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outdoors might just be greater than you think. There are plenty of us who love
to spend as many hours of the day outdoors as we can, and hiking is obviously
quite healthy for the body, but few of us ever give a lot of thought to how
hiking could benefit our mental health as well. It turns out that hiking might
just be your ticket to a brand-new brain, whether you’re passionate about the
outdoors, or just force yourself to take a
stroll around your local park.
studies about the effects of hiking and nature have been directed at
understanding just how this recreational activity affects both the
physiological and mental aspects of our brains. One of the main reasons for
this glut of research is because we’re spending so much less time outdoors,
overall. The average American child now spends half as much time outside as
compared to only 20 years ago. HALF. Only 6% of children will play outside on
their own in a typical week. Conversely, kids are now spending almost 8 hours
per day watching television, playing video games, or using a computer, tablet,
or phone for recreational purposes. That number actually jumps up to 10 hours
if you count doing two things at once! Overall, Americans now spend 93% of
their time inside a building or vehicle.
does this mean for human beings? Well, unless we get a little more proactive
about embracing fresh air and dirt under our feet, the prognosis is pretty
grim. The bright side is, as with all great medicine, when it comes to the
outdoors, a little goes a long way.
Nature really does clear your head.
to a study published last July in Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences, a 90-minute walk through a natural environment had a huge positive
impact on participants. In a survey taken afterwards, those people who took the
natural walk showed far lower levels of brooding, or obsessive worry. The control
group who spent that 90 minutes walking through a city reported no such
difference. Not only that, but the scientists went a step further and did brain
scans of the subjects. They found that there was decreased blood flow to the
subgenual prefrontal cortex. What in the world does that mean? Well, increased
blood flow to this region of the brain is associated with bad moods. Everything
from feeling sad about something, to worrying, to major depression seem to be
tied to this brain region. Hiking deactivates it.
Unplugging makes you more creative.
Ruth Ann Atchley and David L. Strayer found in their 2012 study that after a
four-day-long hike in the wilderness, with no access to
technology, participants scored a whopping 50% higher on a test known as
RAT, or Remote Associates Test. It’s a simple way of measuring the creative
potential in people. A series of three words are given, for instance, “same,
tennis, and head.” The test-taker has to find a fourth word that connects the
first three. In this case, the answer is “match.” A 50% increase is a huge leap
up in performance by research standards. Problem-solving skills like this are
thought to originate in the same area of the brain that we also use for
selective attention and threat detection, meaning our ability to think
creatively is being overwhelmed by the constant stimulus of digital, indoor
Hiking boosts your focus.
mentioned selective attention in the previous section but this is bigger than
that. Anyone who has ADHD or has raised a child who has been diagnosed with the
disorder can tell you, it’s a daily struggle to maintain grades, work
performance, even relationships with friends and family. Medication can help
alleviate the symptoms, but often ADHD persists into adulthood and that daily
habit of popping stimulants can take its toll on your health and your wallet.
Well, what about a good hike? A 2004 study came to the pretty obvious
conclusion that getting outdoors and doing something active can reduce the
symptoms of ADHD. More than that, it can do so for anyone, regardless of age,
health, or other characteristics that can change the effect of medication.
Charge your mind’s batteries with a hike.
a pretty solid aerobic exercise that burns around 400-700 calories per hour.
This is great on its own, but aerobic exercise also has a really positive
effect on your brain: it improves your memory. It’s even being studied as a way
to help seniors fight off dementia, because it doesn’t just increase your
ability to store information, it also reduces memory loss. Outdoor activity has
also been shown to improve grades, so it’s a pretty solid choice all around for
juicing your grey matter.
