Consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables will give us the vitamins and minerals we need in order to have a healthy heart. Below are some tips to help you incorporate fruits and vegetables in the different meals of the day.
Or cook some porridge with a twist. This will provide with a nutritious, balanced breakfast and definitely help them keep them off snacking as both, the traditional breakfast and the porridge with a twist will provide them with the vitamins, minerals, protein and slow release carbohydrates they need.
Don’t skimp on sleep. Inadequate sleep leads to increased appetite and weight gain. Research shows that sleep deprivation leads to an increase in hunger, disruption in our metabolism, and an increase in our cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods. Have I convinced you yet? If not, listen up. In one study, women who regularly slept five or fewer hours a night were 32% more likely to have gained at least 33 pounds over the 16 years the study spanned than those who slept 7-8 hours.
Cereals – These are a great source of carbohydrates and work wonders for kids early morning. Mothers who are always in a hurry can serve their kids a delicious and nutritious bowl of cereals with cold milk. Different flavors available in the market never make you fall short of options.
Turn the broiler on. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sucanat or brown sugar on top of each dish of oatmeal. Watch closely for a few minutes until the sugar bubbles and darkens. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
#5: Don’t skip meals. There is consistent evidence that people who skip meals, especially breakfast, are more likely to be overweight. Eat a healthy breakfast within one hour of getting up. Avoid fast food breakfast meals – they are loaded with fat, sugar, sodium and calories. Pack healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit and cheese sticks when you know it will be difficult to stop for food during the day.
And don’t be afraid to ask and if they give you an answer that you are not content with, simply just don’t order that meal. If you have committed yourself to eating healthy do not let any stand in your way.