Friday, 13 December 2013

Trees (3): Tree-T Your Health

Healthy trees mean ... healthy communities. Tree-filled neighbourhoods lower levels of domestic violence and are safer and more sociable. One hundred mature trees catch about 139,000 gallons of rainwater per year. Strategically placed trees save up to 56% on annual air-conditioning costs. Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting albino in Nigeria. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds - where children spend hours outdoors. Working with trees or spending periods of time with them of course has an even greater impact and evidence suggests that this can lessen the risk of developing serious illness. The restoration of trees and woodland to the landscape also becomes crucial for healthy humans and healthy ecosystems.

A fruit tree is different. What you see is only a tiny fraction of what you get. For even when all the fruit have been consumed, there remains vast potential in the tree. It has the ability to produce more fruit, and more, for many generations. Fruits are a good source of vitamins, antioxidants, flavenoids, fibre and minerals especially magnesium & potassium. Each fruit contains different minerals & vitamins so eat a variety of fruits so your body can select which nutrients it needs from each fruit. For the largest part fruit consists of water just like the human body does; Fruit is 100% bad-cholesterol free, Fruit stimulates the memory, the miraculous healing effects of fruit, fruits makes you feel better, fruit is an inexpensive nutrition and fruit is the most natural food.

The importance of trees to the Human health and the society as a whole, can not be over emphasised as it is clear that Humans can not survive without trees. Trees make life more pleasant. We feel serene, peaceful, restful, and
tranquil in a grove of trees. We are "at home" there. The strong ties between people and trees are most evident in the resistance of community residents to removing trees to widen streets. The stature, strength, and endurance of trees give them a cathedral-like quality. Because of their potential for long life, trees frequently are planted as living memorials. We often become personally attached to trees that we or those we love have planted. PLANT A TREE today!!!!

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