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Friday, December 24, 2010

Banana and Its Benefits for Health

Friday, December 24, 2010
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Did you know, bananas that are delicious taste turned out to save a lot of benefit to health. In general, the nutrients contained in any ripe banana is 99 calories, protein (1.2 grams), fat ( 0.2 grams), carbohydrate ( 25.8 mg), fiber ( 0.7 grams), calcium ( 8 mg), phosphorus ( 28 mg), iron ( 0, 5 mg), vitamin A, vitamin B ( 0.08 mg), vitamin C ( 3 mg) and 72 grams of water. So can you imagine how great it benefits you can get by eating bananas every day, consider the things below and start make banana as your everyday meals!

Bananas contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium in large quantities. The high content of potassium in bananas used by some people to restore the body's condition after heavy physical activity. Other nutrients contained in bananas, among others, vitamin B1, B2, B3, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Bananas, almonds, cheese and sweet orange juice is a food that can be muffled anger because rich in tryptophan which can raise levels of serotonin (happy hormone).



The Benefit of banana for Pregnant Women
Bananas are advised to be consumed by pregnant women because it contains folic acid that is easily absorbed by the fetus through the uterus. But adjust your consumption because in a big single banana contains about 85-100 calories.

Benefits of banana for Intestine Disease and Stomach
Banana mixed with liquid milk or inserted in a glass of milk, can serve as a remedy for intestinal diseases. Moreover, in this way are also recommended for patients with abdominal and colicky Pain to neutralize gastric acidity.

Benefits for Burns
Not only its fruit, but banana leaves can also be used for the treatment of burned skin by lubricated with it because the mixture of banana leaf ash plus coconut oil have an influence that can cools the skin and healing burns.

Benefits of Bananas for Beauty
If you start to feel desperate because of acne that continues to emerge and it seems no longer any way can help, try a natural treatment with a banana. Banana pulp mixed with a little milk and honey then applied to the face on a regular basis every day for 30-40 minutes and wash with warm water then rinse with cold water or ice, repeated for 2 weeks in order to make your skin look clean, shine and free from acne.

Breakfast with banana can quickly lower the weight because it is a source of resistant starch, which could force the body to use fat to produce energy instead of carbohydrates.

Benefits of bananas for male fertility
Bananas contain a lot of magnesium, vitamin A, B1, C, protein and amino acid L-arginine and L-carnitine that can enhance and stimulate the production of more sperm. Eating bananas regularly 3 days can improve male fertility. Bananas are high magnesium can stimulate the production of sperm with more quantity.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Papaya Fruit and Its Benefits for Health

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Papaya (carica papaya) is a straight trunked plants and wet. Papaya tree resemble palms, with white flowers and ripe fruit is reddish yellow, tastes like a melon. Papaya tree height can reach 8 to 10 meters with a strong root.



Papaya is rich in vitamin C and is a good source of antioxidants. Fiber content in its also smooth, so that both consumed by the infants to old age. In traditional Chinese medicine, papaya is known to overcome digestive disorders. Papaya can eliminate intestinal worms. Ripe papaya can be used to cure dysentery, rheumatism and problems with mucus production.



Vitamin C and carotenoids, which many found in papaya, may help prevent cancer. It comes recommended diet of foods containing vitamin C and carotenoids to prevent lung cancer. It is also the possibility to fight colon cancer, pancreatic, bladder and breast, and reduce free radicals which trigger cancer.



Vitamin C is essential for sperm formation. Lack of vitamin C in man will be able to inhibit in obtaining offspring. Improvements to this requires a period of one month by increasing vitamin C intake of 500 milligrams. The quality and quantity of sperm and its activities can be enhanced by increasing the consumption of vitamin C.

Vitamin C also may reduce the risk of cataracts, strengthening blood capillary walls and reduces the risk of heart disease.
For smokers should increase consumption of vitamin C to match the levels of vitamin C for non-smokers.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Free Radicals and AntiOxidants

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Free radicals are produced as a result of pollution, smoke, pesticides, injury, asbestos, exhaust fumes, etc. In fact, these harmful agents can also be produced when we breathe and process oxygen.

These destructive bad guys trek all over the body and destroy the cell's DNA - beginning of the cancer attack. But don't be worry. We naturally protect ourselves by consuming antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances that help our body's immune system fight off free radicals and preserve healthy cell. Certain foods are rich in nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants and can degrade free radicals into harmless waste products. fruit and vegetables are the great source of antioxidants. So, do not forget to eat fruits and vegetables every day.

Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins,such as vitamin c and E and also beta carotene. These are chock-full of anti-oxidants.

We can find vitamin c in citrus fruits (oranges, grape fruits, etc), melons, tomatoes, berries, kiwi, broccoli, mango, papaya, and yellow peppers.

Foods contain vitamin E such as whole grain cereals, margarine, salad dressings, green leafy vegetables, vegetables oil, nuts and seeds, wheat germ and peanut butter.

foods rich in Beta Carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, winter squash, broccoli and spinach.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Easy Way To be Slim with a Low Glycemic Index Diet

Friday, November 26, 2010
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There are many easy ways to lose weight, but I think the real problem is keeping the weight to keep it in ideal conditions. There is a new formula to make the body is always slim. This formula relates to Glycaemic Index. The method is by eating high-protein foods and low glycemic index diet. High-protein diet has been known as the way to lose weight, because the protein delaying stomach emptying and improve insulin production.

With this formula means that people can eat lots of lean meat, beans, low fat dairy products and some processed food starch, like bread and white rice.

Glycemic index applies to carbohydrates and it's a measure of how quickly carbohydrates are converted into glucose. Lower glycemic index means slower the digestive process and makes greater feeling of satiety obtained. Low glycemic index diet allows people to eat satisfyingly, regardless of calories and without increasing weight. And by adding carbohydrates with low glycemic index that makes digested slowly, people will feel full for long time periods.

Examples of low glycemic index foods are as follows:

Bread and cereal grain
Almost all vegetables
Fruits such as apples, pears and citrus are low glycemic index. But grapes, kiwi fruit and melon are high glycemic index because they contain lots of sugar.
Dark chocolate is Low glycemic index, because it slows the absorption of sugar.
A hot baked potato is actually a high glycemic index, but when cooled baked potato starch digested it will make longer, so it's low glycemic index.

And examples of daily menus in accordance with the low glycemic index diet and high protein is as follows:

Breakfast menu
Low-fat milk, whole wheat bread with low fat cheese and citrus fruits.

Lunch Menu
Wheat bread with lean meat or chicken, tuna steak with tomato sauce and vegetables.

Dinner menu
Turkey stir fry, vegetables, pasta wheat, avocado salad with feta cheese (Greek cheese that is usually made from goat's or sheep's milk).

However, Motivation is a key element in maintaining an ideal weight while high protein diets and low glycemic index makes it easy for people to lose weight and makes the body always slim.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Secrets to improve the Health of Skin and Hair

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Healthy skin and hair is not only determined by how often you spend time at the spa. You need to remember back, how do you eat during this. Therefore, proper food intake will produce a smooth and supple skin, and hair is thick, soft, and shiny. Dietitian from C & J Nutrition, share the secrets to improve the health of your skin and hair.

