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落入凡間的天使 | 15th Mar 2018, 8:07 PM | 身心健康資訊站 | (4 Reads)

 

 

What the DASH Diet Is and Why Doctors Call It One of the Best Diets for Our Health

In the list of the world’s best diets, there is the DASH diet that has been the best for a number of years. Doctors say that it’s the most effective diet that can strengthen one’s health. According to the doctors of the National Institutes of Health, the DASH diet scores 3.3 points out of 5 in the “Weight Loss Effectiveness” category and 4.5 points out of 5 in the “Health Usefulness” category.

Bright Side found out the features of this diet and why it’s considered to be one of the best.

What is the DASH diet?

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet developed specially for blood pressure reduction when a person experiences hypertension.

But later, scientists understood that this diet resolves many other important problems: cholesterol level reduction, stroke and heart failure prevention, and weight normalization. What is more, this diet is the best diet to prevent diabetes.

What’s the concept of the DASH diet?

 

 

All of the necessary components (calcium, proteins, vegetable fiber) that are responsible for the functioning of the brain and the internal organs, as well as hair and skin health, are balanced in this diet.

It’s also convenient because you don’t have to calculate and monitor each component: you just need to eat certain recommended products (fruit, vegetables, grain products, protein-containing foods, and dairy products) and reduce the quantity of salt in dishes.

The main feature of the DASH diet in comparison with other diets is that it was developed for people who have to take care of their diet throughout their lives. That’s why you don’t need to put up with hunger: you can afford various and tasty dishes. You just need to keep in mind several basic rules.

Basic rules:

It’s not about the quantity of the food as much as it is about its quality. Here are some main principles you should follow:

  • Drink 2 liters (67 fl oz) of fluid per day.
  • Eat 5 times per day. One serving’s weight should be no more than 215 g (8.80 oz).
  • Daily calorie intake: around 2,000-2,500 kcal.
  • Sweets: no more than 5 times a week.
  • Try to eat more cereals, seeds, beans, lean meat, and vegetables.
  • You should avoid drinking soda or alcohol.
  • You can have no more than 8 snacks per day (in addition to basic meals.) But have a bite only if you’re really hungry.
  • Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited.
  • Reduce salt and consume up to 2-3 tsp per day.
  • Your diet should include whole wheat bread.
  • Exclude smoked or fatty foods, pickles, pastry, canned fish, and meat.

 

 

What you can eat:

According to the DASH diet, to form a proper diet you should mind your goals: whether you want to lose weight or to become healthier. If you want to lose some weight, your menu should contain fewer calories. In other words, you need to reduce the servings.

Your daily diet may contain the following products:

 

  • Cereals: no less than 7 servings per day (one serving = a loaf of bread, 1/2 cup of cooked pasta, 1/2 cup of porridge.)
  • Fruit: not more than 5 servings per day (one serving = 1 fruit, 1/4 cup of dried fruit, 1/2 cup of juice.)
  • Vegetables: 5 servings per day (one serving = 1/2 cup of boiled vegetables.)
  • Non-fat dairy products: 2-3 servings per day (one serving = 50 g (1.80 oz) of cheese or 0.15 liters (5 fl oz) of milk.)
  • Seeds, beans, nuts: 5 servings a week (one serving = 40 g (1.40 oz.)
  • Animal and vegetable fats: 3 servings per day (one serving = 1 tsp of olive or linseed oil.)
  • Sweet dishes: no more than 5 times a week (one tsp of honey or jam.)
  • Fluids: 2 liters (67 fl oz) per day (water, green tea, juice.)
  • Protein: 0.2 kg (7 oz) of lean meat or fish, eggs.

What to avoid:

Of course, we have to avoid all of the typical “unhealthy” products.

You can eliminate harmful products step-by-step and finally, the urge to eat forbidden foods will disappear.

 

 

How to plan your diet:

You can create your own menu by taking into consideration the diet’s rules and the products that you’re allowed to eat.

