click below to see the main causes of each disease and ways to avoid them

 

 

We are now in the 21st Century and we are still suffering and dying from diseases that we can avoid.

  • Heart Disease

  • Cancer

  • Strokes

  • Respiratory disease

  • Diabetes

Our friends in the scientific community have done all the hard work. They have identified the diseases and explained the causes and yet we still ignore their warnings.

 

All we have to do is control what we eat, do a little exercise three times each week and we could reduce our pain and suffering and extend our lives.

 

Every where we look, there is advice and warnings. Look on the back of every food product you buy in supermarkets.

 

We do not need to be experts, just watch out for the following

 

Total Fat : This number indicates how much fat is in a single serving of food and it's usually measured in grams. Although eating too much fat can lead to and related health problems, our bodies do need some fat every day. So read below and do not purchase any products that have ANY Trans fat and no more than 1 or 2 grams of saturated fats. Try to ensure Saturated fats do not account for any more than 10% of your calories each day. Our bodies can deal with small amount of Saturated fats but cannot cope with ANY Trans fats.

 

Unsaturated Fat. Unsaturated fats are also listed under total fat. These are fats that are liquid at room temperature. Foods high in unsaturated fat are vegetable oils, nuts, and fish. Unsaturated fats are often called "good fats" because they don't raise cholesterol levels like saturated fats do.

 

 Cholesterol. Cholesterol is listed under the fat information - it's usually measured in milligrams. Cholesterol is important in producing vitamin D, some hormones, and in building many other important substances in the body. Cholesterol can become a problem if the amount in the blood is too high, though. This can increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis, a blockage and hardening of arteries that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Most of the cholesterol a person needs is manufactured by that person's liver. However, dietary sources such as meat and poultry, eggs, and whole-milk dairy products, also contribute to a person's cholesterol level.

 

Sodium. Sodium, a component of salt, is listed on the Nutrition Facts label in milligrams. Small amounts of sodium are necessary for keeping proper body fluid balance. Sodium also helps with the transmission of electrical signals through nerves. Too much sodium can contribute to high blood pressure. Almost all foods naturally contain small amounts of sodium. Sodium also adds flavor and helps preserve food. Many processed foods contain greater amounts of sodium.

 

Total Carbohydrate. This number, listed in grams, combines several types of carbohydrates: dietary fibers, sugars, and other carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the most abundant source of calories. Up to 60% of a child's total calories should come from carbohydrates. The best sources of carbohydrates are whole-grain cereals and breads and brown rice. Other sources include pastas, fruits, and vegetables.

 

Dietary Fiber. Listed under total carbohydrate, dietary fiber itself has no calories and is a necessary part of a healthy diet. High-fiber diets promote bowel regularity, may help reduce the risk of colon cancer, and can help reduce cholesterol levels.

 

Sugars. Also listed under total carbohydrate on food labels, sugars are found in most foods. Fruits contain simple sugars but also contain fiber, water, and vitamins, which make them a healthy choice, too. Snack foods, candy, and soda, on the other hand, often have large amounts of added sugars. Although carbohydrates have just 4 calories per gram, the high sugar content in soft drinks and snack foods means the calories can add up quickly, and these "empty calories" usually contain few other nutrients.

 

Protein. This listing tells you how much protein is in a single serving of a food and is usually measured in grams. Most of the body - including muscles, skin, and the immune system - is made up of protein. If the body doesn't get enough fat and carbohydrates, it can use protein for energy. Foods high in protein include eggs, meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, yogurt, nuts, soybeans, and dried beans. Anywhere from 10% to 20% of the calories that a child consumes each day should come from protein.

 

Ok, so now we know

  • We need to exercise

  • We need a healthy diet combining a balance of vegetables, fruit, lean meats for protein, fish, fiber.

  • We stop smoking

  • We can drink but in moderation

  • We need to do some reading and understand diets and nutrition

  • We should look for a good vitamin supplement store and talk to them about lifestyles and supplements

  • We MUST stop eating Fast Food and Fried Food

  • The occasional pastry is ok, but remember that every pastry is normally made with KILLER Fats.

  • We should try to learn to relax or better still learn meditation

  • Take Vacations as many as you can afford.

Enjoy life and remember that we have a huge percentage of the population

suffering from illness and disease and unless we take care of our bodies

we will be one of the statistics!

 

 

 

 

 
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