One of the best things that you can do is set a goal for better health. The easiest way to becoming healthier and feeling better overall is through alteration of your diet. It helps to think of your body as a machine. If you put the right fuels and ingredients in, it will function properly. Likewise, if you do the opposite then you will have the opposite result which is poor health. The good news is that even if you have been practicing bad health habits for a long time, you can still get back to good health relatively quick by making some easy tweaks to your diet. Below are five tips for improving your health in 2016.
Tip #1 – Use Natural Sweeteners Instead Of Sugar
The first thing that I recommend doing is eliminating granulated sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Granulated sugar causes massive insulin spikes and high fructose corn syrup usage long-term often leads to kidney stones. Replace these unhealthy sweeteners with natural sweeteners like agave nectar and raw honey.
Tip #2 – Be Choosy About What Meats You Eat
Red meat contains tons of saturated fat that is both calorie dense and clogs your arteries. Stick with lean meats such as Turkey, chicken, and fish.
Tip #3 – Use Monounsaturated Oils For Cooking and Frying
Monounsaturated fats do not stick to arteries in the way that saturated fats do. Therefore, they are recommended for cooking and frying foods.
Tip#4 – Ramp Up Green Vegetable Intake
Studies continually show that increasing green vegetable intake lengthens life span. Green vegetables like broccoli and lettuce contain a potent class of anticancer compounds called phenols.
Tip #5 – Practice Moderation, With Everything
When it comes to improving your diet and thus health, it is important to practice moderation with everything. Every healthy food contains a unique class of beneficial compounds and nutrients. Consistent moderation will produce a well-versed, healthy diet.