Health & Nutrition

From various studies it is known that there is a continuous process in Imagethe human’s body where old cells are dying and new ones are replacing them at a rate of approximately 50,000 to 100,000 cells per second. All necessary nutritious materials for new cell construction come directly from the food we eat. The condition of our body today is the result of the sum of all nutritional choices we’ve made in the past. The condition of our body depends on the food choices we make. Most people don’t understand how important is the selection of proper food for their consumption and take their food choices very lightly. They are not realizing that everything they eat has an impact on their physical condition. The worse thing is that many of us don’t care at all to what we eat every day – We choose our food without giving any consideration to the long-term consequences of our bad choices.

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Importance of MediDiet

The first major study to examine the diet of people living in the Mediterranean was a comprehensive and astonishingly thorough examination Imageof the diets of the people living on the island of Crete in 1948. The Greek government, in an attempt to improve the postwar conditions of its country, turned to the industrialized nations for advice. In response, the Rockefeller Foundation assigned epidemiologist Leland Allbaugh to the case.At the beginning everyone assumed the animal protein based diet of the industrialized nations would be superior to the plant-based diet of underdeveloped Crete, the results of the Rockefeller Foundation study were surprising. Far from presenting a bleak health picture of poverty, malnourishment, starvation, and ill health, the Cretan diet, according to the foundation researchers; was "surprisingly good." Deriving approximately 61 percent of its calories from plant foods, only 7 percent from animal foods, and a full 38 percent of total calories from fat, the diet was indeed more than "surprisingly good." It was very conducive to health, specifically heart health. He noted that they consumed lots of olive oil, but he also looked at the bigger picture of traditional Greek cuisine and lifestyle as a whole.

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The Perfect Body

We have all done it. You flip through all the fashion magazines, admiring the bodies of all these models. But no matter what you do, you can't seem to squeeze into that size shown Imagein the photos! Instead of torturing yourself with the huge number of fad diets, why not start focusing on leading a healthier, happier lifestyle? Take a look at what is on the minds of teen girls and young men in regards to body image and find out what can be done about your body. The truth is just one: We are what we eat every day. 

Are you Dying for the Perfect Body? – Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are emotional problems, which manifest themselves through behavior related to food, weight, eating, and exercising. At the root of these symptoms are issues related to self-esteem, control, trust, and difficulty coping with life events. Eating disorders occur most commonly between the ages of 13 and 25 whereas Anorexia Nervosa strikes approximately 1 in every 200 to 250 young women in that age group. Furthermore, the ratio of women to men is 9 to 1 and up to 5 percent of women in the US is bulimic. Finally, up to 40 percent of people who are obese may be binge eaters.

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