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Thought for Food

One of the reasons people turn to raw food is because they are looking to eat more healthy food.

Eating raw food but not drinking enough water, sleeping enough, or exercising enough. And then there’s your emotional and mental well-being, all of which play into your overall health.


Here is a basic list of healthy foods that most people can agree on:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh leafy greens
  • Cold pressed extra virgin oils
  • Raw nuts and seeds
  • Sprouts
  • Seaweeds and sea vegetables

Healthy Habits for Healthy Life:

1. Eat Breakfast Every Morning

Research shows people who have a morning meal tend to take in more vitamins and minerals, and less fat and cholesterol.

No single food gives you all of the nutrients you need, eating a variety of foods is essential to good health.

2. Add Fish & Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Your Diet
Eat fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon, and foods such as tofu, soybeans, canola, walnuts and flaxseed. In addition to their heart-health benefits, omega-3 fatty acids may also soothe an over active immune system. There appears to be a link between getting more omega-3s in your diet and reducing allergies, asthma, eczema and autoimmune disorders.

3. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is vital to good health and to mental and emotional well-being. People who don’t get enough slumber are more likely than others to develop psychiatric problems and to use health care services. Plus, sleep deprivation can negatively affect memory, learning and logical reasoning.

4. Take A Daily Walk
Daily 30 minutes Brisk Walking can burn 150 calories.

5. Make Social Connections
Group activities can help keep the mind active and maintain desirable levels of serotonin – the brain chemical associated with mood. Social ties have many benefits, including providing information, instrumental help, emotional support and offering a sense of belonging.

6. Exercise For Better Health
Exercising helps control weight, maintains healthy bones, muscles and joints, reduces risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes, promotes psychological well-being, reduces risk of death from heart disease and reduces risk of premature death.

7. Take Up A Hobby
Since they are relaxing activities, hobbies are usually enjoyable. Some people find joy in craftwork, bird watching, sports, going to flea markets, walking in the park or playing cards.

The joy may help people live healthier and recover better from illness. For one thing, taking part in hobbies can burn calories, more so than just sitting in front of the TV.

8. Protect Your Skin
The best way to protect our skin and look younger is to stay out of the sun. The sun has harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause wrinkles, dryness and age spots. Overexposure can cause sunburn, skin texture changes, dilated blood vessels and skin cancers.

Always wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, wear a hat with a brim and other protective clothing, don’t deliberately sunbathe and try to avoid sun exposure between 10 AM and 3 PM.

9. Snack The Healthy Way
One way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet is to have them as snacks. The best time to snack is when you are hungry between meals.

10. Drink Water & Eat Dairy
Water and milk are essential fluids for good health, but they can also help with shedding pounds. The calcium in dairy is known to be important for strong bones and teeth.

11: Drink Tea
There is some evidence that tea may help in improving memory, and in preventing cavities, cancer and heart disease. Cool iced tea can be a refreshing treat during hot days. Try flavoring your tea with juices, fruits, cinnamon sticks, ginger and other condiments.

12: Plan
Planning goes a long way in incorporating healthy habits into your everyday life. To eat healthy, for example, it would help to set aside time to draft a menu, make a grocery list, go to the store, prepare meals and pack breakfast and lunch.

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