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How to Keep up Your Mood?

By on July 1, 2013 in General, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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No matter how happy we wake up, how good we feel at the start of the day, we somehow encounter with stuff that spoils everything, and our mood goes low. With a bad mood, we cannot carry on the day effectively.

Hence, we all must know some tips to revive our mood which can come in handy at the time of need. It is extremely necessary to keep ourselves in good mood, as our mood also affects our health, and being in anger, sadness or staying annoyed for a long time can put us into stress.

 

Struggle to stay calm:

No doubt, these words sound annoying when a situation comes in, but we really need to stay cool and calm instead of becoming hyped. May it be a person or any weather which spoils your mood, try to keep your mind calm by thinking about things which make you happy.

 

Avoid:

In case if some colleague or anyone annoys you daily, try to avoid them. If that very person is your boss, then try to tackle things lightly. Do not take anything too much seriously.  Focus more upon your work.

 

Talk to a friend:

If your mood goes bad anytime, talk to a friend over phone, go meet him at his home, or call him to some other place. Having a good chit chat is also known to produce the feelings of ‘well-being’ in a person.

 

Exercise:

Keep up your healthy habits. Exercise even in good mood so that when you get stressed, your body habitually urge you to move. Exercising is known to relieve a lot of tension.

Listen to Your Body Signs

By on June 27, 2013 in General with 0 Comments

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We should be grateful that our body has warning system, which can let us know whether we should have a rest or we are prone of catching cold. We might feel very sleepy and this is a sign of several things as we are tired or lacking of oxygen when we sit for longer time. Another common sign is that we sneeze all of a sudden. This is the reaction of our body in attacking something that enter our body which are about to attack our immune system.

This is important to give fast response. Most of just ignore after we are sneezing and we only think that we are inhaling particles or dusts. Even though it may be true, everyone should also realize that sneezing could lead to severe cold. So, there should be fast solution so that the virus or sickness does not spread on our body. We all know for sure that cold is dangerous enough for our body as there will be worsening system of body immune. When we catch cold, we badly cannot do anything and we always feel restless all the time. This is an important sign that we need to take medical steps or having lots of rest.

It is recommended to have fast medical action by taking medicines for influenza for the first steps. The next important thing is to have a good rest and drink plenty of water. They might look simple but they can deliver good impact on our body. We should wear masks when we have kids or infants in the house as the virus can spread easily and in fast way.

For the best prevention, eating nutritious food like vegetables and fruits that are rich of antioxidants are very helpful. Though everyone has different levels of immune system, good nutrition from those sources always help human’s body to have better protection against free radical and all kinds of viruses.

What polyphenols do to prevent aging

By on June 25, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Anti-oxidants are popular for their property of combating the process of aging. They are quite important for us because they prevent free oxygen radicals to damage the cells and surroundings. So do you know what polyphenols are? No? Well, don’t worry here we shall discuss what you need to know about polyphenols.

Polyphenols are, actually, phytochemicals that is chemicals found in plants. Two of the types of polyphenols are flavonoids and tannins and both of them are quite beneficial in fighting off the harmful free oxygen radicals.

How much they benefit you depends on how much to take them in your diet, their bioavailability and their absorption rate.

Food sources that can help you get polyphenols include:

Fruits

Beverages derived from plants for instance different juices, coffee, tea and wine etc.

Dark chocolate

Flaxseed

Whole-grains, rye bread

Health benefits of Polyphenols:

They prevent you from many diseases. For instance if you consume blueberries they would only protect your nerve cells in the brain and also help in new nerve cells.

They boost your memory,

They help maintain your blood cholesterol level.

They contain anti-inflammatory properties

They boost your blood circulation

They help you stay young.

They protect you from wrinkles and spots and help you get a smoother and flawlessly younger skin.

Due to these health benefits of anti-oxidants especially polyphenols, many skincare products have added it as an ingredient so that their product becomes more effective. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies to get more and more anti-oxidants.

