Nutritionists always say we should have a balanced daily diet and take care of the number of calories. But how does a balanced menu for an entire day looks like? One that isn’t meant to be diet-like and let us enjoy variety and taste and still be healthy?
The Best Daily Diet
Start your day with a smoothie
Smoothies are delicious. And we can put in them any combination we consider tasteful. Fruits are so various that it can take a month and still not repeat the combo. Not to mention, you can add vegetables such as carrots, spinach, cucumber, or green celery.
You can combine any number of fruits with any kind of milk or yogurt—dairy, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, you name it. Smoothies are tasteful, nourishing, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can’t be wrong.
Make sure you put some greens in your lunch and your dinner.
Vegetables aren’t tasteful if you know what to do with them. You can add a salad to anything you eat, even if they are French fries or pasta. Green salads come in various types: mizuna, baby green romaine, baby red oak, baby red tango, escarole, radicchio, baby spinach, iceberg, and so on. Mix them with tomatoes, olives, cucumber, peppers, onion, corn, avocado, pumpkins, and more.
You can also add nuts and almonds and even dried fruits—a few slices of parmesan and a splash of olive oil you can tune-up any dish. With a salad on the side, you won’t eat as much, and you make sure you boost your immune system and lower the oxidative stress.
Snacks and deserts?
For sure! Just don’t let your snack be more significant than you can hold in your palm. Don’t take the entire bag of chips. And don’t sink into chocolate. Enjoy the taste while it lasts, and then the power you have over yourself to hold back and not eat the entire bag. Also, as often as you can, change one of them each day for fruits and/or nuts.
And remember! Hydrating properly will help you eat less. Drink eight glasses of water daily, and you’ll find you won’t feel the same urge to eat all the time if you exercise drink even more. You can also try coconut water, just to vary water’s taste. This way, you’ll also lift your levels of antioxidants, electrolytes, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, and calcium. That would be the best daily diet during the lockdown period.