A healthy lifestyle is very essential for both physical and mental health.
The British Queen Elizabeth II is 92 years old but still active and she visits thousand business meetings a year and takes part in making serious government decisions. She feels good not only because of her good health but also because she receives professional medical help. We are fortunate, because one of Her Majesty’s doctors, Mosaraf Ali, shared his secrets with the public.
Bright Side has found the most important ideas from Elizabeth’s II’s personal nutritionist’s book, Dr. Ali’s Nutrition Bible. These are the basic rules of a healthy lifestyle that all the Royal family members follow.
80% of diseases won’t require a doctor’s attention If you follow the right lifestyle
The most important thing that Dr.
Ali explained in his book is that if you live a healthy lifestyle, your body becomes able to handle most of the problems that come in its way.Colds, cuts, light inflammations, injuries, and even fractures, a healthy body doesn’t need a lot of medical care to handle these problems.
We should keep our bodies healthy to make it able to fight off internal and external attacks.
How to understand how healthy you are
Dr. Ali shared some tips that will help you to understand if you’re in shape or not:
Psychological and physical endurance: Healthy people wake up refreshed, they feel active throughout the day, and get tired only in the evenings.
A straight back: This means that all muscles, nerves, and bones in the body are okay.
Healthy sleep: Healthy people fall asleep quickly and sleep well.
A clear overall look: It means that blood circulation is fine.
A good appetite: Healthy people disgust food easily and they don’t want to eat too much. They eat regularly and with pleasure.
Wrinkles, circles under the eyes, and other problems are not always signs of health problems.
Everyone has different genes and physiological traits that determine the speed of aging. This is visible if you look at the Duchesses, Meghan and Catherine: the fact that Catherine looks a little older doesn’t mean she is less healthy.
You can use the tongue to detect health issues
The tongue indicates what is going on inside the body. You can use it to detect problems.
If you find the tip red, it might indicate heart problems or eating too many fast carbohydrates like chocolate and other sweets.
A gray plaque indicates constipation and means that the intestines aren’t functioning properly.
Dark red spots are a sign of anemia.
Yellow plaque may indicate liver-related issues.
Deep lines on the tongue might be a symptom of an ulcer or gastritis.
Nutrition tips for the British Queen
For people who want to live long lives, Dr. Ali gives the following tips:
Try to eat farm-grown foods.
Eat fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canned ones.
Eat enough protein. Vegetarians should replace meat protein with tofu, cottage cheese, almond milk, and other foods.
Replace fruit juices with carrot, apple, ginger, and celery juices.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.
Eat less red meat and replace it with chicken or turkey.
Don’t eat fried food, cheese, mushrooms, and citrus (except oranges and tangerines). Eat as little salt as you can.
Once a week, eat only fruit, vegetable soups, and drink water.
Good meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Dr. Ali gives the following tips: The right quantity, right time and quality of food matters
In the morning, eat light but protein-rich foods like eggs, almonds, and cottage cheese. You can also add fruit, cereals, and yogurts.
Lunch should be the most caloric meal during the day. The best combination is vegetables + protein + carbs like turkey, salad and potatoes, for example. You can eat a dessert that is not too sweet.
Your dinner should be light; it’s better to finish it from 7 pm — 8 pm. Avoid spicy, heavy and sweet foods, it takes a longer time to digest them so the quality of sleep may decrease.
The right posture is the basis of health and beauty
Dr. Ali suggests a simple exercise that can help to keep your back straight:
Stand up or sit down.
Keep your head straight, just imagine that someone is pulling it up.
Put your shoulders back so that you feel comfortable.
Raise your chin until you feel that the neck and shoulder muscles can not stretch anymore.