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Friday, June 28, 2013

0 The Benefits of Grape for Health

These recent days, I really love to eat grapes. It taste very sweet and refreshing. The fruit is a small round, there are several kind of color, some of it has green color, blue-black and red. There are several ways to consume them, this fruit can be eaten directly, or can also be mixed in drinks such as grapes juice. The grape is fruit plants shrubs, creeping on the ground. This fruit belongs to family Vitaceae.

If we read a lot of references, inside of the grapes, actually there are a lot of polyphenols and resveratrol compounds that play an important role in the metabolism of the body. Not only that, the anti-oxidant compounds present in grapes can counteract free radicals. Of these elements, make grape has some benefits for our health.

the benefits of grape for health
"The grapes are the fruit that are most excellent and most useful. Can be eaten in wet conditions and dry, when it still green and ripe. Grapes are fruit among other fruits, staple food among other staple food, as a medicine when compared with other medicines, and beverages when combined with other drinks."
--Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jauziyyah at Ath-Thibbun Nabawi.

The following are some of the benefits of grape plants for our health :
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease
  • Consuming grapes regularly can boost levels of nitric oxide in the body. Increased levels of nitric oxide in the body, may prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of heart disease. (source: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/130/1/53.long)

    Moreover, the content of antioxidants in grape can also stop the oxidation of LDL cholesterol which can inhibit blood vessel. LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol, which when excess amounts in the blood will be deposited on the walls of blood vessels to form clots that can clog blood vessels.

    Antioxidant compounds in grapes, able to work more powerful than vitamin C and vitamin E.

  • Protect the body from infection
  • Antiviral and antibacterial content of the grapes may protect the body from infection. Because of the benefits that are owned, grapes can be called as a medicinal plant. Starting from now, what is wrong for us to consume grape for our health?

  • Overcoming fatigue
  • Grape fruit can recharge iron in the body and prevents fatigue. Drinking grape juice also can provide instant energy. Anti-oxidants present in grape also provide the necessary boost to the immune system.

  • Elimination of disorders at the body's digestive and kidney
  • Consuming grapes is very good to protect the body from indigestion. Grape is also good for removing acid in the kidney. So that kidney health can be maintained.

  • Good for asthma sufferers
  • Grapes have assimiratory strength that helps increase the water content in the lungs. It is certainly good for asthma sufferers because it can reduce the problem shortness of breath. (Sources: http://ezinearticles.com/?6-Natural-Ways-to-Cure-Asthma---Cure-Asthma-Remedies&id=4005018)

  • Constipation
  • Grape is very effective for treating constipation. Grape is considered as a natural laxative because it contains organic acids, sugars and cellulose. The compound are also relieve chronic constipation.

  • Breast cancer
  • A recent study has found that grape juice helps prevent breast cancer. Tumor mass loss occurred significantly after laboratory rats were given grape juice. It are also as reported by the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2748979.stm.

That's few of the many benefits of exceptional grapes for our health.

the benefits of grape for our health

Sunday, June 23, 2013

4 The Benefits of Cucumber for Health

To be healthy it was not expensive, a lot of fruit or vegetables around us who have tremendous benefits for our health. When we want to learn about the benefits of of herbs around us, we might be surprised, how solutions for healthy, turned out very close. In this article, I am discussing, one of the benefits of vegetables that contain a lot of water. The vegetable is cucumber.

Once when I was a kid, I really loved to see my grandmother who planted cucumbers in the garden behind the house. Until I often take a few cucumbers, that are actualy not worth to harvest. It has fresh fruit flavors, can be a release thirst soon. But this activity have high risk. If I caught by grandma's, usually I would get yelled at.

benefits of cucumber for health

It turns out, that the cucumber has countless benefits. Cucumber (Latin name: Cucumis sativus) is often a complementary foods as fresh vegetables or gado-gado salad. In addition to food, cucumber is also very good for health. Cucumbers are believed to reduce fever and treat thrush.

