Beauty and Health
Akanbi Olamilekan On Oct 30, 2014
Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. So we must keep our face and also our body from anything that will hurt us. For starters, let’s get real about the idea of beauty. To me it’s about unmasking the real person, not covering it up. And there are lots of simple ways to thank your body, feel more beautiful, without being expensive. Here are just 5. They are easy and are all natural:
1.Eating vegetable: when we tell people that eating foods like Lettuce,water leaf, bitter leaf, okro, ewedu(jute leaf),Sea lettuce are good, they think it is just ordinary for energy purpose, but not knowing that eating these also add more in the following ways:
I.Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
II. Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy
III.Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, and/or cholesterol.) So eating vegetable is the first step to a healthy Life.
2.Set yourself up for success:To set yourself up for success, think about planning a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps—like adding Vegetable to your diet once a day—rather than one big drastic change. As your small changes become habit, you can continue to add more healthy choices.
3. Moderation is key: Key to any healthy diet is moderation. But what is moderation? In essence, it means eating only as much food as your body needs. You should feel satisfied at the end of a meal, but not stuffed. Moderation is also about balance. Despite what fad diets would have you believe, we all need a balance of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to sustain a healthy body. Eating less also helps in looking good.
4. Bulk up on fiber:Eating foods high in dietary fiber can help you stay regular, lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and help you lose weight. Depending on your age and gender, nutrition experts recommend you eat at least 21 to 38 grams of fiber per day for optimal health. Many of us aren't eating half that amount.
I. In general, the more natural and unprocessed the food, the higher it is in fiber.
II.Good sources of fiber include whole grains, wheat cereals, barley, oatmeal, beans, nuts, vegetables such as carrots, celery, and tomatoes, and fruits such as apples, berries, citrus fruits, and pears.
III.There is no fiber in meat, dairy, or sugar. Refined or “white” foods, such as white bread, white rice, and pastries, have had all or most of their fiber removed.
IV.An easy way to add more fiber to your diet is to start your day with a whole grain cereal or add unprocessed wheat bran to your favorite cereal.
5.Physical exercise:If you are regularly physically active, you may reduce your risk of a heart attack, manage your weight better, have a lower blood cholesterol level, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers, have lower blood pressure, have stronger bones, muscles and joints and lower the risk of osteoporosis, lower your risk of falls, recover better from period of hospitalisation or bed rest, feel better – with more energy, a better mood, feel more relaxed and sleep better.
Written by Akanbi Olamilekan