TopicFood - The Energy For Your Health

  • Tue 19th Mar 2019 - 9:09am

    Food is burned in the body by the help of the air that we breathe. Turmeric with Bioperine Review All food can be used as body-fuel and food is measured as fuel-units called calories. There are numerous amounts of people that eat too much and thereby consume too many calories. There are some however that eat too little and consume too little calories. Frequently, the person will make the mistake unconsciously by measuring the food by weight or bulk instead of by calories. There are some foods that are much more concentrated than others, meaning that they have a lot of calories by bulk; others are bulky, meaning they contain less calories in a given bulk. Although olive oil is a good healthy fat, one third of an ounce of olive oil contains 100 calories, which is as much as what is in a pound or more of celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, string beans, watermelon, or lettuce.

    Before going even further, it may help to explain more about the picture of food values. It is easier to make a note of some of the common foods at the table that contain about 100 calories. A small lamb chop weighing about an ounce; one large egg weighing about 2 ounces; about 3 ounces of baked beans; about an ounce of cheese; 3.5 ounces of sweet corn and about an ounce of shredded wheat biscuit, all contain about 100 calories. Even a small piece of sponge-cake of about one ounce, will contain about 100 calories. The larger the person or the more muscular the work that the person does, then the more food and calories that he needs.

    Research data especially with life insurance, has shown substantially that weight, especially in relation to age, is a big influence on longevity. Unless it is in the earlier stages of life, being overweight is an unfavorable condition that can influence longlivity, more so than being underweight. Life insurance tables however, cannot determine whether an individual is actually overweight or underweight as some body types may be either underweight or overweight, depending on their general structure and body framework. The mortality research on elderly and middle-aged overweights has been unfavorable. The lowest mortality rate is normally found among those who average as a group, a few pounds over the average weight before they reach the age of 35 and a few pounds under the average weight, after the age of 35. To summarize it up, being overweight after the age of 35 is associated with an increasingly higher death rate. Therefore without proper nutrition and physical activity and if there are too many faulty living habits, being middle-aged can be a menace to our health unless we are pro-active.


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