The need of healthy lifestyle is greater than ever. People go so into losing weight and cleanliness of their homes that it turns into an obsession. Others, though, prefer to live on the edge and experiment and take risks at any given moment. What is I tell you that there is a way to combine the safety and the great experiences of a true adventurer? Read on the tips and make your life better than it has ever been.
Keep your home clean
It is easy to determine what to keep and what to leave. There are some simple rules to follow when doing that:
- If you have not used it for the past year. This rule does not apply for seasons decorations and garden ornaments.
- If it doesn’t fit you – mainly clothes or shoes.
- Throw away everything broken, if it can’t be fixed.
- Throw away everything that was given to you by someone you don’t like or someone you know that doesn’t like you.
- Rearrange the furniture.
- Decrease the use of detergents and chemicals to the standard domestic cleaning solutions.
- Add some live flowers in pots.
- Get a pet, if you can afford it and have the time to play with it.
- Bring the colours in your life. Refresh the walls, get new carpets or add decorations that will make your home more vibrant and fresh.
Take care of your body
Doing some things regularly, you will remove the toxins and the unnecessary clutter in your life, mind and body. You can always start with detoxing your body with the help of a healthy diet and your favourite physical activities. The extra movement can only do good. Don’t push yourself with hard exercises from the first day. Find your inspiration and a teacher who will show you how things are done.
“Always look on the bright side of life” is not just a line from a Monty Python movie. It is the best advice you can ever get. Find a few minutes each day to look through images that make you feel good. Read a joke or talk with your friend. Or how about doing it all at the same time? There is nothing like sharing a funny image or a joke and see the smile on your friend’s face.
Eat the right food
It is hard to believe, but most people eat the wrong food all their life. No wonder that they can’t lose any weight or always feel hungry. There are foods that you can eat all you want, and others that it is best to stay away from if you wish to be safe and feel better. Learn, taste and try new flavours as often as you can, but don’t forget to be cautious.
All you can eat healthy foods:
- All kinds of soups and salads
- Meat from grass-fed animals and birds
- Oats and full-grain flour
- Goat cheese
- GMO-free veggies especially parsley, zucchini, cucumber
- Air popped popcorns
- All kinds of berries
- Pistachios, almonds, walnuts,
- Spices like chilli peppers, mint, green tea
- Coconut (just make sure you are loaded on toilet paper)
Foods that are both good and bad:
Mushrooms are food that stays in the middle between healthy and dangerous. They are tasty all the time, but it is necessary to have some knowledge before eating them. Many of the eatable mushrooms have poisonous doubles and if you can’t tell the difference you may be in trouble. Fortunately, the mushrooms sold in stores are grown in farms and therefore the danger of food poisoning is practically nonexisting. On the other hand, if you go on a hiking trip and intend to eat a wild mushroom, make sure that it is not poisonous. Bring with yourself a book about edible mushrooms, or a survival manual. Either way, it is best if you also travel with someone who has experience with wildlife and mushrooms.
Shellfish Shellfish are tasty and good for the health. Still, you must keep in mind that there are more people allergic to seafood than to anything else. If this food is not part of your everyday meal, then don’t eat a large quantity on one meal. Keep in mind that shellfish spoils quickly if not stored properly. If you buy it from the fisherman’s market, then purchase from a tradesman that offers fresh products every day. If you buy them deep frozen, then cook and consume as soon as the defrost is over.
Brazil nuts generally are good for the health and the thyroid. The selenium inside the brazil nut makes it so healthy and dangerous in the same time. When eaten in large amounts or for a prolonged time the selenium remains in the body and may damage the health permanently or even lead to death. There may be many articles to help you learn a lot about nuts, but this is something I first learned from House MD.
Foods that are bad for your health:
- Processed and fast-food meat
- Salty snacks
- All products with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners
- Canned food
- Non-organic fruits and vegetables
Fugu fish. The tetrodotoxin in the fish gland is poisonous. Every chef in japan who offers this fish to his guests have passed years of training of filleting the fish. It is said that in the past the chefs had to eat the cleaned fish themselves. This dangerous practice was meant to destroy the over confidence in the cook and make sure that they will present the safest food possible. The true craft in filleting fugu fish is to leave just a little poison that will be felt by the eating person, but will not cause any major or permanent damage.
Eating any kind of living creature. The danger here is that the animal will stick to your throat or accidentally enter your lungs. People in Korea eat live octopus as a proof of bravery. Even though there is a trick to doing that, there are many cases with a fatal end.
Any food with mould on it. Brie cheese and blue cheese are quite famous for their taste, but not many people know that the taste comes from the mould that helps the cheese ferment. You can say that penicillin is created out of the mould, but that is a completely different matter. Here once more, the danger comes from the allergies some people have. It is strange but true that a thin slice of cheese can send someone to the hospital and even kill a person.
Ackee fruit is a preferred dish in some parts of Africa. When eating this fruit at any cost avoid the seeds because they contain the poison hypoglycin. Nausea, fatigue, and can even lead to a lethal end to someone who consume the seeds.
Bonus: strange and dangerous food
Brain. There are many cultures from all over the world that eat entrails including the brain. In many parts of Asia, there are recipes that include monkey brain. It is not exactly poisonous food, but it can cause Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The disease is similar to Mad Cow disease. Fortunately, the spreading on domesticated animals is nonexisting in most parts of the world. Monkeys, on the other hand, are not domestic animals and therefore may be carriers. It is best to avoid this exotic dish even if you are a great adventurer.