Sunday, June 07, 2009

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups fresh pre-cut stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 8 TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Flour Tortillas
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Italian Dressing
Preparations:
  1. Heat oil in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. or until cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in dressing, vegetables and chili powder; cook 5 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Arrange chicken mixture evenly on tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Roll up.
Additional Info:
  • Prep Time 5 min.
  • Cook Time 10 min.
  • Serves 4



Tuna Burger

Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds fresh center-cut tuna
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, plus more for buns
  • 1 anchovy fillet, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 celery stalks, peeled to remove strings and minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mizuna
  • 6 buns
  • 6 tablespoons pickled ginger
  • Wasabi mayonnaise
Preparations:
  1. Cut tuna into 1/4-inch chunks with a very sharp knife, trimming away any dark, bloody parts. Coarsely chop tuna by hand until it begins to hold together. Transfer to a bowl over a bowl of ice. Add garlic, olive oil, sesame oil, anchovy, basil, celery, ginger, salt, and pepper; combine well.
  2. Heat grill to medium high. Form tuna into 6 patties, and place on hot grill, or chill for up to 6 hours until ready to cook. Grill from about 3 or 4 minutes per side for rare to 7 or 8 for well done. Alternatively, cook in a nonstick skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes per side for rare to 5 or 6 for well done.
  3. Serve with mizuna on buns brushed with sesame oil and toasted, if desired. Serve with pickled ginger and wasabi mayonnaise.
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 409 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Sugars: 2 g

Saturday, May 23, 2009

America's Best and Worst Burgers

The burger industry in America is looking more and more like an arms race these days. Every few months, we watch in horror as another bacon-enhanced, cheese-embalmed, ranch-riddled weapon of mass inflation hits menu boards at the country’s largest restaurant chains.

WORST BURGERS
Chili’s Smokehouse Bacon Triple-The-Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
2,040 calories
150 g fat (53 g saturated)
110 g protein
4,900 mg sodium

T.G.I. Friday’s Cheesy Bacon Cheeseburger
1,590 calories
unknown g fat
unknown mg sodium

Red Robbin A.1. Peppercorn Burger
1,440 calories
97 g fat

Denny’s Double Cheeseburger
1,540 calories
116 g fat (52 g saturated, 7 g trans)
3,880 mg sodium

Dairy Queen ½ lb. FlameThrower GrillBurger
1,140 calories
82 g fat (27 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
1,940 mg sodium

Hardee’s Two-Third Pound Monster Thickburger
1,420 calories
108 g fat (43 g saturated)
2,770 mg sodium

Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger
1,057 calories
65 g fat


BEST BURGERS

DQ Original Burger
350 calories
14 g fat (7 g saturated)
680 mg sodium

Wendy’s Quarter-Pound Single
430 calories
20 g fat (7 g saturated)
870 mg sodium

Burger King Whopper Jr. w/o mayo
370 calories
21 g fat (6 g saturated)
570 mg sodium

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder
410 calories
19 g fat (7 g saturated)
730 mg sodium

In-N-Out Protein-Style Protein-Style Cheeseburger
330 calories
25 g fat (9 g saturated)
720 mg sodium

I hope these information I have provided would help you choosing the best for your diet!!:)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Healthy Lasagna

Ingredients:
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  3. 6 medium cloves garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press
  4. 1/3 pound ground beef chuck
  5. 1/3 pound ground veal (see note)
  6. 1/3 pound ground pork
  7. 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  10. 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
  11. 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  12. 15 ounces ricotta cheese (whole milk or part skim)
  13. 2 1/2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  14. 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  15. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  16. 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  17. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  18. 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  19. 16 ounces whole milk mozzarella, shredde
Directions:
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in large, heavy-bottomed Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering but not smoking, about 2 minutes; add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add ground meats, salt, and pepper; cook, breaking meat into small pieces with wooden spoon, until meat loses its raw color but has not browned, about 4 minutes. Add cream and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and only fat remains, about 4 minutes. Add pureed and drained diced tomatoes and bring to simmer; reduce heat to low and simmer slowly until flavors are blended, about 3 minutes; set sauce aside. (Sauce can be cooled, covered, and refrigerated for up to 2 days; reheat before assembling lasagna.)
  3. Mix ricotta, 1 cup Parmesan, basil, egg, salt, and pepper in medium bowl with fork until well-combined and creamy; set aside.
  4. Smear entire bottom of 9- by 13-inch baking dish with 1/4 cup meat sauce. Place 3 noodles on top of sauce. Drop 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture down center of each noodle. Level by pressing flat with back of measuring spoon. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce evenly over cheese.
  5. Repeat layering of noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, and sauce two more times. Place 3 remaining noodles on top of sauce, spread remaining sauce over noodles, sprinkle with remaining cup mozzarella, then with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Lightly spray a large sheet of foil with nonstick cooking spray and cover lasagna. Bake 15 minutes, then remove foil. Return lasagna to oven and continue to bake until cheese is spotty brown and sauce is bubbling, about 25 minutes longer. Cool lasagna about 10 minutes; cut into pieces and serve.
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 6

Per Serving

  • Calories: 819 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 62 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Fat: 41 g
  • Protein: 52 g
  • Sugars: 16 g

Heathy French Fries

Ingredients:
  1. 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into wedges
  2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss potato wedges with oil, salt and thyme (if using). Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 2

Per Serving

  • Calories: 115 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Sugars: 0 g

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Benefits of Breastfeeding


With rare exceptions, breast milk is the preferred feeding for infants and confers unique benefits.