1. Eat more orange-colored food. Oranges contain vitamin C, essential nutrients for the body to produce collagen. This is the component that gives the skin elasticity and chewy, and maintaining fiber that creates hair. In addition, beta carotene, found in carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, mangoes, and fruits and other orange vegetables, is required for cells to grow. Because hair cells are always growing constantly, then all these foods should be consumed regularly to assist in healthy growth.

2. Inadequate intake of iron-fortified protein. Hair will grow up and fall off naturally every month. You need a protein intake to speed up your hair regrowth. If not, you would have thinning hair. Iron is a primary source that helps red blood cells to carry oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles and skin cells. You can select proteins that contain iron, such as beans, tofu, edamame, lean beef, chicken, black beans, lentils, and eggs.

3. Enjoy a delicious garbanzo beans. Garbanzo bean contain zinc, which helps prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Zinc deficiency is not only detrimental to the hair, but also makes your skin flaky. Nuts are tasty, it also contains vitamin B6 and follate, which helps the body produces cells that send all the nutrients from these foods into every strand of hair and hair follicles. Garbanzo beans are also high in protein.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Anti Hair Loss Nutrition

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Hair loss is a trivial problem but it is quite disturbing and make discomfort. If the shampoo and conditioner are not able to solve your hair loss problem, try this method from within, by consuming mineral zinc. You see, one of the causes of hair loss is the lack of zinc.

If zinc deficiency is constantly you let it, it could be not only hair loss you are going to suffer. This condition can also reduce immunity so that you are more susceptible to disease.

Indeed, vitamin containing zinc easily found in pharmacies freely. The maximum dose of zinc consumption is 100 milligrams per day. However, zinc consumption directly from natural foods is much better.

Not hard to find foods that contain zinc. This mineral is easily found in eggs, mushrooms, seafood, and soybean. Remember, how to process it must be true. Wash before cooking. Then, do not cook it too long. Because if cooked too long, the mineral content in the food could even disappear.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Six Benefits of Nuts

Friday, October 8, 2010
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Peanut is one of the favorite snack. In addition to direct consumption, nuts can also be destroyed a little rough and a sprinkling on top of the food. Nuts are also rich in vitamin E, folic acid, various minerals, and arginine amino acid. Researchers from California, United States, found a daily diet containing nuts effective for lowering bad cholesterol and contain sterols, components are often added to margarine to reduce cholesterol absorption.

Each type of nut has a distinct advantage. Several types of nuts, like walnuts or almonds contains 650 calories. Therefore you can select them according to the type of disease prevention you want done.

Benefits of Nuts

1. lowering Cholesterol
Researchers from the University of Loma Linda, California, found the almonds, macadamia and pecans nuts help lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Researchers from Canada in 2002 also found that consumption of 74 g of almonds every day will reduce LDL up to 9.4 percent.

2. Delaying Wrinkles
"Hazelnut is very good to renew the skin cells because of its rich vitamin E and essential fatty acids that will make the skin supple and prevent wrinkles." says Kumud Gandhi, food researcher and founder of the Cooking Academy. kumud recommended the nuts as an alternative to biscuits or chocolate. Consumption of 8 pieces hazelnuts four times a week for beautiful skin.

3. Increasing Fertility
Sperm production requires specific nutrients that most can not be obtained from the modern menu, such as selenium. One source of selenium is Brazilian nuts.

4. Preventing Diabetes
Some studies show peanuts can help you avoid diabetes and other metabolic syndrome. According to the researchers, it is because the reduced number of fat cells (lipids) in the blood and reduced cell damage and inflammation.

5. Preventing Senile
The researchers from Tuft University, Boston, found levels of aplha-linolenic acid (ALA) on nuts, as well as polyphenols that act as antioxidants, inhibit signal will cause damage to the track in the brain. Types of nuts that was suggested to prevent memory loss are almonds and walnuts.

6. Preventing Cancer
Type of vitamin E, Gamma-tocopherol, contained in pistachios, is believed to experts can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Eating pistachio nuts on a regular basis is also effective for preventing heart disease because it can lowering LDL levels.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Three Ways to Strengthen Bones

Monday, October 4, 2010
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Peak bone mass is achieved when a person aged 30 years. After that, bone mass will decline, even -for women- decline increased to 5 percent per year after menopause. If you did not it happen, try these three steps to help maintain your bone density.

1. Drinking milk and other dairy products
Besides being rich in calcium content that is useful to maintain bone strength, milk and other dairy products that are low in fat will help you full longer. Eat at least two servings of milk and other dairy products every day, such as a glass of milk and 200 grams of yogurt or two pieces of cheese. If you have been experiencing menopause, increase to consume up to three times a day.

2. Perform strength training / weight
To help strengthen, bones need activities that involve the beat or force. Do exercises such as jogging, aerobics, or jump rope to train the bone strength.

3. More Consumption of Carotene
Carotenoids, the antioxidant pigment found in yellow vegetables, orange, red, and dark green, helps overcome bone mass decline related in age increases.
Studies in the United States found that high intake of carotenoids, particularly lycopene are found mainly in tomatoes red, can protect elderly women from the risk of reduction in spine density.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Sources of Protein

Friday, September 24, 2010
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There are two kids of food that are considered good sources of proteins : animal protein and vegetable protein. Animal proteins -such as fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, and egg- are considered good sources of complete protein. Complete protein means contain of all essential amio acids in ample amounts.

Vegetables proteins are incomplete proteins, because they do not have enough of one or more of the essential amino acids. But we can create a self made complete protein by combining foods from two or more vegetables. We can consume complementary proteins to get complete protein. Complementary proteins are incomplete proteins in a food that, when combined, compensate for one another's short falls. By combining food from grains with legumes or grain with nuts or legumes with nuts, we create a complete protein source.

Sources of Complementary Proteins

Grains:
rice, oats, wheat, cornmeal, barley, bulgur, buckwheat, pasta, rye

Legumes:
chickpeas, dried peas, peanuts, beans, lentils, soy products

Nuts/ Seeds:
sunflower seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, etc.

When eaten in combination at the same meal, the body receives all nine essential amino acids. Because the essential amino acids can not be produced by the body, it is very important for us to consume foods that contain essential amino acids. Whatever food that you eat, make sure you get all the nutrients your body needs.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Personal Protein Requirements

Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Every body need protein. Because protein is needed for every bodily function. According to the recommended dietary allowance of protein for a variety of age categories, every body need protein in several amounts:

infant :
up to 5 month = 13 grams
5 month - 1 year = 14 grams

children:
1 - 3 years = 16 grams
4 - 6 years = 24 grams
7 - 10 years = 28 grams

males :
11 - 14 years = 45 grams
15 -18 years = 59 grams
19 - 24 years = 58 grams
25 + = 63 grams

females :
11 - 14 years = 46 grams
15 -18 years = 44 grams
19 - 24 years = 46 grams
25 + = 50 grams
pregnant = 60 gram
lactating 1st 6 months = 65 gram
lactating second 6 months= 62 gram

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Protein : Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Protein come from the Greek word 'proteios', that mean 'of prime importance'. Protein consist of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and arranged as strands of amino acids. Amino acids is the building blocks of protein.

Our body continually gets the amino acids its needs froom its own amino acids source and from food we eat. after we eat a food that contains protein, the body will breaking it down into various amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids, depending upon the sequence in which they appear, and a specific function is carried out in the body.

