Monday, August 20, 2012

Correct timing of drinking Water

Why do people urinate so much at night time? Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but Correct your time to drink water, thats Important.

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

Drink water when you first get up:

Have 1-2 glass of fresh water right after you wake up in the morning to tell your body it’s time to get started. Like a gently flowing stream that pushes along debris and rocks, your circulatory system needs fluid to get rid of stubborn free radicals and residue from burned calories that were used during the night’s metabolism so refresh your system with a drink of water.

Drink water before each meal:

Drinking water before a meal helps you feel fuller, so you may be less likely to attack your meal like a starving person. Water helps prepare the stomach for the food that will follow, waking up taste buds on the tongue and moisturizing the stomach lining so brittle or acidic foods won’t be uncomfortable.

Drink water before & after bath:

A glass of water before bath is essential in hot regions to lower BP because it cools ur system well enough to lower the BP. A glass of water just after taking a bath also helps high blood pressure.

Drink water before going into bed:

1 glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Its new study by cardiac experts, i am not sure about it but it will not harm you anyhow. Water at bed time will also help prevent leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Crossing our legs

Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don"t want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health, uncross your legs every time you realise you have one knee on top of the other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is a classically elegant way to sit, and is far better for your legs and your health than sitting with your legs crossed at your knees.

  Not changing our toothbrush

How often do you change your toothbrush? Most of us wait until most of the bristles have either fallen off, or are in such bad shape that we"d be embarrassed to pull out our brush in public. However, since not many of us need to pull out our brush in public, we carry on with our frayed one until we lose it. Replace your toothbrush often. Damaged bristles can harm the enamel, and don"t massage your gums well. If you find brushing your teeth a pain like I do, but know you must do it, you might as well be doing it right. Imagine going through the annoyance of brushing your teeth twice a day only to find out that you"re damaging your enamel every time you clean your teeth. Also, use a brush with soft bristles unless your dentist has advised otherwise.

  Eating out often

There are oils that are high in cholesterol, and oils that cause little harm and are better for your heart. However, no matter how light the oil is, it is never a good idea to eat too much of it. Avoid fried foods.Remember that in all probability your favourite Indian food restaurant throws a huge, HUGE chunk of butter in a tiny bowl of dal. Rita, who worked in the kitchen of a 5 star hotel, was shocked when she saw the cook chop a 500gm butter slab in half, and throw half into a Paneer Makhani dish. No wonder the customers left licking their fingers. And no wonder they felt so stuffed and heavy afterwards. Limit outdoor eating unless you know that you"re getting served light and healthy food.

  Skipping breakfast

Never, ever skip breakfast. Remember, when you wake up in the morning it"s been around 10-12 hours since your last meal. Your body needs food now, more than at any other time. Eat a heavy breakfast. You will then be busy through the day, and the calories will get expended quickly. If you are trying to diet, eat a light dinner. Here are some more common health mistakes we make. Being informed and making a few changes can help make us feel a whole lot better.

High heels
High heels sure look great, but they're murder for your back. This however doesn't mean you should steer clear of stilettos. Wear them, but not when you know you will be walking around a lot. Wear them when going out for lunch or dinner - when the only walking you will be doing is to your car, to the table, and back. Avoid high heels when you are going somewhere on foot. If you are constantly tempted to wear your heels, take a good look at your flats. Is there something about them you dislike? Invest in a new pair of beautiful flats or shoes with a low heel. Buy something you love, that you will enjoy wearing. If possible, get a matching bag. You will then enjoy your flats as much as you do your heels.

Sleeping on a soft bed

You don't have to sleep on the floor be kind to your back, but do make sure you have a firm mattress. Although a mattress on springs is soft and lovely to sink into, it's bad for your back. If you already have an old bed with springs, you don't need to invest in a new one - simply get a thick wooden plank put over the springs, and place the mattress on the plank. Similarly, if your mattress is old and lumpy, throw it out and get a new one. Your neck and your back will thank you. The same rule applies to sofas. If you will be spending hours on a sofa, get a firm yet comfortable one. Sofas you completely sink into are not the best idea.


No matter how comfortable sleeping with ten cushions is, have pity on your neck and resist. Sleep with one pillow, and make sure it is not too thick. If your pillow gets lumpy, discard it and go for a new one. Get a thin pillow if you sleep on your stomach, and something a little thicker if you sleep on your back, to give your neck adequate support

Not exercising
So all of us know we should exercise more, but many of us don't. This is a health mistake we consciously make! And why is that? Simply because we refuse to admit the damage we are causing to our bodies by not working out. A number of people only start working out once they've experienced a warning signal. Don't wait for a heart attack to strike before you decide to opt for a lifestyle change. Make the change now. You don't need to train for the marathon to be in top shape. Half an hour of brisk walking three to four times a week will make a world of difference to your health. You could then increase this to forty minutes, four times a week - and you're all set. If you haven't exercised for a week, you're making a mistake.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Magic of fruits to shine your face

Are you one of those ladies wants to look like your favorite personalities?