Breastfed babies (for at least 6 months) may be at reduced risk for many acute and chronic diseases, including gastrointestinal tract infection (like diarrhea), lower respiratory tract infections (like a cold), urinary tract infections, otitis media (ear infections), and allergic reactions (like atopic dermatitis and asthma).

The effect of breastfeeding in protecting against infection is well established. Infants who were fully breastfed for 6 months or more seem to have higher mental development when compared with infants who were never breastfed. Some studies show that the effects of breastfeeding may carry over and also protect young children and adolescents from becoming overweight.

  • Milk has biologic specificity—meaning that every species of animal who breastfeeds their babies makes a milk that is unique for the young of that species.

  • The amounts of nutrients change to match your baby's rapidly changing needs.

  • The fat content increases during a feeding so that the baby gets the right amount of fat. Human milk contains the right kinds of fats along with an enzyme (lipase) that helps digest the fat.

  • Cholesterol is high in human milk, low
  • er in cow's milk, and very low in formulas. Cholesterol promotes brain growth and provides basic components of hormones, vitamin D, and intestinal bile.

    Milk (cow's, formula, and human) contains two main proteins: whey and casein.
  • Whey is easier for humans to digest and is found in higher concentrations in human milk.

  • Around 6 months of age, the baby's intestines mature and become less open to proteins that may harm the body as allergenic proteins (allergens). Giving only human milk until the intestines mature is the best way to keep potentially allergy-causing proteins out of baby's blood.

  • Human milk includes helpful proteins not naturally found in milk made by cows or companies.

  • Human milk is fresh and contains more lactose (sugar) than cow's milk. Formulas add sucrose or glucose (other types of sugars).

  • Vitamins and minerals have a higher bioavailability in human milk. In other words, the body uses most of what is in the milk. There is very little waste.

  • The germs in the baby's environment, to which the mother has been exposed, cause the mother to produce antibodies to that germ, which are passed on to the breastfeeding infant.

  • Breastfeeding relaxes mother and baby.

  • Women who breastfeed have a lower incidence of breast cancer.

  • Breastfed babies tend to be healthier.

  • Breastfeeding is less expensive.

Healthy Brownies

PER SERVING (1 brownie): 133 calories, 1.75g fat, 312mg sodium, 29g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 3g protein

The Cheesecake Factory's Brownie Sundae Cheesecake is rumored to have an insane 970 calories & 63g fat per slice. Make these instead!

Ingredients:
One 18.25-oz. box devil's food cake mix
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
6 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pumpkin, stirring until completely blended. Batter will be very thick.

Spread batter into a large baking pan (about 9" X 13") sprayed with nonstick spray. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, dissolve powdered creamer in 2 tbsp. warm water. Add cream cheese, Splenda, and vanilla extract. Whisk vigorously until blended and lump-free.

Spoon mixture over brownie batter and swirl with a knife. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely. Cut into 16 pieces. Enjoy!

MAKES 16 SERVINGS

Healthy Chocolate Marshmallow

PER SERVING (1 glazed and topped cupcake): 109 calories, 2g fat, 230mg sodium, 21g carbs, 0.75g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 2g protein


Ingredients:

For Cupcakes
2 cups moist-style chocolate cake mix (1/2 of an 18.25-oz. box)
One 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/8 tsp. salt

For Glaze and Topping
1/4 cup Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
1 tsp. light vanilla soymilk
1 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 mini marshmallows

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a tall glass, dissolve cocoa mix in 1/4 cup hot water. Add 1 cup cold water and stir well. In a large bowl, combine cocoa mixture with all other ingredients for cupcakes. Whisk until smooth.

Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups and/or spray with nonstick spray. Evenly distribute cake mixture among the cups. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.

To prepare glaze, place marshmallow creme in a small dish. Add soymilk and mix well. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, drizzle with glaze. Top with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stress and its Remedies

The term stress implies any condition that harms the body or the mind. The most common disorders associated with stress are heart disease, diabetes, headache, and peptic ulcer.

Stress symptoms:

Body, brain and nervous system react actively
The body and the mind react to any stress factor. A large number of physical changes take place when a person is under stress. The brain and nervous system become intensely active; the pupils of the eye dilate; digestion slows down; muscles become tense; the heart starts pumping blood harder and faster; blood pressure increases; breathing becomes faster; hormones such as adrenaline are released into the system along with glucose from the liver; and sweating starts. All these changes like place in split second under the direction of the nervous system. If the stress factors are removed immediately, no harm accrues and all the changes are reversible

Poor sleep, frustration, increase in alcoholic intake etc
Stress in its earlier and reversible stage leads to poor sleep, bad temper, continual grumbling, domestic conflict, repealed minor sickness, accident proneness, a feeling of frustration, and increase in alcoholic intake.

Causes of Stress:

External stress factors like loud noises, drugs, etc
Stress may he caused by a variety of factors both outside the body and within. External factors include loud noises, blinding light,extreme heat or cold, X-rays and other forms of radiation, drugs, chemicals, bacterial and various toxic substance, pain, and inadequate nutrition

Internal stress factors like envy, jealousy, etc
The factors from within the body include hate, envy, fear, or Jealousy

Remedies for Stress:

Stress treatment using Nutrients
Certain nutrients have proved beneficial in relieving stress. These are vitamins A and B; and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium which reduce the feeling of irritability and anxiety. Vitamin A is found in green and yellow vegetables. Some of the valuable sources of vitamin B are cashew nuts, green leafy vegetables, yeast, sprouts, and bananas. An element of vitamin B complex, pantothenic acid, is especially important in preventing stress. It has a deep effect on adrenal glands and the immune system; an adequate amount of this vitamin, along with vitamin A, can help prevent many of the changes caused by stress. Potassium deficiencies are associated with breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia, and low blood sugar. Potassium is essential for healthy heart muscles. Nuts and whole grains are good sources of this mineral. Calcium is a natural sedative. Deficiencies can cause fatigue, nervousness and tension. Dairy products, eggs, almonds, and soya beans are rich sources of this mineral. Magnesium is known as nature's tranquilliser and is associated with the prevention of heart attacks. It is found in many fruits, vegetables, seeds, dates, and prunes.

