An apple a day really can keep the doctor away! Fruit and vegetables are key to ensuring your insides are healthy and are getting the nutrients and vitamins they need. The added bonus of fruits and vegetables is the sugars that they contain occur naturally, so your body can break them down efficiently unlike the sugar in processed most foods.
Oh my god, Omega-3 is the brain food of the century. Found in fish, it has healing properties that assist hand promise healthy brain function. This means it can help stave off conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and more!
To top it off, it helps with joints and prevents heart disease. Go get some salmon, cod, haddock or tuna and get your Omega-3s!
Curb those extra calories by cutting back on cakes, biscuits, cream, butter, fizzy drinks. and alcohol! Switch unsaturated fats for saturated ones, and switch processed sugars for naturally occurring ones (like fruit). Your body breaks down saturated fats more efficiently and this, in turn, helps prevent obesity and cardiovascular diseases, tooth decay, and even diabetes!
6g of salt a day is the maximum adults should have to maintain average health. Salt is in most foods already. Sauces, soups, breads, and even cereals are laced with sugars and salt, meaning it is easy to go over the daily guidelines. Too much salt can raise blood pressure which leads to strokes and other cardiovascular decisions.
Just increasing activity by walking for twenty minutes a day will boost your health! Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to work instead of driving, and do sports or exercise. Exercise has been shown to consistently increase life length, decrease obesity and diseases, and boost the immune system and emotional and mental states.
Exercise releases endorphins, which make you feel like you’re on top of the world! It also increases focus and alertness. Overall, it ensures we do not over eat, it retains our muscle mass and prevents them from weakening and deteriorating over time. If you exercise enough it boosts muscle mass, helps with strength, health, and coordination, as well as brain health.
So, start with the small things, like go for a walk once a day, then take it from there!