In this age of unlimited cuisines, altered and twisted, all for the sake of our taste buds, where being a food lover makes you more relatable to a crowd than anything else ever could. Where everything related to food has not only become a profession, but also a hobby, a habit, a feeling and so much more! Where fries and chips are more of a necessity, and street food becomes a craving, no matter how unhealthy. In this exact age, we often forget to stop and ask, what exactly is good for us? For our health, fitness, well-being. And when we do stop and think about it, the options just make us go back to our old habits.
So the question now is, What exactly is good for you?
- Everything related to food:
There are different kind of stressors, emotional and physical events or situations that cause reactions from your nervous system and adrenal glands. In terms of food, stressors come from a diet that contains too much processed sugar and caffeine and too little protein, considering our obsession with desserts, coffee and a lot more that satisfies our sweet tooth and picky taste buds.
Eating more organic and fermented foods not only reduces stress but also cleans out various acids from your body that if not flushed out, can be extremely harmful. A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy can help to reduce your risk of heart disease by maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Foods like berries, nuts, oats, fish and avocados can act as the perfect substitutes to your unhealthy, on the go meals. Being healthy while being extremely tasty makes them the best option for your lifestyle change.
- Everything related to lifestyle:
Sleep: 7-9 hours of sleep is the most essential, of all factors that will help you to be healthier. Even if it means skipping an early morning workout for a day or two. For people who have a problem sleeping on time, the use of essential oils and sleep promoting foods makes an evident difference.
Be On The Go: Being lethargic and making your couch/bed your best friend can result in an unhealthy pattern, making you dull and switched off most of the day. Being on your toes, with optimism and enthusiasm can affect positively and aid everything you do.
Time for yourself: Prioritizing time to do the things for yourself will not only make you happy and keep you sane, but it will probably also make you more efficient when tackling the less fun aspects of your schedule and to-do lists.
Leaving something undone just to enjoy a cup of tea alone will not prove to be harmful, but in fact, will just be of a little help to this huge process.
From your gut to your mind, it’s all linked to the things you do, the food you eat, the stress you take and everything else that in turn is connected to your own body.
No food can make you look younger or feel healthier overnight, but over time, getting the right nutrients make all the difference.