4 interesting food facts for a healthy lifestyle

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There is nothing like living a healthy lifestyle. And what you eat plays a key role in this. This often means consciously making better and effective food choices. To help you achieve a healthy lifestyle, there are some food facts you need to know. Jumia Food, Nigeria’s No 1 food ordering platform, shares four of these food facts.

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Thirst is not always hunger

Some people think whenever they are thirsty, it simply means they need to eat. No, it means you are dehydrated and your body just needs water. Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day will help you stay hydrated.

Some fats are good

While saturated fats like cream, cheese, butter and whole milk dairy products should be limited or avoided, unsaturated fats (avocado, nuts, and vegetable oils) have essential fatty acids that help reduce your cholesterol levels. One way to include good fat in your diet is to use olive oil for cooking.

Eat vegetables and fruits daily

Eating vegetables and fruits every day helps the body deal with quite a number of problems like constipation and indigestion to the more serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Fruits and vegetables reduce your risk of being exposed to these ailments.

Nuts provide healthy energy

Nuts (walnut, almond, hazelnut, peanut and cashew) are rich in unsaturated fats and also contain fiber that can aid digestion. However, do not forget that nuts are high in calories, hence it is important to eat them in moderation.

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