How to Eat Healthy When Eating Out

How to Eat Healthy When Eating Out

You have the perfect diet and it is working to help you eat healthy consistently. Then one day you get invited out for a meal, but you were not able to suggest that great organic restaurant owned by Joshua Manocherian. Just your luck they have already picked another place. Your fear is that you will be forced to eat food that is unhealthy. Do not fear because there are things you can do when eating at just about any restaurant to ensure you eat healthy. Here is a list.

Put lots of lemon in your water

The great thing about lemon is that it is free in a restaurant and it will make the water you are drinking alkaline. When you ingest lots of alkaline water many believe it raises your blood’s ph level to over seven. In this environment, your body becomes more resistant to diseases like cancer. So a free way to immediately make any meal healthier is to have the waiter bring you a small saucer of sliced lemon that you can us liberally with the free water. Remember, however that this only works for pure water. If you order alcohol, a cola or even a fruit juice and put a lemon in it, it will not have the same effect because those drinks cannot be alkalized with lemon.

Order dishes with plenty of these two spices

Fresh Garlic – No matter the type of restaurant you go to, they are likely to have dishes with fresh garlic because it is such a popular spice and used in nearly any type of cooking. Garlic is one of the most powerful foods we can eat to promote good health. The benefits of garlic are large and plentiful. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic and a major factor in helping to boost the immune system. You can eat as much of it as you want with no negative side effects and it also adds great flavor to a meal. So make sure to order something with fresh garlic or have the restaurant add it to something you order.

Fresh Ginger – Ginger is a powerful herb that has been used in medicine, and cooking for thousands of years. It is great at reducing inflammation in your system which is the condition that allows bacteria, viruses and tumors to grow quickly. Further, it aids in digestion and detoxifies the liver. Finally it helps the body burn fat. Ginger has a very strong taste and unlike garlic including it in many dishes will not be possible. But if you ask the waiter for any dishes they offer with ginger, it will put you on track for what to order.

Order Free Range Meat

Free range meat comes from animals that spend their lives in a pasture or on a small private farm rather than in cages. They are fed a diet that is typical for their species rather than the chemical filled meal that animals on big company farms. Most importantly, none of the animals are given antibiotics or animal hormones to increase their size. And because they are not kept in small pens or cages, they do not live in disease filled surroundings. This meat has the highest safety standards so when you eat it, you are ensured that you are eating healthy.

When you get invited to eat out, take a deep breath and know that there are ways you can ensure you eat healthy at just about any restaurant. Be sure to ask which restaurant they picked however and if it is a fast food joint, decline the invitation.