British Queen Elizabeth II is 92 years old, but she can still attend several thousand business meetings a year and participate in serious government decision-making. She feels good not only because her health is excellent, but also because she receives professional medical help.
Fortunately for us, one of Her Majesty’s doctors, Mosaraf Ali, shared his secrets with the public. We found the most important insights from Elizabeth II’s personal nutritionist’s book, Dr. Ali’s Nutrition Bible. These are the basic principles of a healthy lifestyle that all members of the royal family follow.
If You Live The Right Lifestyle, 80% Of Diseases Won’t Require A Doctor’s Attention
The most important thing Dr. Ali tries to explain in his book is that if you are healthy, your body can handle most of the problems that arise. Colds, cuts, mild inflammation, injuries, and even fractures – a healthy body doesn’t need a lot of medical attention to treat these problems.
Our job is to keep our body healthy so that it is capable of fighting both internal and external attacks.
How To Understand How Healthy You Are
Here are some things that Dr. Ali recommends paying attention to in order to understand whether you are in shape or not:
Psychological and physical endurance: Healthy people wake up refreshed, spend the day actively, and only get tired at night.
Straight back: This means that all the muscles, nerves, and bones in the body are fine.
Healthy Sleep: Healthy people fall asleep quickly and sleep well.
A clear overall look: it means that the blood circulation is good.
A good appetite: healthy people are not repulsed by food and do not want to eat too much. They eat regularly and with pleasure.
Wrinkles, dark circles, and other problems are not always signs of health problems. We all have different genes and physiological characteristics that determine the speed of aging. This is visible if you look at the Duchess, Meghan, and Catherine – just because Catherine looks a bit older doesn’t mean she’s less healthy.
Tip: Be on the lookout for the first signs of health problems. If you tire faster, sleep worse, or eat more or less than normal, you should see a specialist.
You Can Use The Tongue To Detect Health Issues
The tongue is a great indicator of what is going on inside the body. You can use it to detect problems.
If the tip is red, it could indicate heart problems or eating too many fast carbohydrates, such as chocolate and other sweets. A gray plaque indicates constipation and means that the intestines are not working 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.
- A wrinkled tongue with a transparent layer of saliva means that you lack water.
Tip: Look at your tongue every now and then when looking in the mirror. If the color has changed or you can see some plaque or wrinkles, you should see a specialist.
Nutrition Tips For The British Queen
Nutrition is one of the most important things for our health. For people who want to live a long life, Dr. Ali offers the following tips:
- If you can, 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.
- Stop eating 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.
Tip: be careful what you eat. Not everyone can buy farm-produced food, but everyone can cut back on smoked, fried, and snacking.
Good Meals For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner
Not only does the quantity and quality of food matter, but timing is also an important factor. Dr. Ali gives the following tips:
In the morning, eat light but protein-rich foods, such as eggs, almonds, and cottage cheese. You can also add fruits, cereals, and yogurt.
Lunch should be the most caloric meal of the day. The best combination is vegetables + protein + carbohydrates like turkey, salad, and potatoes, for example. You can have a dessert that is not too sweet.
Your dinner should be light; it is best to finish between 7 pm — 8 pm. Avoid spicy and heavy foods and sweets; they take longer to digest, so the quality of sleep may decrease.
Tip: Prepare the menu a week in advance and bring healthy food to work. “Heavy” foods should be eaten in the first half of the day.
The Right Posture Is The Basis Of Health And Beauty
Dr. Ali recommends a simple exercise that can help keep your back straight:
- Stand up or sit down.
- Keep your head straight — 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 are not tense any more
Tip: Use this technique when you feel the tension in your back, neck, or shoulder muscles. Repeat regularly to maintain correct posture.
It turns out that the Royal Family’s healthy lifestyle principles aren’t that complex and are good for everyone. Do you have any tips that people should follow to look good and feel good?
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