Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Fruits into an Empty Stomach {Part B}

Let us continue from where we stop.

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Absorbs More Antioxidants
Empty stomach allows absorbtion process of vitamin, minerals and antioxidants more effectively.
Most fruits contains antioxidants called quercetin. Quercetin has been known to fight cancers. Antioxidants are also known to fight early aging process by fighting minor inflammations caused by free radicals. If we consume plenty of antioxidants, our body will look youthful, with healthy tight skin.

Weight Loss Treatment
Fruits contain fibers, which can make us feel full for longer time. Eating fruits 15 – 30 minutes before meal can make us feel full easily, so we can’t eat excessively. The longer full period helps avoid food cravings. The sugar contained in the fruits also help avoid sugar cravings in sugar-toothed people. And the soluble fibers bind with LDL (bad cholesterol), preventing it to be absorbed, so our body will not store excessive fats. The detoxification process will make the body cells work properly, and take the already stored fats as their source of energy. This can lead to weight loss


Prevent Serious Diseases
We know that obesity can lead to other disorders or diseases, so we better avoid being obese. Obese people also don’t look good, and they look unhealthy as well.

Promotes Healthy Lifestyle 
When we just wake up, our stomach is not ready yet to digest “heavy” foods, such as eggs, bacons, cheese and milk. These foods contain high protein, high fat and high calcium. Our stomach needs to prepare plenty of enzymes to digest those foods. Not to mention that some minerals in the fruits can bind with proteins from other foods,
making them more difficult to digest. That is why we can get burps, bloating, heartburn, or other stomach discomforts. We can even get diarrhea if we drink plenty of milk in the morning


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Fruits into an Empty Stomach {Part A}

Fruits! No doubt it is one of the best treats from the Mother Nature. Fruits are tasty, with sweet-sour-sometimes tangy flavors. Fruits also contain plenty of substances needed by our body to stay healthy, such as vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. Eating a lot of fruits also gives positive effects on beauty, since fruits have plenty of vitamins and antioxidants that help fight early aging


Avoid Indigestion
Roughly, fruits contain only water, sugar, vitamins, minerals and fibers. Some fruits may contain protein and fats, but not as much as eggs, meat or dairy products. Therefore, fruits is easier to digest, and the fiber will just pass to the guts.
Actually, the fermentation of fruits never happens in our stomach. The stomach discomforts or indigestion happen because we “force” our stomach to produce various enzymes in big quantity early in the morning, and also because the minerals and proteins from foods and fruits bound together, forcing the stomach to produce even more enzymes.

Absorbs More Vitamins and Minerals
Fruits high in vitamin C such as oranges, guava, apples, grapefruits, lemons, pears , berries and kiwis are good to be consumed 15-30 minutes before meal. Vitamin C helps our intestines absorb iron more effectively, prevent us to get anemia.
Empty stomach also absorb vitamins and minerals more effectively than when the fruits are mixed with other foods, since mixing them can cause the minerals and proteins bound together, making it more difficult to digest. Vitamins and minerals are needed by our body cells to make them work and regenerate properly.

Controls Blood Sugar Level
When we just wake up, our body cells desperately need sugar to recharge themselves, especially blood cells and brain cells. Fruits contain sugars, which will be absorbed quickly by the cells, thus preventing us to get hypoglycemia. The sugar is in form of fructose, so is low glycemic. Low glycemic sugar is good for diabetics since it is absorbed not as rapidly as sucrose, thus keeping the blood sugar level in normal state. Fruits also contain fiber that helps us to feel full, so we don’t need to take plenty of carbs, which can result in high blood sugar level.


Controls Cholesterol
Fruits contain soluble fibers such as pectins. These soluble fibers will bind with LDL (bad cholesterol), preventing LDL to be absorbed in the intestines. Fruits like avocado contain plenty of HDL (good cholesterol). HDL will bind with LDL in the intestines, and just like the fibers do, HDL will prevent LDL to be absorbed in the intestines.

Prevents Constipation
Both the soluble and insoluble fibers contained in fruits give more mass to the stool. The solluble fibers will attract water from out of the colon. This makes easier to go to toilet every morning. With the right consistency of the stool, we also don’t need to strain during defecating process, thus preventing us to get thrombosed hemorrhoids.

