If you are like most Americans, you probably have a hard time balancing all the many constant options for (fast) food and healthy eating. Our culture is more saturated than ever with food options, most of them processed, not homemade like the amazing catered dishes at Catering CC. It is harder than ever to make the right choices when it comes to healthy, sustainable dining. In this informative blog post, Catering CC will help you come up with ways you can implement healthy eating into your daily lifestyle.
Let’s break it down this way- in order to eat healthier, there are things you should limit, things you should include and things you should avoid. Additionally, there are tips and tricks you can learn that will make healthy eating a possibility. Don’t worry- these aren’t dieting gimmicks that will tell you to eat a live fish! Instead, we suggest a few ways to live cleaner regarding your food intake. One suggestion is to be a little choosier while at the grocery store and read labels. Labels are often a dead giveaway to whether a food is healthy or not. Choose items with small amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat, and preferably not any partially hydrogenated oils, as they are pretty bad for you. Additional suggestions include: watching your caloric intake (most adult humans should around 1500 calories a day, depending on your height, weight and gender), utilize the food pyramid (eat more of what’s on the bottom, less of what’s on top), cook at home to avoid the copious amount of processed food available in restaurants, be reasonable as far as portion size (once it’s on your plate, you are more likely than not going to finish the entire thing) and look for the heart check mark to verify that foods are heart healthy (you can find this on packaging, it is especially important as heart disease is the number one killer of adult Americans).
So, back to include, limit and avoid. Things you will want to make sure you add to your diet (or keep eating, if you already include them) are fruits and veggies, beans and nuts, seeds, fish, poultry, whole grains, healthy fats and oils and dairy products that are low in fat or even better, have no fat. Things you should be limiting in your diet include: foods/beverages with additional sugar (sweets and soda), foods with superfluous sodium and salt, saturated fats and processed meat or meat with additional fat. Lastly, when it comes to things you should simply cut out of your diet, the list includes both trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils. These are especially bad for you and your heart health.
So it may be simple to consume healthy food on a daily basis, but what about during more special occasions? Especially in America, events are known to be calorie traps. Catering CC provides a number of different options, including varieties of healthier foods, all available for our catering services. For all of your (healthy) catering needs, be sure to check out the delicious bounty at Catering CC.