Saturday, 19 November 2011

More info on tea....

Red tea

  • Promotes blood flow 
  • Sharpens mental focus and concentration
  • Reduces strokes and prevents heart attack
  • Prevents cancer
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Inhibits tooth decay
  • Improves digestion and relieves diarrhea
  • Reduces chance of developing arthritis



Black tea

  • Reduces risk of stroke and heart attack
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Improves functioning of blood vessels
  • Reduces risk of coronary heart disease
  • Boost immune system



White tea

  • Provides body with antioxidants
  • Stimulates the brain, increases alertness and improves endurance
  • Boost metabolic rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Restores fluid balance
  • Prevents tooth decay and strengthens gums
  • Strengthen bones



Flower tea

  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Provides body with antioxidants
  • Aids in digestion
  • Fast, effective relief for headaches
  • Fight foot fungus
  • Prevents foot odor
  • Strengthen teeth and bones
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Boost immune system
  • Strengthen organs

Friday, 18 November 2011

Tea and the health benefits....

Does anyone know about tea?  Yeah.... almost every person drink tea but do you know that there are several types of tea in the market?  And do you know the benefit of those teas?


Those days, drinking tea was highly regarded in Chinese culture.  There are many factors to determine a good cup of Chinese tea.  Even in the drinking there is a style to follow.  Tea should be drunk in small amounts.  There is a threshold for the amount of tea leaves that cannot be exceeded.


The followings are the types of tea and the medicinal benefits:


Oolong tea

  • Boosts overall health 
  • Free of calories
  • Speeds up metabolism
  • Slimming effect on waistline
  • Lowers triglyceride levels
  • Starves off onset of Type II diabetes
  • Best with carbohydrate-controlled diet; reduced risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes
  • Provides body with antioxidants that can prevent or undo damage done by free radicals
  • Boosts skin health, immune system



Green tea

  • Reduces risk of esophageal cancer
  • Inhibit growth of cancer cells
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Helps in rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, infection, impaired immune function
  • Burns calories
  • Prevents tooth decay
  • Provides body with antioxidants



Yellow tea


  • Provides body with antioxidants
  • Helps prevent cancer by inhibiting growth of cancer cells
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Thins blood and lower blood pressure; protecting the heart and circulatory system
  • Lowers cholesterol levels

Saturday, 12 November 2011

DID YOU KNOW.....????

ESPECIALLY FOR LADIES............










KOD E450


All of muslims aware of these codes.....

ALLAH HUAKHBAR! ALLAH HUAKHBAR!  ALLAH HUAKHBAR!

Amazing cucumber...!!!!

This information was in The New York Times as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.




1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
 
 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

 3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
 
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.   (WOW)

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on wrinkles too!!!   (DOUBLE WOW)
 
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.  Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?  Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a cucumber sliced rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11.. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?  Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?  Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won't leave streaks and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!! 


Something different but useful....

Have you heard about reflexology???  Below is the picture of our foot which has reflexology points.  So when you go for foot massage, if you feel pain at one point, may be you can identify which part of your body is having problem.

Healthy juices....!!!! Try it!

Hi there!  It has been quite sometime I have not entered anything in my blog.  Well, I would like to share something which is worth doing it.  Healthy juices.... yup.. try these juices because they have different benefits to our health...  Try it...yea..!


1.  Carrot + Ginger + Apple  - Boost and cleanse our system.

2.  Apple + Cucumber + Celery-  Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and improve stomach 
upset and headache. 

3.  Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and bad breath.

4.  Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk-  Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

5.  Orange+ Ginger + Cucumber- Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce bodu heat.

6.  Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon- To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and 
kidney

7.  Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi- To improve skin complexion.

8.  Pear & Banana- To regulates sugar content.

9.  Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, 
 decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization. 

10.  Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk- Rich in vitamin C + 
 Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and  strengthen body immunity. 

11.  Papaya + Pineapple + Milk- Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and 
metabolism. 

12.  Banana + Pineapple + Milk- Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.

The combination of ingredients may look a bit weird but when you make it into juices, they taste great even though the taste may be different for the first time but you may acquire it after sometimes.  You may send comments after trying these juices....  These are from natural sources so it is worth doing it.  Hey guys!  Think about the benefits...........  


Friday, 21 October 2011

Crispy fried chicken....emmm..yummmy....

Ada sesiapa yang tak suka makan ayam goreng??  Ayam goreng best bila digoreng garing bersama kulitnya.  Crunchy and tasty.  But... do you know that toooo much of kulit ayam can increase your cholesterol level??  Jangan ingat orang yang kurus tiada kolesterol dan orang yang gemuk banyak kolesterol...k.

So... what is cholesterol?  Cholesterol is a waxy substance like fat and it stays in the blood.  Cholesterol ni bukan macam fat yang boleh hilang apabila kita exercise.  Kalau perut buncit, atau peha besar, tu bukan disebabkan oleh cholesterol tapi itu adalah lemak.  Jangan salah paham...

Cholesterol is divided into HDL, LDL and triglycerides (TG).  HDL is so called good cholesterol in our body. LDL and TG merupakan cholesterol yang tak baik dan sekiranya terlalu banyak akan menyebabkan sakit jantung - atherosclerosis atau saluran jantung tersumbat.  Those who love to eat high fatty food especially saturated fat (lemak binatang contohnya sup ekor, kulit ayam, sup tulang, etc) has to watch out their diet.  This is because your LDL level will be high.

