Posts Tagged ‘Organism’

Should I fast for a day?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Should I fast for a dayAnother great health question is “should I fast for a day?” The day long fast is beneficial to health as long as it is not done more than once a month, say U.S. experts. The results of their study shows that people who abstain from food one day of every month have about 40% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. And in patients with asthma it was observed to  visibly lower the severity of the attacks.
The scientists from the University of Chicago, quoted by Reuters, “mild” stress was found  when testing  the body during moderate fasting,which  reflects positively on immunity and reduces the risk of many diseases.
The experts state that you do not  have to starve all day, but should skip main meals.   So it seems that in answer to the question ‘should I fast for a day”, the answer is yes, it does have some very good health benefits!!

Organism is protecting itself

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

SaltSome people seem to have an inborn dislike of certain vegetables and have no desire to consume, regardless of the form in which they were prepared. According to U.S. scientists from the private research institute Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia this was due to “internal voting body, which we seek to dictate what, how and in what form to consume. The study’s authors – Mary Sandy and Paul Breslin argue that those who literally hate vegetables, instinctively protect themselves from iodine deficiency and caused by that disruption of the thyroid gland. Many vegetables, especially broccoli, horseradish root and contain relatively large amounts of glucosinolates, which prevent the formation of organic iodine compounds in the body and their access to the thyroid gland. Without compounds iodine thyroid can not function normally. Therefore, in parts of the world where there is a shortage of food from non-vegetable origin, ie lack of iodine, many people suffer from increased thyroid. In a strong iodine deficiency slows mental development of children that with increasing age can not be compensated.
The bitter taste is a warning
Scientists have discovered a receptor on the tongue taste bitter substances which determines, in some cases respond to glucosinolates. In part of the study participants were found two genes responsible for this receptor. They are perceived vegetables containing glucosinolates, uniquely as bitter. Other actors who have a gene, responsible for the particular perception of taste, these vegetables are defined as less bitter. Others who did not have a similar gene, they have never felt bitterness.

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