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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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