6 Quick Tips for Healthy Living
Living healthier can sometimes only mean making a few changes in your life. The following are 6 quick tips that will increase your health and wellness.
Add More Alkaline Foods to your Diet
Eating alkaline foods balances the pH levels in your body, with the ideal number for a human being 7.4. Eating alkaline foods such as raw fruits, vegetables,nuts, seeds and starches, balance the levels in our bodies that can come quite acidic. Foods such as meat, dairy, processed foods, refined sugar, starches and alcohol raise and lower this balance dramatically, so keep that in mind when planning your meals for the week.
Drink More Water
Most of us do not drink enough water on a daily basis. On average, we should be drinking around 8 glasses a day, or 3 litres. However, if you do a lot of physical activity or live in a warmer climate, then this number rises quickly. Your body mainly consists of water and it needs to be continually replenished in order to function at its best.
By being properly hydrated, your mind will work better – increasing memory and learning ability. Your body will also operate at it’s best – with your metabolism working at the correct speed, joints are kept lubricated and energy at its highest. Also keep in mind that most of the time that we think our body is telling us that it’s hungry, it’s actually thirsty. This is one of the key factors to keep in mind if you’re trying to keep your weight balanced. Try adding a wedge of lemon to one of these glasses.
Practice Oil Pulling
Oil pulling includes mixing equal parts coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil and swishing it around your mouth for 20 minutes. The lipids that are in the oil, bond to toxins and bacteria, pulling all of it out of your mouth as you rinse. Oil pulling has many benefits including preventing gingivitis, plaque and malodorous bacteria. On top of this, the absorbent membrane in your mouth allows the oil to balance pH levels and you’ll notice with regular oil pulling that your skin improves and teeth become whiter.
Use Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to help suppress, soothe or even enhance emotions, and for a number of other benefits. There are a large number of oils available and it can be overwhelming for the beginner to know which to go for. The most obvious way of beginning is by picking the smells you are most drawn to. However, specific oils have specific uses and if you’re looking to use Essential oils for an issue in particular then it’s useful to know which oils will give you the greatest chance of success. For more information, check out this guide.
Incorporate More Turmeric into your Diet
Turmeric is a delicious herb that has amazing healing properties. It’s used for a multitude of reasons including treating colds, easing headaches, aiding digestions, maintaining cholesterol, reducing inflammation and much. much more.