Eating Healthy Diet Daily
This article offers some tips for a healthier life. Do you practice eating healthy? You might say it is difficult. True, but we can limit ourselves once a month or every two months eating something unhealthy just because it makes you feel happy and gives a feeling of satisfaction. Limiting our habit of eating unhealthy food will help us maintain fairly good health. Moderation and self-control is the key. Some unhealthy food can really taste very good and can drive you to overeat. The result sometimes can make us feel bad or sick, we gain weight and can cause health issues. It is true and has happened to some people you and I know.
Tips for Good Eating That Support Healthier Life.
When buying meat choose organic farm-raised animals for beef, pork, lamb, or chicken. Organically raised animals have better health-promoting nutrients that will prevent inflammation in the body. Organic may not be so affordable to some of us but if you think of the health benefits, it will be well worth trying to spend a little bit more. When buying meat, milk, and eggs choose organic or “grass-fed, free of pesticides and free-range, growth hormone-free and anti-biotic free. Most supermarkets now have these products in the cold section and properly labeled. Going organic also for vegetables and fruits, make sure they are labeled with organic or “herbicides-free, fungicides and insecticides free”.
Healthy Form of Cooking
Most people prefer grilling. It is healthier as long as you don’t use too much oil. Use low or medium fire so as not to burn your meat or fish. Baking is another form of cooking the meat and very healthy as well. Use your favorite spices such as sea salt or Himalayan salt, brown pepper, etc. I love putting a dash of black cumin powder on my cooking, it is high in anti-oxidant. A research stated that burned food, like meat, fish in oil, are not healthy to eat as they cause an oxidative effect through chemical reactions in the body. The oxidation effect causes free radicals that may cause damage and raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and others. When buying cooking oil, make sure they are cold-pressed versus oils that were extracted by heat. Very important!
Vegetables and Protein? Sounds Delish!
A lot of us like to eat meat with vegetables. Salad is so perfect like chopped lettuce or gourmet mixed greens, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, granny smith apples, and marinated artichokes) Use salad dressing like extra virgin olive oil and vinegar flavored with honey, Himalayan or sea salt, brown sugar, and ground pepper.
Grilled cut up vegetables like yellow or green squash, mushrooms, green or yellow pepper, carrots, big tomatoes cut in half, and broccoli. If preferred, sauté in garlic and virgin olive oil.
What to Eat For Breakfast
Some people would say breakfast is an important meal of the day. I like medium well egg and lightly fried cremini or thinly sliced portabella mushroom in olive oil with some spices for breakfast. Japanese mushrooms like cremini or shiitake are rich in protein and supposed to enhance the immune system. Also, I like steel-cut oatmeal in coconut milk with brown sugar for breakfast. Sometimes I mix a little bit of dark Hershey powdered cocoa for a bit of flavonoid. I always have green tea after breakfast. It is known to burn, combat heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
If you need more ideas about what to cook for healthy meals, check out this cookbook for more recipes.
Natural Vitamins and Minerals for A Healthier Life
Sometimes our body doesn’t get all of the vitamins and minerals from the food we eat. We can get the minerals we need from supplements so our bodies will function well. When my doctor orders a blood panel for me, he makes sure I am not deficient in Vitamin E, B12, and D3 and potassium. Other natural vitamins that will help our body to achieve a better defense against autoimmune diseases are listed below. Some of these natural vitamins do not necessarily need by our body but will depend on individual needs.
Vitamins and Minerals that Most People Need
Vitamin C, E, B12, and D3 are the 4 vitamins that help the body function well. Vitamin C is vital to our body as it supports the immune system and fights infections. Must be #1 on your daily regimen. Vitamin E is a form of anti-oxidant and protects cells from damage. Some food that we eat has natural vitamin E. Vitamin B12 functions, supports the nerve cells, and the formation of red blood cells. Helps the digestive system and the neurological function of the brain. Supports bone health, production of serotonin, and healthy pregnancy. It is important we have enough levels of Vitamin B-12 in our body. Vitamin D3 keeps our immune system in top shape. Our body produces natural D3 when the sun hits our skin. Some do not get enough D3 during winter but supplementing helps. You can also get D3 from shiitake mushroom, salmon, tuna, or sardines.
N Acetyl Cysteine for Cellular Health
N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) supports cellular health and remove toxins in the body. NAC detoxify liver and kidney, improves heart and brain function. There are people who drink alcohol or drink beer on a daily or weekly basis and take N Acetyl Cysteine to prevent a hangover and will make them feel fine the following day. Helps our body produce glutathione naturally which is important as we age. Our body produces less Glutathione after age 25. If you take the 600 mg, take one in the morning and one in the evening.
Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidants
Selenium is a powerful anti-oxidant and an important mineral in our body but we only need a small amount of it. According to scientific study, selenium supports thyroid function and boosts white blood cell function. May protect you against heart disease, risk of getting certain cancer. Helps in mental decline and reduce asthma symptoms. We can get it from some of the food we eat like oysters, halibut, yellow tuna, brazil nuts, eggs, sardines, sunflower seeds, chicken breasts, and shiitake mushrooms.
