Healthy living tips is about easy, delicious ways to be well, and stay that way. There is a false notion that wholesome food is not very attractive, certainly not tasty but, 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!
The term slow food is obviously a take on fast food; another way of living where we savour each moment and every mouthful.
And whilst it's enjoyed slowly, here we choose only recipes that can be made fast; make it quickly and eat is leisurely.
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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, simply 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, and an early demise are their lot.
"Those who won't hear, must feel."
- Dutch proverb
This page was last updated by Dr Barrie Lewis on 6th May, 2021.
And 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.
So, I'm going to take a liberty. My first healthy living tip is to consider our walking benefits page. In the first instance it is the simplest way of getting raised blood glucose down and secondly increased blood flow to every part of the body.
Those who walk regularly are far less likely to get osteoporosis and even the nasty neurodegenerative diseases; it's all about blood flow.
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 vegetable market, preferably by bike if it's within reach. Just seeing those delicious mushrooms and shiny purple aubergines makes it worthwhile; along with the garden this is where I get excited about good food and become more willing to make the time.
Healthy Living Tips is all about delicious meals. 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.
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A. AVOCADOS - rich in the healthy fats
APPLES for every organ, even the lungs
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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 vegans to diet 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 delicious.
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
Backache Tips for the gardener you can find at BACKPAIN.
C. Making a Compost Pile
Like humans, vegetables require good food to grow in; a comparison of the butternut and pumpkins that swarm over our compost piles in the summer with those in ordinary ground is astonishing.
C. CHICKEN BONES
Sound chiropractic help is much more than adjusting your spine; your overall health is just as dependent on dipping regularly into these healthy living tips, and taking plenty of exercise.
Even if you consult a chiropractor every single day, but eat fast food regularly and sit behind a computer all day, you'll not be healthy.
Folk following this sort of regimen can seriously consider going without personal medical insurance; I have.
These chiropractic tips might be useful.
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.
D. DELICIOUS DIPS
Eggs are the best source of vitamin B12, and choline too; without it you'll get a nasty called pernicious anaemia. Think food synergy: have your eggs on a bed of spinach.
Never was I more astonished than when, after examining my eyes carefully, the optometrist declared, 'You eat a lot of greens, don't you? He went on to explain the benefits of lutein.
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; one of our very best healthy living tips.
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.
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.
Why are they so dangerous? We don't allow margarine in our home. Tastes like plastic, and is plastic. But, to enjoy the benefits and taste of butter, you do have to be thinking food synergy.
I. Ice cream
I definitely will get to a page on ice cream... 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, they are known as butter beans, and are great food, but fresh green lima beans are to die for; you won't find them in the supermarket; 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
Fats are controversial but universally it is agreed that olive garden nutrition is the very best; it's from a fruit not a seed.
Our osteoporosis page is arguably the most important blog at healthy living tips; only prevention works; 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 in the cancer prevention stakes.
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.
Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is so easy to make; it's one of the essential ingredients of many 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. Sesame tahini is 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.
There is so much research coming out confirming that lessening our reliance on red meat is vital if we want to avoid disease. That means more legumes, and there's none better than tofu nutrition.
Intelligently done, a healthy way of living, notwithstanding potential vitamin 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.
The wheat flour used to bake commercial bread is one of the greatest cons in today food industry. See also under Flour.
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