You can now have smooth, healthy with younger looking skin by the magic of fruits. Many fruits contain essential vitamins and minerals which is good for your skin.

An apple juice is a very refreshing tonic for your skin, makes an excellent remedy for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammation. It’s a great skin care treatment for oily skin and the peel of apple can also be used as a good skin cleanser.

Avocado can be used as an effective facial mask to take care of your dry skin. It can have the reputation of being very good natural moisturizers.

Cucumber is used for treating skin eruptions, bulges and for whitening skin which also prevent pimples, wrinkles, blackheads and dryness of your face.

Lemon was a common home beauty ingredient. It almost used to soften rough skin spots like elbows and heels. You can also mix few teaspoons of lemon juice in your bath to feel fresh for the whole day. It’s also helpful to prevent dandruff.

Peaches were serving as an excellent skin care solution. It will provide a careful cleansing action on your skin .It take off all the dirt that might have accumulated in your pores during the day.

Orange is an effective remedy for pimples and acne. It can be used for scar and blemish removal.

Watermelon is used to remove ugly blemishes on your skin. Extract enough juice from a small slice of watermelon and apply it over your face and neck. Splash your face and neck with cold water to close your pores.

Apart from this, try to drink 8 glasses of water a day you can find your clearer looking skin.

Weight loss tips for men and women

A few ways you can basically lose weight without going gym at the home itself. The following are some healthy weight loss tips  of all ages.

1. Make definite you don’t skip your meals for weight loss. Breaking your meals in to 5-6 small meals is a better idea, as this will improve your metabolism and won’t let your binge. In case you are pressed for time, then make a speedy smoothie, using fresh unflavored yogurt and berries.

2. As soon as you wake up, start your daytime with a fruit. Not tea or coffee – a fruit! Because that will kick start your metabolism and the earlier in the day it starts, the faster it will burn the calories. The other reason is that when you eat a fruits in the morning, you get the greatest benefits out of it.

3. Start drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day, and take in even more in the event you are exercising regularly. Drinking water will make definite that your endocrine technique and organs are functioning properly, which will help with digestion and will boost your metabolism. Try carrying a water bottle around with you in the coursework of the day and drink it even in the event you do not feel thirsty. This will make positive that you are fulfilling your every day water requirements.

4. Set an aim to try and consume the recommended 5-9 servings of  fruitsand vegetables per day.This will make positive that your body takes the necessary fiber, while fighting hunger.You must also not forget the plenty of benefits of vegetables for your health and disease prevention. A great way to eat extra vegetables is to mix them with the food.

5.To help the body improve its digestion capacity, include a quantity of metabolism boosters.
4-5 cups of green tea, plenty of water everyday, having a glass of chilled water with a lemon juice, in the work of the morning, and exercising are nice ways to boost your metabolism naturally.

Eating Fruits in right time makes your body fit

Fruits are an essential source of  fiber and vitamins,fruit dyes (phyto chemicals) as an antioxidant. But still many people don’t know when to eat fruit.Fruits act as a tool for detoxification and provides natural sugar.Eat 3 servings of fruit each day that helps in cleansing your body of toxins.

If you do not have a stomach problem, then eat fruit before a meal. This helps in absorption of nutrients from the fruits more easily.For people who want to lose weight, eat fruit before meals.For people who had gastritis or ulcer,should eat fruit after meals so as not to increase stomach acid.

Here are some tips on the correct way to eat fruit :

Consuming fruits on an empty stomach will make the absorption by the body to a maximum fruit.

After intake of fruits, give a grace period of 30 minutes before you eat other foods.

If you take fruit after a meal, then you should wait about 3 hours before eating fruit.
Eat fruit in the morning. This helps to increase blood sugar slowly .

Not to eat the fruit along with other foods

Eating fruit as a dessert won’t give the better results for your body

Avoid canned fruit, frozen fruit or fruit that has been processed. These normally contain much sugar, preservatives or other chemical additives

List of healthy fruits for women diet

Balanced diet is the cornerstone of healthy living for everyone. There is some kind of fruits we should all be eating more of; men and women also have their own set of dietary requirements as well as their own unique health concerns. Here is some list of fruits that women should add in their daily diet.


