Eating healthier in college
Eating healthy in college is very important! Being in good shape and healthy means that you will be able to study more efficiently.
The research showed that many students have irregular and unhealthy eating habits. They most often skip the breakfast and don’t have enough meals trough out the day. Students also enjoy too many sweets and sugar related products and don’t consume enough vegetables and fruits. To eat healthy in college you must not eat such food but rather consume more healthy food. Read on.
The mentioned research showed that among adolescent boys there are 17.1% of those who are overweight and 15.4% of girls that are overweight. 6.2% of boys and 3.8% of girls are obese and. These numbers are not positive at all.
Unhealthy lifestyle is one of the key causes of formation and progression of major chronic non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, some chronic lung disease, obesity and osteoporosis and other musculo-skeletal system.
How to eat healthy in college?
For a healthier lifestyle of students it is important that we chose the correct selection of foods (vitamins, minerals, nutrients…), the methods of preparation of meals and the frequency of meals. It is advised that students should eat at least 5 times per day, in smaller amounts.
Eating healthy tips
Guidelines for eating healthy in college
When reading guidelines for eating healthy in college, please take into account the proper frequency of eating which should include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and possibly two minor intermediate meals, the correct way of eating of food (eat slowly: 20-30 minutes for the main meals, 10 minutes for the intermediate meals), and appropriate distribution of daily energy intake with meals:
It is recommended that breakfast should be quite heavy – you can consume a lot of energy with breakfast (which can be nutrient enriched meal). Snacks may include fruit, vegetables, milk or milk products, dried fruit or cereal products. Dinner should be easily digestible, so that digestion and metabolism will not interfere with sleep. It is recommended to enjoy dinner at least two hours before bedtime.