How Do Sugar, Coffee, Alcohol Impact Health? New Report Tests The Evidence

Processed and sugary food can cause inflammation.

Now, there are many more additional factors that may result in inflammation, however, most of the times it depends on the things you are consuming. We shall find out how the researchers have done the tests, and the results too.

Sugar, Coffee, Alcohol Impact Health

How Do Sugar, Coffee, Alcohol Impact Health?

The review was divided into three categories –

  1. Evidence of Harm
  2. Lack of Evidence of Harm/Benefit
  3. Evidence of Benefit

Surprisingly, the added sugars top the list for the Evidence of Harm category. The added sugar develops atherogenesis (which narrows the artery with the plaque inside), and thus increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Also, the studies have also revealed that high fructose corn syrups cause some form of danger to the body. If the fructose is not rightly used up by the liver, this may produce higher hepatic lipogenesis (which stores the energy as fat) than the glucose. It would be better to skip out or limit the added sugar consumption, from cold drinks, packed juice, etc that make up to almost half of the recommended sugar level.

Even the sports drink also falls in the category of Evidence of Harm.

For the next category Lacking in Evidence of Harm, we have the Dairy Products. These are not only high on saturated fat, but also for the minerals and vitamins. As of now, there’s no clear evidence on how dairy products affect cardiovascular functions.

Also, fermented foods like yogurt also fall in the same Lack of evidence group.

For the Evidence of Benefit, we have a huge set of products that have been proven healthy and perfect for your body. The food options included here are, legumes, coffee, mushrooms, omega-3 fatty acids, and even moderate amount of alcohol. Having a controlled consumption of coffee can reduce the risk of diabetes, premature death, stroke, etc.

Tea on the other side proves to be a healthy drink that promotes better artery health, reveres the blood vessel dysfunction, and also reduces the risk of cholesterol.

Even though I mentioned that alcohol is fine for the health, make sure that you have it in a moderate amount. While those who already into too much drinking should lower the consumption.

Tips For not Having a Food Before Bedtime | Stay as Fit as a Fiddle

It’s hard to resist Midnight Cravings when we are dying to have some Cheese Pasta and our favorite Noodles. But is it good to consume food late at night, especially when it’s your sleeping time?

To be very frank, I have once in a while taken food before my bedtime. This happens due to our busy work schedules, and you don’t get time to have dinner at the right time due to some urgent meeting. Happens. But the thing is, you should not make it a habit!

This guide is written for those people who want to limit their bedtime eating, and simply want to Stay Fit.

Tips for Not Having a Food Before Bedtime | Stay as Fit as a Fiddle

Tips for Not Having a Food Before Bedtime

Before getting started, always remember you are not doing or reading this for anyone else except you! Be strong, and follow the tips if you really want to see the difference and want to make some real changes.

1. Cheese

I know how much you love this thing, but unfortunately, this is the worst thing that you can consume before sleep. There is an element called amino acid tyramine which keeps the brain alert, and so if you have consumed this you are probably going to stay awake the whole night.

2. All the Fatty Foods

Try to avoid all the junk foods at night, I know how much you love enjoying your pizza with the friends at night. But it is doing greater harm to your body than you could imagine.

3. Coffee

The caffeine in the coffee is the thing which could create trouble for you. Caffeine stays in your body for a long time, like you could still feel the coffee taste even after 10 hours. If you are into lots of caffeine at night, then it will have the same effects as it has on you during the daytime.

Alertness, decrease in the sleep hours, anxiety, feeling tired the next day, etc. are some of the problems caused by drinking coffee at night.

4. Spicy food

When we talk about curries, yeah! Did you feel the spice of the red chillies already? This changes the body temperature inside and can turn your night into a nightmare.

5. Wine

Wine in any form is dangerous for the body in the night. This is because it speeds up the metabolism rate and it may wake you up multiple time during your sleeping hours.

6. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolates contains calories as well as a high amount of caffeine. So, this one again remains a BIG NO from my side.

Well.. the list is pretty big though. But the above ones belong to the ‘Must Avoid’ category of foods. Stay Fit, Stay Happy!

Pumpkin Seeds For Your Healthy Life: Nutritional Facts

Pumpkin, as a fruit falls in the category of squash plants, and you could include the gourds too in the same class. These fruits are round in shape and arrive with a soft, and slightly ribbed skin. While the color of the fruits changes from deep yellow to dark orange shade. When it comes to nutritional facts, this fruit consists of calories, carbs, proteins, minerals, and even fiber content too.

Pumpkin Seeds For Your Healthy Life: Nutritional Facts

Pumpkins are the center of attraction during the Halloween festival, and one of the main fruits used in Canada during the Thanksgiving. This fruit is consumed both in raw as well as ripe form, including the puree form too.

Pumpkin Seeds Nutritional Facts

Have you wondered what all elements are included in the Pumpkin while enjoying it with your friends and family?

Calorie Count in Pumpkin Seeds

Studies have shown that 1 ounce (28 grams) of the pumpkin seeds has got 125 calories in them, and 285 calories in one cup (64 grams).

These figures will give you the idea that only a small amount will be filling for the body. Don’t over-eat the pumpkin seeds, and keep a limit with it.

What about the Fat & Carbohydrates?

In one ounce serving of the pumpkin seeds, you are consuming 2.3 grams of saturated fat, 5.4 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and 3.7 grams of monounsaturated fat.

Coming to the carb-intake, 1 ounce of the pumpkin seeds comes with 3.8 grams of carbs among which 1.1 grams is the dietary fiber, whereas the 0.3 grams is the sugar. We should increase the intake of healthy living products.

Protein Level in Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are known to be highest in the protein content, among all the commonly eaten seeds and nuts. In one ounce that is 28 grams of pumpkin seeds, a total of 9 grams constitutes of protein, which makes about 1/3rd of the total proportion!

Those who are low on protein can consider these seeds, and have a handful of the pumpkin seeds daily and keep the protein level in control.

Also, it is seen that the raw pumpkin seeds are high on Tryptophan. This element works well in enhancing the mood and even works well for anxiety issues. Also, you could improve your sleeping patterns if you are going through any difficulty with the sleep timings.

Minerals & Other Additional Fibers in Pumpkin Seeds

First, starting off with the minerals – these figures are as per 3.5 ounces of the pumpkin seeds which makes about 100 grams. In the 100gms, you will get
Pumpkin seed health facts

  • 21mg of calcium,
  • 0.8mg of iron,
  • 12mg of magnesium,
  • 0.125gm of manganese,
  • 340gm of potassium,
  • 1mg of sodium,
  • 0.32mg of zinc, and
  • 44mg of phosphorous.

Also, these seeds have a good amount of fiber in them. You will find 1 gram of dietary fiber in one ounce of the seeds. They are found to be mainly insoluble, but some parts of them are found to be soluble.

Pumpkins are indeed a magical fruit, with so many health benefits and nutritional elements. Otherwise, it is hard to find all these nutrition together in one fruit. Where do you get this variety in one fruit? If you know any, then comment your answers below. For more feeds and updates, follow us on NaturalHealthUnion