3 Colorful Tips for a Better Diet
By Genevieve Cunningham
Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is one of the most recited health tips of all time. If you’re looking to lose weight, lower blood pressure, improve your heart health, or have any sort of health-related goals, improving your diet is highly likely to be an issue. The hard part is not getting this advice, but rather implementing it into everyday life. Where do we begin? What do we do? To make it easier than ever to enhance your nutrition, take a look at these healthy eating tips based entirely on color.
Ditch the White Foods
One of the easiest ways to improve your diet is to simply ditch foods that are white. This includes white bread, white rice, and white pasta. These foods are simply not as healthy as their brown counterparts. Brown rice is more nutritious and lower in calories than white rice. The same can be said for wheat bread and wheat pasta. Ditch the white foods as you can, and you’ll notice an improvement in your general health over time.
Grab Some Green
If a food is green, it’s probably good for you. This probably doesn’t include green Kool-Aid, green jello, or green cookies, but you get the gist. Green foods, things such as kale, lettuce, broccoli, and peas, are packed full of nutrients and are generally low-calorie. When you sit down for dinner, look at your plate. Do you see green? If not, you probably need more veggies in your life. Use this method as a quick and easy way to determine whether your meal could use a little nutrient boost.
Drink Clear Liquids
What this really means is to drink water. Even though Sprite and 7UP are clear, they’re still full of sugar and useless calories. But if you skip the Coke and juice and other calorie dense drinks in lieu of water, you’re off to an amazing start. This can be tough in the beginning, so the key is to be patient and persistent. Over time you’ll get used to the flavor (or lack thereof) and may even look forward to your refreshing beverage.
Improving your diet might seem like a serious chore, but it can be made easier if you break it down into manageable parts. Don’t try to do everything at once! Instead, take it slow and choose a few areas to improve at a time. Use these color tips to get your started off on the right foot and to manage your nutrition from here on out.
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