From 20 amino acids, 11 can actually be manufactured within our body. It is mean, 9 amino acids can not be manufactured. Our body cannot function well without each and every amino acids. The 9 amino acids are the essential and we get these nine from outside food resources. so, they called essential amino acids.

Essential amino acids:
Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, tryptophan, and Valine.

Non Essential amino acids:
Glycine, Glutamic acid, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Proline, Alanine, Serine, Tyrosine, Cysteine, Asparagine, and Glutamine

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Insomnia

Monday, August 23, 2010
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Lack of sleep or insomnia often experienced by urban communities. This is usually triggered by stress and the environment. In fact, sleep is much needed to restore power and also affect the body metabolism system.

Insomnia is when someone is having trouble sleeping disorder or can not sleep well, or too often lay awake at night and feel tired all day. There are some types of insomnia, usually distinguished by the duration of the complaint took place. It's called acute insomnia, transient insomnia, temporary insomnia and chronic insomnia.

Someone experiencing acute insomnia sleep less soundly during the three weeks to six months. Transient insomnia occurs several days to several weeks, and can be caused by other diseases, environmental changes, or stress. Chronic insomnia is the most difficult to overcome, because it is more complex and take longer (more than four weeks) for years.

Insomnia Causes

There are many things that can cause insomnia. In addition to the stress factor, other causes include medications, circadian rhythm disorders, and certain diseases (eg, asthma, incontinence urinary / can not stop urinating in adults).

Drugs associated with insomnia is the type of psychoactive drugs that are stimulants (stimulate), ephedrine, amphetamines, antibiotics such as class fluoroquinolon, theophylline, and caffeine.

Circadian rhythm disturbances are usually caused by changes in working hours, from morning to night for example, or because of jet lag. Jet lag (dis-synchronous) usually experienced by people who travel to countries with different time zones.

For chronic insomnia is more complex, because it can be caused by hormonal disorders, disorders of the brain signals, and psychiatric disorders (psychosis). According to Dr. Nurmiati, a hormone that may be involved in the insomnia is an increase in cortisol (stress hormone), growth hormone deficiency, and lack of melatonin. Psychiatric disorders that cause is anxiety, depression, and substance abuse such as alcohol.

Overcoming Insomnia Tips:

1. Soak your feet until your knees with warm water, massage your feet or movement its slowly, and relax your muscles. If this still does not work maybe you need to take the time 30 minutes-1 hour before bed to a bath of warm water. Warm water bath will cause sedation or stimulating effects of sleep. In addition, warm water baths are also reduces body tension.

2. Stop thinking about your problems or worry about forgetting what you have to do tomorrow. If the mind is difficult to stop the switch just to the fun things that you have passed. You need to rest in order to solve problems.

3. Make your bedroom as comfortable as possible, such as room lights, and turn off the annoying sound.

4. Should avoid eating and drinking too much before bedtime. Too much food will cause stomach discomfort, while drinking too much will cause your back often to urinate. Surely both these conditions will disturb your sleep.

5. Always pray. People who living together with God are usually more calm to live a life, so they can sleep well because they believe God will help them and obtaining that every problem has the solution.

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The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

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Water is very beneficial for life. All living things depend on water for life. Drinking water regularly is not only beneficial for relieving thirst but also be able to overcome constipation, as well as to cleanse the system, thin the blood and cleanse toxins. Normally, drinking six to eight glasses of water every day is essential for digesting and dissolving food and nutrition, so it can be absorbed and utilized the body. In addition to drinking, water can also be used as a therapeutic tool that can improve our health condition.

Water therapy also known as hydrotherapy can be effective in the treatment of insomnia. Rub a little warm water to the back and spine before going to bed, and soak feet in warm water and bath with neutral water (mixed hot and cold water) for 1 hour each day to overcome insomnia and depression.

Steam baths can help reduce arthritis, rheumatism, gout and obesity problems. Before that, we should drink one or two glasses of cold water and cover our head with a cold towel. The duration of steam shower about 10-20 minutes or until out of sweat. Steam baths are helpful except in patients suffering from hypertension and other circulatory disorders.

Hydrotherapy can also be used to reduce excess cholesterol. The trick is to take a cold shower, sitting for 10 minutes two times every day.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Type of Tea and Its Benefits

Friday, August 13, 2010
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Tea has several types. Type of tea can be categorized based on how to make / manufacture. Because, from a variety of variations exist, all derived from the same tree named Camelia Sinensis, which is a bush type plant originated from India and China. Based on manufacturing technology, we can see the difference in benefits.

Green tea
It is made by steaming the raw tea leaves immediately after plucking. Processing was stopped with the tea leaves have experienced minimal oxidation. Its high content of EGCG and proven to reduce the risk of bladder cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach, pancreas, and colon cancer. Also useful for lowering cholesterol that clog blood vessels. For senior citizens, the good news is green tea may fight oxidative stress in the brain, so the risk of Alzheimer's, stroke and Parkinson reduced.

Black Tea
Created through a fermentation process that takes two weeks to a month. Black tea is the raw material of other kinds of tea, like jasmine tea and instant tea. Black tea is very high caffeine content. Some research shows that black tea could reduce the bad effects of smoking on the lungs, as well as reduced risk of stroke.

White Tea
Made from top tea leaves that have not undergone the process of oxidation and when not picked protected from direct sunlight to prevent formation of chlorophyll. White tea is produced in smaller amount than other types of tea so that prices become more expensive. This tea contains the most powerful anti-cancer than other tea types.

Oolong Tea
Oolong tea oxidation process requires 2-3 days. Wuyi (one of Oolong tea type) promoted to lose weight. Unfortunately, this campaign has not been supported by scientific evidence. In a study mentioned, Oolong tea antioxidants was able to reduce levels of LDL (bad cholesterol).

Pu-erh tea
There are two kinds of Pu-erh tea, the raw and cooked. Pu-erh raw, can be directly processed or stored for years. While Pu-erh cooked, processed with humidity control leaves (such as making compost). Pu-erh is one type of black tea. Many are sold in the form of solid pieces. Pu-erh tea has been proven to reduce weight and levels of LDL.

From the drafting process, it can be concluded that the longer the fermentation process the tea leaves will decrease levels of polyphenols therein. Thus, black tea and Oolong tea is in the order of the bottom, and is the type of tea that smallest contain polyphenols.

Herbal tea
Unlike other types of tea, herbal tea is not only made from tea leaves. But also mixed with fruit, seeds, and certain roots (in accordance with the objectives and benefits). Herbal tea antioxidant content is lower than green tea, white, or Oolong. Health effects of herbal tea is very diverse. For example chamomile tea is said to prevent complications from diabetes, nerve and kidney damage, as well as against cancer cells.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Diet Without Professional Assistance Can Make Osteoporosis

Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Having a slim body and great views are every woman's dream. To make it happen, they often have no doubt undergo a series of diets to achieve an ideal body shape.

One way is to stop consuming dairy products and do a fad diets, a popular type in the Western diet that promises quickly weight loss. In fact, it is a crudely diet that can cause a woman at risk for osteoporosis or bone loss.

The experts had recently delivered a warning dangers of inappropriate diet. Research shows that nearly a third of British women in their ambition to streamline the body to stop eating some foods that contain calcium. The warning was issued after a week after actress Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she was suffering from osteopenia, or thinning of the bones that could be the forerunner of osteoporosis. 37 years old actress underwent a strict diet -not consume- low cheese, butter, milk and other foods rich in calcium which is useful for strengthening bones.

