A Simple Guide to Healthy Lifestyle

I remembered being curious on food supplements and healthy living for the first time when I was given a chance to work in a Pharmaceutical Company.

Global warming, pollution, dagat ng basura… lol,  people need to do action and precaution to save our environment and our lives too.

At present, more people are conscious on the toxic effect of their food intake, lifestyle, and natural environment.

Here are a few tips for a healthy balanced diet:

1. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Seriously, let go of that junk food. It’s making you fat, your skin oily and causes you zits. Why not shift to apples…

Health Benefits: Rich in vitamin C & antioxidant compound. Reduces the risk of colon cancer, heart diseases, prostate cancer and lung cancer.

For diet conscious individuals: it helps in weight loss. The anti-oxidant and fibre enrich apple reduces high cholesterol and prevents heart and lung diseases.

2. Take Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and repair of tissue, wound healing, and the health of cartilage, bones, and teeth. It is a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it neutralizes potentially harmful free radicals in our bodies.

Many fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C, especially citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and cantaloupe.

Recommended: Adult – 90 mg daily

Maximum intake: 2000mg/day for those with deficiency & disease (ask your doctor or see related studies over the internet).

I take 100 mg daily. And whenever I have colds, I increase my intake to 500-1000mg. It’s really effective, considering that during my teenage years I get used to my colds staying for 3 weeks to a month. When I started taking Vitamin C it went down to 3-5 days only.

3. Vitamin E- My beauty vitamin

Tocopherol, known as vitamin E, is a fat-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin E reduces risk of coronary heart disease. Immune function in aged women is improved by ingestion of vitamins C and E. Reduced risk of Alzheimer disease in users of antioxidant vitamin supplements.

Recommended: Adult: 15mg/day

Maximum Intake: 1000mg per day (this is with contraindication, kindly seek your doctors advice)

Aside from taking in Vitamin E, I also get to popped the gel  out and apply on my face and hair as well. The effect was really nice on my skin.

4. Multivitamins & Minerals

Well, let’s face it, we had been once or an on going victims of preservatives & fast food junks. Hence, we needed a supplement to balance our diet, else we’d lose control of our body by the time we’re 40.

Check this Chart of Vitamins and Minerals available in the market, their benefit, and recommended daily allowance are pretty useful to start with.

5. Eat some Veggies

Being a meat lover, and a self confessed Non-Vegetarian, I also recognize the cheaper and safe alternative to medical pills.

The incredible health benefits of fresh vegetables range from being a source of dietary fibre, with low calories and fat, and an extensive energy booster. What else can you ask for?

6. Let Chicken Eggs be part of your diet

Chicken eggs are the most commonly eaten eggs, and are highly nutritious. They supply a large amount of complete, high-quality protein (which contains all essential amino acids for humans), and provide significant amounts of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosporous, and potassium.

They are also one of the least expensive single-food sources of complete protein. One large chicken egg contains approximately 7 grams of protein. Beat that!

7. Get enough sleep and drink plenty of water

Need I say more?

8. Feed your Mind and tone that muscles!

Reading is not only for geeks and nerds. It’s a good hobby and should be part of everyone’s lifestyle. Widely recognized as good mental exercise and contributes a lot to the reader’s personality. It makes you more confident, more sensible and attentive.

I love having conversations with people who’s into books. There is always something to explore in a wide variety of topics. It lets me travel through another world and meet extraordinary characters as I lay my hands on each book.

Exercise & Explore– You have only one life. Travel the world. Don’t sulk and let the day end. Take the risk. You’ll definitely have a good time with your grand children narrating every story you remembered during your youthful days. It may be just a walk in the park or a grand tour at the canyons, whichever, traveling is continuous learning. Not only your mind benefit from it but your entire body is working out. You can’t go on a nature climb or bar hopping or horseback riding or diving, when your health doesn’t permit you anymore. You’ll leave a less active life when you grow old. So whatever you want to do now, just do it!

9. Money Matters

Fine you’re young. You have to save for your own family and your future too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Remember, life is short. Who knows about tomorrow? God does. And He doesn’t want us to treat Money as God. Share your blessings. And don’t put so much effort on thinking how money could save your life. Cliché as it may seem, but you’ll leave this world empty handed. So what is money for? There will never be enough for one person. Refer to Number 8.

10. Let go of life’s waste

Be it a friend who drives you crazy, is jealous of your success, is after your boyfriend, a partner whom you feel is pulling you down, rather than supporting you with your career, a credit-grabber boss, a gossiping office mate, or a job that you’re not happy with. You have three options, ignore it, deal with it, or leave it.

The time had come that I already learned how to let go of certain things. Things which I consider not worthy of my time. I gamble on risk. Think of my options. I consider each day a purpose. Each job a challenge. If this time, it will not work for me, then I take another chance. If I am not productive anymore, I’ll be glad to give it to someone else who will do more than a 100% better than me. I don’t regret and hope for something to come my way. I am happy living one day at a time…

Photo Credit:
Girl in Field Image by Hannah Corbett

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  2. myfingersrtping

    April 11, 2010 at 3:35 am

    yay for a healthy lifestyle!! I’m planning to go on detox next week 😀

    • Queen V

      April 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

      @myfingersrtyping – Great! Go Girl! 🙂

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  4. allison

    April 11, 2010 at 10:31 am

    couldnt agree more with your tips here.

    • Queen V

      April 11, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      @ allison – Thanks 🙂

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