Monday, July 30, 2012

The Curry Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Curry Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Each day that passes they discover natural alternatives to help prevent diabetes, a disease that starts quietly and can be fatal.

According to a study by Srinakharinwirot University in Nakomnayok Thai, curry helps prevent type 2 diabetes in patients with prediabetes, ie those with high levels of blood glucose.

Previous research had already warned that curcumin, one of the usual elements in curry could fight inflammation and oxidative damage called the body's cells. It is believed that these two processes are involved in a number of diseases, including type 2 diabetes. These hypotheses were confirmed by the study published in the journal "Diabetes Care".

The sample consisted of 240 adults with prediabetes. They were then randomly divided into two groups: one was given a placebo, the other turmeric extract. They treatment for 9 months. Finally, the first group there were 19 people who went on to develop diabetes, patients who received the object of study, none.

As reported by ABC nocticias portal, Professor Constance Brown-Riggs, of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics U.S. states that, although promising, the research still leaves "a lot of unanswered questions."

The Ancient Olympian Who Ate 57,000 Calories a Day

The Ancient Olympian Who Ate 57,000 Calories a Day
The eyes of the world are firmly fixed on London, England, with 2012’s Olympics Games now underway. A whole host of athletes from almost every nation across the globe have trained to within an inch of their lives, with the hope of bringing home the gold from this most prestigious event.

Many of the Olympians have spent hours in the gym from childhood to perfect their sporting techniques and their bodies. With this incessant training comes the need to eat the right foods – most of today’s athletes will be focusing on specialised diets to help them push their bodies to the limit.
Tailoring food intake for sport is by no means a new “fad”. Diet has been an important factor for Olympians since the competition’s earliest records.

Milo the Croton – Ancient Greece’s Heavyweight Champion
Ancient Greece tells the story of Milo the Croton. The wrestler, who lived in the 6th century BC, was crowned winner at six Olympic competitions. Tales of Milo’s strength have been passed down through the generations, and so too have stories about his insatiable appetite. As the fable scribed in The Deipnosophists goes; Milo of Croton once carried a four year old bull around the Olympic stadium, before cutting it up and eating it all in just one day. He is documented to have regularly eaten 20 pounds of meat, another 20 pounds of bread and have drunk three pitchers of wine; around 57,000 calories in all. Judging by the 6,000 calories even today’s most extreme athletes eat, the ancient figure has probably been exaggerated over the decades.

More telling, is the story of alcohol. Back in Ancient Greece wine was drunk with most meals as well as used in cooking, so undoubtedly many of the Olympic competitors would have taken to their sports with more than the natural fire in their bellies. Even Hippocrates is reported to have told those competing to get drunk a couple of times to heal sore muscles. If this was effective, presumably it was because the morning after, athletes suffered more from their hangovers than from their aching arms and legs.

The alcohol content of an Olympian’s diet is something which is not replicated by today’s athletes. In fact, many sportsmen and women choose to avoid alcohol and other vices like cigarettes altogether, in favour of healthier lifestyle choices to give them the edge over their competition.

For people looking to gain the health and strength of the modern day Olympian, today’s advice would be to give up smoking and drink alcohol only in moderation for a healthy lifestyle. There is help and support available through health care providers for those looking to make this positive lifestyle choice. Or alternatively, you may choose to buy Chantix, a medication which helps people stop smoking as this habit is now known to be notoriously detrimental to human health.

Ancient Greece Eats Atkins-Style

One of the diets chosen by ancient Grecian athletes may be more recognisable to today’s supermodels and celebrities than Olympic athletes. Food historians have uncovered Greek and Roman remains, which suggest the first Olympians ate a meat-heavy diet similar to Atkins, to prepare themselves for competition.

This differs greatly to the Olympians of today, who eat a wide array of food depending on the sport and weight class they’re competing in.  Nur Tatar, a female Turkish Taekwondo fighter competing in 2012’s games, reduced her calorie intake to just 1500 a day in order to reach the right weight for the category she’ll fight in. Her daily meals consist of a balance of fruit, vegetables, carbohydrates, protein and water. On the other hand, a male Olympic heavyweight rower might eat up to 6,000 calories every day throughout his training schedule – but note, this is only recommended for athletes in intensive training. Again, this diet includes elements from all the food groups to ensure strength and energy. It includes two breakfasts, plenty of carbohydrates and protein, as well as sports drinks and water.

 History tells us that diet is important for health and sport – but different cultures have different opinions on what sort of meal makes a good athlete. Although, whatever sport you choose, and whatever you’re planning on eating, rest assured that wolfing down an entire bull will most probably give you indigestion.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sasha Kennedy A woman addicted to water, drink 25 liters a day.

