What are The 4 Brainwave Patters and How do They Effect Your Health

Written by Emily Clark


WHAT ARE BRAINWAVES?

Every moment of your life your brain is active. It is pulsing with electrical impulses; you heard that right, electricity! The electricity or electrical current generated byrepparttar brain can be measured with an electroencephalogram (EEG), which measuresrepparttar 144545 frequency ofrepparttar 144546 electrical current. This frequency or speed ofrepparttar 144547 brainwave is measured in Hertz(HZ).

Now here isrepparttar 144548 really cool part. These frequencies can be associated with your state of mind at any particular moment. This means that your state of mind, for example being relaxed, frightened, or sleepy...can be "seen" in your brainwave frequencies. The speed ofrepparttar 144549 frequency allows us to categorize our brainwaves into four broad categories.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT BRAINWAVE PATTERNS?

There are four common brainwave patterns that have been well researched and documented. They are:

BETA WAVES - 14Hz to 20Hz. Beta waves are associated with normal waking consciousness. They are present when you are focused on activities inrepparttar 144550 outside world.

ALPHA WAVES - 8Hz to 13Hz. Alpha waves are likened to a light meditation. They are prevalent when you daydream. They will become stronger when your eyes are closed.

THETA WAVES - 4Hz to 7Hz. Theta waves occur during heightened states of creativity and are found with a deep meditative state.

DELTA WAVES - .5Hz to 3Hz. Delta waves are found in a deep sleep state or unconsciousness. Also, Delta waves are common in very deep meditation.

FOCUS, CREATIVITY AND CONCENTRATION - THE ALPHA CONNECTION

5 Secrets of Reading Food Labels Revealed

Written by Emily Clark


Whether you're concerned about cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or simply losing weight, you want to eat a healthy diet and focus on foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and balanced in fats, carbs, proteins.

There is only one way to incorporate healthy foods into our diet and that is to makerepparttar decision to do it! Practical information aboutrepparttar 144544 nutrition and safety ofrepparttar 144545 foods we consume is absolutely vital in making this decision.

One way to learn more about what we eat, is to snoop aroundrepparttar 144546 supermarket. Check-out package labels to see what manufactures are adding (or removing) fromrepparttar 144547 foods we eat. Readrepparttar 144548 information onrepparttar 144549 package and start making comparisons to determine which foods arerepparttar 144550 best for YOU. Know about nutritional labeling andrepparttar 144551 sometimes sneaky ways that manufacturers have of hiding what is inrepparttar 144552 food. Know and understand ingredient declarations, how they are used, and what a few ofrepparttar 144553 "technical" terms mean. Arerepparttar 144554 unfamiliar ingredients good or bad for your health?

Since 1994 food manufacturers have been required byrepparttar 144555 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include food labels (or Nutrition Facts labels) on product packaging so that consumers have accurate nutritional information aboutrepparttar 144556 food they purchase. But food labels are more than just a federal requirement once you understandrepparttar 144557 information they provide, you can use food labels as a guide to planning healthier meals and snacks.

Food labels are required on almost all foods, except those that don't provide many nutrients such as coffee, alcohol and spices. Although some restaurants provide information aboutrepparttar 144558 food they serve, they aren't required to have labels. The FDA recommends that sellers provide nutritional information on produce, meat, poultry and seafood, but it's strictly voluntary.

What Is a Serving?

Atrepparttar 144559 top of a food label under Nutrition Facts, you'll seerepparttar 144560 serving size andrepparttar 144561 number of servings inrepparttar 144562 package. The rest ofrepparttar 144563 nutrition information inrepparttar 144564 label is based on one serving.

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