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Digestive system basics - A big part of a healthy lifestyle is eating the right things, and avoiding the wrong things. When talking about diet and nutrition the digestive system is mentioned a lot. So I thought I would provide a brief summary of what happens in the various parts of the digestive system. At its simplest, you can think of the digestive system as a tube. You put food in one end of the tube. All the nutrients your body needs are extracted from the food as it passes through, and the waste comes out the other end. Various parts of the digestive system So that your food can be digested and the nutrients absorbed, there are various specialised parts within your digestive system at various points in “the tube”. Waste that needs to be removed from your blood stream also flows into the digestive system to be excreted. This is intended to be a simple description of what happens at the various points in your digestive system. You can find plenty of other descriptions of the process but they mostly go i
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Are you going through the Janopause? - Well, it’s a week to go until the end of January. So far I’m managing to do what I’ve only managed once before, which is not to drink alcohol for the whole month. Like a lot of people, I make New Year’s resolutions, and one of them is always to be healthier. To promise to do more exercise, and eat more healthily, but the main one is always to not drink alcohol until the end of January. There are various names for this no alcohol in January business, but my favourite is “Janopause”. I’m not sure why I like it so much; maybe because it is so stupid. Other names for no alcohol in January include “Dry January”, “Sober January” (both boring) and “Dryatholon”, (which I’ve just found out about and I love it). January is a great month Alcohol, or no alcohol, I always love it when January comes around. January is the month for optimism, because you can make plans for the year to come in the hope and belief that this year is going to be better than all those that cam
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Why is sugar bad for you? - When I was a child the only bad thing I ever remember hearing about eating sugar was that it would give you bad teeth. Occasionally someone might say you would get fat if you ate too much, but not very often. Now it seems that sugar is about the worst thing you can eat. We constantly hear about how toxic sugar is, and how it can cause all kinds of health problems, including diabetes, liver disease and cancer. So what is it about sugar that is so bad for you? Let s start with a look at some different types of sugar. What types of sugar are there? As you will know, sugar is a kind of carbohydrate, and carbohydrates are an important source of energy in your body. Green plants trap the sun’s energy when they make sugars, and the metabolism in your body cells releases it again for us to use. There are two main types of carbohydrate: complex carbohydrates and simple carbohydrates. The major difference between the two is that complex carbohydrates need to be digested and simple carbohydrat
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Benefits of jogging come with going slowly - People do exercise for different reasons. For example, some people might want to lose weight and other people might want to get fit for specific sports. I’ve reached the age where I’m thinking it would be nice to live for a bit longer, and be healthier while I’m still alive. It’s for this reason that an article published in a cardiology journal this week caught my eye. The authors of the article had looked at a study on cardiac health carried out in Denmark over a long period of time. They had compared healthy people who jogged regularly with those who didn’t jog and were fairly inactive otherwise (sedentary lifestyle). The main thing they were interested in was how jogging affected the risk of someone dying (from any cause). Most people know about the benefits of jogging, and there is all sorts of medical evidence to back this up. The article this week had some surprising conclusions about how much jogging you need to do. Light joggers live longer? The study found that the
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Drink Up: Science Says Red Wine Can Actually Help You Lose Weight http://ow.ly/30D0jq
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5 Non-Diet Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight http://ow.ly/30D0jp
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Dietland: A Fat Heroine, And The Politics Of Weight http://ow.ly/30D0jh
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FIXATE: New Cookbook from Autumn Calabrese http://ow.ly/30D0jc
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