The Four Keys to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

By: Beesan Laymoun

Here are some keys to living that healthy lifestyle you’ve been looking for:


Key 1: What you put into your body is a major key to your overall health. When cooking up a good meal, make sure your plate has these four nutrients on it: Protein, fat, fiber, and greens. These nutrients are key for helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels and controlling hunger.


Key 2: G-BOMBS! This little acronym stands for: Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds. There are some of the best health promoting foods on the planet and are also perfect for those of us that are vegan. Leafy greens are packed with polyphenols and Vitamin C, which may reduce the risk of diabetes[1]. Beans are slow to digest which helps maintain blood sugar levels[2] and prevent food cravings, making them a perfect addition to your weight loss plan. Research has shown that onions protect the cardiovascular and immune systems[3]. Increased consumption of mushrooms may decrease the risk of breast cancer[4]. Berries are a superfood and are full of antioxidants. Last but not least, seeds and nuts contain healthy fats and are rich in micronutrients. Start incorporating more G-BOMBS into your diet and watch the weight tick off!


Key 3: We love to eat so don’t forget: eating every 3-4 hours helps stabilize your blood sugar levels. This helps train the stomach to feel full so we are less likely to give in to cravings.


Key 4: WATER! Did you know? The human body is 60% water[5]! That makes water the most important thing you can place into your body. On average, men should drink 3 liters of water and women should drink 2 but hey, if you’re feeling a little wild…. Drink up!


A healthy life is a better life.