Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : May Episode 3

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle


 

Nutrition

Fat Fighting Foods:

  • Low fat yoghurt & Low fat milk.
  • Hot peppers & spicy food .
  • Green tea & black coffee.
  • Grape fruit & citrus fruits.
  • Berries, grapes & raisins.
  • Vegetable salads .
  • Lean meat & fish.
  • Oat meal.
  • Popcorn.
  • Non creamy soups.
  • Beans, Dhal & Lentils.

Exercise

Keep hydrated:

  • If you’re feeling fatigued on a hot day or after a workout due to dehydration, you can get your energy back with a slice of watermelon.
  • Watermelon is rich in water and electrolytes that keep dehydration at bay and help keep you active and free from symptoms of fatigue.
  • It is rich in fatigue-fighter nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene and iron

Stress Management

Food for Sleep:

  • Milk & bananas & honey have Tryptophan which aids sleep
  • Carbohydrates; cereal, bread, crackers, pasta, help sleep
  • A light meal or a snack as opposed to a heavy night time meal aids sleep
  • Avoid high fat & fried foods
  • Beware of caffeine & coffee, an hour or two before bed
  • Some medications prevent sleep, check with your doctor
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Avoid steaks & protein; these are hard to digest
  • Hydration is good in the day, avoid hydrating at night, it will keep you awake & running to the toilet

Avoid Addictions

Try and Try again:

  • It’s very common to have a relapse, many smokers try several times before giving up cigarettes for good.
  • Examine the emotions and circumstances that lead to your relapse.
  • Use it as an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to quitting.
  • Once a decision is made to try again, set a "quit date" within the next month.

Medical

Reducing Cholesterol:

  • A small handful of walnuts a day may lower your cholesterol and ease inflammation in your heart's arteries.
  • Walnuts are packed with omega-3, monounsaturated fats, and fibre.
  • The benefits come when walnuts replace bad fats such as those in chips and cookies.
  • Try it in salad dressings

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