A growing health industry is centering on the voluntary detoxification of our livers at least twice a year. Special diets and drinks and practices are advocated to perform this detox process which is also marketed as a liver flush or a liver cleansing.
Do you need to do this to maintain your health?
Your chances of eating a healthy diet on a daily basis are largely dependent on the groceries you purchase. When hunger strikes, you will reach for what is close at hand.
There is a wealth of information available to guide you to wise choices, but much of it is quickly forgotten when you face a mouth-watering display of elegantly frosted cakes, thick steaks, and budget-friendly carb-heavy side dishes.
Drinking is part of our culture, but it is also hard on our health.
Hoisting a glass of beer or sipping a cocktail night after night can put pressure on your health, fog your brain, damage your heart and even put you more at risk of succumbing to cancer.
The most important meal of the day.
There are dozens of good, science-based reasons to eat breakfast every morning. There’s also a common sense factor.
Realistically, if you don’t eat breakfast, it’s almost impossible to ingest all the vitamins and minerals and other nutrients you need to stay healthy within a 24 hour period.
Of all the foods we love, sugar is our downfall. It’s sweet and instantly satisfying. It signals great things in life, like birthday cakes and festive squares and beloved family rituals.
It is also quietly undermining our efforts to live long and healthy lives.
Sugar can damage our hearts, negatively impact our ability to survive cancer, and slow our memory and cognitive skills, as evidenced in a host of controlled scientific studies.