Fast food. Instant noodles. Full-flavoured snacks. Singaporeans are a busy bunch, and it shows in our choice of food. Let’s be honest.
When was the last time you prepared a wholesome meal for your family?
Thankfully, it’s surprisingly easy to “eat clean” these days. But clean eating isn’t just about limiting our calorie intake and having more protein. Let’s take a closer look at this recent movement.
WHAT’S CLEAN EATING?
Simply put, clean eating is a diet consisting of real food with minimal processing, handling and refining. When we consume food served in their most natural form, we’ll sleep better, feel more focused at work, and grow stronger hair and nails. Most importantly, clean eating reduces the risk of many diseases!
Here’s how you can get started:
Opt for whole grains:
Whole grains aren’t heavily processed. They also contain a whole lot of nutrients, such as protein, fibre, B vitamins and antioxidants.
Control your meat intake:
You don’t have to go vegan to eat clean. However, we do recommend a diet with less meat. This will keep your weight in check, while reducing your blood pressure, and risk of heart diseases.
Watch out for sugar and salt:
Sugar and salt are added to processed food to extend their shelf life, and make their flavours more appealing. Be mindful of your intake.
WHAT’S YOUR BACKUP PLAN?
Clean eating is a good start to a healthy lifestyle. However, it doesn’t guarantee that you or your family will always stay in the pink of health.
According to a recent survey, 9 in 10 Singaporeans think they’re likely to contract a critical illness before turning 65. Yet, 1 in 2 Singaporeans are not insured against critical illnesses.
When tragedy strikes, will you be able to cope with the high medical bills? Worse still, will your family be able to support itself, when you’re out of action?
This is why it’s essential to shore up your defences against critical illnesses. A critical illness policy pays a lump sum upon diagnosis of a covered illness – and is not dependent on hospital admission or medical expenses. It’s a good way to ensure that your family can sustain a reasonable lifestyle, when you’re critically ill.
Nonetheless, coverage of critical illnesses isn’t just important for you. Your spouse, kids or parents will probably need it too. With so much unpredictability in today’s world, it’s a good idea to know that everyone in your family has sufficient protection against deadly diseases.
Give your family the protection it deserves. Let’s start planning for healthy meals, and beyond.