5 Habits That Will Help You Have A Great New Year

By on January 24, 2013

Is your goal to get in the best shape of your life in 2013? It is easier than you think to reach your health goals. Eat these foods for a healthy you.

1. More protein
Protein is essential for your body because it uses it for tissue and muscle repair. A diet rich in protein helps breaks down the food into the amino acids.

A body that does not get enough protein can become bloated, lethargic and grumpy.

Examples of good protein are: organic beef and lamb and poultry; cage free eggs and wild fish. If you are a vegan mix brown rice with legumes.

2. Eat more good fats.
Eating the right kinds of fat is actually good for you. Your body needs fat. And it will not make you fatter. Good fat found in avocados, olive oil coconut oil is actually helpful to the body. They can increase metabolism, which can encourage weight loss.

3. More cinnamon. 
People overlook the powerful cinnamon. It can help aid in weight loss, increase metabolism and stabilize your mode and energy.

Some reports even show cinnamon helping the body lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation.

4 More green tea.
Drink as much green teas as your heart contains. It contains antioxidants, and is a powerful cancer fighter. Drinking green tea regularly can help lower your blood sugar and balance your mode. Drink green tea often for a inner calm.

5. Drink more water
Water can help remove toxins from the body. Drink as much as you want whenever you want. In fact many people do not get enough water. If you don’t drink enough you could become dehydrated and feel light headed. Dentist encourage you to drink a lot of water because it is also good for your teeth. Water can help wash away food particles in the mouth that can build up and cause cavities. Water will remove bacteria build up in the mouth. Drink more for a slimmer waist and a cleaner smile.

If you do not like the way water taste you can add flavors to your water. Add mint, lemon or lime to your water for an added punch. Flavored water can help make a difference in your overall well-being.

Water can help ease body aches and pains as well. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed out or insecure, drink water and it will provide and instant calm. It cleans the body and helps clear the mind.

For more health advice visit TenderCare Dental, a dentist in Northwest Portland. Shannon Kaiser is a wellness writer.

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