We all know that we need to eat more healthily, and it’s crucial to get into this habit, no matter how old you are or what your diet has been like in the past. Of course, knowing that you need to eat better and knowing how to do that are two separate things, and it might be that you’re just not sure where to start. This is perhaps especially true if you have been eating poorly for a number of years. With that in mind, here are some tips for healthy eating that you can start implementing right away. 

Eat More Fish

What is the usual source of protein on your plate? Unless you’re a vegetarian or vegan, it’s highly likely that you’ll eat a lot of chicken and beef, for example. However, you might wish to switch meat for fish at least two or three times a week if you want to have a truly healthy diet. 

Fish contains everything you need to be healthy. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, it contains a lot of protein (more than meat in some cases), and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help to maintain a healthy heart. By having fish instead of meat a few times a week, you instantly upgrade your diet to a much healthier one. 

Eat More Fruit And Vegetables 

As well as adding more fish to your diet, you need to eat a lot more fruit and vegetables than you might imagine. Ideally, you need at least five portions per day. This might seem like a lot, but if you can have one portion for breakfast, two for lunch, and two for dinner, it’s easily done. Or perhaps you can just have one for lunch and have snacks to make up for the last portion. 

However you do it, you need to aim for this many fruits and vegetables each day. Don’t worry if you don’t hit your target every day – just try to do it as often as possible, and this will be a big step in the right direction. 

Reduce Sugar

Perhaps when you think about a healthy diet, you only consider the impact on your weight of what you’re eating. The fact is that although your weight is certainly a consideration, there are other things that can be affected when you eat too much of the wrong thing. Take your teeth, for example. When you eat too much sugar, it’s likely you’ll have oral health problems; perhaps you’ll need tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs, CO, for example. Not only that, but you can develop a variety of conditions, including type II diabetes, when there is too much sugar in your diet. 

By reducing the amount of sugar you consume, you’ll be making yourself a lot healthier in general, and you’ll feel the difference. Sugar can make you feel very lethargic and lacking in energy – when you reduce it (or ideally entirely remove it from your diet), you’ll find you can do so much more.