Tuesday 8 October 2013

Durian - The King of Fruits

The Durian fruit is an exotic fruit, well known as the 'king of fruits' in South East Asia. During the durian fruit season, the fruits will ripen and fall off the tree and then picked up collectively for sale. Not everyone would like to smell the odour of the exotic fruit, except those who have eaten durians and really crave for the smell of it.  The fruit consist of the a husk full of sharp thorns with variable sizes, shapes and weight. The odour produced from the flesh bulb is so strong that it could escape through the thick husk layer. They are never plucked from the tree in order to ensure that they are ripe and bear fleshy bulb.

Durian is known as king of fruit among durian lovers

  Nutrition Of The Durian Fruit 

 A rich source of  minerals and vitamins such as : antioxidant, vitamin-C, Vitamin of B-complex, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-1. The minerals sources obtained from durians include iron, copper, manganese, potassium and magnesium.
 The soft succulent flesh bulb can instantly replenish energy as they also contain fructose, sucrose, essential fats and high level of amino acid. It is totally cholesterol free and very rich in dietary fibre.
Vitamins are essentials replenishment for our body system in order to protect us against infectious diseases and harmful radicals like cancer growth cells. Copper and Iron  together helped in production and formation of red blood cells.  Manganese acts a co-factor for antioxidant enzyme while potassium is for control of heart rate and blood pressure.

The nutritious value of durian fruit

Wednesday 28 August 2013

PARSLEY - Kidney Cleanser

The kidneys function as a natural filter in our body system by removing salt and toxic waste when blood flows through the kidney vessels.

Parsley is known as best natural cleaning treatment for kidneys although not many people can accept the flavor or aroma of the leaves.

Removal Of Accumulated Waste In The Kidney Naturally

This is a simple method which does not cost much. Take a bunch of parsley ( Malli Leaves )and wash it thoroughly. Cut the leaves into small pieces and boil them in a pot of clean water for 10 minutes. Then let the water cool down in a glass container and filter out the leaves before storing the container in the refrigerator.

By drinking 1 glass daily, all the accumulated salt and toxic waste will be removed more effectively from our kidneys by urination. Improvements in our health can be observed after drinking the parsley drink.

Source: http://kenyakidneyfoundation.org/KidneyFailure.htm

Filtered waste are naturally diverted from the kidney system to the urinary bladder for removal in order to help maintain and regulate acidity balance, mineral salts, water balance and blood pressure.  Kidney diseases like kidney stones, renal cysts, acute and chronic renal failures are on the rise, hence it is important to ensure that our kidneys are maintained in proper functioning condition.

Friday 16 August 2013

CUCUMBER - Amazing Benefits

Spice up 8 glasses per day of water with a slice or two of cucumber. It's wonderfully refreshing and can give us lots of amazing benefits as well.

Amazing Things To Know About Cucumber

1. Fat busting: Place slices of cucumbers on your eyes to relieve puffiness? The photochemical in cucumbers makes the collagen in the skin tighten, thus reducing puffiness. You can also rub cucumber on a problematic spot of cellulite anywhere on your body to lessen the visibility of it? This will has the same effect on wrinkles too. You can also rub a little bit under your kiddo’s eyes after a long bout of crying, to help minimize the swollen look.

2. Defogger: Don't get annoyed when you have to clear the fog on the mirror after a shower. Try rubbing slices of cucumber on the mirror before you hop in for a shower. You will you get a fog-free mirror accompanied by a pleasant smell that will boost your mood.

3. Headaches: If you suffer from headaches a day of stressful cores (or pets or your husband), or had a little too much wine with dinner and want to avoid a hangover, eat half of a cucumber before going to sleep. Cucumbers being high in B vitamins, sugar, and electrolytes will help replenish the nutrients missing in our body, avoiding the attack of hangover or headache that’s been threatening to take place.

4. WD-40 Agent: Get rid of squeaking noise when opening doors by rubbing a cucumber on the hinge if you can't find your tin of WD-40 rust removal agent.

5. Wall Eraser:  Take an unpeeled cucumber and rub the crayon off of the walls in the event that your kids mischievously left some art drawing there. The same technique can also be used to erase any pen mistake.

6. Bad Breathe Control : Put a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth. Hold it there with your tongue for 30 seconds. The photochemical that you love for cellulite and puff reduction can also help overcome the bacteria that cause halitosis.

7. Tarnish remover: When there is tarnish on your stainless steel kitchen faucets and appliances, try rubbing them with cucumber slices. The stubborn old tarnish will diminish and leaving it streak free, taking away the risk of toxic chemical, if any.

8. Energy booster: Cucumber can provide enough carbohydrates and B vitamins to give you a longer-lasting and healthier boost of energy than soda, coffee, or those health hazard energy drinks.

9. Healthy Snack:
 Did you know that European trappers used to eat cucumbers for energy and to keep from starving to death. Consider eating cucumber as a healthy choice when the munchies hit. Slice some up and take them in a small plastic container to the movies there is no access to popcorn or other snacks at the theatre for munching.

10. Frugal facial: Slice up a cucumber and boil it in a pot of water. The chemicals within the cucumber will mix in the steam. Remove the pot from heat and lean over it, letting the steam hit you. Your skin will be more radiant and healthy, and you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

11. Shoe polish: Cut a slice off of your cucumber and rub it on your shoe. It will not only shine it up, but it will repel water.

12. Garden Pest control: Put a few slices of cucumber in a small container and place them in your garden. The chemicals in the cucumber will repel garden pests. You won’t smell it, but it will drive them from your garden all year long. Just change them periodically.

13. Sunburn: Sometimes sun block may not effectively protect you from sunburn. If you don’t have any aloe, try rubbing  with cucumber on the affected area. Doctors do use cucumber to treat patients with irritated skin and sunburns.

14. Blood pressure: Cucumber has been long used to treat high blood pressure. If you have it, add cucumbers to your daily diet. Medical research is ongoing with the use of cucumbers for lowering cholesterol.

15. Constipation Cure: The seeds of a cucumber are a diuretic. If you encounter constipation problem, try eating a cucumber. If you are suffering from chronic constipation, add cucumber to your daily diet

Thursday 15 August 2013

Lady's Finger - Diabete Treatment

Home grown organic lady's finger

 Okra which is known as Lady's  finger in many countries outside the the US,  is a green seeded pod which can be used as a simple cure for diabetes. There are too people who are suffering from Diabetes in the world today.

 How Lady's Finger Is Consumed For Treatment Of Diabetes

Here is the simple tip to control diabetes by using lady finger. Take two or three okra pods. Cut them from the centre and put them into a glass filled with the water. Leave them over night . Just remove the lady's fingers in the morning and drink the water before breakfast. By taking this drink every day will help us reduce our sugar level. This simple and painless treatment also don't cost much. Fresh lady's finger is more effective than the cooked one.

Explanation On How Raw's Lady Finger Can Help In Curing Diabetes?

Low G.I Food:
The word G.I stands for Glycemic index. Any person who is suffering from diabetes should take diet enriched in Glycemic index. Approximately 20 G.I is present in okra, which is very low. Diabetic patients can easily use Okra recipes as their meal to fill their stomach and also control their diabetic level.

Fight Kidney Diseases:
Lady's finger can help prevent kidney diseases. It is considered that high sugar level can be bad the kidneys. Taking okra daily will help the kidneys to function properly. Have an moderate amount of okra daily if you are a diabetic person.

Soluble Fibers:
Soluble fibers are essential for maintaining healthy kidneys. They play their role in digestion of carbohydrates. When okra vegetable is enriched with soluble fibers, it will help slow down the digestion process and hence lower the sugar level in blood.

Lady's finger is much recommended in our diet due to its high contents for fibre,vitamin C, folate and antioxidants. It is also a good source of potassium and calcium.For the purpose of diet control, just wash and steam the lady fingers for about 2 minutes. Don't over cooked, otherwise the nutrient values will diminish when overcooked.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

GREEN PAPAYA - Gout Treatment

The formula to use of green papaya for treatment of gout problem has been cited as an effective relief to help those who are suffering from gout joint defects and pain.This formula works effectively by just mixing green papaya cubes with ordinary green tea and significant improvement can be seen after a week of drinking the prescribed papaya tea. And after two weeks the toe joints are expected to heal and revert to normal state. To avoid relapse, intake of the tea should be consumed, preferably between 1-3 times every month. This formula is good for all, even for those who do not have gout problem.

