Too many different flavours at one meal stimulate the senses so much that we eat more food. Eat a variety of foods throughout the days or weeks, but keep each meal relatively simple.
  Listen to your body. "Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full".
  Ragi or finger millet is highly nutritious, and one of the least allergenic and easily digestible grains available. It is nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins, the essential amino acids and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. The seeds are also rich in phytochemicals, which lower cholesterol and cancer risk.
  Protein deficiency can lead to a host of health problems, including profound fatigue, anemia, and a compromised immune system. Some form of lean protein should be included at every meal (especially breakfast) because it helps keep you full longer than carbs and fat.
  Research shows that high-fiber foods can help keep you healthy in a number of ways, including aiding in digestion and improving heart health. But according to research, our average dietary fiber intake is less than half of what it should be.
  Oats are high in fat, supplying stamina and warmth. Oats help improve the resistance to stress and keep the body balanced. Oats help to stabilize blood sugar, regulate the thyroid, soothe the nervous and digestive systems, reduce the craving for tobacco, and reduce cholesterol.
  Sunflower seeds are power-packed with healthy fats, proteins, fibers, minerals, vitamin E, and phytochemicals - all important to the nutritional quality of the diet and of fundamental importance to human health. They can be eaten raw or roasted.
  The less processing a grain product has undergone, the more nutrition it contains--more vitamins and minerals, more fiber, protection from diabetes, heart disease, constipation, and cancer. You can get whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and oatmeal.
  For good brain function, never skip breakfast. Have food with protein (eggs, yogurt) and some complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables).
  People with a high intake of omega-3 fatty acids have a lower incidence of depression. The best food sources of omega-3s are cold-water fish, soybeans, tofu, walnuts and flaxseed.
  Eat sitting down in one place (not standing, driving or lying down). Calm yourself before starting. This will help you relax and aid digestion. Chew your food well.
  To build a healthy immune system make sure your diet includes plenty of natural vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant helps in repair and regeneration of tissues, and helps protect cells throughout the body.
  Fewer wrinkles were found in those who consumed vegetables, olive oil, fish, legumes, eggs, yogurt, nuts olives, cherries, melons, dried fruits, prunes, apples, pears, multi-grained bread, jam, tea, and water.
  Nuts are among the best sources of healthful fats and protein around. Walnuts deliver a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids which helps to boost brainpower. Half of a handful eaten about 30 minutes before a meal will help to curb your appetite.
  Green tea is packed with heart-boosting and cancer-stopping polyphenols that black tea doesn't offer. Green tea also delivers a boost of alertness, but from a smaller dose of caffeine than black tea.
  Don't skip breakfast. Fiber in the morning means less hunger during the day. An ideal breakfast is oatmeal mixed with raisins, walnuts and flaxseed oil.
  Organically grown foods are vastly superior in vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content and have on average 30% more antioxidants than conventionally grown foods. They also don't have pesticide content which can have serious impact on your liver, kidney and immune system.
  Eating a small portion of good quality dark chocolate 2-3 times a week helps in keeping your heart and cardiovascular system running well, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
  It takes 32 glasses of water to flush the acid from one can of soda out of your system.
  Vitamin E is the strongest anti-oxidant. It provides necessary oils and makes hormones work in the body. It can either be taken orally in the form of supplements or natural sources of vitamin E include nuts, spinach, sunflower seeds, wheat germ and whole grains.
  Food cravings are due to a lack of true nutrients in the diet. Chocolate cravings are only your body's way of crying out for magnesium.
  Fat does not make you fat - sugar does. The body needs good fat (Omega 3 & 6 essential oils found in nuts, fish, flaxseed) as they transport toxins from body. Without essential oils the myelin sheath is broken down, it can't transport toxins, and the body is low in anti-oxidants. Bad fat = Animal fat, margarine, Hydrogenated oils.
  Eating a naturally healthy breakfast every morning makes you less likely to suffer a heart attack.
  A 4-5% reduction in your water intake may reduce your concentration and performance by as much as 30% .
  Sour flavors like those found in pickles and lemons can curb your appetite.
  Soy is the only vegetable containing all eight essential amino acids, making soy a complete protein.
  Eat smaller, frequent meals throughout the day and monitor the total calorie intake as it boosts the metabolism.
  Always try to carry a healthy snack like protein bar, dried fruits, nuts, seeds or crackers while on the move. This will prevent you from buying junk foods to satisfy your hunger pangs.
  Make sure you to go grocery shopping after a meal. You are less likely to pick up unhealthy foods which give instant gratification.
  Accompany a heavy meal with a glass of luke warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice. The natural acid of lemon will cut through the fat and help digestion.
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