Cheap and Healthy Father’s Day Gift Suggestions

Type “Father” on the computer and these string of words come out: leader, elder, patriarch, originator, initiator, creator, maker and author.

We owe much to our fathers. They are the cornerstone and foundation of our families. They are the worker, gardener, security guard, handyman, driver and ATM of our homes. Without them, our families would not be complete.

As a child, I would look up to my dad and think that he was Superman! Nothing could bring him down. Nothing could make him fall. I was wrong. Dads get sick, too.

What better way to show our appreciation to the first man we ever loved than by keeping him in tip-top shape.

Here are some simple, healthy gift ideas for Father’s Day that you might even find in your kitchen right now. They are easy to prepare and guaranteed to help Dad stay strong and healthy.

  1. Give him a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.

Just by adding 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to his daily diet will lower the LDL or bad cholesterol in his system.

  1. A can of walnuts

Seven pieces of walnuts per day is equivalent to 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acid. This is the daily requirement needed to protect the heart from a heart attack.

  1. A bouquet of broccoli

Broccoli increases the body’s fat-burning capacity and has lots of fiber to help him during his potty breaks.

  1. A cup of salabat tea every morning

Ginger helps in digestion and increases blood flow to Dad’s aching muscles.

  1. A bottle of siling labuyo

Chilis have the ability to increase metabolism and decrease hunger pangs. This leads to an over all lower food intake and weight loss.

  1. A bowl of oatmeal for breakfast

Oatmeal is a slowly-digested carbohydrate leading to a longer period of fullness. Longer satiety keeps the blood sugar down thus preventing diabetes. It is also known to “sweep” out the cholesterol from the body.

  1. A tablespoon of peanut butter for dessert

One tablespoon of peanut butter can satisfy Dad’s craving for something sweet as well as provide his daily supply of mono-unsaturated fatty acid. A MUFA a day keeps heart attacks away.

  1. A teaspoon of honey instead of candy

Just like oatmeal, honey is also a carbohydrate that keeps insulin and blood sugar down. It also contains nitric acid which is a fat burner.

  1. A slice of grilled salmon

Dad can never get too much omega-fatty acid. This type of fatty acid prevents storage of bad cholesterol and encourages metabolism.

  1. 2 glasses of water before each meal

Simply taking 2 glasses of water before starting each meal, if done for an entire year, can lead to a 5-pound loss of body fat. Water intake increases metabolism by 30%.

After going through this list, head on to your cupboard and check out which “gift” you have available for that special guy on Father’s Day!

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