Stress treatment using Sage
The herb sage is considered valuable in stress. A tea prepared from the leaves of this plant should be given in the treatment of this condition. This tea is prepared by pouring a cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of dried sage leaves. The water should be covered and infused for several minutes. It should then be strained and sweetened, with honey, if desired. In the case of fresh leaves, a tablespoon of coarsely chopped sage leaves should be used and tea prepared in the same way.

Stress treatment using Holy Basil
The leaves of holy basil have been found beneficial in the treatment of stress. They are regarded as an anti-stress agent. Recent studies have shown that the leaves protect against stress significantly. It has been suggested that even healthy persons should chew twelve leaves of basil twice a day, morning and evening, for preventing stress

Asthma and its Remedies

Asthma is an ancient Greek word meaning 'panting or short drawn breath'. It is an allergic condition resulting from the reaction of the body to one or more allergens, and is the most troublesome of respiratory diseases. An asthma patient gets frequent attacks of breathlessness, in between which he may even be completely normal.

Symptoms of Asthma - Gasping for breath
Patients suffering from asthma appear to be gasping for breath. Actually, they have more difficulty in breathing out than breathing in, and this is caused by spasms or sudden involuntary muscular contractions of the smaller air passages in the lungs.

Causes of Asthma - Allergy caused by weather conditions
Asthma is caused by a variety of factors. It may be due to an allergy caused by weather conditions, food, drugs, perfumes, and other irritants. Allergies to dust are the most common.

Cures of Asthma - Some Remedies

Asthma treatment using Honey
Honey is one of the most common home remedies for asthma. It is said that if a jug of honey is held under the nose of an asthma patient and he inhales the air that comes into contact with it, he starts breathing easier and deeper.

Asthma treatment using Figs
Among fruits, figs have proved very valuable in asthma. They give comfort to the patient by draining off the phlegm. Three or four dry figs should be cleaned thoroughly with warm water and soaked overnight.

Asthma treatment using Lemon
Lemon is another fruit found beneficial in the treatment of asthma. The juice of one lemon, diluted in a glass of water and taken with meals, will bring good results.

Asthma treatment using Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry has also proved valuable in asthma. Five grams of gooseberry mixed with one tablespoon of honey forms an effective medicinal tonic for the treatment of this disease. It should be taken every morning.

Asthma treatment using Bitter Gourd Roots
The roots of the bitter gourd plant have been used in folk medicine for asthma since ancient times. A teaspoon of the root paste, mixed with an equal amount of honey or juice of the holy basil leaves, given once every night for a month, acts as an excellent medicine for this disease.

Asthma treatment using Drumstick Leaves
A soup prepared from drumstick leaves, and taken once daily, has been found beneficial in the treatment of asthma. This soup is prepared by adding a handful of leaves to 180ml of water and boiling it for five minutes. After being allowed to cool, a little salt, pepper, and lime juice may be added to this soup.

Asthma treatment using Ginger
A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste, acts as an excellent expectorant in cases of asthma. The decoction of fenugreek can be made by mixing one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a cupful of water. This remedy should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening.

Asthma treatment using Garlic
Garlic is another effective home remedy for asthma. Ten garlic cloves, boiled in 30 ml of milk, make an excellent medicine for the early stages of asthma. This mixture should he taken once daily by the patient. Steaming ginger tea with two minced garlic cloves in it, can also help to keep the problem under control, and should be taken in the morning and evening.

Ways to stop you from Smoking

No. 1: Know Why You Want to Quit
So you want to quit smoking, but do you know why? “Because it's bad for you” isn't good enough. To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. Maybe you want to protect your family from secondhand smoke. Maybe the thought of lung cancer frightens you. Or maybe you'd like to look and feel younger. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.

No. 2: Don't Go Cold Turkey
It may be tempting to toss your cigarettes and declare you've quit, plain and simple. But going cold turkey isn't easy to do. Among those who try to stop smoking without therapy or medication, 95% end up relapsing. The reason is that smoking is an addiction. The brain depends on nicotine. In its absence, the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal occur.

No. 3: Try Nicotine-Replacement Therapy
When you stop smoking, nicotine withdrawal may make you frustrated, depressed, restless, or angry. The craving for “just one drag” may be overwhelming. Nicotine-replacement therapy can reduce these feelings. Studies suggest nicotine gum, lozenges, and patches can help double your chances of quitting successfully when used with an intensive behavioral program. But using these products while smoking is generally not recommended.

No. 4: Ask About Prescription Pills
To ease nicotine withdrawal without using products that contain nicotine, ask your doctor about prescription medications. There are pills that reduce cravings by altering the areas of the brain affected by nicotine. This change may also make smoking less satisfying if you do pick up a cigarette. Other drugs can help reduce troubling withdrawal symptoms, such as depression or inability to concentrate.

No. 5: Don't Go It Alone
Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that you're trying to quit. Their encouragement could make the difference. You may also want to join a support group or talk to a counselor. Behavioral therapy is a type of counseling that helps you identify and stick to quit-smoking strategies. Combine behavioral therapy with nicotine-replacement products or medication to boost your odds of success.

No. 6: Manage Stress
One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you'll need another way to cope with stress. Try getting regular massages, listening to relaxing music, or learning yoga or tai chi. If possible, avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking.

