Category Food and health

Kampala Politicians and leaders aren’t bothered about our health!


Breast Cancer patient Jessy Acen, 30, is examined by Dr. Victoria Mwebe,

The habit of using polythene bags to cook food (Kampala is a model for Uganda) might be one of the causes for both cancers and neurological diseases, which are becoming rampant in our communities.

For motorised gas fumes – I know for a fact that they kill very quickly and quietly. I did extensive research about the same among mothers living on a heavly motorised street in Europe.

Unlike in Europe/USA cancers appear to be among lower age groups. We need a map of the population affected.

In half a year, I know more than six people who have either died from stroke or gotten paralysed! It is terrible and Ministry of Health and Environment appear not to be concerned. Those perishing in cancers we only hear of high profile who seek money to go to Nairobi or India.

The deaths and disease prevalence, can’t be a coincidence. Of course there might be a mechanism generating those two problems – I suspect high on the list being environmental pollution (VOC) and second excessive use of pesticide/herbicides.

The conditions are very bad given the fact there are dense population in filthy dirty town slums everywhere.

More threatening is what becomes of the people who acquire these diseases and then pass them on to their children as encoded genes?

Prof. Emeritus Calvo of Molecular Biology has told me that the next epidemiological concern in Uganda if not carefull will be genetic diseases – and getting therapy for these diseases might prove cumbersome as parents are now passing on cancers to their siblings as encoded genetic diseases!

I had decided not to write more about the subject. But then I remembered meeting Rwandese students who had come to Uganda, specifically to study Kampala environment. All of them were chemistry graduates as I discovered later.

They collected samples of soil and water and upon laboratory analysis, the discoveries were shocking to them. Indeed one of them went on to write a book. Fascinating so, some of these students, initially doubted their government’s stance on environment but by the time they left Uganda, they had become willing converts and unflinching disciples of Rwandese government urban and environmental policies!

Well for Ugandans it is business as usual, let us sleep on.

Now there is a high level of cadmium and ammonia (ammonia water) in all Kampala spring water. And we are increasingly having chlorinated water due to heavy Lake Victoria pollution! Can you imagine heavily polluted water springs? Reading from the causes, it is apparently clear all Uganda towns are affected in exactly the same way.

Kampala is a double tragedy.Once I suggested that Ministry of Health declares Kampala a poisoned region, unfit for human habitation so that as such funds could be committed for a #special status clean up#. Well my arguments were not politically threatening and as such irrelevant.

The burden as Prof. Emeritus Calvo asserts, is on the future generation genetic defects children and health issues that will emerge then!

Once again the poor picks the bills as usual as the rich head to India and South Africa riding on the poors back.

Bwanika Daniel via UAH forum
(B.Sc. Environmental Sciences – Linköping University Sweden)

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Gay oral sex can give you worms: Museveni


With all due respect to His Excellency, I think he was terribly wrong about the role of the mouth – that gadget has as many uses as a computer. It simply shows how he is living in another century and how many things have changed since he gained power. In reality, if M7 kissed Janet in public, Besigye and Amana would be history because he could get an unprecedented number of votes! Not with the many people who believe that his marriage is sexless and dysfunctional.

I use the mouth for the following:
– PowerPoint Presentations – most of my income now is tied strongly to my ability to speak
– Expression of disdain – in a situation where I cannot voice my disdain, I use the mouth and eyes to send a strong message of ‘don’t mess with me’
– I use my mouth and vocal cords to send a tirade of words or to jeer at those who malign me
– I use the mouth to make faces and entertain my little boys
– U can use the mouth to point
– I often whistle to myself when happy or bored or when there is a tune in my brain

A mouth is also used for expression, convincing, castigating, entertainment, fighting, smocking, smuggling, inciting, advising, consultancy, education, vomitting.

If only people worried about oral infections/cancers & were just as concerned about more serious & burdensome diarrhea related illnesses & deaths whereby efforts such as boreholes in constituencies held by so called MPs would help. Worrying about attributable death risk of oral cancers etc is searching for a straw man… Something politicians have been successful in drawing an easily diverted & uninformed population to…I’m amazed how many people become excited about relative non-issues while they meekly head towards some more serious impending health & environmental disasters.

