Health Tips

Managing our lives in today’s sedulous world requires balancing  home life, career, health and many more. Unfortunately our health is what that endures stress a lot. So we have to deal with inevitable situations like we don’t eat the way we ought to or  skip a meal here and there(mostly the breakfast). I’m sure you have heard this many times before but yes you really are what you eat! So consider about staying away from junk food i know that it's hard. It can be eaten once in a while, but not quite often.  
Our body gets energy from the food we eat so eat only the right foods in the right quantity. We like to eat a variety of foods and it is vital to follow a few simple rules to avoid indigestion. Eating right, staying active will definitely have a difference in our lives. How much ever you exercise eating right is the only way that could improvise the end result you are seeking for. Iam sharing some info and tips to keep you on the right track. Hope it will facilitate and change the activities to kick-start your lives on a positive note.

Let’s start with the slowest digestive foods:

Protein sources(chicken, egg, fish, lamb, seafood, red meat ) are the slowest.  The seeds and nuts that are slower take 4 hours to move through the digestive tract. So try to eat protein in the morning for example eat egg whites in the morning. It's best not to clog your body with hard-to-digest proteins in the mornings.
Starches(bread, rice) takes about 3 hours to digest. Healthy starches includes beans, parsnips, plantain etc Brown rice offers more nutritional benefits than white rice. Examples of other types of grains include oats, barley and corn. To ensure the most nutrition when buying bread, whole grain should be the first item listed on the label.
Veggies: greens, peas,  kale, lettuce  in short most of the green veggies takes about 2 hours.


Fruits takes 1 hour or less.
What impresses me the most is that people reading the food label these days, wish most of them gets to focus on it in the future.

Breakfast:

Eat  largest meals at breakfast and lunch when your metabolism is best able to convert the food to fuel rather then store it as fat. A smaller meal should be eaten in the evening. Fruits are best eaten in the morning and combined with protein. Most fruits are high in naturally occurring sugar so they’re best eaten early in the day and should always be combined with a protein like dairy products or nuts to help balance their insulin producing effect. 

 
Most fruits and vegetables are high in fiber. Fiber is needed in our bodies to help with the digestive process and cleanse our body waste. Most fruits contain vitamins C, D and E which are valuable anti-oxidants that protect our bodies. Fruits and vegetables have a splendid effect on our brain. Studies have shown that adequate and daily consumption will reduce deteriorating conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

Some tips:

Don’t eat ‘protein only’ meals or ‘carbohydrate only’ meals. Instead have a protein/carb meal or protein/fat meal. Combining protein with carbohydrates or fats helps control insulin levels.

Lunch:

Protein and vegetables are great for lunch. You should have your biggest meal of the day at lunchtime. However, meat should be a complementary, not a dominating food, in combination with vegetables. In other words, vegetables should be the larger portion of the meal.

Some tips:

Always eat carbohydrates with a protein. Protein will help offset the insulin response created when digesting carbohydrates. Protein breaks down slower and takes more energy to digest, so always include a protein when eating carbohydrates. Eat some protein with every meal. While carbohydrates raise insulin levels, adding protein helps to keep insulin more balanced. The elevated insulin level will take protein’s components and use them to feed and build muscle.

Dinner:

Vegetables and grains are a good combination for dinner. Vegetables and grains are very compatible and their digestion time is much shorter than that of proteins. This is very important when eating a late dinner because a large, late dinner with proteins that take longer to digest can contribute to weight problems.

Some tips:

Stop eating 2-3 hours before bedtime because our metabolism is slows down so as our digestion and we tend to be not as active after dinner as we are during the day, so burning off those calories will be a lot harder. Drink only fluids like black tea, green tea, and water so that the last meal is digested before heading off to bed.

Importance Of Water:

Proper food combining includes keeping your body well hydrated. Water helps the body to metabolize fat.Green tea contains catechins, which are known to help increase metabolism and burn calories. Drink a glass of water 20 minutes before meals. Don’t drink with meals. Drinking fluids be it water, fruit juice, tea or coffee will carry the digestive fluids with them when leaving the body. Cold beverages will impair the digestive action.
Instead of running to the doctor, wouldn’t you rather consume healing foods that build your immune system? So concentrate on eating right.

Importance Of Fitness:

Run, walk, hike, do some yoga, some biking or stretch to get your blood circulating.  Our body needs proper blood circulation to carry nutrients and oxygen which is vital to proper bodily functions. Even with a hectic schedule and a busy life there are small steps we can take to sustain our bodies. A workout of atleast 30 minutes is essential for every one. 





Exercise will increase your stamina. Drinking enough water will hydrate the body well. Sufficient rest will refresh your mind and body. So eat right, stay fit, take sufficient rest .This can be considered a myth :) Hoping to see some difference in your lifestyle and eating habits.

San

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