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Benefits of Banana Leaves For Skin

Posted by Rifki Hakim Monday, 19 December 2011 0 comments

Bananas can be enjoyed with a sweet taste. Even his skin have properties, nor the leaves. Banana leaves fresh and green are very beneficial for the body, especially in skin care.

Here are some of the benefits of banana leaves for the skin:

1. Natural herbs can treat a small wound on the skin and other skin disorders such as dandruff, eczema, and sunburn. Use juice from the juice of fresh banana leaves will gradually cure the disorder from the root. You can also soak the leaves with cold water and dab on sunburned skin.

2. Banana leaves have medicinal properties that can relieve poisonous insect bites, bee stings, spider bites, rashes, skin irritation. The leaves are popularly known as a natural eraser.

3. Cosmetic creams and lotions that contain expensive active ingredient called Allantoin which are found on plant leaves. Allantoin helps faster healing, kills germs and stimulates new skin cell growth.

4.Daun banana when mixed with cayenne pepper and comfrey helps reduce scars on the skin, physical injury, itching, bleeding, and reduce all types of inflammation.

5. Natural Ointment simple using fresh banana leaf extract, olive oil, a little beeswax can be an effective treatment for infants. This natural ointment can heal diaper rash and mosquito bites.

Besides an ice cube is rolled up in leaves can be massaged into the skin. This relaxes the skin and reduce stress.

6. Banana leaves are also available in capsule form (supplement / liquid extract) may be taken every day for protection from stains, even though your skin glowing.

Eggs Can Be Making Fresh Eyes

Posted by Rifki Hakim Sunday, 18 December 2011 0 comments

Usually when in front of the desk, we often sleepy eyes. Moreover, if before or after lunch, often a sense of sleepiness was not unbearable. So, how do I prevent it? Do not eat salty foods, but try to eat the eggs.

The advice was given to researchers at the University of Cambridge, England. The scientists found that egg proteins, especially those found in egg white, help us stay awake and feel alert.

Protein was called more effective than carbohydrates found in chocolate, biscuits, and sweet foods more energy generation. Nutritious substances in the egg affects the brain cells that make us wake up and burn calories.

Protein content similar to egg white mixture that activate cells and triggers the release of orexin on an ongoing basis. While sugar inhibits the release of orexin.

In addition, the type of cholesterol found in eggs has minimal effect in increasing the risk of heart attack. So it's good before work and start your day with breakfast eggs.

Yogurt For Health

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Yogurt is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. Fermentation of lactose produces lactic acid that works on milk protein that makes yogurt more solid and has a texture and distinctive aroma. Generally the yogurt is made using cow's milk, but there are some also use soy milk yogurt.

Yogurt has been consumed for over 4,500 years and has been renowned throughout the world today. Yogurt contains good nutrition for health. Some of the benefits of yogurt are rich in protein, contain calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.

Benefits of Yogurt

Here are some benefits of yogurt for you:
  • Healthy digestion
    Based on this research
    , yogurt can overcome various digestive problems like diarrhea, colitis, colon cancer or lactose intolerance. 
  • Reduce the risk of infection in the vagina
    Women who
    consume yogurt can reduce the level of acidity (pH) so as to reduce the development of fungal infections. 
  • Reduce the risk of high blood
    By consuming
    2-3 servings of yogurt a day, can reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 
  • Prevents osteoporosis
    milk-based, then the yogurt contains calcium and vitamin D. Both of these substances can Formatting a person has osteoporosis. 
  • Helps us more satisfied
    contained in yogurt yogurt manjadikan foods that can help someone feel more full.
Yogurt for Lactose Intolerance Sufferers

Lactose intolerance is the body's inability to digest lactose, the sugar most in the milk. When a person consumes lactose found in milk and products like the bacteria in the colon that convert lactose into lactic acid and carbon dioxide. Within 30 minutes, arise the general symptoms, including nausea, muscle cramps, bloating, and diarrhea. What about yogurt which is dairy products as well?

