April 19, 2010

Health Benefits of Eating Tofu

Filed under: cholesterol,heart disease,osteoporosis,protein,tofu,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 2:27 pm


Tofu is a soft cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk. It is low in fat, and is a very low-calorie food with numerous health benefits for the body. However, the majority of people do not eat tofu because they do not like the taste of it or are too afraid to try it because of its texture. Formost, tofu is an acquired taste. It definitely is worth it.

Tofu contains an immense amount of nutrients. Protein is one of the most important, especially inregards to vegetarians who do not get their protein from meat. The protein from tofu is even better than some meats, making it a fantastic alternative. Think about how much less fat you are consuming! For all those people who want to become more muscular or “buff” as they say it, this is perfect for you.

Not only is it a great source of protein, but tofu is also an exceptional source of iron, copper, omega-3 fats, selenium, and calcium. The calcium in tofu helps prevent osteoporosis. Eating tofu in general because of all its components has shown a lower risk of getting cancer.

Furthermore, tofu can lessen the chance of getting heart disease. It does this by reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is cholesterol that is not good for the body, while maintaininglevels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is essentially “good” cholesterol. All in all, tofu can reduce LDL by 35% to 40%.

You know the benefits it has, so try it for yourself. There are numerous flavors and textures in which you can buy tofu, so see what works for you.

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March 22, 2010

Water vs. Coke *Updated*

Filed under: boniva,calcium,coca cola,coke,energy,fatigue,osteoporosis,Uncategorized,water — robertprice @ 4:05 pm

For many Americans Coca Cola has become their favorite drink. While this sugary liquid is okay once and a while, too many Americans have completely forgotten about drinking water. While water does not necessarily have that caffeine pick-me-up that coke does, it gives your body a more healthy energy boost. Not to mention water is a lot healthier for your body anyway.
Just to put things in to perspective here are a few statistics you may want to pay very close attention to.

• 75% of all Americans are chronically dehydrated and many have such a weak thirst mechanism that it is often mistaken for hunger.

• Mild dehydration can slow the metabolism up to 3%, but one glass of water can eliminate the desire for a midnight snack.

• Lack of water is the number one cause of daytime fatigue.

• A drop of only 2% in body water can cause troubles with short term memory, problems with basic math, and difficulty focusing on a computer screen.

[Updated From Source]

•Every 240mL of water you drink can decrease your risk of developing bladder cancer by 7%

•Men that drink only 1 or no glasses of water a day are 4 times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than those that drink 4 or more glasses of water every day.

•Women who are not receiving adequate amounts of water daily are almost 5 times (4.7) more likely to develop breast cancer than those who receive proper amounts.

COKE

• Coke can be used to clean many things, for example: Toilet bowls, sinks, corrosion from car battery terminals, rust on car bumpers, and grease from clothes.

• Coke can help loosen a rusted bolt.

• The active ingredient in Coke is Phosphoric acid which can contribute to calcium loss in bones and contributes to osteoporosis.

• Trucks that transport Coca-Cola syrup must place a “highly corrosive materials” sign on the truck.

So next time you go to grab a drink, think about what you’re putting into your body.

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

December 8, 2009

15 Interesting Facts about Your Health and Your Body

Take a look at these 15 interesting facts about your health and your body. Some might make you laugh, some might make you cry, and some might make you sit back and think about the meaning of life. Well maybe not the meaning of life thing, but you might be amazed at some of the things many of us don’t know.

1. If you rolled a lung from a human body out flat, it would be the roughly the size of a tennis court.

 

2. It takes only 17 muscles to smile, but 43 to frown.


3.
Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08!


4.
One quarter of the bones in your entire body are found in your feet!


5.
Perspiration is odorless. The reason for the odor you produce when you sweat is due to the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.

 

6. Redheads require more anesthesia to become unconscious than people with other hair colors.

 

7. A fetus develops fingerprints at only eighteen weeks!


8.
A man once sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted. If I were the one with cancer, I would probably be too happy to even think about suing the doctor.

