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Dr. Juan Nunez – Chiropractic & Wellness

Chocolatey Goodness!

October 19th, 2011

Chocolate was used as medicine during the 18th century. It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache.

 

The only “real” food that U.S. Astronauts are allowed to take into space is pecan nuts.

 

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

 

Chocolate contains the same chemical, phenyl ethylamine that your brain produces when you fall in love.

 

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

 

Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

 

Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Dostoyevsky were all epileptics (aka brain disorder).

 

Heroin used to be a cough medicine for children. A German company (Bayer) registered heroin as a trademark.

 

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Really? How Interesting!

October 11th, 2011

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.

Left handed people live slightly shorter lives than right handed people.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

In the 1800’s, people believed that gin could cure stomach problems.

McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food heavy users.

Americans ate eight million more orders of french fries and almost six million more hamburgers this year compared to last.

22% of American women aged 20 gave birth while in their teens. In Switzerland and Japan, only 2% did so.

Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century.

Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced.

Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.

What Does Your Food Do For You?

October 4th, 2011

Overview

Eating healthy foods as part of a balanced diet can help you to sustain health and reduce your risks of chronic diseases. Healthy foods can be fun to prepare and eat, especially when you learn about facts that make the food more exciting to consume. Consult your doctor or nutritionist about your health and diet and the nutritional content of the foods you eat.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes can help you see in the dark. Sweet potatoes contain a high amount of vitamin A, a nutrient that is vital for eyesight and night vision. A ½ cup serving of baked sweet potato has 961 mcg of retinol activity equivalent, the international standard measure for vitamin A. Retinol is a substance related to vitamin A that is more easily absorbed into your body than beta carotene or other precursors of vitamin A. After eating and digesting sweet potato, your blood transports retinol to the retina, where it is involved in producing a visual pigment called rhodopsin, which is part of rod cells in your eyes that enable you to have night vision. A dietary deficiency of vitamin A can increase your risk of night blindness.

Honey

Honey is a sweet and delicious health food that may also soothe your cough and respiratory infection. Research by scientists at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey and published in “Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine” in 2007 compared honey, honey flavored cough medicine called dextromethorphan, and no treatment in children with upper respiratory tract infections and symptoms of coughing. The research results demonstrated that honey given 30 minutes before bedtime is the most effective treatment for symptomatic relief of nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty. Nonetheless, you should not feed honey to children under 1 year of age because of possible exposure to botulism, a rare and serious form of food poisoning.

Tomatoes

Eating tomatoes with meat can enhance the health of your red blood cells. This is because tomatoes contain vitamin C, a nutrient that stimulates intestinal absorption of iron, a mineral in meat that is involved in red blood cell formation in your body. Red blood cells have an iron-containing compound called hemoglobin, a substance that carries oxygen from your lungs to the cells throughout your body.

(Article resource: www .livestrong.com)