Why You consume Soft drinks?

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Today’s talk is about Soft Drinks. Why you consume soft drinks? You really love them, Are you sure ? You love them as a drink for energy? or for taste? or for your digestion? For what reason you consume soft drinks? You can answer it in the comments. So give the the answer first and then read further.

What is soft drink? It is a high fructose, caffeinated beverage.

Consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks and fructose is strongly associated with an increased risk of Gout in men, finds study published by The British Medical Journal.

Okay, don’t consider that it is risky for only men. It is not at all beneficial to any age human. Not for women , not for your child , because soft drink consumption is associated with aggression, depression and suicidal thoughts in adolescents. Aggression , attention problems and withdrawal behavior are all associated with soft drink consumption in young children.

You may find soft drinks beneficial when you are thirsty in summers, especially. But that is only for your mind. Soft drinks doesn’t serves any benefit for your dehydration. The first fluid you drink to re-hydrate following a period of dehydration should be plain water not a sugar-ladden drink.

New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. “The consumption of soft drinks during and following exercise in the heat does not re-hydrate,” the researchers explained. ”

Have you find any other good reason to drink sot drinks at anytime for any need?

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Are you sprinkling Salt or Plastic ?

Hello Readers,  Coming back after so long with this post ,  An eye opener post.  Always love to share healthy information and here again with that.

Presently every food contains some unwanted unhealthy nutrients. either to keep them fresh for long or during their production/manufacturing or for taste betterment. Today’s information is on Salt, the basic needed ingredient in almost every meal.

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain micro-plastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia.

The study, which has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, analyzed 39 various salt brands globally, showing that plastic contamination in sea salt was highest, followed by lake salt, then rock salt – an indicator of the levels of plastic pollution in the areas where the salt was sourced.Only three of the salt brands studied did not contain any microplastic particles in the replicated samples.

Recent studies have found plastics in sea food, wildlife, tap water, and now in salt. It’s clear that there is no escape from these plastics crisis, especially as it continues to leak into our waterways and oceans,” said Mikyoung Kim, Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia. “We need to stop plastic pollution at its source. For the health of people and our environment, it is incredibly important that corporations reduce their reliance on throwaway plastics immediately.”

The study highlights Asia as a HotSpot for global plastic pollution meaning that the ecosystem and human health in Asian marginal seas could potentially be at greater risk because of severe maritime micro-plastics pollution.

Assuming intake of 10 grams per day of salt, the average adult consumer could ingest approximately 2000 micro-plastics each year through salt alone, as the study suggest.

“The findings suggest that human ingestion of micro-plastics via marine products is strongly related to plastic emissions in a given region,” said Professor Kim, Seung-Kyu, corresponding author of the study. “In order to limit our exposure to micro-plastics,preventative measures are required, such as controlling the environmental discharge of mismanaged plastics and more importantly, reducing plastic waste” he added.

So that’s it guys , Reduce your plastic use for your upcoming generation’s health and of-course for your health. See what you are eating at present and what people will eat in future – Plastic Plastic and Plastic ?

Reference : Greenpeace International

 

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Save your Children from STRESS…

Stress is very common condition. You can see it in every human being. There is no one who haven’t deal with the stress once in a lifetime. Most of the time Stress occurs because of the situations, post-traumatic , hormonal imbalance, etc.

Being an adult you can understand what is stress in your feeling and how to deal with it. But in case of children, they doesn’t have any knowledge about stressful feelings, what to do with that feelings so they can’t handle it with their mental situation.

The sources of stress can be external such as a problem at school, changes in the family,  conflict with a friend. Anxious feelings can also be caused by child’s internal feelings like doing well in studies , doing more of their interests.

  • Big changes in the family like divorce, a death or a birth of new sibling.
  • Constantly running from one activity to another can cause a great deal of stress for children, who usually need some me-time every once in while.
  • Children who are bullied often feel embarrassed about being targeted and they may hide the bullying from parents or teachers for fear of drawing attention to their perceived weaknesses.

Parents have to take care of all this things. 

  • Try to understand mental status of your child.
  • Don’t force your child to do the things in which they have least or no interest.
  • Make they to study in stress-free environment at home.
  • Behave like a friend & help them to solve their problems wisely.
  • Try to improve their weaknesses without putting them into competitions for that particular weakness.

Childhood traumas such as living in an abusive home or being neglected, can contribute to a wide array of problems down the road,  including drug and alcohol addiction, depression and anxiety & even Cardiovascular diseases. 

