The last year was a total revamp not only in our daily lives, but also in the food we eat, with the pandemic still around the corner, many of us turn ourselves into eating healthy foods, from snacks to our regular meals, vegetables from raw to cooked are now can be seen in our tables.
Agriculture was given a spotlight, many of us who are lockdown in our own homes started a small garden of herbs and spices, while for those who have enough spaces planted root crops and other green leafy veggies.
For the year 2021, after thorough reading in many articles posted online, I summarize three major healthy foods most us will continue to eat throughout the year and the coming years, yes being healthy is a must to have that stronger immunity against this unforeseen enemy.
- AVOID FOOD THAT CONTAINS TRANS FATTY ACIDS
People who suffer heart failure is identify as lifestyle diseases, in many studies this was largely attributed by eating foods that’s contains Trans Fatty Acids (TFA), a kind of acids we get by consuming food that are cook using animal produce oils. As per report from the World Health Organization, there are over 540,000 people die of cardiovascular diseases annually.
There are countries who already pass law that regulates TFA on the food they eat like Denmark, most of these foods are processed and largely available in fast food chain. Some examples of food who have high TFA contains are Doughnuts, French Fries, Fried Meat food and a lot, again these kind of food we mention varies on the kind of oil they use.
Naturalist and Health Experts suggest to use only oils that is plant base such as Olive Oil, Canola, Corn and even Coconut or Palm Oil that is readily available now in many leading supermarkets. Here in the Philippines, a Trans Fat Free Bill is already filed in the Congress by Ang Probinsyano Partylist last July of 2020.
For the new year, first thing we have to learn is to read the label, the one you saw a table of contents or ingredients in any food either junk or canned, TFA is always mention there, a naturalist friend told me that if you can read the name such as XYZ and it reach higher than 10, don’t buy it.
- PROBIOTIC DRINK
Again this Pandemic taught us to be aware of the food and the drinks we get to our body, I remember there was a time during lockdown that Yakult brand was a hit and their supply went down as people hoard their product, Yakult is a probiotic drink that gives tummy immunity.
There are many probiotic drinks now in the market, the latest one being offered to public are those organically produce from tropical fruits such as mango, dragon fruit and lemon. These kind of drink usually best to drink after meal, or before going to bed.
The kind of good bacteria they have helps digest food at its best, and give you that satisfaction feeling after every visit to your bathroom, one thing you must know about Probiotic drinks or Bootza Chillers, its best to consume it while its cold in order not to taste its sour flavour sometimes.
- GREEN SALAD
Salad will always be the best to start eating healthy, leafy green vegetables combine with some fruits, nuts and toss with dressings of oil and vinegar, oh la la it’s a heaven of freshness already.
Among the usual we see for our garden salads are broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, endive, escarole, green onions, lettuce, mushrooms, peas, bell peppers, chili peppers, radishes, romaine, spinach and tomatoes.
Yes, salads will always be in our trends for healthy food no matter what year it is.
LIVING HEALTHY THIS 2021
In order for us to grow strong and live a healthy life, we have to have that discipline and willingness to change your lifestyle. Having these kind of foods in our home requires good and quality refrigerators even freezers at some point.
Storing healthy food such as probiotic drinks and vegetables need a good cooler, with the vast selling online of different farm harvest, it is best to keep the freshness that can last for weeks or even months, check here the ‘best prices on refrigerators”, and buy one today only at Beko.