YOUR AMAZING BODY
How much do you know about your amazing body? You are more remarkable than you ever imagined!
And some of these amazing answers will help you live longer and age more slowly.
A QUIZ IN 15 DAILY PARTS
YOUR AMAZING BODY NO. 3
How many miles of blood vessels are there in the average human body?
a. 20,000 miles
b. 40,000 miles
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C: The 60,000 miles of blood vessels inside the average human body, called the vascular system, would circumnavigate Earth two and a half times!
These blood vessels are vulnerable to a gradual build-up of inflammation as you get older. The latest science indicates that this internal inflammation is a key driver of heart disease, strokes, dementia, some cancers and even ageing itself.
So increasing anti-inflammatory nutrients in your diet is a vital health protective step – that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, green tea, curcumin and Omega 3 from oily fish.
Equally important is reducing pro-inflammatory elements in your diet– which are refined carbohydrates like sugar and white flour baked goods and Omega 6 oils like sunflower and corn oil.
For every pound of fat you gain, your body creates seven miles of new blood vessels. Not only are they vulnerable to inflammation, but belly fat tissue is particularly pro-inflammatory – pouring out a range of inflammatory molecules.
Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.
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