It is very important to save your child from having stress in their early life because chronic stress and anxiety leads to mood disorders & anxiety disorders in Adulthood. 

 

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.

 

Fiber Rich Foods For Daily Consumption.

What is fiber?

Dietary fiber is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants. There are two types of fiber – Soluble fiber which dissolves in water, it slows down digestion & Insoluble fiber helps in smooth and ease defecation.

Usually we should consume foods which are high in fiber daily. So that we can prevent any health problems related to constipation, indigestion and all. When a nutrionist  suggest his/her patients a high fiber diet , which means the patients have some issues related to indigestion – constipation or something else. There may be various reasons for particular condition of patient but what I am try to say is our daily diet should include high fiber foods to prevent any health conditions.

Let’s jump into the foods which contain high fiber are :

  • Apple (1 medium) – 5 gms of dietary fiber
  • Pear (1 medium) – 6 gms of dietary fiber
  • Sweet potato (1 medium) – 4gms of dietary fiber
  • Broccoli (1 medium stalk) – 3 gms of dietary fiber
  • Green beans (3/4th cup) – 3gms of dietary fiber
  • Onion (1 medium) – 3 gms of dietary fiber
  • Avocado (1/2) – 5 gms of dietary fiber
  • Black beans (1/2 cup cooked) – 8 gms of dietary fiber
  • Lentils (1/2 cup cooked) – 8 gms of dietary fiber

 

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Based on energy intake, a level of about 40g of fiber/2000 Kcal in a diet is considered reasonably safe by Indian council of Medical Research.Intakes in excess of 60 g of fibre over a day can reduce the absorption of nutrients and may cause irritation in the bowel apart from diarrhoea.

Dietary fibers can lower the glycemic impact of foods, which can be especially beneficial for people managing their blood sugar levels. A high fiber diet can reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension and heart diseases. Also helps in weight loss and weight management.

Information given above are in very short and sweet manner. If you want to know more in detail then do let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading. Improve your daily diet now if you prefer more on junk.

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Q & A about your Heart

I came across this useful information about Heart-Health through one of my professor’s Facebook page , thus I thought I should share it with you all guys. Just go through it, it is very beneficial.

A chat with Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya (Famous Heart Specialist) Bangalore, was arranged by WIPRO for its employees. The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.

Q: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
A:
1. Diet – Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise – Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week;
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control BP – Blood pressure and Sugar

Q: Can we convert fat into muscles?

A: It is a dangerous myth. Fat and muscles are made of two different tissues, fat is fat … Ugly and harmful… Muscle is muscle. Fat can never be converted into a muscle.

Q: It’s still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?

A: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Q: Are heart diseases hereditary?

A: Yes.

Q: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?

A: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Q: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?

A: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints.

Q: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?

A: Mother Teressa, who was my patient.

Q: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?

A: Extremely rare.

Q: Does cholesterol accumulate right from an early age (I’m currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?

A: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Q: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?

A: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body’s enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Q: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?

A: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Q: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?

A: Fruits and vegetables are the best and oil is the worst.

Q: Which oil is better – groundnut, sunflower, olive?

A: Oils do no good for humans.

Q: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?

A: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Q: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?

A: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit, since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Q: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.

A: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

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ALERT for NIGHT OWLS

Night owl – A person who is habitually active or wakeful at night.
Lark – A person who habitually gets up early and feels energetic early in the day.

We all know that sleeping at late night causes lots of disadvantages. And that disadvantages are not temporary what we feel on next day morning. But that affect through out your life. Ayurveda has given ideal time for sleep i.e. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. which is best for your body and mind. Medical Science has also proven that late night sleeping is associated with many diseases and disorders.

In today’s generation it is most common thing, I don’t think we should mention it as a problem cause It has became a habit now (by choice). Reasons behind that vary on what type of person you are , Students have to be awake for studies – exams , same way job workers has also some deadlines for completion of work , some people just spend time on social media till late night. Eveningness is also associated with unhealthy diet habits (more fat intake) which leads to increase risk of cardiometabolic diseases. In geriatrics eveningness is associated with depression and mood disorders.

Late night persons also experience greater “social jetlag”, which is caused by going to bed and waking up later on non-working days compared to working days. Greater social jetlag is also associated with overweight.

People who wake up late have an internal biological clock that doesn’t match their external environment. Ultimately it may results in to long term problems – increase prevalence of wide variety of diseases or disorders, including diabetes, psychological, neurological, respiratory and gastrointestinal/abdominal disorders.
Night owls have 10% higher risk of dying sooner than larks according to a study from Northwestern Medicine and University of Survey in UK.