Yogurt contains lactose almost as much milk, but some people with lactose intolerance can digest without experiencing interference. Because yogurt contains microorganisms that synthesize lactase, and this helps the digestion of lactose. Yogurt is more easily digested by the body than milk.

Although it feels a little sour, but you can benefit through the yogurt. Currently, there are many products made from yogurt that add pleasure and flavor of yogurt as well as a variety of frozen yogurt with fruit-flavored yogurt. Consumption of yogurt can make your body healthier.

Keep Your Tongue Healthy

Posted by Rifki Hakim Wednesday, 14 December 2011 0 comments

During this time, problems in oral health focuses only on the teeth and gums. In fact, cleaning the tongue also has a great influence to keep your mouth stay healthy. 

The tongue is an important part of the mouth, so you should not forget to always clean it every time you brush your teeth. Here are four things you should know about the health of the tongue: 

1. The tongue should be cleaned 
If observed, the surface of the tongue actually has little bumps, called papillae. The surface of the tongue is where harbor bacteria. In fact, a study from the University of Michigan School of Medicine found that about a third species of bacteria found on the tongue will not develop in other parts of the mouth (to be settled on the tongue). 

Germs are stuck on the tongue can cause bad breath and affect the sense of taste. Excessive growth of bacteria on the tongue can turn your tongue yellow, white or even black and look hairy. 

Get used to clean the tongue every time you brush your teeth. You can use a tongue scraper, a small tool designed to scrape the tongue. If you do not have a special cleaning tool, you can also use a toothbrush. 

2. Some deserve extra care 
The tongue is rarely cleaned in time they will begin to thicken and harden. You should be careful when going to erode it, because it is not possible to damage the tissues of the tongue. You can protect the tongue by giving mouth moisturizing spray or gel and wait 10 to 15 minutes, then just brush it. 

3. The tongue can be affected by cancer 
Based on WHO's cancer research data (GLOBOCAN 2008), oral cancer is a type of cancer that affects most men in Southeast Asia after lung cancer. Still according to GLOBOCAN research, it is estimated there are about 5,000 cases of oral cancer in Indonesia in 2008 with the number of deaths reaching 2143 people. Case numbers are relatively high because it is difficult to detect oral cancer development. Therefore, experts recommend to do the screening or oral health examination once a week (if aged over 40 years). 

Check your tongue in the mirror and see the surrounding conditions. Check the bottom, top and sides. Look for any changes in the skin of the tongue, sores, white patches or red that do not heal after one or two weeks. 

4. Tongue piercing will hurt your mouth 
The oral health experts said the risk of infection due to a higher tongue piercings than tattoos. Researchers groundless because basically someone's mouth is full of bacteria, and when coupled with a metal jewelry in the tongue, will add damage to teeth and gums. Even the tongue piercing procedure itself (piercing) is known to be damaging the nerves and disrupt the sense of taste.

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Although sweating is often associated with something that is dirty, but actually sweating is healthy. Moreover, the sweat itself is basically odorless. He will be a problem if it mixes with bacteria that accumulate in the skin of the armpit. Listen seven healthy benefits of these sweat. 

1. Cool the body 
Sweating is the body's natural mechanism to regulate the temperature increases as we move or heat. The sweat that comes out will help the body get rid of heat, so we will not overheat.  

Because of the importance of the function of sweat, so if we can not sweat would endanger lives. There is a condition called ectodermal dysplasia, which makes a person can not sweat. People who suffer from ectodermal dysplasia conditions as they will be prohibited from exercising that heat can be bad for the heart and other body functions. So, thanks to sweating. 

2. Brighten the face 
The sweat streaming down his face, not only cools the body but also have an effect on facial skin clean. According to Schlesinger, the sweat on the face will reduce the dirt that clog pores. It will also prevent acne. 

You can also do a "fake sport" to trigger sweating by heating the face. The trick, hold your face to steam for three minutes. Evaporate the face is one way to clean skin. Afterwards do not forget to clean your face with perspiration are not removed can cause clogged pores anymore. 

