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JUNK FOOD is anything that´s high in calories but lacking in nutrition. For example, hamburgers, pizzas, biscuits, chocolate bars, chips, hot-dogs. A diet of junk food is high in saturated fats, which is associated with a higher risk of cancer and diabetes. Apart from this, consuming fattening junk food you are likely to gain weight. This is true because junk food is less satisfying and lower in vital nutrients than healthier food, so you tend to eat a lot more. Our eating habits have changed due to the lack of time. Nowadays people have less time for eating, let alone cooking. That is way Junk food is so popular. They are too busy to cook and eat proper meals, so they grab wahetever is available. It is easier to prepare a sandwich, than to prepare a grilled fish with salad. The amount of exercise we do has also decreased. Its is very important for us to keep fit and healthy. And it also decreases our chances of having a heart attack in later life. What is more, you do not have to exercise a lot, just twenty minutes three times a week is more than enough! Moreover, weight gained in adolescence is extremely hard to lose in later life. Research are predicting that young French people who prefers burguers and chips to gourmet dishes, wont have a muscular figure, or wont be slim, lots of them will be overweight. Reserachers suggest that the new generation will be more likely to suffer from heart and liver disease. FOLLOWING A BALANCED DIET AND REGULAR EXERCISE BRING SIGNIFICANT HEALTH BENEFITS. If we improve our eating habits we will be better equipped to deal with stressful situations.
A few years ago, it was belived than nuts were unhealthy. There were not part of a balanced diet. Nowadays are view as a healthy component of any diets. They have a lot of benefits. For example they low cholesterol and portect us against heart disease. But of course, you have to enjoy them with moderation since they can be high in unsaturated fat. These fat are able to lower our bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. // Nuts are a great substitute for some of the animal protein in our diets. They are also a good source of fiber that keeps our bowels healthy and regular. Most nuts are also high in Vitamin E. There are different nutritional differences between the different varieties of nuts. WALNUTS help us to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of blood clots. It also has several anti-cancer properties. ALMONDS provide protein, fiber, Vitamin E,calcium, potassium and magnesium. PEANUTS contain more protein, fiber Vitamin E than any other nut. However it is important that you opt for the dry roasted and unsalted nuts. Of course not roasted in oil which contains extra fat and calories.
The people who had been sleeping. and vomit. Sleeping on a problem can help to solve it. It strengths the immune system It provides vitamins A B and D. If a diet focuses heavily on meat. You may go down with some illnesses. Consumption of undercooked meats is really dangerous for your health. These vitamins promote good vision.MEAT ADVANTAGES. It is advisable to eat plenty of meat because it gives you energy. It is good for children to help them grow up. Most enjoyable and satisfying type of food. After a period of time. It produces antibodies that will protect us from infection. in wich one group slept and the other was awake. Some people were given a list of words. SLEEPING WELL A large number of people suffer from a lack of sleep. mental health and maintain the health of the skin. you may develop heart problems. remember more words than the group who had not. Sleep can affect your weight since it affects the hormones controlling appetite. Eating too much meat increases the risk of Alzheimer disease. stronger teeth and bones. abdominal pain. they were asked to remember the words. suffer from nauseas. . you may increase the risk of developing osteoporosis. which we can then access. It provides a range of preoteins and vitamins that are essential for a healthy body. DISADVANTAGES If you eat a great deal of meat. It is high in saturated fats and cholesterol. People who get less than eight hours a night are more likely to be overweight. When we sleep the brain put today´s memory into files. Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night.
It doesnt hurt at all. Because of this they see private doctors and try another type of treatment.. Traditional medicine includes medicines and also treatments. WHO believed that people in those countries were better off using traditional medicines rather than no medicine at all. For example. Each GP has thousands of patients. However WHO recommends more scientif testing on traditional medicine since not alltreatments are as helpful as the one I mentioned before. In fact. Today many people have to pay for all these things. free glasses. manual techniques and exercises. and some can actually be harmful. People sometimes have to wait a long time before they can see a specialist or have an operation. It produces many heart attacks and at least a dozen deaths. free treatment. If you eat well you will have a longer and healthier life. knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant. The WHO encourages developing countries to develop their own traditional forms of medicine because they cannot afford to pay for conventional medicines. They try ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.GP IN BRITAIN People put money time and energy into keeping fit and healthy. but also in North America and Europe. free prescriptions.. dentists. When the NHS started it provided free visits to doctors. Today traditional medicine treatments are not only used in developing countries. applied to treat. There are more than alternative medicine practicioners in Britain than NHS doctors. Ma Huang. A GP is a general practitioner or family doctor. All the operations treatments are free. For example one Chinese herbal remedy which has been used to for thousands of years. or have an operation you will have to go to an hospital. in the United States a traditional Chinese Herb. animal and. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as: the health practices. over sixty. Health care is important. Some people are worried that as herbal medicine become more popular. has recently been found to be effective against malaria. was sold as a diet drug. so is diet and so id fitness. There are a lot off GP in Britain. If you need medicine your GP will write the prescription for you to take to a chemist. approaches. People now eat more fruit and vegetables than in the past. . or expecting a baby. For example. If you need to see a specialist doctors. diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain good health. Britain has the highest level of heart disease and cancer. Twenty percent of modern medicines are made from plants that were first used in traditional medicine. They try to cut down on red meat. Students. the plants of these medicines are made from may become endangered as they are over-harvested. Many people live longer than that! TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Alternative medicine includes all the practices used independently or in place of conventional medicine. unless you belong to one the groups of people who get the medicine free. In Britain most doctors and hospital are part of the National Health Service. reflexology. aromatherapy and acupuncture. the NHS provide free medical care from the very young to the very old. spiritual therapies. acupuncture. aromatherapy. On average british live to the eight of 77. You don’t have to pay to see your doctor. but you may have to pay part of the cost of your medicine. Reflexology.
