A wise man once said- “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This perfectly applies to our lifestyle today. Everything is fast. Fast food, fast dating, fast technology. Sometimes we need to stop and reflect on some stuffs which should be given more importance in life.
I think today our generation is coping with many things. Like dealing emotions, whether to be outspoken about it or hide from the world, career- are we on the right path, relationships- some good and mostly bad. We need to establish relationships that is good for us, not just emotionally but physically as well. Instead of running behind that bae who hardly cares, establish relationship with something more practical in life- Food.
Yes, that’s right! Establish healthy relationship with your food, because if you are not healthy, worrying about other stuffs don’t even count. So start dating your food. Here we have prepared a list of food items you should be having a long-term relationship with.
Green Tea is the healthiest beverage in this whole wide world. Loaded with necessary antioxidants and nutrients that improves brain function, fat loss, and lowers risk of cancer. It contains compounds which slows the growth of bacteria associated with cavities and gum diseases. It also kills bacteria leading to plaque. In order to feel better, lose weight and lower the risk of chronic diseases, then you might want to consider making green tea a regular part of your life. It is the food for our teeth.
Dark Chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. In fact you should just be best friend’s with dark chocolate. They are yummy and healthy. If you buy quality dark chocolate with high cocoa content then you should be happy because it is actually quite nutritious. It helps to regulate blood pressure, clotting, inflammation, and thus, lowers the risk of heart disease and great for heart health. It is the food for our heart.
They are also known as linseed, are a rich source of dietary fibre, micro nutrients, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, popularly known as ALA or omega-3. It is considered to be one of the healthiest foods. It helps lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases. A diet of flaxseed also effectively protects skin tissue from being damaged by radiation. It is the food for our brain.
Dairy products are beautiful things. Beautiful you ask, because they can make us beautiful inside and out. They are a great source of Vitamin B and B complex that helps to maintain a good respiratory system. They are also good sources of calcium and Vitamin D along with protein and other essential nutrients like phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B12, and riboflavin. They are easily available for consumption. You can start your day with a healthy breakfast of cereal, milk and fruit or a yogurt. You can include cheese in your lunch or afternoon snack and have pudding or hot chocolate made with milk as an evening dessert. It is the food for our respiratory system.
It is among the healthiest grains on earth and are scientifically known as Avena sativa. In its original form they take long time to cook. For which reason, most people prefer crushed or rolled. Instant oats are the most highly processed variety. It can be commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk, often referred to as porridge. Oats can be easily included in muffins, granola bars, cookies, and other baked goods. They are gluten-free whole grain, and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They boost the functioning of the digestive system. The other health benefits are weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. It is the food for our digestive system.
Every one knows how tasty the foods cooked in olive oil are, and it can also be consumed without cooking. Besides being tasty, it is rich in nutrients and a major component of the Mediterranean diet. It has had medicinal and even magical powers through the ages. Olive also stands symbol for peace and glory. Olive oil protects from heart disease, promotes healthy digestion, also eases the symptoms of ulcers and gastritis. It lowers gallstone formation and balances the fatty acids in your body. It helps to remove harmful toxins in the body, and takes some burden off the liver in terms of removing wastes. It is the food for our liver.
Among the healthiest spices on the planet, it is loaded with nutrients and bio-active compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. It originated in China and is a flowering plant. Commonly used for medicinal purposes to help digestion, reduce nausea, flu and common cold.
It increases circulation which helps in stimulating energy. This is extremely important for libido and reproductive health in general. It is food for our reproductive system.
Remember Popeye and his secret to his strength, yes spinach. It is indeed a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Greens that is important for skin, hair, bone health, and provides protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. A heavy iron content in spinach makes them a must have in your diet if you wish to build strong muscles. It is the food for our muscles.
We already mentioned dairy products, but milk is a whole balanced diet in itself. Milk is a great source of calcium which helps to keep your bones strong and healthy. 3 glasses per day is the ideal dose of calcium we need for our bones. The other health benefits include are smoother skin, stronger immune system, prevention of illness such as hypertension, dental decay, dehydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis, and even some forms of cancer. It is naturally meant to be consumed which is why children are fed with milk as babies, thus also beneficial to us at all times of our life. It is the food for our bones.
Make a healthy relationship with all these food items to keep yourself in perfect health. Believe in them and they won’t ever let you down.