You don’t have to do anything special to create your diet: you just need to include necessary products and exclude the “bad” ones gradually. If your goal is to lose weight, cut the amount of recommended servings.

You can also find various tasty dishes that are appropriate for the DASH diet on the Internet.

Conclusion:

The DASH diet is an easy, safe, and useful diet that can help you feel better and get rid of excess weight.

Such a diet provides the necessary amount of microelements and vitamins to your body and there are no time frames for you to follow this diet. You can lose weight smoothly and without experiencing hunger or sudden fluctuations in weight. And this means that your body won’t be stressed.

And have you already tried this diet? Did it help you? Share your experience with us!

 

 


落入凡間的天使 | 13th Mar 2018, 7:57 PM | 搜奇 . 遊歷誌 | (1 Reads)

 

See What Happens to Your Body When You Press 12 Key Points

The ancient Chinese practice of acupressure can provide more help than just relieving us of little annoying health issues like headaches, cold/flu, and fatigue. It can also aid us in our overall well-being.

Bright Side presents you with 12 amazing pressure points that will naturally help to heal your body and mind. The techniques we bring to you are special because they can be self-administered anytime, anywhere.

So let’s welcome this healthy lifestyle and say goodbye to daily pill-popping and trips to the doctor.

1. Feng Chi

Recommended for: Headaches, migraine, eye blurriness, fatigue, low energy, and cold/flu symptoms.

How to locate: Start by feeling for your ear bone, and follow the groove back to where your neck muscles and skull meet.

How to apply: Clasp your hands by interlocking your fingers. Then use your thumbs to apply firm pressure toward your skull. Massage and stimulate the area for 4–5 seconds.

2. Jian Jing

Recommended for: Neck stiffness, shoulder tension, and chronic daily headaches.

How to locate: The point is located on your shoulder between the rotator cuff and vertebral column. It can be found by pressing your shoulder muscle with your thumb and middle finger.

How to apply: Apply pressure in a downward direction using your index finger or thumb. Massage the area for 4–5 seconds.

 

 

3. San Yin Jiao

Recommended for: Urological disorders, pelvic disorders, menstrual cramps, insomnia, and improving a woman’s general health.

How to locate: It is located 4 finger widths above your ankle (measured from the highest point in your ankle) in the trough behind the bone.

How to apply: Apply firm pressure to this point on the inside of your legs, and massage the area for 4–5 seconds.

CAUTION: It should not be used during pregnancy as it may induce labor.

4. Zhong Zhu

Recommended for: Temporal headaches, shoulder pain, neck tension, and upper back pain.

How to locate: This point is located behind your knuckles in the groove formed by the tendons of your ring finger and little finger.

How to apply: Apply firm pressure to the depression, and massage the area for 4–5 seconds.

 

 

5. Zu San Li

Recommended for: Gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, nausea, stress, and fatigue.

Traditional Chinese literature also recommends it for better health and longevity.

How to locate: It is located on the outward-facing side of your leg in the depression about 4 finger widths below the bottom of your kneecap.

How to apply: Apply downward pressure on the muscle area for about 4–5 seconds.

6. Nei Guan

Recommended for: Curing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, upset stomach, motion sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.

How to locate: It is located in the depression between the tendons 4 finger widths below your wrist.

How to apply: Massage between the 2 tendons while applying gentle pressure for 4–5 seconds.

 

7. Shou San Li

Recommended for: Neck stiffness, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and diarrhea.

How to locate: It is located on the outer surface of the forearm 3 finger widths below the elbow crease when the elbow is bent 90°.

How to apply: Apply firm pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 4–5 seconds.

8. He Gu

Recommended for: Headaches, neck pain, stress, facial pain, and toothaches.

How to locate: It is located between the web of your thumb and index finger.

How to apply: Apply deep pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 4–5 seconds.

CAUTION: It may induce labor and so must never be used during pregnancy.

 

 

9. Tai Chong

Recommended for: Stress, lower back pain, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, limb pain, insomnia, and post-stroke depression.

