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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Is Cancer Can Be Prevented? Yes, It could, says the Experts

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Researchers said, there are three steps that can dramatically alter the effect on cancer development:
1.Eat foods that are plant and natural-based
2.Keep a healthy weight
3.Regular exercise

Their recommendations include:
- Weight Loss: watch Body Mass Index (BMI) between 21 and 23 and avoid weight gain in adulthood.
Although BMI over 24.9 is considered normal, the lowest of the normal rate is better for cancer prevention.
- Sport's activity : brisk walking or its equivalent - for at least 30 minutes a day.
Ideally, though, people are encouraged to do more than 60 minutes of exercise every day or being 30 minutes of exercise harder. The report also recommends reducing the settlement activities such as watching TV.
- Diet and Eat healthily. This means a diet consisting of mostly based food plants such as fruits, vegetables and seeds. The experts recommend as much as possible avoid processed foods with sugar and fast foods and limiting consumption of meat is not more than 18 ounces a week. Salt consumption should also be limited to no more than 2.4 grams of salt every day. And, the report also recommends limiting consumption of alcohol drink only once a day for women and two drinks for men
- Supplements: Do not lean on it. Good that can prevent cancer from nutrients derived from foods, not from supplements. I recommends not using supplements.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vitamin E

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Already proven, consumes vitamin E is enough to make skin supple and ever youthful.
Vitamin E is a friend of the skin. This vitamin is also essential for immune and eyes health. So far, vitamin E is more popular as an antioxidant that protects cells from damage.

Effective antioxidants improve skin structure, delaying the aging process and overcome the wrinkles. That's why, nowadays a lot of beauty products wearing the skin of vitamin E as its main ingredient.

Vitamin E is easily soluble in water, so he is more easily absorbed with food. Vitamin E is currently available in various forms, ranging from pills, capsules, liquids, too. In addition to direct drink, vitamin E can also be applied to the skin.

To get benefit from vitamin E, consumes 15 mg per day. This amount was met from food daily. Vitamin E is naturally found in vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables, cereals or fortified foods, eggs, and nuts.

In addition to the beauty of the skin, vitamin E was also effective for preventing coronary heart disease. This is because vitamin E is an antioxidant that acts to prevent the occurrence of oxidation processes in the body so that the plaque and artery blockage is not formed. To obtain adequate protection against heart attacks required at least 100 IU of vitamin E every day.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How to control high cholesterol levels

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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High cholesterol levels can make serious problems,such as coronary disease. Many things can cause high blood cholesterol levels to happen. Foods (meat), smoking,alcohol. Smoking helps cholesterol to deposit within arteries, where they may cause blockage, perturbing the standard blood flow. Alcohol makes a contribution to the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries and so it must be evaded. Eat meat in a big quantities also make our body loaded in cholesterol and saturated fats.

How to control high cholesterol levels? Doing regular exercise or sport can maintain standard cholesterol levels and lose extra weight. Walking, running, cycling, etc. Also increase our food with vegetables. The other way is consuming 'plant medicines' of course it depending on our personal health conditions.

Plant medicines can control cholesterol naturally. But consult with your doctor before consuming these natural medicine. And always check with your doctor for any possible contraindications.

1.The cynarin found in artichoke concentrate is a star in the fight to control cholesterol. Much like the popular pharmaceutical statin drugs, cynarin suppresses the production of cholesterol in the liver. However, cynarin has many other benefits not delivered by the statin drugs: cynarin enhances overall function of the liver and protects the liver from damage. It ’sweeps out’ sluggish deposits of cholesterol from the liver, which, in turn stimulates bile production and flow, which results in the breakdown and elimination of fat from your body. It reduces the LDLs and increases the HDLs. Anecdotal reports suggest that cynarin acts as a powerful aphrodisiac.

2.Panax ginseng (American Ginseng), has been a staple in the Traditional Chinese Medicine cabinet for thousands of years, is still used today to reduce and control cholesterol, tone and support the adrenals, as well as regulating blood sugar. This magical herb also boosts immune system function, enhancing both mental focus and physical endurance, while reducing stress and increasing energy.

3.The humble Garlic clove provides a bonanza of health benefits and disease fighting properties. Study after study has found that garlic reduces the LDLs and triglycerides, while raising the HDLs. It also promotes good blood circulation, reduces blood pressure and fats in the blood. Garlic is a good blood cleanser, detoxifies the lymphatic system, treats colds, flus and respiratory infections, strengthening the immune system along the way. Garlic inhibits tumors, kills almost three dozen specific pathogens and even flushes heavy metals from the body.

4.Buplureum root is another multi purpose plant medicine. Not only does it reduce serum cholesterol levels, but tones and strengthens the liver, while stimulating the flow of bile and promoting good circulation through all of your organs. This root also improves memory and cognition, strengthening and toning muscles and helps maintain healthy emotional stability. Adding to the list of virtues of Buplereum root, include relief from menstrual pains, bloating of the abdomen and hemorrhoids.

