Today I’m doing a reaction that my Di1’s requested, which was the Mirror’s newspaper article about Nine healthy habits that could do more harm than good.
This was written by Will Maule, so I’ll go through the key parts and then react to whatever is being said by Will… Let’s go!
A healthy lifestyle is always good to follow, but have you ever thought about whether you might be overdoing it?
As with most things, doing them to excess can become unhealthy, and experts say this rule can even apply to the consumption of certain vitamin-packed foods and even simple hygiene habits like sanitising your hands.
A number of experts revealed some common ‘healthy habits’ that people might want to reconsider.
Which Will is this ?
Will Smith ??
He came out of the gates with a slap, lmaoooo! The thing is WILL, if only it were true they were, it’s the reverse and that’s what has got many of the population with a chronic disease, if it were just doing it in excess, and we had to teach them to decrease, that would be a lot better than what we see here today now in the world, so no to that question.
I’m curious to read on, but very average Joe type vibes I’m feeling right now, will see.
ONE: Eating too many foods containing high levels of histamine
While you may recognise antihistamines as the little tablets you pop when spring blooms and the hayfever starts to grip, histamine is actually a chemical made in the body.
It has an “important role in modulating the immune system and regulating allergic and inflammatory reactions,” says Hannah Braye, a nutritionist at Bio-Kult.
However, the regulation of histamine in the body is strictly controlled by the body, and messing with your levels can lead to histamine intolerance (HIT) in some people, where levels of the chemical exceed the body’s ability to break it down.
Symptoms can include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, painful periods, hay fever, difficulty breathing, hives, flushing, itching, blood pressure issues, and headaches. So, if you think histamine could be an issue, Ms Braye says it is worth trialling a low-histamine diet for a short period of time, before reintroducing foods to test tolerance.
I think it would have been best to actually list the foods that have histamine in it, as most have no clue what that is, and would be too lazy to do a search, but I’ve got you though…
Nuts (To name a few)
So if you do have a histamine intolerance, you need to be eating foods with a low-histamine, which are the following below..
Fresh meat & fresh fish
TWO: Taking too many supplements
You’ll see on bottles of vitamins that it often says to take one per day – well that is for good reason.
Too much of certain vitamins can actually be detrimental to your health.
For example, an excess amount of vitamin C can cause digestive issues such as stomach cramps and nausea.
So, stick to the instructions!
I mean it’s true, it does say that for a reason & to think what a way to end your life by OD’ing on vitamin C tablets!
However, to keep it real with you, I’m not on any form of popping pills and calling it healthy.
Getting it from the source, is best of and most that are on these see it as a quick way, and it’s not the best for your body, it’s from a pill after all lol (Wake up)
For others, it’s because you have some sort of illness due to your lack of care to your body, and that is your price for neglect, the only ones is typically younger children or teens that have been born with or got very early on issues with their Immune system, so my heart goes out to you only, or a complication happened that was out of your hands (I’m not talking about you)
THREE: Eating too many veggies
While everyone knows that eating enough vegetables is very important for your health and wellbeing, eating too many can have a negative effect, particularly for those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Andrea Burton, Technical Advisor at Bio-Kult, told The Sun that many IBS patients get a flare-up of symptoms after eating certain vegetables like broccoli and cabbage.
“This could be due to the amount and type of fibre and sugar in the veggies,” she said.
“For example, with raw vegetables, your digestive system may not break down all the fibre effectively which may then irritate the digestive tract as it passes through.”
One way of treating this is to engage in what’s called a low FODMAP diet plan.
“FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) is the collective abbreviation for a group of fermentable, short-chain carbohydrates,” Ms Burton explained.
“These are poorly absorbed in the small intestine, and so provide easily available food for bowel bacteria to ferment.
” Low FODMAP foods include bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, bok choy, carrots, chives, cucumbers, eggplant, ginger, lettuce, olives, parsnips, potatoes, spring onions, and turnips.
I mean it’s cool to point out these foodie facts and all, but for the average man and women that don’t eat any vegetables whatsoever, like ewwww & throw it away like children…
This is not helping the cause to encourage them to eat, lol. If I don’t already eat vegetables after reading this, why would I ?
Once again, if only the issue was humans were eating too many veggies, the solution would not be the one we are facing now, where they have to get off eating that silicone food implanted into their stomachs every day lol.
We are nowhere near that point, it’s only really good for those that are already on their journey & those that don’t eat meat and are really into just eating veggies and scared to eat much else (Those are normally the newbies, not the vets) .
