The truth of the matter is that most of us know what we need to do to stay healthy. We know the foods we need to eat and the foods we need to stay clear of.
And yet we don’t comply with what’s good for us. Instead, we gorge on processed foods and lead sedentary lifestyles.
Healthy foods seem boring and bland when compared to “tasty” foods like pizza and cake. Our diet is dictated by our taste buds and emotions rather than logic and the need for fuel.
In this article, you’ll find 7 easy health food tips you can apply today. The keyword here is ‘easy’ – because easy and simple are two different things. A clean diet that’s rich in lean protein, fruit and vegetables is a simple concept – but it’s not easy to execute.
The tips below will not require much willpower from you. Adopting them will be a breeze, and they’ll still benefit your health.
1. Consume a fish oil supplement
We’re often told to eat fatty fish twice a week. Fish such as salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, etc. are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which the body needs. But what if you dislike the smell and taste of fish? Or if your diet for the week is not on point?
You can easily take up the slack by consuming a fish oil supplement daily. This can be Alaskan salmon oil or cod liver oil, or krill oil.
These supplements will more than make up for the lack of fish in your diet… and even people who don’t like fish will be able to reap the benefits of consuming fatty fish just by consuming these capsules.
2. Use cold fruit as a substitute for sugary foods
One of the toughest hurdles to overcome when trying to lose weight or clean up your diet, is to beat your sugar addiction. You’ll often notice that the cravings come at night when you’re tired at the end of the day and your will power is low.
The end result is you end up binge eating a bunch of sugary snacks and feeling guilty later on. One way to beat this sugar addiction will be to have some sweet fruit (which you love) all cut and ready, and waiting for you in the refrigerator.
Clear out your refrigerator and throw away all detrimental foods that don’t align with your diet plans. When your sweet tooth starts nudging you for something sweet, you may indulge in the fruit and it will be just as sweet and rewarding.
3. Take a charcoal pill before sleep
Activated charcoal is a remedy that’s often forgotten. If someone has been poisoned, almost always they’re given activated charcoal to consume. The charcoal will immediately absorb the toxins and poisons in the system.
The toxin-clearing properties of charcoal will help to detox your body and make you healthier. Take one before bedtime every night.
4. Use herbs to boost your health
Herbs are chockful of benefits. All you need to do is drink a herb tea daily. There are many teas such as chamomile, ginger, echinacea, lavender, and so on. Mix them up and have one cup of herb tea daily. You’ll feel the difference in time to come.
5. A tablespoon raw honey daily
Raw honey is not only good for satisfying sugar cravings, but it is a very nutritious food. It will stabilize your blood sugar levels, lower your cholesterol and improve your digestive health.
Besides that, it has many other health benefits. So, consume a tablespoon of raw honey daily, or mix it in your herb tea to sweeten the tea.
6. Garlic oil
Garlic is one of the most potent herbs on the planet. It is antiviral and antibacterial. While you can use garlic in your cooking and get some of the benefits, it will not be enough.
To truly unleash the power of allicin (the active ingredient in garlic), it’s best to use a garlic oil supplement.
To get the same amount of allicin in one capsule, you’ll need to consume a lot of garlic – and it’s just not sustainable. Not to mention that people will start avoiding you too.
Consume one garlic oil capsule daily.
7. Greens supplements
Greens powders are made from drying and blending a combination of plants and vegetables. To consume a greens supplement, you’ll just need to mix a tablespoon of it into a shaker filled with water. Shake well until the powder blends and drink it up.
Even if you’re consuming lots of fruit and vegetables, it’ll still benefit you to consume a greens supplement, because these little pills contain a lot of micronutrients and antioxidants which the body needs.
Due to modern day farming which cultivates crops on nutrient-depleted soil, the produce looks and tastes the same but lacks nutrients, as compared to the same produce 2 decades ago.
So, even if you think you’re eating healthy, you might not be getting sufficient micronutrients in your system. This is where the green supplement will take up the slack.
The 7 tips in this article are simple to abide by. Write a little checklist and stick it on your fridge. It will remind you to apply these tips in your daily life.