EAT RIGHT Healthy Eating Made Easy
Cecilia Tan | On 31, Jan 2015
Rules take the joy out of eating. If you don’t have to follow a strict diet for medical reasons, just be disciplined at meal times. For instance, make small changes to meals rather than punish yourself by eating something you find awful. Everyone needs some guilt-free indulgence every now and then, don’t you agree?
- Fry-fanatics, swap regular French fries for some salty-sweet, crunchy, and spicy if you wish, baked sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes have more vitamin C, fewer calories, more fibre and fewer total carbs than white potatoes, despite a higher sugar content.
- Swap rice for whole grains. Whole grains are a healthy alternative to nutrition-deficient white rice. Opt for brown rice or whole wheat breads (feel the weight, heavy is good). For variety, go for multi-grains (a mix of grains sold in supermarkets). Depending on what you add, multi-grains can be a sweet or savoury meal.
- Stay away from pre-cooked or processed food. For convenience, cook in bulk and freeze in portions. What you make yourself is free of additives that are added to help preserve food.
- Always opt for water over sugar-laden soda. For hydration, all you need is water.