In the New Year, 2020, resolutions will be running on people’s minds, but one thing that many often forget to add is how their diet will be in the year.
Truly, if you do not eat for health, you sure may find it hard to achieve the resolutions.
You need your health to be able to pursue the items in your list to an achievement conclusion.
For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) has made few recommendations that will help you check your diet in the New Year.
While your draw up resolutions, remember to add these as a guide to what you will eat.
1. Check Salt Intake
2. Consider Fats And Oil You Use
During the Yuletide, people often engage in so much frying of items they eat. This is the reason everyone needs to give attention to the kind of oil they use.
Most of the food we eat in Nigeria is carbohydrate and they eventually turn to fat in our body.
Often, people forget to read the label of products they are buying. If you have not been reading the label of items you buy, kindly make a resolution to read them in the New Year.
We need fat in our diet, but too much, especially the wrong kinds, increases risk of obesity, heart disease and stroke.
No one wants to get these conditions that often limit one’s activity level.
3. Limit Sugar Intake
Sugar is almost in everything we eat. Carbohydrate also turns to sugar when it digests.
This is why we need to watch the amount of hidden sugar that we take.
Hidden sugars are those in pastries, sweetened drinks and other processed foods we eat.
Too much sugar also increases the risk of obesity which can lead to other chronic health problems.
Read labels to be sure of the amount of sugar in every food item with a label.
4. Avoid Harmful Use Of Alcohol
Really, we are at a time that drinks are often available to people. Sometimes they are offered free at events.
But that does not mean you should abuse it or take it to a harmful height.
According to WHO, Alcohol is not a part of a healthy diet. It highlights that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.
Have your read: Weight Loss: 4 Easy Ways To Turn Calories Down
For many people even low levels of alcohol use can still be associated with significant health risks.
Some of these health risks are sometimes long-term – liver damage, cancer, heart disease and mental illness.
5. Eat Variety
God has blessed us in Nigeria with so much to eat, but we give so much attention to carbohydrate.
This is why you have to make an adjustment in the New Year. be sure to include vegetables and fruits in your diet.
They contain vitamins and minerals that our body needs to stay healthy and provide you with enough energy to pursue your resolutions.