Maximise the results from your diet with nutritionist Kerry Torrens' tips for healthy eating, from how to boost vitamin D to healthy snack ideas.
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Ready to take it to the next level? Try these six simple ways to supercharge your daily diet.
1) Go green
Swap one of your regular cuppas for green tea. Loaded with protective polyphenols, it is said to have a positive effect on your brain and body.
Find out more about green tea.
2) Boost good gut bacteria
Add a 75g portion of fermented foods, like kimchi and sauerkraut, to your daily diet as they supply gut-friendly bacteria - vital for healthy digestion and supporting your immune system. Not a fan? Try including whole bio-yogurt daily and swap your standard loaf for sourdough instead.
3) Add vitamin D
If you don't always have the chance to get out in the sunshine, boost your intake of vitamin D-rich foods like oily fish, full fat dairy and eggs. We need vitamin D for strong bones and teeth but also to build our resistance against certain diseases including heart disease, some cancers and even flu.
Read more: Am I getting enough vitamin D?
4) Spice it up
Add flavoursome herbs and spices like chilli, ginger and garlic to your meals. They aid blood flow and are thermogenic, which means they boost your metabolism.
5) Snack smarter
Snacks can form part of a healthy, balanced eating plan but choose whole foods like fruits, vegetables or even a thumb–sized piece of cheese. If you opt for unsalted nuts, pistachios are a great choice as they’re lower in fat and calories than most other nuts.
6) Sit down and savour
Eat mindfully when you have time to sit and savour, not while you're walking or standing at the fridge. Make food a celebration and give it the time and attention it deserves - you'll enjoy it a lot more too!
Read more: How to eat mindfully
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