Everyone wants be healthier and feel good. Here’s ten ways to help get you moving in the right direction and improve your health.
1. Eliminate/reduce sugar in your diet. This is the number one way to reduce weight, reduce insulin spikes and skin problems, and prevent Type II diabetes. Sugar isn’t just in fizzy drinks, but in almost everything that is processed and some things that aren’t. A breakfast of cornflakes with a teaspoon of sugar and a glass of orange juice contains as much sugar as a can of Coke.
2. Drink plenty of fresh water. Hydrating the body is vital for cleansing, eliminating waste, rebuilding cells and helping
enhance your skin tone.
3. Eliminate sodas, juices and energy drinks. These almost always are loaded with refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners and colours. Eating the whole fruit instead of carton juices is much healthier.
4. Increase your intake of greens: Swiss chard, spinach, kale, rocket (arugula), collard greens, romaine lettuce, coriander, parsley and others. They contain vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll, which is great for helping rebuild and replenish red blood cells. The best way to eat them is raw, in a smoothie, so you get the maximum nutritional value from them.
5. Avoid pasteurised milk. Try rice or almond milk (without sweeteners). Or raw milk if you can get it. Raw milk hasn’t had all the
enzymes and good bacteria killed off. Pasteurised milk is one of the most common causes of allergies in humans. Pasteurisation kills most of the good bacteria and enzymes, plus the animals that produce it are fed with antibiotics and growth hormones.
6. Exercise regularly. A ten- to fifteen-minute walk is far more beneficial than a forty-minute slog on a treadmill and it is
much easier to do regularly. Exercise helps build muscle, burn fat, increase heart rate, increase oxygen levels and produce endorphins, the “feel good hormone.” Plus it’s been shown that short bursts of exercise, for a period of six to seven minutes, can be healthier than long hours of exertion.
7. Get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is when the body does its repairs and rebuilding of damaged cells. Plus, fatigue is a sure way to get easily run down and leads to stress and tired-looking skin.
8. Reduce/eliminate the “whites”: pasta, rice, bread and potatoes. These turn immediately to sugar once eaten, which can lead to sugar spikes, high insulin levels and diabetes.
9. Reduce stress levels. Research has shown stress to be harmful to the body in many ways, including heart problems, high blood pressure and skin disorders, amongst others. Try meditation, exercise, spending time with an animal, a candlelit bath or listening to music.
10. Avoid junk food, which is just processed foods with artificial colourings and flavourings. Your body will love you for