This weeks “Health and Fitness” theme on the Blog Tag is one that is quite close to my heart. If you’ve been following my blog then you will know that I started writing my blog at the beginning of this year about Anticancer. My mom getting sick has made me very aware of the impact of diet and stress on your body. We do not know for certain what caused her cancer but I do believe that maintaining a healthier lifestyle and a less stressful life can reduce the possibility of disease in the body. Based on all the research I did I was keen to share the information I found including ways to lead a healthier lifestyle through nutrition.
Anticancer foods are not only applicable to cancer patients. These are foods that anyone can eat and incorporating more of these nutrient rich foods in your diet can boost your immune system. If you have a strong immune system then your body is more capable of fighting germs. Read this post if you’re interested in finding out more about these foods and ideas of what you can cook with these foods: Foods to boost your immune system
Did you also know that juicing vegetables also increases the amount of vitamins and nutrients that can get into your bloodstream? Read this post for more info: Juicing 101
Stress also affects your immune system which is why it is important to do exercise or have some form of stress reduction, and to live a life that makes you happy. Click on these links to read more about managing stress and finding happiness in life
Over the last year I have also made changes in our home and my lifestyle. This includes healthier food choices such as eating more real foods and less processed foods and replacing the types of products that we use with better alternatives.
Steps I’ve taken to improve our diet and lifestyle
- Replace vegetable/sunflower oil with rapeseed oil and olive oil
- Replace margarine with real butter
- Replace table salt with Himalayan pink salt
- Reduce your sugar intake
- Replace white sugar with brown sugar sweetened with stevia(the stevia makes the sugar sweeter encouraging you to use less), date syrup and coconut sugar
- Stop buying low fat and fat free foods. The additives that are used in these “foods” are not considered real.
- Replace with organic food options where possible
- Reduce white bread intake
- Drinking more vegetable juices
- Drinking more green tea
- Drinking lots of water
- Eating more anticancer vegetables
- Went on a red meat detox
- Using more natural skincare products
- Fitness wise: I’ve taken on a monthly 10km running challenge for 2016 and I did a course of boxing for a fitness boost. I’ve also tried starting yoga but I need to commit more to this. (I shall be posting about my 10km challenges in a future post.)
Life seems to be getting shorter and shorter every day. So why not live this life in the best way possible with a healthier mind and body, thinking about the foods we put in our mouth and the way we live our life. What are your thoughts on this topic? I’d love to hear your comments.
“Health is like
We never have a
true idea of its
value until we
– Josh Billings
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