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10 Secrets Of A Lasting Good Health

Good health is not by accident but as a result of simply following basic feeding plan that is easy to follow. 

Due great improvement in medicines and break through in production of effective antibiotics, more people are living longer than previous years.  

Funny enough, more people are suffering from non communicable dieases like hypertension, diabetes, cancer. This can be attributed to the fact that quality of life inspite of progress in health care is very low.

 

Causes of poor health

  1. Junk food. More people now eat fast (junk) food due to its convience, marketing pressure of manufacturer, societal pressure,etc.  Fast food, though convienent, actually leads to poor health.
  2. Lack of exercise. According to WHO, lack of exercise is a major of health challenges like diabetes, hypertension, some cancers. More people living sedentary lives and work more in offices.
  3. High fat diet. Thanks to fast food and use of vegetable oils, the quantity of fast food eaten increased dramatically. Obesity increased with its attendant health problems.

 

 

Secrets of good health

  1. Eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, Whole cereals, tubers, legumes, nuts
  2. Reduce the amount of junk foods like white sugar,cakes, sweets, biscuits, and minerals as much as possible
  3. Don’t smoke and if you do stop smoking
  4. Avoid as much as possible alcoholic drinks
  5. Eat less of animal products like meat, turkey etc
  6. Limit the use of milk and milk products as much as possible
  7. Rest. It helps the body to cleanse itself of waste products and repair itself
  8. Reduce the amount of salt in your food
  9. Go for regular medical check up at least once in a year
  10. Exercise.
  11. It makes the body stronger. Lowers blood pressure. Reduce cholesterol. Reduce risk of heart attack, stroke. Helps control diabetes

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

MSG – Is it safe for men

MSG

I stumbled on this research MSG and was shocked about the hamful effects of food seasoning on male fertility. If these researches are true, then a lot of boys that eat food containing this food seasoning would have fertility challenges in future.

INTRODUCTION

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a sodium salt of glutamic acid is one of the main flavor enhancer used in various food products associated with food in Chinese restaurants. The flavor enhancer comes in common names such as Vedan, Sasa, Ajinomoto, Miwan and Weichaun, among others (Geha et al., 2000).

MSG gives a feeling of special taste (Leung and Foster, 1996). It stimulates taste, enhances and improves appetite (Eweka, 2007).

In large amount it may cause chest pain sensation, facial pressure, headaches, burning sensation, excessive fluid retention and sweating (Xiong et al., 2009), resulting in a condition called “Chinese restaurant syndrome”.

Most Nigerians use MSG to remove stains from fabrics (Kondoh and Torii, 2008). Reports indicated that Mis toxic to human and experizmental animals (Eweka, 2007). Harmful or toxic effects of MSG have been reported in experimental animals and man (Hayes, 1982; Eweka, 2007).

According to Igwebuike et al. (2011), the oral administration of MSG results in lower serum testosterone levels and reduction in the caudal epididymis sperm reserves of male rats. MSG causes testicular hemorrhage, degeneration and alteration of sperm population and morphology (Oforofuo et al., 1997;Das and Ghosh, 2010), hence could lead to infertility. MSG can severely destroy testicular tissues and affect spermatogenesis also causing a decrease in their testicular weight and testicular diameter, reduction in germinal epithelium height, decrease in sperm count and increase in abnormalities of sperm morphology (Das and Ghosh, 2010; Nosseir et al., 2012).

The best advice for men is to avoid food seasoning if they still want to become fathers.

Good lifestyle, Good health

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

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