Diet, Fat Burning and Anti-Aging Research

You are what you eat. It’s a tired cliché but it’s true. What you put into your body is what your body uses to create and re-create itself. If you’re in bad health, it’s likely the poor nutrition in your diet has contributed to that. Health Contribution wants to raise awareness to the fact that through better nutrition in your diet, you can not only look and feel better, but also ‘cure’ or at least improve many common heath ailments and concerns.

Your diet can be improved and Health Contribution can help you do that and does do that for tens of thousands of people in our own region and throughout the world. Our awareness programs help educate individuals on first the fact that so much of their health can be improved with a better diet and secondly, how to do it. Obesity is one such example. Through a specific diet designed through bio-individuality, one can burn fat with less exercise. Better nutrition can also slow the aging process.

There are plenty of crash diets that you can go on that will help you shed weight in a short space of time. However, the big question with those kind of plans is ‘what happens when the diets finish?’ Do you just go back to eating the same way you always did? It’s inevitable that you will put weight back on, but you can’t just go back on the diet every time you feel like you’re not looking your best. It’s unsustainable, and not good for your body. Ultimately, you’re not going to keep fat off for good without changing your lifestyle. You can go on all the crash diets you want, but if every time you reach your target you reward yourself by lying comatose on the couch surrounded by empty pizza boxes, you’ll become trapped in a deeply unhealthy cycle.

The best way to achieve a better body long term is simple; eat a bit healthier than you are now, and increase the amount of exercise you’re doing. That’s it. You can force yourself to go through extreme diets in which you have to complete a full length marathon every time you think about a pizza, but that’s no way to live your life. There are steps you can take that are so straight forward, soon they will become second nature. Learn to love vegetables- they’re full of nutrition with minimal calories. Get to Googling fun, exciting ways to cook them. Make sure you drink plenty of water each day; water is the fuel your body needs to be at its healthiest, and it has the added benefit of making you feel fuller, reducing your desire to eat. Finally, it’s really helpful to distinguish between junk food and cheat food. French fries and sweets have no nutritional value whatsoever and should be completely avoided, but pizza and hamburgers do have certain things going for them. This isn’t an excuse to base your entire diet around pizza of course, or everyone would be doing it, but allowing yourself to have some once in a while isn’t a bad idea at all.

The benefits of eating well on your body shape are well known, but there are also plenty of foods that will make you look good in other ways as well- for example, by improving the appearance of your skin. Avocados are full of healthy fats, while salmon gives you a welcome dose of omega 3 oils, both of which are known to give your skin a hydrated look. Oranges are great for this purpose as well, considering there’s a surprising amount of water in them. Eating right can keep your skin looking young and vibrant even as you get older. The anti ageing properties a good diet can have should not be overlooked; after all, if your body looks good on the outside, it should also be doing very nicely indeed on the inside. And really, that’s what getting healthy is about; feeling great in every way, feeling positive when you look in the mirror, as well as when you go about your day to day life. That’s why healthy living is so important and why we’re so passionate; without it, you’re not getting the most out of existence.