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Cherimoya; the fruit you should eat

By on June 29, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Cherimoya looks quite identical to custard apple but it has smaller seed inside it. It is juicy and delicious and has many health benefits. A cup of cherimoya contains

Calories 120

Protein 2.51 grams

Fiber 4.8 grams

Minerals in Cherimoya:

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

Potassium – 459 mg

Phosphorus – 42 mg

Magnesium – 27 mg

Calcium – 16 mg

Sodium – 11 mg

Iron – 0.43 mg

Manganese – 0.149 mg

Copper – 0.11 mg

Zinc – 0.26 mg

Vitamins in Cherimoya:

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

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.162 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.21 mg

Niacin – 1.03 mg

Folate – 37 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.552 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.411 mg

Vitamin C – 20.2 mg

Vitamin A – 8 IU

Vitamin E – 0.43 mg

Health Benefits of Cherimoya:

It possesses sufficient amount of Vitamin C and we all know that vitamin C plays a role in the improvement of our immune system.

It contains powerful anti-oxidants that are great for protecting you from cancer cells

It helps maintain your blood pressure.

Improves cardiovascular health and prevent heart attack, stroke and hypertension

It protects you from Parkinson’s disease of the brain.

It improves brain health because it is rich in vitamin B6. It also helps reduce stress.

It possesses calcium which is good for bones to make them stronger and better. This also protects bones from osteoporosis.

Cherimoya seed is said to be toxic to health so stay away from eating cherimoya seed.

These were some of the health benefits of cherimoya fruit. I’m sure you’ll be wanting to eat this from today.

 

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.

Puberty in boys

By on June 25, 2013 in Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Teenage is a lot challenging for both genders be it girls or boys. One can expect the onset of puberty at 11-12 years for boys and this goes on till the age 15-17.

Puberty can be said to be those developmental changes that occurs in the body by which a child becomes sexually mature and is called an adult who is able to reproduce.

This metamorphosis from being a boy to becoming a man involves many physical changes that are usually difficult to adjust in for a boy. Young guys have a hard time to accept the changes that are taking place in their appearance and inside their body.

Physical changes that are seen when a boy reaches his puberty are:

  • The penal and testes size is increased
  • There are random erections that take place
  • Visibility of pubic hair and hair all over the body
  • Excessive sweat
  • Change in shape and body musculature
  • Retraction and widening of foreskin
  • Changes in voice also take place. The vocals get deeper and voice becomes manly
  • Hormonal acne appears
  • Ejaculation during sleep. This is also called wet dreams.

Tips for boys who are facing their puberty:

Transformation from one phase of life to the other is actually a challenge for boys. Because puberty depends on hormones, this also affects their emotions. This makes them more aggressive and sensitive at times. Mood swings are normal during puberty.

Some tips for boys are:

  • Take good care of your hygiene
  • Take good sleep
  • Involve yourself in physical activities
  • Don’t worry too much about your looks
  • Use a deodorant regularly.

Skincare Tips

By on June 23, 2013 in Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Having a healthy and beautiful skin requires a little effort. You just have to make sure to keep away from the sun as much as possible. Broad spectrum sunscreens should be used containing an SPF of at least 15. It should be applied every two hours. Excessive exposure to the sun should be avoided especially between 10:00 a.m.-04:00 p.m. Harmful rays such as UV-ultraviolet from the sun can be blocked by sun-protective clothing.

Smoking not only damages the lungs but proves to be harmful for the skin as well. The blood vessels contract in the outmost layers of skin, decreasing the blood flow. The skin of oxygen and nutrients diminishes, which is important for the skin. Fibers such as collagen and elastin damage as a result of smoking.

Cleansing cream or milk should be preferred instead of soaps. A night cream should be used daily before going to sleep. Washing the face, whenever possible is good for people having dry skin. Moisturizing the skin is essential as it prevents us from wrinkles. The best way of moisturizing our skin is drinking plenty of water. Caffeine and alcohol should be used in a very small amount.

Luke warm water should be used instead of hot water in winters. Bathing in salty water rehydrates the body, especially those who have dry skin.Take a 7-8 hours sleep daily for a healthy skin texture. After taking a bath aloe vera should be applied on skin.

If take no care of your skin today, your skin would lose its all the attraction and the signs of aging would quickly start appearing.

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.

Delicious Corn

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

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Corn is a delight to eat. With so many calories that it offers, corn also contain some important minerals and vitamins.

A large salt-less corn offers:

Calories: 113

Protein: 4.02 gm

Fiber: 2.8 gm

Minerals in corn:

 

Corns contain important minerals. These are as follows. However, some are in very minute quantity.

 

Potassium – 257 mg

Phosphorus – 91 mg

Magnesium – 31 mg

Calcium – 4 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mg

Iron – 0.53 mg

Zinc – 0.73 mg

Copper – 0.058 mg

Manganese – 0.197 mg

Vitamins in corns:

 

Corns contain important vitamins. These are as follows. However, some are in very minute quantity.

 

Vitamin C – 6.5 mg

Niacin – 1.986 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.11 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.067 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.164 mg

Folate – 27 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.935 mg

Vitamin A – 310 IU

Vitamin K – 0.5 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.11 mg

 

Health benefits of Corn:

 

Provides shield against different chronic diseases.

 

Great source of calories

 

Lowers colonorectal as well as hemorrhoids risk in people who consume it.

 

Impressive source of different Vitamins as mentioned above. Deficiency of any vitamins causes great pathology in the body.

 

Offer many important minerals that have their own particular role in the body.

 

It is rich in anti-oxidants.

 

Good for heart and prevents many heart and vascular diseases.

 

Improves blood cell synthesis due to folic acid and Vitamin B12

 

Minimizes bad cholesterol levels in the body

 

Good for hypertensive as well as diabetic patients.

 

It is rich in fiber content.

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

kidney-beans-superfood-400x400Do you know boiled salt-less 100 gm of Kidney Beans contains the following:

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.

Perfect health: Overcoming sugar craving

By on June 5, 2013 in Health with 0 Comments

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Everyone loves chocolate shake or a piece of black forest cake for that matter. Though in varying degrees, sweets are the lifeblood of any human being. Sugar is so necessary for the human in order to remain active and agile.

Taking regular amounts of sugar is one thing while being addicted to them is another. Sugar addiction does exist and people become addicted to sugar. Sugar foods help in feeling better and happier.

Taking excess of sugar isn’t good. Sugar being taken in large quantities can cause diabetes, obesity and other ailments. There are several tips for overcoming addiction from sugar.

1: Do avoid artificial sweeteners and aspartame.

2: Avoid salt in the meals.

3: Natural fruits have sugar in them such as vegetables and fruits.

4: Take carbohydrates which are found in barley, oats, quinoa, millet and barley.

5: Take protein in breakfasts which can achieve blood sugar stability.

6: The body needs its sugar and don’t deprive it of sugar.

7: Will is also required to overcome sugar addiction.

8:Fruits are all the more necessary for the following reasons:

  • They are helpful in digestion of the food.
  • The fiber content isn’t digested mostly, but excrete is removed faster.
  • Thyroid sickness is also prevented
  • Guava, apple and avocado are such foods which make a person feel full
  • Vitisvinefera is added in cakes to make them delicious. Bakers have been using them for a long time now for increasing their market value. Cakes become marketable.
  • The fruits also serve as air fresheners as they produce a sweet scent. Apples and mangoes are such fruits which create that smell when they ripen. Melons are used to decorate the house as well.
  • Fruits are also great for economics of a country. Wine is made from grapes. Wine is also made from cherry, dandelion and plum.

 

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.

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