With erratic working hours and crazy schedules it is easy to get pulled in to a downward spiral when it comes to your health. However, if you do truly intend to turn over a leaf and choose a healthy lifestyle, these are a few foods and beverages you should definitely be avoiding.
Candies and Jellies – The colored variety
You get nutrition from healthy foods, nutrition your body needs to conduct day to day activities optimally. Candies figure under the anti-nutrients section and offer absolutely nothing for good health.
In fact they cause our bodies harm. They are high on concentrated sugar, which work towards hiking blood sugar level, causing issues like weight gain and mood swings.
Choose healthier alternatives like organic candies and jellies. Dried fruits too can make for a much healthier alternative.
Cola. Yes! The diet variety as well
If you were to stay away from all sodas, it would be ideal, but if you have to choose, you should definitely.
Colas are high on sugar; they contain harmful additives, and have a lot of caffeine too. These also contain artificial sweeteners, which could cause brain and kidney issues too.
Instead choose to drink mineral water mixed with some organic sarsaparilla cordial for that instant pick me up you seek from colas.
Salami and many other fatty deli meats
They may be a perfect soother for the palate, but moderation is the key. They are pumped with salt, nitrites and sodium nitrates, which does make them delicious but it affects blood pressure adversely, as well as the cardio vascular system and kidneys.
They also contain anti-inflammatory compounds, which are known to be linked to chronic disease and even cancer.
Choose to eat pastrami or salmon that is wild-caught instead.
It may give you a sweet start to the day, but you will realize that the sugar spike will not last long and will leave you feeling lethargic very soon.
Choose to replace these with oatmeal, steel cut oats, bircher museli, sourdough bread, buckwheat pancakes or brown rice porridge.
Choosing healthy alternative for your meals can indeed allow you to lead a healthy life. Choose to speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or speak with a Homeopath to learn how you can incorporate healthy foods in your diet to stay healthy.