5 Simple Tips To Eat Healthier

Tips to eat healthier

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Unfortunately, most people don’t become health conscious until after a major health scare. But living healthier doesn’t need to be a drastic lifestyle change to have a major impact on long term health. If you’re looking for a more proactive approach to long term health, here’s five simple tips to eat healthier you can start today.

Eat More Oily Fish

Why it’s good for you:

Some people love eating fish, and include it as a main staple of their weekly eating plan. Others, not so much. If you only eat fish once or twice a month (or less) you should make an effort to increase the amount of oily fish in your diet.

The primary benefit of eating more oily fish is the abundance of omega-3 fats which can help in the following ways:

– Fights depression and anxiety
– Reduces risk factors related to heart disease
– Improves eye health
– Reduces inflammation

Types of oily fish:


Eat More Fruit And Vegetables

Why it’s good for you:

Eating more fresh fruit and vegetables can help provide the vitamins and nutrients your body needs for optimal health. Things you don’t really think about like bone strength, and hair growth are dependent of specific vitamins.

Often, ailments and health problems are related to specific deficiencies due to a lack of variety in your food choices. There isn’t a single super vitamin you should try to load up on, however. Instead aim to maintain nutrient and vitamin balance.

Eating too much of a specific vitamin can also have some drawbacks if continued for long periods of time. What you’re looking for is a healthy balance.

Drink More Water

Why it’s good for you:

The adult human body is about 60% water. Your brain is roughly 80% water, your lungs 70% and your skin is about 65% water. So when your doctor, the government, and pretty much every medical expert tells you to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day they’re not joking around.

It’s important to your overall health.

If, like most people, you find drinking a tall glass of water every two hours kind of a pain you can help reach the recommended water amount with certain foods. Here’s a quick list of foods to increase.

Foods high in water content:


Eat Less Salt

Why it’s bad for you

Most people are surprised to learn they need to reduce the salt in their diet, because they never add salt to their foods. But most of the salt you eat each day is already in the food you’re about to eat.

If your diet is high in processed and prepacked foods, you’re more likely to be consuming excessive amounts of salt because it’s often used as a preservative.

Having too much sodium in your system can increase your blood pressure because it causes your body to retain more fluid. It can also increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

Eat Less Sugar

Why it’s bad for you:

While you don’t need to adopt a zero sugar diet, you may want to take a closer look at the foods in your cupboards to see if you need to cut back a little. Having too much sugar in your diet is a leading factor in obesity and tooth decay.

High sugar foods to reduce:

Breakfast cereals
Protein Bars
Cereal Bars
Canned Fruit
Fruit Juice
Chocolate Milk
BBQ Sauce

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