In a country like ours it may be difficult to eat healthy, as there is just so much good food! But did you know that only 11% of Singaporean adults consume enough fruit and vegetables? Not only that, but almost 80% of students and teenagers aged 13-18 do not even consume fruits or vegetables daily. Lastly, over 50% of Singaporean adults tend to overeat, surpassing their recommended daily nutritional intake.
If these facts shock you, it may be time for a lifestyle change. While most of us Singaporeans aren’t practising athletes or health nuts, nothing says that you shouldn’t practice healthier eating habits.
Eating healthy helps to improve your performance as well as increase your energy, improve your mental state, and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases such as cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Here are 4 tips from us at Simply Hamper to learn to eat healthy!
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Some people skip breakfast because they think it’ll help them lose weight. But people aren’t exaggerating when they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
It is recommended that you eat around 1 hour after you wake up. Foregoing your breakfast might impact your body’s metabolism. How? People who tend to skip breakfast will eat a heavier lunch, which may affect their performance throughout the rest of the day.
Having a healthy breakfast will restore the glucose levels in your body and lower your brain’s stress levels. Don’t skip your breakfast, and eat at least two hard boiled eggs, a cup of yoghurt or a bun from FamilyMart before starting your day.
Drink, Drink, Drink!
It’s time to hydrate!
Drinking water is crucial for regulating your body’s internal temperature and repairing your joints. Water provides everything that your body needs to rehydrate. And best of all – it’s free!
Ideally, the first thing you should do after waking up in the morning is drinking at least half a cup of water. Skip the sweet drinks like lattes, frappuccinos or iced teas, and opt for a glass of water. Even unsweetened fruit juice and smoothies are high in free sugar, so limit your intake!
Start Meal Planning
Athletes or gym-goers are no stranger to this, and you too, can start to practice this habit!
Set aside 10 minutes every week to create a healthy grocery list to create meals throughout your days. Allow yourself one cheat meal a week, but overall this will help you avoid impulse buying junk food or ordering McDonalds delivery every other day.
Healthy meals can range between chicken dishes, pastas, sandwiches and more. If you’re working on a tight schedule and have little time to prepare your meals, consider a meal catering service or a reliable food delivery service. You could even pick up our Healthy Treats hamper for snacks in between! Popular and healthy snacks are loaded into an exquisite golden box, ready for an easy pick-me-up, even for the busiest of managers. One of our best food hampers in Singapore that won’t disappoint!
Eat More Fish!
Fish is an excellent source of protein, and comes with many additional nutrients and vitamins. Aim to eat at least 2 portions of fish every week, and you’ll definitely find your health improving.
Oily fish like salmon, trout, sardines and mackerel are high in omega-3 fats, which helps to prevent heart diseases. Other non-oily fish are also a good source of rich protein, such as tuna, cod, haddock and more.
You can choose between frozen, canned or fresh fish, but keep in mind that canned fish may be higher in salt. Balance it out with lots of vegetables and fruits! We recommend our Booster Basket if you’re looking for fresh fruits delivery in Singapore, with a balanced choice of only the freshest goodies.
A Healthier Lifestyle, A Healthier You
We need to eat a wide variety of food in order to meet our daily nutritional needs. However, contrary to popular belief, eating healthier does not have to be very complicated! If you’re interested in healthy recipes feel free to explore platforms like Tik Tok or Instagram to find quick and easy recipes that you can prepare at home and enjoy.
Simply Hamper is one of the largest providers of food hampers, and we specialise in all kinds of fresh fruit delivery, flowers and other food gifts in Singapore. Check out our store for our wide range of gifts, and enjoy free same-day delivery across Singapore.