1. Say no to the spread of colds and flu
Prevention is the best cure for coughs, colds, flu and any other illnesses from elsewhere. Follow these simple steps to increase your chances of staying germ free. Washing your hands is considered the easiest and most effective way to stop the spread of germs. If no sink is available, rub your hands very hard for a minute.
Do not use your hands to cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. Use a tissue and dispose of it immediately. Avoid touching your face. The eyes, nose and mouth are where cold and flu viruses enter the body.
Eating red, green and yellow fruits and vegetables increases the vitamins in your body, helping you to develop a healthy immune system. This helps fight 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 a day … yes, you read that right. I personally take 100,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day. Vitamin D helps the body develop antimicrobial peptides that 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 poor oral health and other problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Prevent these problems by making sure your teeth and gums are the healthiest. Brush them at least twice a day for at least 30 seconds using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Make sure the size and shape of the brush allow you to easily reach your back teeth. Use flossing when brushing. When you do not floss, you are missing more than a third of the surface of your teeth. Your teeth and your gums and other nutrients from healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. Practicing good oral health includes a balanced diet. Quitting smoking is not only good for your lungs, it's good for the mouth too. Smoking is a major cause of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss and cancer of the mouth.
3. Fiber wants to be your useful friend
There are two types of fibers. Soluble is found in peas, beans, oats, barley and some fruits and vegetables. The other type, insoluble, is found in whole grains and in many vegetables. Soluble fiber offers important benefits to diabetics. It can help control safe blood 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 high fiber diet can help prevent certain types of cancer. Eating 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day is ideal for getting the maximum health benefits. A slice of fiber-rich wheat bread contains about 3 grams of fiber. Check the food labels to see exactly how much fiber you get. Fiber can only do it alone. It is most effective when it is associated with an active and healthy lifestyle and a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.