Revolutionize Your Health With These Easy-peasy Tips

by Aaron Finch

Our daily routines can be so time-consuming that we often neglect to properly nourish ourselves. 

Whether you need help maintaining your weight or staying healthy in general,

 these 10 simple tricks will make all the difference in how you eat and how your body reacts as well as what you can accomplish with your food choices.

1. Use Honey Instead of Sugar

While it may seem like sugar is harmless, the truth is that refined sugar can wreak havoc on your health. 

It can cause mood swings, weight gain and blood sugar levels to swing way too high or low. Honey has been shown to help with all of these problems in addition to being a natural preservative and an immunity booster.

2. Add More Protein to Your Meals

People tend to eat less when there’s more protein in their food, say researchers from Purdue University along with other nutritionists and scientists at the University of Missouri and Colorado State University Extension

When protein is included in the daily meal plans, people tend to eat much less calories and fat, even when compared to those who don’t plan meals with protein. 

3. Drink Water After Each Meal

Water helps control your appetite so you can feel full for longer periods of time, researchers at the University of Sydney found after conducting a study that showed that drinking water after a meal prompts people to eat fewer calories throughout their day. 

While water won’t help you lose weight, it will help keep cravings at bay while also helping you get rid of toxins and chemicals in the body. 

4. Use a High-Fiber Bread or Cereal Instead of White Bread

White breads and pastas will not be the best choice for your health since these products are highly processed and are typically loaded with hormones, preservatives and sodium. 

5. Use Turmeric, Ginger and Black Pepper to Make Your Meal More Flavorful

You don’t have to rely on salt to add flavor to your meals. Instead, try using turmeric or ginger, along with black pepper for an added kick

Not only do these ingredients add flavor but they pack a punch when it comes to adding anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants that support good health of the heart, fight against cancer and can lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Cut Back on Meat

Meat tends to be loaded with things that you don’t want in your body, including hormones, antibiotics and added preservatives.

 If you do want to eat meat, you should try to stick with organic meat or meat that is grass-fed and local. 

7. Make Your Own Pita Chips to Satisfy Your Snack Cravings

Pita chips tend to be a popular snack at parties and stores, but they are not the healthiest choice. Instead of going for store-bought pita chips, you can make your own using whole wheat pitas and olive oil spray. Just cut the pita in half and then cut each half into 6 triangular pieces. Spread the pita triangles out on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil spray and bake for about 5 minutes at 450 degrees F. Take the baked pitas off of the baking sheet, mix them up a bit, spread them back out on another baking sheet and bake for 4 minutes more.

8. Eat More Beans

This includes lentils, black beans, kidney beans, navy beans and chickpeas.

 Beans contain insoluble fiber, which is not only good for keeping the bowels moving but has also been shown to help with blood sugar control in those who are diabetic or if you have prediabetes. 

A study from the University of Michigan found that people who added beans into their diets experienced a greater insulin response and increased insulin sensitivity than a control group that didn’t eat beans. 

But this effect is reduced by about 40 percent when a bean is mixed with meat or other foods high in fat, researchers say.

9. Eat Leafy Greens Instead of Deep Fried Foods

Fried foods can be loaded with trans fats and harmful saturated fat, which can increase your risk of heart disease. 

It can also cause the body to reduce its intake of healthy vitamins and nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, folate and fiber, according to research from the University of Michigan.

 So instead of grabbing a deep-fried snack in the form of french fries or onion rings, try eating leafy greens for a healthier option.

10. Eat More Low-Sodium Foods

One important thing that you should keep in mind is that salt is not healthy for you at all.

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