Good Health Is Wealth

If I had the option to choice between wealth and health, I will choose health.

Many will agreed with me here. But certainly some will not.

Health is wealth indeed. With good health, one has a strong body in which to go for and make wealth.

It is with a sound healthy mind and body that one can brainstorm and create all the natural resources one can imagine.

With this thinking, we need a good healthy foods,that is well prepared to sustain the body.

Not only this, but vigorous to moderate exercise that induced breathing and blood flow to carry oxygen and dissolved food nutrients in the blood stream all over the body.

Good health is wealth indeed.

Miebakagh Fiberesima

Friday, 9 October 2015

How To Make Digestion Rock In Your Digestive System

This is the second part of the story so far, how you can make digestion rock in your digestive system.

The small intestine is made up of three units, the duodenum, jejunum and ileum. It is between 20 to 30 feet in length.

Normally, all the digestive products of the stomach be it carbohydrates, fats or oils and proteins are acidic.

This can cause problems to certain sensitive persons in the belly via allergic reactions. The result can be an upset stomach and the release of gas.

So you take the doctor’s prescription to the counter for a pack or sachet of an alkaline salt, right?

It is for this reason why you should do with a piece of citrus fruit always or made it available during meals.

Other fruits like papaya, (pawpaw), pineapple, melon and water melon are good because these are rich in dietary fibers and are alkaline fruits.

The citrus fruits or real 100% juice are always acidic, but become alkaline in the stomach after being digested in the mouth. This can prevent the issue. Any alkaline fruit or vegetable can do the trick too. Some greens in the meal help matters here. Drug when taken regularly for the trouble only compounds it.

Just cut a fresh lime or lemon and squeeze the juice into your glass of water during meal time and sip slowly when tasty. This your efforts in including an alkaline food item in the diet help much.

Naturally, all this can be taken care of by the liver as the acidic content of the stomach enters the duodenum.

So you think you do not have a thing or two to do, right? You’re wrong. What if the liver get over-burden? 

That is where the problem is.

Nonetheless, you have a part to play here in other to enhance the digestive process by including alkaline vegetables and fruits half in raw state in your chop plates always.

The liver produces bile salt and pancreatic juice. These are alkaline and neutralize the acidic reactions and products. It further stops the pepsin action.

Any excess of bile salt so produced by the bile is stored in the gallbladder; and can be reused for the next digestion of foods.

The secretions of the pancreas completes the chemical digestion of the foods we eat.

The Large Intestine

Compared to the small intestine length of about 20 feet, the large intestine is just or about 5 feet long.
Again, in spite of all the numerous digestive process going on in the small intestine, the mouth and the others, non takes place seriously here but only the digestion of food fibers for the colon health or healthy floral environment for the colon.

Curiously too, the remains of the digested food materials from the mouth to the small intestine stay a long time here at most 70 hours whereas it is between ½ to 6 hours between the stomach and the small intestine.

As the large intestine is able to digested fibers, it is vital that whole grain meal is included in your chop plate always. Many nuts provide this. Fruits and vegetables provide these bulks also. Whole wheat bread is rich in dietary fibers; so are complex cereals, grains and seeds.

Many root vegetables like potato, yams, cocoyam, chicory and Jerusalem artichoke provides much fibers if eaten with their skins.

Therefore, too much refines food items in the diet will not help the large intestine in fiber digestion. Fiber is the food the large intestine needs much of the time, and this has to be provide regularly in all meals, breakfast, snacks, dinner, lunch or supper.

Even a pre-breakfast of fruit juice much contain some fibers. That is why you have to make your juice at home by blending at most three various fruits or use 100% real fruit juice obtainable in most beverage stores.

The friendly bacterial responsible for the colonic fermentation will digest the fibers and keep pathogenic or disease causing bacteria from colonizing the colon.

Otherwise, the result is disease and ill-health via, constipation.

