Water and its contribution to optimal digestion!

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Water is the vital fluid that has no calories; humans cannot last for more than 3 days without water. An adult who performs regular physical activity in normal thermal and moisture conditions needs 1.5-2 liters of drinking water per day. Typically, this amount can vary considerably depending on the climate (water requirement in the desert is 1 liter per hour), on physical and mental effort and on the diet type.

Water content in the human body depends on age, sex and personal degree of adiposity. A young person will have higher water content than an older one. Men have an average of 55% water content, while women have 50% water content due to the increased development of the adipose tissue.

Water is the only liquid that effectively hydrates the body and physiologically quenches thirst, while also ensuring intake of minerals. No fluid food can replace water on the long-term without causing metabolic disorders and without health to be affected. Daily water requirement is different depending on weight, age, climate and physical effort.

Note! Do not mistake thirst for hunger; when you are hungry you may in fact be thirsty! With age, the confusion gets worse and industrially refined foods contribute to the disruption of food behaviors.

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Obesity and its consequences on your health!

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Obesity is the most common metabolic disease. Besides aesthetic or social aspects of obesity, it is a real danger because of the diseases it can cause; obesity can eventually affect the quality of life and significantly reduce life expectancy.

If you have weight problems, the first thing you need to become aware of is that you are addicted. Yes, you are addicted to fattening foods that trigger an unhealthy lifestyle. One of the most important factors in fighting against obesity is giving up the sedentary lifestyle and adopting an active lifestyle and positive thinking.

Important: make sure you monitor your sleeping periods! The duration and regularity of sleep is essential in preventing overweight and obesity.

Obesity affects health irreparably!

The most important diseases associated with obesity are cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson).

Morbid obesity causes an increase of 70% of coronary artery diseases and doubles the number of deaths caused by acute myocardial infarction. Recent studies have shown that for every ten percent gained weight, the prevalence of coronary artery disease increases by 20%. In contrast, weight loss increases cardiovascular risk by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Gaining weight increases mortality by 20%

Diabetes is strongly associated with obesity; nowadays are talk more and more about “diabesity” which is  considered one of the top five causes of death. For a diabetic, a weight loss of about 10 kg will determine an increase in his life expectancy of 35%.

Gall bladder cancers, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovaries cancer occur in 40% of obese people

Obesity can also cause or exacerbate the following pathologies: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, gout, infertility, liver disease, pancreatitis, gynecological complications and obstructive sleep apnea.

Last but not least, obesity severely affects the QUALITY OF LIFE; people suffering from this disease are often stigmatized and discriminated. Obese people have a negative perception of their own image which is also supported by other people.


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Tips on how to eat in a wholesome and correct way

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Strong and healthy is he who knows himself. Knowing oneself means to free oneself from models that have been imposed throughout one’s life, models that don’t do any good and pull one back. Applying a basic common sense can serve as a guide for self discovery and improve our relation with food.

Frugality
This can be achieved gradually, reducing by 10-30% the amount of food consumed during the day. The main food consumption must occur during breakfast, which should never be skipped. Over consumption is the cause of poor digestion, fermentation and putrefaction processes in the digestive tract, generating toxins.

Strict customizing of the diet
We are unique and unequal to food, according to what nutrition science asserts. It is therefore necessary to know the real needs of our body. For this we have to be aware of the signals that our body sends out.

Always take into consideration live food!
It is extremely beneficial to introduce in our diet at least some raw vegetables and fruit, while testing each and every one’s effect on our digestion.

Compliance with the crononutrition principles
Adapt food consumption based on the daily biorhythm, the season and the place we live in as well.

Cook at home more often and eat cooked food
Basic everyday food should be cooked at home. Canned food, ready foods should be eaten only in case of emergency. If you do not have time to cook during the week, when time allows you try cooking a larger amount of food and divide it into portions to be frozen and eaten later.

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