A poll in the UK on the eating habits of 4500 women found that 30 percent claimed to avoid all these foods for a slim body. As many as 28 percent of dieters said they stopped eating cheese. While 11 percent said cross out all dairy products from the menu. More than 41 percent no longer eat bread or fortified bread, although this bread is good for bone.

Approximately 26 percent of respondents said they saw only the fat and calorie content on food labels as well as ignoring other information about the nutritional value. In fact, this mistake could have an impact on the failure to build strong bone structure at the age of 35, which leads to an increased risk of osteoporosis later in life.

In fact, this poorly diet was followed by three million people in the UK. Where found more than 230 000 cases of bone fractures each year with the most fragile bone condition found on the wrist, back and hips.

The Food Standards Agency has recommended requirement of calcium per day for adults to reach 700 mg, which can be obtained from various types of food or even through a balanced diet.

Calcium is found in bread and dairy products and can also be found in broccoli, cabbage, and nuts. Meanwhile, to increase mineral intake, you can eat sardines or fish eaten with bones.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

5 Secrets To Be Fit Every Day

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Have you ever wondered why the energy very quickly eroded from within the body so feel tired and lifeless?

Some recent research on sleep, metabolism, stress, and crono-biologi may help overcome this problem. Here are the five secrets that will be able to make sure we woke up feeling refreshed and "filled", stay awake all day, and make us sleep well at the time.

1. Time to Wake Up
Compared to a nap, better get used to waking up at the same hour every day, and familiarize with light. This will make circadian cycle or body clock still work in harmony for 24 hours every day. With the "absence" of light, wake-sleep cycle our bodies will be delayed approximately 12 minutes each day and should work for 24.2 hours. If this condition is left and we still get up at the same time, do not be surprised if our body is often tired.

In order for our biological clock can be running on time, hit its target 30 minutes of light exposure each day. In fact, even during the day Saturday where we more often use them to sleep longer. An easy way: walk out the house for 30 minutes or ate breakfast with the window open. If the schedule forced us to wake up when the sun has not appeared, we could use the lights in the house.

2. What to Eat
Reduce the intake of carbohydrate, and consume more proteins. Although able to perform rapid combustion, carbohydrates can deplete a lot of energy when we eat them in excess amount. Donald K layman, PhD, professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois in the latest study found, women who reduced intake of carbohydrates and increasing protein intake in the diet they will feel more energetic.

Limit your daily carbohydrate intake less than 159 grams. The best division is five servings of vegetables, two servings of fruit and 3-4 servings of carbohydrates (preferably whole wheat), such as bread, rice, pasta and cereals.

3. Time to Eat
Set hours of eating at the same time every day. Our caloric needs are closely linked with our daily activities, including when we wake, sleep or when to spend the most energy (example, walking at the end of the day). "Our bodies were tired when we often skip breakfast or lunch hours," said Donald Layman. Irregular eating patterns will only cause of hunger and appetite increased. So not in a hurry and failed to breakfast, better prepare our breakfast menu at night. If you often forget to eat lunch, take food from home that we can eat at our desks.

4. Eliminate Stress
If you can not meditate for 20 minutes, don't worry, just by the calm session at the moment. In fact, only in the range of 3 minutes, meditation has been able to reduce levels of stress hormones that will tense the muscles and constrict blood vessels. Take a little time to rest from daily routine. Find a quiet place where we will not feel disturbed. Sit back and close your eyes. Try listening to our breathing slowly. When the mind is disturbed, just imagine there is a cloud that floats in the sky. Then, visualize something or someone who can make us feel happy, beautiful place we've ever visited, people we love, or something we love to do.

5. Rest Before Going to Bed
Instead of looking for gossip on Facebook or twitter, it's better to read a book. Studies show that bright light (which is equivalent to the morning light) will enhance brain activity. Experts believe the light from a computer or laptop is able to make our sleep cycle becomes disrupted. Make sure the lights that we use no more than 60 watts and turn off the computer or laptop at least 1 hour.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Let's Drink a Cup of Tea

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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Drinking three or more cups of tea each day may be healthy by drinking water. In addition, there are other additional benefits from tea consumption, which help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Extra benefits of tea come from flavonoids, antioxidants found in many plants, including tea leaves. Various studies indicate flavonoids are effective for preventing cell damage.

Nutrition expert Dr Carrie Ruxton, and colleagues from Kings College London, analyzed the results of research on the effects of tea consumption on human health. They found evidence that drinking three cups of tea per day may reduce the risk of heart attack.

Another advantage of drinking tea is to prevent cancer, protect teeth from plaque and strengthens bones. "Drinking tea is better than to drink water because tea not only replace the bodily fluids but also contains antioxidants, so that we can get an extra benefit," said Dr.Ruxton.

During this time, tea are believed to cause dehydration. "Studies on caffeine was shown at very high doses can cause dehydration, but from a cup of tea or coffee, we are still getting the benefits of fluid replacement," he said.

However, tea can also disturb the absorption of iron from food. Therefore, people who suffer anemia is not advised to drink tea at meals.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sharpen Brain Tips

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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Brain is very important for our lives. Brain regulate the most activities of the body. To maintain the brain's ability to remain good, there are a few tips you can try to do.
Sunlight is very good for improving cognitive function of someone to avoid weakening the brain. Frequently out of the room and get sunlight to sharpen the ability of the brain, especially in the morning.

Eating foods that contain iron. Iron is essential for producing red blood cells (hemoglobin). Hemoglobin has a functions to transport oxygen in the blood so the brain gets enough oxygen supply. With enough oxygen intake, a person will grow into a healthy person, smart and strong. The body needs iron. But the excess iron can be toxic to trigger dizziness and headaches. So, consumes iron according to your body's needs.

Add the fish in the daily diet because it can prevent senility. Fish are capable of protecting the brain because they contain omega 3 fatty acids which are found in fish oils such as salmon, tuna or mackerel.

Eating fish, and also cereals and beans are not only keeps the body healthy but also to prevent stupidity. Number of brain cells are damaged will make the lower the person's brain capacity and intelligence. But with the consumption of those foods will prevent damage to brain cells.

Drink blueberry juice because it can increase the ability of the brain. Blueberries contain anthocyanin chemical compounds that can accelerate the delivery of messages to the brain and inhibits the cells from damage due to increasing age.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Refresh Your Eyes

Monday, June 7, 2010
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Water is very beneficial for the body. The following tips are related to the use of water for health.
Being too long in front of the computer can make eyes tired. Splash cold water several times in the closed eyes. Then scrub eyelid was closed for one minute with a clean towel. This exercise can cool the eyes and improve blood supply to the eye.

Eye fatigue is one cause of headaches. Reduce eye fatigue with a soft massage on the neck, after which it compresses the eyes with cold water for several minutes to the healing process. Your eyes will feel fresh again.

If you have high cholesterol, drink 8-10 glasses of water each day so that the waste disposal activities of the body from the skin and kidneys to become fluent, which will accelerate the decline in excessive cholesterol.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Do not Oversimplifying Choking Incident

Thursday, June 3, 2010
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Some of you must have choked. When the middle of lunch, for example, the food you chew it suddenly entered the wrong channel so that obstruct your throat. If you already like this, usually you will have difficulty speaking, difficulty breathing, and your face turned blue or purple.

