Soybeans, soy nuts, soymilk and tofu can actually help to reduce the production of new cholesterol. This is also a great way to boost protein in your diet if you are vegetarian or vegan or just want an alternative to meat. It is versatile and can be prepared many different ways. If you are at all at risk of prostate or breast cancers, you should check with your doctor before adding soy to your diet because these cancers may feed off of some of the nutrients in soy.
Let’s not forget the importance of water into your diet as well. Your body needs the water for hydration and it also helps to keep the body satiated. Instead of reaching for the sugar laden drinks, consider adding some fresh fruit to your water for a hint of flavor. Smoothies are a great way to get the added nutrients your body requires as well and a favorite among children.
The third tip is don’t cut out all the fat! Fats are a necessary part of a healthy diet. It’s the types of fat you eat that is the key. Healthy fats, boost brain power, improve and mood, promote healthy pregnancies, contribute to healthy skin and hair, and help absorb certain vitamins, among other things. Rather than cut out all fats, just be smart about the ones you do eat. Seek out healthy fats such as those found in olive and canola oil, nuts, avocados, fish and seafood, and peanut butter. Cutting these out of your diet completely could lead to unhealthy nails and dull, flat hair, unhealthy nervous system and stress levels, and spikes in blood sugar. A little good fat goes a long way. So make sure you work a little of these good fats into a well-rounded diet.
Get into the routine of browsing product labels. By examining these Nutrition Facts on the foodstuff or refreshments, it may help you to eliminate the sweets consumption. One thing you ought to be aware of is those key phrases ending with ‘ose’. Generally it is one other way of stating “sugar”.
There are a number of different ways to prepare banana pancakes, some cooking the bananas on top of the pancake while some include the banana in the pancake mix. The simplest way is often my favourite and we usually make the pancakes, slice the bananas on a long angle, add either whipped cream or a little sauce, say maple syrup and roll it up. Yum!!
Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast everyday are much more likely to keep extra weight off and also that breakfast is a must for a diabetic to keep their blood sugar at a healthy level. But make that a healthy breakfast! Skip the donuts, sweet rolls, sugary cereals, etc. Have some oatmeal with fresh fruit, an omelet, whole grain toast or English muffin, or a whole-grain cereal with a sugar substitute instead of sugar!! Top the cereal with fat-free milk or soy milk.
The best of the three in my opinion is the Honey Nut Cheerios. These are just like Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal, except you also get the milk filling. Additionally, each bar has to be held together somehow. I find a hint of a caramel taste in the corn syrup which seems to comprise what holds them together. It makes the honey nut cheerios bars slightly sweeter than the other two varieties. Within the past year, General Mills has changed the makeup of the Honey Nut Cheerios bars, and they are sweeter than they were before. I liked the old flavor better, but these are still delicious!
Many people think they can’t make big changes in their life. But, do you think you could make just one healthy change in the next week – even a small one. You see, it’s all about taking “small steps.” If you can make just one small change each week, then by the end of one year you will have made 52 healthy changes! And those changes add up to real transformation!