Know your Fats

Research has shown is that it’s not only the amount of fat but the type of fat you consume that matters. The following are types of fats you encounter in your diet:
Monounsaturated fats: These fats remain liquid at low temperatures and are found in many vegetable oils (olive, peanut, canola). Monounsaturated fats lower total blood cholesterol by lowering LDL cholesterol, but not lowering HDL cholesterol.

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Protein and its Needs

Our dietary habits are so entrenched with animal meats as principle foods that the image of meat automatically appears when people hear the word “protein.” In less affluent societies, the principle protein is usually of the vegetable variety. Usually, that means beans or products made from beans, such as tofu, tempeh, or fermented bean products popular throughout Asia, such as miso or its byproduct, soy sauce (also called tamari).

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Simple versus complex carbs

The common mistake most people make is to lump all carbohydrates into the “it makes me fat” category — when, in fact, carbohydrates have dramatically different effects in your body. Although all carbohydrates are made up from sugars of different types, the two main categories are called simple and complex.

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Science of SLEEP

We spend around a third of our live sleeping; it is vital to our survival, but despite years of research, scientists still aren’t entirely sure why we do it. The urge to sleep is all- consuming, and if we are deprived of it, we will eventually slip into slumber even if the situation is life- threatening.

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Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug. For thousands of years, people in South America have chewed and ingested coca leaves (Erythroxylon coca), the source of cocaine, for their stimulant effects.

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Keto Diet

Keto or ketogenic diet is a very low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. The main difference between the Keto diet and other healthy diet is that it changes the way your body converts certain food into energy. Generally, the body relies on carb (sugar) reserves as a fuel, but keto diet focuses on drastic reduction carbohydrates and replaces these carbs with fats.

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Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. It is typically sold as white or brownish powder that is “cut” with sugars, starch, powdered milk, or quinine.

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Appendix

There are nicer things in life than lying on an examining table at the doctor’s with one thermometer in your mouth and another in your behind. But that used to be the standard examination in cases of suspected appendicitis. A significantly higher temperature down below than in the mouth was a major indication. Modern doctors no longer need to rely on temperature differences to diagnose appendicitis.

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A FEW FACTS ABOUT FECES

GENTLE READER, it is now time to get down to the nitty-gritty. So, hitch up your suspenders, push your glasses up the bridge of your nose, and take a good gulp of your tea. While maintaining a safe distance, we must now take a closer look at the mysteries of number twos!

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