Top Healthy Tips for Optimum Health & Wellbeing

Do you often suffer from food cravings, nausea, shakiness, weight gain, poor concentration, irritability and headaches, feel tired and lethargic half way through the day and crave an afternoon nap?  Then this information is for you.

Top Ten tips for Energy:

Balance your blood sugar levels by :

  • Eating breakfast and regular meals with healthy snacks
  • Avoid sugar as much as you can especially white sugar
  • Eat protein with every meal, such as chicken or fish.  Avoid too much red meat
  • Eat complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, and wholegrains
  • Avoid other stimulants such as alcohol, tea/coffee, chocolate, cola drinks and cigarettes

Stop being a victim to the latest diet fad or craze.  Diets do not work. When you eat healthily and exercise regularly, you don’t need to diet.

Stick to raw organic foods if possible and eat nutritiously dense foods such as fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds, wholegrains, and lean animal proteins.

You can boost your anti-oxidant levels by taking the following vitamins;

  • Vitamin A – found in sweet potato, carrots, spinach, kale and greens
  • Vitamin C – Peppers, strawberries, broccoli and pineapple
  • Vitamin E – sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach and chard
  • Selenium – mushrooms, fish, kidney beans, lentils, brazil nuts and seafood
  • Co-Q10 – fish, organ meats, wholegrains
  • Zinc – meat, seafood, sesame and pumpkin seeds
  • Copper – sesame seeds, cashew nuts, soybeans and barley
  • Manganese – brown rice, spinach, pineapple, pumpkin seeds
  • Reduce free radicals (smoking, pullution, sun, burnt food and extreme exercise)

Support your digestive system by:

  • Eating adequate fibre and drinking plenty of water
  • Take time to eat rather than eating on the run.  Chew your food slowly rather than gobbling it down

Support your liver by;

  • Avoiding pollutants and improving elimination of water and fibre
  • Eat apples, pears, berries, lemons, papaya, pineapple, cranberries and watermelon
  • Eat artichokes, garlic, onion, leeks beetroot, radish, turnip, watercress, fennel, dandelion and broccoli.

Exercise regularly;

Exercising regularly releasing endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers and enhances serotonin in the brain.  Do something you enjoy rather than putting yourself under pressure of forcing yourself to do something you will only resist in the long run.  Whether that be, running, walking, dancing, taking up a fitness class, cycling – do whatever fills you with joy and is fun!  Ideally, you should try to aim for at least 30 minutes exercise x 5 days a week. Children need to exercise for an hour x 7 days a week.

So, if you want to feel more energized, be able to work smarter rather than harder, then make a commitment to yourself in improving your overall fitness and wellbeing – enjoy the spring in your step, because the sun is already starting to shine, and IMG_1075Spring is just around the corner.

 

 

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