Which ones are the best tips for maintaining good health?

There are so many tips and tricks out there trying to gain our attention on a daily basis! Do you find yourself scrolling through news feeds, waiting to be attracted by a captivating headline? I know I get sucked into that, only to read the first two sentences and have my expectations shattered!

I hope that this can exceed your expectations.

I’ve been on the path to good health all my life, mainly because of health issues, and doctors unable to provide a solution. I can say with great certainty, that many, if not most of the solutions are cured with food.

As Hippocrates quotes: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”

Top 10 easily adaptable tips that make the most impact on health and longevity

  1. Avoid processed foods and artificial ingredients. It’s time to stop buying convenient foods for the sake of convenience. These foods are slowly polluting your body, causing a cascade of metabolic mess. You may not notice this now, but in the future, it could have many negative impacts. Opt for high quality vegetables, sources of protein and healthy fats.
  2. Eat more nuts. Nuts may be high in fat, but they are loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, soluble fibre and many more nutrients. They are a thermogenic food, encouraging burning of calories in order to be digested. Your body doesn’t even absorb 10–15% of the calories in nuts. The best nut to eat is almonds, as they have been known to increase weight loss by 62%, when compared to complex carbs. Have them on hand, snacking when hungry.
  3. Say no to sugary beverages and soft drinks. Our bodies do not measure calories from liquid sugar as it does with solid food. It makes sense that when you drink more calories, you end up eating a lot more food than you had planned to. It can’t be helped, because you are genuinely hungry. This can lead to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Fruit juices are just as bad, because they do not contain the fibre from the pulp of the fruit (which is the most nutritious part of it).
  4. Drink some cups of coffee! Coffee is not only tasty, but it’s filled with antioxidants. Studies have even shown it increases your longevity, and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as type 2 diabetes. This is pretty much all the evidence I need to have another cup today lol!
  5. Make sure you do get some quality sleep. Poor sleep can increase your risk of insulin resistance, making you put on weight in the long run. One study has linked lack of sleep to an 89 – 55% increased risk of obesity in children and adults. Lack of sleep also makes you crave sugary, carb like foods that can make you even more tired after consumption!
  6. Eat seafood regularly. Fish, especially fatty fish, is a wonderful source of protein and is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. Eating fish decreases your risk of depression, dementia and heart disease.
  7. Stay hydrated. Drinking water boosts the number of calories you burn, especially when the temperature is colder. It can increase your metabolism by 24 – 30% over a 1–1.5 hour period. Drink a glass of water before meals, and when you suspect you may be hungry. One study shows that drinking 2.1 cups of water, 30 minutes before each meal, increases weight loss by 44%. That’s huge!
  8. Show your guts some love. It’s essential to clear the bad bugs, to make room for the good ones. This is called having a pre-biotic. Eat sauerkraut, have lots of fibre, drink water and stay clear of sugar during this process. Take a good gut cleanse formula to help it along. Only then should you spend money on a pro-biotic supplement. This is when it will become most effective for you.
  9. Eat more veggies. This is so important for longevity. Make vegetables the main part of every meal you have, even if you are too full to consume the protein. Veggies are loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals and so many antioxidants. They are the key to longevity, lower risk of disease and other illnesses.
  10. Use cold pressed olive oil. This is the healthiest, most heart friendly oil you can have on a daily basis. It contains a powerhouse of antioxidants, fighting inflammation. Add lots of it in salads and your cooked veggies, with salt. Perfect!

I do hope these tips can be used in your daily life to promote great health and longevity. Keep up the great work in eating well to heal your body. You won’t regret it.

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