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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Health Tips for those who care.

I received this email alerting me to the hazards of not watching what we eat or abstain from?

I leave it to you to decide as to whether what is being shared has any scientific truth or basis to it?

Commonsense tells me that these statements do have some sense of truth and reality to it based upon my layman's reasoning.

Here is the article:

The top five cancer-causing foods are:

1. Hot dogs
















Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2. Processed meats and bacon

















Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3. Doughnuts











Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries

















Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process.. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams .

5. Chips, crackers, and cookies
















All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power..

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells. Adults require 7 to 8 hours sleep daily. Children require 9 to 10 hours sleep daily for their brain to develop properly.

Take naps every time you start feeling a bit woozy. That's your body telling you that it needs a break or recharging. A 5 minute or ten minutes short nap or snooze will work wonders for us. Improved eyesight after a nap or short snooze will tell you that your batteries are full bar again.

If you try be a hero and wing it when you are tired, you are just burning off your spare energies and harming yourself in the process.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain. It's like driving with a sputtering engine. You cause more damage to the brain when you force it to work overtime when it needs a siesta.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage. Keep the juice flowing, eh old chap?

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain. Yak yakkety yak yak every now and then. Good for the brain. :D

11. Too much TV is bad for health
Too much TV is bad especially for children. Watching TV before bed is not good and does not promote good deep sleep for the brain to rest well and develop properly.

Watching too much cartoons will also skewer your kids sense of perception and cause them to confuse themselves over facts and fiction.

Remember the many deaths of children trying to be Superman or Spiderman wearing their caped costumes? Well, reality tv is also not beneficial to the young minds. Go easy on what you allow them to watch and digest.

The main causes of liver damage are:
  1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
  2. Not urinating in the morning.Never hold back your urge to pee. Seek the nearest toilet.
  3. Too much eating.Don't be a glutton.
  4. Skipping breakfast.You may be a risk taker but your body needs its sustenance.
  5. Consuming too much medication.You are a human being. Not a pharmacy. :)
  6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
  7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
  8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Vegetables should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts.. Fried vegetables should be finished in one sitting, do not store.
We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.'

Do take care about your health and pass this health advice to those whom you love and care for?

It doesn't hurt to be safe rather than sorry. Don't you agree? Medical bills aren't getting any cheaper, if I may remind you so!

Save your cash and spend it more on health foods. :)
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