Turmeric is highly anti-inflammatory all around. Curcumin is the most important property of the root vegetable, it fights inflammation and pain. According to studies, inflammation is the root cause of most of the autoimmune diseases. When purchasing turmeric supplements, make sure it says Tetrahydrocurcumin (high on curcuminoids) on the bottle, which means you are purchasing the most effective one that will address what your body needs.
Bone, Heart and Eye Health
Calcium maintains bone, nails, and teeth strength. According to a study, it supports the jaw bone that keeps the teeth in position. Important for growing kids. I read that women over 50 should take calcium 2 X a day to maintain bone density and for men once a day only. Men cannot take too much dose of calcium as it may cause cancer. Always buy good quality. It may cost a little bit more but well worth it. Ubiquinol helps make the cellular energy of our heart and other vital organs need to function at optimal levels. This vitamin helps prevent damage in the body caused by oxidative stress. Omega 3-6-9 – is a combination of oils that are essential fatty acids needed by our body. 3 & 6 are polyunsaturated fats while 9 is monounsaturated fat. You can get a supply of the oils from the food we eat. However, if you think you are not getting all of these fatty acids, you can buy the supplement from any vitamin store or online. Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect the body’s proteins, fats, and DNA from stressors and said to help recycle glutathione in the body. Anti-oxidant properties reduce the effects of bad cholesterol and decreased oxidized LDL hence reduce the risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
A Must-Have Mineral
Magnesium supports hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies. A lot of people don’t know they lack magnesium and need it. This mineral supports our brain function and mood. Low levels of magnesium risk a person developing depression and mental illness. According to a study, if someone is taking certain kinds of medications, the person can be depleted with magnesium. A person who is stressed can be depleted with magnesium. A person who is constantly constipated even after drinking a lot of water and eating high fiber food and still constipated is a sign of lacking magnesium. If a person is having high blood pressure does not necessarily consume too much salt but a very low level of magnesium in the body can actually cause blood pressure to rise. Anxiety and irritability can also be a sign of not having enough magnesium. When buying magnesium, always make sure you get the high-quality kind, not from a drug store, and no fillers.
Brain or Neurons Support
9) Ginkgo Biloba – many individuals use Ginkgo Biloba for maintaining and enhancing memory. I have been taking Ginkgo Biloba for many years now and my memory has really been extremely good. According to a study, Ginkgo has anti-inflammatory properties that protect the brain and prevent stroke. It increases blood flow to multiple parts of the body and dilates blood vessels. Will protect your heart. If someone is taking Ginkgo Biloba and will have a scheduled surgery, you will need to stop the supplement a week before surgery to avoid heavy bleeding. Doctors will advise you as well.
Lowering Blood Pressure
I researched Pine Bark Extract in July 2019 when I came across the herb’s name. My goal was to lower my husband’s blood pressure naturally. I read reviews of users and found them very helpful and decided to buy the powder. My husband’s BP was always high for many years since I have known him. He has been taking BP prescriptions even before I met him in 1987. Side effects were really bad, he was feeling dizzy and fainting a lot. According to my research, the side effect of the medication is, the blood output of the heart is artificially reduced causing less oxygen to reach the body’s cell and tissues, thus the dizziness occurs. He started taking Pine Bark Extract supplements. He told his doctor about the extract he has been taking. His doctor told him to continue what he is doing if it is doing good at the same time the doctor lowered the strength of the BP prescription. My husband’s BP stabilized to normal and gets a little high when drinking alcohol but not like before that can be scary. Some of the users have high BP and they were happy to see a drop on their BP and continued to use the pine bark extract. Some do mix it with juice or coffee because it has a bitter taste. I put them in capsules, easier to swallow and not taste it. I like it myself as it gives you a lot of energy and helps you endure longer hours to work standing and walking. It is available in bulk powder and will save you money if you do your own capsuling. Men with erectile dysfunction are also helped by the pine bark extract.
Eucommia Bark Extract
Eucommia has compounds that tone the liver and kidney. Improves bone density. Enhances the flexibility and strengthens ligament, tendons and connective tissues in the body therefore will help cervical spines, joints, and knees of people of all ages. This supplement is very helpful for athletes and bodybuilders. Has a power of enhancing toleration to stress that we sometimes experience in our everyday life. I have been taking Eucommia bark extract for over a year and really happy with the results. Eucommia is also available in bulk powder if you like capsuling your own will save you a lot of money.
Perform Simple Exercises
Performing simple exercise is very vital to keeping a healthy life. If you are familiar with Qi Gong and Tai Chi exercises, they are the easiest and best exercises for our body. Do the exercise 3 – 4 times a week will help the body function well. It will help stretch and loosen up your muscles and keep the blood flowing. Also will eliminate unnecessary pain in the muscles and joints and avoid stiffness.
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Please consult your physician before using the suggested supplements in this article especially if you are taking prescribed medications. Statements here are based on my experience and other people’s experience known to me.
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