5 Easy Eating Habits That’ll Help You Lose Weight And Get Healthier

Put these gastronomic good deeds on your to-do list.

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These righteous rituals are actually just simple eating habits you can adopt to change your body for the better. Put these gastronomic good deeds on your to-do list today…

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Say yes to beans

Top your salads with half a cup of black beans (get them at Faithful To Nature) or kidney beans. Legume eaters have smaller waistlines and a 22 percent lower risk of obesity than bean shunners.


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Squeeze in goodness

Squeeze a lemon wedge into every glass of water you drink. One lemon provides just 63kJ, but more than 45 percent of your daily immune-boosting vitamin C (and it costs a lot less than flavoured bottled water).

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Garlic for the win

Use crushed garlic when cooking vegetables. It slashes your risk of everything from food-borne illnesses to heart disease and the common cold.

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An apple (or two) a day…

Eat two apples as an afternoon snack. They act as nature’s energy bar and, if you leave their skin on, two of these crunchy gems help you meet 20 percent of your daily fibre quota for just 500kJ. They also deliver loads of the antioxidant vitamin C and the mineral potassium, which reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease while soothing feelings of anxiety, irritability and stress.

Ed’s tip: UCOOK The Feast Box


Avoid overeating on the big day – and save yourself time slaving in the kitchen. UCOOK’s come up with an awesome idea called The Feast Box. Order a three-course festive feast prepared by UCOOK chefs that your whole family will love, and get the ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards delivered to your door on 22, 23 or 24 December. The company aims to source organic ingredients wherever possible – they taste better and they’re so much better for you!

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