This will be my final installation in the "How Not to Die" series. I will say this one last time, you are what you eat! Kind of a gloomy post for a Christmas day, I know. However you have about a week to think things over, before you start any New Years Resolutions!
Eating healthy is an important part of maintaining good health and preventing diseases. To avoid the risk of dying prematurely, it is essential to make sure that your diet is rich in nutrients and low in harmful substances. Some tips for eating healthy include consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables, choosing whole grains over refined grains, limiting your intake of saturated and trans fats, avoiding sugary drinks, and reducing your sodium intake. Additionally, it is important to stay hydrated and to limit your consumption of alcohol. By following these guidelines and making healthy food choices, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases and enjoy a longer, healthier life.
Let's begin with my list of activities you can begin to implement before the New Year rolls over. A little preparation now will make that New Year Resolution somewhat easier to bear.
Probiotics; gut health is where it all begins
Whole foods; grains, rice, bread. Eliminate all white flour, unless it's unbleached and organic.
Less protien; 90-180 grams of animal protein per day, try non-animal protein alternatives as well!
Less sugar; try alternative sweeteners such maple syrup, honey and raw sugar
Dietary supplements; we can't always eat healthy, investigate good quality superfood products.
Once you hit your mid-80s, genes matter more and more. And once your reach your 90s, how much longer you are likely to live was largely determined the day your father's sperm fertilized your mother's egg.
There's no need to have your DNA sequenced yet to determine what genes you carry. It won't change what you need to do now. You have the power to change many things that influence your health and how long you live. Here are 10 steps that will help you have the longest, healthiest life possible:
Be physically active every day.
Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, lean protein, vegetables, and fruits. Reduce or avoid unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats. Instead, use healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
Be sure to get enough vitamin D and calcium.
Maintain a healthy weight and body shape.
Challenge your mind.
Build a strong social network.
Protect your sight, hearing and general health by following preventive care guidelines.
Floss, brush, and see a dentist regularly. Poor oral health may have many effects. It can lead to poor nutrition, pain and possibly even a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
Discuss with your doctor whether you need any medicine to help you stay healthy. These might include medicines to control high blood pressure, treat osteoporosis or lower cholesterol, for example.
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