Friday, March 28, 2008

Orange Juice... A Sweet Juicy Healthy Drink

Here in Italy, they got a saying that orange juice is "Gold in the morning, silver in the noon and bronze in the night".. Simply stated, drink it in the morning... Indeed no one can stop anyone to drink it anytime coz it's really delicious, but the best time to have it is in the morning. I have the freshest of this juice in the morning, harvested the day after or the same day (when I wake uo late...^_^). I never like OJ back then, because the OJ I had back then was powdered and without tatste, only flavorings and preservatives. Here, the oranges are plenty and aunt have few bearing plants of it so we take it for granted... Or else, in the market, it costs a euro or two per kilo.

The images you see here, is when I do my drink in the morning. You wonder why it's quite red? Actually, this one is a different variety than the original orange. This one is called "Sanguena" here, which means "Bloody". I have to admit I like it better than the other variety, which is purely orange. This one is jucier and sweeter. I drink plain orange juice, no water added nor sugar. Hmmm... I am salivating now.. but sorry for me coz it's night here. I need wine to warm myself up.

Believe it or not, OJ can help us alot in many ways. It may not be the best cure, but if we take it, we put protection in our body and make it contain and to have stronger immune system against the following "Bad stuffs":

Prevent kidney stone
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Alcohol Addiction
Mucus Secretion

Why? What's in OJ than can help us out? Actually, a lot tht we don't usually know. Some are the following:
1. Betacarotene, another powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from being damage.
2. Calcium that helps protect and maintain the health of our bone and teeth.
3. Folic Acid for proper brain development.
4. Magnesium helps maintain blood pressure.
5. Potassium helps maintain electrolyte balance in the cells, and is important in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
6. Thiamin helps to convert food into energy.
7. Vitamin B6 helps support the production of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Top Five Cancer Causing Foods

Another e-mail. The e-mail says that I forward to my friends but since again, as I have said, all of you are my online buddies, I share this with you as well. It is not my position to tell you what to do, eventhough I may make some suggestions in most of my posts. The decision is still with you. I simply present here the facts or my opinion.

Sometimes we know that some foods or drinks are not good for us. However, it is difficult to stop eating or drinking the food and drinks we like or crave for without a strong reason. Now, the following food are believed to be not so good. Why? Now we will see why.

1. Hot dogs
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2. Processed meats and bacon
Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams .

5. Chips, crackers, and cookies

All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

Now You know and now you have a choice. Just choose wisely what to eat. Live a healthy and sexy life. Live long!