No. 7: Avoid Alcohol & Other Triggers
Certain activities may boost your urge to smoke. Alcohol is one of the most common triggers, so try to drink less when you first quit. If coffee is a trigger, switch to tea for a few weeks. And if you usually smoke after meals, find something else to do instead, like brushing your teeth or chewing gum.

No. 8: Clean House
Once you've smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to help rid your home of that familiar scent. You don't want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking.

No. 9: Try and Try Again
It's very common to have a relapse. Many smokers try several times before giving up cigarettes for good. Examine the emotions and circumstances that lead to your relapse. Use it as an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to quitting. Once you've made the decision to try again, set a “quit date” within the next month.

No. 10: Get Moving
Physical activity can reduce nicotine cravings and ease some withdrawal symptoms. When you want to reach for a cigarette, put on your inline skates or jogging shoes instead. Even mild exercise is helpful, such as walking the dog or pulling weeds in the garden. The extra calories you burn will also ward off weight gain as you quit smoking.

No. 11: Eat Fruits & Veggies
Don't try to diet while giving up cigarettes – too much deprivation is bound to backfire. Instead, focus on eating more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. A Duke University study suggests these foods make cigarettes taste terrible. This gives you a leg up in fighting your cravings while providing disease-fighting nutrients.

No. 12: Choose Your Reward
In addition to the tremendous health benefits, one of the perks of giving up cigarettes is all the money you will save. Reward yourself by spending part of it on something fun.

No. 13: Do It for Your Health
There's more than the monetary reward to consider. Smoking cessation has immediate health benefits. It lowers your blood pressure and reduces your pulse after only 20 minutes. Within a day, oxygen and carbon monoxide levels in your blood return to normal, and risk of a heart attack decreases. Long-term benefits include a reduced risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other cancers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sauna and its benefits

Sauna is one of the best way of loosing way. But you must be cautious of using sauna.

If you're in reasonable health, the benefits of a sauna or steam bath are great. If you have high blood pressure or heart disease, saunas may be good for you, but you'll want to be cautious; check with your physician first, and go easy. And with either of these conditions, it's not a good idea to jump right into cold water afterward, as Finns always do.

When you take a sauna, the heat pumps up blood circulation near the skin and stimulates sweating. The Finns say a proper sauna elicits about a quart of sweat per hour. I generally encourage sweating. It helps the body rid itself of unwanted materials and improves general circulation. In medieval times, healers relied on saunas to cure illnesses, and priests used their heat to chase away evil spirits. In the United States there's a lot of concern about pregnant women taking steam baths or saunas.

A study published four years ago in the Journal of the American Medical Association found some association between neural-tube defects and heat exposure from saunas, hot tubs, and fever during the first three months of pregnancy. (Neural-tube defects include anencephaly and spina bifida, both disastrous abnormalities.)

The biggest problem was hot tubs, which pregnant women should approach cautiously. Interestingly, though, in Finland it's not uncommon for doctors to give the OK on saunas from conception all the way up to the day of delivery - and there, neural-tube defects are very low. In fact, in Finland saunas were once a traditional place for childbirth. It's worth noting that Finnish women tend to stay in the sauna for six to twelve minutes, and they shorten that time during pregnancy. Also, saunas raise the body's core temperature insignificantly compared to hot tubs. Finnish saunas also tend to be different from most US versions - unless these are run by Scandinavians. In Finland, saunas are usually heated by a wood stove. First there's a dry phase that can get hotter than 200° F. Then the participants splash water on the stove and spend some time in the steam. Many US saunas employ an electric stove, which you can't put water on. So you're just exposed to dry heat, which I find irritating to my respiratory passages. Some saunas in health clubs are set to a lukewarm temperature. Turn up the heat. Even if you're in a very hot steam bath or sauna, it's mostly the temperature of the surface of your body that goes up. As it increases, blood vessels dilate, and circulation in the skin climbs.

As resistance to blood flow through your veins and capillaries drops, your blood pressure goes down. Then your heartbeat increases to keep blood pressure normal. Finns always follow a sauna with a plunge into cold water. I find this incredibly refreshing and enjoyable, and healthy as well. Then you relax afterwards.

The main risk of a sauna is staying in too long and fainting from overheating. People who are most susceptible to this are those with heart disease or who have been using drugs or alcohol. It really isn't a good idea to combine drinking or other drugs with a sauna or hot tub. Children should not use saunas without supervision. Also, be sure you drink plenty of water, to replace the water you're losing.

By the way, the correct pronunciation is sow-na, not saw-na.

According to Dr. Weil

Friday, May 01, 2009

Contact Lenses and its Usage

Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct your vision. However, this is only true if you use your contact lenses with care and under the proper supervision on your doctor. Failure to do so can result in adverse effects on your vision health.

In addition to the contact lens handling and care instructions provided by your doctor and your particular brand of contact lenses, these simple do's and don'ts will help keep your eyes healthy and your contact lenses working properly.



Do's

  • Follow the directions that come with your lenses.
  • Always wash your hands before handling contact lenses.
  • Clean and disinfect reusable lenses each time they are removed.
  • Store lenses in the proper contact lens storage case.
  • Always use fresh contact lens solution.
  • Get your doctor's permission before taking medicines or using topical eye products.
  • Remove your contact lenses and contact your doctor if you have vision changes, eye redness, eye discomfort, pain and/or excessive tearing.
  • Handle contact lenses over a clean and lint free towel.
  • See your optometrist for your regularly scheduled contact lens and eye examination.