H.O

THE MAGIC HEALING OF ONIONS!


A friend of mine told me a story about when he was a kid he was in the hospital & nearly dying. His grandmother came to the hospital & told a family member to go buy her a large onion & a new pair of white cotton socks. She sliced the onion open then put a slice on the bottom of each of his feet & put the white cotton socks on him. In the morning when he awoke they removed the socks. The slices of onion were black & his fever was gone.

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

For flu cure : cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar…placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

From the above testimonies, it is evident that the humble onion has that magic touch!

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home.

If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. People do it and don’t get flu. If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case. What have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!

Now there is a P.S. To this: I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on
health issues .And she replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s story, but I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill. I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion, put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar…placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the
germs.

Sure enough it happened just like that… The onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room Saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial and Antiseptic properties.

This is the other note.

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS

I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I Don’t use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.

Now with this info, I have changed my mind….will buy smaller onions in The future.

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, makers of Mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in The Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.

Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I Learned from a chemist.

The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed – he’s one of the brothers.

Ed is a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula. He’s even developed sauce formula for McDonald’s. Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz.

During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil.

Ed’s answer will surprise you. He said that all commercially- made Mayo is completely safe. “It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment.

He then talked about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the onions, and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES.

He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you. (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)

Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

So, how’s that for news? Take it for what you will.

I (the author) am going to be very careful about my onions from now on.

For some reason, I see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut onion and use or cook the next day.

It becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

AVOID DRINKING COKE IF THERE IS WATER:


# 1. In many states the highway patrol carries Two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from The highway after a car accident.

# 2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

# 3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the Toilet bowl and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, Then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes Stains from vitreous China.

# 4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds.Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

# 5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion

# 6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

# 7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

# 8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen Grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

*FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

# 1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

# 2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) , the commercial trucks must use a Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

# 3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks
for about 20 years! Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or Coke?

Health Benefits of Consuming Dates


1) Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.

2) They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.

3) It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.

4) Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack.

5) Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.

6) Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researchers have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a certain extent can reduce risk of stroke.

7) Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.

8) Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages.

9) Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.

10) It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.

11) Dates help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.

12) Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication. Cures abdominal cancer.

13) It also helps in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.

SUGAR AND HUMAN BODY SWEET SICKER


[1] Sugar can suppress the immune system.
[2] Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
[3] Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
[4] Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
[5] Sugar contributes to the reduction in defence against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
[6] Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you lose.
[7] Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins.
[8] Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
[9] Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
[10] Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
[11] Sugar causes copper deficiency.
[12] Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
[13] Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.
[14] Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
[15] Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
[16] Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
[17] Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
[18] Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
[19] Sugar can cause premature aging.
20] Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21] Sugar can cause tooth decay.
[22] Sugar contributes to obesity
[23] High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
[24] Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
[25] Sugar can cause arthritis.
[26] Sugar can cause asthma.
[27] Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
[28] Sugar can cause gallstones.
[29] Sugar can cause heart disease.
[30] Sugar can cause appendicitis.
[31] Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
[32] Sugar can cause varicose veins.
[33] Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
[34] Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
[35] Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
[36] Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
[37] Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
[38] Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol) in the blood.
[39] Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
40] Sugar can increase cholesterol.
[41] Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
[42] High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non enzymatically to protein)
[43] Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
[44] Sugar causes food allergies.
[45] Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
[46] Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
[47] Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
[48] Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
[49] Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
[50] Sugar can change the structure of protein.
[51] Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
[52] Sugar can cause cataracts.
[53] Sugar can cause emphysema.
[54] Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
[55] Sugar can promote an elevation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL).
[56] High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
[57] Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
[58] Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
[59] Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
[60] Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
[61] Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
[62] Sugar can damage the pancreas.
[63] Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
[64] Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
[65] Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness) .
[66] Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
[67] Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
[68] Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
[69] Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
[70] Sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders.
[71] Sugar can cause depression.
[72] Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
[73] Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion) .
[74] Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
[75] Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
[76] Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low-sugar diets.
[77] A diet high in refined sugar reduces learning capacity.
[78] Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
[79] Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
[80] Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
[81] Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become under active and others become overactive.
[82] Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
[83] Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
[84] High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
[85] High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold-increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestation al-age (SGA) infant.
[86] High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
[87] Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
[88] Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
[89] Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
[90] Sugar combines with and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
[91] Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
[92] Sugar is an addictive substance.
[93] Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
[94] Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
[95] Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
[96] Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
[97] The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
[98] Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
[99] Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
[100] Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
[101] I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
[102] High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
[103] Sugar increases the risk of polio.
[104] High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
[105] Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
[106] In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
[107] Sugar may induce cell death.
[108] Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
[109] In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
[110] Sugar can lead to prostate cancer.
[111] Sugar dehydrates newborns.
[112] Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
[113] Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
[114] Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
[115] Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
[116] Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
[117] Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
[118] Sugar induces salt and water retention.
[119] Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
[120] The more sodas a 10 year old child consumes, the less milk.
[121] Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
[122] Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
[123] Sugar causes constipation.
[124] Sugar causes varicose veins.
[125] Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
[126] Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
[127] Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
[128] Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
[129] Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
[130] The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
[131] Sugar can affect the brain’s ability to deal with rewards and consequences.
[132] Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
[133] Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
[134] Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
[135] Sugar can cause liver tumors.
[136] Sugar can increase inflammatory markers in the blood stream of overweight people.
[137] Sugar can lower Vitamin E levels in the blood stream.
[138] Sugar can increase your appetite for all food.
[139] Sugar plays a role in the etiology and the continuation of acne.
[140] Too much sugar can kill your sex life.
[141] Sugar saps school performance in children.
[142] Sugar can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness and depression.
[143] Sugar is common choice of obese individuals.
[144] A linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients is associated with increasing total sugar intake.
[145] High fructose consumption has been linked to liver disease.
[146] Sugar adds to the risk of bladder cancer.