Continue reading “ALERT for NIGHT OWLS”

Coffee Coffee and Coffee

Coffee is the one of the most common consumed beverages worldwide and have positive health benefits.

Today I am sharing all great benefits of drinking coffee daily.

People who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes & kidney disease. People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn’t drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day – 18 percent reduced chances of death.

Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play an important role in cancer prevention. Coffee may also increase elimination of steroids. Whether you like your coffee black, decaf, half-caff or even instant, feel free to drink up. Coffee consumption decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. Caffeine alone is not responsible for coffee’s protective properties.

The levels of beneficial compounds per serving of coffee vary depending on the bean, roast and brewing method.“said Stephanie Schmit, PHD, MPH.

(All information are based on the scientific studies.)

Conclusion : COFFEE CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO A HEALTHY DIET & LIFESTYLE.

Happy World Health Day

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The less you eat , The longer you live.

The truth revealed years ago has its great effectiveness. The less you eat, the longer you live. As on current bases you will find the advise that ‘Eat less than your Hunger at a time.’ But actually it is suitable for the whole life. You have to reduce your calorie intake (if it is more than adequate) for your healthy life. Science behind this is here….

Calorie Restriction (CR) is a dietary intervention with potential benefits for healthspan improvement & lifespan extension.

The effects of calorie restriction on humans showed that cutting calorie intake by 15% for 2 years slowed aging and metabolism and protected against age-related disease.

Calorie Restriction decreased systemic oxidative stress, which has been tied to age-related neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease as well as cancer , diabetes, and others.

“Restricting calories can slow your basal metabolism, an if by-products of metabolism accelerate aging processes, calorie restriction sustained over several years may help to decrease risk of chronic disease and prolong life.”says Leanne M.Redman, associate professor of Clinical Sciences at Pennington Biomedical Research in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Menopause & Mediterranean Diet

Menopause is the ceasing of the monthly menstruation cycle and the end of female fertility.

Menopause, with its decline in estrogen level , speeds a women’s loss of bone mass, increasing her risk of bone thinning disease osteoporosis and broken bones. Menopause and aging also reduces muscle mass. Decline in skeletal muscle mass and strength in older people are major contributors to increased illness, reduced quality of life and higher death rates.

The Mediterranean diet has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and certain other chronic diseases.

A new study of post menopausal women in Brazil finds that a Mediterranean diet is also beneficial for an older women’s bones and muscles. The researchers reported finding higher bone mass and muscle mass in postmenopausal women who adhered to a Mediterranean diet than those who did not. This way of eating involves a high intake of fruits and vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil and seeds; moderately high fish intake; low saturated fat, diary and red meat consumption; & regular but moderate drinking of Red wine.

Mediterranean diet could be useful as nonmedical strategy for the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures in postmenopausal women.

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1ST BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY

Hello, lovely and (hope so) healthy readers….. So happy to share some information about healthy products for your life today. By the way my this Blog turns 1 today and thank you so much for all the support you all have given me in 1 year. Hope you all will continue showering your love and support to my blog. Cause at the end you are becoming healthy and quiet knowledgeable about your health or health of your family and friends.

I am using an olive oil spray since a year now. It is a bit famous in US , Canada , most of the countries than India. In India every one loves the tasty food no matter it’s healthy or not…. Though many regular gym persons , celebs , models and healthy people nowadays know and use the olive oil in their daily life. I know olive oil is not affordable in India for middle class families. But here I come for you all, giving an affordable product information.

Cooking sprays are not famous for daily usage in home I think, I haven’t seen or listen about using cooking sprays surrounding me. Spray gives less amount of oil than the spoon. Cooking sprays are best to cook parathas , omelet , salad, tikkas, cutlet and  also curries. I am using olive oil spray for everything I mentioned above but most commonly in making of an Omelet & roasting the breads. This prevents use of so much amount of unhealthy oil and butter.

If you all want to start a healthy life now than here is link for the products …Spraylite have a variety of cooking sprays like natural, olive oil, butter flavor, coconut oil, rice bran oil. For every individual they have choice. Start using these and control your oil intake which is the best decision for your Health.

Links are here to buy your favorite cooking spray :

Do participate in the GIVEAWAY for getting 1 free : Follow me on Instagram and tell your  favorite recipe with the use of olive oil . (in Instagram Comments).

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