Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning raw food diets, root canals and rollerblading.
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Learn about Raw Food, Root Canals and Rollerblading What if you never had to cook a meal again? Sound like heaven? Well, people following the raw food diet have discovered the benefits of living the crunchy life. Leave the snap in the carrots and the tang in the tomato, if you want to experience life the raw food way. Raw food is claimed that plant foods heated over 40 degrees Celsius loose valuable nutrients and enzymes. Cooking diminishes the life force so to speak. Although raw foodies do mildly heat some of their veggies, you have to consume a diet of at least 75% raw food to be a real raw foody. People who eat this way claim to have better energy levels, better digestion. Their arteries are certifiable pristine according to studies and as one would expect, there's not much fat to speak of on a raw foody. One thing is for sure. The skin of someone who has followed the raw food diet for a couple of months is absolutely radiant. But raw food, it sounds so boring, doesn’t it? Well apparently, tasty things can be concocted with a help of a blender, a juicer and a dehydrator. One thing is for sure, you’ll be saving on a gas spill. Oh no, you have persistent pain in a particular tooth every time you eat something cold or hot, ouch. It could be time for a root canal. Our teeth are not solid enamel and bone all the way through. On the inside is a cavity filled with soft dental pulp which is connected to channels that run the length of the tooth. A dentist specializing in root canal operations or endodontic therapy will clear out the pulp infected channels. Sterilize the space and fill it in with a solid substance once in for all. So, if you have sensitive gums, a discolored tooth or maybe a persistent pimple on a particular gum, you may need to book in. It’s imperative that infected pulp be removed from the tooth because if left too long, the decaying tip of the root could eat into the bone of the jaw line and infected fluid could stop draining into your facial area. Root canals are not a one-stop shop. You will have to go back a few times to see your dentist. Despite their painful reputation, they're really only as painful as getting an ordinary feeling. And once completed, have a 95% success right, so hopefully, you won't have to see your dentist again for a very long time. It’s time to head outdoors for some fun and fitness in the fresh air and sunshine. Don’t grab your bicycle. Reach for your other side of wheels. Rollerblading will burn more calories of you than either riding or running. According to a comparative study on 11 volunteers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, rollerblading for 30 minutes will have you using up 200 more calories per hour than either running or cycling. Rollerblading beat cycling in the Aerobic Fitness Department too. This is because it’s fairly easy to coast while cycling and not so easy to coast along when you're in landscapes. Running provides a better aerobic workout than rollerblading obviously because you can't just sit back on your heels on coast but rollerblading has the advantage of being low impact and kinder to joints. Rollerblading builds muscles better than cycling. The University of Minnesota found that rollerblading developed muscles in the entire upper leg, buttocks and hips not to mention the lower back and let’s not forget the arms too. With all that swinging action, the upper arms and shoulders get a decent workout. So, next time you feel the urge to get out and get fit, roll into action on your in-lines. You’ll be slimmed and toned with minimal impact to joints. You can expect to develop a lower bone density if you follow if the raw food diet for a long period of time which is not necessarily a bad thing but something to keep an eye on.