Showing posts with label Personal Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Personal Health. Show all posts

Monday, June 19, 2017


Image result for anxiousnessAnxiousness is a day-to-day feeling and just like being happy, sad, loved and just about any feelings at that. A lot of people get tense when difficulties surface at home, work, and class or just about the time to make tough or pretty decisive decisions.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


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The Avocado fruit better known in some part of the world as the Alligator Pear or butter fruits is commonly cultivated in the Mediterranean climates. Apart from the fact that this fruit or veggie as some may have it, is seemingly a good recipe for weight losing patients, it also contains more health benefit than most fruit vegetables in and around the world. Avocado fruits are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants that serve as a great benefit for the human system.

Avocados at first glance are pebbled look-alike fruits with a creamy feel, one fascinating feature about it is that it is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and it contains about 20 vitamins and minerals
What is contained in an Avocado Fruit

The Avocado fruits are pretty nutritious and consist a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.

Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving:
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The Avocado fruit helps yoy maintain a good sight
•    Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
•    Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
•    Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
•    Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
•    Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
•    Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
•    Folate: 20% of the RDA

Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).

This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.

Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat. That doesn't matter, but this is one of the reasons they are favored by many “old school” experts who still believe these things are inherently harmful.

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Avocado fruit also known as pear fruit in Nigeria
Since inception, it is a widely fair assumption that consuming diets that contain plenty of fruits and vegetables of all kinds may reduce the risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. It has since been of benefit according to various findings that essentially plant-based food can help in the decrease of the risk of Obesity, Diabetes, heart diseases and extensively, it helps in promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and lower weight. And one of such food is the Avocado-fruits

Avocado-Fruit for the Heart

According to reports, Avocado fruits are rich in a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol, and a regular consumption of this has been noticed to help maintain a healthy cholesterol level.

Avocado-Fruit for Healthy Babies

The same folate in Avocado-fruits is also imperative for a healthy pregnancy, with adequate intake reducing the risk of miscarriage and neural tube defects. Recent research from McGill University also found a 30% higher incidence of a variety of congenital disabilities in baby mice conceived using sperm from mice with a folate deficiency compared to mice conceived using sperm from mice without a folate deficiency.

Avocado-fruits help to maintain excellent vision

Like a fruit that is filled with a lot of lutein and zeaxanthin, Avocado fruits contains this two phytochemicals that are especially centered on helping with the eyes tissues, where they provide antioxidant protection to help minimize damage, including those from ultraviolet light.
Avocado-Fruit Protect against Cancer
Related imageSufficient intake of folate which is contained in an Avocado-fruit has also shown some green-lights in protecting against colon, stomach, pancreatic and cervical cancers. Although the practice of this apparent reduction in risk is currently unknown, researchers believe that the presence of folate in the Avocado fruit protects against undesirable mutations in DNA and RNA during cell division.

Avocado-Fruit helps to Lower depression risk

Foods containing high levels of folate may help to decrease the possibility of depression as folate contributes to preventing the build-up of homocysteine, a substance that can impair circulation and delivery of nutrients to the brain. Excess homocysteine can also interfere with the production of the serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which regulate mood, sleep, and appetite.

Avocado-Fruit helps to improve digestion

Despite its creamy texture, an avocado is high in fiber, with approximately 6-7 grams per half fruit. Eating foods with natural fiber can help to prevent constipation, maintain a healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer.

Avocado-Fruit helps to detoxification

Image result for avocadoAdequate fiber promotes regular bowel movements, which are crucial for the daily excretion of toxins through the bile and stool. Recent studies have shown that dietary fiber may also play a role in regulating the immune system and inflammation.

Avocado-Fruit helps protect against chronic heart diseases

According to the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program of the University of Kentucky, high fiber intakes are associated with significantly lower risks of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. 
Increased fiber intake has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance weight loss for obese individuals.

In conclusion, the health benefits of the Avocado fruits extend to helping with people checking at managing their weight. The avocado fruit contains fat but not the harmful ones and can be trusted as a food to keep the body and soul healthy and well.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How Your Body Shape May Influence Your Disease Risk

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You might want to ask yourself, can the shape of my body influence the rate of disease penetration? Yes it can. Many doctors and medical practitioners strongly hold this belief as a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that those with a genetic predisposition toward one particular body type actually had a higher risk of conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.


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