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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 5, 2020

BEST HEALTHY TYPE OF TEAS.

Tea hot drink made by infusing the dried crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water

There are various types of teas and most of them have healthy benefits into our body.These include:

1.Peppermint tea.

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Peppermint tea is sometimes referred to as “the stomach healer” because it is known to soothe many gastrointestinal ailments, including stomach aches, stomach pains, stomach cramps, heartburn, gas/flatulence, indigestion and diarrhea, and to promote healthy digestion.

2.Hibiscus tea.

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Hibiscus tea prevents hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weight management. Its rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.

3.Chamomile tea.

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Chamomile is a herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family.It is loaded with antioxidants that may play a role in lowering your risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer.It has properties that may aid sleep and digestion, as well.

4.Ginger tea.

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Drinking a cup of ginger tea before travelling can help prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cup at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom.Also useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food.

5.Oolong tea.

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Oolong tea may not be as well known as green or black tea, but it has similar health benefits. These include benefits for heart, brain, bone and dental health. In addition, it may boost your metabolism, decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and protect against certain types of cancer.

4.White tea.

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White tea has been shown to protect the body against certain diseases and reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disorders. It also provides natural antibacterial properties, helps with weight loss, and can lower bad cholesterol.

5.Matcha tea.

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Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body.

 

Posted by: | Posted on: December 29, 2019

CAUSES OF OBESITY AND HOW TO AVOID IT.

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat.It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

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It is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy, particularly fat and sugars, but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat.Even thou,it may be also caused by other things.

Most common causes of obesity

  • Physical inactivity. It is a leading cause of disease and disability.Sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety.
  • Overeating. If you consume high amounts of energy, particularly fat and sugars, but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat.
  • Genetics.More commonly, people who have obesity have multiple genes that predispose them to gain excess weight. One such gene is the fat mass and obesity-associated gene (FTO), which is found in up to 43% of the population.
  • A diet high in simple carbohydrates.carbohydrates are among the macronutrients that provide energy and can thus contribute to excess energy intake and subsequent weight gain.
  • Frequency of eating.
  • Medications.Common drugs that cause unwanted pounds include corticosteroids, antidepressants, diabetes medications such as insulin or those containing sulfonylureas, some heartburn drugs, hormone therapy/contraceptives, and anti-seizure drugs such as Depakote.
  • Psychological factors.Psychological factors that can be associated with obesity can include behaviors (eating, lack of activity), personality factors, stress which can lbe associated with poor diet and exercise in many people, feelings of being out of control with food and patterns of dysfunctional eating.
  • Diseases such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome are also contributors to obesity.

While diet and exercise alone may not be enough to cure obesity, they are still two of the best ways to prevent it.For treating obesity,it is good to consider biologically based treatment, including medication and surgery where appropriate.

Obesity symptoms
  • breathlessness.
  • increased sweating.
  • snoring.
  • inability to cope with sudden physical activity.
  • feeling very tired every day.
  • back and joint pains.
  • low confidence and self esteem.
  • feeling isolated.
Foods to avoid when you’re trying to lose weight.
  • French Fries and Potato Chips. Whole potatoes are healthy and filling, but french fries and potato chips are not.
  • Sugary Drinks. Sugar may be sweet, but the health effects of sugar consumption are not. Drinking large amounts of sugar can lead to serious health problems. Sugary beverage intake is significantly associated with weight gain and obesity.
  • White Bread.Eating bread will make you gain weight.Bread has the same calories per ounce as protein. Whole wheat bread and white bread have the same calories per slice. Whole grains packed with fiber will leave you feeling fuller, so you can eat less to still feel satisfied.
  • Candy Bars.
  • Most Fruit Juices.Sucrose consumption without the corresponding fiber, as is commonly present in fruit juice, is associated with the metabolic syndrome, liver injury, and obesity.
  • Pastries, Cookies and Cakes.
  • Some Types of Alcohol (Especially Beer).Ethanol stimulates reward centers in the brain in much the same way sugar, salt and fat do. Because of this, people with a predisposition to over-drinking may also have a predisposition to overeating. Some people have said that drinking alcohol increases appetite, and so can lead to overeating and weight gain.
  • Ice Cream.Most ice creams are high in sugar and fat, adding a lot of extra calories to your meal.

The Pritikin and Ornish diets are examples of very low-fat diets. They are primarily plant-based diets (e.g., fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and soy), with limited amounts of reduced fat dairy, eggs, lean meats, and fish.

Many of the strategies that produce successful weight loss and maintenance will help prevent obesity. Improving your eating habits and increasing physical activity play a vital role in preventing obesity. Things you can do include: Eat five to six servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

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