Aging, Chocolate, Skin Care, Weight Gain, Health Care

Aging, Chocolate, Skin Care, Weight Gain, Health Care

You know that Dark Chocolate is really healthy for you. It’s been advertised
as being good for us, but it can be hard to tell what’s real and what’s not. If
you’re not sure whether the benefits you’ve heard about are really available
from chocolate, here are some of the basics to help you decide.

Dark chocolate’s primary benefit comes from flavonoids, a type of substance
that falls under the umbrella of antioxidants. Many of the diseases we suffer
from can be caused or aggravated by oxidant damage to our cells. Antioxidants
can help reduce these problems, including some of the effects of aging, by
preventing the completion of the oxidant reaction.

They capture damaging free radicals, and can be very beneficial to us. Some
foods have more antioxidants than others. For instance, while they’re present in
strawberries, you’ll find almost eight times as much of these chemicals in dark
chocolate. Chocolate also has the ability to reduce blood pressure, since it
contains nitric oxide, and may help with internal hormonal balances.

It’s also been said that a small bar of chocolate daily can be good for your
heart. That’s because of the aforementioned blood pressure benefits, and also
the fact that it can help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol as much as ten percent.
Chocolate also stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin, contains
caffeine, theobromine and other stimulants, and tastes good. That means it has a
lot of appeal.

The downsides are that it takes a lot of chocolate to have a big effect, and
chocolate is a fairly fatty food. A third of the fats in chocolate are
monounsaturated, and two thirds are saturated and able to affect your
cholesterol. Another problem is that this high fat content, combined with the
sugar in chocolate, means weight gain is a possibility if you eat too much.

Studies have used about three and a half ounces of dark chocolate each day to
determine its benefits. That translates into about four hundred calories. While
that might not sound like much, consider that it’s the same as eating two small
doughnuts, and that an extra four hundred calories per day could result in a
gain of almost a pound a week.

That means that if you’re eating a lot of chocolate to get its benefits,
you’ll need to increase your activity level and adjust your diet accordingly to
avoid weight gain. To keep from eating too much, take the time to taste and
appreciate chocolate every time your consume it. These health benefits are also
available only from dark chocolate with sixty-five percent or higher levels of
cocoa.

Milk chocolate has much lower cocoa content and can’t offer those health
benefits, and white chocolate contains no cocoa at all. Chocolate bars made of
pure chocolate or chocolate with minimal flavorings are the best choice. Avoid
nougat, caramel, and similar fillings, which can reduce the benefits chocolate
is offering.

What is Sweating:
Sweating is a term which refers to the production and evaporation of a fluid that is secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Sweat is made up of Water (H2O, HOH) and Sodium Chloride (NaCl), and also contains the chemicals odorants 2-methylphenol and 4-methylphenol. In humans, sweating is primarily a means of temperature regulation, although it has been proposed that components of male sweat can actually act as pheromonal cues.

There are two different types of sweat glands, the Eccrine sweat glands and the Apocrine sweat glands. The eccrine sweat glands are those which are distributed over the entire body, but which are primary abundant on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and on the forehead. These produce the sweat that is composed mainly of water with various salts.

Then there are the apocrine sweat glands, which are those which produce sweat that contains fatty materials. These glands are mainly present in the armpit area and as well the genital area and their activity is the main cause of sweat odor due to the bacteria that break down the organic compounds in the sweat itself from these glands.

Causes Sweating

There are actually a number of different causes which are considered as being responsible for sweating, and for instance sitting in the heat of the sun, working out at the gym, or giving a presentation at work and getting nervous, all of these actions can result in sweating. As a matter of fact, when you are exposed to heat or strenuous emotional stress, you may lose several quarts of fluid in perspiration. Sometimes however the complex mechanism of perspiration goes awry and this can result in either excessive perspiration or little to no perspiration.

Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses food for energy. Normally, the sugar you take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar, known as glucose. The glucose then circulates in your blood where it waits to enter cells to be used as fuel. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps move the glucose into cells. A healthy pancreas adjusts the amount of insulin based on the level of glucose. But, if you have diabetes, this process breaks down, and blood sugar levels become too high.

Diabetes is divided into two stages : Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Mostly   both of them have similar symptoms. No diabetes patients will be able to provide confirmation on which type of diabetes is associated with them until further medical examinations are carried out.

  • Type 1 diabetes happens when part of our immune system is acting against our body. We can say, it is an autoimmune disease. When our immune system starts to attack the beta cells that produce insulin, the production of insulin, which is the hormone that our body produces to reduce the amount of glucose in our bloodstream will decrease.Such circumstances will give rise to a spike in glucose level, indirectly leading towards diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is normally caused by genetic and environmental factors. Some of the symptoms coincide with type 2 diabetes but most type 1 diabetes patients will have blurred vision, weight loss and lack of energy.

Although there is no clear cut treatment for the disease yet, patients may have to inject themselves with insulin in order to keep their blood sugar level at bay. Failure to do so may cause drowsiness and the patient might faint due to the glucose spike. There are of course other measures to be taken by the patient such as following a diabetic diet and frequent exercise.

