Eating Well

Combining smart nutrition strategies with a healthy diet can do wonders for your body and mind. Here are ten smart eating habits that’ll help you lead a healthier and happier life: Load your plate with fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, there’s a correlation between eating fruits and vegetables and feeling positive.

Getting started

Use herbs and spices. Other than jazzing up bland dinners, herbs and spices help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, beef up the immune system and improve brain function
Eat regularly. Eating small meals regularly throughout the day keeps your metabolism on an even keel, prevents overeating and regulates your blood sugar levels.
Eat for your gut. Your gut or the gastrointestinal tract is home to 90% of your serotonin, a chemical neurotransmitter that affects your mood, appetite, sleep, memory, etc. It also acts as a barrier that keeps viruses and harmful bacteria at bay. When you’re stressed out, your digestive system may not work properly and may get inflamed.

Simple tips

  • Eat foods that will help you sleep better. Adequate sleep is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. It elevates mood and helps improve your cognitive skills and cardiovascular health, among other things.
  • Pay attention to your plate.  Multitasking while eating makes it difficult for you to listen to your body’s hunger cues. Mindful eating helps you understand hunger signs, appreciate food and prevent binge-eating.