We did some digging and came up with 10 things you could add to your health arsenal, that will take you to an upgraded version of your 2023 best self. Let's go!
1. Salt and Electrolytes 🧂
Electrolytes and salt are essential for optimal fluid balance. While performing simple chores or while working out, we lose essential fluids, and these electrolytes can be important in replenishing lost nutrients.
2. Meditation 🧘
This may come across as an obvious one. But it is a tremendously useful tool to improve many metrics. Meditation has been linked to a number of health benefits, including:
Improved cardiovascular health
Reduced blood pressure
Improved immune function
Improved level of focus
Stop reading. Now, take a breath through your nose. Exhale slowly.
Great work. Let’s get back to it.
3. Sweating it out in the sauna ♨️
We have all tried the sauna after the long swimming session just to remove the tan. Apart from that, sauna is an efficient way to mimic cardiovascular activity. Excluding the numerous health benefits it provides, studies have also shown that it reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
4. Oil pulling for oral health🌻
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice in which you swish a small amount of oil (usually coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil) around in your mouth for a time period between 5-20 min. Proponents of oil pulling claim that it can have a number of health benefits, including improving oral health, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system.
5. Omega 3 foods 🐟
Omega 3 is known to help prevent heart disease and stroke. It may play protective roles in cancer and other conditions. This is primarily present in oily fish and has small quantities in walnuts, chia seeds and flax seeds. The recommended consumption for healthy adults is 250-500mg.
For all vegetarians, you can still reap its benefits by consuming fish oil tablets.
6. Rise and shine with proteins and fats 🥚
Starting your day with an omelette or an avocado toast not only helps you retain muscle mass but also supports weight loss. It satisfies cravings and regulates blood glucose levels.
7. Gut Feeling 💊
The gut is home to 70% of our immune system. A balanced microbiome is a defense mechanism against ingested pathogens and other potentially harmful substances. Probiotics are living bacteria strains that foster the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system while prebiotics refers to plant fiber that acts as fuel for the good bacteria.
Probiotics include Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kefir, and Yogurt.
Prebiotics include Asparagus, Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Apples, and Bananas.
8. Magnesium Supplementation 💊
Consuming a tablet of Magnesium Glycinate or Magnesium Threonate before sleep supports muscle, and nerve function and energy production. The recommended dose for men is 400-420 mg per day while for women it is 310-320 mg per day. Studies have shown that adequate magnesium intake can help to reduce Hba1c markers and improves lipid profiles.
9. Have a diet rich in antioxidants
A diet high in antioxidants may reduce the risk of many diseases (including heart disease and certain cancers). Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the body cells and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation.
Antioxidants in our cookies: coconut oil, matcha, spirulina, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, raw cacao, vanilla, macadamia, nuts, chia seeds.
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