2016 is finally here! But a new year always brings the dreaded diet! But its not all doom and gloom….. Take a look at these small changes that can make a big difference when it comes to boosting your health.
1.Chew Your Food!
Thoroughly chewing will put less pressure on your digestive system and help your body to absorb more nutrients. The digestion of complex carbohydrates starts with our saliva, which contains an enzyme called amylase – this encourages more vitamins and minerals to be absorbed from your small intestine.
2. Don’t count Calories!
While it’s important to keep an eye on portion sizes, the health world has shifted its focus from calorie counting to making healthy, nutrient-dense choices that are kind to your digestive system. The old ‘a calorie is a calorie’ mantra has been challenged by recent research that says we should be looking at the type of foods we’re eating rather than just the calorie content. Quality is the key.
3. All about the Portions
Let moderation be your mantra and make sure that you pack your diet with vegetables, fruit, lean protein and wholegrains – introduce new ingredients into your diet gradually over a few weeks to see if you notice any benefits.
4. Stay Positive
Researchers have found that we’re more likely to adopt healthy habits if they’re presented positively. Being told we shouldn’t do something has less of a lasting impact than if we’re told that eating or exercising will have a positive outcome. Focus on the results you want and treat meals as positive choices to help reach that goal.
Cheshire Farm products have a number of health benefits that can help you gain a balanced diet.
The potatoes we use are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.
Not to mention that all of our products are additive and Gluten Free!
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