I don’t know about you, but I want to live a normal, peaceful life. And that usually starts with a healthier life, free of diseases.
Don’t you agree?
A healthy life doesn’t come easy for anyone. You have to adopt a healthier lifestyle to achieve a healthier life.
But you still can’t always expect to live a life without any kind of sickness or disease. What you can do is try to prevent most of them by staying as healthy as possible.
And a healthy lifestyle means eating nutritious food as well as working out regularly. So an active and nutritious life is a healthy life.
That is why I am here with nutrition tip Tuesday to share with you some of the best tips to stay healthy.
Limiting Sugary Drinks
We all know that we are supposed to stay miles away from added sugar intake to live healthier life.
Can’t always resist!
When we stop by the grocery store and stumble upon uruguay drinks, such as fruit juices and sodas, we forget about the fact that these have added sugar in them.
And even when we want to have a beverage like sweetened coffee drinks or sweetened teas, we don’t like to think about the sugar intake.
But they are harmful!
You already know that much! But did you know that these types of beverages sweetened with sugar tend to accelerate the risk of type 2 diabetes and various heart diseases?
It doesn’t even matter if you don’t carry excessive amounts of body fat!
Bad for kids!
Children who drink these beverages can become obese. And it can also lead them to develop diseases like high blood pressure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and type 2 diabetes when they grow into adulthood.
Avoiding Ultra-Processes Foods
I know you know how ultra-processed foods, also known as UPFs, are never good for you and your health.
UPFs are actually those foods that have been significantly modified through various processes from the original form they used to be in.
Why’s that bad?
Well, these kinds of foods usually consist of things like highly refined oil, added sugar, salt, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and preservatives, all of which we know are unhealthy.
These foods could be snake cakes, chips, packaged cookies, fast food, and even frozen meals that claim to be healthy.
None of them are!
And the worse part is that they are so palatable that you end up eating much more than you mean to.
Plus, these can even trigger reward-related parts of your brain, eventually leading you to gain weight by taking in too many calories.
They are generally just empty calories, lacking any kind of nutritious component.
Yes, to Coffee!
To say the least, coffee is one of the most controversial beverages in the world. A lot of people think it’s unhealthy.
But you might be relieved to know that your favorite beverage is actually very beneficial to your health.
Yes, coffee is actually known to be rich in antioxidants!
And researchers have connected coffee with the reduction of the risk of diseases like Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s, among many other illnesses.
You should actually enjoy your cup of coffee 3 to 4 times a day to seek these benefits unless you are pregnant.
But don’t overdo it!
Ultimately, it is true that you shouldn’t have excessive amounts of coffee, or you’ll suffer from heart palpitations and insomnia.
In today’s nutrition tip Tuesday, I shared with you about the harmful effects of added sugar as well as ultra-processed foods. But I also gave you great news about your favorite drink, coffee. So be sure to keep this information in your mind.