FOUR: Drinking solely bottled water
Consuming only bottled water can have a detrimental effect on the body, Ms Buron explained.
She says this is due to some plastic bottles containing certain harmful chemicals, and also the fact that bottled water isn’t always as pure as tap water.
Instead, she suggests that people filter their tap water and make up their own bottles at home.
This one a fully agree with, it’s not spoken about a lot about how the plastic bottles contain those harmful chemicals, overtime you can get ill off it, too.
All you normally hear is about the plastic waste, which is also a big thing, but I’m glad this article has pointed out the plastic bottled water as harmful chemicals.
The whole tap water thing, it depends on which country you live in, it’s subjective indeed.
For me, I make sure my water is filtered, I don’t just drink straight from the tap, also if you invest in a water jug which you should be drinking litres from each day, it will stop you from using plastic bottles from the shop, that are bad for the planet.
FIVE: Ditching all fatty foods
Eating fatty foods to excess is well-known to bed bad for your health and can cause significant weight gain, along with other issues.
But consuming healthy types of fats – found in foods like nuts, seeds, avocados and olive oil – can support good health.
These types of fats can help boost energy levels and aid the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K.
Once again I’m very happy with what I’m reading here, ‘HEALTHY TYPES OF FAT’ you see ladies and gents the word ‘FAT’ are not always equalling Negative, you only jump to that if you yourself have something invested into it..
Which means if it hurts, apply yourself and work your way out. Anyway, healthy fats are good for you, we need healthy fats & is a very good thing, so I’m glad that they have pushed this message forward.
SIX: Brushing teeth too much
Brushing your teeth every morning and evening is essential to maintain good oral hygiene, but it is possible to overdo it to the detriment of your pearly white smile.
Because tooth brushing is abrasive to the teeth, it can become damaging if done too vigorously or for too long.
Does anyone brush their teeth more than 2X a day ?
I know there must be, but that’s not been my experience, so I thought I would through that question out there to you! I don’t have much else to say on that, it’s all true.
SEVEN: Using too much hand sanitiser
The COVID-19 pandemic led to many keeping hand sanitiser on their person at all times, and the habit is likely to have stuck for many.
But while hand hygiene is incredibly important to avoid being infected with certain illnesses, it can also be detrimental to natural immune support if used too frequently.
It can also damage the microbiome of the skin, which can increase the risk of penetration of UV rays, allergic reactions, and germs breaching your natural defences.
This is once again a good message to put out there, one I overlooked.
It makes perfect sense as the sanitiser is much more potent than just soap, so use it when you have to, but not as your only thing, and if you are, don’t use a big blob of it, that sounds good to me.
EIGHT: Exercising too much
Working out is extremely important for general health and wellbeing, but doing it too much can be damaging.
Your body needs to rest and recuperate after exercise, and if you overdo it, you can end up with injuries.
Over-exercising can also be detrimental to your mood and energy levels, leading to irritability, anger and sleep deprivation.
Rest is the part where your body gets to build itself up again, if you don’t get your hours in & think I destroyed my body with the workoutit don’t matter than you are wasting your time.
You will see no gains, and will have to resort to what those gym rats do on the most part which is start taking drugs to cover up your lack of sleep and fatigue, even then it will catch up with your in the end once you tear a muscle or kill over with a heart attack…
Listen to your body, you don’t have to lift or do press ups to workout everyday, walking is exercise, any form of physical activity is exercise too!
Keep your body moving, even when you are not working out, all the small things add up, then you do the big things on your days, you combine bothyou’ll get to your fitness goals.
NINE: Chewing Gum
Gum can be a great way to freshen up your breath in an instant, but chewing it too often can cause digestive issues due to the amount of air you swallow.
Plus, when you chew gum, the stomach expects that food is imminent and starts producing enzymes needed for digestion.
This in turn can make you even more hungry and can lead to overeating.
Certain chewing gums also contain sweeteners, which can be difficult to digest and can cause bloating and gas.
I do not advocate chewing gum at all, it’s trash so it goes without saying.
You’ll find those that chew gum, eat those candy sweets too, that are no good for you, these things are coated with added sugar too so, It’s really odd in my world to even be talking about chewing gum, it just does not exist to me, chewwingggg gummmm ?
WHAT’S THAT AGAIN ??? XD
I’ve enjoyed sharing that with you, let me know what you think.
Until next time, ciao 🙂
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