Simple and General Nutrition Tips
Eat breakfast every day: People who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. Breakfast also gives you energy and helps you think and learn.
Use fats and oils sparingly: Olive, canola, and peanut oils, avocados, nuts and nut butters, olives, and fish provide heart-healthy fat as well as vitamins and minerals.
Understand Food Claims and Labels: A product labeled with a fat-free claim does not mean that it is low in calories. Similarly a product labeled as low-sugar or low-carb does not mean it is low in fat or calories. Always read the nutrition label on the packaging.
Stick with Whole Wheat: Whole wheat is actually better for you. It offers more fiber, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diverticulosis, diabetes to name a few
Watch the sugar: Reduction of sugar is important to good health; therefore always check out the sugar content of anything you put in your mouth,
Drink a glass of water before you start a meal.
Avoid crash diets: They are bad for health and you will gain what you have lost once you take a break.
Do not forget Dairy: Your bones still need calcium to stay strong. Dairy foods and some dairy alternatives, such as enriched soy milk, provide protein as well as calcium.
Eat protein at every meal.
Turn off the TV: People who watch TV during a meal consume, on average, 288 more calories than those who don’t eat with the tube on.
Sleep 8 hours a night.
Drink two glasses of milk daily.
Eating a handful of walnuts each day may boost your HDL (good) cholesterol fastest, while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol.