Weight & Heredity
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
The Islander Diet, Weight Factors
Tropic Food Sources, the Basic Daily Diet
People from the tropical regions thrive best on a diet that is rich in carbohydrates for energy - as energy is quickly depleted amid sweltering conditions.
In addition, the following foods are of crucial benefit to the tropic regions: all species of fruits, grains, legumes and vegetables.
Natural Foods Best Liked by the Body's Metabolism
These natural foods are best processed by the body over food choices containing fat and animal products.
Fruits include many exotics such as pineapples, pomegranates, allspice, breadfruit, papaya, coconut, jackfruit, bananas and kumquats.
Nutritional Values Impacted by Origin
The interesting thing about food sources is that the quality of the crop is influenced by the soil, the region and the climate where it is grown. Ideally, one should enjoy crops produced in the climate or zone in which they live.
A pineapple grown in the tropics contains different nutritional values than if grown in other regions of the world.
Two popular foods of Hawaii include Mountain Yams and Pickled Radish. Let's review the nutritional data.
Nutrition Facts, Calories for Hawaiian Mountain Yams, Steamed
Nutrition Facts, Calories for Hawaiian Pickled Radishes
Tropical Climate & How It Relates to Weight
The climate of the Tropics requires almost constant hydration. When an abundance of sugary beverages is consumed, unwanted pounds may be reflected on the weight scales.
Warmer climates do allow time for exercise in the outdoors, but one must be respective of the sun. Activity helps manage weight, strengthens muscles, the respiratory system, the heart and helps relieve harmful stress.
Tropical Health Concerns, Risk Factors
Tropical diseases, infectious diseases, cultural issues, limited health resources and obesity are just a few topics that influence healthcare in the Tropics.
Exposure to the ultra-violet rays of the sun can pose great risk to health including skin cancer, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Returning to a traditional diet can impact weight in a very positive way. Native Hawaiians have proven such by achieving healthier, leaner frames by returning to a traditional diet.
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