How to reduce or maintain our cholesterol to a normal range?

  • To have 3 main meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Breakfast is a must because we need the energy to start to work in the morning.  Do not skip any of the meals.  Ni...ada pulak skip meals sebab nak diet... mana boleh...  If you skip meals you are doing more harm to your body.  Kalau nak cerita pasal skip meal ni...panjang sangat, so kita citer di blog lain k.  
  • Do not snacking in between meals.  Kalau tak perlu, jangan amik kudapan (snack).  Kita ni suka makan kacang-kacang, keropok kerepek dsb sebab kita suka mengunyah apabila boring.  Cuba elakkan.
  • Increase your intake of dietary fiber.  Makanlah sayur-sayuran dan buah-buahan.  Setiap meal make it compulsory mesti ada sayur.
  • Reduce your intake of oily and fatty food.  Kurangkan makanan yang bergoreng dan berlemak.  Bukan tak boleh tetapi kita kurangkan.  Kalau makan kulit ayam, kita buang kulitnya.  Emmmm....sayang yer sebab kulit tu lah yang sedap??? Tapi ingat kalau dah sakit, baru menyesal tak jaga makan.  Kalau makan masak lemak cili api.... peeergh...best.... tapi janganlah amik kuahnya banyak sangat.  Santan pun mengandungi saturated fat yang tinggi walaupun adalah dari kelapa.
  • Increase your physical activity.  Atau dalam erti kata lainnya....EXERCISE.   Alamak...ni lah yang susah nak buat...betul tak????  Kalau banyak berjalan semasa keje tu, bukan exercise.  Exercise ni mesti kita lakukan continuously for a minimum 30 minutes.  Buat keje rumah pun bukan lagi dikira exercise.  The best exercise yang senang is brisk walking for about 30 minutes.  Buat exercise ni dalam 3 - 4 kali seminggu.
  • Last but not least, sesapa yang merokok tu, quit smoking k. Merokok pun boleh menyebabkan cholesterol tinggi.......Jangan mare.....


So.... start to think about your body and health....love your heart  
LOVE YOUR HEART

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Aaaarghh...!!!...Gout!

Who knows what gout is?  Siapa yang penah kena gout akan tahu betapa sakit dan seksanya.


First of all, gout is the crystallization of uric acid at the joints.  The uric acid is the waste product of PURINE which is one of the amino acids.  Some people have difficulty in excreting the excess uric acid and this will result in accumulation and crystallization of uric acid at the joints.

So... what are the sources of purine?  The followings are the sources of purines:

High purine content food:

  • Internal organ meat such as liver, heart, brain etc    
  • Anchovies
  • Mackerel
  • Herring
  • Broth
  • Minced meat
  • Patridge
  • Goose
  • Shrimp

Medium purine content of food:

  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Mushroom
  • Spinach
  • All beans and seeds (termasuklah jering & petai... tau)
  • Legumes
  • Poultry/meat
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Yeast
  • Oats
  • Soups

Low purine content of food:

  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Ice cream
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Coffee
  • Tea......etc..


Advice:

  1. To reduce or avoid food which has high content of purine.
  2. To take food which has moderate amount of purine in moderation.
  3. To increase water intake 2-3 liter per day.  This is because uric acid can only be excreted out from the body through urine.  So, drink plenty of water.

Last but not least,  uric acid can cause stone in the kidney (batu karang).  To avoid this, drink plenty of water especially plain water.

*Note:  Different people has different ways of controlling the symptoms.  Any questions?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Food for health

Healthy food....  Uh! What a boring topic....!  This is the feedback that we always hear but do we really know what healthy food is.  Many of us know that healthy food is food which is not oily, rich, creamy, sweet ....etc.  Bla..bla...bla.. bla...  As Malaysians, our common breakfast will be either nasi lemak or roti canai.  Kalau tak ada these foods, bukan breakfast namanya.


Anyway, healthy food is food which contain a balanced nutrients of carbohydrate, protein and fat.  Don't forget.....healthy food consist of vegetables.  Nowadays, a majority of us do not eat vegetables.  Well.. wonder why???

Sayang seribu kali sayang....kalau tak suka makan sayur sebab in Malaysia, we are blessed with all types of vegetables especially green leafy vegetables.  Ada kangkung, sawi bunga, bayam hijau, bayam merah, kobis, pucuk ubi, ulam-ulaman....etc.  Banyak khasiat...rich with vitamins and fibers for our body.   So for those who don't eat or like to eat vegetables, start to love your vegetables.  Same goes to fruits... I think that nowadays many malaysians seldom eat fruits.  Fruits rich with vitamins as well.  The good advice is to eat at least 1-2 serving of fruits per day. 

Anyway,  whatever we eat, we must eat in moderation.  If we eat too much, it can cause other problems.  Therefore, we must eat well and be healthy.





Sunday, 16 October 2011

First day blogging

Wow!  My own blog.  This is my first time and day blogging.  Thanks Hazza.  Still thinking of what to write.  Will continue