Although not a disease, you should not ignore the signs. Because if not addressed soon, this event could have fatal consequences. If choking, immediately told the person beside you to pat your back. This pat process can create a response to the body to remove the object was choking.

Choking caused respiratory stuffiness around the throat (larynx) or the respiratory tract (trachea). Since closing the airway so the patient will experience a tremendous tightness. Air flow into the lungs becomes blocked so that blood flow to the brain and other organs will be lost.

In many cases, choking is usually triggered by gastrointestinal disorders, either the upper digestive tract and the lower part. Disorders that can be a disturbance oral cavity, colon, and stomach. It can happen to young children to adults.

In addition because of indigestion, choking is also triggered gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Namely, the stomach contents rise into the upper digestive tract or esophagus. Patients with this disorder typically feel the burn on the upper chest and around the esophagus.

Choking also occur because of muscle volunteers disorders, such as the cheek or tongue muscles, in the process of swallowing. As a result, people with difficulty moving food around the mouth to be chewed and swallowed.

Abnormalities of voluntary muscles are usually experienced by people with neurological disorders. Because, this guy had the nerve can no longer provide the stimulus to the muscles, including muscles of swallowing.

So, for you who often choke should check into the hospital in order to know the cause clinically. And, it will be the basis of further treatment.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Why Popeye Eating Spinach?

Monday, May 31, 2010
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Anyone would know Popeye, cartoon characters are portrayed as brave sailors. He suddenly had super strength every time he ate a can of spinach. Popeye cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, and was introduced in comic strip form in early 1929. Quickly, the figure is also depicted always chewed tobacco pipe was successfully achieved popularity during the 1930s.

As a fiction, of course, is fine if the cartoon is a bit dramatized the effects of eating spinach. Popeye is in normal condition has the posture of small and wiry, in a flash able to fight Brutus a much larger body, after eating spinach.

In those days, these vegetables less favored children because it is considered not delicious. Popeye cartoons are part of a campaign to eat vegetables among children. Campaigns are conducted through this cartoon is successful, because the consumption of spinach in the United States recorded an increase to 33 percent when the popularity of the cartoon Popeye the sailor was so explosive.

How much benefit of spinach?
Spinach is very rich content of various vitamins from A to K. It also contains many minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.

Spinach also contains other nutrients such as various essential amino acids and fiber. Fibers contained in spinach can prevent constipation, hemorrhoid and irritable bowel syndrome.

Although not many clinical trials, spinach are believed to overcome some health problems such as:
purify the blood after childbirth,
strengthen hair roots,
prevent low blood pressure,
prevent anemia,
prevent kidney failure.

Some people even believe that spinach is also efficacious for:
prevent the decrease of vision, prevent cataracts and prevent cancer.

Right or wrong perception of people about the benefits of spinach, consumes a lot of spinach and other vegetables will provide benefits for health.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Benefits of Avocado - Avocado Can Make Strong Heart

Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Nothing wrong with avocado. Behind the delicious taste that contained a variety of nutrients. Unfortunately, there are still misconceptions that if avocados are not good for health.

If you are a "hostile" avocado, it's time to change your mind. Avocado nutritional value is not less with other fruit. Do not worry about the fat is present in it because the fat is mostly unsaturated fats that are good for health.

Avocado contains very high fat, ie 71-88 percent of total calories or about 20 times the average for other fruits. There is at least 14.66 grams of fat per 100 grams of avocado. Fat is mostly in the form of monounsaturated fats (monounsaturated fatty acids). Levels reach 9.8 grams per 100 grams. Saturated fat content is only 2.13 grams per 100 grams. And also there are polyunsaturated fats of 1.82 grams per 100 grams.

Avocado contains Oleic acid, a component in monounsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol. A study carried out on their high cholesterol levels. After seven days of a diet that included avocados, they decreased total cholesterol and LDL significantly, while HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) increased by 11 percent.

In addition to unsaturated fatty acids, avocado is also a good source of potassium or calium, the mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Potassium in avocados is higher than a medium-sized banana. Adequate intake of potassium may help protect the body from blood vessel disease, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Other nutrients found in avocados is folate. A cup of avocado has at least 23 percent of daily sufficiency for folate, nutrients that are important to heart health and for women who are planning a pregnancy.

To determine the relationship between folate intake and heart disease, the researchers included more than 80,000 women for 14 years using diet questionnaires. Found that women who consume higher dietary folate had 55 percent lower risk for heart disease or suffered a fatal heart disease.

Other studies show, anyone who ate folate-rich foods lower risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke compared to those not taking this important nutrient.

Avocado is also rich sources of vitamins A, C, E, K, vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, fiber, magnesium, and copper. With a series of nutrients contained in the avocado, it was pity to miss this fruit. You could put the avocado in snacks, salads, and desserts. So, add an avocado in your diet every day.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Immunizations to Help The Immune System Against Viruses

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Immunisation is usually synonymous with children under five years old (toddlers). However, it does not mean immunization does not apply to adults. In fact, immunization of adults is as important as immunization in children. Immunisation is to stimulate the body's resistance against certain infections. Immunization is an effective primary prevention.

In fact many adults are now susceptible exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease. The trigger could be due to the crowded bustle and an unhealthy lifestyle. So, to prevent these diseases, even adults need to do immunizations. Currently many developed countries to make immunization for adults as a routine program in health.

United States, for example, this year launched a 60 percent influenza vaccination in adults. Meanwhile, South Korea to provide 10 million influenza vaccine every year. In fact, 90 percent of medical officers there have been injected with the vaccine. In Australia, this activity has also been a government program. Also in several other states, like New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

In the medical world, re-immunization called as booster. Through the booster was reminded again of the body against germs such. Immunization is an effective primary prevention. Although effective does not mean adults who have been immunized will not be sick. However, secured his endurance is stronger than who are not immunized.

Keep in mind, everyone does have an immune system or the innate immune system. However, less healthy lifestyles can weaken the immune system. That's when the body easily attacked by the disease.

Adult immunizations can be given to those aged over 12 years. Kind, including influenza immunization, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, Lifter, pertussis, tetanus, difter immunization, and tetanus.

These vaccines can be given repeatedly, between 3 and 10 years. However, there are also vaccines that do not have to be repeated as an adult. For example, hepatitis A and B vaccine be conducted once in a lifetime.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yogurt is Very Good For Children

Thursday, May 20, 2010
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Parents who want to suppress the disease coughs, stomach pain, or infection in their children, it is recommended to provide yogurt that probiotic-rich to their children every day.

Probiotics are living microorganisms in food supplements that have beneficial effects for the body to improve balance in the digestive tract mikroorganisem. If the balance is disturbed, bad bacteria will increase and lead to health problems.

A study conducted by a team of scientists from Georgetown University Medical Center on 600 children aged 3-6 years showed that both Lactobasillus casei strains of bacteria have a positive effect to counteract a variety of infectious diseases.

The children in the study were given daily yogurt contains good bacteria for three months. At the end of the study found the risk of gastrointestinal infection, 24 percent lower and 18 percent lower respiratory tract infections than children who drank regular yogurt.

Nevertheless, this study did not explain in detail how to ward off infection as probiotics work is not done research in the laboratory. Conclusions are based on reports from parents of children that.

