For a lot of us, living a healthy life seems way too challenging to fit our specific needs. Sure, we get it, you’re too busy to go to the gym or jog a while through the park. But living just a little healthier doesn’t require many sacrifices.
With that in mind, we will be sifting through a few basic rules that will help your body feel just a little better without having to do tremendous efforts or sacrifice all your favorite foods. So here we go with our easy healthier lifestyle suggestions:
Stop Drinking Sugar
In general, sugar should be considered your enemy and you should avoid it like the plague. But drinks that contain sugar are even more fattening and depressing than solid sugary treats. The reason is one as simple as it is mind-boggling. Your brain simply doesn’t process how many calories you consume when drinking instead of eating solid food.
Without realizing it, your thirst will keep coming back for more when consuming sugary drinks. And as such, you’ll find yourself gulping every last drop of that sugary goodness until you start regretting it. Consider replacing sugary drinks with smoothies or, better yet, water.
Want a Snack? Eat Nuts!
Sure, nuts are high in fat, but they compensate a lot thanks to the impressive number of nutrients at their disposal. They’re loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, fiber, and various other beneficial substances.
Balancing all the nutrients in nuts with the high fat content will actually help you lose weight, with the sole condition that you avoid sugary treats. Additionally, your body doesn’t absorb 10–15% of the calories in nuts, with some evidence suggesting that this food can boost your metabolism.
Drink Better Water
Water is the element of life, and the most important thing we need to avoid dying beside oxygen. But with that said, not all water is created equally, and some types of water are far more beneficial than others.
There’s alkaline water, distilled water, purified water, hard water, and so much more that it would take us a long time to present to your all the benefits and downsides for each one. For example, hard water is beneficial if you drink it, but leaves limescale deposits on appliances, pipes, and so forth. If you still want the benefits of drinking hard water but without the negatives, we recommend trying an electronic descaler.
For all the bad rep it gets sometimes, coffee is actually beneficial in different ways. It’s high in antioxidants, and thus reduces the risk for diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer. Ask any coffee lover about how beneficial it is for the digestive system, and you’ll find one more reason to give it a try.
With that said, sure, caffeine can affect your sleep and make you drowsy in the morning unless you get your fix. However, keep the doses low enough to avoid drinking too much caffeine, and you’ll find that coffee might actually improve your overall health quite significantly.
These four tips alone are enough to turn an unhealthy person into a semi-healthy adult in a short span of time. What other easy tricks to become a little healthier do you know? Please leave us and our community a few examples in the comments down below.