Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why should we not drink water while standing?

It is always advisable to drink water while sitting whereas other postures like standing, walking , sleeping have been disregarded.
  Why can't we drink water while standing or walking? Why people advise us or point it out to us
  to sit and drink water?
It is because when we stand and drink water, it hits the lower organs of our body and therefore
  can cause trouble in oesophagus and kidneys as well as in other parts.
 So, from next time onwards, lets take care.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


A very good article on dehydration - worth reading:

so keep yourself hydrated by drinking good amount of water everyday.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Grean Leafy vegetables (Trying some Botany)

As we saw in the previous blog that plants and trees manufacture oxygen and food with the help of
their green leaves by a process named photosynthesis. The green leaves are able to do so because
they contain a green matter called chlorophyll that chemically combines water and carbon di oxide in the presence of sunlight to produce food and release oxygen.
  This oxygen is life for living beings on earth. We inhale it and also burn food for the purpose of releasing energy that keeps our body fit and active. In the process we release carbon di oxide.
  So, indirectly, we are dependent on sun and chlorophyll for energy.
 Now, if we directly intake green leafy vegetables, won't it be quite beneficial?
These green leafy vegetables have high amounts of chlorophyll and when intook increases the oxygen levels in our blood, the essential food for the cells. The oxygen is transported to the different
parts of our tissues by a blood element known as haemoglobin which combines with oxygen to
form oxyhaemoglobin.

The food that plant produces during photosynthesisis are known as Glucose, fructose and sucrose. Sucrose are found in sugarcane. The crystalline sugar that we eat is mainly sucrose. Fructose is found in many fruits. Glucose is the simplest Carbohydrate.   It is known as blood sugar and it is the one that is available to all the cells  through the blood flowing in our body.
       The brain activities are enhanced by Glucose i.e brain cells needs Glucose for its good performance.
      Thus, both oxygen and sugar is transported to the cells via bloodstream where the cells use oxygen during its respiration to burn the sugar and release energy for our day to day work. Lot of oxygen is required during this process.
    Hence, the importance of Glucose and Carbohydrates and of Green Leafy vegetables directly.
   Mostly, all fruits and vegetables contain sugar.

    What happens when there's no glucose? The body turns to Fats and Proteins resources for energy. 

(Experimental research still pending .... )

Lost 2 kgs

From feasting to fasting - it took roughly 20 days to get back to almost original shape, still losing some more weight, and jump back to my previous health status. After a rejoicing winter that passed by which was mostly a sedentary, lazy and laid back life full of stuffing and feeding myself with fat based rich food items, I am seeing a season of birds, flowers, greenery coming to life everywhere which directly affects my diet too. Fat intake reduced to amazing levels as the intake of fresh fruits, vegetables along with dry fruits have increased. Definitely a good sign from the mother nature who really knows how to balance everything including the varying effects she has on we human's body, mind and spirit.
              The sun is also shining brilliantly high in the sky and it is also involved in the conspiracy of working wonders for a good health. Looks like whatever fat I accumulated during the winter time to keep myself warm is getting melted away by the sun's rays as I come in contact with it more and more. I know, it is not as easy a process as photosynthesis  where sunlight falling on the green leaves releases food and oxygen but definitely the sun rays, which impart Vitamin D to our skin, has special function in our food digestion and daily activity too. Now, if I get deeper into it I would rather look like a doctor preaching. All, I want to say is that I am wondering at the nature's contribution in maintaining  a healthy life for us. Health is Wealth and some of these wealth is well-hidden and preserved in the nature. We just need to explore it.
    Stay tuned for more such updates that emerge from my vision and perspectives.

Biologically what happens?
              During the winter time, the sun's rays hardly reach we poor humans and vegetation on earth.
As a result, the plants who are dependent on the sun get lesser and lesser exposure to the light. Hence, they produce lesser oxygen (a by - product of photosynthesis) when they combine sunlight with water and carbon di oxide for food. We humans are symbiotically dependent on plants as plants need carbon di oxide from us ( and other sources as well, one of the sources being its own self as they produce carbondioxide in the night) that we exhale and we need oxygen from them that we inhale. So, if the plants are manufacturing oxygen from the sun rays this means that indirectly we are also dependent on sun for our oxygen supply. So if the plants manufacture less oxygen in the absence of sun rays, winter time will almost mean less oxygen time as the sun stays far away from us. Oxygen is used by our body to burn the food and release energy. Therefore the more the oxygen intake the higher the burning of food and higher the energy released and this automatically means more activeness and good health. On the other hand, less oxygen supply will lead to fat getting accumulated in the body as excess food, if not burnt by the oxygen and released as energy, will be stored as fat and hence give way to laziness and lethargy. Sun's rays gives us ultraviolet B that is converted to Vitamin D by our skin which helps in the absorption of calcium. So we saw our direct dependency on vegetation and direct and indirect dependency on the sunlight. That's the reason why as the Spring season approaches, the weather becomes beautiful and everywhere there is greenery and flowers as the natures gains activeness with the process of maintaining oxygen levels that brings life to all.
                 Lesson that we must learn from this is that lets not cut down plants and trees. They are a vital part of human life.

   At the same time, some demerits of vegetation is in its contribution in Global warming along with the others in the list. During the night time, the trees and plants produce huge amount of carbon di oxide in the environment. Also, a problem in the areas near water bodies where proper balance in oxygen amounts is not maintained.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Holi Hai

It's Holi day today, definitely a Holy day and  a Holiday.
         People are enjoying on the streets with containers filled with liquid colors i.e colors mixed in water that they use in throwing at each other. This gives them a sense of elation specially to the kids and teenagers who find a great deal of happiness in celebrating this festival of colors. Music and dance has captured the surroundings as people perform without any training, dancing and singing the way they want to, with all carelessness and casualness.
          In the evening time, the adults are more actively involved in this special occasion of coloring each other with abir , a form of harmless dry color.
                  All kinds of eatables are not behind in these fun loving moments. Ladies at home usually prepare a number of tasty and mouth watering dishes that circulate among friends, neighbors and family on the special eve of Holi.
        So celebrate the wonderful day of Holi happily and gleefully. Happy Holi to all.