You read blog posts and supermarket ads every day about eating healthier to give you a happy life. But do you truly know what that is to be the case? Is there actually any benefit in eating healthier, if say you are already happy and healthy? Today we dive into the problems that can happen from not keeping your metabolism healthy and look at 5 great ways to solve this. First, though an important aspect to understand is what is Oxidative stress?
Basically, oxidative stress happens when your body develops an imbalance between two main components: reactive oxygen species and antioxidants. You see antioxidants are very important for staying healthy, they neutralize radical cells that can cause further damage to your body. So ensuring you have things like Vitamin C or E in your diet is a must. Because if your metabolism and body are healthy, then the balance is kept at a better level. The antioxidants keep the negative cells under control and ensure that they do not develop into anything more sinister. If you suffer from oxidative stress then the radical cells can take over.
This is bad because once reactive oxygen species take over your body they will proceed to reap destruction. They can cause problems to the proteins, fast and even genetic information. This creates an environment where serious health problems can occur such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia or lung disease.
So how can you stop this from happening? Here are 5 great ways to stop oxidative stress and live a quality life.
You need to be moving your body because it is the key to keeping your body weight at a healthy level. Try swimming if you find the gym to be boring. Sometimes just a small action like parking a little bit farther from the store or going up the stairs instead of taking the elevator can make the difference.
2.) Avoid toxins
Many household products are not good for you, check the ingredients in your household cleaning products and even your moisturizing creams and stop using those chemical products. Using products that are natural and do not have harmful toxins or additives can go the long way for your future health. Try going organic and giving up all those processed foods.
3.) Try meditating
The mind needs to be calm so you need to remove the stress from your life. Try reading a book and turning off your phone. Why jump up every 2 minutes to check a new facebook message? You can check them at the end of the day! Yoga, meditation or an artistic hobby are all recommendations that we suggest for calming your mind.
4.) Take more antioxidants
Ensure that your body is taking in huge doses of antioxidants, such as hydrogen enriched water. But do not just run to your store’s supplement aisle. The best way to gain the natural vitamins and antioxidants that your body craves is by gaining them from natural sources. Check the best foods and fresh plants to eat, which foods give you the best selection of nutrients. It is good to know what is fresh at each season so you can buy the best selection.
5.) Eat More Healthy Seeds
Seeds are an amazing natural food that boost to your system. They help the immune system and provide your body with the great balance it needs to live a happy and healthy life. Stock up on almonds, sunflower seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. These all give you an amazing selection of antioxidants and vitamins all in their natural form. Remember synthesized vitamins are just not as good!
By adding these simple things to our lifestyle can greatly improve the quality of our lives. The key is really finding that balance our bodies need to maintain that balance between our physical health as well as our mental health.