An apple a day keeps not just the family doctor away, but the skin doctor and the mental health doctor, too! Eating fruits, needless to say, wards off illnesses, skin problems, and even depression.
Fruits contain essential vitamins and minerals that boost your immune system, fiber that clears acne-causing toxins, and natural sugar that aids the release of serotonin, the happy neurotransmitter.
In this article, you will know other nutrition tips, besides munching on apples, that target three health problems altogether. Learning about these is timely as apparently about 70% of the Australian adult population was considered obese in 2017.
The number is growing and the need to fix weight problems has become just as important as fixing your skin problems and mental health problems, both being equally prevalent. Note that according to studies, obesity is linked to autoimmune diseases and damaged self-esteem.
So this 2019, here’s how to effectively lose weight and simultaneously clear your skin and your mind.
1. Jumpstart Your Day with Lemon Juice
On an empty stomach, grab a lemon, squeeze it, and mix the juice with lukewarm water and honey before drinking it. Experts have proven that this habit facilitates digestion and increases metabolic rate in such a way that losing weight becomes easier.
Furthermore, lemons are naturally rich in vitamin C, alongside phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It boosts the body’s immune system, fights infection, and even prevents muscle and joint pain.
They are good sources of antioxidants and possess whitening properties that they easily become great beauty fixes either as juices or scrubs.
Most importantly, lemon juice keeps the body hydrated. It also acts as detoxifying agents so they not also free your system from fats, but also from worries and stresses.
2. Treat Fiber as Your Best Friend
Fiber sweeps the dirt off the system. It further promotes digestion, keeping you feeling full all the while so you no don’t need to eat every so often.
With regular system cleansing, toxins and free radicals that cause skin impurities are flushed out. Load up on fiber. Eat green leafy vegetables and choose whole grains, always.
3. Kick Off Added Sugar and Salt
The modern-day Australian diet typically consists of bread, meat, and a cartful of processed foods filled with unhealthy fats, sugar, and salt.
Avoid processed foods. Sugar gives you an extra energy boost, but only temporarily. In the long run, excess sugar increases weight and excess salt dries up the skin.
Both mess up the system (insulin spikes up, water retention affected) and indirectly irritability happens. If you to feel and look good, start eating well.
4. Drink Water, Plenty of Water
Drinking water is a classic nutrition tip, but it certainly does wonders. Your body is made up of 60% water so it naturally plays a critical role in metabolic processes including absorption, digestion, circulation of nutrition, cell regeneration, and even in the conduct of automatic processes like mere breathing.
Consuming 8 glasses of H2O or more significantly clears blemishes, keeps skin hydrated, and maintains well the largest organ of the body, the skin. It cures headaches, refreshes the mind, so your focus improves.
It even manages your caloric intake as it replaces carbonated, sweetened, and other caloric beverages. So if you’re in search of a less expensive way to detoxify, water is your best option.
5. Experience the Wonders of Folate
Folate is a combination of folic acid and Vitamin B9. Not too many people are aware that folate or folic acid consumption is scientifically proven to be associated with decreased risk of depression.
Folic acid alone is highly needed in optimum brain development and maintenance of healthy skin, eyes, and hair, reason why it is highly recommended for pregnant women.
Yet now you know better that at any age, you can take advantage of the benefits of folic acid. You can find it in whole grains, beans, nuts, and green leafy veggies like spinach.
A solid diet plan should consider one’s mental health, not just the physical aspects of health. Laid out here are doable nutrition tips that can last you a lifetime of healthy mind, waistline, and skin.
Lastly and most importantly, spend time to de-stress and exercise. As they always say, dieting without exercising is like faith without action, it’s useless. So go ahead and embark on a fitness plan alongside your diet plan.