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Posted by: | Posted on: January 7, 2020

REASONS FOR PREMATURE AGING.

Premature ageing syndromes, also known as progeria, include two very rare inherited conditions, Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome and Werner syndrome. In both conditions, skin changes that indicate premature ageing include: Atrophy (skin thinning and loss of elasticity) Loss of cutaneous fat. Wrinkling.

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This may be due to:

  1. You are eating more sugar.Excess processed sugar in your diet, even in small amounts can cause dark circles, wrinkles, dehydrate skin and can fast track the aging process.When you eat more sugar than your cells can process, the excess sugar molecules combine with proteins, creating “advanced glycation end products”appropriately referred to as “AGES”).Ultimately, AGES may damage your skin’s collagen (the protein that keeps skin firm and youthful).
  2. You dont use sunscreen.Dermatologists recommend to patient to wear sunscreen all the time.Wearing sunscreen on a regular basis can help prevent this. Harmful UV rays penetrate clouds and get to your skin if it’s not protected.
  3. Putting your face on pillow while  sleeping.Wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen and elasticity, which reduces skin volume. But applying repeated pressure (such as sleeping with the side of your face on a pillow) or muscle motions (such as laughing and squinting) against the collagen will promote its breakdown, eventually leading to visible lines.
  4. Drinks less water.When your skin is less than 10% water it is considered to be dehydrated. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day is vital in hydrating the inside of your body.When your skin becomes dehydrated you experience symptoms of dryness, flakiness, roughness, irritation, and cracking; hence the look of prematurely aged skin.
  5. Tension.Chronic stress accelerates premature aging by shortening DNA telomeres. , long-term unemployment, anxiety attacks… … As telomeres become shorter, their structural integrity weakens, which causes cells to age faster and die younger.
  6. You sleep with make up.Sleeping with makeup on is not a good idea.Makeup can trap dirt and environmental pollutants inside the skin, and this type of environmental stress can result in increased free radicals which can cause DNA mutations, collagen degradation, and, over time, can result in premature aging.
  7. Smoking and drinking.The nicotine in cigarettes causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin. This impairs blood flow to your skin. With less blood flow, your skin doesn’t get as much oxygen and important nutrients, such as vitamin A. As a result, skin begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely because of smoking.Alcohol also depletes our body of vitamin A, which plays an important role in keeping our skin firm and youthful. Alcohol can cause premature aging to our eyes. Drinking causes irritation of the blood vessels in our eyes.
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Posted by: | Posted on: January 2, 2020

BENEFITS OF LOOSING WEIGHT.

Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue.
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Health Benefits of Losing Weight
  • Decreased risk of diabetes.Weight loss is enough to restore blood sugar to a normal level, which eliminates diabetes. Even if it doesn’t get your blood sugar completely back to normal, it may lower your need for insulin therapy or other medications to control diabetes.
  • Lowered blood pressure.Blood pressure rises with body weight, so losing weight is one of the best ways to improve your numbers.Losing weight can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure — and potentially eliminate high blood pressure.
  • Improved cholesterol levels.If you are obese and have high cholesterol, losing weight should help lower your cholesterol, as well as your risk for other obesity-related conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Decreased risk of heart disease.Even dropping as few as 10 pounds can lower your risk of heart disease and help you feel better. Keep losing weight, and you’ll probably experience fewer joint and muscle pains, regulate your blood pressure, reduce the burden on your heart and circulatory system and even sleep better.
  • Decreased risk of certain cancers.Excess body fat increases your risk for several cancers, including colorectal, post-menopausal breast, uterine, esophageal, kidney and pancreatic cancers.Therefore,burning and loosing that fat will be of great help.
  • Improved mobility.Drop in weight cut the risk of mobility problems.
  • Decreased joint pain.Being overweight may increase inflammation in the body that can lead to joint pain. Losing weight can reduce this inflammatory response.
  • Improved blood sugar levels.If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, then losing 5-10 percent of your body weight can help improve your blood sugar numbers. If you are pre-diabetic and can lose this weight, you will lower your risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent.
NOTE.
When you burn more calories than you consume, and lose weight too quickly as a result, your body produces fewer leptin hormones. Insufficient levels could increase your appetite, prompting you to eat more — making weight loss nearly impossible.
Sweating itself doesn’t burn a measurable amount of calories, but sweating out enough liquid will cause you to lose water weight. It’s only a temporary loss, though.
Posted by: | Posted on: December 16, 2019

IMPORTANCE OF EATING A FRUIT EVERYDAY.

In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering. Fruits are the means by which angiosperms disseminate seeds.

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There are around 2000 types of fruits around the world, of which the western world uses only 10% of those.

Common types of fruits that are readily available include:
  • Apples and pears.
  • Citrus – oranges, grapefruits, mandarins and limes.
  • Stone fruit – nectarines, apricots, peaches and plums.
  • Tropical and exotic – bananas and mangoes.
  • Berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwifruit and passionfruit.
According to The Most Popular Fruit in the World, the most popular fruit in the world is,
  • Tomatoes (170.75 million metric tons consumed in 2014)
  • Bananas (114.13 m.m.t.)
  • Watermelons (111 m.m.t.)
  • Apples (84.63 m.m.t.)
  • Grapefruit (83.97 m.m.t.)

 

Top Ten Vegetables and Fruit You Should Eat Everyday
  • Blueberries. Blueberries contain anti-oxidants, specifically anthocyanidans, which is a flavanoid connected with cognitive ability.
  • Bell Peppers. Bell Peppers come in a multitude of colours – green, yellow, orange and red.
  • Cruciferous Vegetables.
  • Leafy Green Vegetables.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Bananas.
  • Garlic.
  • Ginger.

People who eat fruit as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. USDA’s MyPlate encourages making half your plate fruits and vegetables for healthy eating. Fruit are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid).

some of the surprising health benefits of fruits and vegetables:
  • Cardiovascular health. Eat fruits and vegetables for healthy heart.
  • Lower cancer risk. Fruits and vegetables can lower your cancer risk.
  • Improved vision. An eye exam can indicate underlying health issues.
  • Reduced diabetes risk.
  • Better digestive health.

Orange-colored fruits and vegetables — like sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, mangos, and apricots — are high in beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that helps with night vision, your eyes‘ ability to adjust to darkness.

 

seven fruits that successfully improve your skin.
  • Pomegranate. Pomegranate juice can work wonders for your skin.
  • Bananas. Whether you like the taste of it or not, care to include this fruit in your beauty regime for its many benefits.
  • Watermelon.
  • Papaya.
  • Kiwi.
  • Oranges.
  • Apples.

 

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