Over several decades lots been learned about connecting with nature and well-being. As well time has become one of the most precious yet scare commodities in our busy lives. Although, a little bit of time set aside could open a whole new world. A world that very few of us get to know, being oblivious of the fact of options available to help our health and extend our lives.
The current economic situation pushes people to work endlessly so that they can earn enough money to cover their never-ending expenses. This causes stress from which people desperately want to get free. When a person is undergoing stress, he suffers from ill-health and hence increases the chances of getting harmful disorders that can even lead to death. Moreover, when we eat heavy meals or wrong ones, and harmful drinks our body slows down. We also get signs of aging faster, and our body overloads with toxics that disturb every system in our body.
The Brighter Side of Life
Every day, you are dealing with many tasks. For this reason, you need a lot of energy and if you do not have it then you will fail fulfilling those tasks. The best source to gain this energy is to make changes to your lifestyle. Exercise and a healthy diet are essential for good health. However, there is another important part to a healthy body and life – your mind. So, having made your final decision to improve your health? You are changing your diet, taking your supplements, giving up junk food, reducing alcoholic drinks to one or two a day. Decided to buy a juicer to take advantage of the health benefits of juicing.
These are all good things according to many studies. All of them may help to improve your health as well preventing a host of ailments. However, there is one missing link to this, and that is your mind-set. That’s right: Your mind. What you believe in your mind can influence things in your body and of what you are trying to do. Mind over matter matters and will influence your failure or success.
Some Things You Need to Know
What you need to know is what foods to embrace and which ones to avoid. Avoidance of certain foods is crucial in being successful to make changes. Our modern lifestyle has not been a healthy one where most fat meals from local restaurants and takeaway’s come from which are full of cholesterol and sugar. What many people don’t understand is that by adopting such lifestyle they are shortening their lives. The first signs by eating such fatty, sugary foods is weight gain, becoming lazy and looking older. Instead of eating junk, you should learn how to select natural foods with minerals, vitamins and nutritional value for health benefits.
Going Wrong This Way
As weight is usually the first sign of discomfort and illness, the first step of interaction is a weight-loss diet. This is where most make many mistakes and one of them is: Skipping breakfast.
Individuals who understand how important breakfast is have a better outcome and a healthier life. This statement is true and logical from which there is no denial. However, there is a complete theory behind this statement and if you do not ponder over it then you might not become as successful as you wanted to.
Breakfast, as the name suggests, is the meal that breaks your sleep fast that you carry out from five to eight hours at night. That is why it is the most important meal of the day, although, many people have various misconceptions about breakfast. Breakfasts are easy to skip, that is why some who want to lose weight think by skipping breakfast they are burning their calories. However, the situation is just the opposite when you skip breakfast. Your metabolism gets slower and starts to store energy that’s being used while you are working. This can make you feel lazy, low on energy, dizzy and even ill.
Numerous people drink caffeinated drinks, thinking this is the best way to start their morning and to lose weight. It sure boosts their energy for a brief time but after it becomes deactivated in our body it starts to slow our metabolism, harms our immune system and causes diseases.
The morning meal is more important and something different from lunch and dinner. It must meet the requirements of our body at that time. The requirements include proteins, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants etc. Therefore, you should avoid breakfast cereals, sugary items, alcoholic drinks, sodas and fried items at the time of your breakfast.
Cholesterol and Omega’s
The biggest percentage of cholesterol comes from the food we eat, it is unlikely that you been born with it. The perception today is: Why waste time cooking your own meals if you can get them cooked for you. You couldn’t be more certain in your mind; you’re not wasting your time cooking meals. You have just become so lazy that you consider cooking a waste of time, without realizing the consequences.
When our body consumes too much cholesterol, chances of heart attacks, strokes, angina and blood clots increase; that can even lead to sudden death because it blocks the arteries that transport blood to the heart. Moreover, huge levels of cholesterol also make us fat, lethargic and look older. There are many causes of increasing cholesterol in our bodies and it is often difficult to avoid them, unless you are fully aware of the food you are eating.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which is the good fat, are most essential for good health and we never get enough of them. There are different kinds of fats and not all of them are harmful. Facts about fats: Unprocessed saturated fat is good, our body needs this fat for proper function. Trans fatty acids found in processed foods are the dangerous ones and best be avoided.
By increasing the amount of healthy fat and at the same time decreasing net carbs is what makes your body burn fat. This is when your body is using fat as fuel and burning excessive fat at the same time. When you consume bad fats such as heated and hydrogenated oils found in most processed foods it causes cholesterol and boosts your risk of any type of disease.
Source by Josef Bichler