Small changes make a big difference

What small changes can you make today to lead you to better health?

Ditch the coffee

Instead of reaching for your morning coffee, try grabbing a green tea this morning. Don’t like green tea? Try white tea, peppermint tea, camomile tea, raspberry tea… there are so many herbal teas out there, you’re sure to find one you like. Even better that each of them bring their own health benefits.

The caffeine in coffee stimulates the central nervous system, whereas the caffeine in tea (including black tea) doesn’t. Coffee has the most pesticides of any on Earth! You physically cannot find a plant anywhere in the world which has a higher toxicity. Pretty scary isn’t it.

Interestingly coffee is also banned in some countries because it is a stimulant. If you’re like me, I can tell immediately when I’ve drank it. My adrenals make me sweat, my heart flutters and I feel anxious. If you’re highly sensitive to chemicals, your body might struggle in a similar way.

Drink more water

It sounds simple – and it is, but drinking more water has a host of benefits. It flushes toxins from your system, increases your energy, improves your skin, boosts your immune system and when your body is functioning at its best, you’ll feel great. We should be aiming for around 3-4 litres a day to see the health benefits.

Eat raw food

Raw food is food that is alive, full of enzymes and nutrients, as opposed to refined food and cooked food which is considered dead – lacking the same nutritional benefit. Try having raw food as one of your three meals. Perhaps a salad for lunch, a smoothie for breakfast or even snacking on fruit throughout the day.

Take a probiotic

This is probably the biggest thing you can do today to improve your health. Our good gut bacteria gets destroyed by a diet high in refined sugar (probably most of us), the contraceptive pill, antibiotics, painkillers, vaccinations, toxins and many more.

Taking a good quality probiotic will help replenish this bacteria and help to keep you fighting fit against infection, assists you in nutrient absorption, digestive health and neutralises toxins in our system.

Exercise

You saw this one coming didn’t you. Try to get 20 minutes of exercise in today, even if that’s just from getting up from your desk a few times more. Take a jog around the block tonight, do a few sit ups when watching TV or if you’re feeling really motivated, head to the gym. Not only does this reduce our risk of many diseases, but the endorphins will have us feeling great!

Make some small changes today and soon you’ll see a big difference 🙂