First Aid for Heat Stroke

First Aid for Heat StrokeIf you suspect that someone has a heat stroke, immediately transport the person to a hospital. Any delay seeking medical help can be fatal.

While waiting for the paramedics to arrive, initiate first aid. Move the person to an air-conditioned environment – or at least a cool, shady area – and remove any unnecessary clothing.

If possible, take the person’s core body temperature and initiate first aid to cool it to 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. (If no thermometers are available, don’t hesitate to initiate first aid.)

Try these cooling strategies:

  • Fan air over the patient while wetting his or her skin with water from a sponge or garden hose.
  • Apply ice packs to the patient’s armpits, groin, neck, and back. Because these areas are rich with blood vessels close to the skin, cooling them may reduce body temperature.
  • Immerse the patient in a shower or tub of cool water, or an ice bath.

If emergency response is delayed, call the hospital emergency room for additional instructions.

Ten Health Benefits of Yogurt

Ten Health Benefits of YogurtThe word yogurt comes from Turkey and refers to a tart, thick milk. The origin of yogurt is not singular, however. It can be found in nearly every culture that kept animals for milk. It was likely discovered in similar ways in each region.

When fresh milk is left in a container with friendly bacteria, the milk thickens and develops a delicious sour taste. The lactic acid produced by the fermentation process also acts as a preservative, helping the cultured milk stay fresh longer.

In the past, warmer regions favored thermophilic bacteria, while cooler areas favored mesophilic bacteria.

The following are Ten Health Benefits of Yogurt:

1. Yogurt can give you flat abs.
2. Most brands of yogurt contain good-for-you bacteria.
3. Yogurt is loaded with vitamins.
4. A cup of yogurt a day can help you recover faster after a workout.
5. Not all yogurt is equal when it comes to calcium and vitamin D.
6. Yogurt may prevent high blood pressure.
7. A daily serving of yogurt keeps colds away.
8. Yogurt can help your smile.
9. Raw doesn’t mean better.
10. Yogurt is a high-protein food.

Eating Watermelon to Lose Weight

Eating Watermelon to Lose WeightWatermelon is a fluid-laden food that can help you get enough water – an essential nutrient in your diet. The fruit is 91 percent water, which means each cup of fruit you eat provides almost a cup of liquid.

The high fluid content makes watermelon a low-energy-dense food. Foods low in energy density are perfect for helping you lose belly fat, because they provide fewer calories in a larger volume of food, which helps you feel more satisfied, so you eat less. At only 46 calories per cup of diced fruit, watermelon has less than half the calories of similar servings of many other fruits. For comparison, a cup of seedless grapes has 104 calories, and a cup of banana slices has 134.

Although most fruits and vegetables are lower-energy-density foods, substituting watermelon for even slightly higher-energy choices reduces your calorie intake and helps with weight loss. For example, eating watermelon instead of a banana three times a week saves 13,728 calories per year, which translates to dropping almost four pounds of weight in that time.

Disadvantages of Using Plastic Bags

Disadvantages of Using Plastic BagsPlastic bags provide convenience at the store and around the home. A recent push to reduce use of plastic bags is based on information concerning their negative impacts. Reusable bags offer an affordable and durable alternative to plastic bags. Some stores offer small discounts on your total bill if you bring your own bags.

Petroleum Base:
Polyethylene bags are the most common plastic bags. These bags are made from crude oil and natural gas. Both oil and gas are nonrenewable energy sources, meaning they are in limited supply. The mining and manufacturing process of fossil fuels creates pollution.

Non-Biodegradable:
Estimates of the number of plastic bags used around the world each year vary in range from 100 million to a trillion. Since only a small portion of these bags is recycled, many plastic bags are left to enter the waste stream. The bags will likely take about 1,000 years to decompose. Because such a large number of bags are produced and it takes a long time for them to decompose, the plastic bags that are thrown away create a lot of waste in the landfills on top of the trash that may be inside of them.

Durability:
A plastic bag is most often usable once or twice if the contents placed into it aren’t too heavy. When heavy items, such as canned foods or bottles, are placed in the bag, the handles are more likely to break. Double-bagging the goods is a common practice, but this practice uses more bags and creates more trash. A reusable cloth bag is much more durable and able to withstand repeated use. The handles are more sturdy, making them better equipped to handle heavier items.

Animal Threat:
Plastic bags introduced into the environment present a hazard for various animals. When plastic bags aren’t properly disposed, they may eventually make their way to bodies of water. This often happens when they are washed into storm drains, sewers and streams.

Plastic bags in the water may get wrapped around marine animals. Sea turtles sometimes swallow plastic bags because they resemble jellyfish. The plastic bags may make the animals suffocate or starve to death.

Eight health benefits of Mango

Eight health benefits of MangoMangoes taste so good that people forget they are also healthy! Discover how the “Mango” can help you, plus learn fascinating trivia facts and a few mango cautions and concerns.

The following are the health benefits of king of fruits (Mango):

1. Prevents Cancer
2. Lowers Cholesterol
3. Clears the Skin
4. Eye Health
5. Helps in Diabetes
6. Improves Digestion
7. Remedy for Heat Stroke
8. Boosts Immune system

Six health benefits of Jaggery

Six health benefits of JaggeryCan’t give up eating sugar or something sweet? It is time to switch to a healthier option, jaggery. It is prepared by boiling sugar cane juice till it solidifies and then put into blocks. Although Jaggery (Gur or Gurh) can be made from other sources namely from date palm and the sap of coconut, the one made from sugar cane juice is the most commonly used.

According to a renowned nutritionist and obesity consultant, ‘Jaggery is the closest substitute to white sugar and is healthy too. It can be used exactly like sugar as you get in powder, solid and liquid form.’ Not only is Jaggery (Gur) better than white sugar which only adds empty calories to your body, it also has a few health benefits. Here’s why it is good for your health.

The following are the health benefits of Jaggery:

#1 Prevents constipation
#2 Is good for anemics
#3 Cleanses the liver
#4 Treats flu-like symptoms
#5 Reduces PMS
#6 Increases immunity

Olive Oil Health Benefits

Olive Oil Health BenefitsThe health benefits of Olive Oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways Olive Oil can improve our health, and our lives. Olive Oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean Diet — an essential nutritional mainstay for the world’s longest-living cultures. There are list of health benefits of Olive Oil:

  • Olive Oil diet reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Olive Oil might help prevent strokes
  • Olive Oil keeps the heart young
  • Olive Oil fights osteoporosis
  • Olive Oil may protect from depression
  • Olive Oil found to help prevent skin cancer
  • Olive oil can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease