Plant protein versus animal protein

Your entire body is made up of proteins. These proteins originate from the food you have eaten in your past. Since you have consumed only two types of foods, that is, plants and animals, the proteins in your body have also come from these two sources.

More than 60% of the proteins consumed by humans in the world are supplied by plants. If you are thinking that proteins only originate in milk and other dairy products than you need to broaden your horizon! It also comes from whole grains, cereals, and even fermented plant foods.

It is a popular notion that protein is found more in animals rather than plants. Sometimes the words eggs and meat are synonymous with protein. But, there are some sources which support plant protein including Popular Science who recently announced that plant protein is superior.

The debate goes on so we need to look at it from various perspectives.

1. Protein with fat or, Protein with fibre

Even though the protein content in meat is high, it lacks fibre, which is an important carbohydrate required for digestion. Fibre is also helpful in promoting a healthy gut microbiome. Consuming plants offers more nutrients compared to animals.

On the other hand, consuming animal proteins will include fat in your diet which, in excess, can be harmful to your body.

2. Plants are “healthier” than animals

Just passing a statement like this one is not correct. You need to make your own choices and decide what is best for you. Certainly, there are healthy people who are non-vegetarians. At the same time, there are also people who are vegetarians and smoke regularly.

There is a greater perspective here.

3. A balanced diet

Dividing plants and animals based simply on protein is not reasonable. If plants have a good percentage of nutrients, animals have a good content of fatty acids.

Where the ultimate goal is to have a balanced diet it may be best to combine animal and plant-based foods optimally to get the best of both. Perhaps rather than deciding to be completely carnivorous or herbivorous, be omnivorous. Your choice!

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The benefits of knowing your DNA

The emergence of genetic testing has provided many opportunities to predict the future of humans. Genetic testing offers a chance for the scientist to understand the DNA structure and predict the risks humans carry with them.

Apart from that, the scientists can even help you to find the right way to lose your weight or to give up addictions like smoking.

Two Finnish researchers conducted a study aiming to understand the DNA structure of the individuals with high cholesterol levels. Testing of their DNA revealed that they are more likely to face any heart disease in the future.

When researchers disclosed this truth to the individuals, they began practicing healthier habits in order to protect themselves from these diseases. The DNA tests did not give any guarantee that the individuals would be facing heart problems, however, knowing about their predisposition, helped them to develop better habits.

Out of the individuals who were a part of this project, 17% of them quit smoking successfully in just 18 months.

A similar study was conducted in Estonia where the researchers developed a tool called “KardioKompass”, which produces a risk score on the statistical chance of developing a heart disease.

Apart from predicting and helping to develop healthy habits, knowing about your DNA can help in various ways. For example finding your lost family members.

Comparing the results of your genetic reports with that of other DNA samples can help you to find members of your family tree. There are organizations that compare your sample with those available from the world and help you to understand your true ethnicity.

With genetic testing becoming more cost-effective, it has become easier for common people to get a correct understanding of the DNA.

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Are Drug Polluted Rivers Endangering Aquatic Life?

THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL DRUG WASTES ON NATIVE FISH

New research has found dire effects of cocaine on European eels, traces of which usually get mixed into water as part of an illegal drug cycle.

Under the influence of cocaine, this endangered species of native fish is likely to be affected by an impaired reproduction along with some other critical physiological hazards. Cocaine enters the natural water world via wastewater, bringing these eels into direct contact with the drug.

European eels have already been declared as an endangered species due to complex patterns in their migration, and overfishing, as well as water pollution. The situation for these European eels has worsened in the recent times due to the high concentration of drugs in rivers.

What Do Studies Say?

A study was conducted on eels by putting in similar levels of cocaine in water (as found in rivers). After exposing the eels to water with traces of cocaine, significant changes in their condition was observed.

This sudden change in eels is instigated by an increase in a stress hormone that is said to induce fat consumption in their bodies. Under the influence of this drug, many of the bodily functions of these fish were found to be highly affected, including their brain, muscles, gills, skin, as well as hormones.

