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Friday, June 24, 2011

Junk Food Damages Brain Cells

Friday, June 24, 2011
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Experts in the United States once again to warn the danger habit of eating junk food regularly. According to the latest research, food with high fat content but zero nutritional value can damage cells in the brain that controls body weight, and trigger a cycle of obesity. These findings also explain why people who are overweight are so difficult to lose weight.

In its research, experts from the University of Washington gave the rats in laboratory with foods with a 'high-fat diet of the American people'. Only three days later, the mice are getting greedy and increase calorie intake until doubled.

Further examination showed that these mice also had inflammation of the hypothalamus, the brain part which consists of nerve cells that control body weight. Inflammation was stopped within a few days, but then 'relapse' again after four weeks later.

Dr. Joshua Thaler, expert and researcher of Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle, said the experts also detect the existence of a response to the recovery of brain injury called gliosis. Gliosis considered similar with the recovery of brain injury and specifically looked at the condition of nerve injury, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis. Researcher think that the gliosis that they see probably is response to a failure of protection. Researcher also detect any significant damage and loss of important nerve cells in controlling weight. The injury in the brain of mice may be a consequence of excessive consumption of junk food and this fact gives an explanation why the weight loss becomes very difficult for most of them are obese.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Brain Food

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Brain is our central nervous system. Brain Function is to organize and coordinate the most part, movement, behavior and homeostatic body functions such as blood pressure, body fluid balance and body temperature. The brain is also responsible for recognition, emotion, memory, motor learning and all other forms of learning. Brain is made up of two cell types: glia and neurons. Glia has function to support and protect neurons, whereas neurons carry information in the form of electrical pulses known as action potentials.

Just like other organs, the brain also requires nutrients. We need to consume a good brain food that can improve our brain function. It appears food is good for the heart, is also good for the brain. Expert provides healthy diet tips to get the best nutritional benefits to both important organs in our lives.

1. Drinking green and black tea
Both types of tea is free of calories and rich in antioxidants, but make it without sugar because it's better to get the benefits of tea.

2. Avoid junk food
Especially snacks that contain high sugar and processed foods. Both causing inflammation in the body and raise the levels of glucose in our blood.

3. Limiting the number of calories
Excess body fat increases the risk of diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Both of these degenerative diseases risk of causing a mild stroke in the brain that can make your memory loss, dementia and even Alzheimer's.

4. Choose meat without fat
For example chicken meat without skin and meat tenderloin. Meat rich in saturated fats such as beef burgers are the causes of heart vessel blockage.

5. Eat more good fats
If you want to choose the fat, the best option is unsaturated fat, either single or double. This type of fat, when used to replace other types of fat, can lower the risk of heart disease by lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in the blood. Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat, is very beneficial to heart health. Omega-3s appear to decrease the risk of coronary heart disease. Moreover, fat also serves against heartbeat abnormalities as well as help lower blood pressure. Essential fatty acids that we found in fish help prevent heart vessel blockage. These fatty acids are also found in nuts, avocados, canola oil, olive oil.

6. Choose complex carbohydrates
Such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and wheat. Complex carbohydrates is beneficial to good cholesterol guard our heart health. In addition, the type of carbohydrate also maintain appetite and help burn fat. Vegetables and brightly colored fruits are also antioxidants, guard the health of the brain.

7. Eggs
Eggs are rich in protein. In addition, egg yolks also contain choline which helps memory development.

8. Whole grains.
The brain requires a constant intake of glucose, and whole grains can be a good source. The fiber content in it helps regulate the release of glucose into the body. Whole grains are also rich in B vitamins, which serves to nourish the nervous system.

9. Oats / Oatmeal.
Oat is a type of cereals commonly consumed and very good for the brain. Oats provide the energy or fuel the brain that are needed in the morning. Oats are rich in fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B, potassium and zinc. This component helps maximize the body and brain function.

10. Milk and yogurt
Dairy products rich in protein and vitamin B. These two components are very important for the growth of brain tissue, neurotransmitters, and enzymes. Milk and yogurt provide protein and carbohydrates, an excellent source of energy for the brain.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Healthy Diet with Fruits

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Fruit is one of the types of foods that contain fiber, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Fruit is very important source of nutrients for the body. Fruits is mandatory menu for a healthy diet. In order not to get bored, you should choose pieces with different colors as different color has different vitamins and minerals contain in it. Fresh fruit can also be enjoyed in many ways. Whether it's for a snack, dessert, as a side dish, even as a main meal dish.

The following 10 Ways serving fruits for your Healthy Diet

1. yogurt fruits
Combine 1 / 2 cup sugar-free lemon yogurt and low fat, with 1 tsp squeezed lime and 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice. Serve with pineapple chunks, strawberries, kiwi fruit, sliced bananas, and grapes.

2. Strawberry salad lettuce
Combine the lettuce with 1 / 2 cup chopped strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle 1.5 tablespoons raspberry vinaigrette dressing and stir well. Then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cashew nuts.

3. Plum salsa
Combine 1 cup chopped plum, with 1 tsp coriander, 2 tablespoons chopped onion, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 1 / 4 teaspoon hot sauce, 1 / 8 tsp salt. Serve with grilled chicken breast.

