Monday, May 26, 2014

Anti Asthma Foods

There seem to be a never ending list of food that causes problems or can increase your risks of cancer or heart disease. What about the foods that help and enhance your life and body? There are so many great things that fiber and certain vitamins can do for your body. Ailments minerals and nutrients help fight. So apples fight cancer but what about things like, asthma?
Antioxidants seem to be a great weapon in the battle towards health. Antioxidants cannot properly function without a wonderful thing called, glutathione. A great source of glutathione is avocado. Avocados are not only delicious and contain the antioxidants very necessary side kick; they are also rich in vitamin E, which has also been linked to helping with asthma and asthma symptoms. That is just the beginning of the health benefits food can provide to those who suffer from asthma.

Another friend of the breathing challenged person can be rosemary. Rosmarinic acid can be found in rosemary and is said to have better antioxidant power than vitamin E. Rosmarinic acid also helps create prostacyclins which assists with keeping the air passages of the lungs open and promotes easy breathing. Rosemary is great for flavoring all different types of foods and fruits you can get the health benefits without actually thinking about it.

A great flavor to be added to hundreds if not thousands of recipes that can also help alleviate asthma symptoms, ginger. Ginger is one of the oldest spices of all times and one of the most commonly used ingredients to home remedies. Ginger is well known for its cold treating miracles. It is said to be a great ally in the fight against asthma. Gingerols are said to be a very strong anti-inflammatory. It is the very substance that gives ginger its strong and unique flavor.

Sunflower Seeds
Little delicious snack that is loaded with nutrients is sunflower seeds. Vitamin E, potassium, magnesium are all great for fighting asthma symptoms and all can be found in sun flower seeds. These tiny seeds are yummy and are the least likely seed to cause an allergic reaction.

Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are also known to be highly un-likely to cause an allergic reaction. Asthma is frequently tied to an allergy so the less chance of a reaction the better. Sweet potatoes have great benefits for your heart as well as your hair and now asthma. They are packed with vitamin C and potassium. There are also root proteins, unique to sweet potatoes that may contain significant antioxidants.

Another amazing building block in the anti-asthma diet is kale. Kale is a very easy and healthy replacement for iceberg lettuce in your everyday salad. Kale contains vitamin C and beta-carotene. Beta carotene has multiple benefits for your body, starting with your heart and working all the way through to your skin. Beta carotene works side by side with antioxidants to fight free radicals within your body. Kale is one of the best sources of beta carotene other options to get this amazing benefit, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes. All of which are on the higher dose side of beta carotene.

Lycopene has been proven to decrease lung inflammation in asthmatics. Lycopene can be found in tomatoes. Tomatoes are always available and can be prepared in a plethora of ways.

Bananas have also been proven to contain some of the greatest compounds to decrease the chances of asthma. In confusing scientific terms Pyridoxine is found in bananas and is more commonly known as vitamin B6. Pyridoxine plays a huge role in the production of adenosine triphosphate and cyclic adenosine monophosphate production which have been proven to relax special bronchial muscle tissues. Studies have shown the drastic decrease of wheezing in children who have eaten at least one banana a day.

Read more about Banana and their Health Benefits here in our older post.

Another great fruit to incorporate into your diet to keep asthma symptoms to a minimum is kiwi. Kiwi is incredibly high in vitamin C. Studies show that vitamin C can decrease wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. A great amount of citrus fruit, including kiwi can keep your asthma attacks at bay.

There are even more foods available that can help decrease your asthma symptoms. Foods such as garlic, spinach, and flaxseeds are all great to help prevent asthma. Broccoli sprouts are a powerhouse for antioxidant compounds that help control airway inflammation. Buckwheat helps relax constricted airway muscles.

There are continuous studies being performed in regards to asthma and the prevention of it and its symptoms.

Source: Native health

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Fruit eating strategies 

The way of Eating fruits - this opened my eyes

It's long but very informative  

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA:Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

Source: Natural remedy US 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Top Six Reasons You Should Not Skip Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many people skip this meal because most people have very busy schedules, and that leaves little time to eat breakfast. However, you should try your best to eat a nutritious meal before you start your day. There are a number of benefits that you can reap from eating breakfast.

Energy Boost

If you feel sluggish in the morning, then a nutritious breakfast can give you the energy that you need to get through your day. Fiber, vitamin C and vitamin D are just a few of the many nutrients that will help increase your energy level. Whole wheat toast with eggs and an orange is an example of a nutritious breakfast.

Help You Focus Better

It will be much easier for you to focus on work or school if your stomach is full. On the other hand, you will have a harder time focusing if you skip breakfast. When you are hungry, it is hard to think about anything else except for food.

Prevent You From Gaining Weight

Researchers have found that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight.When you skip breakfast, you are much more likely to overeat during lunch and dinner. Additionally, you encourage your body to store calories when you skip breakfast.

Boost Your Metabolism

Your metabolism has a tendency to decrease when you go to sleep. Eating breakfast helps you jumpstart your metabolism. A faster metabolism will allow you to burn more calories throughout the day. That is another reason why regular breakfast eaters usually weigh less.

Help Decrease Your LDL Cholesterol

Your LDL cholesterol is better known as the “bad” type of cholesterol. LDL cholesterol builds up in your arteries and can increase your chances of developing heart disease. Studies have shown that eating breakfast regularly can help lower LDL cholesterol.

Prevent Heart Attacks

A new study done by Harvard School of Public Health has shown that people who skip breakfast may be at a greater risk for having a heart attack. Skipping breakfast increases the risk of high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, which are all heart disease risk factors. Therefore, you may be able to reduce your risk of having a heart attack if you eat breakfast.

It is very important for you to make time for your morning meal. A healthy breakfast will increase your metabolism, boost your energy, help you focus and lower your bad cholesterol. It can also prevent you from gaining weight and reduce your risk of having a heart attack.

Do you take breakfast daily? if yes, what is your favourite breakfast menu...send in your comments and share with friends and family members..

Source: Healthy World