Tuesday, November 22, 2016

25 Health Benefits of Lemon

Lemon is one of those super foods with a myriad health and cosmetic benefits.
There are a few persons for whom it is an allergen, so make sure you are not allergic to this natural product, before you
start enjoying the many benefits.

1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It helps in production of WBC's and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading
microorganism and prevents infection.

2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) .

4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming
carcinogenic. Also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.

5. Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.

6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify
liver as well.

7. The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to make powder can be applied to
the hair for a
few minutes before bath which relieves head ache and cools the body.

8. Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.

9. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.

10. Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.

11. Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

12. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection and gonorrhea.

13. Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.

14. Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems.

15. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.
16. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.

17. Lemon juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight.

18. Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration and shock in case of diarrhea.

19. Lemon juice can also be used as a mouthwash. It removes plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.

20. A table spoon on thick lemon syrup everyday relieves asthma.

21. Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

22. Gargling lemon juice relieves throat infection and also used as a treatment for diphtheria.

23. Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair.

24. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

25. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Simple and meaningful

English Translation of the above :)
One day, the young lion asked his mom: "Mom, where is the happiness?"
Mom replied: "It's on your tail."
So the young lion keeps on chasing after his tail. But after a whole day of trying, he failed to get the happiness that was on his tail.
Then he told his mom about this, his mom smiled and said: "Son, you don't really need to chase after your happiness, as long as you keep going and moving forward, your happiness will always be with you."
Wish everyone of you find your happiness.
Please do forward to all your friends and wish the happiness is with them always.

You can't decide the length of life, but you can control how you want to live it.
You can't control the weather, but you can control your mood.
You can't change your look, but you can smile.
You can't control others, but you can control yourself.
You can't foresee tomorrow, but you can utilize today wisely.
You can't win everything, but you can try your very best to achieve that.
Hope everyone can face the daily life positively and always be happy...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Health Benefits of kissing

Have been documented in medical studies offering amazing advantages for a long and healthy life.
  1. Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don't.
  2. Kissing is great for self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated and helps your state of mind.
  3. Kissing burns calories, 2-3 calories a minute and can double your metabolic rate. Research claims that three passionate kisses a day (at least lasting 20 seconds each) will cause you to loose an entire extra pound! It's time to start that kissing diet!
  4. Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being, lowering your cortisol 'stress' hormone.
  5. Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and it helps keep the facial muscles tight, preventing baggy cheeks! The tension in the muscles caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin and increases the circulation.
  6. Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Frequent kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol.
  7. Those who kiss quite frequently are less likely to suffer from stomach, bladder and blood infections.
  8. During a kiss, natural antibiotics are secreted in the saliva. Also, the saliva contains a type of anesthetic that helps relieve pain.
  9. Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the 'noise' in your mind. It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.
  10. The endorphins produced by kissing are 200 times more powerful than morphine.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Few very strange ,little known facts about our planet

In 1783 an Icelandic eruption threw up enough dust to temporarily block out the sun over Europe.

About 20 to 30 volcanoes erupt each year, mostly under the sea.

A huge underground river runs underneath the Nile, with six times more water than the river above.

Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana formed in a hollow made by a meteorite.

Beaver Lake, in Yellowstone Park , USA, was artificially created by beaver damming.

Off the coast of Florida there is an underwater hotel. Guests have to dive to the entrance.

Venice in Italy is built on 118 sea islets joined by 400 bridges. It is gradually sinking into the water.

The Ancient Egyptians worshipped a sky goddess called Nut.

The world's windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antartica.

In 1934, a gust of wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA.

American Roy Sullivan has been struck by lighting a record seven times.

The desert baobab tree can store up to 1000 litres of water in its trunk.

The oldest living tree is a California bristlecone pine name 'Methuselah' . It is about 4600 years old. The largest tree in the world is a giant sequoia growing in California. It is 84 meters tall and measures 29 meters round the trunk. The fastest growing tree is the eucalyptus. It can grow 10 meters a year.

The Antartic notothenia fish has a protein in its blood that acts like antifreeze and stops the fish freezing in icy sea.

The USA uses 29% of the world's petrol and 33% of the world's electricity.

The industrial complex of Cubatao in Brazil is known as the Valley of Death because its pollution has destroyed the trees and rivers nearby.

Tibet is the highest country in the world. Its average height above sea level is 4500 meters.

Some of the oldest mountains in the world are the Highlands in Scotland. They are estimated to be about 400 million years old.

Fresh water from the River Amazon can be found up to 180 km out to sea.

The White Sea, in Russia, has the lowest temperature, only -2 degrees centigrade. The Persian Gulf is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature reaches 35.6 degrees centigrade.

There is no land at all at the North Pole, only ice on top of sea. The Arctic Ocean has about 12 million sq km of floating ice and has the coldest winter temperature of -34 degrees centigrade.

The Antarctic ice sheet is 3-4 km thick, covers 13 million sq km and has temperatures as low as -70 degrees centigrade.

Over 4 million cars in Brazil

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Benefits of Stink Bean (Petai)

 image from Google
bean, twisted cluster bean, or stink bean) is a plant of the genus Parkia in the family 
Fabaceae. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of plump almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, characterised by some as being similar to 
natural gas - Wikipedia. 

I receive an email from a friend with an attachment (I post below) which I think is 
worthwhile to be shared for its knowledge. As most of us are aware the price of petai had 
increased since a few years back. The saying among the Malays says when Chinese know 
how to eat petai, the price will rise. There must be something good about the produce. 

Petai can be eaten raw with sambal belacan or cooked as sambal with either prawn, squid 
or anchovy. 

One recipe for petai is Sambal Petai. 

It can also be mixed with other vegetables such  as stir frying with brinjals

However after consuming petai be aware not to blow your breathe on your friends face and when you go to the loo, make sure you flush it well...........


Little did you know ........ after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way 

Petai contains three 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.. 
No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't 
the only way petai 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: (kemurungan)
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. 

PMS (premenstrual syndrome): (sindrom prahaid)
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which 
can affect your mood. 

Anaemia: (anaemia)
 High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps 
in cases of anaemia. 

Blood Pressure: (tekanan darah)
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 petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood 
pressure and stroke. 

 Brain Power : (kuasa otak)
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. 
Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana... Just look at 
those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunning too!! 

 Constipation: (sembelit)
High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to 
overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. 

Hangovers: (keletihan)
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover 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. 

Heartburn: (pedih ulu hati)
Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating 
petai for soothing relief. 

Morning Sickness : (mabuk mengandung)
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning 
Mosquito bites : (gigitan nyamuk)
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.. 

Nerves: (saraf)
 Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. 

Overweight: (obes/gemuk)
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on 
comfort food like chocolate and crisps. 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: (ulser)
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 : (kawalan suhu)
Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and 
emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland , for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): (gangguan afektif bermusim)
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan. 

Smoking: (merokok)
Petai 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: (tekanan)
 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 petai snack. 

Strokes: (strok)
 According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine" eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%". 

Warts: (ketuat)
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of 
petai and place it on the wart.. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical 

So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an 
apple, it
has four 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. So maybe its time to change that 
well-known phrase so that we say, "A Petai a day keeps the doctor away".