You will notice you cannot pass stool for two days. You will also need a purgative or herb tea to help purge your colon.

Including foods, fruits and vegetables rich in fibers can initially relief one of all the problems without resorting to the harmful purgatives in the form of senner formula cuts.

All the products of the fiber digestion is absorbed into the blood stream for both colon and body health.

The residues which are mainly unfriendly bacterial, some undigested food materials and water is later reject out of the body as stool, shit or faeces.

Every person has a strong role to play in the digestion of foods. Putting some food items in the mouth and swallowing same after a few seconds of mastication is not actually digestion. It is making way for constipation. So chew your foods well before swallowing.
A Chop Plate Of Noddle Fortify With Carrot, Fresh Red Tomato, Onions, Sardine And Eggs.

To your good health!

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

How To Make Digestion Rock In Your Digestive System Part1

Digestion, in very simple terms means the breakdown of big food particles into smaller pieces that can be used by the body. The big particles are composed of molecules. And these molecules cannot pass through the stomach or intestinal walls and had to be broken down into smaller size or units that the body can make use of.

Years ago, a very simple test was carried out by Thomas Graham, a scientist. He noted that simple food substances or products, for example sugar, salt, urine and glycerine can be made to pass through a semi-permeable membrane or patch of skin in a solution.

On the other hand, complex items like starch, gelatin, egg-white and likes hardly pass through membranes.

This principle will form the basis of digestion of food materials here.

Digestion begins in the mouth, and the foods we eat having been completely or partially digested passes through the various digestive tracts or membranes for the nourishing of cells, nerve, muscles, organs, and so on.

Yes, you can make digestion rock in your mouth, stomach, intestines or the food you eat will not be properly absorbed in a full measure. It will be absorb to a certain degree, but you will not get a medium or maximum benefit for good health.

In other words, food nutrients will not benefit you. The result will be malnutrition and lack of energy; disease occur leading to ill-health when the goal is to stay in good health.

You take a food into your mouth or you rather take a bite of a piece of meat or whatever it is. Some persons in haste chew (masticate) it partially and then hurriedly swallow it down. These groups will receive minimum benefit from the food eaten.

The rule is that you chew the food thoroughly before swallowing it down.

In my boyhood days, this principle was literally drilled into my head many times, and it stayed with me to date.

The food you were about to eat should be chewed. We can see here that semi liquids foods like custards which cannot be chew can still be digest with the alkaline saliva. The same thing applies to all liquids like tea, juices, wines and all beverages.

Here you will sip your tea or wine slowly for saliva to be added to it. In the case of the custard, I think you will like a nice cracker or whatever it is to chew along with it as a complement.

Some authority suggested that foods should be chewed into liquid form before swallowing down.

Why you may ask. The answer is that the digestive principle is a very complex mechanical, chemical and biological process as the digestive system is a complex structure.

In both human and higher animals including birds, the principles are somehow similar, if not the same.

Digestion is a preparatory process. It prepares the food one eat to be dissolve in a solvent solution or water making it diffusible into the body cells or the walls of the digestive tracts like the intestines.
Okay, now we look at the big picture of digestion.

The mouth

In all living things, exception is plants and some tiny-cell like animals, the process of digestion first begins in the mouth.

Three vital biological resources the teeth, tongue and saliva works together for this to take place.

Each tool has its vital place, but saliva is more serious right from the beginning.

Saliva is mucous like and contains ptyalin or amylase, an alkaline enzyme. It acts on the food, dissolving and lubricating same and bringing out the taste. Take a medium bite of a meat and chew it thoroughly until no more taste flows and you will understand this well.

Without saliva, you will not know if the food is tasty and delicious. It may look good, but it is chewing it well that counts.

The teeth grind (masticate) the food carbohydrates, fats and proteins including fruits and vegetables when you chew same; and the saliva further lubricate the mixture into a moist form. The tongue will roll the moist bolus or ball of food down the throat where digestion will continue in the stomach.

