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Eat More: spices, to enhance consumption and ease digestion; vegetables, for fibre; fresh foods
Eat Less: refrigerated and processed foods
Do More: have regular meal times, and set dinners early; exercise without overexertion; maintain a BMI lower than 25; regular monitoring and maintenance of blood sugar and lipid levels
Do Less: avoid yo-yo weight gain and loss; quit smoking; take alcohol in moderation; avoid mental stress where possible
Eat More: fresh-water fish such as salmon
Eat Less: deep-fried, oily and salty food; processed products
Do More: exercise without overexertion; have balanced and regular meals; maintain a healthy outlook of life
Do Less: avoid late nights
Eat More: foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fibre but low in sodium, calories and fat; fruits, vegetables, wholegrain foods, fish, skinless poultry
Eat Less: simple carbohydrates, saturated/trans fat, fried food, fatty meat, seasonings, alcohol (excessive drinking can raise blood pressure and contribute to high triglycerides and obesity)
Do More: exercise (30 minutes of activity on five or more days a week can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and maintain healthy weight); be happy
Do Less: quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock. This article first appeared in NATURA magazine issue No.5. Find NATURA at Eu Yan Sang retail outlets, newsstands and major bookstores in Singapore.
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