12 advice on how to preserve your health
There is no secret that diets, stress, sport activities and the unfavorable ecological conditions influence the physical and the psychical health of a man. During the years this effect is cumulative.
In order to prolong your life and to decrease the risk to get diseases like Alzheimer or Parkinson syndrome you must follow the following advices:
A healthy nourishment, accomplished from youth
The fast-food, as well as high caloric food, like chips or salty peanuts, – are a direct way to excessive weight and obesity. Healthy nourishment from childhood must be one of life priorities.
Eat many fresh fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins and important microelements.
Raw food health benefits http://eatingrawfood.org/health-benefits
Organic Natural Food Nutritional Benefits http://nutritional-habits.com/natural-organic-food
Avoid saturated food and trans-oils
We have to use vegetable oil which has a balanced structure of Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids and mono-unsaturated fats. We have to eat predominantly food of vegetable origin, non-fat milk products, diet meat, and bird meat.
When preparing meals, the use of vegetable oils containing Omega-6 acids, especially maize, sunflower and peanut oil must be minimal.
Healthy Fat Sources http://just-healthy.net/healthy-eating-fats
Eat food, enriched with Omega-3 acids
At least once in a week you have to eat fish meals. If you do not consume fish, you must use cod-liver oil or additive food containing Omega-3 acids emitted by water algae. Buy fish which contains less harmful substances (mercury, polychlorinated biphenyl) mackerel and tuna.
The “clean” fish is considered cod, haddock, pollack, and salmon.
Reduce the use of sugar
Sugar in tea or coffee, in jam and honey, in chocolate or in soda increase the level of glucose in blood.
This fact may lead to obesity II type diabetes, cardiovascular diseases.
Information about diabetes http://usehealthguide.com/diabetes
Healthy Heart Facts http://usehealthguide.com/heart-related-questions
Increase the amount of low-glycemic-index carbohydrate in your food
Glycemic index – A low GI food will release glucose more slowly and steadily. A high GI food causes a more rapid rise in blood glucose levels and is suitable for energy recovery after endurance exercise or for a person with diabetes experiencing hypoglycemia.
There is an amount of this substance in shell rice, barley, oats, and rye, buckwheat croup, in fruits, vegetables with a low level of starch, in chick-pea, lentil, macaronis, pumpkin and tuberous fruits. An amount of low glycemical carbohydrate in your food may prevent the increase of glucose in your blood.
Most vegetables are, in fact, low- or moderate-carbohydrate foods (note that in the context of these diets fiber is excluded because it is not a nutritive carbohydrate). The vegetables that the average person tends to enjoy the most, potatoes, rice, maize (corn), and others, are typically those that have high concentrations of starch but these are, in reality, the exception not the rule. Most low-carbohydrate diet plans easily accommodate most vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, avocado, peppers, etc
Alcoholic beverages have been reported to have low glycemic index values, but it should be noted that beer has a moderate GI.
Recent studies have shown that the consumption of an alcoholic drink prior to a meal reduces the GI of the meal by approximately 15%
A temperate use of alcohol is allowed.
Many experts agree the fact that a temperate use of alcohol (about 9-36 ml of pure alcohol per day) is normal. Of course people must restrain themselves from alcohol during pregnancy or car-driving.
The red wine, as well as green tea contain important antioxidants, which decrease the risk of developing the Parkinson Syndrome.
Healthy Alcohol Consumption http://usehealthguide.com/effects-of-alcohol
Diminish your contact with the chemicals
We may encounter toxic chemicals at home, as well as at the workplace. It is proven that the contact with several popular chemicals, like pesticides, increase the risk of developing the Alzheimer disease or diabetes, a fact that may lead to mental dementia. We have to avoid contacts with substances like lead (plumbum) or solvents used in paint processes.
We must use “green”, healthy construction materials.
Increase the physical activity
At every age the physical and the emotional state increase in case we are in a process of advanced motion. Everyday promenades improve our health and avoid the obesity.
We have to make sport every day, for example a prompt step walk half hour a day will enforce your body health.
Health Benefits of Exercises http://longlifetips.net/exercising-benefits
Increase the social activity
Regular communication with different people decreases the development of dementia in the old age.
WE have to meet more often with our neighbors and communicate with our relatives.
Lower your stress
Many of us are permanently in a multitask regime, having a lot of things going through our mind.
It is paramount to have moments of total relaxation during a day.
Sources of Stress http://stress-self-help.com/stress-factors
Train your brain
In order to preserve the lucidity of mind at the old ages, the brain must be permanently trained.
It may be accomplished by playing chess, solving crosswords, charades, playing logical games.
A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Body http://usehealthguide.com/healthy-mind-body
You can improve your health and cut your risk of disease !
March 14 2009 01:22 pm | Tips to Stay Healthy