Sunday, January 22, 2012
Do you frequently consume sugar?
Sugar is always used to sweeten a variety of foods or beverages. But if you consume too much sugar, can increase the risk of disease. And the effect was quite horrible for your health. Well, according to the study, the average adult in the United States consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar in one day, while teenagers consume as much as 34 teaspoons of sugar a day.
The following are some bad effects of consuming excess sugar :
1. Increase the risk of diabetes
Consuming sugary drinks, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and sports drinks may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The results of new studies involving more than 310,000 patients stated people who drink 1-2 servings a day of sweet foods had an increased risk of type 2 diabetes by 26 percent.
Consuming sugary drinks tend to cause weight gain, which is a risk factor for diabetes.
2. Increases the risk of heart disease
Eating excessive amounts of fat are not the only one that increases the risk of heart disease. Sugar also plays a direct role in health. A study found people who consumed more than 17.5 percent of calories from sugar about 20-30 percent more likely to have high triglyceride levels.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in blood. When you consume more sugar than required, then the excess sugar in the form of triglycerides stored in fat cells. High levels of triglycerides and low HDL levels contribute to atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a condition of hardening of the arteries that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack.
3. Increase the risk of cancer
"The relationship between sugar and cancer is quite scary. Although not proven that sugar causes cancer growth in the body directly, but obesity may increase the risk of developing some cancers," said Bennett.
Numerous studies have shown a strong association between consumption of sugar and increased cancer risk. Women with very high blood sugar levels are much more likely to suffer from breast cancer.
The ideal daily intake of sugar
Upon the recommendation of the British Nutrition Foundation, a limit on daily sugar intake for a normal adult is 90 grams or not more than half a cup.
Number of 90 grams of sugar has included all types of sugar, either refined sugar or artificial sweetener, also derived from food or drinks that contain sugar.
If someone is eating more than 100 grams of sugar, it can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill the bad bacteria or viruses in the body by 40 percent. The immune system will begin to decrease 30 minutes after food is consumed and will continue to decrease until for 5 hours.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Do you often take care of your nails? Yes, nails for most women is something that should always be clean. especially now that there is the nail tattoo that looks funny, there are tribal motifs, flowers, butterflies and others. Using nail polish and cleaning fluid too often can lead to nail color look dull or lose sparkle.
Thus, Robert Cleary, director of product development from Dashing Diva nail salon in New York, suggests a natural way to restore the natural sheen of the nail. If you usually try to cover up this dull color by applying clear nail polish, this time do scrubbing with lemon skin for one minute. Or soak nails in lemon juice. This fruit contains an oxidizing agent whose effects can brighten up your nails. Then at night before bed, massage the feet and hands nail area with a cream containing alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).
Maybe you do not know what that omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are a type of fat is necessary for health but can not be produced by the body. You must get it through food. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish such as salmon and other seafood. Addition is found in natural sources, omega-3 fatty acids also are found at this time as an active ingredient in health supplements and pharmaceutical products.
Omega-3 fatty acids consist of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Of the three, EPA and DHA are more beneficial to the body and is only obtained from fatty fish, especially fish from cold seas.
Benefits of Omega 3
Benefits of omega-3 evidenced from the Eskimos in the Arctic. Almost none of them fatal heart attack. In fact, they generally only consume marine animals. The secret is in their food, although slight variations but rich in omega-3 fats such as seals, whales and other fish. Marine animals that eat fish and plankton that stores of omega-3 in the cell membrane.
Consumption of these fatty acids make the cell walls of the Eskimos remain elastic and the blood remains liquid so it can survive in very cold weather and preserved from all the heart and blood vessel disease. Therefore, the scientists recommend eating fish at least twice a week.
In addition, omega-3 can also reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and others, and maintaining brain function. Embryos, infants and children need omega-3 (in the form of EPA and DHA) for the growth of their brains.
You'll often forget something? If yes, consume vitamin. :)
The brain is an organ of vital importance. because one function of the brain is to remember. And you may experience memory loss due to various things, including the age factor. But forgetfulness that signifies decreased memory function in the brain can be prevented with some vitamins and other essential nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin D is a nutrient that is needed to maintain mental function and memory. A recent study has proven it.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin B, Vitamin C
This nutrient is very important, because the fatty acids is essential for normal metabolism and can not be synthesized by the body. Vitamin B is a group of water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in cell metabolism. Vitamin C is water soluble vitamin necessary for growth and development
Vitamin D and Vitamin E
This vitamin helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. Vitamin E is fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species are formed when fat is oxidized.
In a study involving 104 men and women, scientists have measured the levels of nutrients in 104 men and women, with average age was 87 years old. The scientists also conducted brain scans to determine brain volume. It also provided six common tests used to assess mental function.
The results of these studies found that people with the highest blood levels of 4 vitamins are, judged to have cognitive test results are higher and have a larger brain volume compared with participants who had low vitamin levels.
While the trans fat content is higher in the blood, were significantly associated with impaired mental ability and brain volume is smaller. Consumption of trans fats also increase the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol levels.
Well, from now on you get used to eating healthy foods, like fish, fruits, vegetables, and stay away from trans fats