According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, most people can eat healthier. At least 75% of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, and most exceed their daily sugar requirement. But switching your diet from “okay” to “healthy” is a struggle.
Scientists and dietitians have proposed several habits that can transform your diet. Some are as simple as switching your cooking oil and drinking water during meals. Read on and check out these science-backed hacks.
Don’t Settle For Boring Vegetables
Unfortunately, many people think that vegetables taste boring or bland. The association of “healthy foods are boring” turns many people away from a healthy diet. McKel Kooienga, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, says that vegetables only taste bland when you don’t cook or season them correctly.
The right seasoning can transform even the most repulsive vegetables. Have fun with salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic, and spice blends. Don’t settle for one method of cooking, either. If you don’t like steamed vegetables, try baking or sauteing them instead.