With COVID-19 almost shutting down our world, jet setting away on vacations or even running off on a weekend getaway seems like a little far off these days!
Now everybody can’t pack their bags, hop onto our transportation of choice, and rejuvenate in some remote location. Things will take a bit of time. However, as long as we are homebound, “Eat Healthy To Stay Healthy” is the Health Mantra now.
Once the basics are set right, rest will fall into place- Opines Hirav Shah, Leading Consultant, Strategist, Adviser and Business Astrologer™.
6 Eating Healthy Tips As Suggested By Hirav Shah
1 – Limit your consumption of red meat as much as possible
In all cases, it is preferable to avoid red meat, even lean, because livestock is generally saturated with the hormones and antibiotics used by factory farming , in particular because it takes longer to raise a cow or a pig than a hen. In addition, this meat is often rich in cholesterol, and there is a risk of infection by prions, due to mad cow disease.
At worst, eat organic red meat, but try to favour white meat and fish rich in EPA / DHA, especially salmon. Take organic if you can.
2 – Favour good fats
That is, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats rather than saturated and bad unsaturated fats.
Focus on the following foods to get the right fats:
- The nuts
- The fish rich in EPA and DHA, including salmon (wild salmon contains more than farmed salmon) and having low levels of mercury
- Oil olive extra-virgin
- Of flaxseed and linseed oil pressed naturally
- Lean meats, especially white meats (chicken, turkey). Obviously, it is preferable to select farmed poultry raised without hormones and antibiotics.
And absolutely avoid the following fats and habits
- Saturated fats from fatty meats, butter, milk and other animal products.
- Commercial cooking oils (always prefer extra virgin olive oil).
- The hydrogenated fats of margarine or vegetable fats, and almost all commercial pastries.
- From frying to deep fryer. It is best to sauté over high heat using extra virgin olive oil, and the best is to put water in a wok, add a small amount of oil, and cook for a short time at medium or moderate temperature.
3 – Chewing well is very important for our health
In fact, swallowing too large pieces before they have been properly ground, and mixed with saliva, forces the digestive tract to secrete larger quantities of powerful digestive enzymes, which can cause an excess of gas. And bloating, and over time damage the stomach. So take your time when you eat.
4 – Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day
The benefits brought by the consumption of fresh, natural and low-starch vegetables are innumerable: they contain a myriad of precious nutrients and fibers, and have a glycemic index and a low caloric density. However, care must be taken not to overcook them: overcooking them will lose their vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients. Ideally, light steaming, or raw consumption for some of them.
Tip: rather than counting the number of fruits and vegetables you eat, which can be painful, just remember to make sure that half of each meal is made up of vegetables or fruits.
5 – Drink tea instead of coffee
Many components of tea are good for health. A recent study published in the journal of the American Heart Association found that drinking two cups of tea a day reduced the risk of death from myocardial infarction by a remarkable 44%. This discovery applies to black and green tea, but not to herbal teas. The tea also contains L-threonine, which reduces cortisol levels and promotes relaxation.
The most beneficial tea is green tea, with additional antioxidants that lower the risk of heart disease or cancer. Always take your tea as is, without milk and / or sugar (see next tip).
6 – Monitor Sugar Intake
The following tips will help you make healthy eating a way of life-
a. Be specific about your goal. Instead of saying, “I want to eat healthier,” set a goal to eat less sugar. Decide when you will begin your new habit and write it down. For example, Beginning January 10th, 2021, I will reduce sugar in my diet by 50%.
b. Next, identify areas in your diet where you are consuming added sugars. Desserts, coffee drinks, and candy are obvious areas, but what about added sugar in yogurt, breakfast cereals, and snack foods? Other areas of sneaky sugar include energy bars, smoothies, and fruit juices.
c. Identify areas where sugar can be reduced or eliminated. Replace these foods with a healthy substitute. For example, replace pre-packaged oatmeal with the type that cooks in five minutes.
d. Read the nutrition facts label. Make sure added sugars are 10 grams per serving or less.
Hirav Shah Expresses-
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today…
And today, Not surprisingly, you can expect tons of cooking and eating at home in 2021 — whether it’s because of restricted traveling, working and studying from home, or tighter wallets.
Beyond a spike in online recipe searches, meal kits, plus restaurant and food-app deliveries, snacking — as a mechanism for tackling boredom — and drinking are also on the rise.
So from ‘Strategy in Eating’ to ‘Strategy in Business and Career’- Everything has become vital and obligatory”.
Astro-Strategist Hirav Shah Lastly Concludes – Not just pure strategy, but ‘Astro-Strategy’ can certainly aid in bringing a dramatic and positive change for struggling businesses and others(small, medium and large businesses).