5.Black Cohosh root ( well known as Native American remedy) for most female disorders and an excellent alternative to estrogen replacement therapy (ERT). With its hormone balancing qualities, it’s effective in relieving menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, as well as menstrual cramps in menstruating women. Other helpful effects of Black Cohosh: reduces nervous and anxious feelings, reduces your blood pressure and is a tonic for the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. It’s excellent for remedying the swelling and pain of rheumatism.It helps control cholesterol too.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'Love Hormone'

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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The Daily Mail reported, A new study carried out at the University of Haifa has found that the hormone oxytocin, the "love hormone," which affects behaviors such as trust, empathy and generosity, also affects opposite behaviors, such as jealousy and gloating. "Subsequent to these findings, we assume that the hormone is an overall trigger for social sentiments: when the person's association is positive, oxytocin bolsters pro-social behaviors; when the association is negative, the hormone increases negative sentiments," explains Simone Shamay-Tsoory who carried out the research.

Previous studies have shown that the oxytocin hormone has a positive effect on positive feelings. The hormone is released in the body naturally during childbirth and when engaging in sexual relations. Participants in an experiment who inhaled the synthetic form of the hormone displayed higher levels of altruistic feelings, and it is supposed that the hormone plays an important role in the formation of relationships between people.

However, in earlier studies carried out by other investigators with rodents, it was found that the hormone is also related to higher levels of aggression. Therefore, it was decided to examine whether the hormone also affects negative social sentiments.

The present study, which was published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, included 56 participants. Half of the participants inhaled the synthetic form of the hormone in the first session and were given a placebo (a dummy drug) in the second session; the others were given a placebo in the first session and oxytocin in the second session. Following drug administration each participant was asked to play a game of luck along with another competitor, who was in fact -- and without their knowledge -- a computer.

Each of the participants was asked to choose one of three doors and was awarded the sum of money that was hidden behind that door. Sometimes the participant gained less money than the other player, and sometimes more, creating conditions in which a person might well develop feelings of envy and gloating.

The findings show that those participants who inhaled the "hormone of love" displayed higher levels of envy when the opponent won more money and of gloating when they were ahead. Another interesting result was that as soon as the game was over, no differences between the participants were evident with regards to these sentiments. This indicates that the negative feelings were empowered only in the course of the game itself.

"Following the earlier results of experiments with oxytocin, we began to examine the possible use of the hormone as a medication for various disorders, such as autism. The results of the present study show that the hormone's undesirable effects on behavior must be examined before moving ahead," Dr. Shamay-Tsoory concludes.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Greek Salad

Friday, October 2, 2009
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Nutrition Information:
calories : 180
Total fat : 13 gr
Saturated Fat : 6 gr
Dietary fiber : 2 gr
Sodium : 509 mg
Protein : 7 gr
Cholesterol: 33 mg

Ingredients:
4 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 green peppers, cut into rings
1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 large red onion, cut into rings
0.5 lb. feta cheese, sliced and crumbled
0.5 cup light Greek salad dressing
black pepper and Dried oregano to taste

How to make salad
Place the cut tomatoes in a salad bowl with the green pepper, onion, cucumber, and half of the crumbled feta cheese. Mix in the light greek salad dressing and some black pepper to taste. On top arrange the rest of the feta in neat slices and sprinkle with the oregano and a bit more dressing. Serves six.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Curried chicken with rice

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Nutrition information:
calories : 370
Total fat : 1 gr
Saturated Fat : 0 gr
Dietary fiber : 4 gr
Sodium : 230 mg
Protein : 28 gr
Cholesterol : 50 mg

Ingredients:
1.5 cups water
1 cup chicken broth
0.25 cup dark, seedless raisins
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. curry powder
0.5 tsp. cumin
1.25 cups uncooked rice
12 oz chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups broccoli florets
4 tb. non-fat plain yogurt

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except for chicken, broccoli, and nonfat yogurt. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer (turn stove to medium or medium-low), and cook covered cook for 8 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated. Add chicken breats and broccoli florets and cook an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is done and rice is tender. It might be necessary to add more water. Serve with non fat yogurt spooned over the top of each portion. Serves four.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Protein

Sunday, August 23, 2009
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Protein consists of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. Nitrogen makes protein its unique distinction from carbohydrate and fat. These component also known as amino acid. So, amino acid are the building blocks for the protein molecule. There are 20 different amino acids, and depending upon the sequence in which they appear.

The Importance of Protein
- Protein is floating around all over our body, not just in food. Our bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, muscles, hair, nails, teeth and skin are made up of protein.