Sunburns

By on June 22, 2013 in Diseases, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Skin turning red and hot is often defined as sun burns caused mainly by UV-ultraviolet light. Some other symptoms include chills, nausea, fever, rash and peeling skin some days after the sun burn. One should take prevention tips as sun burns increases the risks of melanoma-skin cancer usually in children. Not only this but some more diseases including actinic keratosis, liver spots, skin tumors, infection, dry and wrinkled skin can also take place. The UV rays can also damage your retina and cause cataracts.

Sun burns can last for about three to five days, often leaving a permanent damage to the skin. It is more effective on babies, small children and aged adult’s skin as it is more sensitive. People having a fair complexion are most likely to have a sun burn due to lesser pigments.

It consists of first or second degree burns, first degree burns being less painful. The skin in second- degree- burns not only turns red but also swells up and blisters. Sunscreens and hats should always be used to prevent sun burn on the first place as several deaths have been taken place due to it.

Skin changes brought about by the sun are known as photoaging. Photoaging results in weakening of connective tissues reducing the skins strength and elasticity and making it thinner. Also causes deep wrinkles, dry, rough skin, fine red veins on face, freckles on face and shoulders, large brown lesions and white macules.

Olives

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Olives are greenish small balls that are enjoyed all over the world. Not only due to the distinguished taste, olives are popular for being high nutritive and enriched with health protective nutrients. Do you know a tablespoon of ripe olives gives you:

Calories: 10

Protein: 0.07 gm

Fiber: 0.3 gm

Minerals in olives:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 1 mg

Calcium – 7 mg

Sodium – 73 mg

Iron – 0.28 mg

Selenium 0.1 mcg

Manganese – 0.002 mg

Copper – 0.021 mg

Zinc – 0.02 mg

Vitamins in olives:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 34 IU

Niacin – 0.003 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.001 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.001 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin E – 0.14 mg

Vitamin K – 0.1 mcg

Add up olive in your diet:

Reasons why you should add olive in your diet are:

Works as an effective anti-cancer agent due to the presence of certain phytonutrients

It is great for your heart for it lowers the formation of bad cholesterol.

It is enriched with anti-oxidants.

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps alleviate pain. It mimics the role of ibuprofen which is a popular and effective painkiller.

Olives provide a great amount of protection from the bacteria that cause ulcers of the stomach. This ability to fight against microorganisms is due to the presence of polyphenols.

Olives are a great source of iron which is vital for the formation of hemoglobin.

Olive oil should also be added to your diet for it is healthy and nutritive.

Tomatoes

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Tomatoes are officially categorized under vegetables but they actually are kind of citrus fruit. A medium-sized tomato contains:

Calories 22

Protein 1.08 gm

Fiber 1.5 gm

Minerals in tomato:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 292 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 14 mg

Calcium – 12 mg

Sodium – 6 mg

Iron – 0.33 mg

Manganese – 0.14 mg

Copper – 0.073 mg

Zinc – 0.21 mg

 

Vitamins in tomato:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 1025 IU

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.023 mg

Niacin – 0.731 mg

Folate – 18 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.109 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.098 mg

Vitamin C – 15.6 mg

Vitamin E – 0.66 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Health benefits of tomato:

It acts as an anti-cancer agent. It contains lycopene which gives it this power.

It contains highly powerful anti-oxidant vitamins including vitamin C and Vitamin A.  What anti-oxidants do is that they prevent the nuclear material from getting harmed by free oxygen radicals.

It helps prevent diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Eating tomato helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

It protects you blood vessels from getting blocked by thrombus.

Contains certain chemicals that work as an anti-inflammatory agent and help you fight inflammation is a fairly intelligent manner.

Nutritional Facts about Eggs

By on June 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

We eat eggs on almost daily basis or may be weekly. But have you ever pondered on the fact that what are we actually taking in when we are eating an egg? Well, let us see.

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Nutritive importance of egg:

An egg of large size contains the following:

Calories: 78

Calories which are offered in the form of Fat: 48

Saturated Fat: 8% 1.6g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7grams

Monounsaturated Fat 2.0grams

Cholesterol: 62%186mg

Total Fat 8%

Carbohydrates 0.6g 0%

Sugars 0.6g

Sodium 62mg 3%

Protein 6.3g

Iron 17%

Egg doesn’t contain vitamin A and C. Neither has it offered any fibers.

