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Tips for Eating Healthy as an International Student in Australia

OSHCstudents-As an international student in Australia, maintaining a healthy diet can contribute to your overall well-being and academic success. Here are some tips to help you eat healthily.


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How to stay healthy when living in Australia

Embrace local produce

Australia is known for its fresh and diverse range of fruits, vegetables, and seafood. You should explore local markets and grocery stores to incorporate these nutritious options into your meals.

Cook at home

Cooking your meals gives you control over the ingredients and cooking methods. You can experiment with simple recipes using fresh ingredients to create healthy and affordable meals.

Plan your meals and snacks

Preparing a weekly meal plan and grocery list can help you ensure you have nutritious options available. Planning for healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, or yogurt is a great way to avoid relying on unhealthy options when hunger strikes.

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support your body’s functions. You should carry a refillable water bottle with you to stay refreshed on the go.

Be mindful of portion sizes

Practice portion control by paying attention to serving sizes. It’s easy to overeat, especially when dining out or during social gatherings. Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues to avoid overeating.

Limit processed foods and sugary drinks

Processed foods and sugary beverages may be convenient, but they are often high in calories, unhealthy fats, and added sugars. You should opt for whole foods and choose water, herbal tea, or homemade beverages as healthier alternatives.

Explore international cuisines

Australia is a multicultural country with a wide range of international cuisines available. Take the opportunity to try different cuisines that offer healthy options. You can look for restaurants or grocery stores that cater to your cultural preferences.

If you are international students, foreigners arriving to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.

OSHCstudents Team

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