Gives More Energy
Eating fruits in the morning gives the needed sugar to our body cells, especially blood cells and brain cells. This makes us more alert and feel energized at the same time. Moreover, fruits have vitamins and minerals that can boost our energy level. The vitamins and minerals make the body cells work properly, and if needed, the body cells will transform excessive fats into energy.

Detoxification
Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals contained in fruits will help the liver to detoxify the body by putting away free radicals and healing minor inflammations of our body cells. The detoxification process will make all the body cells work properly, thus we will feel more energized. Detoxification also play big role in delaying aging process. This prevent disease and disorders from aging process, such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, alzheimer and dementia.




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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Health Benefits of Waterleaf {Part 2}

Let us continue our discussion on The Health Benefit of Waterleaf.



Prevents Osteoporosis
Perhaps, you are familiar with this disease. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become porous suffered due to lack of calcium. By eating a lot of foods that contain calcium like waterleaf, the bones will get much intake to become healthier and stronger.

Makes Your Bones and Teeth Stronger
It’s certainly already widely known. Calcium is useful to help ensure strong teeth and thus will prevent dental problems that torment. Calcium will also improve bone mass decreases with age, thus going away from your osteoporosis in old age. This is because calcium helps to facilitate the movement of nutrients across cell membranes. Good calcium intake will help reduce back pain because it will strengthen your spine

Prevent Bladder Stones
Kidney stones occur because the crystallisation of calcium oxalate (a kind of salt that is generally present in food). Excessive consumption of foods containing calcium oxalate or uric acid resulting in the occurrence of kidney stones.


Maximizes Brain Function 
With iron inside of Waterleaf fulfilled then the man will feel the maximum health. For, among the benefits of iron for the body is to strengthen the muscle and performance of the human brain. Iron in the body found in the muscle tissue that functions in supplying oxygen to the muscles in the body. In addition, iron is also beneficial for the development of the human brain. The human brain needs more than 20% of blood oxygen to work optimally. If brain iron deficiency then he will not be able to think clearly and quickly dizziness.

Copes with Stress
Waterleaf can help the body to cope with stress, by reducing the levels of stress hormones or cortisol. Thus, stress is also indicating that brain is working too much in negative way. Thus, consuming waterleaf may relax you and get back the brain function to stay positive.

Improves Mood
The health benefits of waterleaf is to improve your mood. By regularly consuming Waterleaf as an antioxidant, the free radicals caused by stress can be resisted so that it can improve someone’s mood

Beauty Treatments
Vitamin C plays a blood circulation so the skin will look fresh, other than that vitamin C can help make the skin smoother, prevents dryness and maintain skin moisture and inhibit tyrosinase enzyme that helps the formation of pigment in the skin

Maintains Skin Health
Vitamin C inside of Waterleaf is needed for the production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, which will both be binding molecule-producing collagen in the body. This will have a positive impact on the skin, as it will maintain skin firmness.
One of the benefits of Waterleaf is the most important role in the production of collagen, a protein that maintaining skin elasticity. In line with increasingly older age, the collagen will break down and wrinkles begin to form. Adequate intake of vitamin C on the skin will resist the formation of wrinkles by increasing collagen production.


Prevents Skin Discoloration
Waterleaf can protect DNA from photochemical reactions (photochemical) which can cause discoloration of the skin, tumour, and some types of skin cancer. Vitamin Content inside of Waterleaf will also inhibit the production of Pyrimidine which is the main cause of melanoma

Wounds Heal Faster
The body uses vitamin C inside of waterleaf to restore tissue damage, which will help to heal wounds faster. Old wounds do not heal indicate if the body lacks vitamin . It works to increase skin elasticity, and help to create scar tissue and ligaments to faster wound recovery.







