3 Effective Ways of Avoiding Food Poising this Summer Written by Emily Clark
Are you looking forward to a wonderful summer? Beaches, warm weather and of course - BBQ's.
Along with relaxing atmosphere and ease of preparing a BBQ dinner or picnic for friends and family come some well known risks. You are likely aware that e.coli and salmonella can cause symptoms that range from mild discomfort to life threatening emergencies. But why is this more common during summertime meals and how can you protect your loved ones without ruining your summer?
During summer when we are picnicking or having a BBQ we are not preparing a meal with usual amenities we have in house - sink, oven, fridge. Because of this we are more likely to forget to wash hands, store food properly or even grab a clean plate to serve food.
Here are some ways you can protect yourself from summertime dining outdoors:
From grocery store, to cart, to fridge, to table - keep meats and other food separated.
Always wrap meats even when thawing to prevent juices from dripping onto other foods, especially produce. Produce has been identified as a culprit in some food poisoning cases.
Wash hands, cutting boards, dishes and food.
Always wash your hands before and after preparing foods. Never serve cooked meat on same plate or tray that you had it on when raw - make sure resident BBQ expert is given a clean plate to place finished product on. Also thoroughly clean knives and cutting boards. Ideally you should use a separate cutting board for bread and produce and another for meat products.
Wash produce in cold water and scrub thick skinned foods like cantaloupe as bacteria can come in contact with flesh of fruit when being cut.
Discover the Positive Effects of Exercise for Diabetes SufferersWritten by Emily Clark
There are two main types of diabetes, type I and type II. Type I diabetes is characterized by pancreas making too little or no insulin. An individual with diabetes type I will have to inject insulin throughout day in order to control glucose levels. Type II diabetes, also known as adult onset diabetes, is characterized by pancreas not producing enough insulin to control glucose levels or cells not responding to insulin. When a cell does not respond to insulin, it is known as insulin resistance. When a subject is diagnosed with type II diabetes, exercise and weight control are prescribed as measures to help with insulin resistance. If this does not control glucose levels, then medication is prescribed. The risk factors for type II diabetes include: inactivity, high cholesterol, obesity, and hypertension. Inactivity alone is a very strong risk factor that has been proven to lead to diabetes type II. Exercise will have a positive effect on diabetes type II while improving insulin sensitivity while type I cannot be controlled be an exercise program. Over 90% of individuals with diabetes have type II.
Exercise causes body to process glucose faster, which lowers blood sugar. The more intense exercise, faster body will utilize glucose. Therefore it is important to understand differences in training with type I and type II diabetes. It is important for an individual who has diabetes to check with a physician before beginning an exercise program. When training with a diabetic, it is important to understand dangers of injecting insulin immediately prior to exercise. An individual with type I diabetes injecting their normal amount of insulin for a sedentary situation can pose risk of hypoglycemia or insulin shock during exercise. General exercise guidelines for type I are as follows: allow adequate rest during exercise sessions to prevent high blood pressure, use low impact exercises and avoid heavy weight lifting, and always have a supply of carbohydrates nearby. If blood sugar levels get too low, individual may feel shaky, disoriented, hungry, anxious, become irritable or experience trembling. Consuming a carbohydrate snack or beverage will alleviate these symptoms in a matter of minutes.