Add fibre in breakfast:
Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Sometimes we do not like to change our breakfast routine and prefer to eat what we like, but it’s very easy to include some fibre in your routine.
Adding just one Weet-bix is not very hard! Do it with some fruit and honey or just churn it up in a smoothie. You can sprinkle some ready to use soluble fibre powder on your food or add It to your juice or smoothie. If we start slow, we can gradually build it up which is preferred with fibres to reduce flatulence and stomach upset.
Fruits rich in fibres like pear and banana are a good option too. If you eat oats for breakfast, you’re already eating a nice amount of fibre,
keep it up!
Look for health star ratings or heart foundation tick when you buy groceries:
Spread avocado instead of butter:
Avocado is a healthy replacement for butter or margarine. Avocado is much less in calorie compared to butter and will be a good friend of your heart with its monounsaturated fats. It’s rich in B group vitamins and fibres.
You can even add it to your smoothie or try in baking. (Yes, seriously. People have been using it for backing instead of butter!)
Snack on healthy:
Replace cheese and crackers with nuts and fruits. Fibres in them will make you full quickly and they are a good source of essential nutrients and antioxidants. If you don’t mind eating raw salad then simply a carrot or cucumber are a good choice.
Try shredding the carrot or baking some carrot chips.
Dress your salad healthy:
Ditch the high-fat salad dressing and choose lemon juice or balsamic vinegar. Mint flavoured yoghurt and our favourite avocado in lime juice can be another option. Instead of sprinkling croutons, sprinkle roasted walnuts or almonds.
Watch your rice intake:
Try quinoa over rice on at least 2 occasions of from five. It is a good source of carbohydrates with a low glycemic index of 53 and high protein content.
Quinoa seeds have more Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A than rice, wheat or barley. If you cannot go for quinoa, opt for brown rice.