Sunday, February 26, 2017

Health Benefits of Waterleaf {Part 1}


What is waterleaf?
Most of people don’t know that waterleaf is herbal plant that has many benefits for health. Meanwhile, waterleaf is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to the Caribbean, central America and Mexico. This herbal plant was called by many names such as waterleaf, florida spinach, lagos bologi and sweetheart. As a leaf vegetable, these plants are widely grown in the tropical region. It is quite hard to determine whether it was Talinium Fruticosum or Talinium Triangulare because many studies show that it’s different and some other are saying that it was the same.
Meanwhile, it is sure that it was different from Talinium Paniculatum because it was used as an ornamental plant. Thus, Talinum Fruticosum or Talinum Triangulare are edible and have many benefit for health. Here is some health benefits of waterleaf.



Prevents Disease Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis disease is a disease affecting the arterial wall where the growth of excess fat in the section. The growth of the fat in artery walls can cause obstructed blood flow and perfect flow to the brain and our heart. Thus, consume waterleaf may prevent atherosclerosis

As an Anti-Diarrhea
Diarrhea is a disease that often descends children and the elderly is indeed a serious problem because it often eliminates lives. Diarrhea can cause the body to dehydrate is obliged avoided by eating foods that are clean and nutritious. One of them eating waterleaf. In addition, it also maintained his own personal hygiene and the environment.

Avoids Thrombus
Waterleaf can also make red blood flowing in our body without clots or thrombus. Blood clots in the body can give serious effects for example clotting in the brain that can cause disease meningitis. Thus, consume waterleaf may prevent thrombus.

As an Antioxidant
As already mentioned the benefits in general of Flavonoids are compounded to repel free radicals. Free radicals can develop by oxidation of healthy cells. Therefore, the body needs to benefit enough antioxidants to prevent oxidation. Flavonoids act as oxidation.


Increases Immune System
Vitamin C inside of Waterleaf is a vitamin that is very important because it helps to increase body resistance to disease and restore the body’s condition after activity or daily activities in order to re-fit body. Thus, consume waterleaf may boosts your immune system.

Reduces Hypertension
Waterleaf has been shown to lower blood pressure, and reduce the possible risk of hypertension and other serious health problems associated with high blood pressure

Prevents Cataracts
Our eyes need vitamin C in order to function properly. Lack of vitamin C can cause cataracts, where the eye’s lens becomes increasingly opaque. Cataracts cause blurred vision and can end in blindness in adults. A high intake of vitamin C will prevent cataracts because it will increase the amount of blood flow to the eye.

Maintains Eye health
Vitamin A inside of Waterleaf plays an important role in helping to distribute items that are received by the retina of the eye to the brain, in the form of an image. Compounds that act is called retinol.Retinol compounds are high in vitamin A, serves to make the eyes to be able properly to catch the light and any object that is received by the retina to the brain’s neurones, which then visualise accurately.

Prevents Cancer
The importance of adequate consuming waterleaf to the body is useful in inhibiting and preventing the emergence of DNA that thrives in cancer cells in organs such as lung, colon, breast, cervical, prostate and liver.

Lowers Cholesterol
To avoid and overcome cholesterol problems, the intake of Waterleaf beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, it is important to protect you from heart disease and stroke.













Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Health Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumbers belong to the same plant family as squash, pumpkin, and watermelon.

Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means eating them on a hot summer day can help you stay hydrated.
Below are some reasons why you should eat cucumbers.
1. Protect Your Brain
2. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
3. Fight Inflammation
4. Antioxidant Properties
5. Freshen Your Breath
6.  Manage Stress
7. Support Your Digestive Health
8.  Maintain a Healthy Weight
9.  Support Heart Health

Monday, September 5, 2016

Beans:- Importance Of Beans To The Human Body

Beans are an inexpensive and easy-to-use source of protein that can be very versatile. Use them in salads, soups, stews, pasta, side dishes and dips, or puree them for use as a fat replacement in baked goods. They are nutrient dense and may help to prevent health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends women consume 1 1/2 cups of beans weekly and men consume 2 cups.






Nutrition

Although the exact nutritional composition of beans depends on the type you consume, beans contain an average of approximately 116 calories per 1/2-cup serving, along with 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and almost no fat. Beans are good sources of fiber, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Their high fiber and protein content helps to fill you up so you eat fewer calories, making it easier to maintain a healthy weight.

