3 Preventative Health Tips (Doctor Not Required)
1. Say No To the Spread of Colds And Flus
Prevention is the best medicine for coughs, colds, flus, and any other disease for that matter. Follow these simple steps to increase your chances of staying germ free. Washing your hands is said to be the easiest and most effective way to stop the spread of germs. If no sink is available, rub your hands together very hard for one minute.
Don’t use your hands to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Use a tissue and throw it away immediately. Avoid touching your face. The eyes, nose and mouth are where cold and flu viruses enter the body.
Eating fruits and dark red, green and yellow vegetables increases the vitamins in your body which help you build a healthy immune system. This helps fight off viruses and infections. A cup of yogurt a day is also beneficial. It can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 25%.
Take 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily…yes, you read that correctly. I personally take 100,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day. Vitamin D helps the body develop anti-microbial peptides which kill viruses and germs.
2. A Healthy Mouth ‘Speaks’ for a Healthy Body
Dental health is important to your overall health. Recent studies show that there may be a link between bad oral health and other problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Prevent these problems by making sure your teeth and gums are at their healthiest. Brush at least twice a day for a minimum of 30 seconds using a soft bristled toothbrush.
Make sure the brush is a size and shape that will easily allow you to reach your back teeth. Floss when you brush. When you don’t floss, you’re missing more than one third of your tooth surface. Your teeth and gums and other nutrients that come from healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Practicing good oral health includes eating a well-balanced diet. Quitting smoking isn’t just good for your lungs, it is good for your mouth too. Tobacco use is a major cause of gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss, and oral cancer.
3. Fiber Wants to be Your Helpful Friend
There are two types of fiber. Soluble is found in peas, beans, oats, barley and some fruits and vegetables. The other type, insoluble, is found in whole grains and many vegetables. Soluble fiber offers important benefits to diabetics. It can help control blood sure levels as well as lower cholesterol. Insoluble fiber helps prevent diverticulosis and hemorrhoids, which are two intestinal disorders.
Some doctors believe that, over the years, a fiber rich diet can help prevent certain types of cancer. Eating 20 to 35 g of fiber a day is ideal to get the maximum health benefits. One slice of high-fiber wheat bread contains about 3 g of fiber. Check food labels to see exactly how much fiber you’re getting. Fiber can only do so much on its own. It is most effective when combined with an active and healthy lifestyle and a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol.