Water – Health

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Whoever you are, you probably drink water? Even if it is just a few glasses. Well, Every human is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday to be healthy and maintain proper circulation in the body.

Drinking warm water can be more beneficial to the health, skin and the hair! Why?

  • If you drink warm water, even better if it is with lemon and honey, after waking up, it will help to detoxify the body. Warm water increases the temperature of your body, that helps you sweat and thus releasing any toxins/impurities in your body.
  • Warm water even helps you in digestion to a great extent, as unlike cold water it does not harden the oil present in consumer food.
  • Warm water, especially with lemon and honey, also promotes metabolism and reduces weight loss!
  • Intake of warm water benefits blood circulation.
  • It also prevents premature aging and turns the skin healthier!

Additional benefit for woman:

Warm water can aid in menstrual cramps. The heat of the water calms the abdominal muscles, thus curing spasms.

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Eating prebiotics

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Intake of dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the psychological impacts of stress.

Monika Fleshner from University of Colorado added, “Given that sufficient NREM (Non-rapid Eye movement) sleep and proper nutrition can impact brain development and function and that sleep problems are common in early life, it is possible that a diet rich in prebiotics started in early life could help improve sleep, support the gut microbiota and promote optimal brain/psychological health.

The study involved feeding three-week old male rats on a diet with either standard chow or chow with prebiotics. They then monitored the rats’ body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles using EEG or brain activity testing.

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Skipping breakfast?

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The old saying ,”Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” couldn’t ring truer.

It is known that beginning your day with a heavy breakfast will give your body enough fuel to keep you going without feeling sluggish or lethargic. And yet, millions of people around the world tend to skip breakfast, choosing to have lunch as the first meal of the day (I used to do that too).

An ideal breakfast must comprise energy enhancing foods like complex carbohydrates and low fat protein. The former helps maintain steady energy levels and give calories with minimal chance of fate storage. Low fat protein helps improve muscle growth, increases metabolism and fat burning. It also improves body composition and workout performance.

Skipping breakfast can result in lowering the BMR (Body Metabolic Rate) to conserve calories, leading to fat gain and triggers off acidity.

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NASA reaps lettuce for the first time

NASA’s Astronauts aboard the International Space Station started growing red romaine lettuce last month as part of a gardening program named “Cut-and-Come-again”. Through this program, NASA is trying to grow flowers and vegetables in space.

The Cut-and-Come-again program requires astronauts to cut the leaves of the plant but leave the core of the plant with a few leaves so that it can grow again within two weeks and astronauts can get a higher yield for the crops.

Space gardener Shane Kimbrough said that he enjoyed cultivating the crops. This was the first harvest mainly for the consumption of ISS crew. There will be four more such harvests by the end of the year that will be split between crew consumption and samples of the food sent to earth.

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