When the new year holidays, will certainly eat with gusto. Almost every food if not properly guarded will be devoured. Well, there are some things you can do to avoid health problems in 2018.
Here are six good habits that can extend your life and you can make the resolution in 2018 later:
- Chew food slowly
You can start by chewing food slowly to eat low calories.
Because people who chew slowly tend not to be obese or have no metabolic, cardiovascular, diabetes and stroke problems, according to a new study presented at the American Scientific Sessions 2017, a global event held in November that shares the latest developments in cardiovascular science.
“Slow chewing may be an important lifestyle change to help prevent metabolic syndrome,” said Takayuki Yamaji, a cardiologist at Hiroshima University in Japan and author of the study.
“When people eat fast, they tend not to feel full and are more likely to overeat,” said Takayuki, “Eating quickly causes greater glucose fluctuations, which can lead to insulin resistance.”
Beware of calories, especially when you’re relaxed. Americans alone accounted for nearly 6 percent more calories on Saturdays than any other day of the week, and 3 percent more on Friday, according to millions of calorie counters analysis of Lose It!
- Reduce eating snacks
The snack food industry in the United States is fantastic, worth 33 billion US dollars, with an average of every home spending $ 133 each year for snacks on the sidelines of the main meal, according to Nielsen’s data.
Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of people eat the snack on main meal sidelines compared to five years ago, or 21 percent if according to other research from NPD Group.
On the other hand, healthy snacks also increase. Unmodified genetically modified snack products increased by more than 18 percent in sales over the past five years, followed by snack products that are free of artificial colorings and flavors (16 percent) and no / reduced sugar (11 percent). Relatively, the average snack only increased more than 1 percent.
- Avoid too often order food outside
Cooking your own meals at home is much better for your health, than having to eat in a restaurant or order food online.
The number of delivery services or food orders by phone and internet jumped 18 percent last year to 1.9 billion, according to NPD findings. Dinner is the most frequently ordered food online, and families are the heaviest online digital ordering users.
People under 35 and those with higher household incomes are above-average online order users with apps like Seamless and GrubHub. In Indonesia itself there are also some applications connected with an online motorcycle taxi dedicated to ordering food.
On the basis of the situation, people have less control over what goes into their food when they order-which can help reduce their health.
Americans themselves get most of their daily sodium-over 75 percent of processed foods and restaurant food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People eat an average of 200 calories more per meal as they eat food from restaurants, according to a study in 2015.
- Reduce consumption of salt
“Excess sodium can increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and stroke,” according to a CDC study.
At the same time, heart disease and stroke kill more Americans every year than any other cause. In addition, they get 71 percent of their daily sodium from processed foods and restaurants.
Cooking for yourself is the safest and healthiest option.
Nearly 9 out of 10 children in the United States eat more sodium than recommended, and about 1 in 9 children have raised blood pressure, the CDC said.
One should consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily, the CDC recommends. Those 51 and older must limit it to 1,500 milligrams. However, most Americans consume 3,400 milligrams of salt per day.
- Avoid drinking soda
A New York Times article published earlier this month said that US President Donald Trump consumed “a dozen sugary soft-drink soft drinks” every day.
However, researchers are divided over whether the sugar-free soft drinks actually help people lose weight, according to a review of 2017 about research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. One theory: sugar-free soft drinks can condition the body to require calories.
Artificially sweetened beverages are associated with an increased risk of stroke and dementia, according to the journal Stroke American Heart Association.
Another 2015 study found that older women who consumed two or more sugar-free soft drinks per day were 30 percent more likely to have cardiovascular problems. Moreover, regular soda associated with the problem of obesity.
- Be careful with alcohol drinks
One in eight Americans against alcoholism, according to a study in September 2017 published in JAMA Psychiatry.
“The United States is facing a crisis with alcohol use that is currently getting worse,” he said. Treating alcoholism is now a multibillion-dollar industry and costs $ 223 billion in medical expenses.
Despite low alcohol, it is still linked to several risks including breast, colon, esophageal, and head and neck cancers, according to a new study examined by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.