Month: September 2018

5 Easy Diet Tips for Healthy Eating during the Summer Months!

Summers are the time for pool parties, sanding, surfing, and lots of eating! The level of mercury is exceptionally high during this time, and to keep up the energy we tend to eat all the food that’s served to us. Unhealthy Food, specifically. Another issue that most of the people face up during summers is Dehydration. Keep drinking water, no matter what season is going on!

5 Easy Diet Tips for Healthy Eating during the Summer Months!

To make sure that you have fun, enjoying time with your friends or family – you could note down these 5 proven Health Tips and embrace the Summers!

i. Fruits are full of Magic.

Fruits like grapes, watermelon, melons, oranges have anti-oxidant properties in them. By consuming these fruits, you can keep your body hydrated and also feel less stress-full. You can handle the stress by eating the food, at the right time. That’s a fact.

ii. Small meals at shorter intervals. Does that work?

Indeed it will. You can divide the meals into smaller portions making four to five meals a day. By doing so, you not only allow your body to digest the food easily but also increase the metabolism rate. This will also keep your sudden hunger pangs in better control! Don’t eat fruits which have been kept open or cut for a long time.

iii. Quality and Healthier BBQ food.

Who doesn’t love gorging over freshly cooked BBQ food? But keep a check on the BBQ food that you consume during your holidaying time. Go for fresh grilled chicken or fish BBQ which has more protein than the burgers and other food. Also, the former one will keep you full for a long time.

iv. Go Smart with the Smoothies & Cocktails!

I always go for Smoothies over the Juices anytime, because it’s the whole fruit which goes into the smoothie and this makes it more filling than the juices. You can opt for healthy smoothies which contain yogurt, seeds and milk contents in them.

The same goes for the cocktails, you can go with low-calorie drinks by adding lots of water with gin. You can add berries to this, and ice-cubes as per your preference.

v. Skip on your Frappuccino.

We all rush to have some cold Frappuccino during hot summers! But each cup of coffee contains almost 500 calories, and with 80kg of sugar in one serving. While there are a few coffee shops that share the ingredients, which is so cool and helpful.

What’s your favorite in this list? and why? Share your response by commenting them below.

Is the free food at work doing more harm than good | HealthCheck

Yah, it’s hard to resist those delicious snacks and food that are available for free at work!

But have you ever thought on its effects on your health?

A recent study carried out by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention on the foods kept at the workplaces. They found out that most of them are unhealthy!

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Is the free food at work doing more harm than good?

To get a clearer number and information, the U.S Department from the Agricultural Survey kept a look at the foods consumed by about 5000 employees at their workplaces.

The Food at Work

While the results have shown that most of the foods preferred by the workers had solid fat in it or high sugar content. Also, many of the food had high sodium level and many of them use refined grain in the making.

Susan Albers, a nutritionist and a writer on mindful eating mention how ‘Office place works like an emotional factor to the problem. The person is already in stress, and they will find food as the only way out to relax.’ This makes it all worse!

During the same, it was found that of the total 1300 calories gained from the workplace in one week – almost 70% of them came from the free food at work! You now know why your weight is not reducing!

As someone exclaims – Free Food, and you look around for it. It’s near, looks yummy and more importantly, it’s free! You are sure to get attracted to the food, no matter how many hurdles come in between.

On the whole, you got to have a strong determination on your mind. This will help in controlling your emotions, and your temptations. 

The results regarding the workplace food study were submitted at the Annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition which was help at Boston. More researchers have joined this issue and carrying out more detailed research on it.

What’s the way out?

It is advisable for the corporates and employers to keep health awareness programs and encourage a better-healthy way of eating. We are hopeful that by doing so, more healthy food options will be set at the cafeterias and this will also inspire the people to lead a healthy lifestyle.