10 simple tips For Daily Life
Eat more fruits and vegetables. Cut salt, saturated fat, and sugar. puro grain switch. Get your body moving.
Many people know that all and more.
1. Replace your meats (or starchy side dishes) with beef or lentils.
Legumes contain fiber, protein, potassium, magnesium, folate, and iron. This helps explain why beans (and lentils) are so good for you. Bonus: They’re delicious.
So sprinkle them on a salad instead of croutons, which are usually salted white-flour bread. (For more flavor, toast the almonds first.)
Or try tahini (toasted sesame paste) in a sauce or dressing.
3. Add vegetables to boost potassium and reduce salt per serving.
Add a pound of steamed broccoli or other veggies to your favorite Chinese or Thai take-out. Mix in a bagged salad kit bag of lettuce without the cloth. Add baby spinach or kale to frozen meals.
4. Slash the sugar in your yogurt.
You can’t go wrong with some fresh fruit and plain Greek or regular yogurt, which has no added sugar.
But plain yogurt is not for everyone. Some good bets: Two are good, Oecos Pro, and Chobani Low Sugar.
5. Seedstep Sugary Coffee Drinks.
The best coffee drinks are espresso or coffee mixed with milk, water or ice, not sugary syrup, cream or whipped cream.
Tip: A regular (unflavored) latte or cappuccino is usually just espresso plus milk without sugar.
6. Eat like a softie.
A diet that’s low on meat (especially red meat) and heavy on dairy and plants is healthier not just for you, but for the planet. For more information, check out our guide to eating like a flexible.