THE TRUTH ABOUT VITAMIN C

Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and helps to maintain its normal function during and after intense physical exercise, Increases iron absorption; As an antioxidant it protects cells against oxidative stress and reduces tiredness; It is important for normal collagen formation and for the proper function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth; It helps to control metabolism; Helps to improve functioning of the nervous system.

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HOW BAD IS FAST FOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Food makes us who we are. If we talk about physical strength, presence of mind, our height, weight etc all these things depend on the type of food we eat. Food provides us nutrients, vitamins and minerals which are required for our growth and wellbeing. Sadly, not all food is good for us and for our health.

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IS TOO MUCH TEA / COFFEE BAD FOR YOU?

Tea is an ancient drink that is made by steeping the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant in boiling water. The resulting drink contains active ingredients such as caffeine, flavonoids and fluoride. Many health benefits have been linked to regular tea consumption, including one observational study that noted an 11 percent decrease in heart attack risk for subjects drinking three or more cups of tea per day. However, excessive consumption can lead to some adverse side effects.

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HOW MUCH SUN FOR VITAMIN D

Sun exposure to the skin is the human race’s natural, intended, most effective and most neglected source of vitamin D.Vitamin D sufficiency, along with diet and exercise, has emerged as one of the most important preventive factors in human health. Hundreds of studies now link vitamin D deficiency with significantly higher rates of many forms of cancer‚ as well as heart disease‚ osteoporosis‚ multiple sclerosis and many other conditions and diseases.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER

Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish green flowers. The ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant. Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. It is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food.

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Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)

ADLs (activities of daily living): The things we normally do in daily living including any daily activity we perform for self-care such as feeding ourselves, bathing, dressing, grooming, work, homemaking, and leisure. The ability or inability to perform ADLs can be used as a very practical measure of ability/disability in many disorders.

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HEAT EXHAUSTION SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO TREAT

Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It’s one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Heat Exhaustion is likely to occur when a person’s body temperature rises above 37 degrees but below 40 degrees celsius. The body cools itself by sweating and allowing that sweat to evaporate. This requires enough fluid in the body to make sweat, air circulating across the skin, and low enough air humidity to allow that sweat to evaporate.

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