9. There are about 400 different kinds of microbes that live on and in the human body.


10.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. However, you probably shouldn’t do this to lose weight as you’ll suffer from severe brain damage long before you begin to notice the weight you’ve lost.


11.
Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne.


12.
Fingernails grow almost 4 times faster than toenails!

13. The aorta, which is the largest artery in the body, has nearly the diameter of an average garden hose.

14. The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap. This always reminds me of the movie “Fight Club” when the two main characters make their own soap.


15.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 ft. Maybe those Tarantino movies are realer than I thought. Either way they still rock.

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June 18, 2009

5 Reasons Why an Apple a Day Will Keep Many Doctors Away


Almost everyone has heard of the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” However, if you are anything like me, you must have wondered why an apple keeps the doctor away. Well I intend to give you a few reasons why an apple a day won’t just keep one doctor away, but many.

1. Prevents many types of cancer. Apples help prevent cancer of the lung, breast, colon, and liver. A study of 10,000 people showed that those who ate the most apples cut their risk of lung cancer in half. Cornell University conducted a study using rats. Those that ate 1 apple a day reduced the risk of breast cancer by 17%, while those that had 3 reduced their risk by 39%, and those that ate 6 apples per day further cut their risk of breast cancer by 44%. A study showed that rats that were fed an extract from apples skins had a 43% lower risk of colon cancer, the second leading cause of death from cancer. Additionally, the rats that were fed extract from apple skins had a 57% lower risk of liver cancer.

2. Bone Protection. Researchers from France discovered that phloridzin, a flavanoid found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may increase bone density. Boron, also found in apples helps strengthen bones as well.

3. Helps manage diabetes. Pectin, which is found in apples, gives galacturonic acid to the body. This lowers the body’s need for insulin and in turn, this may be able to aid in the management of diabetes.

4. Helps protect against Alzheimer’s. A study conducted on rats at Cornell University found that a potent antioxidant found abundantly in apples appears to protect the brain cells against oxidative stress. This oxidative stress is a tissue-damaging process that is linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.

5. Lowers cholesterol. The pectin found in apples lowers LDL, or the “bad” cholesterol. Eating two apples a day may actually lower cholesterol by 16%! Additionally, apples may reduce skin disease.

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May 13, 2009

How Dance Can Help Your Health

Filed under: dance,exercise,osteoporosis,stress,stress relief,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:48 pm

 Trying to get into shape isn’t always the easiest thing to do. You have probably tried sports like football, hockey, soccer, and many others, but simply find you’re no good, or are constantly getting injured. You could always go out for a nice jog, or hit the gym. This might be entertaining for a short period of time, but soon the novelty wears off and you grow bored. You’ve tried everything else so why not try dance?

Dance provides a fun and entertaining way of becoming physically active, while at the same time, given you’ve stretched and warmed up properly, is a relatively safe way to get some exercise.

Some people will tell you “dance isn’t a sport!” These people clearly do not realize all the things dance does for your body. Depending on the type of dance and your body weight, you could be burning anywhere between 300-500 calories an hour. For those that do not know, a downhill skier that weighs 155lbs, burns 422 calories an hour for moderate effort. If dance isn’t a sport you might as well stop calling skiing, basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and swimming sports.

Dance has many, many benefits that include:

Flexibility– Most dancers stretch before participating in a routine, or practicing. Most dances require the dancer to be able to move many of their muscles in all different ways; this obviously leads to increased flexibility in just about every part of your body.

Bone Strength– As you are moving during a routine the bones in your legs are strengthened which helps slow down bone loss, combined with medication, you may be able to fight off Osteoporosis.

Balance– Dance requires an extreme amount of balance, so if you find yourself on the ground more than on your feet, dance will help improve your sense of balance.

Helps Relieve Stress– Dancing, especially with a partner or group can relieve a great deal of stress. Not only do you get to workout and express yourself, but you can socialize with those around you and have good time.

Dance promotes many health benefits and should seriously be considered by many people. It is a way to express yourself, relieve stress, and get some exercise, all while fighting off things like osteoporosis, and many other bone and muscle related pain. However, always know the limit at which you can push your body, the importance of dance is to have fun, so try not to pull a muscle.

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