Monday, January 16, 2017
Everyone knows that soft-drinks are bad for your health even if its Diet Coke or sugar-free. However, the video above shows an experiment that determines how much sugar in Coke Regular and Coke Zero. Both drinks are first tested in high heat using a nonstick pan. Boiling the soft-drinks will remove the water and the product will caramelize leaving the sugar.
The purpose of the video is to show how much sugar you are consuming when you drink regular soft-drinks. It hopes to lessen your soft-drinks intake and instead drink water or if you really can't avoid it choose diet soft-drinks instead. Type 2 diabetes is no joke, it's expensive and it's a nasty disorder that can lead to deadly complications.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Acid Reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a long term condition in which stomach acid escapes through the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). The contents in your stomach come back up into your esophagus that causes either symptoms or complications. The Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) is a valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus. Acid reflux symptoms includes:
- pain and burning in the chest
- increased salivation (also known as water brash)
- heartburn and nausea
- burping and hiccups
- chronic sore throat
Another nasty symptom of acid reflux is regurgitation, it's a foul acidic taste in your mouth when you not "fully-vomit" in your mouth after a meal. Yes, it's a common experience however, if it occurs most of the time about more than two times a week then you have acid reflux disease. Common risk factors of this disease are obesity, pregnancy, smoking, hiatus hernia, eating large meals, taking certain medicines and lying down after meals.
Another cause for acid refulx is lack of digestive enzymes in which the stomach produces more acid to compensate. This may be caused by old age, poor diet, stress and certain antibiotics that reduces the digestive enzymes required to balance the stomach acid responsible for reflux.
Medications use to get rid of acid reflux includes antihistamines, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants, and sleeping medication.
In addition, a spoonful of sodium bicarbonate, can help reduce or end the gnawing, burning, sensation of heartburn caused by acid reflux. Baking soda, as sodium bicarbonate is more commonly known, can help your reflux and in turn help your heartburn because it is a base substance.
Other ways to relieve acid reflux includes, chewing gum since it increase the flow of saliva that neutralizes stomach acid. Lose weight and eating smaller meals will also help. Avoid smoking since it loosens the LES valve. Avoid foods that are known for causing gas and acid reflux, which includes beans, soda, fatty foods, citrus fruits, tomatoes, coffee and tea.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Low Carb Diet is a diet that usually involves limiting the consumption of carbohydrates like those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. This diet is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables that includes meat, poultry, fish and eggs. It also limit most grains, legumes, fruits, breads, sweets, pastas and starchy vegetables, and sometimes nuts and seeds.
There are different kinds of low-carb diets and each of them has varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates you can eat.
According to an article by Business Insider high-fat, low-carb diet may improve athletic performance. It said that our bodies normally first try to burn through our glycogen energy stores, which are easily accessible and we get from breaking down carbohydrates. After we burn through those glycogen energy stores, our bodies eventually can start getting energy by burning through ketones, energy produced from fatty acids (basically, energy from fat). However, it also said that this diet is not for everyone it may work for some but not for others.
Check out "Big Easy On Low Carb" for more information on low carb lifestyle.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Back pain is very common and it affects most people at some point in their life. It is also the most common illness that cause people to miss work and make people visit their doctors. I also experience back pain from time to time and it can be really sore that I can't even get out of bed. Thankfully there are things that you can do treat it that often will heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional for a long time.
One of the best thing that you can do is stretching. You can do it at home for a few minutes a day. Check out Jen Hilman video below, she shows how to do stretching for back pain. It is very relaxing.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Mediterranean Diet is a type of diet where in it emphasizes in high consumption of plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and legumes combined with olive oil and low consumption of protein. It replaces butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil. Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
According to experts the Mediterranean Diet is not only good for your health and weight it is also good for your brain since it is a great stress management. Stress has a negative impact on your overall health and well-being. It doesn’t only contribute to weight gain and poor sleep, but it also affects your memory as well, according to a research published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Fruits and vegetables contains significant amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other vital nutrients your body needs to function properly, that includes the function of the brain. According to a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating fruits and vegetables improves verbal memory and it also protects from cognitive decline in both men and women.
Mediterranean Diet also promotes eating fish which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which improved immune system, improve memory and brain development. There are also numerous study that show that increasing consumption of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids could greatly improve their working memory.