Eating Healthy Food means you have to fundamentally change your diet and just give up all your favorite foods? Think again. Improving your health could be as easy as switching from white to whole – adding a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your afternoon yogurt, wheat bread, or ordering your favorite coffee drink with milk instead of whole. Making a little bit of changes to your diet can add up to BIG health benefits.
Tip No. 1: Switch to 100% whole-wheat or whole-grain bread.
Tip No. 2: Use mustard on sandwiches instead of mayo.
Tip No. 3: Make your oatmeal with skim or 1% milk instead of water.
Tip No. 4: Add a little ground flaxseed to yogurt and smoothies.
Tip No. 5: Use spinach leaves instead of iceberg lettuce in salads.
Tip No. 6: Drink unsweetened tea instead of sweetened tea or soda.
Tip No. 7: Order broiled or grilled fish instead of steak when dining out.
Tip No. 8: Have pasta with tomato-based sauce instead of white sauce.
Tip No. 9: Order your sandwich or entrée with fruit or fresh veggies instead of fries or chips.
Potato chips or French fries typically come with many of our favorite restaurant entrees. But sometimes you can substitute a side of fruit or fresh vegetables for the fries; you just have to ask for it. Each time you order a side of vegetables or fruits instead of French fries, you shave around 350 calories and 18 grams fat (5 or more of which are saturated). You will also add 3 gm (grams) of fiber and an assortment of antioxidants.