By: Elena Grace Flores
We always have this mentality that we need to lose weight to be healthy. More often than not, this is not the case for everybody. One must listen to his or her own body. Are you active, emotionally stable, happy and comfortable? Then, it does not matter what shape you are in because body structure can change as we age. Here are practical guidelines:
1. Plan for your long term diet: This is not about self deprivation or selective eating. This should be gathering nutritional food items that will give you the nutrients needed. The trick is to have a bit of every food group. Make sure that you will enjoy what you’re eating so that you can maintain this sort of diet for a longer period of time. Change the food items but not the food groups as you go along to avoid boredom.
2. Consider exercise and water as food groups: Drink lots of fluid or water but preferably fresh fruit juices causes you are seldom hungry if you drink a lot of liquid. Also design your lifestyle with active events. This can be indoor and outdoor exercises but even household chores can do the job too.
3. Moderate but balanced eating is essential: Choose your favorite foods but never deprive yourself with fibrous carbohydrates, lean protein, healthy fats, natural fibers, vitamins, and minerals. However, if you are tempted to eat some delectable desserts then don’t stop yourself but eat lots of fruits and vegetables also to balance them out.
4. Be cautious with the way you eat: Never eat in a rush if you can help it. Take your time and chew well. Snacking in between chores is not a good habit because you’re more likely prone to fast foods. Eat with your mind like when sharing delicacies with friends. Prioritize eating breakfast and minimize the rest of the meals especially at night.
5. Always eat with fruits and vegetables: The more colorful these organic food choices are the better. Each pretty color segment is a source of any of these: anti-sickness vitamins and minerals, antioxidants for cleaner digestive system and fiber for non-fat energy.
6. Avoid white carbohydrates: Anything white when it comes to carbohydrates is not good for your regular diet. Most of these products are highly processed thus eliminating the nutrients from the original raw materials. Whole grains and starchy fruits are good sources of healthy carbohydrates. Choose the colored version of sugar, rice and flour if you need to take any of them.
7. Do not avoid fats totally but choose the healthy ones. Omega-3 rich oils from fishes are good for your heart and brain and will make feel good. Monounsaturated fats from nuts like olive oil are also helpful choices.
8. Foods for growth named protein can’t be eliminated in a healthy diet. Lean meats are good but protein can be found also in plants. Beans, nuts and soy products are also good sources of protein. Even if you reach the maximum growing age, you still need protein to build damaged cells, replace defective tissues and thinning organ walls or components.
9. Take some calcium-rich food stuff or supplements. Milk, beans, fruits and vegetables are basic sources of calcium. Maintain at least 1000 to 1200 calcium level in a daily basis if you are 50 years old and above.
10. Limit your sugar and salt consumption. Sugar in take must not be over one teaspoon a day because higher than that can put you at risk of high blood pressure. Drinking 8 ounces of soda is like taking10 teaspoons of sugar plus in addition to the normal sugar amount from carbohydrates and desserts. Having a sweet tooth can make you prone to diabetes.
It’s good that you are paying attention to the 10 tips of having a healthy diet stated above- but it’s equally important to enjoy dining and spend enough time for it in a regular basis. The target should not be gaining that sexy body – but the figure that felt right for you!
By: Elena Grace Flores
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO is advocating on promoting healthy diet utilizing natural produce that can’t do any harm to humans and the environment when utilizing and processing them. However, it is common perception that it’s expensive to eat well – but it’s really not the case. It’s just a matter of educating people that that healthy stuff even found in our own backyard can look and taste good.
Since fast food advertisements are rampant these days, advocates must use visual strategies promoting healthy eating. Salads should look good to entice for example. Mixed of vegetables with bits of lean meat should be appetizing to see just like the crunchy fried chicken on TV. If the mentality of the general public changes for the better, spending on diet-related ailments which is 75% of the overall healthcare expenses will be minimized according to CDC. Not only that, greenhouses gasses contributors will be 24% less without the destructive farming techniques.
In 2050 when the world population is predicted to reach 9.3 billion by the United Nations, at least 3 billion more people will be competing with the resources available since the world population currently is at 7 billion. Therefore, further campaigns are needed for this project. If each responsible individual helps in advocating for this health cause – educating the rest of the population on healthy eating, this will not be a problem. On that note, we leave you with this question. In your own capacity, how can you promote cost-effective healthy diet that is not only sustainable for a long period of time but also environmentally-friendly?
Modern lifestyle dictates the popularity of fast foods and this is very dangerous to our kidneys. Despite the fast-phased life we are experiencing during this computer era, we should not neglect our vital organs like the kidneys. They are our life stream and to live comfortably as we go older, kidney care is a must. Here are tips based on the documentation written by Diana Kohnle based on her research as per the reports recorded in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Always make sure that your blood pressure is in the normal level
- Cholesterol level must also be checked so as not to exceed the normal border line
- Fruits and vegetables must be major elements in your diet
- Minimize or avoid salty foods
- Exercise regularly or practice a physically active lifestyle
- Take medications for other ailments promptly following your doctor’s prescription
- Diabetics must maintain the blood glucose target and do a twice a year A1c examinations
There’s no point living a life that is always on the go – when you can’t even enjoy eating fresh foods and won’t have the time in nourishing your body physically, mentally and emotionally. Healthy living is a must regardless of generation age, if you want to have a long and happy existence.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Instant slimming methods just don’t work and sometimes dangerous. Slimming teas like Biofit and Kangkunis are effective when used properly. They should be taken only once before going to bed. Since, it will detoxify your body by enhancing your bowel movement, it is important to not take it in excess of what is prescribed because it can dehydrate you!
On the other hand, if you are a rice eater – it’s best to totally omit that in your meals – but increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage and other leafy vegetables are better alternatives for it. You can get not only energy but nourishment as well with vitamins and minerals.
In addition to all dieters with Type O blood, omit any dairy intake including the creamer in your coffee. Instead, resort to high protein food to satisfy your cravings. The more you take sweet and creamy stuff, the heavier you can become because they are difficult to digest.
Please note that the above recommendations are based on careful research and actual experience. This is not meant for instant weight loss but – a lifestyle diet in helping readers to live a healthy life in a long-term basis. There’s nothing more aspiring for than to have full years without suffering from diseases and injuries. Try this method for at least 2 weeks and if you feel better by then, this is surely for you!