For saliva to act well on the food in the mouth, always take a pinch size or a little salt on all your chop plates to eat including vegetables.

Some complex food nutrients cannot be digested in the mouth. A good instance is B-Complex vitamins like B12. Saliva protects this vitamin in the mouth until it enters the small intestine where it reacts with the pancreatic protease and it is assimilate and circulate in the blood stream. Chew foods well to release the much need saliva to protect the much like micro-nutrients in the food.

The esophagus

Many do not realize that digestion also takes place in the esophagus or gullet. What is well known is that it is just a passage like the throat for partially digested foods from the mouth to the stomach.

The esophagus is a connective muscular organ to the stomach and delivers the mixture of food-acid-saliva or chyme to the stomach.

Sometimes, acids in the stomach can escape to the esophagus. The condition is know as Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD) or heart burn. That is why the esophagus separates the mouth from the stomach. Salivary carbonate is another by-product of saliva. It has the ability to clear an escaping stomach acid to prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease..

Some experts will tell you to avoid all citrus fruits, cereals, nuts, grains and meat; all beverages, dairy products and so on. I then wonder what I should eat because these food items falls within my food basket.

You never have to mind them. The natural complex carbohydrates and all unprocessed foods is not a cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease.. It only arise from eating much processed or refined foods devoid of all macro and micro-nutrients.

Some persons experienced this unusual GERD action very much with pain, and it negatively affect the digestive process. Chewing the food you eat well can relief it.

The Stomach

The next line of the digestive process is in the stomach. Not all foods can be digested here for reasons to be explained. It depends on how you treat the foods in the mouth, certain bodily factors like stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers and coelic disease.

The stomach mix and grind the food without any human effort; yet you should chew your foods well.

In the stomach, digestion of cooked starch which begins in the mouth continues. But fats or oil  begin to be broken down. Chewing fatty foods and proteins well in the mouth will help things much here. 

You can swallow a piece of meat or fish down if you partially chew it or not. But the further breaking down of the fats and proteins is hardly or partially achieved.

Here in the stomach, strong enzyme action by the secretion of hydrochloric (HCI) acid acts on the fats and proteins. One by-product of the HCI acid is gastric juice. It will stop the fermentation of the food and kills any bacterial swallow along with the food. But this has its own limit. The HCI will not act on the cooked starch here. It has already dissembled by the saliva ptyalin in the mouth. So the digestion of the cooked starch will carry on for some 30 minutes until completed. Hence, the more thoroughly chewing of foods whether carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fruits and vegetables is of a serious note. 

Another by-product of the hydrochloric gastric juice is renin. It clots milk and keeps it in the stomach. Where renin is not secreted, some persons find it had to retain milk in their stomach and results in serious ill-health like running stomach.

While renin clots the milk, pepsin will be acting on the milk proteins.

The digestion of the starch, fats and oils is not complete here but partially.

But the contraction and the relaxation of the muscles of the stomach and intestines in mixing the food into a soft liquid, and at interval passes into what is scientifically called pylorous opening or pyloric sphincter into the first opening of the small intestine, called the duodenum.

The story will continue in the second part.

To your good health!
A Plate Of Digestible Chop

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Eat Red Meat For Good Health

I like to include red meat in my chop plates. I had proper information on what to gain from eating red meat. 

The trouble with many is that too much misinformed ideas about red meat has been swollen without discretion or second though. The same thing applies to eggs as body building and nourishing foods. 

Red meant comes from cows especially. Goats and sheep also supply red meat. Many health benefits is derived from these food items. I will concentrate on eating meat for good health and gaining weigh here if you’re thin.

Meat is one of the four classes of foods. It is a fat. It supply some fatty acids need by the body for proper metabolism. 

Health information about meat is that it contains vitamin B-Complex, specially B1, thiamine, B2 and iron. The iron in meat is best absorbed than that from fruits and vegetables, but it needs the presence of vitamin C for this to take place in the blood stream. Meat is poor in vitamin A, C and D.  