Health Benefits Egg:

  • Very less sugar content
  • Quite rich in vitamin B6 and B12
  • Rich in phosphorus
  • Quite rich in iron
  • Rich in riboflavin
  • Quite rich in selenium

Drawbacks of consuming egg:

Quite rich in saturated fat

Quite rich in cholesterol

Note:

Eggs are great for pregnant ladies. If you ask why, let me tell you that eggs are rich in choline. Choline plays a great deal in the development of the brain of the baby and it also helps prevent certain birth defects as well. It is advised that a lady who is breastfeeding as well as those who are pregnant should take two eggs regularly. Other than that, egg also carries certain other vital contents that help the fetus grow.

Because it is rich in protein, patients with low albumin levels take in egg to replenish their albumin level. Vitamin B has a role in nervous system development and this is why eggs are recommended in pregnancy.

Nutritional facts about Kidney Beans and Lima Beans

By on June 19, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Calories 127

Protein 8.67 gm

Fiber 7.3 gm

Minerals in kidney beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in kidney beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 403 mg

Phosphorus – 142 mg

Calcium – 28 mg

Magnesium – 45 mg

Iron – 2.94 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.477 mg

Zinc – 1.07 mg

Copper – 0.242 mg

Selenium – 1.2 mcg

Vitamins in kidney beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in kidney beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin C – 1.2 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.216 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.058 mg

Niacin – 0.578 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.22 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.12 mg

Folate – 130 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.03 mg

Vitamin K – 8.4 mcg

Lima Beans:

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Boiled salt-less 100 gm of Lima Beans contain:

Protein 7.80 gm

Calories 115

Fiber 7.0 gm

Minerals in Lima Beans:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Lima Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 508 mg

Phosphorus – 111 mg

Calcium – 17 mg

Magnesium – 43 mg

Iron – 2.39 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Manganese – 0.516 mg

Zinc – 0.95 mg

Copper – 0.235 mg

Selenium – 4.5 mcg

Vitamins in Lima Beans:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Lima Beans while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.161 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.055 mg

Niacin – 0.421 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.422 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.161 mg

Folate – 83 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.18 mg

Vitamin K – 2 mcg

Beans are rich in proteins and should be definitely added to your diet.

General examination of sleep

By on June 5, 2013 in General with 0 Comments

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A human’s health depends on a nice sleep. So it is highly important to take a good night’s sleep and maintain a healthy mind. Daily routine and stress can affect sleep. The mattress plays an important role in sleeping too.

The French believe that mattress imposes an impact on the standard of living and sleep is reliant on a wonderful mattress for that matter.

The quality of sleep is also dependent on the kind of mattress used. While moving from an old mattress to a new mattress, sleep duration increases. Also, long duration in sleep is observed. It makes night pleasant and wonderful to sleep in. after a good night’s sleep, one is ready and charged up for the day.

Do change the mattress after every ten years. It has worn out its life.

Sleep is important for maintaining our health. Poor sleep imposes a negative effect on the body. It can create problems. An unpleasant sleep can cause a troubled day. Few sleep hours can make a person agitated and irritated. It can also create weight gain. An eight hour sleep is best advised and it feels good after an eight hour sleep.

Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain and affect negatively on a human body. It changes the way it stores carbohydrates. The levels of hormones are also affected thereafter. The immunity is also affected in this case.

The disadvantages of less sleep or poor sleeping are:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Impatience
  • Irritation
  • Agitation
  • Mood swings
  • Weary to carry out day’s work

The adults need seven hours of sleep every night. Children need a bit more. Sleep is taken for granted but it affects our system likewise.

Sleeping eight hours a day decreases heart as well as brain ailments. This being said, sleep is essential for a human body.

