Vitality doesn’t just depend on doing plenty of sports and exercise. Diet is also a major contributor to physical well-being. Everyone can benefit from cutting down on the calories from time to time, and meals that are light on calories don't have to be light on taste if you include flavourful ingredients.
Scrumptious crispy salads
You can find some fabulously healthy foods on the supermarket’s vegetable racks. Bell peppers, courgettes, carrots, rocket and all the other fresh produce are low on fat and carbohydrates, but rich in dietary fibre for a healthy immune system. They also contain lots of health-promoting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, so they’re the perfect basis for a balanced diet. Most vegetables have the most "plant power" when eaten raw or as a salad. Simply combine a mix of your favourite vegetables with a home-made dressing, seasoned with the Kikkoman sauce of your choice.
Good fat, less carbs
It isn’t healthy to eliminate all fats and carbohydrates from your diet. But it is worthwhile remembering a few wise words of advice. Make sure you use good quality fat. Some of the healthiest fats of all are olive oil (extra native), hempseed oil and linseed oil. Coconut oil is good for frying because it retains its positive attributes at high cooking temperatures. With carbohydrates your physical well-being will benefit from a ‘"less is more" approach. Biscuits and sweets, pasta, pizza and white bread provide many people with far more carbohydrates than their body is able to process. There are many delicious alternatives such as Konjac noodles, which are also known as Shirataki noodles. They are made from the konjac yam and contain practically zero carbohydrates and calories. Shirataki noodles are also gluten-free, so they’re perfect for people with gluten intolerance. Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce and Kikkoman Gluten-Free Teriyaki Marinade are great seasoning choices for Shirataki.