There is a lot of confusion when it comes to health and nutrition. People, even qualified experts, often seem to have the exact opposite opinions. However, despite all the disagreements, there are few common agreements that might help you. Here is a list of few things you can do –
1. Don’t Drink Sugar Calories
Liquid sugar calories don’t get registered by the brain in the same way as calories from solid foods . Hence they cause fattening. For this very reason, when you drink soda, you end up eating more total calories. But remember how they say not to have coke everyday? Its because coke can melt calcium starting right from your teeth to bones. So beware!
2. Drink water
Drinking enough water is perhaps the most common advice you get from any kind of doctor, nutritionist and so on. One important factor, is that it can help boost the amount of calories you burn. According to 2 studies, it can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours. This can amount to 96 additional calories burned if you drink 2 liters every day.
3. Avoid Bright Lights Before Sleep
But you just checked your phone right? Bad! When we’re exposed to bright lights in the evening, this disrupts production of the sleep hormone melatonin .An interesting “hack” is to use a pair of amber-tinted glasses that block blue light from entering your eyes in the evening. But come on, you better get rid of those.
4. Go Nuts! No, not literally
High in fat, nutritious and healthy. Nuts are loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, fiber and various other nutrients. Studies show that nuts can help you lose weight, and may help fight type 2 diabetes and heart disease Additionally, about 10-15% of the calories in nuts aren’t even absorbed into the body, and some evidence suggests that they can boost metabolism.