In order to be healthy you should get plenty of exercise, take care of yourself with regular visits to your doctor, and eat a balanced diet that is rich in the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to replenish itself daily. Keep in mind that the diet that is right for you will depend on a number of things that include your age, your gender, and the activities that you do each day. Let’s look at some of the basics for maintaining a healthy diet that is balanced and that provides you with benefits that make you feel and look better.

The Basics

There are some basic steps to eating a healthy and balanced diet each day:

  • Include fresh vegetables and fruits each day. You can visit your local market to buy some locally grown varieties which will taste better and be more appealing to your palate.
  • Reduce the amount of saturated fat, sugar, and salt that you ingest each day. This may mean omitting sweet snacks that are not good for your cholesterol or that can promote tooth decay.
  • Drink about eight glasses of water each day. If this sounds boring to you add a twist of lemon or orange to give the water just a little flavour.
  • Eat breakfast each day since this is how you will begin the day energised and ready to tackle the challenges of your day.

Portion Sizes

Knowing how to eat the proper size of portion for each meal can make a difference to your health as well as your weight. Many people stop eating to lose weight, but should simply reduce their portion size instead for a healthier approach. Ask the professionals at the Farm Shop in Hungerford to cut your meat portions about the size of your hand. Carbohydrates should be about fist-sized so that you’ll get the recommended daily allowance of nutrients that you need for a balanced diet.

Protein Suggestions

So that your body can repair your muscles, joints, and cells you need to have an ample supply of protein in your diet. Your best sources for protein will be those that have low amounts of fat but still offer you delicious choices for your main courses. Try chicken, pork, and beef from Hungerford shops where great care is taken in the raising of animals for meat supplies; pay attention to what animals were fed in their lifespan so that you can serve the healthiest selections for your family. For more protein you may also want to include fish, seeds and nuts, and lamb for some of the meals that you prepare. Keep in mind that you want to have plenty of fibre with the dishes that you serve, and remember to eat snacks such as nuts in moderation so that you won’t be increasing unhealthy fat levels in your body.

Starting a healthy diet that is balanced, and getting plenty of exercise along with it, are two simple steps that you can take to improve how you feel and the way that you look each day.