Archive for December, 2009

Amazing cucumber

December 20, 2009

The Amazing Cucumber

 

 

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

 9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

 10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm  you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!! Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..

 

tengkp

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Correct timing to take water.

December 18, 2009

 

Health Matters 

Correct timing to take water

will maximize its

effectiveness to Human body.

Two (02) glasses  of water

– After waking up

–  Helps activate internal organs

   One (01) glass of water  

– 30 minutes before meal

– Help digestion

One (01) glass of water

– Before taking a bath

– Helps lower blood pressure

 One (01) glass of water

– Before sleep  

– To avoid stroke or heart attack

 

 

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About coffee

December 18, 2009

HealtMatters

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Benefits of soya milk

December 17, 2009

Benefits of watermelon

December 14, 2009

 

Whether you’re chomping into watermelon, enjoying it as part of a fruit salad or slurping
on a watermelon smoothie, that red pulp provides a powerhouse of nutritional value.


Good source of vitamin A
Vitamin A helps your eyes see normally in the dark, promotes the growth and health of cells and protects against infection by helping to maintain healthy skin and tissues.

Vitamin A also is involved in hearing, taste, growth, and the normal development of fetuses. A 2-cup serving of watermelon provides 20 percent of the recommended daily intake for vitamin A.

Good source of vitamin C
Probably vitamin C’s most well known role is as an antioxidant protecting body cells from damage by free radicals . Studies have shown that cell damage by free radicals may lead to chronic health problems, including cancer and heart disease.

Vitamin C also boosts the body’s ability to fight infection and helps keep capillaries and gums healthy. A 2-cup serving of watermelon supplies one-fourth of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Contains lycopene
Watermelon contains 15-20 milligrams of the plant pigment lycopene per 2-cup serving. Lycopene is thought to have powerful antioxidant capabilities that may help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. Found only in a few red plant foods like tomatoes and watermelon, lycopene, like vitamin C, neutralizes cell-damaging free radicals.

Provides potassium
Watermelon, like most fruits and vegetables, is a good source of potassium. Foods high in potassium seem to help protect against high blood pressure. Potassium also helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells, aids in muscle contraction and helps transmit nerve impulses.

Fat and cholesterol-free
Among its other health benefits, watermelon is naturally low in fat and is cholesterol-free. Research suggests that diets moderate in fat and cholesterol promote health and may aid in the prevention of certain chronic diseases.

Low in calories, yet filling
A 2-cup serving of watermelon has only 100 calories. However, as a result of its high water content, watermelon is quite filling. Because of these qualities, Weight Watchers named watermelon its Pick of the Season Product Item this spring.

Selection tips
How do you know you’re getting a good watermelon? The National Watermelon Promotion Board offers these tips:

1) Look it over – choose a melon that’s symmetrical and free of bruises, cuts and dents

2) Lift it up – it should be heavy for its size

3) Turn it over – it should have a creamy yellow spot on the underside where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

Safety reminder
As a fresh agricultural product, it’s important to wash the outside of a watermelon with tap water before you cut it open. This will help prevent the spread of bacteria from the outside surface to the interior of the melon