This is probably the most important thing of all. As long as you are getting plenty of variety in your diet, you should find that your food is much more beneficial on the whole. Of course, it is often easier said than done to get as much variety as possible - but as long as you are making an effort, every day, to branch out and try something new, you should find that you are doing more than enough to keep on top of your overall health. What’s more, with more variety, you will probably enjoy your meals more too. Chances are, there are plenty of foods out there which you will love, but you just haven’t given the chance yet.
BlendingThere are techniques for preparing your food in a way that you can get more out of them, and blending is one particularly powerful option. When you blend your food, you do a number of things to what it does for you. Above all, blended food - mostly fruit and vegetables - makes the meal more filling, meaning that you get more nutritional value out of it. What’s more, blending doesn’t spike your blood sugar like juicing or other methods, so there is a definite plus there too. If you are keen to get more out of your food, consider using immersion blenders or something similar.
PortionsThe portion size makes a huge difference and yet it is something we all seem to forget about from time to time. A lot of people suffer from having eyes which are hungrier than they are, which means they cook and serve way too much food. Not only is this wasteful, but chances are you will end up eating more as well, and that is bound to have an overall negative effect on your health - and probably on your figure too. Be careful with your portion sizes and you should find that you feel a lot healthier soon.
Slow downYour brain doesn't immediately register that your stomach is full, so you may be at risk of eating more than your body needs and getting too full if you eat too quickly. When you are eating, make sure you slow down and take mindful bites. Eating slower means that your brain has a chance to catch up and you will end up eating less.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.