4. Berry a la mode
Combine two cups of berries (can mix raspberries, blueberries or strawberries), in a baking dish. Sprinkle 1 / 8 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 / 3 cup low-fat granola. Bake at about 177 degrees Celsius until the fruits boiling for 30 minutes. Give topping with 1 / 2 fat-free vanilla ice cream.

5. Fruit toppings
Prepare a bowl, combine a chopped peach with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 / 2 tsp cinnamon. Mash the ingredients in a bowl with a fork until the mixture is shaped like a thick apple sauce. Serve as a topping for pancakes or grilled chicken.

6. Frozen fruits lollipops
Blend strawberries and bananas with 1 / 4 cup orange juice and 3 / 4 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt. Blend these ingredients until smooth. Pour fruits into mold or paper cups size of 2-3 ounces with sticks of wood or plastic placed in the middle (like a lollipop or ice cream). Freeze for three hours. Dish ready to eat after the fruit perfectly frozen.

7. Blueberry-banana smoothie
Blend 2 frozen banana, 1 / 2 cups fresh blueberries, and 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, until smooth and ready to serve.

8. Mango salsa pizza
Combine 1 cup red or green bell pepper chopped, 1 / 2 cup chopped onion, 1 / 2 cup chopped mango, 1 / 2 cup chopped pineapple, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 / 2 cup fresh coriander. Bake the dough in a shape like a pizza with a thickness of 12 inches. Bake at 218 degrees Celsius until topping was hot and crust browned, about 5 to 10 minutes.

9. Baked fruit
Cut into small pieces of apple, pear, or peach, then coat with canola oil and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stick a piece of fruit on skewers or wrap in aluminum foil. Bake fruits on low hot for 3-5 minutes.

10. Baked fruits kebabs
Bring a piece of fruit, like melon, pineapple, mango in a skewer. Place the fruits skewers on a baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake about 2 minutes and ready for serve.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

People can cured from HIV!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a malignant disease incurable. But Timothy Ray Brown, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1995 became the first person who the virus can be eliminated from the body.

Timothy Ray Brown (45 years) who now live in the Bay Area, San Francisco United States is entered into the scientific journal as the first person in the history of the world that HIV virus can be eliminated from his body. Doctors call this condition as 'fuctional cure'.

While living in Berlin, Germany, Brown was known to suffer from leukemia and also HIV! At that time doctors gave it a bone marrow transplant. And apparently the result from stem cell transplants performed in 2007 has extraordinary.

So far, Brown is known as 'The Berlin Patient' who received stem cells from donors who are immune to HIV. In fact there are about 1 percent of Caucasians that immune to HIV. Those people can develop immunity against the HIV virus and later immunity is lowered into the next generation.

And now Brown is very happy for being the first person to be cured from HIV. Although still continue to be monitored by a team of doctors from San Francisco General Hospital. Brown said the only medical problems faced on that day is a disorder in speech and motor skills caused by nerve damage after treatment, but more and more this condition is getting better.

If you take the white blood cells from a person and can manipulate it so they no longer infected by HIV, and these white blood cells become the immune system as a whole to the individual. This condition is called functional cure.

Brown's medical procedures performed somewhat radical and may not be applies for many people with HIV. This is because of the difficulty in conducting stem cell transplantation and find the right donor. But this could become gate in the 'cure research' that is now getting more attention.

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Healthy Lifestyles to Fight E-Coli Attacks

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Although there is in Europe, outbreaks of Escherichia coli or E. coli bacteria that deadly should be wary of people in other areas. Society must continue to clean and healthy behavior to prevent contracting the new strain of E.coli bacteria. Deadly E.coli bacteria and horrendous in Europe is a new strain of E. coli that is resistant to antibiotics.

Clean and Healthy Behavior or healthy lifestyle means washing hands with soap before eating, after from toilet or bathroom, also wash your hands before preparing food. Vegetables and fruits should be washed before eaten. Vegetables are better cooked first until mature. Bacteria in general will die at 70 degrees centigrade warming for 30 minutes. So, keep in mind the process of processing food / beverage.

Actually, most of the stain or the type of E. coli are not harmful. These bacteria can also be found in the intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals. But the bacteria that attack Europe is the latest strain of E.coli which can be deadly because it can trigger severe bleeding. New strains which reputedly resistant to antibiotics has named Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, or EHEC.

EHEC infection symptoms which include abdominal pain like cramps accompanied by diarrhea, which in some cases to bleed (haemorrhagic colitis). Other symptoms that often accompany a fever and nausea-vomiting.

EHEC incubation period ranges from 3 to 8 days, or an average of 4 days. Most can heal by itself within 10 days, but in certain cases as occurred in Europe, the infection can progress to Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS).

HUS symptoms serious enough and can be deadly disease, among which are accompanied by acute renal failure damage to red blood cells, nerve disorders, stroke and coma. It is estimated that about 10 percent from patients infected with EHEC will continue to HUS, with a mortality rate of 3-5 percent.

So it is very important for us to always get a healthy lifestyle. With a healthy lifestyle, the threat of bacterial attack can be reduced.

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