You’re going strong! Day 15 day is complete and you are halfway through the 30-Day Nutrition Challenge! Now is the time to really wise up to your eating habits. Follow these 5 tips to turn your healthy meals super healthy.
Organic or Non-organic?
It’s a challenge to know whether it is worth splashing out on organic fruit and veg. On one hand, you really, really do not want toxic chemicals sneaking into your food such as those found in Roundup, a commonly used herbicide with some very nasty stuff in it. But on the other hand, you probably don’t eat the skin of the banana or orange peel, so does it matter? Well check out this list of the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” for guidance on your grocery shop.
Soak Those Beans
It’s both a health saver and a money saver if you are eating beans such as black beans and garbanzo beans. Well done! Beans are great sources of protein and soluble fiber. But check out “Why You Must Soak Your Beans” from The Healthy Home Economist for more reasons to soak. Ever felt gassy and bloated after Mexican food? Un-soaked beans could be why.
Salads Dressed to Impress
Salads are great. I love salads. You can make them your own by adding whatever you feel like. Tomatoes, onion, pepper, walnuts, whatever you want. Then the dressing really finishes it off. But dressings can vary a lot. Check your label for high levels of sugar, sodium, artificial flavors, fat and a generally long ingredient list. A poor-quality dressing can add a lot of extra junk to an otherwise super-healthy snack.
There’s Bread and Then There’s Bread
Most of us are now realizing that white bread is overly processed, overly sweetened and under nutritious. But what is the best option out there? Try Ezekiel bread. It tastes great. It’s the most nutritious bread out there, and did I mention it tastes great.
Greek Yoghurt – Good Enough for the Gods
Well done for eating Greek yoghurt. Greek yoghurt goes through an extra straining process that produces a thicker and more nutritious yoghurt. But beware, many cheaper brands will skip the extra straining process and leave you with an inferior yoghurt. I know it’s painful paying double for Fage over store brands. But if you compare the labels, you will probably find fewer ingredients and more protein in Fage than in the store brand’s version. So you can have smaller portions with all the nutrition. Plus it tastes way better.
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We recommend checking with your physician before making any changes to your diet.