07 – More likely to put on weight after the age of 30
Women begin to lose muscle mass on their bodies unconsciously from the age of 30. After the age of 30, people lose 1-2% of their muscle mass each year, and after the age of 60, this rate of loss doubles.
This is why it is easier to gain weight after the age of 30, and as you get older, your body is more likely to change shape.
08 – 6 foods that make you stupid if you eat too much of them
①Foods containing lipid peroxide
The accumulation of fried food, smoked fish, roast duck and roast goose in the body causes damage to certain metabolic enzyme systems and contributes to premature brain failure or dementia.
②Foods containing trans fatty acids
Excessive intake can raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol levels, which can lead to brain atrophy and increase the risk of cerebral vascular degeneration and sclerosis.
③Foods containing more saccharin and MSG
Saccharin can damage brain cell tissue; MSG may cause brain cell necrosis in infants and affect their intellectual development.
④Foods that are too salty
can damage arterial blood vessels, leaving brain cells in a long-term state of ischemia and hypoxia, leading to memory loss and premature brain ageing.
⑤ Food containing lead
It is a major killer of brain cells and will replace the activities of iron, calcium and zinc in the nervous system, mainly popcorn and puffed eggs.
⑥Foods containing aluminium
Aluminium can cause neuropathy, mental retardation in adolescents and dementia in the elderly. It is important to eat less doughnuts, fritters, puffed food, etc.
09 – 8 foods that make the brain smarter
Fish: rich in lecithin, which increases memory, thinking and analytical skills and slows down brain ageing.
Walnuts: Known as “brain gold”, they contain unsaturated fatty acids and nourish the brain.
Peanuts: known as the “fruit of immortality”, they are rich in cerebrophospholipids and lecithin, which can enhance memory.
Eggs: rich in lecithin and choline, which protect the brain.
Goat’s milk: contains natural nucleic acid, an essential nutrient for the healthy development of the hippocampus, which is responsible for the strength of the memory.
Seaweed: contains lecithin and linoleic acid, which are brain-supporting.
Pumpkin: p-carotene protects the brain.
Bananas: known as the “salt of wisdom”, they are rich in potassium, tryptophan, phosphorus and vitamin B6, and are good for the brain.
10 – How to tell if you have a large or small skeleton
Bones account for about 1/5 to 1/10 of the body’s weight, and a large skeleton will be slightly heavier than a small skeleton (about 2-4 kg), with a large skeleton generally being characterised by wide shoulders, a wide rib cage in the chest and a wide crotch.
There is a simple formula: R=height/wrist circumference, the smaller the R value, the larger the skeleton; an R value of less than 9.9 is considered a large skeleton, between 10.9 and 9.9 is a medium skeleton, and greater than 10.9 is a small skeleton.
For example, if Kuan Yin is 167 tall and has a wrist circumference of 14, R = 11.9, which is a small skeleton. Are you large boned or small boned?
11 – Sugar and oil compounds
Eat as little as possible of all sugary compounds when losing weight (reward yourself occasionally on cheat days), this is what is causing you to gain weight! Croissants, egg tarts, cream cakes, Oreos, Funyuns, burgers, chips, etc. These foods don’t just make you fat, they make you fat at light speed! Both sugar and trans fatty acids are really harmful.
12 – Too much salt can make you fat
Salt is supposed to have no calories because it has no carbohydrates no protein and no fat.
Too much salt raises the hunger hormone in the body, making us feel hungry easily and thus eat a lot, leading to gaining weight.
Also stomach hunger hormone suppresses the level of insulin in the body, making insulin insensitive to blood sugar and causing blood sugar to remain at a high level, thus the body metabolises less fat and also increases the risk of diabetes.
Apart from salt, high salt condiments such as soy sauce, chicken essence and MSG are all condiments to be wary of.