Health Benefit of Asparagus

woman-eat-asparagusEat asparagus every day is believed to reduce the risk of various diseases, ranging from toothache until rheumatism. Asparagus is a vegetable that comes from young shoots, which are generally sold in the form of white buds and green. Vegetables are more often processed into cream soup is proved to have good content to health because they are rich in vitamins C and E, folate, fiber, fat and cholesterol free.

Very high fiber content and able to bind the cancer-causing carcinogen substances. Only, way of processing asparagus must be considered. Because if not, it is feared that both substances for the body will disappear.

Some ways that can be done in processing, among them by boiling the asparagus about 3-4 minutes. Because, if too long can change the colors and all the benefits of asparagus will be lost. The substance contained in asparagus among which are Continue reading →

10 Tips To Improve Your Brain Power

Brain PowerAs scientists show that a weekend lie-in gives an important improvement to brain power, Here is 10 other factors which may help improve your intellect which is explained by Chris Buscombe

1. Exercise
Scientists continue to find new evidence which points to a link between physical and mental health. A Cambridge University study suggested that jogging just few of times a week stimulates the brain. Hundreds of thousands of new brain cells were shown to have grown in an area that is linked to the formation and recollection of memories after a few days of running. An improved ability to recall memories without confusing them has a direct impact on other crucial cognitive tasks, and could lead to potential new ways of slowing down the deterioration of mental ability in old age.

Meanwhile, scientists have also recently found that particularly vigorous exercise helps release a protein that goes by the name of “noggin”. The protein acts as a counter-agent to another protein, bone morphogenetic protein, thereby stimulating the increased division of brain stem cells, keeping the brain nimble and active as we get older. Continue reading →

Avocado Benefits For Heart Health

avocadoAvocado is one of the fruit are beneficial for our health, especially heart health. However, unfortunately many people are hostile to this fruit because of high fat content. In fact, Avocado contain unsaturated fat which is good for health in higher portion.

Fat in avocados are very high, i.e. 71-88 percent of total calories or about 20 times the average for other fruits. There are 14.66 grams of fat per 100 grams of avocado, said Prof Dr Made Astawan MS, food technology and nutrition experts from the IPB. Fat is mostly in the form of monounsaturated fatty acids. Its amount is 9.8 grams per 100 grams. While saturated fat content is only 2.13 grams per 100 grams. And also there are polyunsaturated fats of 1.82 grams per 100 grams. Avocados are also rich sources of vitamins A, C, E, K, vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, fiber, magnesium, and copper. Continue reading →

Best Diet Method : Low Calorie or Low Carbo?

low-carbohydrate-dietWe often hear that low calorie diet is more effective for weight loss. But there is another popular method to control body weight named low-carbohydrate diets. If you are confuse which one is better and suit with your need, here explanation from Dr. Janet Bond Brill, fitness consultant and nutritionist. He explain that there are four things to consider before you choose weight loss method above.

1. Carbo diet lowered blood sugar levels

Those who choose a diet low carbo, will limit or completely avoid the intake of foods such as bread, rice, starchy vegetables (like potatoes and carrots), and fruits. In other words, people who adopted this carbo diet tend to eat a high protein and fat food. Continue reading →