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Obesity often occurs in family members, suggesting a genetic cause. However, families often share diet habits and lifestyle similar, which also contributes to obesity. Therefore, it is difficult to separate genetic factors in eating habits and lifestyle.
Globalization has brought with it an unhealthy lifestyle for developing countries. The inhabitants of these countries have greatly increased consumption of sweetened beverages, vegetable oils and animal foods have become more sedentary and more exposed to a higher level of physical and emotional stress.
This set of factors exert a strong influence on the development of obesity, especially in individuals with genetic predisposition for the disease. Consequently, increasing attention has been paid to the impact of the environment in the development of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Industries also increase, marketing, making each time more sophisticated and attractive ads, especially of food to children. Often these foods have low nutritional value and are linked to factors that appeal to children such as toys and stickers.
Interventions to change lifestyle, the combination of a healthy diet with physical activity and stress management are one of the approaches to further reduce body weight. The following are practical suggestions for promoting weight loss. Along with nutrition education guided by a nutritionist, success in reducing body weight will be evident.
* Whenever possible, give preference to organic foods to minimize exposure to pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics.
* Drink filtered water.
* Avoid trans fats, refined and processed foods, salt, caffeine, alcohol and fatty meats.
* Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.
* Eat plenty of dietary fiber such as legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
* Eat cruciferous vegetables: watercress, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, cabbage, arugula.
* Eat garlic, green tea, pomegranate, lemon, artichoke, propolis, turmeric, rosemary, cilantro.
* Whenever possible, take fruit and vegetable juice with carrots, beets, cilantro, celery, parsley and ginger.
* Detoxifying teas, like ginger, licorice, cinnamon.
* Do not confuse real hunger to emotional hunger (caused by anxiety, sadness, joy, etc.) The real hunger, usually appears after 3 hours of a meal, since the emotional eating occurs at any time. Real hunger is increasing gradually, unlike the emotional hunger comes on suddenly.
* Do not shop when hungry because that leads to buying food indiscrimada.
* Avoid overly restrictive diets. Such diets often common, being quite harmful to health.
With the fall season opens largest mushrooms and more and more people interested in collecting and consumption. To do this well, without risk to the environment and without risk to health of those who consume, it is imperative to have a minimum knowledge.
The conference offered by the City Council mycological Becerra de la Sierra in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the Casa de Campo (AACC) proposed a first part, which will be known training aspects as collection methods, roles of fungi in nature, the main confusion that can lead to poisoning and the importance of this food in the diet.
The class will teach a mycology expert who will take the participants after the pine forest of the Gorge, the best setting to learn about the world of mushrooms.
The success of the collection depends on luck and the sight of everyone and the weather of previous days.
What we do is secure the level gourmet dishes prepared by several restaurants in Becerra de la Sierra in the mushrooms are the protagonists. After lunch break, the journey will continue with the identification of specimens collected and fired a round table for the day.