3. Healthy circulation 
When we sweat, rapid heartbeat and circulation will be increased, especially around the skin. Basis of the sweat glands located in the lower layers of skin that are located very close to the small blood vessels. When the sweat glands dilate, blood flow to the skin will increase so that the spur of the circulatory system. 

4. Against infection 
Sweating was very effective against the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus which is resistant to antibiotics. Besides sweating will also be reduced harmful bacteria and fungi on the skin. 

According to Friedman, in the sweat fluid contained nitrite, which is converted into nitric acid when it reaches the skin surface, a gas containing antibacterial and antifungal. Sweat also contains a natural antibiotic called Dermicidin that can kill bacteria.

5. Disposing of poison
Research shows sweat contains various components, including toxic metal in small quantities. Because of that sweating is often referred to as detoksikan. With the number to 5 million sweat glands in human skin, do not be surprised if the sweating is a mechanism for removing toxins from the body. 

Toxins are removed through sweat is toxins that are usually far below the skin. They got out through the pores along with dust and oil are trapped. The cleaning process will enhance the immune system and helps the body fight the flu. 

6. Cure 
Do you know why we sweat during a fever? Sweating is a way to awaken the body's immune system to fight pathogens that make us sick. Transpiration is the way the body heal itself. The same mechanism occurs when you exercise or in hot places. In addition to stimulating metabolism to maintain body weight, because the body will burn more calories but also this will stimulate the immune system. 

7. Reduce asthma
If the sweat out of your body after exercising so much, then you suffer from asthma risk is lower. Thus the conclusion of research by a team from the University of Michigan. 

Although not yet completely clear link between sweat and asthma, but researchers said the setting of sweat in the body are also associated with setting the amount of water released through the respiratory tract. In other words, people who rarely sweating generally have drier airways making it more prone to suffer from asthma. 

Seaweed Help Lose Weight

Posted by Rifki Hakim Monday, 12 December 2011 1 comments

Seaweed type of brown algae species can help you lose weight. Fiber content is very useful for diet, because the brown algae can cause the sensation of full stomach and people will eat less. This is useful for losing weight.

Thus the results of the study the researchers at the Faculty of Science of living things (LIFE) University of Copenhagen, Denmark, recently. According to the researchers, dietary fibers from brown algae, or alginate very well to create a feeling of fullness in the stomach.

Over a period of three years of the study, they examined different doses of alginate. They showed that healthy subjects who consumed alginate will feel less hungry. In fact they will eat less as compared with subjects who did not drink beverages with alginate fibers.

The study takes 12 weeks, involving 96 overweight men and women. A total of 48 subjects suggested a special drink with alginate as a dietary supplement them three times a day, before eating the main course. While 48 others drank a placebo beverage without alginate.

The result, as many as 80 subjects achieving weight loss is much greater than those who drank the same drink without alginate. On average the subjects who ate seaweed fibers can lose weight up to 1.7 kilograms.

Weight loss was due to decreased body fat percentage due to alginate which forms a gel in the stomach and strengthen the satiety signals to the brain. Stomach feel full, so the desire to eat will be reduced.

Various diseases get ready to attack the body when the immune decline. In order for the body stay fit and avoid the disease, there are four tips as quoted from msnbc.com, Monday (28/11).

1. Try to consume low-fat protein at every meal. One reason, antibodies that help fight disease is actually made of protein. Another reason, many high-protein foods also contain other immune nutrients that can improve. Cuts of beef and pork, as well as proteins from beans, soy, and seafood (especially oysters and crab), containing zinc-mineral that helps increase the production of infection-fighting white blood cells, even mild zinc deficiency can increase susceptibility to infection. Nuts, like almonds and cashews, is also a good source of protein, and magnesium, both of which help support a healthy immune system.

2. Drink five cups of fruit and vegetable juice a day. Fruit to be one food that is good in fending off disease. Levels of vitamins contained in it, making the food is worth a consideration of your menu. Vitamin A, can help white blood cells fight infection more effectively and also helps regulate the immune system. Vitamin C can increase absorption of iron from plant foods and helps protect the immune system against disease. While vitamin E, which is found in nuts, grains, has been shown in scientific studies to combat the flu respiratory infections. 

3. In addition to nutrition, also do sports activities. By walking 20 to 30 minutes every day, will increase your body's defenses. Exercise will make antibodies and white blood cells move through the body more quickly, so that they can detect the disease more quickly, plus, increased circulation can also trigger the release of hormones that "warn" immune cells disrupt pathogen.

4. Please check your Vitamin D levels. Generally, about 50 nmol / L is sufficient to maintain overall health, less than 30 nmol / L was too low for most people. New research shows vitamin D could increase the immune response, and the levels are too low can be attributed to seasonal increase in colds and flu.

With the power of the body that is always awake, will make the body stay in shape even though the transition threatens. When the body healthy, your activity will not be hampered. 

Coconut water is known to have many benefits, especially for pregnant women. However, coconut water was also good for women who want to lose weight. Moreover, it also can be as anti-aging beverage.

Indian scientists say, one cup of coconut water contains about 46 calories, while coconut milk contains 550 calories. They believe coconut water can help lose weight, because the sweet taste of coconut water helps us to forget the desserts and cope with an overwhelming desire to eat.

Coconut water contains no fat, but many contain natural sugars and minerals, and also rich in magnesium, potassium and fiber. Coconut water can also be a substitute for the lack of body fluids, a special composition of the electrolyte is in it.
According to its composition, coconut water shaped like a plasma. Therefore, during the first war, coconut water is used as a salt solution.

Powerful Herbal Repellent Mouth Odor

Posted by Rifki Hakim Sunday, 11 December 2011 0 comments

Metabolic processes allow the emergence of the problem of bad breath. Although reasonable, it could not hurt if you try just went to benefit a variety of natural materials.  

The simplest way to reduce bad breath course diligently cleaning the teeth, especially after waking up. Worse, this habit is also not easy for some people. After waking from sleep, many people are lazy to brush my teeth, even direct activities such as sports. In fact, after 30 minutes was not eating, mouth acidity increases because the residual acid is removed.  

To neutralize bad breath and make breathing more friendly, you can take advantage of some of these natural ingredients.  

Cloves reduce inflammation  
Cloves contain essential oils (15-20 percent) and eugenol (60). Essential oils was developed by several national herbal medicine manufacturers as raw material for medicinal herb colds or other digestive problems.  

Clove oil can improve the function of the stomach so that digestion better. In addition, clove oil is believed to reduce inflammation, especially those that occur on the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat as one of the triggers of bad breath.  

To get his usefulness as an antidote to bacterial mouthwash bad breath, here's how mixes:
Take 3-5 cloves of interest. Brewed with enough water approximately 5 minutes, then chill. Use this water to rinse. 
Alternatively, grab some dried clove grains. Mashed to pieces, soak in a glass of warm water. After 30 minutes, the water can be used for gargling.   

Betel leaf, rich in essential
Betel leaf used as the main ingredient to host because they can strengthen teeth, heal minor wounds in the mouth, eliminate bad breath, and stop bleeding gums. Tradition community tickled scientists to prove the clinical efficacy of betel leaf.  

From research conducted at the Laboratory of Biochemistry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) revealed, in a betel leaf essential oils have antibacterial activity is large enough.  

How to mix: Rinse a few betel leaves and then boiled with 1.5 cups of water. Once cool, boiled water is used for rinsing after brushing your teeth.  

Take 10-15 red betel leaves were washed, boiled with 400 cc (two glasses of water) until the remaining 200 cc, then strain. While warm, use water to rinse his mouth after a meal.  

Cinnamon disguise bad breath  
Cinnamon is a spice commonly shaped bark used as a flavor enhancer or baking dish. In addition, this herb is also known to have various benefits, including reducing the odor that comes out of the mouth during fasting.  

Of usefulness, the cinnamon mixture was developed as an ingredient of chewing gum, herbal medicine industry, and beauty products. The chemical properties of cinnamon is warm, spicy, fragrant, and slightly sweet. Content of chemical substances such as essential oils, safrole, tannins, sinamadehide, eugenol.  

Recent research in the United States shows, the use of cinnamon in the gum can overcome the problem of bad breath. Apparently cinnamon not only able to disguise the scent that is not tasty, but also contains substances that may decrease the concentration of bacteria in the mouth.  

To use as a mouthwash cinnamon busting odor-causing bacteria, quite easily. Boil two cinnamon sticks with enough water to boil. Once cool, the water can be used as a mouthwash.  

The cool cardamom antibacterial  
Among fans of herbs, cardamom famous as well as antibacterial expectorant. Several studies have shown that the secret properties it was derived from the content of essential oils sineol.  

Sineol a similar but not equal to eukaliptol eucalyptus, this is more spicy. However, when used as a mouthwash, then the result was cool. In fact, this material is commonly used to make fake peppermint.  

There are two ways to get the properties of cardamom:  
For external treatment, boiled or mashed all the cardamom plant. Then the water or soft dough massaged into the affected part.  

For mouthwash, crushed cardamom seeds and boil and filter drinking water.  

Alternatively, cardamom seeds boiled with clean water. After cooking and cool, boiled water can be used for mouthwash. Gargle after brushing your teeth, after eating the meal of course.  

In order to obtain the maximum usefulness, usually prior to use, cardamom fruit is stored in the form of whole unpeeled alias. Only when you want to use, peel the outer skin and then take the seeds.

Breakfast or breakfast is important to do. The reason is because during sleep for approximately eight hours, our body there is no food that enters the body, while activities such as breathing, moving or other light activity is still running. As a result, sugar levels in the body is very low. While the morning started walking physical activity, such as a trip to the office, thinking or concentration need to be able to perform activities properly. All this requires the existence of energy. And energy obtained from food eaten.

By eating good food, will make the body feel full and will evoke the spirit to do the activity. You will not feel sluggish or preoccupied by a hungry stomach. A healthy breakfast can help lower cholesterol levels. Emotionally, breakfast can be a gathering place for all family members, telling each other, communicate and get closer emotionally. It's a good thing to create a harmonious family.

Why is breakfast?
However, although aware of the importance of breakfast. There are people who feel reluctant to do so for several reasons. For example:

  1. Pressed for time, so as not to be late arriving at the office, someone skip breakfast or just drink milk or coffee for breakfast. To overcome this problem, you should get up earlier. In order not to feel sleepy when you wake up in the morning, you have to sleep early. Discipline yourself to not be tempted to watch TV or surf that can keep us awake until late at night.
  2. Fear of fat. Reduce the entry of food rations in the morning can make you look slim. This opinion is wrong because even without breakfast, calories can eat more. Without breakfast, your metabolism and burning fat in the body will decrease and will increase appetite for lunch. The body feels hungry can make you look so calorie snacks are included in the body increases. 
  3. Not accustomed to breakfast, feel nauseous or stomach pain when eating in the morning. You must instill in the mind to genuinely get used to breakfast in order to stay healthy. Try not to directly breakfast after waking up but given the lag time between 1-2 hours after waking up just eating your breakfast. Another thing you can do is to indirectly spend breakfast, but split them up into several smaller portions that can be eaten all morning. Make sure the packaging is not damaged which can cause food to be broken. 
  4. Bored or do not desire to eat breakfast. The solution is to create not only a varied breakfast menu of bread jam, scrambled eggs or other menus are just that-that's all. Indeed, this is not easy, because maybe you are working, you can be late to the office if the need to prepare food that bothered. But you can try to prepare food for breakfast at night. The next day, you just finish cooking the food that will save you time. By providing more time, the benefits to be had more responses. 
Breakfast Menu
Breakfast is done every day. However, if the menu you have a healthy breakfast? The number of calories that should be included in the body when breakfast is as much as 300-400 calories. Foods that are recommended for the breakfast menu that is nutritionally adequate, such is composed of carbohydrates, protein, milk, cereal. Another option is to drink fruit juice, 2 large servings of fruit, milk or low fat milk.

