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How can I eat healthily at home?

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:13 PM

asalamu alaikum.

are you one of those sisters who just loves to snack!!! especially when you're at home, bored, stressed etc!!!
i found this article on the nhs website. insha'Allah it will benefit you guys

How can I eat healthily at home? We all know we should be eating a healthier balanced diet and getting more exercise. To make it work, you need to build good habits into your daily routine. This means taking the time to plan and prepare healthy meals at home, so that you rely less on fast food, microwave meals and unhealthy snacks. This will help you to keep control of the amount of fat, sugar and salt in your diet.

Read the labelFoods labelled 'reduced fat' or 'low in calories' often seem like the healthy options, but many have hidden fats and sugar, so make sure you read the label first. Look out for products that contain less then 3g of fat, of which less then 1g is saturated fat. We need some fat in our diets, but unsaturated fat thats in nuts, seeds, avocados and olive and sunflower oil is much better for us than the fat in cheese and cakes.
Too much salt can lead to heart problems - add flavour to your food using herbs, spices and garlic instead.
Swap high fat snacks such as biscuits and crisps for a selection of chopped vegetables with low-fat dip, or a handful of nuts and dried fruit. Choose drinks that are low in sugar, avoid fizzy drinks and dilute fruit juices. Don't forget that alcohol is high in calories and bad for your health if you drink too much.

5 a dayUpping your fruit and veg intake is one of the easiest ways to ensure your diet is packed with vitamins and minerals. Fruit and veg is also high in fibre and low in fat, and theres plenty of variety. Fresh, tinned, dried or frozen it doesn't matter. Try adding dried fruit to your breakfast cereal, having salad for lunch, or a vegetable stir-fry for dinner.

Meat and dairyChoose leaner cuts of meat and always trim off excess fat and skin. Turkey is leaner than beef, and can make a tasty alternative in spaghetti bolognaise or shepherds pie. White fish like haddock and cod is high in protein and low in saturated fat. Oily fish like sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent heart disease. Try to avoid smoked fish, which contains a lot of salt, and eat fish without batter or creamy sauces.

Dairy products can contain a lot of fat, so choose skimmed, or semi-skimmed milk instead of full fat, and go for the low-fat versions of cheese and yoghurts. This advice does not apply to children, as they need the calcium from dairy products for healthy bones.

Chocolate with less milk and more cocoa is actually better for you so go for plain, rather than milk chocolate.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:00 AM

very nice, mashllah, jazakallah!

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