Top 5 ways To Protect Yourself From Cold & Flus

Similar to cold, influenza or flu causes sever symptoms lasting long. Every year millions of people develop influenza, get hospitalized and seek medical care. Various kinds of vaccinations are available today against all of these but the best way is learning how easily you can prevent this.

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Here are 5 tips from our experts on how you can protect yourself from influenza:

1. Wash your hands frequently with hot water and soap. In public restroom, use paper towel to turn off your faucet after you wash your hands, and avoid touching the doorknob. Was objects used by someone with cold water.

2. Take good care of yourself. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Don’t share foods or drinks.

3. Spend as little time as you can in crowds, especially in closed places, such as elevators and airplanes. When out keep your distance from sneezers and coughers. Don’t touch your eyes, mouth and nose after being with someone who had cold symptoms.

4. Use tissue rather than cloth handkerchiefs which may harbour viruses for hours or days.

5. Try to avoid irritating pollutants. Don’t smoke, which destroys protective cells in the airways and worsens cough. Limit your intake of alcohol which depresses the white cells and increase the risk of bacterial pneumonia in flu.

Taking care of these simple things will take you towards health.

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Can Coffee Cause Overdose?

Coffee and work often go hand in hand, but too much caffeine can lead to dependence and many other problems.

Lets try and understand what is coffee overdose.

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The characteristic symptoms of caffeine intoxication are:

  • restlessness
  • nervousness
  • insomnia
  • flushed face
  • increased urination
  • muscle twitching
  • digestive complaints
  • rapid heart rate etc

Some people develop these symptoms after 250mg of caffeine a day.

Higher doses may produce ringing in ears, flashes of light, potentially fatal respiratory failure etc.

Limit your coffee intake to 2-3 cups a day, it will show its all good health benefits.

Stay away from caffeine misuse!!

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White Bread Vs Brown Bread

There always has been a debate between which bread is good for health. Is it the White bread or the Brown bread? Since our childhood we are used to eat white bread and that may be the reason we have more affection towards it.

WHITE BREAD:

  1. Appearance: Its white in colour because it is made up of wheat flour from which bran and germ is removed.
  2. Taste: Its tasteir than brown bread.
  3. Nutritional Value: Its low in zinc, fiber, thiamine, niacin & trace elements.
  4. Calories: 100 gms of white bread gives you 240 Kcal.
  5. Shelf life: White bread has more shelf life as compared to brown because of its moisture content.
  6. Health Benefits: Its not so good for heart health & increases the cholesterol levels.

BROWN BREAD:

  1. Appearance: Brown bread is made of unprocessed whole wheat hence it retains the brown colour.
  2. Taste: You will find it less tasteir because since years we are acustomed to eat white bread.
  3. Nutritional value: Brown bread is rich in vitamins, minerals, vit E, B6, zinc, riboflavin, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin & folic acid.
  4. Calories: 100 gms of brown bread gives you 200 Kcal.
  5. Shelf life: Brown bread has low shelf life when compared to white bread.
  6. Health Benefits: Its very good for overall health.
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