Eating Habits and Disorders

Written by Mark

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating gives us good strength for daily work and new energy flows inrepparttar body. Healthy eating means thatrepparttar 140483 eating pyramid containsrepparttar 140484 balance of all nutrition in it which is essential forrepparttar 140485 body. Variety of food is important for a healthy diet because single food never fulfillrepparttar 140486 quality of a healthy diet.

A healthy diet isrepparttar 140487 combination of fruits, dairy, protein and vegetable. There is no problem forrepparttar 140488 person who is able to eat non vegetarian food to gain a healthy diet. Variety of food is more important when a person prefers vegetarian food. Because vegetarian sometimes do not get enough protein and other vitamins like zinc and iron which is mostly found inrepparttar 140489 meat. Healthy diet for women includes more calcium and iron compare torepparttar 140490 healthy diet for man.

Eating Disorder

Eating disorder meansrepparttar 140491 extreme expression of food by man and woman. The Eating disorder meansrepparttar 140492 behavior and attitude related to eating. Eating disorder includes compulsive overeating and anorexia nervosa.

Symptoms of Compulsive Overeating:

Ephedra Is BACK: But Is It Safe?

Written by Amy S. Grant

It’s been calledrepparttar world’s oldest medicine,repparttar 140257 miracle fat burner, and is known in some parts ofrepparttar 140258 U.S. as “Mormon tea.” Ephedra (also called Ma-huang or epitonin) has been used for its healing powers for more than 5000 years byrepparttar 140259 Chinese, who discoveredrepparttar 140260 plant’s healing properties. So why was it banned byrepparttar 140261 U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004, and more importantly, why wasrepparttar 140262 ban recently lifted?

What is Ephedra?

Ephedra grows all overrepparttar 140263 world, and inrepparttar 140264 Western United States, this flowering shrub can be found in deserts and sagebrush areas. The plant can be ground into powder for capsules, or dried and used in tea. Ephedrine isrepparttar 140265 “active” ingredient in ephedra, responsible for its healing properties. Ephedrine is a nerve stimulant similar to adrenaline, but not as strong as amphetamine.

What Does It Do?

Dieters have long knownrepparttar 140266 powerful effects of ephedra in promoting weight loss. Basically, ephedrine creates a thermogenic response, speeding up metabolism and expeditingrepparttar 140267 body’s fat burning rate while preserving muscle. Ephedra has proved to be particularly effective for people with a slow metabolism, who have previously had trouble losing weight.

Additionally, ephedrine can be used to treat bronchial asthma and cough by relaxingrepparttar 140268 air passages inrepparttar 140269 lungs. For this same reason,repparttar 140270 plant is helpful in treatingrepparttar 140271 effects allergies and hay fever. Ephedra can assist in fighting a minor cold by causing perspiration and urination (to relieve swelling and fluid retention). Alternative uses for ephedra include treating muscle and joint conditions such as bursitis, arthritis, and rheumatism. A synthetic (man-made) replacement, called pseudoephedrine, was created and is widely used in common over-the-counter medications such as Sudafed.

Whyrepparttar 140272 Ban?

Possible side effects of ephedrine include insomnia, dry mouth, nervousness, general weakness, poor digestion, irritability, headache, dizziness, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, and heart palpitations. Not surprisingly, this list is markedly similar to over-the-counter medications withrepparttar 140273 active ingredient pseudoephedrine.

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