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Eating healthily doesn’t mean you are in for a life of bland breakfasts and dull dinners. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. Here are several healthy groceries you can add to your weekly shop without depressing your taste buds.
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices can be used to jazz up the blandest of meals. Consider planting a herb garden so you can have fresh herbs on hand whenever you need them.
Healthy eating doesn’t mean sacrificing meat; just opt for cuts of meat which are lower in fat. White poultry such as chicken and turkey are good meats to choose, and remember to look for lean cuts of beef and lamb such as top sirloin beef cuts and lamb shanks.
Oily fish such as salmon and trout are not only packed with flavour and make good meal bases; they’re high in Omega-3 fatty acids which can help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Many sauces we add to our meals contain a lot of calories, artificial preservatives and salt. Alternative suggestions include using fruit vinaigrette dressing as a marinade, low-sodium soy sauce if you need a little salt or a simple squeeze of lemon instead of tartar sauce or mayonnaise.
If you’re worried that a healthy diet means banishing desserts altogether, don’t fret. Fresh fruit salads and mixed berries with low fat yoghurt make delicious and healthy desserts.
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If you live in the Perth area, drop into your nearest Spudshed Fresh Food Market for inspiration on healthy eating and a wide range of fresh foods. Call (08) 6555 5119 to find your nearest Spudshed market.
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Stress can have a big impact on how your body functions. Your body reacts to stress and anxiety with an upshot of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which can leave you feeling fatigued and suffering from headaches and back pain.
Often when we are stressed and rushed, our diet suffers. If you have a stressful lifestyle, try to incorporate these stress-busting foods into your weekly groceries shop.
Carbohydrates can boost your serotonin levels, a chemical that helps calm the brain. Opt for healthy treats during the day such as wholemeal muffins with a sliced banana.
Dark chocolate is rich in caffeine and theobromine, which are both energy and mood enhancing stimulants. Nibble on a few pieces when you are feeling a bit stressed, but remember not to overindulge as chocolate contains a lot of sugar.
High Water Content Food
Staying hydrated is important to keep energised and focused. Rather than snacking on dry packaged snacks such as crackers, go for water-rich snacks. Foods high in fluid include tomatoes, cucumber, celery, watermelon and other fresh fruits.
Tea contains both caffeine and L-theanine, which when combined can reduce mental fatigue and increase alertness, memory and reaction time. Black tea can also help lower cortisol levels, helping you recover from stress.
Farmers Market in Perth
Eating fresh food is important for maintaining a balanced lifestyle and keeping stress levels in check. You can find a wide range of fresh food at Spudshed Fresh Food Markets in Perth. Call (08) 6555 5119 to find your nearest Spudshed store today.
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Are you dieting like a champ and watching your weight like a hawk, yet can’t seem to shed those unwanted kilos? You may be falling for one or more of these common dieting myths.
‘Healthy’ Foods Don’t Contain Calories
If you are trying to lose weight, you need to pay close attention to how many calories are in the foods you’re eating, even the healthy stuff.
Whole wheat pastas and breads have just as many calories as regular breads and pastas. Brown rice also has as many calories as white rice. Red wine and dark chocolate, although high in antioxidants, can still add inches to the waistline if you overindulge on them. Even those healthy-fat super foods such as avocados and nuts contain calories.
When it comes to all food groups, everything in moderation is a good motto.
It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Eat, As Long As You Exercise
Unless you are following the training routine of an Olympic athlete, you still need to watch your calorie intake if you want to lose weight. If you treat yourself with a twin bar of Twix (58g) you are taking in almost 300 calories. To burn this off the average person would have to run for approximately five kilometres. Exercise and a healthy eating plan go hand in hand if weight loss is on your mind.
Salads Are Always the Healthiest Option
In a bid to lose weight many of us go straight to the salad list on the menu, believing we are opting for the healthiest option. This is often not the case at all. The devil is in the toppings. Many salad toppings include creams, cheeses, mayonnaise and oils that are high in calories.
For fresh food in Perth to complement your diet and exercise routine, visit your nearest Spudshed Fresh Food Market, or call (08) 6555 5119 for information on their groceries specials and to find the nearest Spudshed in your area.
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