Figs contain vital minerals and vitamins that are essential for human health. The iron present in this fruit is much beneficial to women’s health, which is often deficient in menstruating women and calcium is much more important for post-menopausal women.


A pigment called lycopene found in tomatoes is beneficial for women’s health. Lycopene may be effective in preventing breast cancer. The powerful antioxidant present in tomato can help to reduce the risk of heart disease.


All kind of nuts is great for human health. In that walnuts have many great individual benefits for women. The walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidants that may help to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer among women. The omega-3 content may also help bone health, arthritis pain and depression. Walnuts also contain many nutrients essential for female health, such as calcium, magnesium and folic acid.

Butternut squash:

Butternut squash is packed with carotenoids such as alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. This carotenoid are essential to women’s health, hence it should be included in everybody’s diet for optimum health, they may prove as a high-carotenoid diet has been linked to lowered risks of both breast and ovarian cancer.


Intake of cranberries reduces the risks of breast cancer and heart disease. Moreover it has the ability to prevent and cure urinary tract infections such as cystitis, which is eight times more likely to occur in women than men. Drinking two glasses of cranberry juice a day can prevent the symptoms of common UTIs in women.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Many of us can't do without " Maggi " especially when one is away from home, in a foreign land. Here is a piece of information to share so that we can remove the potential health hazard of consuming Maggi. Maybe you should print this e-mail to keep as a reminder, pin it up in the kitchen or dining room as reminder or in your purse if you are always travelling.

DO NOT IGNORE THIS ... Especially those fond of Maggi...


The correct way to cook instant noodles without harming our bodies and health:
Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for around 3 minutes and then it's ready to eat.
This is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles. By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder,normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structure of the MSG, causing it to be toxic.

The other thing that you may or may not realize is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the wax after you have eaten the noodles.


1. Boil the noodles in a pot of water.
2. Once the noodles are cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax.
3. Boil another pot of water, add the cooked noodles into the hot boiling water and then turn off the stove.
4. Only at this stage when the stove is off, and while the water is very hot, add the flavouring powder into the water, to make noodle soup.
5. However, if you need dry noodles, remove the noodles and add the flavouring powder and toss it to get dry noodles.

Dietician's Note:

If you buy plain hakka noodles which you make, you initially need to boil in water and discard the water. This will soften the noodles but to prevent it from sticking we need to add a tbsp of oil and also the noodles are deep fried partially to make them crunchy and then dusted with flour to prevent them from sticking while boiling. Hence when you buy the noodles they are already made unhealthy and this is the type we use to make stir fry noodles and the regular Maggie too is made the same way, plus they add MSG / Ajinomoto and other chemical preservatives.

A large number of patients with ages ranging from 18-24 years are ending up with
pancreatitis either as a swelling or infection of the pancreasdue to regular consumption of instant noodles... If the frequency is more than 3 times a week, then it is very hazardous...


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lychee - benefits

Lychee is a  sweet delicious fruits with heart shape which originates in China, Lychee fruits are low in calories and contain no saturated fats.

Lychee fruits rich in minerals like potassium and copper .

The word “lychee” in the Chinese language means the “one who gives the pleasures of life”

Vitamin B complex

Lychee is good source of vitamin B2 and B6 , which help body to produce energy as it convert carbohydrates into glucose which is necessary for energy ,also vitamin B is essential for healthy nervous system and production of some hormones

Lychee is important for good digestion , lycee contains vitamin B complex which is important to breakdown fats ,protein and carbohydrates ,and production of Hydrochloric acid

Lychee is important for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

Lychee contain vitamin B which is important for cell reproduction as our bodies need vitamin B to renewing skin , hair and nails for constantly growing.


Lychee are rich source of vitamin C ,vitamin C are powerful antioxidant that fight free radical which damage cells and cause cancer diseases
Vitamin C also boost the immune system ,fight chronic disease and prevent  cold and flu

Lychee are rich in potassium

Potassium is important for our body that maintains fluid in body regulates blood pressure, helps in the transmission of nerve impulse and prevents the cramp of muscles.


Drink Tomato Juice To Have A Healthy Bones

Milk  only not the drink that builds the healthy bones. Drinking tomato juice also reduces the risk of osteoporosis . Tomatoes  are a rich in lycopenes. Lycopenes in tomatoes may lower the risk of heart disease,and also helps to prevent prostate cancer. lycopenes are a good source of cell-protective antioxidants .

