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Why is healthy eating so expensive?
“It is not!” exclaims Christopher Dalmau, nutritionist and exercise physiologist. “I always hear this popular myth from my clients! In fact, eating healthy can save you money! First on the expense account and second, avoiding possible medical bills, he points out.
According to a recent Australian study, unhealthy diets, including those that include regular alcohol consumption, cost much more than their “healthier” counterparts.
“I suspect the reason I’m often asked this question has to do with people’s general perception of ‘healthy foods,’ concludes Christopher Dalmau. “When I say healthy foods, I mean whole, unprocessed foods. These foods fill us up and are certainly not expensive ”.
Conclusion: Avoid expensive “natural food” products like packaged powders, beverages, bars and supplements, and instead build your menu around fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, grains, dairy and meat for sale.
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What is the best food a person can eat?
It’s an easy question to answer, says Jackie Newgent, registered dietitian nutritionist and author of books on natural cooking for diabetics. She believes you can never go wrong with a healthy dose of non-starchy vegetables.
“I recommend filling half of each plate with spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, zucchini or salad,” he says. “And yes, even for breakfast!” Eating more vegetables can also help you lose weight and control your blood sugar, according to a study published in Nutrients.
Conclusion: There is a reason why vegetables are the common variable in all diets: Vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients. They fill you up and you can eat as many as you like with a very low calorie intake.
Better to follow these golden rules for healthy eating.
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Can I have a snack between meals or not?
On the one hand, you feel it’s good to eat every couple of hours to keep your metabolism going and keep your appetite out of control. On the other hand, you feel it’s best to cut out all snacks and “fast” for a certain number of hours each day.
If you don’t know how often to eat, you’re not alone, says Jackie Newgent. “Snacking can help fill nutritional gaps, keep you satisfied, and prevent overeating at mealtimes,” she says. Jackie Newgent’s favorite snacks include hummus and veggies or nuts and fruit.
Conclusion: snacks should be small portions, but some people eat too large. If you can’t stop snacking, don’t. It is best to eat when you are hungry; abstain when you have no appetite. Each person must find the routine that works for them.