Feel better about yourself, from your sweaty head
down to your muddy boots.
to a 2010 report in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, even
getting out into nature for five minutes at a stretch is enough to give your
self-esteem a substantial upgrade. Spending the entire day outdoors results in
a second jump upwards! Walking near water seemed to have the biggest effect, so
when planning your next hike, be sure to seek out a location with some great
streams, rivers, or lakes.
the solution to all of life’s woes? Probably not. But what science is showing
is that it’s actually a pretty solid candidate for making everyone’s lives a
lot better, with very little input. If you already hike, good for you! If you’d
like to start, find yourself a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes or boots and
head to a website like EveryTrail, which can help you find your way
to the nearest nature.
Guava leaf tea can
decrease bad LDL cholesterol without affecting good HDL cholesterol
Treat bronchitis and
coughs with guava leaf tea
Apply crushed guava
leaves onto affected areas to relieve itching caused by allergies
This method can also
be used for relieving insect bites.
Guava leaves offer an
amazing aid against hair loss when boiled and allowed too cool on room
temperature. Gently massage your scalp to stop any further hair loss
Guava leaf tea stops
carbohydrates from turning into sugar and thus suppresses appetite. This
will also help you to reduce weight.
Guava leaf tea is also
great for upset stomach and provides a great help in cases of food
This tea is also
effective in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentry since it provides
strong antimicrobial properties.
Guava leaf tea is
considered to be effective in treating enlarged prostate and cancer.
It is especially
recommended for men who deal with fertility problems.
Guava leaves are high
in vitamin C, which helps to heal those trouble spots on your face, called
acne and pimples.
In order to prevent
infections, aplly crushed guava leaves on minor cuts like scrapes or abrasion.
You can also prepare a tea to relieve an outer ear infection. Leave the
tea to cool and then drop some of it in on the affected area.
Boil 9 guava leaves in
5 cups of water until the amount you have in your pot reduces by half.
This is great in the treatment of dengue.
Guava leaf tea is very
beneficial for diabetics as it reduces blood sugar level and does not
stimulate insulin secretion.
Chew guava leaves in
order to relieve toothache, inflamed gums and sores in the oral cavity.
If you want to remove
blackheads naturally, crush a few guava leaves and stir in a little bit of
water. Use this instead of your regular face scrub.
Use the same
combination to prevent premature skin aging, and you will be amazed by the
Now when you know all these amazing benefits of guava leaves, you can
use them whenever you need, and if you have guava tree in your backyard, you
are very lucky.
We all know that the health organizations issued a
warning about the cholesterol contained in eggs. But, the real truth is
that eggs, just like many other foods, such as: coconut oil or
avocados, eggs were mistakenly thought to be bad for your health. So, the
medical experts claim that when you consume foods that contain
cholesterol, your liver adjusts itself by decreasing its own production. This
means that eating eggs doesn’t increase the existing amounts of
cholesterol in your body, you’re simply replacing one type with another. Eating
whole eggs is extremely important for all of us. The egg yolk is loaded with
healthy nutrients. More than 90% of the egg’s calcium and iron are found in the
egg yolk. And the egg white contains almost half of the egg’s protein. In this
article we are going to show you 10 good reasons why you should consume eggs
1.Eggs help to
First, you should know that eggs have a high
satiety index, which means that eggs will make you feel fuller. One medium
sized egg contains 6g of high-quality protein and other essential nutrients,
with the exception of vitamin C. This is why you should combine a fruit or
orange juice with an egg and whole-wheat/low GI bread for breakfast, because we
all know – breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
2.Eggs can help
to iron out problems
Many people around the world, who suffer from mild
iron deficiency, may experience these symptoms: tiredness, headaches and
irritability. You should know that the Iron is the carrier of oxygen in the
blood and it’s extremely important for our immune system, energy metabolism and
other important functions in the body. The iron found in the egg yolk is in the
form of heme iron, which is the most absorbable and usable form of iron found
in food. Some experts claim that this type of iron is even more absorbable than
most of the iron supplements.