The researches found that the women who received the lycopene supplement, the tomato juice, or a combination of the two had significant increases in the amount of lycopene in their blood. The women who drank tomato juice had reduces markers for bone breakdown in their blood as well as greater antioxidant capacity.Before having the tomato juice the women were asked to avoid eating any tomato products for thirty days. During this time, they found a chemical in their blood stream that serves as a marker for bone breakdown .

Lycopene are most readily absorbed when they’re processed, so tomato juice, tomato sauce and ketchup are better sources than raw tomatoes.Don’t give up milk. It has the calcium the body needs to build stronger bones, but add more lycopenes to your diet by drinking tomato juice too. Give your bones the nutrients they need to keep you standing tall for a lifetime.

Consuming Tropical Fruits -Be Smart Away From Diseases

The tropical fruits such as mango, bananas,coconuts or papayas are available in all winter long. The following are the some of the benefits of the tropical fruits.


Coconut is used as the sweet topping on German chocolate cake, and its water is a sterile source of clean water, useful for survival hydration.Beside this it has the same level of electrolytic balance human blood. During pacific World War II, coconut water was frequently used in the field as an emergency plasma transfusion for wounded combatants. This water is low in salts and sugars and high in potassium.

The alpha-mangostin, an antioxidant found in mangosteen, can cause cell death in leukemia cells, effectively treating the disease. mangosteen is also said to have powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties.


Avocado are rich in folic acid,that helps to prevent some kind of birth defects.When you consume avocado with other vegetables, you absorb more nutrients than you would have from eating the vegetables alone.

Mango contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as some B-Vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols & beta-carotene.


Longan berries are said to have relaxing properties that lowers your stress levels. It is also said to have anti-cancer, antioxidant, and liver-protective properties. It also contains high levels of iron, potassium, and large amounts of vitamins A and C.

Watermelon-A high antioxidant Fruit

Watermelon is the most common fruit in the Philippines during summer season and are called as the thirst quenching fruit. They are round, oblong, or even square. watermelons can also have yellow flesh.

Watermelon is packed with some of the most important antioxidants that are found in nature that helps in the conditions like colon cancer, asthma, diabetes, and arthritis.

It is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. It also contains concentrated source of the carotenoid, lycopene. The antioxidant function of lycopene helps to protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage-has been linked in human research to prevention of heart disease.

Watermelon is also rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. The cooling fruit is exceptionally high in citrulline, an amino acid our bodies use to make another amino acid, arginine, which is used in the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body, and by the cells lining our blood vessels to make nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide not only relaxes blood vessels, lowering high blood pressure, it is the compound whose production is enhanced by Viagra to prevent erectile dysfunction. Arginine has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in obese type 2 diabetic patients with insulin resistance.

10 fruits that glow your skin


These kinds of fruits are rich in potassium and vitamins A, C and E, and they helps to restore damaged hair.Vitamin A restores natural oils of the human skin, vitamin E lightens age spots and Vitamin C prevents cell oxidation and wrinkles.It also contains emollient natural fats and complex proteins in order to smooth and soften your skin.


Apples have been used as a beauty aid for long decades. Apply apple juice to your scalp that helps to prevent dandruff. These are good conditioner and toner, and helps to fight acne.By intake of apple you can achieve toned and conditioned skin . The antioxidant property present in this prevents cell and tissue damage.


This kind of fruit helps to rejuvenate and cleanse the skin. Rub the piece of pineapple on spots like knees, elbows and heels helps soften the skin.


The vitamin C present in this fruit keeps your skin beautiful. A tsp of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning is a great skin cleanser. It also helps to diminish acne scars and lightens the skin. Mix lemon and honey and use it as a natural bleach on your skin.


This fruit is an excellent source of vitamin A and enzymes, and act as a great exfoliator. When applied to the face, helps to get rid of dead skin and keeps your face to glow.The antioxidants of this fruit contain a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities.


This red fruit is power-packed with antioxidants which fight against free radicals, control acne, and prevent wrinkles.Pomegranates are good for overall skin health.


A combination of peach paste with yogurt, when applied to skin and rinsed off with warm water not only moisturizes the skin but also leaves it supple and soft. This fruit is best for dry skin.


Oranges helps ti improve the skin texture. Consisting of collagen slows down the skin aging process. Insides of orange helps in tightening of the skin. Oranges can be dried and powdered and used as a natural scrub.

Kiwi :

Rich in pectin and fiber, which strengthen the digestion. This fruit prevent wrinkles and blemishes.


The antioxidants in these berries can work wonders for rejuvenating your skin.


Benefits of bananas

Bananas cultivation Bananas is the most popular fruit all over  the world  it occupies the major world trade.