AND YET SUGAR SWEET MAY BE A FOOD OF THE DAY

BANANA: MAKE IT PART OF YOUR DIET EVERYDAY!


A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression ‘going bananas’ is from the effects of bananas on the brain.Never, put your banana in the refrigerator! !! This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fibre. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas 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. PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anaemia: High in iron, bananas 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 beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana 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 ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas 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.

Constipation: High in fibre, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana 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.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas 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 a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. 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.

Ulcers: The banana 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 bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood Enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your 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 banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, 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 So maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A banana a day keeps the doctor away!’

Eggs/benefits of eating them.


To all of you egg lovers no more restraints needed for those who like to have eggs every day and for those of you who refrain from eating eggs every day you do not know what you are missing!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to a study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin.

2. 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, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

5. Eggs 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.

6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

7. New research and recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contains naturally occurring vitamin D.

9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. A study says, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulfur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.

Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.

HEALTH-WATER: DRINK AND DRINK


The following will probably amaze and startle you.
1.One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study!

2.Lack of water is the number1 trigger of daytime fatigue

3.Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers

4.A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

5.Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day? No kidding, all of the above are true. Of course, too much water may have strange side effects.’So don’t get carried away!

Health:Potato is one such vegetable that tastes yummy in any form – mashed, baked, boiled, sweet, fried, you name it!


*Energy:
Potatoes are starchy carbs which provide energy instantly. It’s a great snack when feeling weak, famished or tired. Since it is digested easily, it is a boon for patients, babies and aged individuals who cannot eat hard food.

*Digestion:
Potatoes have a good amount of soluble fiber and with the skin, it also provides insoluble fiber which prevents constipation, reduces cholesterol and helps you feel fuller longer.

*Blood Pressure:
They are also a good source of potassium which helps control blood pressure and reduce water retention as well.

*Gum problems:
There is a very high amount of vitamin C in potatoes which can prevent gum bleeding. Vitamin C is also necessary for collagen formation which helps heal the skin, wounds and bone cartilages.

*Cell building:
The vitamin B6 content of potatoes is required for formation of new cells in the body and also for normal brain functioning.

*Heart diseases:
Potato skin contains lot of phytochemicals which help protect against cardiovascular- disease by lowering levels of bad LDL-Cholesterol and keeping arteries fat-free.

Eat them the right way and you will never disregard them. Did you Know that When a bite of Potato is eaten before a meal, it helps the tongue become clearer of any taste in your mouth and let’s you fully enjoy the taste of food you are going to eat!

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