These days, less is more. You often hear this in fashion and other related subjects, but it can also be applied to the food you eat, specifically the chemicals that are included in them. Lesser chemical processing means more nutrients are left in the product. Take note of these 6 ways to become healthier by changing the products and foods you consume.
❄ Use honey instead of artificial sweeteners. These past few years, a lot of artificial sugars have been created, but most of them are surrounded with doubts and uncertainties. You could type in aspartame, a popular sugar substitute, and see the many side effects it supposedly has. Rather than risking your life just to save a few calories, choose unprocessed honey instead.
❄ Squeeze fresh oranges instead of buying processed orange juice. Processed orange juice is filled with sugar – probably even high fructose corn syrup. There is no need to worry that you will be running late if you take the time to squeeze oranges for your juice because a squeezer makes this task very easy. Just cut the oranges in half and get all the juice from it effortlessly.
❄ Eat grass-fed beef. When cows are given foods that are rich with chemicals to make sure that they achieve the weight ideal for their size, the chemicals in the foods they eat are passed on to you when you eat the meat or consume their produce. Instead, choose meat from animals that have been grass-fed because their bodies produce more alpha linoleic acid this way. ALA is known to help manage weight problems.
❄ Create DIY toothpaste recipes using coconut oil. Studies show that coconut oil has a lot of benefits for the teeth, so why don’t you use it to create your own toothpaste instead of buying a brand without knowing what goes in it? After that, you can even try to use coconut oil as a conditioner or moisturizer. Many people have tried it, and so far none of them have been disappointed by the results.
❄ Use turmeric instead of pre-processed curry mix. By using turmeric, you can control the health benefits you can get from it. Pre-processed curry mix might contain more chemicals than turmeric, which isn’t beneficial for you at all. Furthermore, because you control the amount of turmeric you can prevent diarrhea from irritation of your intestines because of too much curcumin.
❄ Don’t add whipped cream to your coffee. It tastes good, hot or cold, when you are served a whipped cream-topped, caffeine-filled beverage at a coffee shop, but it isn’t good for your health. By choosing to ditch the whipped cream, you are choosing to let coffee help you burn more calories. Yes, coffee does that, as long as it is not coupled with doughnuts or other sweet foods.