Traditional Chinese texts also recommend it for digestive issues, eye problems, genital pain, headaches, canker sores, and irritability.

How to locate: Tai Chong is located on your foot about 2 finger widths above the place where your index toe and big toe join.

How to apply: Apply deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 2–3 seconds.

10. Yin Tang

Recommended for: Relieving stress, eye strain, headaches, treating nasal and sinus congestions, curing insomnia, and increasing the effectiveness of the brain.

How to locate: It is located on your forehead between your eyebrows.

How to apply: Gently press this point using your fingers for about a minute, and then release. You can repeat it a couple of times a week.

 

 

11. Lao Gong

Recommended for: Mouth ulcers, mild fever, anxiety.

How to locate: It is located where the tip of your ring finger lands in the palm of your hand when you make a fist.

How to apply: Apply firm pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 2–3 seconds. Repeat 2–3 times a day.

12. Qi Hai Shu

Recommended for: Lower back pain, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, and asthma.

How to locate: It can be found 2 finger widths (1.5 cun) above the upper end of your hip. For a better understanding, refer to the photograph above.

How to apply: Using your thumbs to apply pressure, massage both sides of the spine for 4–5 seconds. Repeat daily.

Bright Side hopes that all its readers will take advantage of these pressure points in their endeavor to stay healthy.

Let us know in the comments what improvements you felt after practicing these.

Preview photo credit shutterstock 


落入凡間的天使 | 11th Mar 2018, 7:45 PM | 搜奇 . 遊歷誌


文/胖丁呷麵

 

約在15世紀出版,標示著許多不詳圖示與奇妙咒文的魔法天書「伏尼契手稿」,被語言學者譽為「史上最大的難題」,詭異的幾何圖形搭配艱澀難懂的泥鰍文,至今無人能瞭解其意思。

幾百年以來甚至有著「騙局陰謀論」這樣的說法,推論是當初中世紀學者,利用精美的學圖與精妙的文字,來誆騙神聖羅馬帝國皇帝魯道夫二世的裝逼聖物。

破解600年前魔法書「伏尼契手稿」 學者嚇傻:是上帝語言(翻攝自Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

但近期人類對這本天書的研究卻有驚人的進展,學者透過語言學邏輯與深度學習的方式,讓AI自行成長分析出伏尼契手稿的各種奧秘,居然發現這東西可不是亂寫的玩意兒,是真的能讀的書!

什麼!所以裡面到底寫了甚麼呢?

破解600年前魔法書「伏尼契手稿」 學者嚇傻:是上帝語言(翻攝自Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

根據AI深度學習翻出來的書中第一句內容,大概就是「她向牧師、家人、我、人民提出建議」這個意思。聽起來好像沒甚麼,那為什麼一直以來的煉金術師與學者都翻不出來這部分的內容呢?原因就在於,AI最終判斷這句話竟是用「失傳的上帝語言」-希伯來語而寫成。

在經歷過許多古代煉金術師與皇帝的輾轉經手後,書最後傳到了19世紀的波蘭書商伏尼契手上,由此而命名的神祕天書,誰知道在今日居然有了新解。

「這個翻譯的結果是非常奇怪的,但對於這個手稿來說,這肯定是相當具有意義的。」計算機語言學者Greg Kondrak 如此說著。

當然還有著很多困難的工作還要持續,研究人員還在尋找著精通希伯來文的人,希望能加速他們破解天書的速度。

破解600年前魔法書「伏尼契手稿」 學者嚇傻:是上帝語言(翻攝自Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

對於著迷「伏尼契手稿」神秘與精美插圖的人來說,這無疑是天大的好消息,到底這些神秘的幾何圖與文字代表著甚麼意思呢?難道是像天才達文西那樣的發明書籍嗎?還是真的是古代的煉金術魔法?這一切都需靜待學者的調查。
研究已發布到《計算機語言學協同交易》期刊上。

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