Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Making Healthy Choices in 2014

It’s already 2014, and the buzz about healthy eating has not mitigated even a bit; in fact, it is augmented. People today are willing to spend a great deal of money just to get or stay healthy and fit. Gym memberships have increased, and healthy food choices have become so popular and in demand. Everywhere you turn, it seems like “getting healthy tips and to dos” are in every corner.

There is absolutely nothing wrong in choosing healthful food. It is, as a matter of fact, encouraged. How about you? Do you know what’s good for you?

We find that people are arguing over what’s healthy and what’s not. But there are particular food choices that we are so certain that they bring us nothing but good news. However, some good news may be brought by inexpensive food choices. Just like the following:

Ever since, apples are always considered heaven-sent. Remember the maxim “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It is still true now as it was before. Apples are proven to be high in antioxidants, and they lower bad LDL cholesterol. Just recently, research has shown that apples lower the risk of breast cancer and ulcerative colitis. Give time munching an apple a day. That keeps you away from stroke or heart diseases.

Yes, you got that right. So, do not fret, coffee lovers. You are still safe. A lot of people tell us that coffee is dangerous to our health, but coffee is proven to be very high in antioxidants. It strengthens DNA, it prevents certain cancers, it helps prevent diabetes, and it is also great for the skin!

When you neglected this from the grocery store, you surely did a bad thing. Cauliflower is considered to be a star in 2014. It is also filled with nutrients, and you can do a lot of things with it. You can easily trick the kids in eating it.

Sesame Seeds
They’re not only good for garnish; they are also healthy! These small wonders are filled with calcium and zinc. So, if you scraped them off from your shopping list, better get them back again. There are even studies that proved sesame seeds to be helpful in improving the lipid and glucose profiles of pre-diabetes patients!

Whole Grains
These high in fibre wonders are still in the list. Do not scrap them off it. they help reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Little Tips to Get Us By

Snacks, snacks, snacks
Do not deprive yourself from snacks. One, they make us less hungry during lunch or dinner time, making us eat a little than our usual meal consumption, and 2, eating small snacks every now and then helps improve our metabolism.

Too Much of Something is Bad Enough
Eat in moderation and balance. Just because you think a certain food choice is healthy does not necessarily mean that you won’t stop munching it. A good diet requires moderation, balance, and variety.

Exercise a Little
Even if you’re in the office the whole day, you still have time to exercise a bit. Instead of having long lunches, try decreasing the time for eating, so you will have time to walk around after lunch.

You can also schedule breaks. You can stand up for 5 minutes to stretch and walk a little. That may sound minute to you, but at least it’s a start; it is a good start. Sooner or later, you’ll be craving for longer minutes to walk or stretch until it becomes a habit.

Making the right choices of food and lifestyle is not that difficult; you just have to acclimate with these choices for a period of time until you get used to them.

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