12 Astonishing Body Facts That Can Help Take Better Care Of Your Health
Sometimes the smallest and seemingly unimportant health and body facts can seriously affect our wellbeing in the long run. It’s hard to believe that good food not only keeps us in top shape but also improves our hearing and closing our eyes can help us remember stuff better. There are many such astonishing body facts which we do not pay attention to but after this article, we hope there will be a sea-change in the way we look and perceive our health and bodies.
1 A couple of cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away
According to an English medical journal, drinking up to3 or 4 cups of coffee a day is actually greatly beneficial for our health. Drinking coffee in moderation helps in lowers the development of cardiovascular problems. Coffee drinkers can be saved from future onslaught of debilitating diseases such as diabetes and dementia.
2Optimists live longer
It had been medically studied that optimists, in general, live a longer, healthier life. This could be attributed to the logic that they are more open to healthy diets, exercising which helps in keeping their cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure levels low. Not only that, a positive attitude in life, in general, extends life expectancy. Studies show they have longer and happier romantic relationships and 10% less likely to fall ill and even if they do, they have faster recovery rates than others.
3Our bodies were made for carbs
Medical research has proven that of all the mammals, humans’ bodies are machined to stomach more carbs. Human beings have more of amylase genes which is an enzyme which breaks down carbohydrates and produces raw energy for our bodies to function. It’s the amylase in our saliva which can instantly recognise starch in our food as a tasty source of energy.
4LED lights may cause severe eye strain
LED technology is everywhere today especially in almost all our hand-held gadgets like tablets, phones, even laptops we have LED light backups which are not good for our eyes. In 2018 it was proven that LED lights and its use through phone or computer screens seriously impediments our healthy sleep routine and reduces the amount of sleep which we naturally need. LED lights affect our Circadian Rhythm which basically regulates our sleep-wake cycles and causes insomnia, headaches, general and visual fatigue. Make a rule to put off all sorts of electronic gadgets off after 10 pm at night so that your eye and brains can start the natural relaxation process and you get up refreshed and alert the next day.