One best thing about meat is that it is easily digestible and absorbed by the body in the blood stream and at the same time, releasing energy twice that of carbohydrates and proteins. Excess is stored in the adipose tissues and under the skin as insulator against cold.

Meat fat contained natural cholesterol and fatty acids that is good for health. It is the synthetic cholesterol in products like margarines that posed a health risk.

But meat or red meat has its minus sides. They say it is a factor in heart disease. Nothing could be far from this truth. Yes, meat when use in excess can speed up a gain in body mass index, or what is otherwise known as a gain in weight. The results include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and other heart issues.

There is nothing wrong in eating meat at the right proportion. One can eat meat along with say peanuts (ground nuts) daily and not felt any issue. I do. The fats from the nuts can help in countering the side effects from the meat.

I remember a time I realize I was losing weigh rapidly. I thought of supplementing my meals with drugs over the counter. The result was not good after a month. Eating meat solve the issue. So, I bought 100 Ib of meat, treat it well by frying and saving same for daily use. I take 50  gm or more daily in all my meals along with handful of peanuts. It was a very good result.

That was some 30 years ago. But today, and over 58 years old I have not experience any heart related disease. 

You know the French Paradox where Westerners eat meat more than any other food items. The French people eat their meat along with more fish or seafood. Think about the mediterrean diets which include seafood, wine and exercise. They stay heart healthy. 

When you consume meat above that which the body need, you are asking for trouble. You are in fact digging your grave with your teeth.

Besides eating meat with some peanuts, I also include legumes along with the meal. Soya bean is the best legume I know of. It works well in supplement protein from the meat. Do not misunderstand me here.

In nutrition and digestion, 1/5 of the fats and protein has to come from plant sources; the other 4/5 is animal, birds and fish. This is because plant source do not contain saturated fats. In fact these saturated fats from animals are work by the plant source to become unsaturated. That is why one should always include vegetable protein and fats along with animal sources. This is a basic fact to know.

You fear meat can cause cancer. Yes, it will if you misuse it. So treat it moderately in all your meals.

For men like me who are above 58 years, medicine says it is prostate cancer for eating fat meat. For women, it is breast cancer. Yes, I agreed but I also know that fat meat has healthy factors to benefit or rather my promote health, and of course my body.

Like as I say, I eat it daily to maintain my gain in weigh. Now having achieved that, I include meat three times weekly in all my meals. For example, here is what I could take for snack some days: fried meats, peanuts half in raw state or half done, bean, fried sardines, mullets and tilapia, a cup of black tea with added milk and sugar, fried sweet or Irish potatoes with their skin plus any of my favorite fruits and greens.

I eat this in a well relaxed state of mind. I enjoy munching all the fried items along with the nuts. In fact, I would chew a piece of peanut thoroughly enjoying its flavor and before taking on others like meat, greens and fish. Then I’ll sip my tea to wash it down.

Add to all these I am always active with my daily and weekly exercise like walking, swimming and jogging; including any aerobic exercise. So I stay in top shape.

You will notice I do not include grains. It is only a snack. But when it comes to lunch or supper, rice or any other carbohydrate is a most. This is where many got it all wrong. They eat more that 100 gram of meat regularly and later end up with heart issues. They got it all wrong because they are not moderate in eating meats.

I know of a poor fellow in my neighborhood. He was very financial challenged and could not afford meat much of the time in his meals. He depends on fish but he was healthy. Later, his finances got an upturn. You’ll wonder how he got such large chunk of meats into his soup plate. He will soon after a good plate of meal supplement these with steaks from red meats again. The man got fat and fatter and died with heart attack. I pity the poor fellow much.

Meat is good. Eat it with fish, nuts, legumes, greensand roots; fruits and grains and you are on your way to good health.

To your good health!

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