Body Perfect 101: Do you know eating sugar is also associated with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)? When you consume sugar, the beta cells of the pancreas secrete the hormone insulin. Insulin lowers blood sugar levels and is necessary for body to use glucose, which is used to produce energy. However, if excessive amounts of sugary foods are eaten (such as cookies, soft drinks or pastries and pies), excessive insulin may be secreted, which may drive the blood sugar too low. As a result, people may become shaky and light–headed due to low sugar!
A good night’s sleep restores, repairs and rejuvenates your body. Sleep is important because it is vital for your immune system and your overall health. Sleep also slows down the aging process. Lack of adequate sleep increases your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes as well as a host of other diseases.
Recipe for premature aging: Excess weight (which gradually leads to degenerative disease) sedentary lifestyle, Alcohol, Smoking, sugar – toxins.
Body Perfect 101: A diet high in additives, preservatives, and refined sugar can cause poor concentration, hyperactivity, and aggression. This is because foods high in sugar and additives lack chromium which is removed in the refining process. Chromium is needed for controlling blood sugar levels; when these levels are out of control, it can trigger these behavioral problems.
Body Perfect 101: A diet high in fat, sugar and salt leads to weight gain and increases risk of obesity. Carrying excess weight doesn’t just increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and infertility; it is also associated with fatigue, low self esteem and poor mental and physical performance.
Body Perfect 101: Many fertility experts believe that unhealthy diet, high in fat, sugar and processed foods and low in nutrients essential to fertility, can lead to infertility and increase the chances of miscarriage. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Body Perfect 101: The food we eat is like fuel. It gives our bodies the energy they need to function well. If you don’t make sure that the fuel you pump into your body is of the right quality or quantity, you just won’t feel as healthy of as you could.
Are you overweight? A waistline of above 31 inches for women is overweight and can gradually led to a buildup of degenerative diseases and the men should watch it from 36 inches.
Body Perfect 101: A study reported in the journal of the American Society of Nephrology shows that adults who eat a diet high in fructose (in the form of added sugar, not what you get from fruits) are at an increased risk of high blood pressure
To lose one pound per week, you need to burn 3,500 calories. (You see why people put on weight easily)! They consume 3,500 calories at lunch only in a day, so they end up with flabby thighs, big butts and a protruded stomach. No short cut, you are what you eat and digest!
Are you overweight? A BMI (body mass index) of 25 to 30 is overweight; 30 to 40 is obese; and, over 40 is severely obese. A BMI of less than 18.5 is officially classed as underweight. A BMI of 18.5 to 25 is normal.
A waist line more than 31 inches for women and 35 inches for men is overweight and highly prone to degenerative diseases like diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol etc.
Overweight (obesity) is a serious medical condition that needs expert care. Weight loss is not what you buy over the counter or from the streets…