A storehouse of articles pertaining to diet and nutrition
A FEW STARTLING FACTS ABOUT HEALTH AND NUTRITION………!
ü Men who have less than five hours sleep a night run greater risks of obesity and are more likely to have high levels of blood sugar that could cause diabetes
ü Drinking cola may weaken your bones And it’s not just regular, sugary cola, but also diet and decaffeinated colas that are tied to brittle bones.
ü ONE DOSE OF ANTIBIOTICS KILLS 90% OF ESSENTIAL BACTERIA IN OUR INTESTINES
ü Being overweight puts added pressure on the body’s ability to properly control blood sugar using insulin and therefore makes it much more likely for you to develop diabetes
ü To be of best service to those who depend upon you is only possible when you feel energetic and healthy YOURSELF
ü An alarming 92% of working professionals in urban areas encounter digestive problems owing to wrong eating habits.
ü The food we eat today has only 20% of the nutritional value of what we had a few centuries ago
ü Chewing gum may keep you slim by boosting the metabolic rate by about 20%.
ü Fat carried in the hips and thighs pose lesser heart risk than compared with the kind carried around the abdomen
ü Our brain consists of 85% water and works slower if we don’t replenish our bodies with adequate fluids.
ü Chewing ginger while consuming alcohol saves you from the next morning hangover.
ü Ripe tomatoes contain carotenoid, which defends cells against environmental stress and UV radiation and is the secret to a youthful skin.
ü The most important meal of the day is the breakfast and if you skip it, you are more likely to gain weight
ü The largest organ of our body is skin and the best way to maintain it is through an anti oxidant rich diet.
ü Drinking caffeinated drinks, alcohol and sugar can deplete important nutrients such as magnesium, vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5.from your body.
ü Adequate intake of Vitamin C is needed to increase absorption of iron in the body.
ü Vitamin D can be produced in our bodies from the action of sunlight on the skin
ü 80% of heart disease and 90% of diabetes are tied to unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits
ü Diets with fruits, vegetables and nuts can lower blood pressure and reduce the “bad” cholesterol as effectively as modern medicine
ü Adding fiber to the diet and avoiding highly refined foods can delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.