Food 101 – Make The Right Choices

Simple choices go a long way to a healthy life.

Guest post provided by Parissa Amerinouri. See below for more information about this author.

You’re in the kitchen deciding what to eat for breakfast.

You open the refrigerator and see left over birthday cake, bagels and cream cheese, and some vanilla yogurt.

Making the right decision for breakfast, or for any meal, can be easier than you think.

Deciding between two foods can be difficult and choosing the option that you think is best may surprise you.

Let’s take a look at some food comparisons so that you’ll always know which selection is the best one!

Simple Swaps

This first one is easy: simply swapping out a donut or pastry in the morning with a whole grain bagel or English muffin will automatically start your day in the right direction and save you over a 100 calories.

Anything whole grain is better for you. You can even add some honey to get that sweet tooth satisfied and you will still be saving yourself from unwanted pounds.

Choose Water First

You may think that sport drinks will keep you hydrated and that they have tons of vitamins to keep you going with your day – but what they don’t tell you is how much sugar is added to these drinks.

Although some may be filled with certain nutrients, nothing can replace the purity of water. Studies show that the more water you drink, the less hungry you will be.

This is an easy way to avoid overeating throughout the day and keeping yourself hydrated and alert.

Water not only helps with weight loss and dehydration, but also keeps your skin glowing and metabolism running. Drink up!

Go for Non-fat Milk

When buying milk at your local grocery store, why not consider trading in your Vitamin D Whole Milk or 2% option for the 1% or non-fat choice.

The difference in saturated fat makes an impact on your daily intake. One glass of 2% milk adds up to 5 grams of fat.

With nutritionists stating that over 20 grams of fat a day is dangerous, drinking whole milk really doesn’t leave much room for anything else in your day.

Keep it Lean

When choosing protein, specifically meat, always go for the lean choice. This includes lean steaks, skinless poultry, and eggs.

Keep in mind that any meat that ends in loin is usually the better option. When cooking it yourself, be sure to cut off the extra fat.

Use oils over butter when cooking meat, and anything else. The less dense – the better it usually is for you.

So go ahead – grab those whole grain bagels and swap the cream cheese for honey! You’ll be happy you did so.

About the Author:
Parissa Amerinouri writes for NextDayFlyers. She enjoys social media and fitness.



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