In order to promote healthy digestion, you should definitely make sure that you have plenty of fiber in your diet. Eating fiber helps push everything through without certain things blocking you or getting you backed up. You don’t want to experience indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions when you’re trying to exercise and lose weight.
You’ll feel sated if you drink a minimum of eight cups of water per day. Water will also help clear your system, it’ll help keep your skin soft, and you’ll generally feel much better; plus it’ll help you take the pounds off.
Even though children may claim they do not need to eat breakfast, as parents we know better. Children need food. It is important to help them grow and to help them learn. They may not feel hungry but their brains and bodies need nutrients. With the current problems of obesity it is important to teach children healthy eating practices. The lesson of a healthy breakfast every day is good place to start.
Let’s not forget the importance of water into your diet as well. Your body needs the water for hydration and it also helps to keep the body satiated. Instead of reaching for the sugar laden drinks, consider adding some fresh fruit to your water for a hint of flavor. Smoothies are a great way to get the added nutrients your body requires as well and a favorite among children.
Low fat cheese salad – Start with fresh lettuce and add some potato salad and chopped tomatoes. Next, make bread croutons and add it to the salad. Finally, chop or grate the cheese into smaller pieces and sprinkle it over the salad.
My favorite recommendation; a glass of red wine has been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and because of the flavanols in red wine, also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t get too excited though, because these benefits only come from up to one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men at the maximum. Anything beyond that and you actually see a decrease in the benefits of red wine.
During your midday snack, you can munch on an apple or maybe a banana instead of cookies or chips. You can also turn some of your favorite fruits and vegetables into a healthy smoothie or shake.
Each bar has 3 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbohydrate, and 1 gram of dietary fiber. The bars have 14 grams of sugar, which i find acceptable, especially if you consider that one bottle of gatorade has 34 grams of sugar. I would probably like to see more dietary fiber in each bar.