How To Reach Your Health Goals in 2015
Do you have New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps you want to lose weight or become healthier. Resolutions that revolve around your health are the most popular New Year’s resolutions. In order to really be healthy this New Year, we consulted with health professionals about what the best things you can do for your health this year. Follow these guidelines and you will help make your resolutions come true.
- The first thing Doctors and Dentists will tell you is to quit eating so much sugar.
- Sugar is a major contributor to many health problems especially in America
- Health issues such as insomnia, mood swings, obesity, and anxiety are all connected to excessive amounts of sugar in the body.
- If you let go of sugar and stop eating so much of it, you’ll feel better and you may lose weight.
Here are some tips to help you stay off sugar:
Drink more water
Drinking water can help cleanse the whole entire system. Water is a good ingredient to drink to help improve your skin. Water can also reduce the effects of many other health issues including cavities. Water is the best thing you can do for your health. To feel healthier, drink more.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Many skip breakfast in an effort to try to lose weight or because they’re busy running around and do not have time to eat. To truly be stress-free and have a healthy happy day eat a good balanced breakfast.
You can drink a smoothie, or eat oatmeal or even whole grain cereal. Healthy habits will reduce your craving for unhealthy foods and it will keep you be more focused and balanced throughout the day.
Avoid processed foods
Processed foods can wreak havoc on your internal system because they’re hard to digest.
Many food manufacturers put chemicals into their processed foods and they also add fat and sugar. This makes it harder to digest and also can add to the groggy emotions you may feel during the day. Avoid processed foods, instead eat healthy organic food and natural fruits and vegetables such as carrots with hummus or mixed nuts.
All of these foods are low in sugar and will help regulate your metabolism as well as your brain function.
Avoid sugar-free desserts
Fake sugars can actually help build on the pounds. If you don’t like sugar or you’re trying to cut the sugar out of your diet, it’s important to avoid artificial sugars as well.
Artificial sugars are chemical-based and they can build up toxins in your body. Instead focus on eating natural sweet foods such as apples coconut water or a agave syrup. Cutting sugar out of your diet will help you feel healthy and focused.
Plus - people who eat less sugar, usually have a more regulated body temperature as well as blood pressure and metabolism, and people who stop eating sugar can prevent the onset of cavities.
What is your 2015 New Years Resolution?
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For more health advice visit Doctor Randy Morgan at Newberg Family Dental, a dentist in Newberg Oregon. Shannon Kaiser writes for Doctor Morgan.