Healthy Living Tips is about easy, delicious ways to be healthy. There is a false notion that healthy living is not very attractive, certainly not tasty, and yes if you bully me, I suppose I must.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy food is good food. And mostly it tastes good because it is good! And if it doesn't (for example, tofu, which is very bland) then dickey it up with garlic, or ginger, or herbs, or Garam Masala. Delicious!
Here at Healthy Living Tips we are intent on helping you make the
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"Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. "
- Arthur C. Clarke
To be blunt, healthy living is really just about following the laws of nature, just because there is indeed no appeal. Those who refuse will pay the ultimately penalty: Pain, misery and multitudes of visits to doctors, chiropractors and dentists too.
"Those who won't hear, must feel."
- Dutch proverb
So it is.
Exercise too is vital; whether you walk or cycle, swim or skip, is entirely a personal preference, but do something. Couch potatoes have only pain, bucket loads of pills and dementia to look forward to.
You have two choice on the subject of walking, one from our chiropractic help site, but the second is highly recommended too.
Healthy living tips is also about a healthy distribution of the hours in your day. Exercise takes time.
Along with cycling and swimming, walking is a very good place to start. When you sing you begin with doh ray me, to be healthier you begin with around the block, bicycle and the pool.
So does cooking nutritious food take time.
Reading too, spending a few moments with God each day, talking to the
kids; we either spend time doing these things, or we waste even
more time visiting the doctor, the chiropractor and the psychologist.
A good start is to make a weekly visit to the fresh Fruit and Veg market, preferably by bike if it's within reach. Just seeing those delicious mushrooms and shiny purple aubergines; it's the market that gets me excited about good food and willing to make the time.
Healthy Living Tips - all about delicious food. Often it may be slow food, but munching into an apple, frying up a bunch of mushrooms and drinking a glass of clean water really takes no time at all.
Our slogan: SLOW FOOD, made fast!
A. AVOCADOS - rich in the healthy fats
APPLES for every organ, even the lungs
B. BEANS and LEGUMES
With so much evidence now that a high animal protein diet is associated with a host of diseases, including cancer and heart disease, it make sense to start substituting legumes for our animal protein. So easy, so delic in any case.
Beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, pulses... it's all about increasing the vegetable protein and fibre in your diet.
BANTING FOR VEGETARIANS
The classic Banting diet, being high in animal protein and fat, is repugnant to vegetarians. Banting for vegetarians explores ways for the vegetarians to bant without bacon and all the other high animal fat products.
Beetroot is definitely one of the nutrient dense vegetables. Rich in iron for women, with soluble fibre for the constipated, absolutely vital anti inflammatory betaine, simply delic
It takes literally only five minutes to bake your own loaf using 100% wholemeal flour; we like the sourdough bread as the gluten is more digestible.
Queen of the anti-cancer vegetables, broccoli makes a delicious soup:
BUTTERNUT (winter) SQUASH
C. Making a Compost Pile
Like humans, vegetables require good food to grow in.
C. CHICKEN BONES
Food synergy is a new and interesting concept. Research is showing that enjoying whole foods is far superior to eating the individual constituents. Drinking fresh orange juice is far better to taking ascorbic acid tablets for your vitamin C. Nothing beats the taste of your own home squeezed OJ either. Don't begrudge the time; a tenth of what you'll spend consulting your doctor and lying in bed with the flu.
What's more, you can cheat. You can enjoy a cream cheese dip, provided you follow it with olive pate and a couple pecan nut halves with no detrimental effect on your bad LDL cholesterol. The fat and protein in mutton stew lowers the high glycemic index of mashed potatoes.
Think of as wide a dietary spectrum as you can, select nutritious nutrient dense foods, not white rice and bread.
CHOLESTEROL ... essential for healthy nerves, nasty if you guzzle too much and don't follow our healthy living tips!
Remember, not all cholesterol is "bad". At our Olive Garden pages you can learn all about the difference between HDLs and LDLs and their different function. If you don't eat cholesterol foods, your body will manufacture it. You can't live without cholesterol.
Eggs are the best source of vitamin B12, without it you'll get a nasty called pernicious anaemia. Think food synergy: have your eggs on a bed of spinach.
