When it comes to health and the human body, there is so much to learn and discover to truly understand the way it works. From simple things like what foods are healthier to more complex matters like how dementia comes to be, the human body is so intricate and complicated that’s it’s difficult to find out everything there is to know about it. Well, we’ve decided to take a look at some interesting facts that you probably don’t know about the body. The more you know, right?
You Normally Breathe Through One Nostril At A Time
You might have thought that both of your nostrils work at the same time when it comes to inhaling and exhaling. While they do, it’s not so much in the way you’d expect. You actually inhale and exhale through one nostril at a time. Every few hours, the nostrils switch.
Anxiety Can Make Things Smell Worse
In 2013, a study was published. It examined the way certain emotions can affect your sense of smell. Subjects who were more anxious reported that neutral scents became unpleasant and bad smells became even worse.
Your Pupils Can Hint At Your Alzheimer’s Risk
While memory loss is the main telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia also manifests in your eyes. There was a study published in 2019 that noted that the disease affects a part of the brainstem which is responsible for pupillary responses among other things. As a result, people with a risk of Alzheimer’s have greater pupil dilation while performing cognitive tasks.
Eating Eggs Improves Your Reflexes
If you’re someone who wants to improve your response time, start by having an omelet for breakfast. Eggs have an amino acid called tyrosine which the body turns into norepinephrine and dopamine compounds. They increase energy and alertness and improve your mood. In fact, it’s been found that tyrosine improves our response time.
A Newborn Hardly Has Blood
Of course, newborns don’t have anywhere near as much blood as adults. How much do they have then? Typically, newborns have less than 1 cup of blood.
Red Meat Makes Body Odor Worse
While diets aren’t the only things that affect body odor, a study published in 2006 found that consuming meat can have a significant effect on the “attractiveness” of your body odor. People who didn’t eat red meat generally smelled more pleasant and less intense.
Wearing Heels Helps You Make Better Choices
A study published in 2013 found that people who shopped while wearing heels had a heightened sense of balance which helped them make better choices in terms of spending. They were more likely to avoid big purchases. This is called the equilibrium effect. It’s also true for those who shop immediately after a yoga class.
Spending Time In The Morning Sun Can Help You Lose Weight
Spending your mornings in the sun should become part of your weight loss plan. A study done in 2014 found that exposure to morning sunlight has a positive effect on the body mass index (BMI).