Start Living Healthy With No Fuss

Living healthy became SUPER COMPLICATED. There are so many different guidelines, so many different styles, so many different rules. That is why so many of us are wondering – rightfully so – ask – is what I’m doing REALLY? healthy? Is this TRULY good for me?

Answer Honestly - Does Living Healthy Seem Simple To You?

If your answer is NO, then this post is for you! It is meant for anyone who wants to improve their health, but doesn’t know where to start or suffers a massive headache just thinking about it.
The truth is, not all of us has the time read through all the literature. Or we just don’t feel like it. And why should we? You know how to drive a car, but you do not need to know EVERYTHING about how it works, right?? Yes, it is great if you have some extra knowledge – for example, you how to change a tire, or what that light that suddenly started blinking away like crazy means, but if you don’t know, no big deal – we call for assistance and they will take care of your problem for you.

So this is what we’ll be doing today. I’ll be teaching you how to drive a car. The good news is that rules stay the same, no matter what brand is it – rules stay the same no matter what type of diet you follow. All experts and all doctors agree with them, so we can be sure that they are OK for us as well ;). 

We’ll talk about 5 GOLDEN RULES. Because we all agree on them, you’ve certainly heard all 5 of them. But it often happens that our heads get filled up with so many details that we forget about the main ones. The purpose of this article is therefore to remind you of the basic rules that will help you on your way to better health and will, if you follow them properly, undoubtedly improve your health and well-being.

1. Eat Plenty of Veggies

You’ve probably heard this one about 100 of times from your mom. Why? The more veggies you eat, the greater the diversity of nutrients and the greater the amount of nutrient intake. Veggies take care of sufficient fiber intake. It is also important to keep in mind that vegetables we get in supermarkets have a lot less nutrients than homegrown, therefore going for locally grown vegetables is a great plus.

2. Stay Away From Processed Vegetable Oils and Trans Fats

It is the most important rule of all. I don’t know why, but many of us don’t take it as seriously as we should. I’m CERTAIN that we ALL know that refined vegetable oil is NOT a good choice. Nevertheless, we probably ALL OF US have a bottle of such oil in our kitchen. Even if we do not use it every day, it’s there – you know, just in case.  Maybe we think a little here – a little there doesn’t hurt.

It is important to remember that you will find these unhealthy oils is in almost every pre-cooked pre-packaged food. So a little here a little there adds up quickly. 

I would like you to think about the following fact. There is a strong link between the consumption of processed vegetable oils and the rise in chronic diseases in the last 70 years.

One problem is the enormous amount of omega-6 fatty acids consumed with such oils. Although small amounts of omega-6 fat are necessary to our survival (that’s why they are called “essential”), most people consume MUCH more than they need, especially when comparing to the consumption to the ratio to omega-3 fatty acids .


Studies have linked the high consumption of omega 6 fatty acids with a wide range of health problems – certain forms of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases.

Another problem is the fact that processed vegetable oils oxidise during the production itself. Oxidation is also caused by cooking, improper storage (in transparent bottles on the counter). The consumption of oxidised fats is irrefutably associated with cardiovascular diseases.

Think about this. 

And all we have to do is be a little more careful with our choices of cooking fats.

What about trans fat? These are fats, which are chemically processed in order to their aggregate state and become more stable, which is great for manufacturers – and they’re cheap to!!


Trans fats are associated with higher LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower HDL (good) cholesterol, and a higher number of inflammations in the body; some studies also suggest a higher risk for various types of cancer.

Do yourself a favour, do something good for your health and remove refined vegetable oils and margarine from the kitchen. Since vegetable oils are so sensitive and quickly oxidise, I suggest that you don’t use vegetable oils at all.

3. Stay Away From Sugar

I’m sure you’ve heard that sugar is like a drug for us? This is because it’s a very concentrated and quickly accessible source of energy, so it’s just IRRESISTIBLE. But let’s look beyond the usual argument – that sugar causes obesity. There are several other concerning problems.
Sugar causes excessive production of insulin, storage of excess fat, stimulates appetite, interferes with our sense of satiety, and hormones that influence the storage of fat, inhibits the functioning of our immune system and causes inflammation and oxidative damage to important cells and organs in our body.

4. Stay Away From Processed Foods

When we eat processed foods (such as chips, McDonald’s or snacks from vending machines), that usually means that we also consume some of the most harmful ingredients in modern dietary supplies. This includes refined grains, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable oils that cause cellular damage and oxidation, plenty of salt, additives and colours.


Refined grains: interfere with blood glucose control and the satiety signal, raise blood glucose and increase insulin, plus they often promote overeating. Grains also feed the wrong bacteria in the gut and have a negative effect on our immune system.


Unhealthy fats: processed foods usually contain cheap vegetable oils with lots of omega-6 fatty acids and are very prone to oxidation. They can damage the cardiovascular system and even increase the risk of cancer.


Excessive use of salt: salt is  wonderful thing in moderation. However, processed foods are usually excessively salted, leading to imbalance of micro-nutrients and may affect the regulation of fluids and functioning of the kidneys.


Additives and colours: these can cause many long-term and short-term health problems, including irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, and increased hyperactivity.

5. Work Out Regularly

Everybody recommends more activity. The problem is that people love to exaggerate and instead of being moderately active, they spend a lot of time at the gym, working so hard that they can barely move for the rest of the week.

It is important that we know how to find that sweet spot between lying on the couch and daily 5 hour work outs at the gym.

AND THESE ARE THE 5 GOLDEN RULES!

no complications, no fuss. So if you want to make rapid changes without wondering, if what you’re doing is healthy, start with these five rules.

After a while, if you wish, you can dig deeper into the nutrition and figure out exactly the perfect way of eating for your body. 

When it comes to general guidelines, we are very similar to each, fine tuning of our health, however, is highly individual and requires some extra effort.

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