10 “Mistakes” you make without realizing it in everyday life
10 “mistakes” you make without realizing it in everyday life
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we all do things we don’t even think about. This is called automation. Very often, however, it is precisely these automatisms that are not as good for us as we think, or that unconsciously make our lives more difficult. In the following article, you will find out the 10 things you should pay more attention to in the future.
1. Drink coffee as soon as you wake up
Many of them “need” a cup of coffee in the morning to be able to wake up or so we think. The natural biorhythm already ensures that between 8 and 9 a.m. the stress hormone hydrocortisone is released in abundance, making you feel awake. If you drink coffee during this period, you will therefore not benefit from the effect of caffeine, because your organism cannot wake up any more than it already is anyway. It is, therefore, better to drink your coffee after 9 am to give your body an energy boost.
2. Stir the sugar into the coffee in a circular motion
Speaking of coffee, those who drink their coffee with sugar should not stir it in circular motions but move the spoon up and down. This not only dissolves and distributes the sugar in the drink much faster but also limits spillage.
3. Eating too fast
Between all the activities that accumulate in our daily life, we rarely have the opportunity to take our meals in peace, especially at noon. However, we must ensure that we allow ourselves enough time to eat. As the stomach takes about 20 minutes on average to realize that it is full, it has been proven that you eat less as soon as you eat more slowly. This helps prevent unnecessary weight gain.
4. Watch TV while eating
It’s also best to avoid watching TV while eating because if you focus all of your attention on your food, you’ll enjoy it more and at the same time you’ll be able to listen to your body better. It also reduces the risk of weight gain.
5. Drink a glass of water after a meal
After a meal, it is better to avoid drinking a glass of water, because it, even more, shields the stomach and gives the impression of having eaten too much. It is best to drink water before meals to prepare the stomach for the upcoming food intake.
6. Using Teflon at temperatures that are too high
Teflon pans can be dangerous if you use them incorrectly. Indeed, at more than 250°C, they release toxic substances which can be carcinogenic if inhaled. Meat and other foods that require high temperatures to cook should therefore be prepared in an iron skillet
7. Heat plastic containers in the microwave
Disposable plastic, often found in ready meals, has no place in the microwave. Not only can it melt and make your food inedible, but it can also release chemicals that are harmful to your health. It is, therefore, best to heat your food on a microwave-safe plate.
8. Not washing cans before consuming the contents
Tin cans are touched so often in supermarkets that they are a veritable breeding ground for germs and bacteria. So it’s best to rinse cans before consuming them to prevent those same germs and bacteria from getting into your food when you decant it.
9. Store tomatoes at room temperature
Should tomatoes be kept cool or not? Yes and no. Tomatoes should best be stored at 12°C. On the other hand, at around 7°C, the refrigerator preserves tomatoes better, but they can lose their flavor. Therefore, you can put them in the fridge, but let them “warm up” at room temperature for a while before consuming them.
10. Eat burgers linearly
The best way to eat a burger: is in a circle, rather than in a linear fashion. If you turn the burger after each bite, you prevent the ingredients from falling on the other side. It avoids unnecessary mess on the plate.
These are not real “mistakes”, of course, but with these tips and tricks, you can make your daily life much safer and more relaxed. You can not find it?