nutrient adequacy of the diet
Eggs are packed with healthy nutrients, which makes
them a valuable contributor to a nutritious diet. A recent study has discovered
that people who don’t consume eggs were more likely to fall short of Vitamin A,
Vitamin E, and Vitamin B12. Eggs contributed 10-20% of folate and 20-30% of
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B12 for people who consumed eggs. This study
shows that eggs are extremely important for all of us and you should eat them
4.Eggs do not
increase blood cholesterol
We all know that back in the 1990s, the eggs
received a lot of bad publicity due to their “high” cholesterol content (210mg
per egg yolk). Many different studies have clearly demonstrated the lack of a
relationship between egg intake and coronary heart disease. But, it’s extremely
important for you to know that foods high in fat, especially saturated and
trans fatty acids have a far greater impact on heart health – than the
cholesterol found in egg yolks. You should know one thing – eggs are excellent,
inexpensive and super-healthy source of high-quality protein.
5.Eggs can help
to promote weight loss
Did you know that eggs with toast have a 50% higher
satiety index than regular breakfast cereals? Many different studies have found
that if you start your day with eggs, it will increase the satiety in
overweight people and may help with weight loss.
6.Eggs help to
promote brain health
Have you ever heard of choline? Well, choline is a
nutrient that promotes and improves the brain development in the fetus and
newborn. This nutrient also improves the brain and memory function even at old
age. This is why you should eat eggs more often, because eggs are an excellent
source of choline, and just one egg will provide 28% of a pregnant woman’s
choline requirement. You should also know that choline is extremely important
during pregnancy and lactation when the reserves can be depleted. At the same
time, it is the critical period for fetal brain development and lifelong memory
enhancement. So, make sure you consume eggs more often, especially if you are
7.Eggs help to
prevent cataracts and to protect eye -sight
The medical experts claim that if you consume eggs,
spinach, and broccoli regularly, then you will reduce the risk of
cataracts (up to a 20% decrease) and age-related lens and retinal degeneration,
the leading cause of blindness in the elderly (up to a 40% decrease). Eggs are
packed with antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. They are a good source of
lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoid vitamins that are essential for your vision.
Together, they reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which
causes blindness in older age. The carotenoids protect the eyes from sunlight
damage, improve night vision and reduce risk of developing cataracts by up to
the best quality protein
We all know that protein is one of the most
important elements of our diet. it’s because the human body uses the protein to
build new and repair old muscle tissue. As we mentioned before, eggs are
excellent source of high-quality protein. What are amino acids? Well, amino
acids are the building blocks of protein. Nine of these amino acids cannot be
manufactured by the body and must be derived from the diet. A complete protein
food contains enough of these nine essential amino acids to promote growth and
maintain body tissue.
Note: egg, milk, meat and fish proteins are all
complete proteins, but egg protein is the best one. It has a rating of 100.
Compared to eggs, milk is rated at 93 and fish and beef at 75. Did you know
that 1 medium sized egg has approximately the same protein content as 30g
cooked meat, fish or poultry? Besides the fact that egg protein is the best
source of protein in our diet, it is also the least expensive.
9.Eggs can help
to protect our bones
Eggs are packed with Vitamin D, our sunshine
vitamin. And we all know that Vitamin D is extremely important for calcium
absorption and for maintaining optimum bone health. And this is why eggs play
and important role in the prevention of osteoporosis together with dairy
products, our main source of calcium.
healthy hair and nails
Our hair and our nails can reflect many biochemical
imbalances and shortages in our organism. You should consume more eggs, because
eggs can help you improve the health of your hair and nails. It’s mostly due to
its high content of Sulphur-containing amino acids and the wide array of
vitamins and minerals. Many people report faster-growing hair after adding eggs
to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing
zinc, Sulphur, vitamin B12 and vitamin A.
Well, this means that adding eggs to your
healthy diet isn’t unhealthy. In many cases, eggs will benefit your body more
than you think. While you shouldn’t try to eat 10 eggs every day, 2 to 3
eggs per day is perfectly fine in healthy individuals who are trying stay
healthy. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share
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