Tips for Healthy Living (Part 3)

We are back with more healthy living tips just as we promised. If you do the needful, we guarantee you will see results and lead a healthier and happier life. Without much time wasting, we are on to the next….

Watch the sugar.

Often people think by drinking fruit juices or eating low-fat fruit roll-ups and such, they are cutting out or eliminating sugar. The fact is that some fruit juices have more sugar than a soda. Reduction of sugar is important to good health; therefore always check out the sugar content of anything you put in your mouth, even if it appears to be healthy.

Some like it hot.

Hot, spicy foods that contain curry, chilies, or other hot peppers such as cayenne, help to trigger endorphins. These hormones are what make people feel good and well balanced. In fact, endorphins are like a natural morphine that helps ease pain and provide a sense of well being. The next time you are feeling a little down or have some minor pain, try eating something spicy. For instance, a well spiced sharwarma (that is one of my faves).

Drink a glass of water before you start a meal.

Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself. Have another glass of water while you are having the meal. Again this is another way of making yourself full so that you can actually rise from the table eating less but feeling full just the same. Instead of drinking it in one gulp, take sips after each morsel. It will help the food to settle faster so that you get that feeling that you are full faster. To see more healthful tips on water, check here.

Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice.

Juice is often sweetened but fresh fruits have natural sugars. When you eat fruit, you are taking in a lot of fiber, which is needed by the body, and fruits of course are an excellent source of vitamins.

Avoid crash diets.

They are bad for health and you will gain what you have lost once you take a break. Crash diets are not a solution to weight loss. It might seem as if you have lost a few pounds but the moment you give up on the crash diet every thing will bounce back with a vengeance.

Don’t forget dairy.

Your bones still need calcium to stay strong. Dairy foods and some dairy alternatives, such as enriched soymilk, provide protein as well as calcium.

Taste a variety of cuisines and new recipes

Be encouraged to travel and taste a variety of new cuisines and recipes. As you tickle your taste buds, this enables the brain release feel good hormones in response to the pleasurable events; new taste, new sights and sounds around you, this brings a sense of hope and vitality for life. So get up, get out and live life!

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