Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : May Episode 3
Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
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.
- Non creamy soups.
- Beans, Dhal & Lentils.
- 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
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
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.
- 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