- be grateful for whatever healthy food that we have; healthy food need not be expensive.
- eat colourfully like a rainbow and diversely because there is no one food that can provide all the nutrients our body needs; global food adventure (in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Oceania) enriches our life experience, for example my favorite cuisines include Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Indian, Moroccan, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Italian, French, Greek, and the list goes on.
- eat regularly; do not skip meals
- eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper
- an example of nutritious breakfast with a balance of complex carbohydrates and protein: grains + fruits + eggs / dairy
- eat less or no red meat
- eat fresh fruit (at least 2 servings/day) and vegetables (at least 2 servings/day); the potatoes do not count
- minimize eating preserved food
- do not eat overnight food as highlighted by a good friend 20150923
- teach ourselves to cook
- eat locally e.g. buy local honey. This practice also saves us money.
- choose food e.g. yogurts with the fewest ingredients because added sweeteners can double the sugar content.
- eat fish a max of 1-2x per week because larger fish can absorb contaminants in the water.
- use a little bit of butter instead of margarine as the latter often contains trans fats that can increase the level of bad cholesterol (LDL)
- no instant noodles