Body Inc. Health Tips

1. I want my child to be chubby and cute so I feed him whatever he likes/wants. Now at puberty stage, I think he needs to eat a lot so he would have enough nutrients to grow tall and healthy.

Some people tend to over feed their child at early/late childhood because chubby kids look adorable. At puberty stage, it is another misconception that children should eat to the fullest because they need enough nutrients to grow tall.

Number of fat cells increase most rapidly during late childhood and early puberty. Excessive eating can cause fat cells to expand in size and upon reaching maximum size, the fat cells can divide. This becomes an issue because obesity develops when fat cells increase in number/ size. At adulthood, eating less only allows fat cells to shrink but the numbers remain unchanged. Therefore, people with extra fat cells may tend to regain lost weight more quickly.

Follow the healthy pyramid’s guideline. Binging on snacks does not provide the body with nutrients.

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2. Too much fried food, what can I do to detoxify my body?
Do you snack on potato chips and nuts while watching movie? Do you indulge in deep-fried food as comfort food? Are you consuming convenient food because you have a hectic schedule?

There is no good or bad food, it is the amount consumed that matters. Excessive intake of convenient food can burden the liver to break down the chemicals such as preservative and additives. Excessive consumption of food high in fat and sugar can also lead to various health and weight issues.

Toxins can come from the adopted diet, drugs consumed and environmental exposure. Oxidized fats and cholesterol, free radicals and other substances in the body can also act as toxins. Our body can store tissue acid wastes, chemicals, yeast, bacteria, moulds and fungus, and heavy metals residues in cells such as red blood cells and fat cells. Excessive acid wastes attack joints, tissues, muscles, organs and glands, resulting in minor to major dysfunctions.

It is essential to detoxify the body to maintain body functions.

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3.  Nutritional Tips for Slimming

  1. Eat regular meals and especially, do not skip your breakfast.
    Skipping meals to lose weight is a bad idea as it lowers your metabolic rate.
  2. Replace your snacks with fruits and vegetables (2 servings/ day) as they are nutritious and low in calories.
  3. Drink at least 8-10 glasses (approx.. 4 litres) of water to aid in digestion and detoxification.

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4. Slow Hair Growth

Lack of nutrients such as Vitamin B, C, Zinc, Iron and Protein can be one of the reasons that lead to slow hair growth.

Vitamin B: synthesize the red blood cells to distribute nutrients throughout our body.

Vitamin C: helps the body to create collagen for hair growth.

Zinc: helps in tissue growth, repair and support oil glands around hair follicles.

Iron: to transport oxygen to all cells.

Protein: create Keratin, the key structural component of hair.

Massage scalp with pure plant oil – Jojoba oil to stimulate circulation promoting hair growth.

Avoid applying commercial hair products directly on the scalp, otherwise rinse thoroughly to prevent pores blockage or cleanse scalp regularly with virgin Jojoba oil.

Food rich in

Vitamin B: Green leafy vegetables, fruits, whole grains, animal products.
Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, dark green vegetables, cabbage-type vegetables.
Zinc: Meat, grains, milk products, bread, cereal
Iron: Red meat, green leafy vegetables
Protein: Meat, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts, cheese, tofu

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*the information above is for general knowledge, not for specific treatment.

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