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Health is an ever-increasing topic of interest around the world. How do you get healthy and stay healthy?
What should you eat, and how much should you sleep?
These common and pervasive questions have led to this list of top 10 health “did you know.”
1. Protein and caffeine can be dehydrating.
Consuming too much protein, especially through supplements, as well as too much caffeine throughout the day, can lead to dehydration very quickly.
Dehydration has many implications, including headaches, fatigue, and a decrease in metabolism. To combat dehydration, drink extra water or reduce your protein and caffeine consumption.
2. Lavender is relaxing.
Studies show that lavender lowers stress and anxiety, which helps you relax.
This can lead to better sleep, and sleep is tied to many aspects of health.
Lavender can be used as fresh cuttings, dried cuttings in sachets, or essential oils.
3. Bananas can help improve your mood.
A banana has approximately 30 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 helps the brain produce serotonin, which is considered a mood stabilizer.
Eating a banana daily can help relieve depression and anxiety by stimulating the serotonin levels in your body.
4. Anxiety and depression are becoming more common.
More than one-third of Americans have displayed clinical signs of anxiety, depression, or both since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to the Census Bureau.
Mental illness is real, and it has a severe impact on your physical health too.
5. Larger muscles burn more calories.
The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus.
Incorporating large muscles into your exercise routine will burn more calories than small muscles.
Also, increasing the size of any muscle will result in more daily calorie burning of that muscle.
6. Lemons aid weight control and anemia prevention.
Lemons, usually added to drinking water, help people feel fuller sooner and for longer. This can aid weight loss.
Additionally, lemons are high in vitamin C, which is key to preventing anemia, and iron deficiency.
Overall, adding lemons to your diet can greatly improve your health.
7. High-intensity exercise burns carbs, not fat.
High-intensity exercise burns a lot of calories; however, the majority of those calories come from burning carbohydrates in your body.
This is because at high intensity, oxygen is more difficult to come by (you are out of breath), and your body can’t burn fat efficiently without oxygen.
For fat loss, low-intensity exercise is more efficient.
8. Sunshine sets your body clock and boosts vitamin D.
Bodies benefit from daily sunshine. Exposure to the sun sets your body’s sleep/wake cycle, which helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Sunshine is also a needed ingredient for your body to produce vitamin D, a component for strong bones and a healthy immune system.
9. Alpha brain waves are linked to increased creativity.
Different brain waves are associated with sleep, wake, and in between.
Alpha waves are often neglected, as they are generated during times of free thought or meditation.
However, alpha waves have been linked to increased creativity.
To boost your alpha wave generation, spend time allowing your mind to wander freely.
10. Eggs are an ideal protein.
Protein is made from amino acids, and there are quite a few to choose from.
However, human bodies need different amino acids in different quantities, and not all sources of proteins offer the right balance.
Eggs are one of the most ideal in terms of distribution and balance of amino acids needed by the human body, making them an ideal protein source.
Learning more health facts can help you live a happier, healthier life.
Understanding those facts is even more important because it arms you with the knowledge about how your fascinatingly complicated body works.