The selection is critical when dealing with cereal… You may get a perfect meal with fiber, protein and whole grains. Or you might fill your stomach with sugar and sodium.
Healthy choice: Read the list of ingredients and nutrition facts on the cereal you intend to buy. Stay, if possible, under 8 grams of sugar per serving and make sure the cereal contains at least 3 grams of fiber. Whole grain is always a better choice.
Raw fish is a great source of protein and is low in calories. Most of the fish is very healthy.
However, if you order the “special” sushi rolls, it will likely contain white rice, fried shrimps, mayonnaise or cream cheese. If you combine all these ingredients and cover them with too much soy sauce, you will get the opposite of a healthy meal.
Healthy choice: Try sushi with brown rice and avoid the unhealthy ingredients.
Coffee is considered to be healthy in moderate amounts. As a matter of fact, coffee contains antioxidants beneficial for your health.
But, when you add whole milk or flavored syrups, your coffee can become very unhealthy. A cup of latte with whole milk can contain up to 300 calories and 15 grams of fat. It will get worth if you opt in for artificial sweeteners.
Healthy choice: Drink black coffee if you like it. It contains only 5 calories. Otherwise you can add skim milk.
Vegetables and leafy greens are great ingredients for a healthy meal. However, when you order your salad at a restaurant, it might be not as healthy as home made.
In your salad you can find shredded cheese, fat dressing or other high calorie foods. These salads are usually marketed as a “healthy choice”.
Healthy choice: Use olive oil for salad dressing and avoid fried additions.
14. Frozen Fruit
Fruits are very healthy, so should be frozen fruits. In fact, they stay healthy even frozen. But pre-packaged frozen fruits often contain added sugar.
Healthy choice: Read the list of ingredients and nutrition facts when buying frozen fruits at grocery stores. Also, you might want to freeze fresh fruits yourself. Use an air-tight packaging for that.