Responding to the results of this study, Dr.Clifford Bassett, medical director of the Center for Allergy and asthma, New York, U.S., said further research is still needed. "There is still no guarantee if the consumption of probiotics in different doses and the other age groups of respondents would give the same results," he said.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Garlic Can Prevent Cancer

Friday, May 14, 2010
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Eat lots of garlic can lower the risk of ovarian cancer, colon, and various other types of cancers, as reported by the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition in 2006. Many studies have shown organic ingredients in garlic is very effective in preventing the development of cancer cells.

Another benefit of garlic for health is to maintain cardiovascular health. Garlic contains allicin which pitokemikal and can lower blood pressure by 30 points, and be able to prevent strokes by blocking the emergence of cardiovascular plaque in vessels up to 12%.

Dr.Guautnter Siegel, MD, of the University of Medicine in Berlin, Germany, revealed similarities garlic with HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol. Garlic can prevent the formation of nanoplaques with covered the entry of LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol into the blood circulation.

To be beneficial to health, we must consume garlic in the right portion. Excess consumption may cause stomach irritation and eliminate the white blood cells, as well as making our blood difficult to froze. Limit your intake of only five cloves of garlic per day.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

The Dukan Diet Slim Secrets to Lose Weight (part one)

Monday, April 26, 2010
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You may often hear that there is no fat French women. They remain slim despite eating whatever they like. The secret apparently lies in their diet. They apply what is known as The Dukan Diet.

When the French nutritionist, Dr. Pierre Dukan, introducing his book 'The Dukan Diet' 10 years ago, this book soon occupy the top spot in the French best-seller list. Now, more than 1.5 million French women adopt a dramatic decrease of body weight and the results are not only temporary. This former neurologist spent 35 years researching and perfecting the various elements of the diet patterns.

Experts recommend that to calculate calorie diet from the foods they will eat. Counting calories means setting quotas, dosage, and the portion of food. But experts recommend a diet that calorie counting may forget, those who have followed him was made of flesh and blood, with emotions and instincts. It was obvious to me over the years is that counting calories is not going to work. Our brain does not work like that, said Dukan.

The Dukan diet program designed to root into the brains of the dieter. The Dukan diet consists of four different meals programs that follow one another. Weight loss begins with a quick and dramatic, resulting in a simple meal arrangements, structured, and valid in the long term, to ensure you will not get back the weight that you lose.

The most important element that links the four stages of the program is to eat only protein for days. You just need to eat foods high in protein, low in calories, and reduced appetite. Absorption of protein will cause the body to burn calories, and allow weight loss without losing muscle strength.

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Steamed Broccoli for the Fitness of the Body and Fight Cancer

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Content of beta-carotene, lutein and flavanol is very high in a broccoli. These three nutrients in the broccoli has the potential to fight cancer. The content of calcium in broccoli is also believed by experts more easily absorbed than that derived from milk.

Broccoli should be steamed. Steamed broccoli contain more carotenoids than the crude. This is derived from recent research that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Another advantage, the content of vitamin C in broccoli could not be reduced more than 30%, although have been steamed. Likewise with kaempferol substances, like flavonoids that are important to repair body cells.

What we need to remember also is the storage of broccoli after cooking. Like spinach, the vegetable is not allowed to be stored for too long, given its high nitrate content. This substance can be transformed into nitrite, which when mixed with amino acids in the body will give nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are carcinogenic or trigger cancer. So, cook the broccoli in sufficient quantities, according to which will be consumed.

To maximize the nutrient content in broccoli, broccoli should be rinsed and cut just before steaming.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cooking Meat Too Mature Can Trigger Cancer

Sunday, April 11, 2010
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Eating too much red meat, especially undercooked cooked, may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Scientists from the United States, Professor Xifeng Wu, proving that people who like to eat red meat two times greater risk of cancer.

Research conducted on 1,700 people. A number of University of Texas researchers found a greater risk of cancer in people who eat meat cooked, as are fried, baked, or burned. Processed meat overcooked (well-done) will produce chemical compounds that are believed to trigger cancer.

he experts emphasized, not just beef and pork, but even fish and chicken when processed overcooked also have the same risk of cancer. It is therefore advisable to avoid overcooking meat processing by reducing the temperature of the fire while cooking.

In research for 12 years, the researchers analyzed the DNA of the respondents to find any difference in how the body metabolizes the meat though. Those who have a particular gene was five times higher risk of cancer of the bladder if they ate red meat.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Junk Food as Addictive

Friday, April 2, 2010
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A study has shown that junk food may be as addictive as cigarette and drugs. Expert researchers found fatty and sugary snacks trigger the same pleasure centres in the brain that drive people into drug addiction - making them binge on unhealthy food.

The findings could partly explain the soaring obesity rates in Britain and the fruitfulness of fast food outlets. Experts studied rats fed on cheesecake, bacon and sausages. Immediately after the experiments began the animals began to bulk up and show signs of addiction.

Professor Paul Kenny said that It presents the most thorough and compelling evidence that drug addiction and obesity are based on the same underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

'In the study, the animals completely lost control over their eating behaviour and continued to over-eat even when they anticipated receiving electric shocks, highlighting just how motivated they were to consume the palatable food.'

During the trial the animals were rewarded with a pleasurable electrical stimulation. The rats could control how much of the stimulation they got by running on a wheel. Animals living on junk food ran far more - suggesting they needed more brain stimulation to feel good, the researchers found.

The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida, also gave rats electric shocks on their feet when they ate high-fat food.

Rats on a normal diet quickly learned to avoid the unhealthy food. But those used to junk food refused to let the shock get in their way of their high calorie food.

'They always went for the worst types of food,' said Professor Kenny, who published his findings in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

'When we removed the junk food and tried to put them on a nutritious diet they simply refused to eat.'

The researchers found junk food altered the chemical balance in the brain's 'reward circuits' - the parts of the brain that handle the feel-good chemical dopamine.

Identical changes happen in the brains of rats given cocaine or heroin and are thought to play a key role in drug addiction.

Britons are the world's biggest junk food addicts. At the same time, the average adult eats just over three portions of fruit and vegetables a day - the recommended number is five.

We will also get through 22,000 ready meals, sandwiches and sweet snacks in a lifetime - just under one a day.




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Monday, March 29, 2010

Optimistic Attitude Boost Immune System

Monday, March 29, 2010
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The task of the immune system is to prevent the entry of disease carrying microorganisms into the body and kill the bad microorganisms. Strong immune system is very important that we do not easily ill.

A study shows, an optimistic attitude will enhance the ability of our immune system. Although the results of studies conducted a number of experts from the University of Kentucky, United States, does not show directly how a positive outlook makes us healthier, but it reinforces previous studies that found a link between illness and a person's attitude.

Previously, scientists have learned that each person's immune system can be affected by their attitude. And, when someone is influenced sense of optimism, the body's immune system will be stronger. When a person feels more optimistic, they also feel more happy, blissful, and those conditions indicates the immune system is increased.

However, the effect of optimism on the immune system may be limited, since there are many factors that cause fluctuations in the human immune system.




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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Health Care Reform Law

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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US President, Barack Obama, signed the health care reform bill in the White House on Tuesday, local time, marking a historic victory over the health care debate that lasted more than a year. Application of the law itself is one of the important milestones in US because Obama is the president who succeeded in changing the national health care system since 1960s.

