Health Tips: You can manage your weight by the size of your plate?

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Eating mindfully improves digestion and helps balance weight.

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It's not just your diet that's important when it comes to eating more nutritiously. The way you eat is also important. For example, eating mindfully improves digestion and helps balance weight. This is because eating mindfully means being more aware of your hunger and satiety, which can help prevent overeating.

The more aware you are of the food you eat, the more likely you are to choose healthy and balanced meals. The size of your plate is also important when it comes to maintaining healthy eating habits. For example, less food on a smaller plate seems to feel like more. In a society where overeating is common, having the right plate size can help you have a more balanced diet.

Well, when it comes to staying healthy, eating a nutritious diet is one of the best things you can do to take care of your body. If you want to eat more nutritiously but don't know how here are some easy changes that will benefit your health.

1. What is not in our diet...

A lot of unusual or unconventional foods that may not be a normal part of your diet are packed with nutrients and microorganisms that can have many health benefits. Take sea vegetables for example. They have existed for thousands of years and are a staple food in traditional Asian and coastal cultures. These vegetables are rich in nutrients and contain antioxidants (molecules that neutralize harmful 'free radicals' in the body), essential fatty acids, fiber, iodine, and protein that are not found in land-grown foods.

The unique growing conditions and biological adaptations of sea vegetables create a unique nutrient profile that makes them a valuable food. Some of the benefits of sea vegetables include being anti-cancer and antiviral, preventing blood clots, controlling cholesterol levels, and being antioxidant-rich. Consuming sea vegetables may also help prevent heart disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Some sea vegetables like algae can be added to other foods to enhance their flavor and health benefits. Research shows that adding algae to foods like 'cheddar cheese' and toasted bread is a great way to increase protein content.

The blue-green algae spirulina is particularly beneficial as it is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein. It is even used as a dietary supplement by NASA astronauts during space missions. Similarly, bitter greens such as dandelion, beetroot, and mustard greens - all are rich in nutrients and have antioxidant properties.

Fermented foods, such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir, have been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, and better weight management. They are also rich in 'probiotics', which promote gut health and improve digestion.

2. Use spices

Using a variety of herbs and spices while cooking not only enhances the taste of your food, but they also offers numerous health benefits. Spices like turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, and oregano are believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties due to the chemical compounds present in them.

Many of these chemical compounds complement each other and may ward off several diseases including heart disease, chronic inflammation, and diabetes. Cinnamon also helps control blood sugar levels which is especially important for managing diabetes. Ginger, mint, and fennel are associated with better digestion. But if you want to improve your immune health then you should include plenty of garlic and oregano in your diet.