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1. 3 superbad foods
By now we all probably know the foods we need to eat – salads, white meats, plenty of vegetables. But equally important are the foods to avoid. The full details are here, but essentially, watch out for these three killers. Diet soft drinks are worse than the normal ones. They contain aspartame which reacts with the amino acids in your body and releases methanol into the bloodstream. Sodium nitrate often found in the deli meats section of your supermarket. They can cause cancers and may have a negative impact on bone marrow. Butter-flavoured popcorn is worse than the real thing; a chemical flavouring that does you no good at all.
2. 3 supergood foods. For anyone suffering rheumatoid arthritis you’ll know the importance of getting good omega-3s in your diet. Look out for coldwater fish like sardines, salmon and herring. These fish have a ton of other benefits too, so don’t be shy. Go nuts for nuts and seeds. Walnuts and flaxseeds in particular are very good. Use olive oil in your cooking. Not only is this the base of the Mediterranean diet, but it’s also packed with Omega-3.
3. The time-savers that will kill you. We’re all time poor when it comes to cooking. Too busy, rushing around after kids in the afternoon hell-hours; it all gets too hard. But, as Jamie Oliver points out, the processed foods and packet mixes we pick up from the supermarket are so laden with salts, sugars and chemicals that the long term impact is going to be serious – and we’re just starting to see the results now. His goal is get people back to pure, natural ingredients – without the additives – and to do that he’s made it easy, with recipes and time-saving ideas.
4. What if stress management was actually really easy? It’s the big killer; leading to heart disease and a reliance on prescription drugs. But what if you could learn to manage stress with just a simple mind trick? You can. Hundreds have done it. It’s all about saying ‘no’… Stress is a choice; we’re programmed to wear a stressful job or situation (like getting married) as a badge of honour. But what if you simply didn’t buy into it? What if you made your lists, calmed down, did the work and refused to freak out. It’s your choice.
Kids, don’t try this at home.