LIVE HEALTHY AND LONG: KNOW WHAT YOU EAT

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We really don’t know how long we are going to live. Some say it’s all about genetics. What do you think? Is it true? No! not at all. There are lots of ways that can really help us live a long and healthy life. I know it’s not easy and possible to follow all of them, but we can at least follow one such way.

The most possible and the easiest way is changing our food habit. The latest research says that our food habit or diet is the most prime indicator of showing, how long we will live. It also indicates whether we are going to develop any kind of life-shortening chronic diseases or not.

In short, we must know and aware of what we are eating. The most important point is the food we are eating must have those essential ingredients needed to live long and healthy.
Here are some foods that our diet must contain.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:

All colorful vegetables and fruits are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants inhibit or hamper the oxidation. Oxidation produces free radicals that can damage our healthy cells. It can also lead to cancer and can speed up aging. Thus by obstructing oxidation, antioxidants help us by working as a protective shield to our body. Some examples of such vegetables and fruits are spinach, carrots, tomatoes, berries, plums, oranges etc.

OLIVE OIL:

This is perhaps the best fat we should have. It boosts our memory and helps fight inflammation. It helps lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) without affecting the good cholesterol (HDL), thus, protecting the heart as well.

FISH:

Fish contains fatty acids, EPA and DHA. It can boost brain function and our nervous system. It also prevents dementia and joint pain. The Omega-3 in fish can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.

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BEANS:

These are the natural nutritional powerhouses. We must add these 3 to 4 times per week in our diet. It also contains fiber, which helps in digestion and also minimizes the chances of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. It also helps us to lose weight.

NUTS:

It contains cholesterol-free plant protein and other nutrients. It also contains Vitamin E, which helps lower the risk of stroke. But as it contains fat, we must have it in moderation.

MILK:

It contains Vitamin D, which helps the body taking in and use the calcium properly. Thus, it safeguards us from osteoporosis. Vitamin D also lowers the chances of colon, breast, and prostate cancers. Moreover, eating yogurt really helps in digestion.

WHOLEGRAIN:

Learn adding whole grain to the diet. It lowers the chances of having certain types of cancers, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease. It also contains fiber that helps prevent constipation and diverticular disease.

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HEALTHY TIPS:

Lastly, other than changing your diet, there are other factors too! You must consider achieving the “Longer Life” mission. Do some exercises, if not regularly, at least five days a week. Stay away from smoking, alcohol and most importantly oily junk foods. After all, it’s your life you have to take care of it. And always remember, a healthy life is always a happy life.

India Celebrating Hug Day As ‘Jadu Ki Jhappi’ Day

Lovers love to cuddle. Often they search for quiet and secret places to share the bond of love. But, not on 12th of February. The day is celebrated as hug day by couples and lovers. Indians celebrate it as a ‘Jadu ki Jhappi’ day, thanks to the movie Munna Bhai MBBS. In the movie, Sanjay Dutt has played the character of a goon who sets to become a doctor to teach a lesson to his future father-in-law. In his rollercoaster ride to become a doctor, he comes across people who are upset in their respective lives. Munna lifts their moral later in the movie with a ‘Jadu ki Jhappi’ or a hug that comforts the aching soul and enthralls in them, vibes of positivity and happiness.

The ‘Jadu ki Jhappi’ is a day when everyone should simply forget about everything and embrace each other with love and respect. India is one country where the valentine week (7th – 14th February) is not restricted to lovers. The week, in fact, is celebrated among families, friends, siblings, cousins, colleagues, and all those who care about each other.

On the beautiful occasion of hug day, Indians are making sure to hug their near and dear ones because they know that one hug can bring good health and happiness to the life of their loved ones. Scientific studies have shown that hug is good for health. We need as many as 8 hugs a day to stay fit and here is why:

