Thursday, October 13, 2011

10 Health Benefits of Eggs

Some of you may have eaten eggs over the Easter weekend so I thought I'd post ten health benefits of eggs (and it doesn't count if they were chocolate eggs!)

1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and  heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Home Remedy for Common Fever

Human body has an optimum temperature range between 36.9 degree C and 37.5 degree C, or 98.4 Degree F and 99.5. Once the temperature goes beyond normal, the condition is called fever. There can be a little variation in the body temperature because of intake of food, the amount of exercise, and the temperature surrounding the atmosphere but once it exceeds this as well, it is a matter of concern. Fever occurs very frequently and is thus named common fever. In this ailment, the normal functioning of the body gets disrupted. The symptoms of common fever are rise in the temperature, profuse sweating, pulse and respiration becoming faster, slight shivering, pain in the head and body parts. Adhering to certain home remedies, common fever can be treated effectively. In the following lines, we provide remedies to cure common cold naturally.

Home Remedies For Common Fever

  • The simplest and the most effective home remedy for common fever is to have a decoction of basil leaves. Take about 12 grams of basil leaves and boil them in half liter water. Intake this once a day to relieve from common fever.
  • Saffron also works very well in treating common fever. Put half a tsp of saffron in 30ml of boiling water. After the water has been boiled, prepare tea out of it. Let the person suffering from it have a tsp of this tea after every hour.

Common Fever Information

Our body has a definite temperature range - between 36.9oC and 37.5o C or 98.4o F and 99.5o F. A rise or fall in the body temperature, beyond this range, is termed as fever. Striking both adults and children, common fever is characterized by a decline in the normal functioning of the body. The lowest temperature of the body occurs between 1.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and the highest between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are several factors that lead to the rise and fall in the body temperature. In the following lines, we have provided the various causes and symptoms of common fever.

Causes Of Common Fever

  • Bacteria
  • Virus
  • Protozoa
  • Sunstroke
  • Intake of chemical or poison
  • FUO (fever of unknown origin)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Which Type of Milk Is Best?

Question: Is there a difference in milk: skim, 2%, and whole? Our daughters are not overweight and one is 17 and one is 11. Is there some reason we should not all be drinking skim? Should the 17-year-old be drinking 2% and the 11-year-old be drinking whole to get everything they need to grow strong and healthy, or is this rating just a bunch of hype to get us to buy two or three types of milk?

Answer: The difference in those labels on milk are due to different amounts of fat in the milk. Whole milk is milk that has nothing removed. All milk has protein and carbohydrate, and in whole milk about 4 % of its total content is composed of fat. 2% milk has two percent fat; that means it has about half the fat of whole milk. Similarly, 1% milk has half as much fat as the 2%, and skim milk has all of the fat removed (The term skim comes from the way that the fat is removed. When milk is not homogenized the cream, which is the fatty part, rises to the top. A utensil is then used to "skim" the cream off the top of the milk).

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Benefits of Wild Morse Milk

We often hear in the media ads that offer wild horse milk, but often ask how the hell it was, what could be wild horse drawn milk? The answer, of course, horse milk can be squeezed anything so wild. It was also not inferior to milk from other animals.

Prof. DR. Made Astawan, food technologists and nutrition from IPB ( Institute Pertanian Bogor ) mention, that the wild horse milk nutrient is not inferior to cow's milk nutrients. Popular in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, wild horses were also bred in Sukabumi, West Java - Indonesia. Even very popular in Southern France. Milk is also processed into cheese.

Milk protein content of horse milk Quality Approach

Content of protein content in milk and horse higher quality than cow's milk as an additional alternative to breast milk (breast milk) for infants and growing brains for intelligence.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Drinking Milk May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Milk is not only complementary foods should be consumed every day. But it is also useful to support health. In fact, according to research at Wageningen University and Harvard, drink three glasses of milk every day, can reduce the risk of heart disease by 18 percent.

The results of this study at the same time denied the myth that states that the consumption of milk every day can lead to weight gain and lead to the emergence of heart disease, stroke, even death.

The study was conducted by reviewing 17 studies from Europe, America and Japan. The researchers found no association between consumption of regular or low-fat milk and increased risk of heart disease, stroke, or death.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Benefits of Lemon Peel

1. Oil repellent  

Take a look around and observe, anything that looks oily around your kitchen? Is it a skillet, a suburb of the stove or kitchen table? Before cleaning it with water, soap and cloth, use lemon oil to repel stains. Sprinkle a pinch of salt to the juice of half a lemon and rub the oily areas, then wash with a cloth.

Note: be careful using the lemon over the surface of marble or other materials that are sensitive to acids.