Monthly Archives: June 2010
Random tips on how to stay young:
Researchers have found that people who generally live longer do so partly because of good habits. Here are some good habits for longevity:
1. Laugh & have fun, don’t be gloomy.
2. Let bygones be bygones. Dwelling on the past inflicts unnecessary stress.
3. Early to bed, early to rise, is healthy & wise.
4. Stay lean, being just 30% overweight is bad.
5. Keep learning, reading & socializing – an alert & active mind keeps brain cells healthy.
6. Keep working, doing something you like. Don’t retire. It slows down your body.
7. Be the boss of your own life. Letting others push you around produces stress.
8. Too many pills ruin your body. Take just what you need.
9. Constantly alternating between weight gain & loss is bad.
10. Exercise, quit smoking & eat less fatty foods.
Useful Fruit Facts!
Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium Vitamin E & fiber. It’s Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberry: Protective fruit. A strawberry have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals.
Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 – 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.
Water Melon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in water melon are Vitamin C & Potassium.
Guava & Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes.
- Head killing you? Eat some fish! eat plenty of fish – fish oil helps prevent headaches. So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.
- Hay fever? – eat yogurt: eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also, eat honey from your area (local region) daily.
- To prevent stroke – drink tea: prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea.
- Can’t sleep? – Get some honey, Honey! Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
- Asthma? – eat onions: eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.
- Arthritis? – eat fish. salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis.
- Your tummy jacked up? – bananas or ginger: bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
- Bladder infection? Drink cranberry juice: high-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.
- Bone problems? Eat pineapple: bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.
- Pmsing? Toss back some cornflakes. Women can ward off the effects of pms with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.
- Bad case of crs? Eat some oysters. Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc
- Colds? Garlic. Doesn’t just ward away the vampires, it clears up that stuffy head as well.
- Coughing? Use red peppers: a substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use cayenne pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.
- Breast cancer?: wheat, bran and cabbage help maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
- Lung cancer? Eat dark green and orange veggies: a good antidote is beta carotene, a form of vitamin a found in dark green and orange vegetables.
- Ulcers? Eat cabbage: cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.
- Diarrhea? Eat apples: grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.
- Clogged arteries? Eat avocado: mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.
- High blood pressure? Eat celery and olive oil: olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.
- Blood sugar imbalance? Eat broccoli and peanuts: the chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.