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One simple but effective food is an egg. As well as the protein they contain, eggs are also a good natural source of many vitamins including Vitamins A, B2, B12 and D, plus minerals and trace elements like Phosphorus, Iodine, Iron and Selenium.
The previous limits on egg consumption due to their cholesterol levels have been removed as we are now understanding better that cholesterol in the body is actually caused by a combination of factors including smoking, lack of exercise, excess alcohol, and critically excess saturated fat consumption, but not the cholesterol of food itself. It’s therefore the way you cook eggs that matter more than the egg itself, with fried eggs and cheese filled omelettes contributing to saturated fat levels due to the fat added in frying and high levels of saturated fat in the cheese. Thankfully eggs are now be recognised as a healthy food, and one that can be quick to prepare and enjoyed in so many ways. For even healthier options try combining vegetables or salads with your scrambled, boiled or poached eggs.
So, with one medium egg providing around 80 calories, this is a great food to add into your weekly healthy eating plan.
A body perfect will still leave you unhappy if you haven’t got the right attitude in life. Health and fitness also has a lot to do with how we think and act, so here is short list of tips to get you thinking.
Ask yourself how many of these do you honestly live by?
1. Try to see the up side – People who have a positive outlook in life tend to live the longest.
2. Our thoughts affect our stress levels – So try to override negative thoughts as they raise our stress levels and speed up ageing fast.
3. Learn to be more assertive – Say no to what you don’t like, and yes to what you do.
4. Stop worrying so much and don’t take every small mishap so seriously – 85% of things we worry about never happen.
5. Learn to have fun and laugh – Laughter releases the feel good hormones which is great for every body.
After Christmas and the New Year celebrations, many people feel bloated and sluggish. The answer for some is to go on a diet or cut out alcohol for January, but I suggest that a popular one should be to cut down on your sugar intake 6 days a week.
Reducing your sugar intake is one of the best things you can do for your body as there many problems associated with eating too much of it. Some include well known things like causing tooth decay, promoting obesity, and leading to the development of diabetes and certain cancers. Not quite so well known are sugar’s nasty way of chewing up skin collagen (leading to rapid ageing of the skin) and its internal effect of causing inflammation within the body. In fact, it’s now known that Centenarians (those aged 100+) have the lowest levels of inflammation in their bodies.