Because only a little time, employees are often breakfast after arriving at the office. The negative side of buying food is we do not know to what extent the food hygiene. To avoid diseases caused by unclean food, try to choose healthy foods that contain adequate nutrients. Choose food in a sealed packaging in order to ensure food is not flies or mosquitoes that carry germs.

Try also to avoid the less healthy foods that are greasy or purchased on the breakfast menu. For example you can avoid time consuming offal meal porridge. Avoid coconut milk while enjoying the green bean porridge, crackers avoid when dining when eating rice or ketoprak. But, do not forget to familiarize yourself with the dining fried as a breakfast menu for the high calorie and the use of cooking oils that are less good.

Now, there's no more reason to start the day without breakfast because it turns out there are many benefits to be gained if we are healthy breakfast regularly. It can also be trained on the children so they get used to a breakfast that will provide energy for them to follow a solid school activities, helping to concentrate and understand the lessons given. So, try to provide a menu of healthy and delicious breakfast that will be enjoyed by all family members.

Herbs That Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Posted by Rifki Hakim Tuesday, 6 December 2011 0 comments

A number of medicinal plants have such an effect of insulin in the human body. The plants can reduce excessive blood sugar in people who have diabetes. Combined diet and exercise, herbs consumed after eating to control levels of blood gala. 
Too many carbohydrates will cause excessive production of sugar in the blood. Excessive blood sugar that causes diabetes. The bad news, when it is exposed, diabetes can only be controlled with blood sugar control. 
Medicinal plants can be consumed to help control blood sugar. Herbal remedies work like insulin. These herbs can be used long term without side effects. Medicinal plants constructive function, namely to rebuild and heal damaged tissue complications. Herbal remedies work lowers blood sugar by inhibiting the mechanism of sugar absorption thanks to the high fiber content.Here are some herbs that lower blood sugar: 

1. Phaleria

Pharmacological effects: anti-inflammatory drugs dysentery, sore skin, and eczema. 
How to use: five to seven slices Phaleria brewed with a glass of hot water (200 cc). Cover and let sit to dissolve first. After that drink in moderation. 

2. Bitter grape (Tinospora crispa)
Pharmacological effects: analgesic (pain relieving), anti piretik (reduce heat) 
How to use: prepare bitter grape 6 cm stem, wash, then cut into pieces. Add a third handheld leaf leaves bitter and a third cat whiskers. Boil three cups up into two glasses. Taken after a meal. 

3. Noni
Pharmacological effects: improving pancreatic beta cells and insulin receptors are not functioning properly. 
How to use: two ripe noni shredded, add a little lime water. Stir until evenly distributed. Squeeze it with a fabric and drunk. 

4. Aloe vera
Pharmacological effects: anti-inflammatory, laxative 
How to use: 1 sheet of aloe vera is washed out, discard needles, then cut into pieces, boiled aloe vera with three cups of water until it becomes one half glass. Drink 3 x1, 5 glass after every meal. 

5. Momordica 
Pharmacological effects: anti-inflammatory, cold nature. Charantin and polypeptide-P in bitter melon stimulates pancreatic beta cells release insulin. 
How to use: 200 grams of chopped fresh Momordica, then juiced or boiled. Then the water was drunk. 

6. Green tea
Pharmacological effects: polyphenols in tea increases cell sensitivity to insulin. Effects of green tea on insulin was once investigated by Hiroshi Tsuneki et al and published in the journal BMC Pharmacology 2004 edition.
How to use: one teaspoon green tea leaves brewed with hot water. Drink after meals.

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