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Habits harmful to your health (I)

A habit is defined as a routine or regular practice acquired because of how often an action is repeated. This is what happens if we have grown up eating without really understanding what we are eating and how it affects our body.

That’s why, in today’s post, we tell you about a number of undesirable habits you need to avoid if trying to follow a well-balanced diet.

  1. Eating badly / not drinking enough water. This includes low-fibre foods, fried foods and foods contaminated with synthetic chemicals. Unlike living foods (fruits and vegetables), they lack the enzymes which facilitate the digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as the fibre or bulk which assists in their proper elimination. They also lack essential vitamins, minerals and other basic nutrients. When the body does not get enough water, toxins tend to stagnate, hindering all digestive and elimination processes.

 

  1. Eating too much and/or too late at night. Eating too much causes a great deal of stress in our digestive system. The body must produce hydrochloric acid, pancreatic enzymes, bile, and other digestive elements to be able to process a meal and when we overeat, it is much more difficult for our digestive system to meet the demands placed on it. This causes the stomach to swell as the digestive system becomes agitated. Food does not break down properly and tends to accumulate in the lower intestine. Vital nutrients are not absorbed. When a person goes to sleep on a full stomach, instead of resting, their body is busy digesting and processing food without the added support of gravity, leading to poor quality sleep and autointoxication.

 

  1. Drinking too much alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption alters bowel function, blood sugar regulation and is a risk factor for multiple illnesses. Men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, the equivalent of six beers or seven glasses of wine, to monitor health risks.

 

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  1. Feeling stressed. Stress hinders the proper digestion, absorption and elimination of food.
  2. An excessive use of antibiotics. Antibiotics have a harmful effect on the body, especially if taken for long periods of time. Reducing the use of unnecessary antibiotics will also help reduce the potential for the real danger of bacterial resistance.
  3. Lack of exercise. This lowers metabolic efficiency, and without circulatory stimulation, the body’s natural cleansing systems are weakened.
  4. Lack of sleep. The human body uses sleep to repair, rebuild and restore itself. 7-9 hours per night is ideal, as the body uses the hours of sleep to cleanse and gain strength.
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