Anti-Aging Common Health Myths
It is a chore to keep up with all the information out there, much less difficult to know which ideas to believe and which ones could be blatant nonsense
Following are what we believe to be common health myths for you to make note of and use in your arsenal of anti-aging solutions.
Ten Common Health Myths
1: You Need Medicine for Health Your health is your own. There have been countless studies done on men and women who have cured their own cancer without the traditional methods.
Laughter, positive thinking, change in diet are contributing factors. Many pharmaceuticals will only act for the most part, as a band-aid. A radical change in the diet, one which contains superfoods rich in antioxidants may be a better choice.
Doctors will for the most part always lean toward the practice of medicine, surgery, and intervention for healing. Drugs can be just as powerful to cause more harm than good.
2: Microwaving Food Is Unhealthy All that radiation that some people will warn you about are too weak to be detrimental to your food or your health.
The real risk comes from other things put into the microwave. Use only microwave-safe containers so as not to contaminate the food you are cooking and consuming.
3: Raw Foods vs Cooked Foods Raw vegies hold all their nutrients while cooked vegetables do not.
Studies have shown that a raw vegan style diet may lower your risk for colon cancer.
Cooked foods, aside from steaming, will deplete food from their nutrients. Consider mixing it up a bit with cooked and uncooked for better anti-aging effects.
Raw vegetables contain enzymes that are lost during the cooking process, however, that is not critical due to the fact that these are produced by your body on its own.
4: Craving Foods Because Of Nutrients Do you crave a stick of celery or a juicy cheeseburger? If you crave sweets or greasy foods, it is most likely an emotional need you want to satisfy, not a physical need.
When you want or crave something, it is most likely due to the fact that you are depriving yourself of it and your willpower is in retreat.
5: Eating More Smaller Meals Burns More Calories Studies have shown that those mini-meals will help you stay full longer. However, they do not allow you to burn that many calories during the day.
The more meals you enjoy, the more your willpower is tested. The more temptation to overeat.
6: Bananas Will Bloat You A banana a day will not make you fat, they are a low-fat food that contains a good amount of potassium.
The banana is also a good source of fiber vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
7: Table Sugar vs High Fructose Corn Syrup Sucrose and the HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) debate. Is there a better of the two? The short answer is no. Stay away from both.
Based on calorie and fat content, HFCS and sucrose are the same. However, chemicals from HFCS make it worse over time.
Either or, both will do the following: contribute to obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, bowel discomfort, constipation, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, an addiction to overly sweet products, should I go on???? Stay away-live longer.
8: The More Fat-The More Weight Gain Not all fat is created equal. There is a lot of giving and take here. Too much saturated fat can increase cholesterol. While too little can increase obesity.
A diet in healthy fats may help you live longer, fight off obesity, and even lower your chance of developing heart disease.
You can improve cell membrane by consuming coconut oil, olive oil, and avocados.
Women should consume 20 grams of saturated fat per day, men, 30 grams.
9: More Exercise Equals More Weight Loss If done correctly, high-intensity exercise may allow you to lose up to 2 pounds per week.
Without proper warmups, such as stretching, you can tear ligaments, injure joints, and cause some inflammation. All that may cause you to be a little stagnant, which may cause you to add on some extra pounds.
Finish any workout with slow static stretches to cool down.
10: Passed Physical Means You Are Healthy Maybe. 60% of heart attack victims never had any major health problems before suffering cardiac failure.
Antioxidants and running at high intensity for 30-minute intervals three times per week may build up a stronger body to fend off disease.
Two cups of green tea can boost metabolism and help fight disease.
Each cell you have in your body is affected negatively by about 10,000 radicals each second. Up to 100,000 cancer cells in our body every day. Without a strong immune system, how do you defend yourself best?
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What Have We Learned?
No one knows yourself better than you do. That is if you are not constantly asking some doctor or friend for their advice.
It is all about you to prevent disease and make yourself well by freeing yourself from all the health and wellness myths that are out in the world today. Especially today with the internet and information overload.
When you learn to develop unique healthy habits that fit into your lifestyle and your desires, you will be able to keep them up over the long run all for your anti-aging trek.