Several British soccers have used acupuncture to treat injuries that. menstrual cramps. For example in 2000 in Virginia. and kitchen counters. it will spread to others. and a few even died. So we eat contaminated meat. chickens. a lot of people were sick with food poisoning from salmonella. virulent types of bacteria are to blame. IN the UK a lot of doctors perform acupuncture themselves. Ivestigators try to find what went wrong in the food´s journey to the table. For example produce is packed carefully in sanitary conditions. Cattle. There is acupuncture for low back pain. The common factor was that they all had eaten mangoes from Brazil. Costa Rica for example. in the past. that were washed with contaminated water containing a type of salmonella bacteria. . In the developing world. FOOD SAFETY In united states millions of people suffer from foodborne diseases each year. They may even feel sleepy. Changes in the way in wich farm animals are raised are also affecting the meat we eat. dish towels. would have required surgery. for artrosis. The bacteria that produce foodborne are present in the intestines of animals we raise for food. conventional doctors nowadays recognize the benefits of acupuncture to stop pain and to treat some illnesses. fish. is being more responsible and pay attention to production conditions. In most cases. Fruits and vegetables can also pick up the dangerous bacteria if washed or watered with contaminated water. contaminated food and water kill almost two children a year. Some of them were hospitalized and other died. The responsabilty doesn’t rest only in the cook. A big number of them are hospitalized.ACUPUNCTURE It is an alternative therapy that involves using needles to stimulate specific points on the body.it helps people who suffer from tennis elbow or carpal tunner syndrome. knives.. The bacteria can also hide and multiply on sponges. Contamination often occurs early in the production process. Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. This technique restores the client's health and vitality. frequent hand washing is compulsory. This country has made a sanitary production of fruit and vegetables. are so crowded together that even if only one animal is contaminated with Ecoli. proper toilets are provided for workers in the fields. where they are easily transferred to food or hands.
Are less likely to develop dementia.even pet food.They also benefit from their genetic history. but it also depends on good habits. insects. Humans do this to help plants for example. meat. tomatoes. Organic food Organic food is 'natural' food. and fruits. that lower their risk of developing certain cancer. and consume nuts that reduce their risk of heart disease. Supplies of fish and seafood have reached very low levels because of overfishing and governments will have to do something to allow the numbers of fish to get back to normal. are being rushed to the market before their effects are truly understood. This means that pesticides or additives are not used in the production process. and most spices. eating pork. Biotech foods are produced from animals and plants that have been genetically altered. Most of these items are homegrown. One problem occurred when soybeans were modified using genes from a nut. drink five glasses of water a day. They consume beans. They eat until their stomach is 80 percent full. THE BATTLE OF BIOTECH FOODS Genetically engineered products. . fruit. Most of the crops are engineered to help farmers deal with old farming problems: weeds. vegetables. organic food is a booming business and includes cheese.Their food is based on homegrown products and a philosophy of moderation. THE ADVENTISTS. OKINAWANS. However biotech foods have had problems in the past. and disease. The Sardinians. grow bigger. For example moth genes have been inserted into apple trees to add disease resistance. wine. And it's not just for vegetarians. mil the cows. The modified soybeans contained a protein that causes reactions in humans who are allergic to nuts. milk and milk products. The world's population is growing fast but our planet is not. so called biotech foods. farmers have to grow different types of crops and therefore there is pressure on them to grow more and more genetically modified crops. They don’t eat red meat because it is helpful in avoiding both cancer and heart disease. Some biotech foods might even be safer than conventional varieties. They have very low rates of cancer and heart disease. Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol. Many people have lived to their hundredth birthdays. They also eat whole wheat bread. or taste sweeter or last longer.. Genetic alteration is not new. soy milk. coffee. I am going to talk about three regions where longevity is the norm. They walk a lot. eat homemade cheese. To feed the growing population. chop wood. They also follow a balanced diet. tinned food . This is due to their lifestyle.IN SEARCH OF LONGEVITY A long healthy life begins with good genes inherited from your parents.
Genetics. resistance to insulin.DIABETES Insuline is an homone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. There are three major types of diabetes: Type 1: it is usually diagnosed in childhood. The exact cause is unknown. stroke you could have problems digesting the food you eat. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin. . The body makes little or no insulin. The pancreas doesn make enough insulin. It is becoming more and more common due to increasing obesity and failure to exercise. viruses and autoimmune system may play a role. Type diabetes 2: it is far more common. in a woman who doesn’t have diabetes. Daily injections of insulin are needed. DIABETES CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS PROBLEMS: have eye problems (become blind) amputation because your feet and skin develop sores and infections heart attack. Usually occurs in adulthood. Many people with this disease do not know that they have it. People with diabetes have high blood sugar. or both. Gestational diabetes: it develops durin a pregnancy.