Food Goals 2017: Healthy-eating tips from Electrolux Philippines
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary restrictions, staying thin, or depriving yourself of the food you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and improving your health.
January is the time to say goodbye to the old you and start eating healthy. If you’re overwhelmed with all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. By using simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.
Start your day the healthy way with some oatmeal, a great source of fiber which helps reduce blood pressure if taken daily. Feel free to add flavour with slices of fresh fruits like bananas, apples and strawberries or if you want it more savory, top it with poached egg and add a pinch of salt or pepper instead of sugar.
Eat plenty of colourful fruits and vegetables. Focus on eating the recommended daily minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables and it will naturally fill you up and help you cut back on unhealthy food. A serving is half a cup of raw fruit or veg or a small apple or banana, for example. Most of us need to double the amount we currently eat. To increase your intake, eat fruit for dessert, swap your usual side dish for a salad, and snack on vegetables such as carrots or cherry tomatoes instead of processed snacks.
To ensure you always have a supply of fresh vegetables and fruits, opt for refrigerators designed to help prevent quick food spoilage such as Electrolux NutriFresh™ Inverter Refrigerators.This refrigerator is perfect if you can’t spare time to visit the market every day because it keeps food market-fresh for up to seven days!
Its FreshShield Crisper keeps vegetables great-tasting and market-fresh for up to seven days by tightly sealing the shelves, therefore minimizing water loss, and providing higher humidity.
The Electrolux NutriFresh™ Inverter Refrigerators comes in a variety of models and sizes. The Top Freezer refrigerator is perfect for families of all sizes allowing maximum fridge storage; whilst the Bottom Freezer is designed to give easy eye level access to the fresh food compartment. The 3-door refrigerators give you even more flexible space with adjustable shelves and bins to store food your way.
If you are looking for more ways to incorporate veggies in your lunch or dinner without necessarily preparing a separate veggie dish, here is the common trick you may want to try: add beans and vegetables to bulk up meat-based dishes. Put chopped tomatoes with minced beef on your pasta, or add potatoes, onions and beans to your chunky seafood chowder. Or how about preparing a pizza with vegetable toppings? Make it even healthier by using quinoa flour, olive oil then add kale, tomatoes, baby broccoli and whatever veggies suits your fancy.
Preparing food using fresh herbs and spices also helps add flavour and depth to dishes, reducing the need to add more salt and sugar which have bad effects on body if taken too much.
And don’t forget to look into healthier cooking oils as well. Avocado oil adds an added taste dimension to salad dressings and can be used for grilling, stir-frying, and sautéing for stronger flavors. Coconut oil, on the other hand, can be used in high-heat cooking or as an alternative for butter when baking.
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Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, based on deep consumer insight. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions, developed in close collaboration with professional users. The products include refrigerators, ovens, cookers, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2015 Electrolux had sales of SEK 124 billion and 58,000 employees. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com