Diet tips for healthy living

 Avoid Refined Carbohydrates

Wheat and corn are the most genetically modified crops in the world. Over recent decades, science has learned how to manipulate the yields of these plants. This modification results in a change in the number of plant proteins, such as gluten, contained in the grain. It’s no wonder that digestive disorders such as sensitivity to gluten are on the rise in western civilization.

Farmers use large amounts of pesticides to control insects, and these toxins end up in the groundwater where the plants absorb them. As a result, trace amounts of these chemicals end up in the grains we eat.

 Eat Probiotic Foods

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How does your tummy feel after a meal? Do you feel light and healthy or like you’ve swallowed a brick? If you’re experiencing digestive issues, you might want to take a look at your diet and examine what you’re putting in your body.

Cut out the refined grains and eat probiotic foods instead. Fruit like papaya, pineapple, and avocados are rich in probiotic fiber that’s excellent for the health of your digestive system. The bacteria that live in your GI tract readily absorb this fiber – it’s their favorite food, and they’ll thank you for making the right dietary choice by rewarding you with energy and vitality.

Eggs Aren’t Bad for You

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For decades, nutritional science led us to believe that eating cholesterol leads to our body producing more cholesterol. However, recent research shows that this is a fallacy. Dietary cholesterol has little to no impact on blood serum cholesterol levels. While cholesterol remains the only risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis, it’s the cholesterol produced in our liver that’s the issue, not the cholesterol we eat.

Interestingly enough, refined carbs like sugar and flour increase serum cholesterol. In other words, put down the candy bar and think twice before you drink that sugary soda. However, eating eggs won’t clog up your arteries. Eggs are rich in protein and healthy fats, essential for exercise-induced muscle recovery and sustained energy throughout the day.

Stay Hydrated with Water and Green Tea

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Do you drink enough water during the day? Nutritionists recommend we drink eight 8-oz glasses of water to provide our body with adequate hydration. Water is essential for life, without it, our organs don’t function properly. Our muscles cramp, and our brain can’t think properly. Failing to drink enough water every day is dangerous if you live in a hot climate. Dehydration sets in quick during bouts of warm weather and you may feel like fainting if you don’t drink enough water.

Boost your hydration and your digestion by drinking green tea with your meals, instead of soft drinks. Drinking warm tea helps your biomes digest your food. Research suggests that drinking tea with meals may be a factor in why Asian communities experience the lowest rate of digestive disorders and cancer.

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