10 Reasons to Hug on This Hug Day

  1. Revs up Open and Honest Conversation: Make your lover happy on hug dayHugs build a sense of trust and security. Hugging makes one feel secure to share deep secrets.
  2. Boosts Oxytocin Levels: One single hug can boost oxytocin levels. Oxytocin is love hormone that heals the feeling of anger and dejection.
  3. Boosts Serotonin Levels: Hug also help boost serotonin levels. A low level of serotonin can cause depression.
  4. Strengthens Immune System: Hug boosts the immune system. Hug activates Solar Plexus Chakra stimulating thymus gland. The gland balances and stimulates the production of white blood cells keeping you healthy and fit.
  5. Exchange of energy: When we hug we exchange energy and strengthen our bond and relationship.
  6. Balances Nervous System: Hugs has a direct role in balancing parasympathetic, an autonomic nervous system where the feeling of sympathy develops. A person who hugs more is likely to be more sympathetic.
  7. Relaxes Muscles: Hugs relax the tensed muscles. While hugging we press our body against the other and help them, indirectly, relax the aching muscles.
  8. Boosts Self-Esteem: On Hug day let us strengthen bond of loveHugging is one of the ways to make someone feel special.
  9. A Give and Take Relation: Hug is not a one-sided act. When we hug the other person also hugs us in turn. So, hug stimulates and teaches the good habit of giving and receiving.
  10. Teaches To Move On: Hug is one warm gesture of love that helps us let go the past and enjoy the present. So, if you have a friend stuck in past memories, hug him/her and help him/her enjoy the present moment.

On this Hug or Jadu ki Jhappi day make your near and dear ones feel happy. Hugging will not only make your loved ones feel special but also it will significantly help them boost a good health.

Also Read: Famous Local Food Destinations In India

What Heredity and Genes Have in Store for You?!

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What Heredity and Genes have in Store for You?!

A Tale of Heredity

This is a short tale of heredity and its unknown implication! June was an athlete. She ran at a great velocity and timing. At the age of 27, she was clearly aware of her aims. Having been a sportsperson, she’d never skipped her regime of workouts and healthy balanced diet. The diet that comprised protein supplements, high-calorie food, and essential nutrients.

She had been scheduled to undergo a surgery for a complicated injury she had during her practice sessions. Likewise, she had been quite mentally prepared for her medical procedure. To follow up, she had taken good care of herself during her pre-surgery month. She had rested and avoided the physical training. The blood reports were at the normal range, except for the one. The thyroid reports did not match to the appropriate range. Filled with pride of being fit, she had ignored them, considering that it might be an erroneous work of the lab technicians.

Furthermore…

She’d plan her meeting with the doctor on an immediate day. Well, the physician upon checking the reports, asked her to repeat the blood tests for thyroid. It was fine at her side. She got her blood-tests repeated. Anxious to know, presuming it to be normal, and eventually, she could be operated and resume her sports practice, heaven had an unusual plan for her. To her surprise, the previous reports were correct. The TSH level was unassumingly higher. She could not control her tears and the shock that had stroked her. It had seeped into her, within days, that her thyroid gland does not at all produce the important hormones, necessary for the efficient metabolism of the body. Her thyroid gland was dead!

To her disappointment, she had to wait for another month because the surgeon had denied the operation. Owing to the reason, that it will be difficult to recover with the high level of TSH. She had been prescribed to take a daily dose of a drug, for life, that will restore the TSH level range. It was hereditary. Her mother took pills daily. It was a case of Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is common among women than men.

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Some More on Heredity

Heredity has a great storage for you! Positive aspects are oblivious, but one is concerned about the impending negative issues. Prevention is better than cure. Having said that, certain disorders do not display regular symptoms. At the same time, one cannot think of the possibility of such grave health issues.

The history of family cases of the health disorders and disease is a significant factor. It is already inscribed in your genes about what will you face and what will you suffer! Basically, the time of its occurrence is dauntingly uncertain. Do not ignore the subtle symptoms.

The slight breathlessness, modification in your bodily shape, recurrence of acidity within few months, changes or blemishes on the skin, abdominal bloat, constipation or irregular bowel movements, coarse hair, incessant hair fall, change in appetite, memory loss, unusual fainting, etc., and unusual signs form basic symptoms, that only you will notice. Keep a check on their return. Subsequently, do not procrastinate the check-up. The more you delay, the complicated it becomes.

Genetic transfer causes diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, reproductive organ-related disease and disorders, epilepsy, asthma, mental illness, and many other numerous syndromes. The human genome is indeed a great treasure trove that unknowingly steers your life! Nonetheless, you have the reins in your hand to control the state from exacerbating.

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