An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
In an article published online on October 11, 2011 in the journal PLoS Medicine, Dr Jamie Engert at McGill University in Montreal and his associates report that the risk conferred by a gene variant known to be a strong marker for cardiovascular disease is minimized by consuming a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. “We know that 9p21 genetic variants increase the risk of heart disease for those that carry it,” explained Dr Engert, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. “But it was a surprise to find that a healthy diet could significantly weaken its effect.”
The researchers genotyped four variants in the 9p21 chromosome region of 8,114 participants in the INTERHEART study, a case-control study of men and women of varying ethnic backgrounds that compared those who had had an acute non-fatal heart attack to similar subjects without heart disease. Additionally, 9p21 variants were analyzed in 19,129 participants in the FINRISK study, of whom 1,014 had cardiovascular disease. Dietary questionnaires ascertained the frequency of intake of vegetables, fruits and other foods.
Foot, leg, back, or neck pain may indicate that posture is out of balance, with increased potential risk of injury when stressed. Many athletes discover poor posture is the root cause of many sports injuries. Visit a chiropractor or sports physiologist for diagnostic help when pain recurs or persists to prevent further injury.
Many artificial sugars may not raise blood sugar, but may still increase insulin levels due to the body’s reaction to the taste. Increased insulin levels lead to insulin insensitivity, hypoglycemia, metabolic syndrome, and eventually diabetes. Minimize or eliminate artificial sugars to prevent obesity and blood sugar disorders.
Each day the average person’s muscles are inactive 72% of the day, even if they exercise. Since sedentary time is a health risk, keep moving even after you leave the gym
Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day.
People who have something sweet to eat a few times a week have a lower body fat percentage than those who indulge less often, reports the Archives of Internal MedicineI. Even though chocolate eaters consume more calories overall and usually exercise less. HUH? The antioxidants in cocoa called epicatechins may rev up your metabolism, which helps offset the calories from the sweet goodness, researchers say. To keep your waistline in check, limit yourself to 100 calories of dark chocolate per day.
Chlorella, barley grass, wheat grass, and many green drinks contain natural detoxification agents that pull toxins and heavy metals from tissues in the body for disposal. Exercise, sweating, and saunas are also natural methods for removing toxins from the body through the skin. Detoxification requires additional water intake to prevent dehydration. Consider any or all of these methods of detoxification when toxic overload is suspected.