|What drink would you choose?|
Last Saturday, OYE scholars delved into a topic that often goes unspoken: health and fitness. Guest speakers Vanessa Faraj, from KM2 Solutions, and Jose Ochoa Pagoaga, former president of the local municipal gym in El Progreso, challenged OYE scholars to recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
|OYE kids share what they eat for breakfast.|
|Jose Ochoa offers health advice.|
- Baleadas...a staple Honduran food...are 60% fat! Definitely not a healthy choice.
- Opt for grilled chicken rather than fried chicken to get a healthy protein.
- Avoid buying packaged cereals for breakfasts. Instead, so with a healthier, sugar-free option like oatmeal. Prepare with water instead of milk and add fruits (bananas, berries) and nuts.
- Don't believe packages when they say "All Natural" or "Sugar Free"...they might still be unhealthy.
- Look at the ingredients before buying. If you can't pronounce one of the ingredients of a certain food...that means you are eating chemicals. Don't eat it!
- Eating breakfast in the morning is proven to be important. Don't skip! Instead of fasting, eat healthy.
- Eat more fibers for healthy carbs and to promote digestion (celery, apples, spinach, cabbage, etc.)
- White meats (chicken and fish) are much better for the body than red meats
- Avoid packaged foods, sodas, and juice soft drinks...they are full of sugar.
- If one of the first three ingredients of a product is sugar...AVOID IT!