Don'ts
  • Use tap water, distilled water or saline water for any part of your contact lens care.
  • Use saliva to wet your contact lenses.
  • Mix different brands of cleaner or solution.
  • Change your contact lens-care products without your doctor's advice.
  • Let cosmetics lotions, sprays or creams touch your contact lenses.
  • Wear daily-wear contact lenses during sleep.
  • Wear contact lenses when swimming or when in a hot tub.
  • Wear your contact lenses longer than prescribed by your doctor.
  • Experiment with your contact lenses by using food coloring to tint them.
  • Share your contact lenses with anyone.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine flu, is this the big one?

Health officials want to take every step to prevent an outbreak from spiraling into mass casualties. Predicting influenza is a dicey endeavor, with the U.S. government famously guessing wrong in 1976 about a swine flu pandemic that never materialized.

The epicenter was Mexico, where the virus is blamed for 86 deaths and an estimated 1,400 cases in the country since April 13. Schools were closed, church services canceled and Mexican President Felipe Calderon assumed new powers to isolate people infected with the swine flu virus.

International concern magnified as health officials across the world on Sunday said they were investigating suspected cases in people who traveled to Mexico and come back with flu-like illnesses. Among the nations reporting confirmed cases or investigations were Canada, France, Israel and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, in the United States, there were no deaths and all patients had either recovered or were recovering. But the confirmed cases around the nation rose from eight on Saturday morning to 20 by Sunday afternoon, including eight high school kids in New York City — a national media center.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say that so far swine flu cases in this country have been mild. But they also say more cases are likely to be reported, at least partly because doctors and health officials across the country are looking intensively for suspicious cases. And, troublingly, more severe cases are also likely, said Dr. Richard Besser, the CDC's acting director, in a Sunday news conference.

"As we continue to look for cases, we are going to see a broader spectrum of disease," he predicted. "We're going to see more severe disease in this country."

Flu pandemics have been occurring with some regularity since at least the 1500s, but the frame of reference for health officials is the catastrophe of 1918-19. That one killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people worldwide.

Disease testing and tracking were far less sophisticated then, but the virus appeared in humans and pigs at about the same time and it was known as both Spanish flu and swine flu. Experts since then have said the deadly germ actually originated in birds.

But pigs may have made it worse. That pandemic began with a wave of mild illness that hit in the spring of 1918, followed by a far deadlier wave in the fall which was most lethal to young, healthy adults. Scientists have speculated that something happened to the virus after the first wave — one theory held that it infected pigs or other animals and mutated there — before revisiting humans in a deadlier form.

Pigs are considered particularly susceptible to both bird and human viruses and a likely place where the kind of genetic reassortment can take place that might lead to a new form of deadly, easily spread flu, scientists believe


Federal officials vaccinated 40 million Americans. The pandemic never materialized, but thousands who got the shots filed injury claims, saying they suffered a paralyzing condition and other side effects from the vaccinations.

To this day, health officials don't know why the 1976 virus petered out.

Flu shots have been offered in the United States since the 1940s, but new types of flu viruses have remained a threat. Global outbreaks occurred again in 1957 and 1968, though the main victims were the elderly and chronically ill.

In the last several years, experts have been focused on a form of bird flu that was first reported in Asia. It's a highly deadly strain that has killed more than 250 people worldwide since 2003. Health officials around the world have taken steps to prepare for the possibility of that becoming a global outbreak, but to date that virus has not gained the ability to spread easily from person to person.


This news is according to Yahoo News pubished in April 27, 2009.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Solutions for Healthy and Beautiful Hair

Eat healthy foods for healthy hair, remember that your hair gets nourishment from what you eat. Proper nutritious meal along with natural vitamins for hair loss and mineral supplements is a key factor for healthy hair growth.A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair.

Water makes up one-fourth of the weight of a strand of hair. Moisture makes the hair supple, so make sure you get plenty of fluids. A key point is NOT to wait until you're thirsty. If you're thirsty, it means your body has already lost more water than it should have, and it's urging you to fill up the tank. Water not only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. Ideally, you should drink between eight and ten glasses of water a day.

Protein is the building block of hair, so a diet for healthy hair contains an awful lot of protein! Protein will give the shaft of your hair more strength, and will reduce the likelihood of dame through snapping and splitting. You can get protein from foods like fish, meat, milk, cheese and cereals.

Massage your scalp with your fingers daily to stimulate circulation of nourishing agents to your scalp. Avoid extreme cold and heat exposures. Use head coverings in extreme weather to prevent sudden cooling / heating of scalp and hair.

Did you know? That exercising is good for health. It improves circulation which in turn improves hair health and reduces hair loss.

Teeth Whitening Solutions

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that can lighten your teeth safely and quickly. It is very important to go to a cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening and avoid non-dentist beauty salons.
Two Types of Teeth Whitening:
Home teeth whitening – This is where custom made trays are fitted by a cosmetic dentist and you do the whitening at home. Results are seen in 1 – 2 weeks.
Laser teeth whitening – Is where the cosmetic dentist will do the whitening in the dental practice in one hour with a special laser light.
There is no alternatives in whitening you teeth, the only other way to lighten your teeth are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can lighten you teeth, change the shape and look of teeth completely.
Did you know? That the best way and for quickest and long lsting solution for whitening your teeth is a comnbination of laser and home whitening.