Share the following citations  by Professor Lai from the China School of Pharmacy, as this healthy food knowledge can be beneficial for every one :

Cut green papaya into small cubes, place into the water, bring to boil, then add green tea leaves, similar to the tea-making process. Clinical tests show frequent drinking of this formula can produce more effective for gout treatment.

Mr Liu Qing, Chief of the Rende Town in Tainan , was suffering for years from severe stomach pain around
the posterior wall of stomach. He used green papaya as a tea pot to prepare the family tea daily, after a month his chronic disease condition was much improved. His family members with high uric acid were also healed by the same papaya tea. For this Mr Liu planted a lot of papaya to share with relatives and friends with similar  sickness.

According to Mr Liu, in selection of the Green Papaya as tea pot, pick those whose shape are fat and short,
with larger capacity. Cut off the top part of the papaya, clear away the seeds, open a small hole at the upper side wall to facilitate pouring of tea. Create a small ventilation hole at top cover, put in the tea leaves,  pour in boiling water, place the top cover back to papaya, you may use the toothpicks to secure the top cover. Similar to normal process of preparing tea.

Liu like to use Oolong tea as the taste is good. He was pleasantly surprised that the stomach pains he suffered for many years was healed after a month of drinking tea from the green papaya pot, without taking any other medication. He passed some green papaya leaves to a friend who worked at a Medical Center to test and analyse the content. The tests confirmed that the healthy enzyme present in papaya is beneficial to human health. Now as papaya in Mr Liu's orchard is yeilding suitable size fruit, he would share the fruits with family and friends.

The papaya fruit is not ripe when the skin is still green in colour. Generally, the papaya fruit takes about four months to fully mature and ripe, but there healing effect would be lost after it is fully ripe. Green Papaya should be harvested when the papaya is approximately three months old, when the fruit is still firm, and the  "papaya milk" contains high papaya enzyme and other healthy ingredients.

Green papaya can also be used as ingredients for cooking recipes besides for making healing tea beverage. Just cut them into cubes, and boil with the ribs ; or even slicing the green papaya into fine long pieces and fried with garlic. The dish can be very tasty, and with no adverse effects on the human body. 


PETAI - Supplement For Illness

After reading this article, you'll learn to value the health benefits of Petai or Parkia speciosa.

Petai or Parkia speciosa contains 3 natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. This explains why petai is considered as the number one fruit among the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. Petai should be added to our daily diet for the well being of our health as it can help overcome many illnesses and disorder conditions.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Premenstrual Syndrome  ( PMS ):
No need to take pills. Just add petai to your diet. The vitamin B6 it contains will help regulates blood glucose levels, which are affecting your mood.

Very rich in iron, so petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to regulate abnormal blood pressure. It's cited that the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power :
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. 
Bananas also contain lot of potassium, so eat more banana. Just look at those monkeys, are they not active, alert, smart and cunning too!!

The high in fiber content in petai can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome constipation problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways to overcome hangovers is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness :
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation..

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found that pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Through medical observations on 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found that high-pressure jobs can lead to. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control :
Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland , it has been cited that pregnant women would eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affecti ve Disorder (SAD):
Petai contain the natural mood enhancer that is known as tryptopha, which can help SAD sufferers.

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The seed contains B6, B12 and together with the presence of potassium and magnesium, will help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral which helps normalize the heartbeat by sending oxygen to the brain thereby regulating the body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine" eating petai as part of a regular diet can help reduce the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%".

A natural alternatives method to kill off a wart is by taking of petai and place it on the wart; and carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape.

So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has 4 times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

The only setback is that there will be a strong  and not so pleasant odour in our urine after taking petai.

COCONUT - Strong Antioxidant Properties

Coconuts are considered as one of the wonder fruits on earth that amply caters for all human needs. They may even help save your life! 

Not many people (even fewer doctors) understand how the coconut can help in stabilizing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, healing, hydration, and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency.

