Want to stay healthy and fit? Eat a balanced diet, with everything in moderation. If you’re asking yourself how to do this, and what the healthiest foods are, then read on. And if you’re pressed for time, remember that these healthy foods can be delivered to your home from your favourite restaurants.
What are the best health-promoting dishes to eat on a daily basis?
There’s no definitive answer to that question. We have, however, consulted our diet gurus and come up with some suggestions of healthy foods that can be enjoyed regularly. Topping the list are nuts, pulses and grains, closely followed by fruit and vegetables, and the healthy protein found in fish, eggs and meat.
Nuts, pulses and grains
Nuts are highly nutritious. Among the best are almonds and brazil nuts, which help to maintain good cholesterol levels and thyroid health. Pulses such as lentils add protein, bulk and flavour to dishes, while lentil seeds can be sprouted and eaten as a snack or popped into lunch boxes. Oatmeal’s popularity has soared in recent years. A daily bowl of porridge helps lower cholesterol levels. Furthermore, its complex carbohydrates and fibre keep you feeling full until lunchtime, helping you avoid less healthy snacks. At Ah Chiang’s Porridge, oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast.
Fruit and vegetables
Go for dark green and bright red fruits and vegetables, and you’ll benefit from their range of health-giving properties. Rich in fibre, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients, broccoli helps reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. And while kale is often overlooked. It’s full of vitamin K. The nutritional value of sweet potatoes beats every other veg, hands down, while blueberries and apples help prevent cognitive decline. Have vegetable dishes delivered from Kemono Healthy Japanese Roast Chicken.
Whereas all meat and dairy products contain protein, it’s sometimes hard to identify the healthiest options. Eating oily fish such as salmon regularly tops up your omega-3 fatty acids and protein. And eggs, packed full of nutrients, are so versatile that you can eat them in hundreds of ways. Try different egg dishes from Marché Mövenpick Raffles City Bar & Bistro. For meat lovers, chicken is a smart option. It’s leaner than many other types of meat.
Healthy dining: a lifestyle choice
If you eat a balanced diet on a regular basis, you can afford to indulge once in a while. If our food suggestions have prompted you to reboot your diet and eat more healthily, check out our lifestyle pages. You’ll find articles with tips on cutting calories over the holidays, tasty alternatives to cooking with sugar and much more.