There’s no better way to improve your health than by eating nutritiously. In fact, a chiropractor will tell you that even a few easy changes in your lifestyle and diet can have a positive effect on your health and prevent a number of problems in the future.
The traditional donuts and coffee for breakfast; a burger for lunch (or no lunch at all); cookies, candy and a soda for a snack; followed by a massive dinner with more calories than your body needs, are unhealthy choices. Consequently, more and more young people are suffering with heart disease, not just because of bad diets, but also because of an epidemic known as “inactivity.”
To reverse this alarming trend, a chiropractor will recommend patients eat a balanced diet, stop smoking, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, and augment their diets with suitable nutritional supplements. Here’s how you can make a start:
- Eat more raw foods. Canning and cooking destroys a lot of nutrition.
- When possible, select organically grown foods.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks are dehydrators, so don’t substitute them for water.
- Consume 25 – 30 grams of fibre a day. Whole-grain cereals, breads, nuts, beans, and some vegetables and fruits are good sources of fibre. A diet high in fibre can help prevent colon cancer, heart disease, and digestive disorders.
At Optimum Wellness in Barrie, ON, we are dedicated to helping our clients reach their maximum potential through the conceptualization of human structure and function. We offer chiropractic care, registered massage therapy, cold laser therapy, hot stone therapy, Kinesio-Taping, custom Footmaxx orthotics, and more. Call us today to schedule an appointment.