Acne and its Treatment

Scars due to acne are a reminder of what used to be a flawless and pimple-free skin. For most women, it hurts that they need to deal with such ugly scars and at the same time, see other women with smooth skin free of acne scars. In other cases, women are already tired of using products that can be easily found anywhere, but do not provide them with the promised results.
Despite it being a little more costly than readily available beauty products, consulting a doctor is the best way on how to get rid of acne. The reason for this is that the doctor knows what type of treatment to give based on the patient’s skin type.
Most of the products available now in the market are intended for a more general skin type. However, most women who have acne prone skin do not see effective results from commercialized products.Acne scars cannot be easily erased with just a simple application of specific lotion intended to lighten the scars. It may take months and even years before the medication takes effect.
With today’s laser treatments and dermabrasion, people can experience better results by seeing the renewal of skin. On a different hand, some people blamegenetics for giving them an acne prone skin. The solution they look for is to correct any hormonal imbalance that causes too much acne and scars afterwards.
Having or taking oral pills is one way of solving this dilemma. There are medicines and medications prescribed by doctors but these come with a waiver. Prescription drugs for acne scars may give side effects to the patient like having abnormalities on the baby in the event the patient gets pregnant while taking the pills.Before going through acne medication, consult a doctor first to decide which procedure can work more effectively with your skin type and with your budget.

Brown Rice and its Benefits

The white rice you rely on might look like a whole-grain, but its nutritiuos outer layer has beenmilled away. Brown rice is a whole-grain version, and Muscle & Fitness recommends you to consume plenty of whole grains for the health and weight management benefits they provide.

Experts say the difference between brown rice and the more popular white rice is not just the color. White rice actually lacks the necessary quantities of over a dozen important nutrients, including vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B1, B3, B6, folacin, potassium, magnesium and iron.

Most people who eat brown rice expect to derive the health benefits that are attributed to this type of rice. Some benefits have been medically proven and research is continously being conducted to study the nutritional value of brown rice. It is widely believed that brown rice helps control blood pressure and also reduces wide fluctuations in blood sugar. The high fiber content of brown rice has a good effect on controlling cholestrol and cholestrol control is of prime importance in keeping away heart disease.

Did you know? That brown rice is high in fiber and the health benefits of high fiber content foods are numerous, it reduces the possibility of heart diseases, helps avoid abrupt spikes in sugar levels, helps digestion and reduces constipation etc.

Breads and its benefits

Which is best? White Bread or Multigrain Bread?

White and multigrain breads derive the bulk of their calories from carbohydrates. However, each type of bread affects the body differently.

The complex carbs from multigrain breads are digested more slowly and provides slower-burning forms of energy. Meanwhile, the white bread is readily digested and spikes insulin levels, which can increase the body's tendency to build muscle mass or body fat stores, depending on the time of the day it is consumed.

Eating white bread before or after work-out is good for delivering fast-digesting carbs to muscles, both to replenish glycogen and to get aminos into them for repair and growth. However, The calories form large quantities of white bread eaten at other times of day are more likely to be stored as body fat.

I would recommend you to eat multigrain bread rather than having white bread, because the complex carbs found in the former are less likely to be stored as body fat. But, if your fan of eating white breads, I would recommend you to reduce consumption at most meals of the day. Much better, consume white bread before of after workouts, because you are training, you will tend to burn them as fuel rather than storing them as body fat.

Did you know? That the average slice of white bread has about 80 calories and 15g of carbs.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chicken and its Benefits

Chicken is a very good source of protein and it has a big contribution for the body’s cell repairs and growth. With the skin removed, is very low in fat.

Chicken contains zinc and iron for boosting energy levels and immunity. Breast part of the chicken is particularly high in vitamin B6, which protects the heart.
Did you know? That chicken is rich in selenium, that helps preventing wrinkles and it also helps keep the hair glossy.

Grapes and its Benefits

Grape is considered to be the great source of instant energy, succulent grapes provides all-around protection.

Grapes contain an enormous number of compounds that are uniquely nourishing, thus giving them a reputation as a food for convalescents.

Did you know? That grape is high in fibre and water and is said to be a great aid for detoxifying the gut and the liver. Grape contains full antioxidants anthocyanins, flavones, and astringent tannins, grapes help to prevent “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and blood from clotting.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Garlic and its Benefits


Garlic is a family of onions.

Garlic contains a sulphur compound which is said to be the allicin, which is released when garlic is crushed, encouraging the elimination of cholesterol from the body. It also detoxifies liver and act as a potent anti-inflammatory.
Did you know? That the sulphur of the garlic helps in the formation of new cells, keeping the nails, skin and hair young-looking and garlic is also considered a powerful immunity booster.
Did you know? That you can use garlic as a paint in paintings. A first Garlic Painter in the world is a Filipino and now a famous painter.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Yoga and its Benefits


The aim of yoga is to unite the body, spirit and the mind, or in its most spiritual forms, the individual and the universe. Yoga is being done through physical postures, controlled breathing exercises and meditation and is often accompanied by chanting. The yoga's traditional discipline includes a healthy lifestyle, good moral habits and and a search for higher consciousness.
Yoga is very easy, but enough time and determination must be given priority. Anyone can practice yoga as part of an exercise routine or a healthy lifestyle, and main purpose if for relaxing and stress relief, or for maintaining flexibility and muscular strength.
Some types of yoga are given below:
1. Bhakti - Also known as 'devotional yoga'. It primarily involves meditation upon the idea of the existence of a divine being.
2. Raja - Also known as 'royal road'. It uses meditations, study, exercise and breathing to be the mind and emotions into balance and produce a well-rounded individual.
3. Bikram - Also known as 'hot yoga'. This type of yoga is practiced in rooms heated to around 39⁰ C. The main purpose is to sweat profusely, which loosens the muscle and tendons and promotes inner cleansing.

