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Random Facts:

*Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.


*You burn more calories while sleeping than you do when watching television.

*Our eyes never grow, and our nose and ears never stop growing.

*The thumbnail grows the slowest; the middle nail grows the fastest

*Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

*If you blink one eye, you move over 200 muscles.

*The length of your foot is the same as that of your forearm between your wrist and the inside of your elbow.

 *The human gut contains about 1kg (2.2 lbs) of bacteria. In fact, there are more bacteria growing in and on the body than there are human cells.

*The human hand contains three main nerves, two major arteries and 27 different bones - more of the body is devoted to controlling the hands than any other part of the body.

*When we go to sleep and enter REM (Rapid Eye Movement), our bodies become completely paralyzed, as areas of the brain, which control movement are de-activated. This stops us falling out of bed.

 *When full, the human bladder can hold two pints of urine.

 *Skin can now be artificially grown. One amazing result of this is that the skin from one hand could be grown into enough to cover six football pitches.

*The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

*At birth, we have over 300 bones. As we grow up, some of the bones begin to fuse together as a result an adult has only 206 bones.

 *The human body has 230 movable and semi- movable joints

*80 hairs are likely to fall every day.

 *Human kidneys have about 1 million nephrons that filters out liquids and wastes.

*Fingernails contain keratin and they seem to be strongest component in the human body.

 

 

Tips to Prevent the Flu:

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with flu, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from making them sick.
  • Get the recommended seasonal flu vaccine when it becomes available.



Tips for Buying Frozen Foods

 
Frozen fruits and vegetables and even fish can be just as nutritious as fresh, especially when fresh options are out of season.

 

  • Go Fish: Seafood is frozen as soon as it’s caught, “whereas fresh is refrigerated until it reaches the consumer.  Its nutritional value starts to degrade as soon as it’s caught.
  • Choose convenience foods carefully: Pizzas, breakfast sandwiches and such foods are low in fiber and high in fat, sodium and other additives. If you like frozen meals for their convenience, select those with high fiber (3 to 5 grams) and less than 600 mg of sodium, 5 grams of saturated fat and no trans-fat.
  • Pick Plain: Buy frozen fruits and veggies without added sauce, sugar or fat.


 

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