January 1, 3013 #1115 Tips for Healthy Eating
Happy New Year, everybody! We've made it up to 2013. Bound to be a lucky year. And as we all do on this first day of the New Year, we make a few resolutions that should lead us to a better life. And as Chef Jerry Pellegrinio of Waterfront Kitchen points out, eating right is a very good idea for self improvement. Here are a few simple ideas:
1. Expand your repertoire of vegetables. There are many interesting and tasty veggies out there that are not classic mainstream (kale comes to mind). Give them a try, and go online to discover how to best prepare them. A lot of nutrition and a lot of flavor.
2. When baking, use a blend of 50-50 whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. The complex carbohydrates in whole wheat are really good for you.
3. Avoid trans-fats whenever possible. Check out the nutrition label on food like crackers and cookies, to be sure you're not getting too much of these undesirable fats.
4. Keep red meat consumption down, and work more poultry and seafood into your diet.
5. When salting your food, try using kosher salt, and then add just a pinch.
6. Drink lots of water! Dehydration is all too easy to fall prey to, so start each morning with a big gulp of water, and keep knocking it back all day long.