Understanding Food Cravings

 Sugar cravings and Junk food cravings are a dieters worst enemy. Nearly everyone has felt food cravings at some point.

Given the advertising industry and the current abundance of cheap, unhealthy food, we are constantly battling in our heads, against eating junk food and are tempted repeatedly. People find comfort and celebration in food. You have to have fairly good self-control to not be overweight in today’s society.

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Cholesterol Misconceptions

Most people hear the word Cholesterol and think it to be something bad for the body. The reality is more complex and cholesterol is not as bad as it is made out to be. If so, the liver would not be producing 80% of the body’s cholesterol.

You may have heard the terms “lipids” and “cholesterol” used interchangeably, and assumed they meant the same thing. Lipids are fat-like molecules that circulate in your bloodstream. They can also be found in cells and tissues throughout your body. Cholesterol is actually part lipid, part protein. This is why the different kinds of cholesterol are called lipoproteins. Another type of lipid is a triglyceride.

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Ghee Myths

ghee.jpgGhee is a type of clarified butter that contains fewer dairy proteins than regular butter. From a pure nutrition point of viewghee has 63% saturated fat, 26% monounsaturated fat and about 4 % polyunsaturated fat. This shows that it has predominantly saturated fat so though it is an incredibly flexible ingredient, it consists entirely of fat, so it’s not healthy to eat in large amounts.

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You and Your Plastic Brain

Your Brain, Preethas Blog

Our brains are plastic in the sense of the dictionary definition: “capable of being shaped or formed”. In biology, plasticity refers to the capacity of living things to mould themselves to new conditions.

Neuroplasticity implies that you have the ability to change your brain; its structure and the way it functions based on your life experiences and repeated behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. Research has proved that we can play an active part in this process. And the good news is that you can facilitate this change at any age.

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Causes of Eyelid Twitching

Eye twitching, eyelid tics, and spasms are pretty common. Referred to as

 “Eyelid Myokymia” by medical professionals, it can be described as an involuntary action which causes rapid fluttering of the eye. In most cases, it is said to involve the lower eyelid and will last for short periods of time. Though the sensation can feel very strong, the contractions are usually not noticeable to others.

Almost all sudden-onset eyelid twitching is benign, meaning the condition is not serious nor a sign of a medical problem. 

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