Friday, November 27, 2009

How to Live Healthy

Living in a healthy lifestyle is one of the most satisfying thing that a person can do. There are many ways but it depends on the goal or on how you balanced yourself to achieve it. Below are some tips to stay healthy, balanced and energetic throughout the day.

1. Wake up early. It gives you a fresh start and give you the chance to enjoy the sunrise and see the beauty of nature.

2. Meditate. set a time especially after waking up in the morning to meditate. It will give you the most blissful life and give you extra energy for the rest of the day.

3) Yoga - performing yoga postures such as the Sun Salutation can really increase overall well-being, energy, focus, and revitalization to all the body organs.

4. Eat meals regularly. This will provide you the energy to be used for the day.

5. Drink 6-8 glasses of water everyday.

6. Exercise. It will decrease your chance for having any major diseases.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stress can make you older

Don't you know that stress can make you older than you actually are. A recent study of women who experience prolonged stress revealed changes in chromosomes within their cells that added the equivalent of 10 years or more to their biological age. Oh my God, if that is true I'd rather not to be stressed out. So girls don't be stress! You might look older than your age.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Amazing Power of Banana

Do you eat banana? If you do then you are keeping yourself healthy and keeping yourself away from the doctors. It is because of the power of banana. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest
ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the
Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness.. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer.

Smoking & Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine, 'eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around .So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!". Never keep your bananas in the refrigerator, because you have to eat right away.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sweet Potato

Do you want to get rid those fats in your body just by eating? Yes by eating sweet potatoes. Sweet Potatoes are high in fiber, which means there is no drastic insulin jumps and less fat pack into your body. You bake a small sweet potato top with nonfat cottage cheese. Or you can simply boil sweet potato and eat it alone. Since it is high in fiber it can easily be digested and helps remove waste regularly.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How To Manage Diabetes

To achieve beauty is to maintain a good health, because when your healthy you will also look beautiful. Many of us don't bother to take care of our health. It just too late to react wherein the illness is already present in our body. It is too late to regret as they said. The most common illness that most of our constituents are experiencing now is Diabetes. If you are already infected in this disease, how are you going to mange this kind of disease? Below are some of the suggestions:
1. Learn and understand everything you can about diabetes. Know the disease.
2. Make the necessary lifestyle changes:
2.1. maintain ideal body weight
2.2. exercise regularly
2.3. limit alcohol, low sugar, low fat, low salt diet
2.4. stop smoking
2.5. reduce stress
3. Monitor your blood sugar regularly
4. Pay attention to the following:
4.1. foot care
4.2. blood pressure
4.3. blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides)
4.4. the state of your kidneys (test microalbuminuria)
4.5. the state of your eyes
5. Visit your doctor regularly and follow your doctor's orders and advice.
5.1. take your medicines everyday or as advised
5.2. maintain follow up appointments with your doctor.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Avocado as Herbal Medicine

In my previous post I mentioned about the facial mask using avocado. Now aside for using it for beautification, there are also benefits that we can get from this fruit. It can also be use as alternative medicine and can help cure the following ailments.
1. Hypertension
Procedure: Boil 2 parts water with one part leaves. Take as a tonic drink.
2. Stomachache
Procedure: Put a plant part in a glass and pour boiling water. Cover for 15 minutes. Drink like tea.
3. Headache and Migraine
Procedure: Apply warmed leaves on forehead.
4. Skin Inflammation
Procedure: Mix powdered seed with oil and use it as an ointment.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Good Skin With Milk

Do you want good skin, but don't have all those spa products? Then, nothing to worry about because you can achieve that good skin by using milk. There ways to make it.

1. Drink. Milk has a lot of good stuff for your skin. It also helps your body to become active. Drink it daily then you will have a better skin.

2. Dip a cotton ball in a dish of milk. Rub it around your face in a circular motion.

3. Apply milk to your face. Leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse well with water and apply facial moisturizer.

4. If you have enough milk, you can use it by filling your bathtub half way with hot water. pour three bottles of cold milk. soak for 15-20 minutes.

Very is it not? Try now!