While some parts of getting healthy can be difficult (hello sugar withdrawal), other parts are so easy, you’ll wonder why you weren’t doing them all along. The following will explore some of the simplest changes you can make in your daily habits that will result in improved health. Special attention was paid to those habits that not only improve your health years from now (by extending your life expectancy and mitigating risks for chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease) but changes that also impact how healthy you’re feeling today, right at this moment. If you can feel the positive effects, you’re more likely to find it incredibly easy to maintain these habits.
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Add More Herbs And Spices
This tweak is brilliantly easy. Add a bit of spice or herb to whatever it is you’re eating and enjoy the extra flavor in your meal. Herbs and spices limit inflammation (reducing your risk of chronic illness and minimizing any pain you feel), increase your heart’s health, strengthen your immune system, and prevent and combat cancer. There are hundreds of spices and herbs with stellar health benefits that also taste fantastic. Once you start looking for ways to include them, you’re going to discover the possibilities are endless. It is critical, however, that if you’re using pre-made mixtures of spices and herbs that you get some with no added chemicals or preservatives, the ingredients should include only spices and herbs, nothing else.
Saffron is a member of the Iridaceae flower family (irises are also a part of this family). The Saffron extract health benefits include improved cardiovascular health, assistance with erectile dysfunction acts as an aphrodisiac, potential anticancer effects, soothed PMS symptoms (it’s an antispasmodic), encourages fullness and, therefore, weight loss, and reduces anxiety and depression. Please note, it is possible to have an allergy to saffron, so if you’re trying it for the first time, keep an eye on any congestion symptoms.
Breathe Through Your Nose
One of the easiest ways to improve your health is to breathe through your nose. That’s it. That’s all you have to do to get cleaner, more oxygen-rich air into your blood, brain, and organs resulting in your body having what it needs to function optimally, have clarity of mind, improved creativity, greater focus, better memory, improved cognitive function, lessened stress, minimized anxiety, and boosted mood. Breathing through your nose results in 30% more oxygen in your body than breathing through your mouth! Crazy, right?
Please note, if you cannot breathe through your nose regularly (as in, you don’t have a once-off cold, this is how it is for you), this is a sign that something is wrong. Humans aren’t supposed to be congested. You might need to get your allergies tested and make lifestyle changes to suit the results. If you know you’re allergic to fragrance (or simply aware of how horrifically bad it is for your health), look out for products labeled “scent-free,” as this means that additional fragrance was included to neutralize the scent, meaning there’s actually more fragrance. . Keep altering things up until you can breathe through your nose.
Grow Some House Plants
Having plants in your home can create a fresh, beautiful environment. It can also improve your health. This is because plants clean the air and produce oxygen. They also reduce allergy symptoms, depression symptoms, stress, and anxiety and boost creativity, mood, focus, and memory.
Spending time in nature is not only fantastic for your mental health (studies have shown just 20 to 30 minutes can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress), but it’s also fantastic for your bodily health. Thirty minutes spent in the forest boosts your immune system for seven days. It also increases the expression of anti-cancer proteins in your blood. Once you start devoting time to nature, you’ll find your whole outlook on life lightens.
Mushrooms are funny. Those who study them say that they’re halfway between a plant and an animal. They’re easy to add to most recipes and quickly absorb the flavor of what they’re cooked with. Mushrooms have been shown to fight cancer cell growth thanks to protective compounds (triterpenes, phenolic compounds, polysaccharides, sterols, eritadenine, and chitosan) that help protect DNA from damage and stop cells from mutating. They also boost immune function with compounds that are anti-diabetic, hepato-protective, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antiviral, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-hyperlipidemic.
The six tips mentioned above are all easy to employ but have drastic impacts on your health and wellbeing. It’s a good idea to keep a journal where you summarize what you ate and did each day (one line or two) and how you felt. Very quickly, patterns will arise, and once you see how miserable your standard breakfast makes you, it’ll be easy to stop and switch to something healthier.