Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
According to a recent study, those who are getting less than 6 hours of sleep are more likely to increase their chances to develop diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
The clustering of risk factors that includes high cholesterol, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides, abdominal (central) obesity, and high blood pressure is known as metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Jang Young Kim of Yonsei University in South Korea said that the people who lacks sleep should be aware of the risks of developing metabolic syndrome, which could lead them to suffer from life threatening and chronic diseases."
Their research is composed of 2,600 adults they were studied for more than 2 years and found that participants who didn’t get at least 6 hours of sleep a night were 41% more likely to develop metabolic syndrome than individuals who got 6 to 8 hours of sleep. The subjects underwent medical exams and shared their medical history.
The team followed up on the subjects after 2 and half years and 560 (22%) of them developed metabolic syndrome. Sleep deprivation was linked to about 30% increased risk of high blood sugar and excess belly fat, as well as 56% higher odds of hypertension, compared to those who have ample sleep.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Losing weight is a lifestyle change and there are no magic pill it's hard work and sacrifice. Eating fruits instead of junk foods is a great way to lose weight. Fruits have low calories and are full of vitamins and nutrients. Fruit also keep you full longer. Fruits can be taken for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or snacks in between meals.
A new research shows that eating certain fruits can help you burn fat and speed up weight-loss. If you want to know which fruits then keep on reading.
Avocado - it may contain high amount of fat but those fats are good for you. It has high amounts of omega 9 fatty acids, they are monosaturated fats that have high health benefits for your body. It also elevate the rate of fat conversion to energy that improves your metabolism. Avocados are also appetite suppressant it can help you stop craving for more food.
Apple - this fruit contains high amount of fibre and low in calories. It also a delicious substitute for potato chips as snack in between meals. Apple contains vitamins B and C, antioxidants and minerals that are good for your body.
Blueberries - it has huge amounts of antioxidants and fat burning properties. Like avocados, it also helps you increase your metabolism that helps yous burn more calories. This fruit has also low glycaemic index that can lessen your sugar intake, really beneficial for diabetics.
Grapefruit - this fruit has high water content that helps you keep your stomach full. It also helps cleanse your body from toxins, and keeps you hydrated. The fruit also contain enzymes that burn calories.
Coconut - this helps you increase your metabolism by 30%. With less calories this fruit will keep you full, and less calories means more weight loss.
Pomegranates - this fruit contains polyphenols antioxidant that boost your body's metabolism. It also cleanse your body of toxins.
Lemons - this fruit is a very effective toxins cleanser it helps detoxify your liver. Your liver plays an important role in digesting food and burning fat. Lemons helps your body prevent fat accumulation.