Digestive problems, such as ulcers, gastritis acidity, and even ulcers, can be cured by eating fresh cucumber juice every day. The fiber content of food in cucumbers can expel toxins from the digestive system so that improving digestive processes. Even, eating cucumbers every day is considered very effective as a cure constipation.

Cucumber contains 0.65% protein, 0.1% fat and carbs as much 2.2%. It also contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin C. Cucumber seeds themselves contain toxic alkoloid hipoxanti type, which is used to treat children who suffer from intestinal worms.

If you among those who are often exposed to oral thrush, try just eating the fruit of the cucumber every day for about 10 days. Cucumber consumption could reduce oral thrush on a regular basis. But surely you are not a patient with anemia record. Because cucumber can lower blood pressure, so for those of you who suffer from low blood, it will make you dizzy because your blood drops.

To reduce fever, enough to grate the cucumber and then use grated cucumber to compress fever. Grated cucumber can also be for a face mask, so the skin becomes moist and smooth-free from acne. Whereas for lowering high blood pressure, 2 pieces of fresh cucumber washed and shredded. Its results grated, squeezed and strained, and drunk at the same time, this can be done 2-3 times a day.

Please note that cucumbers contain silica. Mentium juice mixed with carrot, spinach, and lettuce will help hair enrichment. Silica is found in connective tissue in the body. This compound helps hair growth so that if diligent eating foods containing silica, you will have good hair and healthy bones.

Cucumber contains water, up to as much 95 percent to keep the body hydrated, while helping to remove toxins from the body. Cucumber also contains most of the vitamins your body needs in a day. Wash cucumbers until clean and do not peel the cucumber skin because the skin contains about 10 percent of the vitamin C your body needs in a day.

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Cucumber can relieve bad breath. The trick is, please take a slice of cucumber and press it to the palate with the tongue for 30 seconds. Phytochemcials in cucumber can kill bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. Try eating cucumbers when the body is suffering from heartburn, besides, sunburn can also be overcome with cucumber mask.

Friday, June 14, 2013

0 Benefits of Durians for Health

Talking about fruit called durians, I remember my mother who did not like this fruit. Though, when we talking about it taste, the fruit is very tasty and has a very fragrant smell. But apparently, not everyone likes to consume it. Some of them even fed up with distinctive aroma. But for others, they could enjoy it. Even some people say, that this fruit as a controversial fruit. 

Durian is king of fruits

Durian is often called the king of fruits. This fruit comes from Southeast Asia and has been known by Europeans for 600 hundred years. Fruit shape, quite large, with skin texture squiggly. His skin is hard to resemble thorns. To harvest the fruit, so the fruit needed special tricks do not fall on our heads. Try now Imagine if we want to harvest the fruit durians, in the same way as mango harvest? Our head become the guarantee, is not it?

benefits of durians for health

When we read in many references, Durian fruit has many nutrients that are beneficial for our health. This fruit contains vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin C, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. For every 100 g of coated seeds contain 67 g of water, 28.3 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fat, 2.5 g protein, 1.4 g fiber, as well as has an energy value of 520 kJ.

Based on the data that I took from the USDA Nutrient Database, the following is the content of substance in 100 g Meat Nutrition Durian Fruit.

No Nutrients Unit Number of nutrients
1 Energy kkal 150,00
2 Carbohydrate g 27,09
3 Dietary fiber g 3,80
4 Fats g 5,33
5 Protein g 1,47
6 Water g 65,00
7 Vitamin C mg 19,70
8 potassium mg 436,00

Durian fruit contains phosphorus and iron are quite high, but can be a problem in bowel movements, so it is advised to drink plenty of water before and after eating durian to avoid dehydration. As well as the durian fruit must not be consumed together with alcohol to prevent stroke for those who have a history of high blood.

benefits of durian for health
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With so many of nutrients content of the above, it could be a pretty good reference for us to consume in adequate doses and not excessive.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

0 Benefits of Soybean to Overcome The Problem When Menopause

Problem When Menopause

When a woman enters the age above 40 years, then some of the hormonal changes associated with pre-menopause began. Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advanced female age. At this age, threatened to stop the menstrual cycle, forever. So usually, this phase is called with a new life for a woman. Because at this age, a woman will start to lose estogren hormones directly related to the development and maintain secondary sex signs in women, such as breast. So, women felt this to be a new life, when she did not menstruate anymore.

