state staple in some areas for a long time, incorporated in various dishes, like pancakes and burgers. It is served in countless restaurants and grocery store outlets and contains various food additives in the mix, including vegetables, slices of almonds, and ham.

Wild rice patty melt

Another variety of the wild rice is the wild rice patty melt, which consists of caramelized onions, red pepper vinaigrette (roasted), pepper Jack cheese, and wild rice on multigrain wheat (grilled).

About Dr. Harry Horgan

Dr. Harry from German Neuroscience Center in Dubai is a UK-trained Clinical Psychologist, originally from Ireland. He has professional registration in Dubai (DHCC). He completed his master’s degree in Health Psychology with the University of Ulster and completed his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.

The views expressed herein this article, written by a guest contributor, do not necessarily represent those of the Red Hot Mamas organization. The content is for informational purposes and should not substitute the advice of your doctor.