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Healthy Tips for you and Your Family

Healthy Tips for you and Your Family

Healthy Tips for you and Your Family

Healthy Tips for you and Your Family

Healthy Tips for you and Your Family

Consider giving up eating red meats (pork, beef, lamb). Red meats are bad for your health and they don’t completely assimilate leaving too many toxins in your body. Besides, switching from red meat you’re helping the environment. The less cattle we got roaming the earth the better. Large cattle account for huge amounts of methane emissions due to… ehm… farting. No, I am being serious. If farmers switch to growing vegetables and rearing chicken, we will all benefit. It’s easy as 123 – vegetables and plants reduce the pollution (they’re breathing CO2); animals increase the pollution.

Use unrefined sunflower oil and extra virgin olive oil for both cooking and salad. You can tell one by nice thick residue down the bottom of the bottle. If there’s no residue it has been refined using a method involving chemicals. Residue in oil is natural and it is a good thing!

Avoid using hot-pressed olive oil (use only extra-virgin and check that it has the country of origin on the label) and roasted oils such as roasted sesame oil. You can tell one by a brownish colour. Those might have cancerogens inside.

Eat more fruit and vegetables. Especially locally grown. Those are good for you. Really good!

Stop eating at junk food restaurants. A human being wasn’t made for consuming so much salt and grease. Fish and chips, hamburgers, kebabs – it is all damaging your health and shortening your potential life expectancy. Giving junk food to children is nothing short of a crime!

Stick to the food that your ancestors ate. If you’re a European, for example, spicy takeaways will not do you any good. Your body just isn’t adapted to eating such food. There’s nothing wrong with keeping your own national food heritage alive and passing it on to your children. If you’re from Asia, you will find that the European food is too heavy and greasy. Again, stick to what you’ve used to.

Cut out on fizzy drinks. They are too sugary so they will make you feel even more thirsty. Besides they are damaging to your teeth. The gas that makes the bubbles is taking calcium out of your teeth. The drinks that have phosphoric acid or even the citric acid added will also damage the enamel of your teeth. Drink still water and natural juices.

Give up smoking and limit your alcohol consumption. I know I sound like your granny but I really mean it. If you smoke one pack of cigs a day and you stop now, you will have saved around £1500 in just one year. Which is better: good health and extra £1500 in your pocket year after year or lung cancer and always short of money?

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