Bananas is tropical plant  that need warm subtropical climate  for cultivation ,it doesn’t  need much effort for cultivation, the most recommended soil for  bananas is the mixture of sand and clay soil.

The top three bananas producing countries  is India ,Philippine and China

Health Benefits of bananas for mind

The banana  activates the mind and memory as it contains phosphorus . This is very useful for those who are making a mental effort  thus students should consume  bananas to improve mental alertness
Also  bananas provide the body with energy because  it contains carbohydrates , fats and protein.

Health Benefits of bananas for anemia

Health Benefits of bananas to improve mood
For people who  suffering from depression Bananas improve the human mood because it contain tryptophan (amino acid) which is  converted   to serotonin which helps in  regulating  the mood and has a calming effect on the brain

Health Benefits of bananas for hair

Bananas are useful for hair ,  and help you to get it shiny  , Mash one piece  of banana and rub on your wet hair  and leave it  for 20 minutes and then wash by water and get shiny hair

 Health Benefits of bananas for skin
Bananas are natural remedy for  skin, for women who suffering from  dry skin can apply a face mask by  mixing one banana with four  tablespoons of honey and  leave the mixture  for 30 minutes and then wash with water.

 Health Benefits of bananas for heartburn

Bananas is  a natural remedy  for heartburn  It  neutralizes over-acidity and reduces inflammation of the lining of the stomach. By mixing  honey , milk and  Bananas you can   reduces the effect of over acidity in your  stomach

Health Benefits of bananas for hypertension

Benefits of bananas for constipation

Give up smoking

Health Benefits of bananas for itching of mosquito

Bananas peels reduce itching of mosquito bites by apply it on the itching area this helps to cure  the itching rapidly

Bananas can help you  to give up smoking. because it   contain vitamins B6, B12 ,potassium and magnesium that  help body to get rid of the harmful effects of smoking
Bananas are natural  remedy for constipation because  it contains high amount of fiber
Banana are high in potassium and  low in sodium so it plays a great role in preventing hypertension
Bananas is a natural remedy for Anemia because it contains iron which helps body  in creating the haemoglobin

Health Benefits of Dates

Dates are fruit of date palm that grow to a height 20 to 25 meters with green leaves , Dates  originated in northern Africa and western Asia in the Arab deserts . However, palm is cultivated in many countries.

The history of dates cultivation back to the ancient Egyptians , also Arabs cultivated the Date palm many years ago and called it ” Tamr” and by the native Arabic called ” Balah” also they  prepared wine from dates fruit and called it ” Araky”

Dates is rich in antioxidants that help in protecting the cells and the organs from free radicals that lead to cancer diseases

Dates are rich source of iron which has many benefits for body , iron is important for  the formation of  hemoglobin , transporting oxygen in the blood , boost the Immune system , metabolism and protect the body from free radicals.Also  iron  is important for people who suffering from anemia

Dates  have a variety of B-complex vitamins , these vitamins are important for healthy body , metabolism and maintain blood glucose levels

Dates are rich in potassium. Potassium is important for our body that maintains fluid in body regulates blood pressure, helps in the transmission of   nerve impulse and prevent the cramp of muscles

Health Benefits of Dates for heart

Health Benefits of Dates as a remedy for constipation

Health Benefits of Dates as a remedy for Intestinal Disorders

Health Benefits of Dates as a remedy for over slimming 

Date is good remedy for over –slimming , date contain height amount of energy  and calories because it contain  sugar and fats and protein ,date helps to  gain weight for people who suffering from over slimming  so that it is forbidden  for people who need to lose weight.

Health Benefits of Dates as a remedy for sexual weakness

Dates  is a source of dietary fiber

Dietry fiber is important for every one, dates is rich in dietary fiber which are good for digestive system ,prevent constipation ,reduce fats and remove toxins from colon which may leads to colon cancer.

Dietary fiber also controlling sugar level so it play great role in controlling  diabetes
Health Benefits of Dates for bones
Dates is imporatnat for bones because dates contains Manganese which is important for healthy bones

Dates is an excellent remedy for sexual weakness for men ,and increase the sexual desire and sexual stamina , as it contain height  amount of  energy that helps erection . Make a mixture of milk ,honey and dates  and drink this mixture every day for one week at the morning and  you will notice the  improvement in your sexual performance.
Date are beneficial for Intestinal Disorders because dates contain nicotinic that currying all kinds of intestinal disorders and increase the friendly  bacteria in the intestines
For people who suffering from constipation, date is a natural remedy for constipation, to get the laxative effect of the date you should soak dates in milk for one day, consuming this mixture for 3 days will treat constipation and get rid off toxic substance .
Dates are rich in potassium which is important for body cells and control the blood pressure and heart rate and protect against heart diseases, also potassium is important for  heart muscles and it is needed to maintain nervous system and balance metabolism

Colors of the fruits

Each  color found in the fruits has a specific benefits , Find out the benefits of each color.