The fruit has been referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for "the tree that supplies all that is needed to live") in ancient India. The coconut palm had been globally recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy in the past.  Today advance medical research have begun to fully discover the massive health benefits of this amazing fruit.

Selling fresh green coconuts in Little India, Penang

A Stall Selling Green Coconut Along The Street In Little India, Penang

A good example of coconuts' live-saving properties can be explained by the fact that they were used extensively in the Pacific during World War II.  Since blood plasma supplies were scarce, it was very common for medics to siphon pure coconut water from young coconuts to be used as emergency plasma transfusions for soldiers who were injured.  Since coconut water is nearly identical to human blood, it was suitable for people of all blood types.. 

Due to its strong antioxidant properties, the coconut are being used to help improve digestion, ward of wrinkles, stabilize glucose levels, fight infections, build cells, regulate hormone, increase thyroid production, increase body metabolism. They can also help lose weight and ward off memory loss.

Both the original coconut fruit and its processed products can deliver superb health benefits. The coconut related products are the flesh of the fruit, coconut water, coconut oil and coconut cream.
Coconut oil can be considered as the best and safest oil to use for cooking -- even superior to extra virgin olive oil when it comes to providing the body what it needs for optimum health.  Unlike other fats and oils that we  typically use for cooking and baking, coconut oil does not form polymerized oils or dangerous trans fatty acids in our bodies, which can raise our cholesterol levels; clog our arteries and even make our skin sag and wrinkle.  This amazing ultra-safe oil can supplement our body with important antioxidants which can help build stronger cells and improve overall health and well being.

Here are a few ways that you can use coconut products to stave off disease and to recapture the look and feeling of youth :

Coconut Water - The coconut is a natural water filter.  It takes almost 9 months for a coconut to filter every quart of water stored within its shell.  This makes the resulting coconut water completely pure and sterile, which is one reason why it can be used for blood transfusions.

     Another benefit of coconut water is the fact that it has the highest concentration of electrolytes than anything else found in nature. This makes it an excellent source of hydration.

Coconut Oil - In addition to being superior for cooking and baking, coconut oil also makes a superb tropical oil that can help to naturally rid the skin of dangerous toxins.  It also gives the skin the perfect mix of hydration and antioxidants that it needs in order to stay healthy, smooth and younger-looking longer.

     Another great benefit of coconut oil is in protecting your teeth from the bacteria that can cause cavities and disease.  Simply rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gums and teeth can keep them stronger and healthier than virtually any other dental treatment.

     Most people don't realize that coconut oil can actually help you lose weight!  Yes, simply changing your cooking oil from the unsaturated fat variety to coconut oil can help you lose those extra pounds.  Here's why:  Unsaturated fats found in canola, corn and other vegetables oils, as well as margarine  suppress the metabolism, which makes it harder to lose weight -- and easier to gain it.  Over time, this metabolism suppression may result in 20-30 pounds of excess weight that your body cannot get rid of.  Coconut oil, on the other hand, helps to increase thyroid function and boost your metabolism -- 2 important components to shedding unwanted pounds.

Coconut Cream - The best skin treatment product one can use to achieve flawless skin may quite possibly be coconut cream.  Unlike traditional skin creams which can actually introduce fats and oils to the skin that will break it down over time, making it look older, creams derived from the coconut can actually replenish the skin, giving it a more youthful and healthy glow than most other skin care products on the market.

     When it comes to buying coconut products, coconuts are not all created equal.  Wild coconuts are always best, but can be hard to obtain if you don't live in a tropical country.  Whether you are using this wonder food to boost your immune system; increase your metabolism or fight wrinkles, using products from young coconuts will help you reap the most benefit.

     Young coconuts contain the purest unsaturated fat, compared to the fat found in the more mature varieties.  This is why they offer the most rejuvenation properties for the body's tissues.  But how can you tell how old a coconut is?  Young coconuts are usually green in color and oddly shaped.  The brown hairy ones are mature coconuts and can also offer a lot of healthy benefits. But they aren't nearly as good for you as younger varieties.

It is easy to find young green coconuts in the tropical countries of south east Asia. So be sure to seek them out when traveling to those areas as they are fresh and cheap.