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Here is why you still need fat in your diet

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It’s not good for your body to be deficient in fat, because it needs some fat in order to function properly. If you don’t consume enough fat, this can be reflected in your health and well-being.

Of course, we are talking about healthy fats, which are found in fish, eggs, olive oil, nuts and the like. Make sure that you treat yourself with a juicy avocado and supply your body with these vital substances!

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WHERE TO GET HEALTHY FATS?

Healthy fats are natural and of high quality. We recommend you to use coconut oil for salads and olive oil and macadamia oil for cooking. If you use butter, it should be, if possible, from organic origin. As often as possible serve on your plate small fish (anchovies, sardines, herring…) or large cold sea fish (mackerel, salmon, tuna). If you eat meat, buy from local farms, where the animals grazed on pastures. Products that are also rich in good fats are eggs (the yolk), avocados, nuts and bacon, but don’t overeat them. Fat can also be obtained from certain cheeses and cream. If you are intolerant to lactose, we recommend goat cheese and milk, which contains less lactose than cow’s milk and its products. In any case, avoid harmful trans fats, which are found in processed foods. Some countries have even banned them!

SYMPTOMS OF LACK OF HEALTHY FATS

  1. You are always hungry. Or at least you feel this way – even when you eat a larger meal. The body requires more time to metabolize fat than carbohydrates, therefore, with foods rich in fat we are better satiated.

  2. Your skin is no longer vital as it used to. The skin is dull, flaky and unusually dry. You can also look old for your age. Healthy fats are essential for healthy skin; they help in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins from food, which help the skin retain moisture.

  3. You have irregular periods. The body needs healthy fats to regulate the hormones. If you are deficient in fats, it can cause disruption of the menstrual cycle. If you have irregular periods the reason may be fat deficiency, of course maybe the problem lies somewhere else and it is better in this case to visit a gynecologist.

  4. You cannot concentrate. If you are consciously avoiding fat you intake less calories. The consequence of this is that you are often hungry, and the concentration drops.

  5. You are anxious, maybe even a little depressed. The reason for this situation can be quite elsewhere, but it may be a sign of a lack of essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6). They can be found in fish, flax and chia seeds. If anxiety occurs overnight, regularly enjoy oily fish such as salmon, fresh tuna or sardines for two weeks. Observe if the situation has improved.

  6. You are sensitive to noise. If you panic when loud, when unexpected sound comes, the reason for this may be just lack of fat. The study, which was conducted by the American Psychological Association, has demonstrated that mice that eat enough omega-3 fatty acids, are not afraid of unexpected sounds – as opposed to those who lacked these fats.

  7. You are tired after 20 minutes of exercise. During physical activity the body first uses carbohydrates, however for further action it relies on the calories from fat. If this is not enough, you’re exhausted soon after the start of the physical activity.

  8. You have a bad memory. Many studies have shown that traditional Mediterranean diet, which includes fatty foods such as olive oil, nuts, fish, etc. improves memory. If your memory is bad lately, this may be a sign that you should include more fats in your diet.

 

 

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Effects of Hot baths on inflammation, glucose metabolism

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According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism.

Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing attention from scientists.

Scientists now believe they offer some potential benefits, including improved vascular function and sleep.

Because hot baths are low cost and unlikely to cause significant side effects, understanding any benefits that a hot bath might have could be a quick win for medical science.



Recently, researchers set out to understand whether hot bath immersion could have an impact on metabolic disorders, such as diabetes.

 Almost 20 years ago, a paper concluded that hot water immersion of individuals with type 2 diabetes enhanced insulin sensitivity. However, it is still unclear how this might occur.

In the most recent study, the researchers dug a little deeper into the mechanisms at work. They theorized that the influence of a hot bath over glucose metabolism might revolve around the inflammatory response.

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Inflammation and insulin resistance

There is some evidence that chronic, low-level inflammation increases insulin resistance. In other words, inflammation reduces a cell’s ability to respond to insulin, potentially contributing to the development of diabetes.

Conversely, exercise has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity — meaning that the body has better control over glucose levels.

Although doctors often recommend exercise to reduce the risk of developing metabolic disorders, not everyone can exercise — perhaps due to health conditions or physical capacity. It is, therefore, essential to find alternative ways to improve insulin sensitivity for these people.

Exercise, as with other physical stressors, sparks a brief inflammatory response, followed by a more extended anti-inflammatory response. The researchers wanted to see if a different type of physical stressor — a hot bath — might have a similar effect on the immune system.

For this study, the researchers investigated the impact of a hot bath on overweight, mostly sedentary men. The findings were published recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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Hot bath intervention

Each participant immersed themselves in a water bath set at 102°F (39°C) for 1 hour. Scientists took blood just before and after the bath, and then 2 hours later.

Also, the researchers charted the participants’ blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate every 15 minutes.

 Over the following 2 weeks, the participants had a further 10 hot water immersions.

The researchers found that a single hot water immersion caused a spike of interleukin — a marker of inflammation. Similarly, there was an increase in nitric oxide (NO) production.

The spike in NO is important because it causes blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure. NO also improves glucose intake into tissues, and scientists think it has anti-inflammatory properties.



As expected, the 2-week intervention saw a reduction in fasting blood sugar and inflammation. In the same way that exercise influences inflammation, the researchers saw an initial increase followed by a long-term decrease in inflammation.

The researchers also write that it “might have implications for improving metabolic health in populations unable to meet the current physical activity recommendations.”

It is important to note that the people who took part in the study did report some discomfort. This was either due to the length of time that they were required to stay in the bath or the high temperature. Future research might investigate whether shorter periods or lower temperatures might have similar benefits.

Of course, hot baths alone cannot treat metabolic disorders, but they may be a simple, cost-effective intervention that can run alongside other treatments.

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Experts recommend natural remedies to Diabetes.

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Medical practitioners have recommended some natural remedies that could curb the increasing rate of diabetes in the country.

The practitioners offered the remedies in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

They spoke against the backdrop of this year’s World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated globally on November 14.



The practitioners said the awareness had become imperative because diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose.

“Diabetes usually is prevalent in middle aged and older adults but now becoming common in children. Adults are still at the highest risk than children,’’ Dr. Iorwuese Charles told NAN on phone.

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He said that diabetes has to do with an increase sugar level in the blood caused by an absolute deficiency of insulin that affects one out of three adults.

Charles, a medical practitioner at Police Hospital Ado, Ekiti State, said that diabetes is a group of diseases that usually ends up in too much amount of sugar in the blood.

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He advised families to always maintain good lifestyle habits to curb diabetes in their homes.

Charles said the symptoms in diabetes include increased frequency of urination, increase thirst, dry mouth, increase in eating with weight loss.

Other signs, he said, are: “Blurring of vision, tiredness, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, frequent urination at night and headaches.”

According to him, the symptoms of diabetes are endless with no permanent cure but with proper maintenance one could live a healthy life.

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