This week we’ve been inspired by Michelle Bridges’ latest book Everyday Weight Loss
. And what better timing seeing our health routines often lapse come the silly season! Here are the top five things we learnt about nutrition and being food-aware.1. Supermarket superfoods are key.
Update your trolley with kiwi fruit and silverbeet. A kiwi fruit contains more than your day’s recommended dose of vitamin C and silverbeet contains substantial levels of 16 different vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy. Eat a fruit whole with its skin on to ensure you get all the goodness. 2. Look beyond labels.
Be wary of food derived from plants that are labelled as "low cholesterol" or "cholesterol free". All plant foods contain almost no cholesterol so these labels are meaningless. Keep it in mind when you’re stocking up on oil or margarine. 3. Switch your salt to tarragon.
Tarragon is an aromatic herb that works as a great replacement to salt. It’s tasty and so much better for you. 4. Sweeten salads, naturally.
Getting bored of your daily salad at lunch? Add pomegranate seeds to the mix. They’re like little bombs of low-calorie high-fibre sweetness. 5. Heat it up.
Spicy foods raise your temperature and your body has to use calories to cool down. But no, takeaway curries don’t count!
More: Everyday Weight Loss
, $12.99, by Michelle Bridges.Sophie Miura is madison's health writer
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