A healthy diet is the first step to feeling good: tips to help you choose the best diet to stay fit and healthy
With the arrival of winter and the approaching of the holidays, it becomes increasingly important to pay attention to what we eat and think in advance about how to organize ourselves to prevent aperitifs, dinners with family and colleagues from making us feel burdened.
A few tricks are enough to find the right balance and to be able to follow a healthy diet, which allows us to stay fit without too many sacrifices.
An economically sustainable diet
We are often led to believe that to follow a balanced diet and choose the right foods it is necessary to spend a lot of money. The economic factor is often a discriminating factor, so much so that several studies associate the higher prevalence of obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and in general poor nutrition to the most disadvantaged groups of the population.
This is because the most caloric foods are also the ones that are often cheaper and more palatable, both for their attractiveness and for their immediate availability. On the other hand, foods such as fruit, fish and quality meat are perceived as more expensive and more difficult to prepare in order to be tasty. But that’s not exactly the case. To save on shopping and still eat well, there are some precautions that can be put into practice, for example choosing seasonal fruit and vegetables, preferring eggs and legumes, organizing in advance can be solutions. Here we explain better how to do it.
The right amount of protein
There are foods that can be particularly useful for maintaining a varied and balanced diet. Because they lend themselves to different preparations or because they are easy and quick to cook, but also for their unmistakable flavor. Salmon is one of these and it is also one of the most suitable foods for a diet, thanks to its properties.
This fish is one of the best sources of omega 3, polyunsaturated fatty acids defined as “essential” since the body is unable to synthesize them and must therefore be introduced into the diet.
Its proteins are of high biological value. Contains branched chain amino acids (valine, leucine, isoleucine) and threonine, essential for people who practice sports. It also has an excellent supply of vitamins.
A group of Japanese scientists, then, has shown that the omega 3 fats found in fish (including salmon) would be able to transform the body’s ‘bad’ fat cells into healthy ones that steer the body towards a better “lose weight” mode. And if you are still not convinced, here you will find more in-depth information and some quick and easy recipes.
Turnip greens, the ally for diet and health
We often talk about the importance of vegetables to lead a diet, both because they are the foods that help you satiate more in the face of a very low calorie intake, and because they contain essential nutrients for the body.
Among these, turnip greens represent a very precious ally for a healthy diet. In fact, their more tender leaves are perfect for purifying, draining and protecting against aging and cancer, moreover with very few calories (100 grams of turnip greens contain only 29 calories), making them perfect even in slimming regimes.
This is the perfect time to buy them, as their season runs from November to February.