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Survivor Health Tips

Written by Survivor Wellness

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Posted on May 27 2020

 

1. Don’t drink your calories.

Beverages with sugar are among the worst choices we can make for our bodies. Our brains don't measure calories in a sandwich and a soda the same way. This causes a much higher calorie intake. Ditch those sweetened drinks for infused water. Infused water is easy to make. Simply drop fresh fruit into fresh spring or filtered water.

 

2. Go nuts!

Nuts are nutritious and high in good fats. They are also packed full of vitamins and other nutrients.

3. But first, Coffee.

Coffee is loaded antioxidants. Longevity is linked to coffee intake in studies as well as a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and numerous other illnesses. 

4. Sleep

Few things can negatively impact health more than Inadequate sleep.  Poor sleep patterns can increase risk for insulin resistance, disrupt appetite hormones, and reduce your physical and mental performance. Avoid bright lights or screens before bed for better sleep patterns.

5. Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods often include additives and preservatives that can damage your organs over time. They also typically have sugar, sodium and fat in levels that are not healthy. Unfortunately these ingredients taste good, but eating them frequently causes serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

6. Take Vitamin D

Studies show the majority of adults are deficient in vitamin d.

Vitamin D benefits:

  • Decrease risk for heart disease
  • Reduces depression
  • Encourages healthy weight
  • Plays a role in the prevention of breast, colon and prostate cancer*

7. Eat Fresh

Loaded with prebiotic fiber, vitamins, minerals, and many antioxidants, vegetables and fruits are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle.

Want to live longer? Studies show that people who eat fresh vegetables and fruits have a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other illnesses. 

8. Avoid Trans Fats

Artificial trans fats are harmful, man-made fats. These fats are linked to inflammation and heart disease.

Be aware, trans fats have been largely banned in the U.S. but the ban hasn’t gone completely into effect — and some manufacturers are still using them.

 

 

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-health%20Professional/

 

 

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