It is never too late to form a new habit, so this New Year. We tend to neglect to take care of our health. It’s very important to eat good food, and have healthy food habits. It’s important to regain our energy which is reduced due to daily work routines and other activities. Eating proper food helps to cleanse your body from within. So here are some habits you should follow to maintain your body.
Eat more nuts
Research proves that the people who eat nuts on a daily basis weigh less than their nut-free counterparts. Nuts are also loaded with protein, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and selenium, nutrients that help to protect your skin from dryness, sun damage and premature aging. So if you’re looking to slim down this year and want to care for your skin, nuts are a great choice.
Get your Vitamin D naturally
Vitamin D is very important for our body. According to research 10 minutes of full sun exposure, every day increases your natural vitamin D production. Sitting in the sun behind glass (like in a car or window) does not give you the same effect. So make sure you get a certain amount of Vitamin D every day.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Everyone is different from one another, so instead of comparing yourself to anyone else make your own list of goals, which will be easy for you to retain your goals and fulfill them. Try to achieve a goal see and think about how much better you feel inside.
Swap coffee for a morning juice
It will be very healthy to swap coffee with juice, as the fresh juice is very healthy for your body. Your adrenals will thank you for it and you will still get that energy hit but it will be a clean version. Try to make or find cold press juice for maximum benefit. Instead of an espresso try a shot of wheatgrass, lemon and apple cold-pressed juice for a healthy buzz.
Avoid cooking with olive oil!
Stick to butter, ghee and coconut oil for cooking and use olive oil as a dressing instead, as once heated, olive oil becomes rancid and is very bad for you. So this year make sure you use olive oil wisely. Olive oil is only good for you in its most pure form. Please note that oils labeled as pure olive oil, olive oil, 100% olive oil or light olive oil are all REFINED oils which are no longer good for you, so read the labels carefully.
Add dry body brushing to your routine and reap the benefits
Our skin is our largest organ and plays an important role in the elimination of toxins. Use a natural bristle brush with a long handle on dry skin, working in circular upward motions, starting from the ankles and then working upwards to the heart. For your back, brush from the neck down to the lower back. Shower afterward to wash away dead skin cells and toxins. Not only will dry brushing helps to break down unwanted toxins, it will shed dead skin cells resulting in smoother, brighter skin, and it feels amazing.
Drink more water
Our body is made up of more than 70% of water. So if you are dehydrated many of the important functions of methylation and detoxification don’t work optimally. If you are stressed, sick, injured or sweat a lot then the rule of thumb is 43ml of water per kilogram of body weight per day! 35ml per kilogram of body weight as maintenance. Ideally, drink filtered water but quantity over a quality to get started.
Kick start your digestion
Start every morning with a glass of warm water mixed with two teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar which will kick-start your digestion, help to detoxify your system, aid in weight loss and keeps blood sugar levels stable.
Learn to meditate
Meditation helps to regain your lost energy. High-stress levels can leave muddy footprints in our mind and body, making it challenging to be happy and make healthy choices. Cleanse your mind and start each morning fresh with 5 minutes of mindful breathing.
Minimise your bread intake
If you must eat bread then go for sprouted bread, which is mildly alkaline and easier to digest as the seeds have been sprouted before cooking. If these are hard to find go for wraps instead of sandwiches and look for yeast free/gluten free varieties. Sourdough is low GI so is a much better option too.