Monday, 28 May 2012

TOP FIVE ANTIOXIDANT: IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

It is recommended that we eat well, therefore we owe it to ourselves to eat well or it will tell. Did you know that the vast majority of us know that there are foods that kill and foods that restore yet we adopt an attitude of carelessness as it relates to our well being until that visit to the  doctor and we hear those dreaded words spoken to us…You are dying…

Many act as if the more you eat is the longer you live, this is not true; scientist have proven a very low calorie lifestyle actually extend life. In addition restricting calories not only delays ageing but even reverses some of its consequences. None need to compromise health in order to cut calories; care should be taken to ensure we have balanced meals. It is cheaper to eat well than to lose weight; and eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables will help us  consume fewer calories which eventually will play a key role in managing our weight.

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Fruits – why is it so essential for us to eat more of this? Research has shown that many diseases such as cancer and heart disease can be prevented or the risk lowered as a result of the consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Prunes and prune juices contain dietary fibres which are excellent home remedies for constipation, also a rich source of antioxidant which prevents the destruction of healthy cells, by interacting and stabilizing free radicals preventing the damage they may cause. The other fruits that are numbered among the top five (5) are raisins, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. 

The top five (5) vegetables listed are Kale, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli and Beetroot These vegetables will sustain health and provide us with adequate amount of antioxidant to help us in the fight of life. Kale an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin c, good source of folate, calcium, iron and vitamin B6; it also contains bioflavonoids and other substances that protect against cancer.

So closely is health related to our happiness, that we cannot have one without the other. How few know anything about the structure and functions of their own bodies. Many are drifting about without knowledge, as to the proper care of our bodies, like a ship at sea without compass or anchor; sadly some are not interested to learn how to keep their bodies in a healthy condition and prevent disease. As research continues to identify these antioxidant phyto-chemicals in our food; and we exercise and strengthen our muscles; as our appetite improves may we continue to eat well of those foods that will bring healing to our bodies and make us happier people.

Friday, 25 May 2012

FOOD: THE SECRET OF FOODS THAT RESTORES

Food is not only eaten for satisfaction but it is used in the healing process of mind and body. We can choose to eat the foods that heal or we can choose to eat that which harms, whatever our choice we should be prepared for the consequence.

Have you noticed how the question of depression seems to be a topic no one can overlook? Or how the young seems to be having this malady thrusts upon them? Depression what is it? For centuries many famous people have been plagued by this terrible illness, no one is exempt from the problem of depression.

Depression is defined as a state of feeling sad; dejection. It is also described as a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, with a significant decrease or increase in appetite and time spent sleeping; a feeling of hopelessness and sometimes suicidal tendency.

Sir Winston Churchill refers to it as the “black dog.” As he often had bouts of paralysing depression. Clinical depression however is different and the sufferers can benefit from medications. Let us make the distinction between clinical depression from the normal feelings due to disappointment which disappear as fast and mysteriously as it came. 

Statistics show that older people are more prone to depression than younger people though the symptoms are not as easily diagnosed among the elderly as they do not always exhibit the classic signs.

It is therefore imperative that we pay attention to our health by ensuring we eat the foods that are essential for a healthy mind as eating the right food can actually help to stabilise mood.

Here are lists of things that are recommended to ensure we keep our mind healthy:-
A balanced diet is suggested along with oily fish and food sources of vitamin B6 and B12; Linseeds, rapeseed oil and walnuts are other sources of omega -3 fatty acids. Also making sure there is not a lack of folic acid in the diet. Avoiding stimulants like caffeine which can interfere with sleep and mood.  As well as alcohol this can be a depressant.

As you limit your sugar consumption and consume more whole grains, bananas, potatoes, getting enough folate from the green leafy vegetables; not forgetting your orange juice,  while making sure you eat your asparagus, lentils, corn, peas and seeds. Note Asparagus contains purines, which are substances that promote the over production of uric acid therefore gout sufferers should consume this in moderation.

Water, so much can be said about it; here we see the importance of drinking plenty of this wonderful liquid as we strive to live a healthy life; may we continue to pay attention to details as it relates to our health and above all keep a healthy attitude.





Monday, 21 May 2012

LOVE WHAT IS IT?

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The Cougar also known as puma is described as a large mountain lion, it is said that this cat has the greatest range of any large terrestrial mammal in the hemisphere. However in recent times the term cougar has come to have another meaning. A relationship between  people with a significant difference in age. A slang term referring to a woman who pursues younger men.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

MONEY: ITS USE DEMANDS PRACTICAL WISDOM



Money a very valuable commodity, its use demand a treasury of practical wisdom in order to obtain a successful debt free life. Today we take a long look at 4 maxims that the atheist  cannot deny, the employers will love, the parent will be happier for and above all everyone will be more able to bear their own weight and not be dependent on another. So whether you are from the upper class, the middle class or the working class this   affects us all, and therefore careful attention should be given to it.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

BLOW: WHAT HAND HAS LIFE DEALT YOU?


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Many will say, “I have no faith.” It is true faith definitely has to be tested before it can be trusted. In life we experience many difficulties, and it can sometimes come upon us like a raging sea, a smouldering heat an erupting volcano. In whatever way we experience these difficult situations we should not allow them to make us become bitter.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

CHILDREN: ARE THEY THE PRODUCT OR THE CAUSE?


Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun
Have you ever heard this being said? “Children must be seen and not heard?” Just the very thought make me sick.  Is it any wonder why the private opinions sown in the mind of the children soon become its public opinion? We should develop the skill to listen to our children. As it is their values that will govern our world, even their manners often times are but the response of their homes.