Red fruits

The red fruits protect against heart disease, prevent blood clots and improve blood circulation.
Red fruit is rich source of antioxidants which protect against cancer diseases
Red fruits contain lycopene which  is antioxidant and gives the red fruits their red color

Green fruits

Yellow and orange fruits

Yellow and orange fruits contain high amount of carotene which used by the body to make vitamin A.

White fruits

White fruits are good for lowering cholesterol , regulate blood pressure and preventing cancer.

Green fruits boost the immune system, good for eyes and skin
Yellow and orange fruits is good source of vitamin C and vital for eyes and skin.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Papaya-full of Nutrients!

Read about the health benefits of papaya. Papaya is excellent for the human body. Find out how eating papaya can help you and keep you healthy and strong.

Papaya is not only a delicious fruit to eat, it also contains abundant health benefits and medicinal value. Papaya can be eaten as a fruit, a smoothie or even a shake. Papaya contains natural fiber, carotene, vitamin C and essential minerals. Papayas also contain enzymes like arginine and carpain. Arginine is essential for male fertility and carpain is considered to be good for the heart.

Papaya for the Skin:

A papaya face pack can also be made using the fruit. Papaya is a product from nature which is used in many skin lightening creams. Many of the lotions or creams which are used to make the face lighter or fairer contain papaya as an ingredient. Papaya also helps in getting rid of acne because when papaya is applied as a face pack it helps to open the pores. Papaya makes the skin glow. Papaya contains the enzyme papain which helps to dissolve dead skin , thus imparting a fresh and clean glow to the face.

Anti-oxidants in Papaya:

Papaya is a fruit high in fiber which lowers cholesterol levels. Papaya contains antioxidants which prevents the cholesterol from oxidizing. When cholesterol in the body gets oxidized, it can lead to heart-attacks. The anti-oxidants in papaya also help in controlling premature ageing, which helps to give a young look.

Some more health benefits of Papaya:

Papaya contains a high amount of potassium and the flesh of papaya is very high in Vitamin A. Papaya seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body. Papaya helps prevent constipation and also aid in digestion. Papaya contains the protein called papain which is a digestive enzyme that helps in natural digestion process. Papaya juice helps in alleviating infections of the colon by clearing away the infection, pus and mucus. Regular consumption will help in improving the problem.
Nutritive value of Papaya : Per 100 gm.

o Vitamin A : 1,750 I.U
o Vitamin B : Thiamine 0.03 mg.
o Riboflavin : 0.04 mg.
o Niacin : 0.3 mg.
o Vitamin C : 56 mg.
o Also contains Vitamin E and K.

o Calcium : 20 mg.
o Iron : 0.3 mg.
o Phosphorus: 16 mg.
o Potassium : 470 mg.
FAT : 0.1 gm.


PROTEIN : 0.6gm.

The skin of papaya is excellent for treating skin wounds and places that do not heal quickly. Papaya is low in calories and high in nutritive value hence it is an excellent food for those on a diet. Regularly consuming papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea.

Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis.

Papaya is very good for those who frequently suffer from cold, cough or flu because intake of papaya boosts the immune system. The high concentration of Vitamin C and Vitamin A contained in papaya is very beneficial to strengthen the immune system.

Papaya is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Papaya shampoos are good for the hair and are available in many health stores. Raw papaya also helps in reducing menstrual irregularities for women. Papaya helps to ease the condition by promoting natural flow of menstruation.

Papaya cleans the stomach and studies have shown that papaya alone eaten for 3 to 4 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines.

All the parts of the papaya fruit are useful and beneficial. Right from the seeds to the papaya leaves and the flesh of the fruit, all of it has some value. Both the inside and the outside of the fruit can be utilized. Thus no part of the fruit is useless or goes as a waste.
If you love to eat to papaya, it is great because along with savouring the taste you are also ingesting all the benefits associated with eating the fruit, which will result in good health for you.

So, go ahead and eat plenty of those papayas!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Never give up

One day a young lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm & the young lady asked her father, What should i do? He said "Keep driving". Cars began pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse. What should i do? the young lady asked again, "Keep driving" her father replied. On up a few feet, she noticed that 18 wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, "I must pull over, i can barely see ahead. Its terrible & everyone is pulling over !". Her father said "Don't give up, just keep driving". Now the storm was terrible but she never stopped driving and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she she was again on dry land, and the sun came out. Her father said "Now you can pull over & get out". She said "But why now?" Father said " when you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, bcoz You never gave up so ur storm is now over. That is the testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times." Just bcoz everyone else, even the strongest give up...You dont have to...if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and sun will shine upon your face again.

