For Your Well-Being

These are the questions what the people generally make formally or informally to the friends, relatives, specialists or the experienced ones and the answers given are also some sort of hear-say. I would welcome if they are added and/or attributed authentically. Further, none should rely on information provided here for health problems. Any questions regarding health should be addressed to own physician or other healthcare provider.

Question No.1: Is it correct to eat all of my daily calories in one meal?
Ans.: People who eat all of their calories in one meal gain more weight than those that spread their calories over three meals.

Question No.2:Can my blood pressure medication raise my risk of diabetes?
Yes. A study confirmed that diuretics and beta blockers do raise you risk of developing diabetes. It is, therefore, better that you may consider many natural alternatives to blood pressure medication.

Question No.3: Can exercise improve my memory?
Ans.:A three-month Columbia university study revealed that those who exercised just four times a week had better blood volume in the hippocampus, an area of the brain linked to memorization of new info. More blood volume equals better memory.

Question No.4:How much does deadline pressure affect my heart attack risk?
In one study, employees toiling under intense deadline pressure were 6 times more likely to suffer a heart attack.

Question No.5: Where is melanoma most often diagnosed?
Ans.: In women, most melanomas occur on the legs. For men, the most diagnosed areas are the trunk, head and neck, have someone examine you from head to toe. Look for changes in size or colour of blemishes, mole and freckles.

Question No.6:What are the FDA suggested daily limits on artificial sweeteners?
Saccharin – 12 packets: aspartame (equal, NutraSweet) – 74 packets, or 22 cans of soda: sucralose (splenda) – 28 packets

Question No.7: Can my kids get sick from swimming in public pools?
Ans.:Yes. Children can pick up RWI’s (recreational water illness) even from well-maintained pools. Illnesses include: diarrhoea, skin, ear, or respiratory infection.

Question No.8: What foods can boost my HDL good cholesterol?
Ans.: In one study, women who consumed 26 g of soy protein daily over a six-week period increased their HDL levels by 402%. 2.8 g of DHA (omega-3) daily for one month raised HDL by 8%

Question No.9: What tuna is least contaminated?
Ans.: Opt for “chunk light tuna in water.” It averages only 118 parts per million (ppm) of mercury. Tuna packd in oil averages as much as .353 ppm. Canned salmon contains less than .1 ppm, but it’s much more expensive than tuna.

Question No.10: Why are hot dogs/wieners unhealthy?
Ans.: A new study found that eating just 1 hot dog/wiener per day increased the risk of pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, by 67% on account of the sodium nitrates present in wieners and other processed meats.