Ear Infections and its Treatments


Ear Infections can be occur in the ear canal or in the middle ear. Middle ear infection, called acute otitis media, causes inflammation behind the eardrum, especially the Eustachian tube, the vessel tat connects the middle ear to the throat and back of the nose.
Did you know? That most common ear infections are in children. Symptoms are sometimes fever and difficulty hearing and they may come suddenly.
The causes can be bacteria and fungi that may invade the ears in many ways, causing an infection.
The treatments can be made with antibiotics, although many middle ear infections go away on their own. Some antibiotics can be applied orally or in ear drops, which are often recommended because they lead to earlier resolution of symptoms and prevent infection complications, but some treatments can be made through surgical operation depending on the damage.
For the prevention of ear infections, Changes in physical environment, same with several self-help measures, can reduce the risk of ear infections.

Conjunctivitis and its Treatments


Conjunctivitis or "pink eye", is an inflammation of the conjunctive, which are the clear mucous membranes surrounding the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.
The causes of conjunctivitis can be by the bacteria or a virus, or by environmental factors such as allergy to eye makeup, pollen or any other allergens.
The treatments can be made through antibiotic ointment or eye drops to eliminate infection. But a viral conjunctivitis does not respond to antibiotics, but the body's immune system can usually get rid of the infection within a week.
For the prevention of conjunctivitis, proper personal hygiene can definitely reduce the risk of contracting or spreading conjunctivitis.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Honey and its Benefits


Honey is best known as energy food, and it also comes with many anti-ageing properties.
Honey is widely known as a natural sweetener, honey is composed of almost 80 per cent sugar. The rest comprises of vitamins, including vitamin b6, which is good for the brain, and many minerals, including calcium to strengthen the bones and it also comprise of water.
Did you know? That honey keeps the skin supple and soft.
Tips: You can use honey as a firming face mask, just mix it with egg white, glycerin and flour.

Lemon and its Benefits


The Lemon
Do you drink juices of fresh lemon? If not, well, this is the time for you to start doing so, because lemon provides wealth of youth-preserving properties.
Lemon has a very high level of vitamin C which means they are vital for gums and healthy skin.
Lemon is also known for high content of bioflovanoids, which boost the effects of vitamin C, and are particularly important for the health of blood vessels and to prevent varicose veins.

Salmon and its Benefits


Wild Salmon is extremely high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is renowned for their anti-ageing properties.
Salmon also comes with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which renowned for reducing cardiovascular disease.
The essential fatty acids have the powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and making them useful for arthritic conditions.
DHA is very important for the brain and the nervous system, helping the memory working well.
Did you know? That salmon is good for preserving youthful skin and hair. and in addition, meat of salmon is also high in protein that helps build the muscles and damaged tissues.

Milk and its Benefits



Milk is best known because of the calcium content.

Studies have proven that calcium helps to reduce blood pressure as well as cholesterol levels.

Milk is a good source of vitamin B12which combats memory and hearing problem same thing with fatigue. It also contains vitamin E, which benefits the eyes, immune system and skin.

Milk also comes with potassium that is a key for fighting heart disease.Milk extremely helps to strengthen the bones and fight off heart disease.

Did you know? That the abundance calcium in milk
gives it the ability to strengthen bones and also to help stave off osteoporosis.

Olive Oil and its Benefits


Olive oil is actually a Mediterranean favorite. it contains antioxidants and fats that are central to good health and youthful beauty.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, which is said and believed to have an anti-carcinogenic properties and it also help lower high blood pressure and helps prevent diabetes.
For a Healthy Heart
Did you know that Olive oil is effective against clogging of the arteries reveals that the olive's monounsaturated fats prevent the oxidation of cholesterol and therefore it stops sticking to artery walls and causing heart attacks.
Tips:
Always choose the Virgin olive oil as it contains the optimum nutrients.

Raspberry Mango Salad


Raspberry Mango Salad
This is very healthy because of the raspberry.
Raspberry is rich in vitamin C and many
potent antioxidants that keep us young.






Ingredients:
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
1/4 cup (1-1/2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1 cup torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
1 cup diced mango
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup watercress, stems removed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
2 cups arugula
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Easy Steps:
1. Combine mango, lettuce, arugula, raspberries, cheese and watercress in medium bowl.
2. Place remaining ingredients in small jar then shake to combine. Pour over salad and toss to coat.

Note: It must be serve immediately.

Gingko Biloba and its Benefits



Gingko Biloba an extract from gingko leaf, it has the remarkable ability of improving memory.

As we get older, the brain tends to be more forgetful and less alert and our bodies typically produce fewer neurotransmitters.

However, gingko biloba is said to increase the production of dopamine, that improves the brain's ability of transmitting information, it also improves the blood circulation, thus helping the brain and the organs to function efficiently.

Did you know? That gingko biloba is also rich in flavanoids, which are anti-carcinogenic and help protecting the body from heart disease and arthritis.

Cantaloupe Melon and its Benefits


Cantaloupe Melon
These succulent summer fruits are bursting with antioxidants to fight ageing free radicals.
Cantaloupe Melons are very rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, both of which are naturally anti-ageing and aid cell repair and growth and also supports the immune and circulatory systems.
Cantaloupe Melons contains potassium which can lower high blood pressure and "bad" LDL cholesterol.
Did you know? That Cantaloupe Melons are very high in water content and so it helps to detoxify the body.

Sweet Potato and its Benefits


Sweet Potatoes contains vitamin E and C. Sweet potatoes happens to be a fantastic youth-preserving food.
Sweet Potatoes are one of some foods containing both vitamins E and C, that works synergistically with one another to help stave off wrinkles, and also helps preserve the eyes and the memory.
Orange Sweet Potatoes are very abundant in beta-carotene that keeps the lungs, skin and eyes healthy and also supports the immune system along with the vitamin C.
Did you know? That sweet potatoes are extremely rich in antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B6 that helps on preserving memory and protects the heart.

