Eat healthy this Christmas
Christmas is a festive season where food is fairly present, between starters, main meal and many desserts foods are consumed and most often cooked in a less healthy way. Normally, food intake changes and you get more calories than normal. Yet it is possible to celebrate this season with the wisdom of joining health with pleasure at the table.
Personal Trainers presents 7 healthy Christmas diet suggestions:
Soup - Start your holiday meal with a soup. Try to avoid the potato and substitute for legumes like beans, peas or beans. This type of soup promotes satiety for a longer period of time, moisturizes, is a source of vitamins, fiber, minerals and anti-oxidants and provides few calories compared to other entrances of the time.
Main course - Roasted turkey is a great choice of lean meat for Christmas, low-fat protein source and can accompany with vegetables and other vegetable products whenever possible. From the traditional cabbages cooked to greens, mushrooms, lentil puree, from peas to the latest eggplants or courgettes are excellent ways to reduce calorie intake.
Decorate the table with some nice jugs of water. In this time of celebration, the omnipresence of water at the table is a healthy option and contributes to a better diuresis, to regulate blood pressure, to increase satiety, and above all to avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks and even higher alcoholic beverages caloric.
Opt for whole grain bread, this bread provides less calories, fat and salt than traditional bread, crackers, savory snacks and other appetizers in addition to having excellent digestibility and being a good source of vitamins.
Choose rice, not potatoes. Simple rice, rascal rice with vegetables or beans is a nutritionally adequate accompaniment option at Christmas and any time of the year.
Say no to desserts with lots of sugar. Put the cakes and biscuits aside, and decorate the table with a colorful fruit salad that offers a high nutrient density, fiber and water, and fewer calories which causes a greater satiety. You can also fill the table with dried figs, prunes, raisins and apricots. Although they have more sugar than fresh fruits (and therefore should be consumed in moderation) they are high in fiber, low in fat and low in salt, which is not the case with most sweets.
Physical activity always present. There is no healthy Christmas without a compensation for greater energy expenditure. From shopping to a good family outing or another day of training. Every more minute counts. And in January or next summer the body and its health thank you.
Personal Trainers wishes merry Christmas to all of you!