It can be hard to change unhealthy habits that lead to a lack of good nutrition. Once you know more about nutrition, you will be able to adopt a healthier diet. Learn as much as you possibly can about nutrition. Use this knowledge to your advantage. The article that follows is going to help you with this.
Proper nutrition means a balanced diet. Focus on the ratios of food, as this can really help you in the long run. It should be about half carbs and then one quarter protein and one quarter fat.
Ginger can help with motion sickness. Ginger is available in capsule form. About 60 minutes prior to leaving, take roughly 1,000 milligrams. Then, take it the same amount again every three hours. Ginger is great for preventing the stomach aches and nausea often related with traveling. Try some ginger candy or some ginger tea.
If you are travel a lot, you should carry snacks, like protein bars or something similar, in your laptop case. If you have been in an airport recently, you might have noted that a good meal is a little hard to find. Either you’re rushing through security, waiting for a flight, or sitting on a flight that has no food. Having a meal bar on hand can help you fill in the gaps while you are traveling.
Do whatever it takes to make yourself drink plenty of water throughout the day. It’s OK to serve juice or milk with meals, but don’t have it be the drink of choice between meals. Other drinks add too much sugar to your diet and fills you up before meals.
Be wary when shopping for “whole-grain” foods. Just because a food is dark, doesn’t mean that it’s a whole-grain food. Even if the label says “100 percent wheat,” that doesn’t mean that it is completely whole grain. This is why you should carefully read the nutrition information on the package.
Incorporate salmon into your diet. Salmon has a lot of protein and contains a great deal of omega-3 fatty acids as well as niacin. Both are helpful to your body by reducing the risk of certain diseases, and offer many other benefits. To get away from the toxic chemicals a fish may have, eat the wild salmon and not the farmed variety.
Lay off the salt. Most junk and fast foods are pretty salty. If you don’t consume so much salt daily, you’ll probably start to be able to taste salt easier. Unhealthy foods may become too salty for you. You will crave salty foods less often.
Switch from your whole milk to skin or reduced fat to cut down on fat and calories. Milk of all kinds contains the same nutrients, so you can afford to avoid whole milk all around, unless you are wanting to raise your weight.
Children especially need proper nutrition. Kids should start out with a healthy diet so that they can maintain healthy habits as they get older. On the other hand, if children eat lots of unhealthy food containing sugar and fat, they will probably feel lethargic and may experience more growth stunts than they would have otherwise.
Hopefully you can start forming some healthy habits by applying the sensible steps you learned here towards being more nutritious. Remember that it’s not enough to eat healthy only every now and then. The more consistent you are, the more consistent your results will be.
About author: Dr. PJ Prakash has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the Univ. of Rhode Island (USA).