Beef VS Chicken

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Let us see what are the important elements and vitamins that are present in beef and chicken and which of them is healthier:

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6 ounces of chuck, lean beef contains:

Calories 505

Protein 49.2gm

Fat 32.59gm

Minerals in beef:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Phosphorus – 296 mg

Potassium – 393 mg

Magnesium – 32 mg

Iron – 4.11 mg

Selenium – 45.9 mcg

Zinc – 11.32 mg

Calcium – 27 mg

Manganese – 0.017 mg

Sodium – 80 mg

Copper – 0.168 mg

Vitamins in beef:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.0481 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.1 mg

Vitamin D – 14 IU

Niacin – 6.979 mg

Folate – 15 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.971 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.291 mg

Vitamin K – 3.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 3.62 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.87 mg

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Chicken:

100 grams of ground chicken (cooked) contains :

Calories 189

Protein 23.28gmm

Fat 10.92gm

Minerals in chicken:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Calcium – 8 mg

Phosphorus – 234 mg

Potassium – 677 mg

Iron – 0.93 mg

Magnesium – 28 mg

Zinc – 1.92 mg

Sodium – 75 mg

Selenium – 14.3 mcg

Manganese – 0.016 mg

Copper – 0.062 mg

Vitamins in chicken:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.538 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.121 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.302 mg

Vitamin E – 0.39 mg

Niacin – 7.107 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 1.327 mg

Folate – 2 mcg

Vitamin K – 2.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 0.51 mcg

These were some nutritive content in ground chicken and beef.

The king of fruits

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

There is no alternative choice for mangoes. Mango is known as the king of fruits for many reasons. It is loved by people all around the world. Healthy facts on mangoes are as follows:

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A mango without peel possesses the following within:

Protein 1.06gm

Calories 135

Fiber.3.7gm

Minerals in mango:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in mango while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 323 mg

Iron – 0.27 mg

Magnesium – 19 mg

Calcium – 21 mg

Phosphorus – 23 mg

Sodium – 4 mg

Zinc – 0.08 mg

Selenium 1.2 mcg

Manganese – 0.056 mg

Copper – 0.228 mg

Vitamins in mango:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in mango while some are present in very low amount:

Folate – 29 mcg

Vitamin A – 1584 IU

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.118 mg

Niacin – 1.209 mg

Vitamin C – 57.3 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.331 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.12 mg

Vitamin K – 8.7 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.227 mg

Vitamin E – 2.32 mg

Health benefits of mango:

Mangos lover should know that mango lowers cholesterol level (bad) due to the pectin, fiber and vitamin C contents in it.

Gives you a flawless skin by clearing away dark spots and pimples

Improves eye sight so that you can see clearly

Contains some acids which reserve the alkalinity of the body

Has low glycemic index which makes it a great food for diabetics and obese who are on a weight loss plan.

Improves sexual health in some ways

Gives you better digestive system

Prevents you from life threatening heart diseases

Strengthens immune response

Grapes and health

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

Grapes red or purple both are yummy, enjoyable and delicious. Healthy facts about grapes are elaborated in this article.

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A cup of grapes contains

Calories 104

Protein 1.09gm

Fiber 1.4gm

Minerals in grapes:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in grapes while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 288 mg

Calcium – 15 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 11 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

Iron – 0.54 mg

Selenium 0.2 mcg

Manganese – 0.107 mg

Copper – 0.192 mg

Vitamins in grapes:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in grapes while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 100 IU

Vitamin C – 16.3 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.104 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.106 mg

Niacin – 0.284 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.076 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.13 mg

Folate – 3 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.29 mg

Vitamin K – 22 mcg

Health benefits of Grapes:

Do you know that resveratrol which is a pigment found in purple as well as red grapes have so many amazing healthy properties? If you don’t it is about time you get to know this:

Grapes are excellent for weight loss.

These are good for your health and keep it functioning properly also preventing the risk of heart diseases.

Great for your brain for it has brain boosting power.

Keeps your skin safe and healthy especially from the cancerous cell growth that may take place in the skin due to sun exposure

Keeps your body protected from the radiations that one come across.

Gives you longer life

Helps in fighting off diabetes

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent

Gives you strong and healthy muscles

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