Healthy Facts: Strange But Really True

Dear Readers,
Enjoying your day I hope. Well here are some facts to make it even better.
As this is the maiden series,which there willl be more regular ones, so do sit back and enjoy!

Don’t brush your teeth immediately after a meal

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Ok,so I’m sure you’re thinking ‘strange’ right? , but it’s actually proven to be true. According to Howard R. Gamble (fmr. President of the Academy of General Dentistry).

It was proven that the tooth enamel actually softens up after meals like wet sandstone. Especially if it’s acidic foods – Citrus fruits,sports drinks,tomatoes, soda (coke,sprite etc) and brushing your teeth at this stage can speed up acids effect on your enamel and erode the layer underneath. It’s better to hold off brushing till 30-60 min after your meals.

Skip Energy drinks when you’re tired

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I know,I know….I also thought the same thing; “What’s now the point?”. Well I would have you know that energy drinks contains high level of taurine , a central nervous system stimulant ,and upwards ⬆of 50 grams of sugar per can (average of 13 teaspoons )😨!

The sugar rush spikes blood sugar temporarily, only to crash soon after making you light headed, foggy & sluggish, making you crave for more.
Also the boost it supposedly provides is fleeting and comes with horrible negative impacts like nervousness, irritability and rapid heartbeat. 

How come you wake at night to urinate but not to do anything else?

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Well, we have Pankaj J. Pasricha, MD at the John Hopkins Centre for Neurogastroentology to thank. He explained that the sophisticated, intelligent neurons in your gut that controls colon contraction,which push out waste are also influenced by your body’s Circadian Rhythm, the internal clock that wakes you when it’s lights out and makes you feel sleepy at night. So most people don’t have the desire to empty their colon in the middle of the night.
On the other hand, the bladder,which acts as a reservoir for the uninterrupted flow of urine produced in the kidneys, can stretch only up to a certain volume before you get the urge to pee. 

Normally you can sleep six to eight hours without having to urinate,but certain medical conditions or drinking too much water before bed can wake you to hit the loo at night.
Hehehe Piss of cake right?

Why does your sweat from armpit smell worse than sweat from other places?

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The human body contains 2 kinds of sweat glands. Most of those on your arms and legs secrete a mixture of water and salt,but the glands in your armpit  (a well as your groin) releases an oily substance which bacteria love. 

It’s actually the bacteria eating the oil that releases the telltale stench. Ewwwww😫          


Did you know…?

* Ancient carrots were purple.
* Banana is not a fruit, it is a herb.
* Apples are part of the Rose family.
* Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.
* It takes 20min for your brain to know that your stomach is full.

Do you know any other strange healthy fact that is not included ? Tell us in the comment section and lets see your views so that people can learn from your ideas.


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