Radish and its Benefits



Radishes are actually rich in sulphur which is very essential for youthful, healthy skin, hair and nails and also comes with anti-carcinogenic properties. It assists the body in ridding itself of toxins.

Radishes also helps clean and treat gall bladder and liver problems which might cause premature ageing.

Radishes are known to be rich in potassium for keeping the heart healthy. Also comes with calcium for the prevention of osteoporosis and vitamin C to fight against eye problems and selenium for boosting immunity.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Fennel and its Benefits


Fennel is very popular in french and Italian cuisines, it boasts a host of anti-ageing properties.

Fennel has been shown to reduce inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Fennel also excellent source of vitamin C, which is needed to proper functioning of the immune system to protect the brain and to avoid ageing of the arteries.
Fennel is also rich in fiber and may help to reduce elevated cholesterol levels.
In addition, fennel is also a good source of folic acid, a vitamins that lowers the risk of heart disease.

Eggs and its Benefits


The Eggs, both yolks and whites, pack with powerful punch when it comes to anti-ageing nutrients.


Did you know? Eggs are very high in protein and it contains the eight essential amino acids, that help to make up the building blocks for the entire body, benefiting everything from skin to hair, and bones to muscles.
Eggs are also good source of zinc. Zinc helps boost immunity and is also a vital for the production of collagen which is needed for healthy, youthful skin.
Worried about cholesterol?
Many of us worry about the high cholesterol content of the eggs, but studies would suggest this may be unfounded as the cholesterol in eggs does not circulate in the blood. In fact, the 5g of fat contained in an egg, most is monounsaturated, which is the type that helps lower the risk of heart disease.

Almond and its Benefits



The Almond

Did you know? That almond contains a nutrients that are good for keeping the skin youthful.

Almonds are rich and good source of protein that is needed for repairing and growth of cells. The nuts also contain more fiber than any other nut that helps maintain good digestion.

Almonds also contains calcium that helps to keep bones atrong and to stave off osteoporosis.

Do you want to enhance the flavour of almond?
- Just place the almond on pan and toast it in a low heat until golden brown.

Grapefruit and its Benefits


Grapefruit is known to be the perfect breakfast food and is fully loaded with antioxidants and is a powerful detoxifier.
Grapefruit like oranges, is also rich source of vitamin C for preserving youth skin. The pink variety, in particular, is a good source of potassium and bioflavanoids, which are both important for the circulation and heart as well as the skin and immunity.
Grapefruit contains pectin that helps eliminate cholesterol from the body.
Did you know? : You can use this fruit to tone your skin.

Kiwi Fruit and its Benefits


Did you know that a Kiwi fruit contain almost twice as much vitamin C as Oranges and more fibre than apples?.
Kiwi Fruit has a high level of vitamin C, which are a great for immunity booster and are particularly good for preserving a youthful skin.
Kiwi Fruit are loaded with lutein, which is good for the eyes, a carotene, which together with vitamins E and C, and it also helps reduce blood clotting as well as blood fats. Kiwi Fruit are also rich in potassium as bananas, preventing many age-related conditions from high blood pressure to insomnia and exhaustion. They also have fiber which helps to lower cholesterol and promotes effective digestion.

Banana and its benefits


Banana is one of the most nourishing fruits and it contain many important anti-ageing nutrients.

Bananas are also high in potassium, which keep high blood pressure in check and reduces the risk of heart desease. The Potassium works with sodium, this is to maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance in body cells, so in short term, bananas helps maintaining a healthy nerve and muscle function. bananas also contain tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin that serves for a peaceful sleep.

Nutrients : Potassium, Fibre, and Vitamins B3, B5 and B6.

Facts : did you know that, it's good to eat banana in the morning?.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Orange and its Benefits






Orange (fruit), common name for citrus fruit of several trees. Different varieties include the sweet orange, the sour orange, and the mandarin orange, or tangerine.Orange trees are evergreens, seldom exceeding 9 m (30 ft) in height. The leaves are oval and glossy and the flowers are white and fragrant.

Three essential oils are obtained from oranges: oil of orange, obtained from the rind of the fruit and used principally as a flavoring agent; oil of petigrain, obtained from the leaves and twigs and used in perfumery; and oil of neroli, obtained from the blossoms and used in flavorings and perfumes.

According to Science:
The Oranges belong to the genus Citrus, of the family Rutaceae. The sweet orange is classified as Citrus sinensis; the sour, or Seville, orange as Citrus aurantium; and the mandarin orange, or tangerine, as Citrus reticulata.

The Health Benefits of an Orange:
It says that Oranges are a great source of iron and they can help you lower your cholesterol. According to the book that i have read, Oranges are a good source of calcium that is great for your bones, with Vitamin C and milk as an extra and important source of Calcium can help protect your bones from breaking. The purpose of Vitamin C, can help fight off bacteria and prevent colds and the flu. The Vitamin C is a great way to fight off airborne germs during the winter months. There are many different forms of Vitamin C, which are the actual orange and orange tablets. But I would suggest to have the actual orange because its all natural.

Did you know that Orange is one of my favorite fruit?
I love oranges even when I was a kid. From my early years, my mom used to buy bulk of oranges for the family, but now, I have to buy and pay for my own oranges since I'm not a young kid anymore.

Did you know that you can use the skin of the oranges for a Sauna Machine?
Actually, you can make use almost all types of skin fruits for a sauna but for me, oranges are the best. How? Just slice the skin into small pieces, then put it on the steamer of the sauna, more better if you add some sliced of tomato.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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