It’s not all about quantity when it comes to healthy eating habits, the quality of the food we eat is just as important if not more important than the amount of food we eat. As busy as we all are in today’s modern world, we need to pay attention to maintain a healthy lifestyle if we want to preserve our overall health.
Here are 5 important things you need to remember if you want to improve your health:
Kiwis are super snacks
One study showed that people who ate 2 kiwis half an hour before going to bed had improved their sleeping patterns. Why are kiwis sleep-beneficial we don’t know, but we believe it may have something to do with their high serotonin levels.
Eating ¼ of a teaspoon of cinnamon two times a day will reduce the blood sugar levels by 29% in people suffering from diabetes. Cinnamon can also reduce your cholesterol levels and inflammation, factors which contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s, just like high blood sugar. Sprinkle some cinnamon on your coffee, oatmeal or smoothie and sweeten it up a bit. Your food will taste delicious and you’ll take advantage of its benefits as well.
Eat air-popped popcorn
We’re all used to eating microwave popcorn but this type of popcorn is dangerous for your health. Studies have shown that this type of popcorn comes in bags lined with PFOA, a dangerous chemical believed to raise your cancer risk. You know those buttery popcorn types we all love? Well, many believe that this taste comes from hydrogenated soybean oil, which is trans-fat. Many studies link high intake of trans-fats with heart diseases, Alzheimer’s and the FDA is considering to ban the use of this type of fat in food. Some popcorn types use diacetyl to improve the flavor, which is also a chemical linked to respiratory diseases. Instead of buying these unhealthy popcorns, try making them yourself at home. Buy some corn kernels and place them in a plain brown paper bag. Toss them in a microwave and wait for a few minutes until they start popping and you’ve got yourself a healthy bowl of popcorn.
Fruits are the best for dessert
Fruits are sweet naturally and can satisfy your sugar cravings. Sprinkle some cinnamon over a bowl od mixed fruits and enjoy your guilt-free dessert.
Eat wild salmon instead of farmed
Fish is super healthy for you and salmon is probably one of the healthiest types. However, farmed salmon is loaded with industrial pollutants like PCB, which is also a carcinogen and a neurotoxin. So always try eat wild salmon and take advantage of the health benefits. Try to eat fish at least once a week for best results
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