-Proteins are performing specific tasks in our body. They are:
1. hormones
Hormones are proteins that regulate many body functions. Hormones signal enzymes to do their job, such as insulin level and growth.
2.Enzymes
enzymes are proteins that facilitate and accelerate chemical reactions.They are also known as protein catalysts. Every enzyme has a specific function to perform in the body.
3. Hemoglobin
hemoglobin is proteins that transport oxygen all over the body. Hemoglobin is in the blood.
4. Antibody
Antibody is protein that help fight illness and disease. They are against virus and other strange object in the body.
5. Growth and maintenance proteins
These are proteins that serve as building materials for the growth and repair of body tissues.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Carbohydrate

Friday, August 21, 2009
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In chemistry studies, a carbohydrate is a compound made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Basic carbohydrates are called simple sugar, include honey, jams, table sugar, fruits, and fruits juices. A common simple sugar that found in fruits, honey and vegetables is called glucose. It is also found in our blood, and the subtance measured of it. Blood sugar is equals with blood glucose. They are relatively small compounds. Simple sugar are molecules of single sugar units or pairs of small sugar unit bonded together.

When several of these simple sugars are linked together, they make complicated molecules, called complex carbohydrates.In other words, complex carbohydrates are compounds of long strands of many simple sugars linked together. Complex carbohydrates that come from plants are called starch. It found in quality foods such as vegetables, grains, seeds, breads, and beans.

We need up to 55% of our total food for the day consist of carbohydrate (specifically complex carbohydrate). More than 80% of our total carbohydrate intake should come from high quality fruits and vegetables.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chicken Teriyaki

Thursday, July 2, 2009
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Nutrition Information
Calories : 220
Total fat : 1 gr
Saturated : 0 gr
Dietary fiber : 9 gr
Sodium : 260 mg
Protein : 25 gr
Cholesterol : 50 mg

Ingredients:
8 oz dried linguine noodles
12 oz chicken breast strips (skinless)
1 Tb. low sodium soy sauce
2 Tb. orange juice
1.25 cups water
3 cups fresh mixed stir-fry vegetables
1 cup sliced green onion
1 tb. cornstarch
vegetable oil cooking spray

How to make chicken teriyaki
Cook linguine in 2 quarts of rapidly boiling water. Follow package directions for cooking times. Pasta is done when tender but slightly firm in centre. Drain in colander.

Make the sauce: heat a large nonstick skillet and spray with vegetable oil cooking spray. Cook chicken strips just until done, approx. 5-7 minutes, set chicken aside. In the same skillet, add the sauce, orange juice, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer. Add all the vegetables and cook until tender, approx. 6 minutes. dilute the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water and stir into vegetable mixture. Broth should form a light glaze. Add chicken and serve over pasta. Serve four.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Berry Crepes

Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Begining your day with a healthy food. Here a recipe for your healthy breakfast and your family too (serves four)
Nutrition Information:
Calories : 325
Total fat : 4 gr
Saturated fat : 1.6 gr
Dietary fiber : 5 gr
Protein : 15 gr
Sodium : 95 mg
Cholesterol : 59 mg


Ingredients:
whole grain flour = 2 cups
1 egg, beaten
low fat milk = 2,5 cups
nonstick vegetable spray
0.5 cup blueberry
0.5 cup sliced strawberry
0.5 cup raspberry

How to make?
place flour in a bowl and egg plus 2 cups of milk. beat with a wire whisk until all lumps are gone and the mixture is completely smooth. Gradually add the remaining 0.5 cup of milk to make a thin batter. Use nonstick cooking spray on hot skillet (medium high temp), and pour enough batter in the pan just to make large circle. Sprinkle desired amount of fruit on top and press down into the crepe. Cook for approx. 2-3 more minutes and then flip the crepe and cook the other side. Carefully lift onto a plate and roll it up.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Eating Tips

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Eat slower. Chewing and consuming your meals slowly will help with proper digestion, help in keeping your metabolism running strong, and stop hunger pains.

Food is basic thing for human living. Eating should be done properly. If not, it will be a problem. To be fit, we must eat healthy and nutritious foods every day. Consuming organic foods week to week will help prevent you from resorting to last-minute fast-food (junk food and unhealthy) meals. Avoid using treats, such as ice cream or other sweets, as a reward for a hard day.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Healthy Society

Friday, May 8, 2009
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Over few years, many governments in the world have made strategic investments to improve the overall health and well-being of the population. Their programs focus on healthy society programs, health promotion, prevention and improving access to health and community services.

Millions dollar given to improve health and community-based services through a focus on our children health, improving access to health care services and strengthening mental health and addictions.

Children health is very important because they are the next generation of the country. So, give them priority is our duty.

In other side, improving access to health care services like hospital is very important to increase our social health.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hello World

Sunday, May 3, 2009
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Hello world,
Hello everybody,
Welcome to my blog,
Welcome to our healthy society
Please leave a comment...

Everyone want to be healthy every day, event in every minute in their life. If we have a good health and fit every day, we can do anything. But to get healthy and fit every day, for several people, is very difficult. For the example : smoker,drunker,etc

Be healthy is a choice. It's a life style.

Live is too short, so
Enjoy your live...
make a friend,
not a foe...
make peace,
not war...

See you next time and comeback soon to my blog

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