Heart Health

Beans have a number of characteristics that make them heart-healthy, according to an article published in 2002 in the "British Journal of Nutrition." They are low in fat and saturated fat, and contain soluble fiber and a number of phytochemicals, both of which help lower your cholesterol levels. The folate in beans is also beneficial, since it helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that may increase the risk of heart disease when found in high amounts in the blood.

Diabetes

Consuming more legumes may lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in January 2008 in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition." Participants who consumed more beans were less likely to develop diabetes during the course of the study, perhaps due to the fiber and antioxidants contained in the beans or due to the low glycemic index of the beans compared to other carbohydrates. The glycemic index measures the effect of carbohydrate-containing foods on blood sugar, with foods low on the index causing blood sugar levels to rise the least.

Cancer

A study published in "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention" in August 2000 found that men who consumed more legumes may be less likely to get prostate cancer. Eating more beans may help lower your risk for other types of cancer as well, due to the combination of fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, and the fact that they are low in fat.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

10 reasons breakfast is a must

Is it an old wives tale, or is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Perhaps your mother always made you eat hot lumpy porridge in the morning, so as soon as you escaped her clutches, you developed the coffee and cigarette habit in college, and ever since then breakfast was a bagel... at lunchtime.
But it’s actually true, breakfast can make or break a diet, because breakfast helps set the tone for the rest of the day. If you’re one of those people who think skipping breakfast is a good way to lose weight... think again. Here are the top reasons why you should definitely eat breakfast, every day:
1. Break the fast. Ever think of what "breakfast" means? Your body responds to not eating for hours and hours by slowing down it's metabolic rate. By eating breakfast, you wake up your metabolism and get your engine humming, burning those calories you need to burn to lose weight.
2. Eat more, weigh less. Researchers have repeatedly shown that people who eat breakfast have a better chance of losing weight, and keeping it off. When you skip meals, you’re so hungry by lunchtime you'd eat an entire cow! Research carried out at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has shown that eating breakfast cereal in the morning helps aid weight loss.
3. Are you interested in doing better at work and school? Don’t be a bed head... breakfast helps wake you up. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more alert and do better on tests than people who skip breakfast. Conversely, a hungry child can be apathetic, disinterested, and irritable when confronted with difficult tasks. Breakfast is the key." No doubt adults need breakfast as much as kids do.
4. Breakfast is your chance to eat the foods you may not eat the rest of the day. You can have whole-grain cereal and berries with non-fat milk - here is your fibre, folic acid and calcium in one easy-to-grab bowl. Low-carbers need to go very easy on grains, so opt for the highest-fibre brand you can find. However, why not indulge instead in the typical eggs and lean bacon breakfast most other eating plans frown upon?
5. Skipping breakfast makes you grouchy. Studies show that people who eat breakfast tend to be in better moods (when I’m hungry - watch out!). Breakfast gets you started on the right track for the day. If you start out with a healthy breakfast, then you set the mood for lunch. You're more likely to choose something reasonable for lunch if you’ve paid some attention to your breakfast choices.
6. Cancel the Danish or sugared doughnut first thing in the morning - they cause a blood sugar dip a couple of hours later. You’ll be desperate for something to perk you up, and are more likely to grab another high-sugar refined carb, for a quick sugar rush.
7. Breakfast makes your machine run better. Get yourself on a schedule with a healthy breakfast, and you’re ready to take on the world.
8. If you’re a parent, set a good example. By skipping breakfast, your kids will think it’s not important. Breakfast doesn' have to be a big affair, but don’t wimp out... make it a habit, and your kids will be way ahead of the game too.
9. Don’t eat dessert for breakfast. If you think a cereal bar with 30 grams of sugar is a breakfast item, then think again. Some cereal bars contain nearly as much sugar and fat as a regular chocolate bar.
10. One more word about labels... if it says, "Nutritious," it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy. Cereal manufacturers are experts in marketing, using words that send a message of health, but unless you read the labels, eat at your own risk. Kids’ cereals often have more sugar than sweets. Protect your kids from getting hooked on these cereals... they’ll get used to all the sugar, and will want only pre-sweetened cereals.