benefits soybean overcome the problem when menopause
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By the time a woman experiences menopause process, usually they will start complaining to the number of health problems experienced. We certainly know that estogren hormone begins to decline at the age of menopause. Estrogen effect on bone mineralization by activating osteoclasts. thus, a decrease in estrogen levels in postmenopausal women will lose bone density. Although reproduction is no longer a goal, the reproductive hormones still holds an important role, the roles that can improve health and has nothing to do with having a baby.

Soybeans and Estrogen

There is good news for the ladies, that Soybeans contain phytoestrogens a substance that has a chemical structure and biological activity resembling the hormone estrogen in the body. Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen that is best consumed at the time when menopause arrives. Isoflavones are substances derived from soybean protein, can help balance female hormone levels naturally, so it is safe and does not cause side effects in women. Of course, in addition to consuming soybean, women are expected not too stressful, enough time to rest. and exercising regularly.

Now, Soybean is easily found all around us. Soybeans can be consumed in various forms of processed, such as tofu, a variety of flavoring sauce, tempe, soybean milk, soybean flour, oil, and also various kinds of snacks. 

In Indonesia, soybean became the main source of vegetable protein nutrition. Soybean consumption in Indonesia reached 2.2 million tons per year. Perhaps we often consume them, but we do not know the benefits behind this food.

Friday, June 7, 2013

1 How to Treat Pain Cough with Warm Citrus

Hello all friends, how are you? I hope all in good health and spirit. This time I want to talk about the condition of my last few days. I experienced coughing very disturbing.

Actually, in the previous article, I wrote about the benefits of citrus fruits to cope with the flu. But in this article, I want to focus more on discussing the benefits of citrus served with warm water to overcome cough. The last few days I did have to cough accompanied with influenza. The problem is, if the flu I could still sleep at night. But if exposed to coughing, difficult to get to sleep at all. This is certainly a danger, because everyone needs a break to restore the body.

Apparently, in addition to to relieve the symptoms of influenza, orange can also be used to relieve symptoms of cough. The trick is to squeeze lemon juice mixed with warm water. Warm water that has been mixed with it then please drink orange. May be added with sugar so it tastes better.

This recipe was given by my wife. And as long as is reasonably believed by the people in my region, this herb can relieve symptoms of cough which is of course very disturbing.

Actually there are many traditional recipes that can relieve the symptoms of cough than the orange juice, maybe I will discuss in another occasion.

I hope this article could give many benefits for others.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2 Benefits of Bananas to Prevent Stroke

I am among those who quite like to eat bananas. Banana is a fruit that includes most easily searchable. He grew in all seasons. Especially in tropical climates such as in Indonesia. If we lived in a rural area, then we will find banana trees so easily. This fruit is quite easily to grow. Even it can grow wildly. Like in my hometown area, there is even a banana tree in every garden behind the house. In addition to fruit flesh, there are many parts of the banana tree could be used to meet human needs. Like the rest of the sheath that can be used for rope, the leaves can also be used to wrap food.

benefits of banana for stroke

For health problems, recently known that bananas can also be used to prevent stroke. The way is to eat bananas and also reduce eating chips are known to contain a lot of salt. I only learned of this after reading the information in a media. This is revealed by a researcher who was quoted by the Daily Mail, Friday (04/05/2013). By eating a banana, and reduce consumption of chips, will reduce the risk of stroke.

In Indonesia, there are many types of bananas. There is a green banana, milk banana, horn banana, golden banana, king banana and many others. Beside this fruit can be eaten directly, bananas can also be used to make foods such as cakes and kolak.

Bananas are one of the fruits that contain lots of potassium. Each fruit contains 420 mg. Every day, adults are advised to consume 3,500 mg. Potassium (potassium) it can lower blood pressure, while the chips contain a lot of salt which can raise blood pressure. The combination of those two things can prevent a stroke. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Changing to a healthier diet, can keep blood pressure under control.


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