Showing posts with label Healthy Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthy Life. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Could Avocado Reduce Metabolic Syndrome? - Part 2 - Healthy Life 21

You may read the previous posting (Part 1):

- The Rainbow Before Evening : Could Avocado Reduce Metabolic Syndrome? - Part 1 – Healthy Life 21 



Image 1- Half cut of avocado.

Since they boost metabolism, thus these two type of fats may reduce risk of:

- heart disease
- stroke
- and type 2 diabetes.

It is believed that the avocado could improve our immune system to fight of micro pathogens.



Image 2- Sunset seen from a port in our city



Image3- Pile of avocados in the grocery

Avocado is good quality of diet, and very delicious for me. We consume this fruit at least twice a month. They are sold in many groceries include Walmart and Mexican grocery.

It riches in nutrition as well. In generally speaking, the fruit contains:

- 20 vitamins, some of them are A, C, E, K, B6.
- minerals (magnesium, potassium)
- antioxidants (carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin)

Have you ever tasted avocado?

Do you like its?

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Saturday, 11 June 2022

Could Avocado Reduce Metabolic Syndrome? - Part 1 – Healthy Life 21

The Metabolic Syndrome is also known as syndrome that relate to insulin resistance. Then may causes to health problems (NIH, 2022: What Is Metabolic Syndrome?) 



Image 1- Five avocados on the plate

The combine conditions that believe to responsible for “Metabolic Syndrome” such as:

- increasing blood pressure
- high blood sugar
- excess body fat around the waist
- and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels

These combination conditions may lead to increase risk of many diseases.



Image 2- Walking path, just illustration



Image 3- Avocado, sold at local grocery, Walmart

The following diseases which are relating to metabolic syndrome, include:

- heart disease and stroke
- type 2 diabetes

Studies indicated that avocado could reduce metabolic syndromes. One of studies was reported by Jamshiod Tabeshpour et al at Phytotherapy Research in 2017.

Avocado contains two types of fats to boost metabolism, they are:

- monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fats

# To be continued to Part 2

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Monday, 6 June 2022

Why are We Getting Obese Nowadays? - Part 2 – Healthy Life 20

You may read the previous posting (Part 1):

- The Rainbow Before Evening : Why are We Getting Obese Nowadays? - Part 1 – Healthy Life 20



Image 1- Sweet cookies sold in the market

Some experts suggested the following possible reasons (needed to be studied furthermore):

1) Due to life style or behaviors or habits

- Life style such as infant with less or without breast-fed are obese more than infants with breast-fed more than 3 months

- Increasing of drug using especially prescription drugs which in fact relate to obesity.



Image 2- Walking path in neighborhood, illustration only



Image 3- A cute cat, illustration

2) Due to environmental changes

- Changing of our microorganisms in our intestines. It is believed the current type of gut microorganisms are relate to weight gain.

- We probably expose to more chemical environments such as food processing and pesticides. These lead to disturbing of hormonal work in the body, then to cause obesity.

Should we back to old days?

What do you think?

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Friday, 27 May 2022

Why are We Getting Obese Nowadays? - Part 1 – Healthy Life 20

The fact that Americans are getting obese and obesity generally, whether they are:

- kids
- teenagers
- or adults.



Graph 01- Obesity among younger increase over time.

These data are recorded for more than 50 years in respect to ages and sexes differences.

Data for kids and teenagers were taken several times from period of 1963 to 2014 (please see Graph 01).

In case of adults, both women and men tend to obese. But women more obese than men since 1960.

The data continue to periods of 2013 to 2014 as shown on Graph 02 at below.



Graph 02 – Increasing of obesity between men and women



Image- White azalea, blooming

Surprisingly that the following facts are not changes or static or almost the same for 50 years:

- Eating the same amount of food
- Doing the same amount of physical exercises.

Surprisingly, in average, Americans consume the same quantities of:

- calories
- fat and protein

The question then why are We getting obese nowadays?

# To be continued to Part 2

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

What are Health Benefit of Eating Mango? - Part 2 – Health Life 19

You may read previous posting (Part 2):

- The Rainbow Before Evening : What are Health Benefit of Eating Mango? - Part 1 – Health Life 19



Image 1- Mango sold in Walmart grocery.

As fruits, mango rich in vitamin. Sure, it also contains carbohydrate and minerals. Let’s see the contents:

- Vitamin (C, A, B6 and E)
- Iron
- Calcium
- Zinc
- Gallotannins
- Mangiferin
- Antioxidants
- Protein
- Low calories and fats



Image 2- Walking or jogging path at neighborhood



Image 3- Little sago palm trees for sale



Image 4- Mango trees in Florida, USA

Result of internet searching that mango has some health benefits:

- Improve immune system
- Help heart health
- Stimulate digestive health
- Lower cholesterol level and Improve skin health

My own reasons to eat mango:

- It could improve my health (improve immunity) during winter
- Make me feel fresh, especially mango juice during hot summer

Do you like to eat mango? What is your reason?

