Monthly Archives: September 2012

Antioxidant – Killer of Free Radicals

By Deline Tan

What we eat is very important to our body. A healthy diet daily would mean no sickness. However, in our fast pace society, we have adopted the stance to want everything quick, that we opt for fast-cooked noodle, fast foods like burgers and take aways. We didn’t realise that this kind of eating not only deprive us of the healthy nutritional value from the multinutrients diet of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, but it will also cause us our health.

It is bad enough if you constantly binge cookies, pastry, donuts, french fries, and other fried oily foods like chicken wings, curry puff and others, that you fail to give heed to the fats that would soon build around your belly waist, and in the near future, sicknesses like cancer, heart attacks, high blood pressure and other illness would soon catch up with you.

One of the most important diets that we must have daily is antioxidant. This important diet is found in fruits and vegetables, and helps fight the free radicals in our body. We contacted free radicals while exercising or from air pollution, smoke, sun exposure, exposure to chemicals, and even from eating junk foods.

If the intakes of our foods lack antioxidant, our body cannot fight the free radicals that we contacted from our surroundings, than our good cells will be under attack. The cells in our body is very important as it determines the state of our health. To keep at bay from contacting diseases, have lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Fruits high in antioxidant are berry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, cranberry, and cherry. These fruits are very nutritional and high in fibre, and certainly guide your body to protect good cells. A good way to eat these fruits is to add them to your smootie, or yogurt.  Try it and you can’t help but want more of these fruits as they are not only healthy, but also very delicious and nutritional.

Vegetables with its many varied colours like yellow, orange, red and etc, are also high in antioxidant. They are corn, cantaloupe, butternut, squash, and tomato. A regular intake of these vegetables will help strengthen your body.

Green tea, white tea, black tea, oolong tea, chamomile tea, red tea and rooibos tea are excellent teas that are high in antioxidant. These teas remove toxic waste in the body, and cleanse your body system. It is great after a good meal to drink these teas, as it helps in the digestion and clears the digestive system.

The different varied nuts and seeds are rich in antioxidant, and provide good monounsaturated fats. Other good sources of antioxidant are red and black beans, purple potatoes, grapes, red-wine, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. These are all very nutritional and very good for your health.

Spices too, like cinnamon, turmeric, oregano, basil, black pepper, as well as herbs, are good sources of antioxidant. If you love curry, you can add turmeric to taste, and it is one of the healthiest foods.

Other benefit of antioxidant helps clear wrinkles and protects your skin from the damaging sun. Watch your diet and be sure to have many servings of fruits and vegetables daily, as well as nuts and seeds, and you will have the strong potent of antioxidant that will keep you from poor health. Stay healthy by the regular consumption of these good foods that will surely keep you from catching any disease.

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Colon Health – It’s Your Life

By Deline Tan

What is the most important organ in your body? Is it liver? Yes, it aids and controls the enzymes in what you eat. Besides liver, which is the next most important organ?  Colon? Yes, colon helps regulate and eases off the toxic waste in the body. It eliminates unwanted food and clears the body system, and if the digestive system is clogged with constipation, than it is difficult to eliminate the bowels.

Constipation is one of the worst problems in the body, as if the colon is clogged, the whole body will take its toil. As the whole digestive system is affected with frequent irritable bowel syndrome, the body will feel weak and tired, rashes starts appearing, the sleep is also affected, and the stomach will be bloated with acid influx gas and you lose all your energy.

Tiredness, fatigue, lost of energy, and an irritable self, they are all related to poor bowel system. This is so because if the colon is blocked, the whole body will be affected. It is important to cleanse your colon regularly with fasting and cleansing. A three day fruit fast without food is one of the ways to cleanse your colon. Fruits have high fibre and  antioxidant, and it clears the body of its toxic waste.

If the colon is not well taken care of, and with the constant irritable bowel syndrome, it will lead to colon cancer. It is better to take care of your health rather than to fall sick. The food we eat is very important, as it must lead to good digestion and easy toileting. Fruits and vegetables are the best fibre, and also nuts and seeds too, which also provide fibre. Nuts and seeds are proteins and it is an essential building block to strengthen and build our muscles.

