Health! Lifestyle changes to improve your wellbeing in 2019

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How healthy were you in 2018? Do you feel a need to make some healthy changes to  your diet and lifestyle? We have compiled a list of 5 things that you may want to try out in 2019 to take your health to the next level.

 

1)      Intermittent fasting for health

 

We have all heard that fasting is good for your health. Jesus, Buddha and even Prophet Mohammad were all known to fast. People think that fasting is just a quick way to lose weight. Well, it actually is but there is so much more to it. Losing weight is the bottom of the list of benefits. The main reason to fast is to give your body a break from digesting so that it can focus on healing. Yes the body does heal itself. When you fall and graze your knee you do not bleed forever, in fact within a few minutes the bleeding stops. By the following day you probably have a scab and eventually a small scar remains after the healing process.

Likewise with internal organs,they can also heal themselves. If you do a 4 day water fast, doctors have discovered that by day 3 your body starts to kill off unwanted cells. Our body literally starts to repair itself.  Your body can also focus on other things like hair growth and skin repair.

The good news is that you don’t have to fast for days at a time to reap the benefits. Intermittent fasting will still produce pretty amazing results for skin, hair and weight regulation. The idea is that you only eat during certain times of the day and the rest of the time you fast. Typically you would eat your first meal at 12pm and your last no later than 8pm. There is so much to learn about intermittent fasting that it is best to do some of your own research before adapting to this lifestyle.

 

2)      Eliminating animal products from your diet for health

 

Are you suffering from illnesses such as digestive issues, bloating, diarreah, constipation, haemorrhoids, acne, knee and joint pain? Try cutting out meat products including dairy. You should see great improvement within a week! Approximately 70% of the human population is lactose intolerant in adulthood and in some parts of the world it is affecting more than 90% of adults! Cow milk is after all for baby cows!

It is also believed that the suffering that animals go through is transferred to human DNA which would explain why some people suffer from inexplicable anger and anxiety. Nowadays animals are bred chemically in bulk and are kept under unnatural conditions – packed together in small cages just to be killed and turned into bacon, burgers, eggs, and yogurt.

Can you imagine the state of the animals being kept under these conditions? Can you also imagine the fear and anger they may have? What about the hormones that are injected into them for mass breeding? All of this is going into your system and DNA. You may not want to stop eating meat immediately but do try cutting down by consuming it maybe once or twice a week. You will most certainly see a drastic improvement in your health.

 

 

 

3)      Increase your fruit and vegetable intake for health

 

Are you on vitamins? Perhaps you take a daily supplement. All the vitamins you could ever need have been provided by God for your health and daily consumption. The more you focus on increasing your fruit and veg intake, the more variety you will begin to notice all around you. Isn’t it sad that there are fruits , vegetables, nuts and grains that you have never eaten yet they grow right from the soil and are better than medicine itself? Start increasing your intake of plant based foods today and you might not need to visit your doctor this year. A few foods that you may want to eat more of this year are Quinoa, Kale, Chick peas, Prunes and Mushrooms.

Health benefits- fruits and veg

Fruits and vegetables

 

4)      Moringa health benefits

Moringa is known as a super-food because of its highly nutritious profile. It is commonly found in a powder form which is easily absorbed by the body. Unlike chemically produced ‘vitamin’ tablets, Moringa is a plant. It has an unusually high quantity and variety of vitamins, essential and non essential Amino acids, nutrients and minerals. No other plant has such a concentrated amount of nutritional value as the Moringa plant. Don’t you also want to reap the benefits?

Some of the reported benefits are: Protecting and nourishing skin and hair; Increases energy; Treating edema; Protecting the liver; Preventing and treating cancer; Treating stomach; Antioxidant properties; Making bones healthier; Treating mood disorders.

You can purchase Moringa powder at most Grocery stores or health shops.

Health benefits- Moringa

Moringa

 

5)      Replace juices and sugary drinks with water for better health

There are many people who have lost weight and improved their overall health just by eliminating sugary drinks. The negatives of eating sugar are so many that we would need a separate post just focusing on it. Increasing your water intake will change your life. In short- water flushes out toxins from your body and your skin and hair will be the first to thank you.

Health benefits - water

Water

 

These are the 5 lifestyle changes that we recon would be highly beneficial for a healthier you in 2019. Have you already incorporated these into your life? Let us know what your positive experiences have been by commenting below. Do you have any questions? Feel free to leave them in the comment section as well. 

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