Whatever else you do this week, unless you're a vegetarian, purchase some fatty fish. Twice a week is recommended by the heart foundation, and rightly so. Oodles of research now proving fish has benefits on a wide range of diseases from cardiovascular to arthritis to Parkinsons to Alzheimers; a very important healthy living tip.
F. Flax seeds
Flax seeds are the richest vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids. So simple to add to your food with the use of this cheapo coffee and seed grinder.
Use only 100% wholewheat healthy flour in your baking and don't be deceived by the term "wholewheat". Millers may call it that if no more than 40% of the goodies have been removed.
G. Garbanzo beans
Garbanzo beans, aka Chickpeas are the world's favourite protein source. Literally, and for good reason. Think of making your own
If you pressure cook and freeze your garbanzos it takes only four minutes to make your own fresh hummus.
H. HONEY - for infertility and ulcers
There are few subjects closer to my heart. A beekeeper for over fifty years, this is the hobby that continues to fascinate and grip my attention. But there's a big BUT. Only raw honey has any merit, it's a very heat-labile product, and to get raw honey you need to visit a small local beekeeper probably.
It's no coincidence
that we talk of a HONEYmoon and a bottle of honey mead was always given
to a couple celebrating the nuptials.
I definitely will get to a page on icecream... if you are regularly eating foods from our Healthy Living Tips page then icecream is definitely on the menu.
J. Jams and jellies
For this I'll need she-who-must-be-obeyed's help. She makes divine jams. The Chinese guava is my favourite. There's young fruit on our tree and they will be ripe in April. The trick is to get the gel point right. Much gnashing of teeth, but worth all the effort. Delic.
K. Mmm...? A suggestion for our healthy living tips? Ah, Kale.
L. Lima beans
Dried, limas are known as butter beans, and are great food, but green lima beans are to die for; make some sufferin' succotash.
N. Nuts about healthy living tips
Interesting research that those who include a small amount of nuts daily in the diet, despite their high fat content actually lose weight. Strange but true. More important they are vital part of getting your cholesterol into balance. Along with fish, highly recommended by the Heart Foundation.
O. ORANGES and LEMONS
O. OLIVE GARDEN - get your inflammatory omega-6 count down
Our osteoporosis page is arguably the most important blog at healthy living tips; only prevention works and, neglected, disability which is worse than pain lurks.
P. PARSLEY BENEFITS - don't let your randy teenager near the parsley!
Radishes will turn a "boring" lettuce and tomato salad into a food divine. High in fibre, vitamin C, zinc and other antioxidants and phytosterols, it doesn't however compare with broccoli.
A recent study out of Harvard, reported in ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
RESEARCH, is that premenopausal women who eat more than 1.5 servings of
red meat per day - bacon and eggs for breakfast, mutton stew for dins? -
may double their risk of breast cancer compared to ...
How wrong folk lore and tradition can be. Early Dutch cynics called strawberries useless flavoured water. How wrong can you be?
The Popeye food is the richest source of magnesium; a deficiency is one of the main causes of arthritis, hence our interest as chiropractors.
T. Make Tahini
Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is so easy to make. One of the essential ingredients of many of the Mediterranean foods like hummus. Rich in phytosterols and lignans that prevent raised cholesterol, full of essential amino acids and the healthy fat oleic acid that coats your nerves. Important for your Chiropractor.
The red colouring in tomatoes, lycopenes, a carotenoid, have been shown to reduce prostate cancer (and others presumably) by 50%. That's hot! We should all be eating more phytosterols and carotenoids, found freely in vegetables and fruit.
Water makes healthy bones, joints, and muscles. As a matter of fact, the foundation of health depends on the water we drink and the air we breath. At TreeSap Enterprises - your Eco Wellness Store they know water. Learn the principles for the foundation of a Wellness Home, where: You CAN quarantine wellness ‘IN’ and sickness ‘OUT’.
Intelligently done, a healthy way of living, notwithstanding potential vitamine B12 deficiency. Also a good way to lose weight.
Eight glasses a day? An old myth that's stuck despite the research.
With obesity killing more people now than starvation, literally, it behoves all to watch the creeping killer that's stalking most of us. Perhaps worse than death, disability due to knee, hip and foot arthritis.
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