This story touched me, say something if it touched you too!!!

Benefits of COCONUT

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.

Hair Care: Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shinny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care.

Stress Relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head followed with a gentle massage helps in removing mental fatigue.

Skin Care: Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care.

Premature Aging: Coconut oil helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties.

Heart Diseases: There is a misconception spread among many people that coconut oil is not good for the heart. This is because it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. However, coconut oil is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems including high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful as it happens in case of other vegetables oils. It does not lead to increase in LDL levels. It also reduces the incidence of injury in arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis.

Weight Loss: Coconut oil is very useful in reducing weight. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. Further, it increases the body metabolism by removing stress on pancreases, thereby burning out more energy and helping obese and overweight people reduce their weight. Hence, people living in tropical coastal areas, who eat coconut oil daily as their primary cooking oil, are normally not fat, obese or overweight.

Pancreatitis: Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.

Digestion: Internal use of coconut oil occurs primarily as cooking oil. Coconut oil helps in improving the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion related problems including irritable bowel syndrome. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have anti microbial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc., that cause indigestion. Coconut oil also helps in absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Immunity: Coconut oil is also good for the immune system. It strengthens the immune system as it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.

Healing: When applied on infections, it forms a chemical layer which protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil is most effective on bruises as it speeds up the healing process by repairing damaged tissues.

Infections: Coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc. It also kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, etc. Coconut oil is also effective on fungi and yeast that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, etc.

Liver: The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases as they substances are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing work load on the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.

Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps in dissolving kidney stones.

Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

Bones: As mentioned earlier, coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for development of bones. Thus coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.

Dental Care: Calcium is an important element present in teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in getting strong teeth. Coconut oil also stops tooth decay.

HIV and Cancer: It is believed that coconut oil plays an instrumental role in reducing viral susceptibility of HIV and cancer patients.

Finally, coconut oil is often preferred by athletes and body builders and by those who are dieting. The reason behind this being that coconut oil contains lesser calories than other oils, its fat content is easily converted into energy and it does not lead to accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries. Coconut oil helps in boosting energy and endurance, and enhances the performance of athletes.

Breathing Therapy

The nose has a left and a right side, we use both to inhale and exhale.
Actually they are different, you would be able to feel the difference.
The right side represents the sun, left side represents the moon. During a headache, try to close your right nose and use your left nose to breathe. In about 5 mins, your headache will be gone? If you feel tired, just reverse, close your left nose and breathe through your right nose. After a while, you will feel your mind is refreshed.

Right side belongs to'hot',so it gets heated up easily, left side belongs to'cold'.
Most females breathe with their left noses, so they get "cooled off" faster.

Most of the guys breathe with their right noses, they get worked up.

Do you notice the moment we wake up, which side breathes faster? Left or right? ?
If left is faster, you will feel tired. So, close your left nose and use your right nose for breathing, you will get refreshed quickly. This can be taught to kids, but it is more effective when practiced by adults.

My friend used to have bad headaches and was always visiting the doctor. There was this period when he suffered headache literally every night, unable to study.

He took painkillers, did not work. He decided to try out the breathing therapy here: closed his right nose and breathed through his left nose. In less than a week, his headaches were gone! He continued the exercise for one month. This alternative natural therapy without medication is something that he has experienced.

So, why not give it a try?

Winners Don't Do Different Things, They Do Things Differently

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?
Think before you continue reading...

This is a moral / ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.
However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.
He simply answered:
"I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.
Winners Don't Do Different Things, They Do Things Differently

Different Parts of Our Body - Age At Different Times:

WE all accept that getting older is inevitable, and now leading clinicians have revealed the exact age when different body parts start to decline, most alarming being the brain and lungs.
French doctors have found that the quality of men's' sperm starts to deteriorate by 35, so that by the time a man is 45 a third of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Here, with the help of leading clinicians, Angela Epstein tells the Daily Mail the ages when different parts of the body start to lose their battle with time.

BRAIN - Starts ageing at 20
As we get older, the number of nerve cells - or neurons - in the brain decrease. We start with around 100 billion, but in our 20s this number starts to decline. By 40, we could be losing up to 10,000 per day, affecting memory, co-ordination and brain function.

