January 25 2021 – Alexa Bartimus
You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: your health is important. Taking steps to stay healthy or improve your health can help prevent illnesses and diseases, improve your mood, and more. Here are five tips for better health.
- Reduce your sugar intake
While sugar is clearly found in high levels in food like candy and carb-heavy desserts as well as beverages like soda, it’s also found in food and drinks you might not think of as containing much sugar, such as flavored low-fat yogurt, fruit juices, pasta sauce, and more. Consuming a high level of sugar has been associated with type 2 diabetes, inflammation, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. Reducing your sugar intake – especially added sugar – can help improve your health. One way to do so is to swap high-calorie yogurt from the store for fresh, homemade Greek yogurt. It’s lower in sugar and is a great source of protein, so you feel fuller longer. Check out our yogurt maker to learn how you can make your own yogurt at home.
- Skip the highly processed food
Highly processed junk food can be full of empty calories, meaning they’re high in sugar but low in protein, fiber and nutrients. While such foods may taste good, they don’t do many favors for your health, and can actually hurt your health and eventually contribute to health problems. Instead of processed food, try to eat more “real” food like fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. You can also trade highly processed store-bought yogurt with homemade Greek yogurt, which provides protein, calcium, B vitamins, and more.
- Exercise regularly
Regular physical activity provides a variety of physical health benefits, including stronger muscles and bones, a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and more. It also provides mental health benefits, including sharper thinking, a reduced risk of anxiety and depression, and better sleep. If you decide to incorporate more exercise into your routine, we can help support your performance with our Performance Support Greek Yogurt Starter Culture. It’s designed to provide support before, during and after strenuous sporting activities.
- Support a healthy gut
Gut health affects your overall health, including your immune system, heart health, digestion and more. If you want to improve your overall health, consider improving your gut health. Probiotics, good-for-you bacteria, can help you accomplish this. Yogurt is a great source of probiotics. With TopTherm, you can choose from our selection of probiotic yogurt starters and take advantage of additional health benefits, such as performance support and heart health support.
- Make your mental health a priority
When trying to achieve better health, don’t forget about your mental health. Mental health affects how people feel, think and act, and can even impact your physical health. While a wide range of factors can impact your mental health, some ways to improve your mental health include taking part in relaxing, stress-relieving activities, such as meditation, breathing exercises, or practicing gratitude. Talk therapy, spending time with or talking with loved ones, getting more sleep, and getting enough exercise can also help.
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