Thursday, February 19, 2009

Low Fat Diet

low fat eating is both healthy way to eat in the long term and can also help in weight loss. There is no need to count calories in order to achieve low fat diet, instead read the labels, trim the visible fat from the cuts of meat and choose low fat products- whole family can eat low fat food without a problem ,children under five may eat more fat then the older members of the family because of their smaller appetite and high energy requirement

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

5 Healthy Eating Tips.

1. Be calm when you eat-and that means no TV, no distraction.

2. Listen to a relaxing music and light a candle if possible. This will improve your digestion and which in turn help you lose weight

3. Chew your food properly. if you just gulp down the food you will also take in air along with the food and as a result you will feel bloated.

4. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Avoid deep frying foods as it completely soaks the food in oil, which could double its calories

5. Before you start eating do a hunger test, to see how hungry you are? towards the end of each meal check again if you still feel hungry, because if you eat more then required by the body it will all be stored in the body as fat.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What is Organic food ?

These days we see lot of food items in the supermarket which have a sticker on them saying organic food. Organic food refers to the farming practice and the way the food is produced. The organic farming severely restricts the use of artificial chemicals and pesticides. Organic fruits and vegetables contain 40% more anti oxidants then other conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Organic foods are more expensive then others because they are grown on small scale.