Health care reform bill which on Sunday (21 / 3) was passed by U.S. Congress through a vote that ended with 219 members of Congress support the bill and 212 declined, and budget U.S. $ 938 billion to ensure that 30 millions underprivileged citizens able to obtain health care.

Through the Act, it is estimated more than 30 million uninsured citizens in the U.S. will get health care while the U.S. government will spend about U.S. $ 938 billion in 10 years to fund programs of health care for all US citizens.

In a White House ceremony before signing the bill Mr Barack Obama claimed 'a new season in America' and spoke on the benefits and impacts the legislation will bring to US citizens.



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Monday, March 22, 2010

High Blood Pressure

Monday, March 22, 2010
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Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a situation where blood pressure arises above normal and remains steady. High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and stroke, especially along with other risk factors.

What Causes High Blood Pressure
The causes of high blood pressure is unknown in fact, we can have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Factors that may lead to high blood pressure, which are known as secondary hypertension, include: kidney abnormality, a structural abnormality of aorta,and narrowing of certain arteries.


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beware, steroids can damage kidney

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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Anabolic steroid pills are effective build muscle and improve stamina, but later revealed abnormalities that arise. One of them is damaging the kidneys. The findings are presented in the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, United States.

Steorid generally worn by professional athletes. Some reports mention the use of these drugs lead to dependence. The medical experts also warned of the dangers of this drug, although previously unknown effect on the kidneys.

In a study conducted Leal Herlitz, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, the experts examined 10 groups of athletes who use steorid bodybuilders for years. Given that the user is experiencing steorid protein leakage in urine and suffering from decreased kidney function.

Based on kidney tests, nine of the 10 bodybuilders suffer from a condition called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, type of renal scarring. This disease usually occurs when the kidneys work too hard. After his stop using these bodybuilders steorid, beginning to look a kidney repair.

According to the researchers, the formation of muscle to kidney function as a filter to increase dramatically and cause damage. Also known steorid have toxic effects to the kidneys.




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Monday, March 15, 2010

Squash Benefits

Monday, March 15, 2010
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Squash is a good nutrient for our body. Squash consumption can increase folic acid for the formation of red blood cells and lowering high blood pressure because of its kalium content.

But for people with arthritis should be avoided because of the cold nature of squash can lead to illness.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Top 9 Foods to Lose Weight

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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It's time for you to make a breakthrough in weight-loss program. Breakthrough that I mean eating the right foods/nutrient so that the weight-loss program can be achieved without torturing yourself.

Some research says, eating certain foods will increase the burning of calories in your body, but also reduces food addiction.

Here are 9 types of foods that can help you reduce your weight.



1. Oat
Oatmeal is ranked top in terms of filling in between other foods. Unlike most carbohydrates, oats-even though that type of instant-be digested slowly. Thus, these foods little effect on blood sugar.

2. Beef
Contrary to popular perception, eating beef steak was able to reduce your weight. Research published The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says, the woman in his diet includes red meat recorded more weight than those who ate the same amount of calories with a little beef. Protein content in the steak, the researchers say, can maintain the muscle during a weight-loss program.

3. Eggs
Egg will not break your heart, but it helps you several inches thinner. Research experts at Louisiana State University Baton Rouge show, women who undergo low-calorie diet and ate eggs, bread and jelly each morning lost weight two times more than those who breakfast bagel with the same amount of calories but no eggs. According to the researchers, eggs make full, so you eat less.

4. Apple
An apple a day can prevent weight gain, according to research by scientists at Penn State University. Those who ate an apple before eating pasta listed eat fewer calories than those who ate other snacks. Apples have a high fiber -4 to 5 grams, which makes a full stomach. Remarkably again, antioxidants in apples may prevent metabolic syndrome, characterized by accumulation of fat in the abdominal circumference.

5. Yogurt
Dieters called plain yogurt as the perfect food. With a combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, yogurt can suppress hunger by keeping blood sugar levels remain stable. Study the experts at the University of Tennessee, said they are low-calorie diet by adding fat yogurt decreased the total 61 percent larger and 81 percent abdominal fat than those who diet without the yogurt.

6. Avocado
Do not let the fat content in an avocado (29 grams) makes you worry. That's what makes this food into the best weight-lowering. Content of monounsaturated fat contained in them can increase satiety.

7. Olive oil
Like avocados, olive oil has a fat content that increases satiety, and stop the appetite. Research also shows olive oil as a potent anti-inflammatory.

8. Lentils
Lentils are the best foods to streamline the stomach. They are high in protein and soluble fiber, two nutrients that can stabilize blood sugar levels. Eating lentils can prevent the insulin spike that makes your body to form fat, especially in the abdominal area.

9. Parmesan
Women who drink whole milk or eat cheese every day tend to be not too experienced weight gain, according to a study published the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. -Lowfat dairy fans just do not get the same benefits. Whole milk products have linoleic acid, which can help your body burn fat.




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Prevent Fatigue With Coffee

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Physical exercise is drained of energy. But, let us not be weary before practice. Therefore, intake of coffee can make our minds up so that the body does not quickly get tired.


This was confirmed by the results of the study from The Australian Institute of Sport. According to the researchers, caffeine in coffee can "push" muscles to burn fat (instead of carbohydrate) as a source of energy.

Research conducted on cycling athletes showed that athletes who drank a cup of coffee before exercise, was able to practice longer than those who drank only water.



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Claim Status On Technorati

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I just registered this blog to technorati.com. They gave a short code FNS4CU6N7XVX to this blog post.

After this blog indexed in technorati, it will be easier for users to find.


If you have a blog with the theme of health, I will be happy to do link exchange with you.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Healthy Tips Today

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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Here some healthy tips for you today:

"Eating yogurt, fermented milk products or soy is good for improving the probiotic bacteria that can live in the digestive tract. The body needs good bacteria intake to increase immunity against disease."

"Consumption of avocados without sugar by pregnant women can protect babies in the womb of the risk of heart disease. Avocado containing folate and vitamins that may reduce the risk of birth defects in newborns."


"Consumption of white turmeric may help the healing process of cancer because it contains kurkumin and flavonoid that act as antioxidants."

"Taking ginger or ginger tea will help reduce bloating and launched a process of digestion. Ginger contains Zingerol that can help nourish the body, smoothen urine, and improve the digestive system."

"Drinking soy milk can reduce the activity of protease enzymes used by the body to help metabolize protein. The protein contained in soy milk enhance immune function, repairing damaged tissue and maintain body growth."


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The puzzle of HIV AIDS Drugs Began to Lift

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Since the beginning of AIDS epidemic nearly 60 million people have been infected with HIV and 25 million people died related to HIV. Although the combination of several drugs can make patients still look healthy, but until now there is no vaccine or medicine that can cure this disease. Data of the United Nations in the year 2008 there were 33.4 million people infected with HIV and 2 million of whom died of AIDS.

Scientists began to solve an important puzzle about HIV / AIDS. Research over the past 20 years has led to the discovery of better treatments for people living with HIV.

British researchers and the United States has managed to grow a crystal that allows researchers to see the structure of an enzyme called integrase. This enzyme is found in retroviruses such as HIV and is a target for a new HIV drug.

Scientists from Imperial and Harvard announced that it has successfully had the structure of the integrase of the virus. This means that researchers can begin to understand how the work of the integrase inhibitor drugs and how to stop the development of HIV / AIDS.

In the Nature journal, Cherepanov explains when human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected a person, virus uses the integrase enzyme to insert copies of genetic information in DNA of that person.

