Eating well helps us maintain our body weight and reduces the likelihood of developing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, digestive issues, and high cholesterol. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to stay lean or trying to lose weight. What’s most important is that you’re on a diet that doesn’t harm your health in the long run.
Here are 4 diets that promote healthy eating for your body’s benefit.
Did you know that 1 out of 4 Singaporeans suffer from Hypertension? The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is packed with fresh produce and light on saturated fat. Designed to help reduce salt intake to 1500g/day, you’ll get only all the important nutrients you need for healthier living.
The Mediterranean diet aims to help reduce the risk of cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s. It includes a colourful spectrum of healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain pita and hummus, omega-3 rich fish and beneficial fats like olive oil. A diet low in red meat, sugar and saturated fat, it meets nutrition recommendations without comprising your health.
The TLC diet stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes and it aims to cut high cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is rich in fibre and calcium, and extremely low in saturated fat. If TLC is the route you’re taking, your meals will consist of a lot of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, non-fat dairy, poultry (without skin) and fish.
The Volumetrics diet aims to fight hunger through correct food choices, thus promoting weight loss. It breaks food down into four categories, from very-low-density food, including non-starchy fruits and veggies, non-fat milk and broth-based soup; to high-density food, such as crackers, cookies and oil. This diet is flexible, so long as you keep track of the volumetrics.
No matter which diet you follow, it’s always important to include fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced nutrition. This may come as a surprise to you, but it takes more than just rinsing or soaking with water to remove pesticides from the surfaces of fresh produce!
With bio-home 100% food-grade Fruit & Veggie wash, you can remove not only dirt but also *99.9% pesticides commonly found on fruits and vegetables. This way you can also enjoy the nutrients from fruit peels that you may not eat otherwise.
To use on hard produce, simply spray 2 to 3 times onto surface, rub and rinse off. For soft produce, dilute with water and soak for 3 to 4 minutes before rinsing off.
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*based on lab test on selected pesticides
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