Healthy fast food - how to overcome temptation
August 5, 2007
- Healthy fast food - how to overcome temptation
- Right choice
Fast food (from the English fast food - «fast food") - a fast food and restaurants, their offering. When we talk about fast food, we primarily have in mind cheeseburgers, hamburgers and pizza. But these dishes have become fast food in 1948, when Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the world's first fast food restaurant in San Bernardino, California. Three years later, in 1951, the term "fast food" has appeared in the dictionary Marriam Webster.
Although a fast food means any food that can be cooked quickly, the term usually refers to dishes that are sold in specialized establishments or stores and serves customers in a packaged form ready for removal.
Fast Food Calories
Obviously, high-calorie fast food contributes to obesity. But the fact is that if every day you eat 5000 calories of broccoli, you also gain weight. The difference is 5000 calories broccoli difficult to fit in one meal. The day adult men need about 2,800 calories and a maximum of 93 grams of fat - to meet this need enough to eat a hamburger, fries and a drink of Coke. In addition, the energy value (ie caloric) fast food is mainly provided by fat and sugar (in particular this applies to hamburgers).
Rapid weight gain and the subsequent change in the production of leptin (a hormone that controls appetite) in the body - just one of the many harmful effects of fast food passions. Once the body has adapted to new, changing the level of leptin, a return to the former weight will be very difficult. Therefore, one of the causes of the obesity epidemic and the increasing incidence of bulimia
Bulimia - how to deal with an invisible enemy?
(eating disorders characterized by uncontrolled food intake) is the ubiquitous fast food, overloaded with fat, sugar and preservatives.
Blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol and trans fats
Among the dishes fast food a lot of fried foods (French fries, cakes, chicken patties), which are extremely rich in carcinogenic and cholesterol, contain a lot of salt and trans fats. Trans fats do not spoil and prevent spoilage prepared on the basis of their products. Trans fat - is primarily margarine unnatural product containing large quantities of artificial fatty acid isomers, oversaturated hydrogen. The body is able to process simple fatty acids, but not their isomers. Unprocessed isomers of fatty acids remain in the body and disrupt normal life processes. All of these harmful substances in the fast food increases blood pressure destabilizes cholesterol and disrupt lipid metabolism.
High levels of sugar in cola, cakes, muffins and loaves dangerous not only because of the increased amount of calories that lead to obesity, but also the fact that the consumption of these foods triggers the development of type II diabetes.
Simply put, in fast food there is nothing useful, and because our body is designed for processing of simple natural products (fruits, vegetables and meat), processed food containing a large amount of harmful chemicals, crashes at the beginning of the digestive, and then other body systems. Among the most common problems of the gastrointestinal tract caused by regular consumption of fast food, - pancreatitis, gastritis
Gastritis - several stomach disorders
, Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
Fast food is addictive?
Lack of nutrients in the diet - one of the most dangerous effects of regular consumption of fast food. Our bodies, bones and muscles need protein, carbohydrates and fats. They need vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes, as well as water, oil and amino acids.
Nutrients are essential for brain function, maintain control over themselves, mental concentration and other mental processes. Several studies have shown that fast food as drugs, causing congestion of the brain centers responsible for pleasure. As a result, they lose their sensitivity, and cause them to re-stimulation is necessary to increase the dose of the drug, ie, serving food. Man loses control of himself, that is a sign of addiction.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, chicken and fish sticks, pizza and donuts - a favorite food of millions, and few manage to break this vicious circle. Remember that regular consumption of fast food increases the risk of developing chronic diseases.
First aid for poisoning: the main thing - do not get confused - for different types of
April 15, 2013
- First aid for poisoning: the main thing - do not get confused
- When different types of
First aid for various types of poisoning
The cause of poisoning is very much - it is eating stale or noxious products (spoiled meat, eggs, mushrooms), and overdose of drugs or alcohol, and inhalation of toxic paint fumes or chemicals. Any poisoning, for whatever reason, are potentially very dangerous for people - every year from various kinds of poisoning hundreds of thousands of people die. In order to prevent serious consequences of poisoning, it is important to promptly provide first aid to the victim, waiting for the arrival of the doctor.
First aid for food poisoning
One of the main causes of poisoning - is to eat foods that provoke the characteristic symptoms of poisoning, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain
Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
. Symptoms of food poisoning can occur very quickly, within half an hour after eating the food, or develop slowly over one to two weeks. Most often, however, the symptoms of food poisoning appear within a few hours.
Although in many cases, mild symptoms of food poisoning
Food poisoning - Symptoms: consult a doctor
are themselves in one to two days without requiring medical care, in some cases, it is recommended immediately seek medical attention - for example, in cases of suspected mushroom poisoning
Poison mushrooms - do not get caught on the hook
or seafood, which can lead to very serious consequences for health. First aid for poisoning stale, spoiled food - a gastric lavage with plenty of water, if necessary - induce vomiting (often, however, this measure is not required because of acute food poisoning is almost always accompanied by nausea). To facilitate prolonged emesis can be given to the affected tablet of activated charcoal (recommended dosage for mild poisoning - three to five grams of activated charcoal every fifteen minutes for one hour). In addition to cleansing the body, you can give the patient any laxative. If you suspect poisoning by mushrooms or seafood gastric lavage and induce vomiting mandatory.
It is important to avoid dehydration of the patient, which can trigger prolonged vomiting and diarrhea - every half hour is necessary to give the patient water or hot strong tea. In some instances, these first aid measures are sufficient to alleviate the condition of the patient. Seek medical help is needed in cases where conventional means do not help to stop the symptoms of food poisoning (such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea continues for one to two days), the poisoning caused the fever. Be sure to consult your doctor immediately if you suspect poisoning poisonous mushrooms, stale fish or seafood.
First aid for alcohol poisoning
Acute alcohol poisoning can lead to very serious consequences for the health and potentially threaten human life itself, so the detection of the first symptoms of alcohol poisoning - redness of the skin, nausea, vomiting, impaired consciousness - you must immediately call "ambulance"
. In anticipation of the arrival of the doctor is necessary to wash the affected stomach with water and a small amount of baking soda (a teaspoon of baking soda per gallon of water) and vomit
. Gastric lavage may be repeated several times
. Always make sure that the patient was warm (a rush of blood to the skin as a result of alcohol can cause hypothermia), give the victim a hot strong tea and a few tablets of activated charcoal
. If alcohol poisoning has caused impairment of consciousness (coma), the victim must be turned over on his stomach to prevent airway obstruction vomit
First aid for poisoning household cleaning
Required first aid measures by ingestion of toxic compounds - gastric lavage with a solution of baking soda (a teaspoon of baking soda per gallon of water). After this procedure, you must call the victim vomit, and then - to give activated charcoal
Activated carbon - old but indispensable
, Hot drink, any laxative.