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15 tips for a Healthy diet

Health is Wealth . Food is life .  We can control almost any disease with proper food intake. 

Here are few recommendations dietitian share for a healthy diet - 
  • Be regular with meal timings
  • Take small frequent meal
  • Prefer whole grain products like whole wheat flour , ragi , unpolished rice , oats , broken wheat over refined products like maida , white bread and polished rice
  • Prefer skimmed milk and its products over whole milk  , cheese , khoa , butter and cream
  • Cut down intake of mutton , beef , pork , organ , meat , shrimps and egg yolk. Instead opt for fresh water fish , skinned out chicken and egg white
  • Avoid using excess of sugar , sweets , Jam , jellies , cakes , chocolates  & other refined food items
  • Avoid excessive usage of deep fried food items like bajji , bonda , samosa , pakoda , chips etc
  • Restrict intake of oil , dalda , vanaspati , butter , ghee and margarine
  • Limit oil consumption to 2-4 teaspoon / day
  • Do not use nuts like cashew nuts and groundnuts frequently
  • Do not consume excess of coffee , tea and other products that contain caffeine & tannin . Instead opt for green tea and juices
  • Avoid intake of aerated drinks
  • Avoid alcohol intake and cigarette smoking
  • Use all varieties of vegetables , green leafy vegetables and fruits with their edible skin
  • Wide variety of physical activities like walking , jogging , playing sports , swimming , aerobics , floor exercises , yoga etc helps you in keeping fit
- Author is a dietitian at a renowned Bangalore hospital 
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