Laxative is not good for the colon if you suffer from constipation, as frequent usage will lead to dependency on it, which leads to ineffectiveness in addressing the problem. We must go to toilet daily, as what we eat must come out. Detoxification of the colon must be done regularly to maintain good health.

I’ve tried three day fruit fast, as after the fast, I look radiant, energetic and full of life. It is one of the best ways to detox, as fruits are the natural means to cleanse the body. Coffee enigma is another way to detox the colon, which essentially cleanse the liver as well, before trashing out the wastes in the colon.

There are many ways to detox your colon, as the market is full of products that will aid your cleansing. In order to stay healthy, we must cleanse our body regularly, and fasting is one of the best ways. Try one day in a week to fast from total food, and you will look radiant and bubbly.

Colon health is so important to keep us agile and energetic. If you eat right, you will not have a blotted stomach and a big waist line. If the colon is ingested with unwanted wastes, it will also affect your tummy. Nobody wants a big tummy, and if you keep your colon clean, you will trim your waist line.

Keep a clean healthy colon and you will lead a happy and healthy life style. Live to the fullest and say good bye to low energy, fatigue and sluggishness. Keep a radiant smile and enjoy a good healthy body with good healthy colon.

3 Foods that Fight Belly Fats

By Deline Tan

Have you ever thought of losing your belly-fat? The ugly pouch is unsightly and certainly don’t look good on your dressing. Most of us fight our belly-fats by eating less, but you need to know that some of the foods that you eat daily do have the capacity to burn off your belly-fats if you consume them regularly.

What are the foods that cut down your waist line and make you look good in your outfit? There are many varieties of food that can burn belly-fat. I’ll just name three essential foods that help you burn off your waist line. They are dark chocolates, avocadoes and eggs.

Chocolate is known to promote good hormones in our body, but most milk chocolates are high in sugar that can cause weight gain. However for dark chocolates, if it is made with 70% or more coco, it is ideal to fight body fats and cause you to slim down. This bitter taste coco dark chocolate is one of the best foods to cut down on your belly-fats. It’s tasty with its bitter sweet taste, and is ideal for a good snack.

If you’re thinking of good monounsaturated fats, avocado will definitely give a boost to your health, as it is one of the healthiest fats that help to burn off belly-fats. It is not enough just to eat a good carbo and protein diets without good proper fats that is part of the phyto-nutrients . What we usually consumed for fats are saturated fats like oily carrot cakes, oily oyster, and fried foods. What we need most should be monounsaturated fats like avocado that helps to burn fats fast. It also reduces the bad LDL of bad cholesterol and helps increase the good HDL cholesterol.

Many people do not know or appreciate eggs, as it is one of the good high proteins that give   you all the good nutrients. People link the egg yolk as bad for high cholesterol, but they didn’t know that it actually increases the good HDL cholesterol. An egg alone is full of good nutrients and all the protein is found in the egg yolk. The best eggs are those taken from farm-raised chicken, where they roam around in the back yard, compared to those cage-raised chickens that feed on corns and feeds that are not naturally for chicken to feed on.

The egg yolk of the farm-raised chicken is rich in golden colour, compared to the cage-raised ones, where the egg yolk is light in yellowish colour and it’s lesser in omega 3 DHA. Two eggs for breakfast makes a healthy diet, and there are variety ways of cooking eggs. The ideal way is half-boiled or hard boiled, compared to fried, as it is less fatty.

If you follow these three good healthy foods with good fats, you will find that you will gradually lose your body fats. An ideal body fats for our body is 20%, and if you have more than 20%, then you need to watch your diet or eat foods that burn fats.

Consume these three foods and you will appreciate your eating habits and keep a slim body without the ugly pouch in your tummy. If you consume these three foods regularly, you will truly keep a slim waist line. Let these foods give you a boost when you eat and enjoy the richness of these fantastic foods. Burn fats fast while you consume these irresistible foods.