  • Type 2 diabetes, is being caused by the inability of our body to use the amount of insulin produced effectively. Such a condition is what we call as an insulin resistant. Compared to type 1 diabetes, more time is needed for type 2 to develop but the current trend is showing that kids as young as 10 years old is starting to develop the disease.

Some of the symptoms are slow healing of wounds, frequent urination and the increase in likeliness of contracting common disease such as flu, cough and fever.

Medication may be required for the disease. Recommendations to prevent the disease include having balanced meals, frequent exercises and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Failure to prevent such a nasty disease may lead to a long period of suffering that the disease will cause.

Mostly teenagers start smoking. Some reasons behind that are given below. Let’s see why young people smoke:

1. To show himself mature – when teens see older people all around them smoking, especially their parents and relatives, they start smoking because they want to look like them.

2. To be like their friend – if their friends or peers smoke, they feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted.

3. To experiment – some teens start smoking because they want to experiment with something new or because of curiosity.

Adults smoke for other reasons:

1. Because of the stess and pressures

2. Because of economic and personal problems

They may be unemployed or working but not making enough money to take care of themselves and their families. They may be homeless, or they may be dealing with alcohol or cocaine/heroin addictions. All these people may smoke to feel relaxed or to give them energy while going through a hard time.

Finally, there are people who say they love to smoke. Smoking gives them pleasure and makes them feel good. Main reason behind that they want to hide their problems.

I think that Everyone who is addicted of smoking often reads the warning sign on the cigarette packet and does not pay attention to it but soon realizes that this disgusting addiction is clinical. You can read reasons to quit smoking here. You maybe do not believe but it is true, cigarettes contain these chemicals.

Cigarettes smoke contains more than four thousand different poisonous chemicals including chemicals used in toilet cleaners and rat poison. Approximate fifty of them cause cancer. This fact makes them the only legal product which can harm or even kill you.

  • List shows the most dangerous chemicals contained in cigarettes:

Nicotine: Very addictive deadly poison. Nicotine has very powerful effects on arteries throughout the body. Nicotine is a stimulant, speeding up the heart  with every cigarette; it raises Blood Pressure, and is a vasoconstrictor, making it harder for the heart to pump through the constricted arteries. It causes the body to release its stores of fat and cholesterol into the blood.

Benzene: Used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture (plastic, synthetic rubber, dyes). It is a known carcinogen and is associated with leukemia.

Formaldehyde: Chemical formula H2CO. A colorless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies.

Ammonia: Found in dry cleaning fluids, bleach (toilet cleaner).

Acetone: Used as Nail polish remover and Paint thinner.

Arsenic: Arsenic and many of its compounds are especially potent poisons. Used as Rat poison.

Hydrogen Cyanide: Chemical formula of Hydrogen Cyanide is HCN. Gas chamber poison.

Cadmium: Cadmium is known to cause Cancer and occurs with Zinc ores. Cadmium is used largely in batteries and pigments. Example in plastic products.

Methane: A component of rocket fuel. Methane is a powerful Greenhouse gas produced both naturally and through human activities.

Carbon Monoxide: Same chemical that comes out of buses,cars, truks exhaust.

Is it the enough reasons to quit smoking today?

You should ask yourself this question: Why people smoke when they know how dangerous is it?

You know very well how important good nutrition and exercise are for your health and beauty, but do you know sleep is crucial too?
When you doze you’re getting more than rest. Sleep researchers say your body is healing and repairing itself. For this reason, dermatologists often suggest using your most “active” skin creams before bed. To avoid puffy, bloodshot eyes, dark under-eye circles and a pale washed-out complexion — and for peak alertness and energy — experts say you need eight hours of sleep a night.

Here are some tips from the Sleep Disorders Institute at New York to help you get the sleep you need:

* Exercise every day. Even 20 minutes of walking can help keep stress hormones from interfering with your sleep.
* Avoid large meals just before bedtime. An active digestive system can disrupt sleep.
* Minimize light, noise and temperature extremes; your bedroom should be comfortably cool.
* Don’t read, watch television or work in bed. Use the bed only to sleep. This helps prevent you from developing sleep disorders.
* Avoid caffeine, nicotine or other stimulants within four hours of bedtime.

All children get ill from time to time, and it can be difficult to know when to seek help. From fever to chickenpox, you’ll find plenty of advice on common illnesses to help you through. We also look at behavioral problems such as bed wetting.

Some Childhood diseases :

  • Appendicitis
  • Common childhood diseases
  • Chickenpox
  • Croup
  • Diabetes in children
  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic attacks
  • Erythema infectiosum
  • Febrile convulsions (febrile fits)
  • Foreskin contraction (phimosis)
  • Glandular fever
  • Glue ear (secretory otitis media)
  • Inflammation of middle ear (otitis media)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis (cerebrospinal meningitis)
  • Mumps
  • Nettle rash (urticaria)
  • Osteomalacia and rickets (vitamin D deficiency)
  • Ringworm (tinea corporis)
  • Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis)
  • Scarlet fever
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Whooping cough