The influence of cocaine on these European eels is also found to result in severe muscle swelling and breakdown, another reason to worry about the wellbeing of this endangered species. Muscle swelling or breakdown directly restricts the ability of the eels to swim long distances directly affecting their migration practices.

Moreover, the breathing abilities of these eels are impaired under the influence of cocaine.

The Harm Caused

Significant changes noticed in eels under the influence of cocaine include;

  • Hyperactive Behaviour
  • Impaired Gills
  • Muscle Swelling/Breakdown
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Impaired Reproduction
  • Reduced Strength

The only solution to this problem lies in restricting illicit drug production along with the proper treatment of wastewater. There is a need for an active movement that works for restricting illicit drugs, not only for the well-being of humans but also for preserving the lives of many other water-dwelling creatures.

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Turmeric – The King of Remedies!

Indians have been using turmeric for its medicinal properties for centuries and now there are numerous studies to support the nutrient value of turmeric and its positive effects on both body and mind.

The most important active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Did you know? Curcumin is a fat-soluble nutrient and its absorption is boosted by 2000% if consumed with black pepper!

Let’s take a look at the proven benefits of this golden spice and the ailments it can alleviate.

Ailments that Benefit from Turmeric

Joint pain

Joint pain from arthritis is caused by inflammation within the joints. As curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with the reduction of inflammation and thereby the symptoms of this disease with proven results.

Inflammation

It is proven that curcumin has the potency to block the molecules that induce inflammatory responses and is therefore of benefit in reducing the symptoms of inflammation in the body.

Blood Pressure

Curcumin assists in regulating blood pressure levels, By improving the lining of the blood vessels it can also reduce the chances of a heart attack.

Neurological Disorders

People suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or even depression may find relief from Turmeric. Some researchers are even hopeful of an eventual cure.

Turmeric helps because curcumin boosts BNDF levels in the brain that can reduce the symptoms of these disorders.

Cancer

There are many ongoing types of research to support the fact that curcumin has the potential to make crucial changes at a molecular level that may help to prevent, as well as treat, cancer. Although it is too early to declare its effectiveness to treat cancer, there are huge possibilities for it to be a part of standard cancer treatment in the near future!

Due to its proven health benefits for a number of ailments, turmeric is being used in many foods, beverages, and miscellaneous products.

A few years ago who would have even thought about the possibility of a ‘turmeric latte’!

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How Efficient are you at Reading Nutrition Labels?

TIPS & TRICKS TO ACE THE SKILL OF READING LABELS

Healthy food choices are key to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Reading the nutrition labels of packaged food products is one of the most important factors to help you make correct food choices for you and your family. But, with so many serving ratios and nutrient percentages mentioned on the products, you may get confused and dissuaded from any further attempts at reading them.

Another factor that makes reading labels so tiresome is the time they consume. It can be useful to do online research of these products instead of wasting your time decoding labels in the store while shopping.

There are a number of factors that you need to pay attention to most while reading nutrition labels to get optimum benefit from them.

Servings

Firstly, you need to be careful when reading the serving size mentioned on the product. You must be aware of the difference between “serving size”, “number of servings”, and “servings per container”.

The serving size you consume as per your label, measures the amount of calories and nutrients that you consume in that particular meal.

Calories

Tracking calories per serving as mentioned in the label will give you an idea about your energy consumption ratio in that specific meal. You can even go one step ahead and get an insight into the details of macronutrients consumed by you per serving. For instance, consuming 1 gram protein means that you have consumed 4 calories and similarly consuming 1 gram fat means that you have consumed 10 calories in that serving.

Good Nutrients

Look for packaged food products that are rich in fibre, Vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. These are good nutrients that contain all the imperative constituents to boost your body’s immunity and strength.

Nutrients to Avoid

Last but not the least, take notice of all the nutrients in the labels that need to be avoided or at least limited in your meals. You should limit your consumption of foods that denote a high ratio of trans fat, saturated fat, processed sugar, cholesterol, and sodium.

The early you cultivate the habit of reading labels efficiently, the better your chances of making the right food choices, comparing products easily and better managing any special diet.

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