Feel Good Inside and Out

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Feeling and looking vital is a byproduct of your attitude and your good health, which, as we all know, are both dependent on what you put into your body. What you eat determines not just how you feel today, but how you will feel in the future.

Following these tips will help you improve your energy level and how you feel mentally and physically, plus you may be well on your way to weight loss or maintenance, fighting disease, and feeling healthier and happier in your life.

Eat eight fruits and vegetables a day.

Your daily need for several vitamins (vitamin C, folic acid, and beta carotene, the building block of vitamin B) can be satisfied almost exclusively with the coordination of citrus fruits and dark green leafy and dark orange vegetables. Eight daily servings of vegetables and fruits also supply about 27grams of life (the ideal is 25-35 grams) and is associated with a desirable body weight and lows incidences of chronic diseases.

Drink at least eight glasses of water per day.

Most women lose 2-3 quarts of water per day, and even more if they exercise or live in a hot climate. To replace water loss, you need to take in about a gallon of water per day. Thirst is a poor indication of fluid need so don’t wait for you to get thirsty to drink water. Drink eight glasses of water daily or one cup water for every 20 pounds of body weight. Drink twice as much water to quench your thirst. Exercisers should drink 3-4 ounces every 20 minutes during a workout and 16 ounces after.

Consume enough calcium for your body.

Consume three glasses of nonfat milk or three cups nonfat yogurt a day. Calcium and vitamin B. Women need at least 1,200-1,500 milligram of calcium per day and 200-400 IU of vitamin D daily.

Eat beans at least five times a week.

Replacing nuts with soy products, beans, peas, and lentils may increase life expectancy and prevent cancer. Toss kidney, garbanzos, or black beans into salads, casseroles and sauces.

Eat tofu.

Like lean meat, tofu supplies plenty amount of vitamin B, zinc, and protein, but tofu has 3 times more iron, magnesium, manganese, and folic acid for about half the calories and fat. Plus, like the soybean products, tofu contains phtogesterone, which may prevent breast cancer, use soy milk in eating cereal, in coffee, and smoothies, or try frozen soy-based products.

Eat little meat and sank.

Research shows that people who eat small, frequent meals may be more likely to maintain and reduce their risk for heart disease and other health related problems.

Enjoy foods.

Pleasure, health, and vitamins are inseparable. And eating is just one of the life’s pleasures. Food brings us together with our loved ones.

Additionally, coupling your pleasurable eating habits with healthy daily routines such as getting enough sleep, exercising, meditating, and even engaging in chiropractic care can boost the function of your mind and body.

Feel good now. Make those lifestyle changes today!

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