Let’s Eat Right

Water also helps to flush toxins and waste products of natural cell metabolism.

Dec. 5, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -12 December. 5- 2014 (Mansir 19, 2071)

We all realize that we have to eat to live, but too little of the right kinds of food or too much of unhealthy and fatty food can lead to poor health. If you want to develop healthy eating habits, then you have to make sure you eat three balanced meals a day and that you eat nutritious snacks along the way. Your diet should include protein, fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates, and the less processed and fat-filled the food is, the healthier you'll be. It is believed that eating small portions of the right kind of food, six times a day leads to a healthy lifestyle.

Throughout history, new discoveries have revolutionized the way societies have regarded meal times. First, the discovery of fire changed a predominantly raw ancient diet to one of cooked foods, which some believe gave humans the extra calories they needed for their brains to get bigger, ultimately allowing for the use of tools and the creation of art and religion.

Much later, historically speaking, the relatively new invention of the fork and spoon altered the way we eat and chew our food, such that it changed the structure of the human jaw.

In the modern day, you may think there’s not much new to be discovered when it comes to eating and drinking, but science is still uncovering all kinds of wondrous information that can help you to live healthier. In case of Nepal itself, we don’t have rice two times a day anymore. We have found alternatives to our stable meal. We have replaced rice with chapatti, pasta, salads and other such healthier alternatives.

Below are some common tips for healthy eating;

Eat a healthy breakfast: Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day hence it’s important that you don’t skip it. Include grains and fruits in your breakfast. Bananasare the best!

Eat frequently: eating small frequent meals can be less taxing on your digestive system and is actually considered very healthy.

Snack: Snacking on healthy food like nuts and fruits are actually very healthy. It’s good to snack rather than having one big meal. Snack between meals to curb your appetite and provide a little energy. Don’t let yourself be so hungry as to overeat at meal times. Overeating burdens your digestive system.

Drink water: Drink a lot of water! Drinking water before meals keeps you from overeating however; its best to avoid drinking water for 30 minutes after your meal. Water also helps to flush toxins and waste products of natural cell metabolism.

Eat slowly: It’s important to eat slowly and chew your food properly. It helps to aid digestion. Take time to savor your food.

Eating right should be something we follow on a regular basis. It’s important that we make this a habit in order to lead a healthy lifestyle however; it’s important to realize that it’s going to take time for us to see results and hence we need to keep a positive attitude focusing on long term results. Let’s start eating at least one nutritious meal per day to encourage good eating habits.

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