GUT - Starts ageing at 55.
A healthy gut has a good balance between harmful and 'friendly' bacteria. But levels of friendly bacteria in the gut drop significantly after 55, particularly in the large intestine, says Tom MacDonald, professor of immunology at Barts And The London medical school. As a result, we suffer from poor digestion and an increased risk of gut disease. Constipation is more likely as we age, as the flow of digestive juices from the stomach, liver, pancreas and small intestine slows down.

BREASTS - Start ageing at 35
BY their mid-30s, women's breasts start losing tissue and fat, reducing size and fullness. Sagging starts properly at 40 and the areola (the area surrounding the nipple) can shrink considerably.

BLADDER - Starts ageing at 65
Loss of bladder control is more likely when you hit 65. Women are more vulnerable to bladder problems as, after the menopause, declining oestrogen levels make tissues in the urethra - the tube through which urine passes - thinner and weaker, reducing bladder support. Bladder capacity in an older adult generally is about half that of a younger person - about two cups in a 30-year-old and one cup in a 70-year-old. ...

LUNGS - Start ageing at 20
Lung capacity slowly starts to decrease from the age of 20. By the age of 40, some people are already experiencing breathlessness. This is partly because the muscles and the rib cage which control breathing stiffen up.

VOICE - Starts ageing at 65
Our voices become quieter and hoarser with age. The soft tissues in the voice box (larynx) weaken, affecting the pitch, loudness and quality of the voice. A woman's voice may become huskier and lower in pitch, whereas a man's might become thinner and higher.

EYES - Start ageing at 40
Glasses are the norm for many over-40s as failing eyesight kicks in - usually long-sightedness, affecting our ability to see objects up close.

HEART - Starts ageing at 40
The heart pumps blood less effectively around the body as we get older. This is because blood vessels become less elastic, while arteries can harden or become blocked because of fatty deposits forming on the coronary arteries - caused by eating too much saturated fat. The blood supply to the heart is then reduced, resulting in painful angina. Men over 45 and women over 55 are at greater risk of a heart attack.

LIVER - Starts ageing at 70
This is the only organ in the body which seems to defy the aging process.

KIDNEYS - Starts ageing at 50
With kidneys, the number of filtering units (nephrons) that remove waste from the bloodstream starts to reduce in middle age.

PROSTATE - Starts ageing at 50
The prostate often becomes enlarged with age, leading to problems such as increased need to urinate, says Professor Roger Kirby, director of the Prostate Centre in London . This is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia and affects half of men over 50, but rarely those under 40. It occurs when the prostate absorbs large amounts of the male sex hormone testosterone, which increases the growth of cells in the prostate. A normal prostate is the size of a walnut, but the condition can increase this to the size of a tangerine.

BONES - Start ageing at 35
'Throughout our life, old bone is broken down by cells called osteoclasts and replaced by bone-building cells called osteoblasts - a process called bone turnover,' explains Robert Moots, professor of rheumatology at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool . Children's bone growth is rapid - the skeleton takes just two years to renew itself completely. In adults, this can take ten years. Until our mid-20s, bone density is still increasing. But at 35 bone loss begins as part of the natural ageing process.

TEETH - Start ageing at 40
As we age, we produce less saliva, which washes away bacteria, so teeth and gums are more vulnerable to decay. Receding gums - when tissue is lost from gums around the teeth - is common in adults over 40..

MUSCLES - Start ageing at 30
Muscle is constantly being built up and broken down, a process which is well balanced in young adults. However, by the time we're 30, breakdown is greater than buildup, explains Professor Robert Moots. Once adults reach 40, they start to lose between 0.5 and 2 per cent of their muscle each year. Regular exercise can help prevent this.

HEARING - Starts ageing mid-50s
More than half of people over 60 lose hearing because of their age, according to the Royal National Institute for the Deaf.

SKIN - Starts ageing mid-20s
The skin starts to age naturally in your mid-20s.

TASTE AND SMELL - Start ageing at 60
We start out in life with about 10,000 taste buds scattered on the tongue. This number can halve later in life. After we turn 60, taste and smell gradually decline, partly as a result of the normal ageing process.

FERTILITY - Starts ageing at 35
Female fertility begins to decline after 35, as the number and quality of eggs in the ovaries start to fall. The lining of the womb may become thinner, making it less likely for a fertilised egg to take, and also creating an environment hostile to sperm.

HAIR - Starts ageing at 30
Male hair loss usually begins in the 30s. Hair is made in tiny pouches just under the skin's surface, known as follices. A hair normally grows from each follicle for about three years, is then shed, and a new hair grows. Most people will have some grey hair by the age of 35. When we are young, our hair is coloured by the pigments produced by cells in the hair follicle known as melanocytes.