Some new drugs like Isentress for HIV from Merck & Co. and Elvitegravir (experimental drug from Gilead Sciences) works by blocking integrase. But the scientists do not know exactly how the work of the integrase and how to fix it. The only way to know is to get high-quality crystals.

It takes more than 40,000 tests in order to obtain a high-quality crystals that allows researchers to view three-dimensional structure. Researchers made crystals by using loans from the retroviral integrase similar to HIV. Researchers examining crystals from Merck medicines and Gilead in order to see how these drugs bind and inhibit integrase work.


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Friday, January 22, 2010

5 Nutrients that Bidder Stress

Friday, January 22, 2010
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Stress, who is not familiar with this word? Almost every individual has experienced it. Especially to those who often chased by the dead line. Stress conditions often make decreases immune system and causes easy to be sick, from colds to heart disease.

We can reduce stress by eating the right foods. Actually, food can reduce your stress such as a warm oatmeal can increase levels of serotonin in the body,thus giving a sense of calm and comfort. Other foods can reduce levels of cortisol and adrenaline, where they are stress hormones in the body over time. Let's learn so you can feel more comfortable and reduce your stress level.


1. Foods containing complex carbohydrates
Carbohydrates encourage the brain to make serotonin, leading to a sense of comfort. It is good to eat complex carbohydrates that can be digested well. A good choice for producing complex carbohydrates are cereals, bread, pasta, and oatmeal. Complex carbohydrates can also make blood sugar levels stabilized.

2. Foods containing simple carbohydrates
Foods that contain simple carbohydrates, including sweets and soda can reduce stress for a short time. Simple sugars contained in them when ingested will result in serotonin high levels enough.

3. Fish
To make cortisol and adrenaline in the body remains okay, eat fish that contain omega-3, such as tuna and salmon. Thus, in addition to reducing stress, also good for protecting the heart. For maximum results, consume 3 ounces of omega-3 fish twice a week.

4. Orange fruits
Oranges contain a lot of vitamin C, vitamin C can reduce stress. One study states that consume 3000 mg of vitamin C before tackling a stressful task, can make cortisol levels and blood pressure became normal again.

5. Spinach
Popeye's favorite food. he was not wrong to make the spinach as a favorite food. Content of magnesium in spinach regulate cortisol levels. Magnesium tends to waste from the body when we are stressed and eat the spinach add magnesium levels in the body. In addition to spinach, if you're not a lover of spinach, magnesium is also found in salmon and soy beans.



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Miracle of Apples

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There's even a saying "An apple a day, keep the doctor away!" this proverb is not excessive. Apples had always known as a nutrient-rich fruit. A recent study found a component in the apple called 'pectin' is able to increase the amount of good bacteria in the gut.

Microbiologist have been conducting research to test the effects of apple consumption by rats fed with apples, either eaten immediately or by juice. The experts then examined the gut bacteria in rats turned out that the number of good bacteria in their intestines increases. Good bacteria is not only beneficial for the health of the digestive tract, but also reduce the risk of some diseases.


'Pectin' is also believed to reduce levels of bad cholesterol in our bodies. In addition, an apple contains about 8 mg of vitamin C.
We can also meet efficacy of apple in the teeth. When we eat an apple, the taste of the apple will stimulate our salivary glands to produce more saliva which can 'wash' teeth from bacteria.

In the apple also contains a substance called 'quercetin', a substance that can destroy the influenza virus when the body was not fit. Besides apples, the flu virus-fighting substances are also found in onions, broccoli, and tea



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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Want Smart? Let's Exercise!

Thursday, January 21, 2010
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"Sports is really more useful for the brain, not body, because the exercise is to influence mood, vitality, concentration and positive feelings for someone," said John J. Ratey, MD, author of A User's Guide to the Brain.

Stephen C. Putnam, Med, author of Nature's Ritalin for the Marathon Mind, explained the benefits of sports for children with brain injury, such as hyperactive children. With sports activities, child behavior disorders may be reduced and their focus intensified.


In a study conducted Putnam known children who exercise 15-45 minutes before entering the classroom tend to have a better attitude and easy to concentrate in class. In addition to making the body feel fit, exercise will also make the brain more fresh.

Exercise for the brain is popular these days, but did you know that exercise we did was not only good for our heart and body but also an effective way to sharpen the brain. The experts explain exercise affects many parts of the nervous system and trigger the release of hormones that cause feelings of love, joy and calm, such as serotonin and dopamine. That is why, people who diligently exercising less frequently affected by depression. When you exercise, you will think more clearly, more fit and more positive. This is purely about sport scientific because it stimulates the nervous system and function in the maximum level.

So, give your body a little time to exercise. Want sharpen the brain? Let's Exercise!
Make exercise as your healthy lifestyle...



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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Red Meat and Risk of Cancer

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Red meat and cancer, as compared friends. Various literature states dangers of eating too much red meat. One of them is causing cancer. But how could the red meat to cause cancer?

Health recommendations that say meat causes cancer are based on conclusions of several studies of European populations in the 1990s. Studies showed that people who eat meat are exposed to more cancer than people who vegetarians.

Since then, numerous studies continue to learn more about the impact of meat for health. There are several hypotheses about this, including reducing the meat fiber, antioxidants and other essential nutrients that have proved effective to counteract the cancer cells.

Red meat also contains lots of fat and hormones that are often added to livestock products, this will increase the hormone that causes cancer, like breast cancer or prostate cancer. Meat is also high in protein, and protein will break down ammonia, which is carcinogenic in humans.

Meat that cooked in high temperatures can also cause chemical compounds that cause cancer (carcinogenic) as hetercycil amines (HCA) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Studies in mice showed these compounds are carcinogenic.

Various literature mentions red meat increases cancer risk. Meat that must be considered include beef, sheep, goats, pigs, and processed meats. In addition to type of meat, is also noteworthy cooking process. Meat is processed in a very high temperature, either fried or baked to produce large amounts of HCA. Cooking in a long time, like cooking a steak, can also cause carcinogenic compounds.

To reduce the risk of cancer, experts recommend replacing consumption of red meat with white meat. Another alternative is to eat organic meat or meat derived from animals in the farm without giving antibiotics or hormonal substances.



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Monday, January 18, 2010

Eating Junk Food Make Stress and Depression

Monday, January 18, 2010
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Most delicious food is unhealthy foods, such as the junk food. This kind of food is synonymous with high-fat, sweets and little nutrition is now known of one of the causes of stress and depression. There is a close relationship between the types of food with symptoms of depression. People who frequently eat processed foods or junk foods tend to have symptoms of stress and depression than people who ate natural foods.

eat these foods. What happens now is the opposite. When someone's bad mood or in trouble, he/she tends to eat all kinds of delicious food. And the most delicious food is fatty foods, sweets and high sodium such as junk food,

By reducing consumption of processed meats, foods, fried foods, sweets and high fat, guaranteed to decrease the risk of depression. Instead, eat lots of fruits and vegetables each day. Make sure that vegetables and fruits in the diet daily, and feel the difference in perceived mood than when eating junk food.


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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Saturday, January 2, 2010
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happy new year

I Hope 2010 be better than 2009.Yesterday is a history, tommorrow is a mystery, and today is a blessing. See you in 2010. Have a wonderful Year! May I wish you and your family are always healthy and happy...


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