We always talk about how much energy we need to burn unhealthy food, what about the healthy food?
To burn off a 125 gram (40 calories / 165kKJ) carrot you will need to do;
Aerobics – 2.5 minutes
Golf – 7 minutes
Dancing – 3 minutes
Jogging – 2.5 minutes
Swimming – 2.5 minutes
Walking – 5 minutes
To add a serve (100 grams) of hommus to the carrot increases the calorie content by 103 calories or 431 kJ and the exercise by:
Walking (4.5 mph) 13 mins (460 cal/hr)
Aerobics 13 mins (480 cal/hr)
Swimming (slow freestyle laps) 12 mins (510 cal/hr)
Running/jogging (5 mph) 10 mins (590 cal/hr)
Bicycling (>10 mph) 10 mins (590 cal/hr)
Did You Know?
Phosphorus (found in soft drink), sodium, alcohol, coffee and white flour and its products aid the loss of calcium from the body!
Benefits of Good Calcium Intake;
We all know the importance of calcium for good strong healthy bones, but it has many other important roles in the body. It is also vital for;
•The activity of many enzymes within our body
•Release of neurotransmitters
•Regulation of heartbeat
•Involved in electrolyte maintenance
- Hormone secretion
- Regulation of cell division
- Activates insulin- that’s interesting we consider that insulin resistance is on the rise!!
Low levels of calcium are associated with osteoporosis and high blood pressure. So what foods will increase my calcium intake and how much do I need to eat?
•You need around 1000mg per day (for the average adult female)
•The following 100 grams serves will provide you with
•Kelp = 1093mg
•Cheddar cheese = 750mg calcium
•sunflower seeds = 120 mg
•whole milk = 118mg
•broccoli = 103 mg
•walnuts = 99mg
•cottage cheese = 94 mg
•pumpkin seeds = 51 mg
•sweet potato = 32mg
The Benefits Of Linseeds
•High in omega 3- maintain the health of the cardiovascular system, anti inflammatory and may aid in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
•High in soluble fibre- aids in cholesterol lowering and helps control blood sugar levels
•Lignans- a phytoestrogen that may help protect against hormone sensitive cancers such as- breast, prostate and endometrium
4 Interesting Facts About The Human Body
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
Koala and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his or her lifetime A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories – so pucker up