The Easiest and Cheapest Way to Stay Healthy
Health is wealth, but you don’t have to be wealthy to be healthy. Everyone has a perception that spending more will keep you healthier, but these perceptions may consequently lead to health risks instead. For instance, people who take about 500mg-1000mg of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C supplements) a day for 1 year have greater risks of being hypertensive. And all your body really need is 75mg of vitamin C per day. So where can we actually get 75mg of Vitamin C? From fresh oranges! So do you really have to spend more on these vitamin C supplements?
Another common misconception by most people is that spending more time in the gym will help you stay fit. But do you really need to spend that much to stay fit? Of course not! In fact, excessive work out may do you more harm than good. It actually leads to build up of free oxygen radicals that damage your cells. And all you really have to do is go outside and take a jog for 30mins every other day. It keeps you fit, saves you time, and most importantly, it saves you a lot of cash. But jogging won’t do you any good if you won’t couple it with a healthy diet. People are usually convinced that using olive oil or canola oil will spare you from hypertension, stroke or any type of heart conditions. Yes! Olive oil and canola oil are less fatty than any other types of cooking oil but you also have to put into account that frying always leaves a significant amount of trans-fat (a type of bad fat). So why bother spending more on these more expensive cooking oils if you could simply boil or steam your food instead? It’s definitely healthier and obviously cheaper.
So do you really have to spend more to stay healthy? Do you really have to take a capsule of multivitamins a day if you could actually get enough dosage of these vitamins from your daily diet? Of course not! Basically, you can actually get vitamins A to Zinc from your daily meals! You can get vitamin A from carrots! vitamin B complex from cereal grains and meat! vitamin C from fresh oranges! vitamin D from sunlight! So on and so forth… And all you have to do is open your eyes and look around you.
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