I’ll be honest, I used to be a diet soda addict. I would easily polish off four or five cans a day, sometimes even larger bottles. As the years went on, I did cut back, but never quit. There was just something about the refreshing bubbles and caffeine that I couldn’t quite give up. I had heard people tell me how horrible diet soda was for you, but I didn’t really listen. I didn’t drink a lot of alcohol or smoke, so I figured one small vice was ok…But, after doing a little research myself, I learned I was horribly wrong. The side effects of diet soda are definitely real and they are not good. So, on my quest to live 80% cleaner, I decided I was going to stop drinking diet soda once and for all. I did not want the side effects of diet soda any longer and I was going to suffer through the withdrawal to finally kick the habit.
To be honest, I never really thought too much about what pan I used when I was cooking. Not that I cook all that much mind you, but when I did, I really didn’t worry about the vessel I was cooking in, I just worried about whether the food I was cooking was healthy and organic. After doing a little research, I realized that some of the pans that I use on a consistent basis were in fact leaching chemicals into my food and even into the air. The exact opposite effect I wanted to have on my health. I knew that there had to be a healthy non-stick pan alternative out there that could take the place of my toxic old one.
Turmeric is the bright orange spice we often associate with curry or other exotic dishes, but turmeric is also becoming more well known for its health benefits as well. What I didn’t know was that turmeric can not only spice up my food, but it can help relieve everything from depression to an upset stomach. More research is being done every day, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook what we do know now about the health benefits of turmeric.
You are what you eat is a phrase that most of us are aware of, but how many times do we actually take it to heart? Especially when a cheeseburger is staring you in the face… or a doughnut… or French fries… you get the point. But, what we eat really does count, more than we realize. If you want to live longer, but don’t want to totally revamp your life, it is pretty easy to just make a few food modifications to your daily diet to increase your days on this plant. Here are 6 healthy foods to eat now, so you can be here later.
We’ve all heard the talk about how wonderful green tea is, but really, how many of us actually take the time to make and drink it or really know (or care) what the advantages of green tea are? In reality, that cup or two of green tea can really make a difference in your overall long-term health. So, what are the health benefits of green tea and how can we sneak it into our daily lives? Read on to find out…