Simple Steps in Improving Your Health

I stumbled upon these suggestions a while back, and saved them on my computer. Over time, I looked back at it, and reminded myself of things I should eat and things I should not. Just thought I’d pass on the good word, because it’s helped me stay healthy.

Nutrition advice

Potassium – 5 grams daily – raisens, bananas

Magnesium – 300-400 milligrams – greens, nuts, seeds

Calcium – 1000-1200 milligrams – orange juice

 

stocking up on fiber-rich foods like cereals, brown rice, cranberry juice, ginger, dandelion

 lower bread intake alltogether – replace with whole grains

 

Stay away from salt – lower your intake

no hot dogs, salted nuts, soy sauce, ketchup, cheese, deli meats

 

stay away from sugar – sweetened cereals, cakes, cookies… anything with high-fructose corn syrup

 

eat a minimum of 1200 calories a day

include lean protein – turkey, pork

 

be active

 

drink 8 – 10 glasses of water a day

 

try to eat smaller meals everyday

 

buy fresh produce – replace snacks with it

 

cut out the bagel and coffee routine, it’s better to eat breakfast from home

 

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Strong personal health comes from simple steps like these, grown into your habits over a lifetime. While consistency may be difficult, they will surely keep you feeling better whenever you follow them.

 

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