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Saturday, 30 April 2022

What are Health Benefit of Eating Mango? - Part 1 – Health Life 19

It is started to have mango fruit season in our city, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No, not local product, but from elsewhere:

- across America

- foreign countries



Fig 01- A kind of mango sold in groceries.

Domestic and import mangoes may be come from places such as (just for few examples):

- Florida
- California
- Hawaii
- Puerto Rico
- Brazil
- Peru
- Guatemala
- Mexico



Fig 02- Blooming in the spring



Fig 03- Spring time at neighborhood



Fig 04- Fresh mangoes in the boxes

The price as usually start from expensive as right now, then to be cheaper and cheaper.

Current cost is quite expensive about $ 110 cents per mango, but slowly will reduce to $ 10 cents per mango only.

In late August, most groceries store sell a box of mangoes for US$ 3 to US$ 5. One box contains 24 to 36 mangoes.

Contradict to USA market, mango in the countries such as Mexico has no seasons. It is mean that we may find mango year round or at any time.

# To be continued to part 2

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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

May Smartphones Lead You Older Quickly? - Part 2 – Health Life 18

You may read previou part (Part 2):

- The Rainbow Before Evening : May Smartphones Lead You Older Quickly? - Part 1 – Health Life 18



Fig 01- Smart phones sold in Walmart

Tech neck also called a “text neck which refer to neck pain due to look down at screen for quite longer.

Tech neck could:

- stress muscles and skin
- then cause pain and stiffness to neck and shoulder.

Pain in the long run may lead to headaches.

Tech neck is wrinkle, pain and headache that make people look older.



Fig 02- Looking down while walking



Fig 03- A cute cat, just for illustration

Another problem with using cell phone too much is “digital dementia.” It is because users depend everything on cell phone, include information.

Then it leads to “the breakdown of cognitive abilities,” where cell phones dependent losses short term memories.

Moreover, If we look down our electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops and tabloids, let’s say more than 4 hours daily, then we may have problems relate to aging.

Finally, how many hours a day that you look down to your cell phone or other electronic devices?

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Friday, 1 April 2022

May Smartphones Lead You Older Quickly? - Part 1 – Health Life 18

As reported by bankmycell (2022) that there are about 6.64 billion smartphones in the world. It is mean around 83.7% people have own smartphones.

Almost every bodies have smartphones.



Fig 01- Tech neck due to look down to mobile phone 
(credit to Dreamtime)

Then, what is relationship between smartphone and health issues or smartphones affect on let’s say aging?

We might know that a lot of factors or combine factors may lead to aging faster. Just for few example are:

- Lack of sleep (normal sleep is 6 to 8 hours a day).
- Smoking
- Drinking
- sunlight
- Sitting more than normal.



Fig 02- Just for illustration

I am quite surprise that mobile phone may cause aging quickly.



Fig 03- Wild flowers, illustration only

Why?

How?



Fig 04- A cute sign at neighborhood

Many people use their mobile phone to conduct activities such as:

- Reading and sending messages
- Check their social medias: twitter, face book, blogging
- Internet connecting to search information
- Play game
- Update with news
- Watching TV and Film

If above activities need looking down to mobile phone too long, it would cause what experts call as “tech neck.”

# To be continued to Part 2

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Saturday, 20 November 2021

Can Texting Make You Shopping More and Fat? - Part 2 - Healthy Life 17

Fig 01- Illustration of a shopping cart

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Programs provide watching live events around us, state wide, nationally and even internationally.

We are also connecting to social medias include:

- blogger
- Facebook
- twitter
- Instagram
- Youtube
- TikTok
- Pinterest
- Snapchat
- and others.


Fig 02- Food with some fat content.

These activities may categorized as “sedentary,” and disturbing exercises of:

- running
- jogging
- and walking


Fig 03- Variety of cheese

It is because we are busy to check:

- messages
- taking photos
- and sending photos to social medias


Fig 04- Grocery at a shopping center

The question then: Can Texting Make You Shopping More and Fat?

The simple answer is yes!

Why?


Fig 05- Chocolate at a grocery

The reasons that texting and internet connecting cell phone prompt people to:

- Deviate from their shopping list.
- Tend to buy hedonistic products that unrelated to lists
- Tend to buy more, and tend to forget from original lists.


Fig 06- A corner at a shopping center.

Now days, the shopping malls may send distract messages to your smartphone to buy their attractive products.

If you are trapped by their interesting offers with discount sometimes, then you might ignore your own list.

It is suggested that you executed your plan first, then you may use your mobile phone later on.

What do you thinks?

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