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Friday, December 24, 2010

Banana and Its Benefits for Health

Friday, December 24, 2010

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

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
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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