Sasha Kennedy A woman addicted to water, drink 25 liters a day.

With 26 years of age, Sasha Kennedy, Essex, England, drink about 25 liters of water a day, and says he can not spend an hour without water, even at night. Because of his strange addiction, Sasha is forced to carry water bottles with her everywhere she goes, and has to use the bathroom 40 times a day.

The insatiable thirst for Kennedy began when she was about two years old. She asked her parents more and more water, which led her to a doctor. After examination, doctors determined he had nothing bad, but at age six, his mother had to leave a pint of water next to Sasha's bed at night. She began carrying water bottles to school with her, and while all the other children played at recess, she spent most of his time near the water source. At the time he turned 13 he was drinking about 15 liters of water per day, and the pitcher of the night was replaced by a plastic container of 5 liters.


The "casu marzu" is a cheese that is eaten with worms living inside.

The "casu marzu" is a cheese that is eaten with worms living inside. Only eaten in Sardinia. Italy .

Although it is illegal is prepared in many parts of the island. It should be eaten with glasses as the larvae of the cheese can skip to the eyes.

The name of the cheese means "rotten cheese" in Sardinian. Maggots are fly larvae Piophila casei.

It's so famous that even Gordon Ramsey show us the cheese in this video:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Benefits of Vitamin B. Nutrition

Benefits of Vitamin B. Nutrition
As we know, vitamins are essential for our health, in our previous article we discussed the benefits of Vitamin A in this opportunity we will talk about the benefits we provide vitamin B.

Vitamin B is one of the vitamins that you should never miss because groupr other vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6. B7, B9 and B12), whose goodness is in different foods and keep people from suffering anemia, poor blood circulation, skin problems, etc.

A. - Vitamin B1 or Thiamine.
Excellent for mental agility and to combat depression, it helps the brain to absorb the glucose they need. Commonly found in cereals.

2. - Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin.

Is ideal for anemia, because it facilitates the production of red blood cells. All green vegetables have vitamin.

3. - Vitamin B3 or Niacin.

Is responsible for reducing bad cholesterol in the blood. Its deficiency causes bad breath and nervous system problems. In the chicken, tuna, lean meat and some vegetables like broccoli and tomatoes we can find.

4. - Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid.

Generates iron in the body and helps to overcome migraine and stress. It is found mainly in eggs.

5. - Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine.

It helps us maintain good immune and nervous systems. helps us not to suffer from kidney stones, this vitamin is located in fruits, will be the best ally.

6. - Vitamin B7 or Biotin.

Contributes to the growth of hair and nails. Moreover, delays aging of the skin. The liver and fish are rich in this vitamin.

7. - Vitamin B9 or folic acid.

Play a vital role during pregnancy, because it helps the healthy growth of the fetus. Found in almonds and spinach.

8. - Vitamin B12 or cobalamin.

The brain, memory, heart and nervous system need to function properly. All meats come with this vitamin.

Shocking: needles Found in foods of Delta Airlines flight.

Shocking: needles Found in foods of Delta Airlines flight.

A passenger who was traveling to Minneapolis was injured after his turkey sandwich that was served on the Delta Airlines flight was found with sewing needles.

The passenger was with small cuts, but refused medical attention, said airline spokeswoman Kristin Baur.

Also, reported that only the first needle was found, sent messages to other flights that had left Amsterdam, where the sandwiches were prepared by the same food company. Passengers were served pizza.

The company that prepared the food, Gate Gourmet, issued a statement reporting that they had begun its own investigation. "We are evaluating all our, per se, strict security procedures to prevent any recurrence" he said.

Video: a mouse tail was found in a McDonald's hamburger

Video: a mouse tail was found in a McDonald's hamburger
A Chilean consumer got the surprise of his life to buy a hamburger from a McDonald's and run into an unpleasant discovery: the tail of a mouse.

As reported by the portal Soychile, the incident occurred on June 21 at the headquarters of the fast food chain located in the commune araucana Temuco, Chile.

Thus, the guest reported his unusual findings to the competent authorities, the restaurant is now closed indefinitely while the incredible situation is regularized.

It is noteworthy that, the fine for this company could reach to the equivalent of $80,000.

The freshly caught fish does not smell bad, but their meat has proteins that break down quickly with enzymes and bacteria, causing odor.

The freshly caught fish does not smell bad, but their meat has proteins that break down quickly with enzymes and bacteria, causing odor.

The fish does not smell quite fresh fish, ie, does not have that smell that you associate with. Maybe a frecor aroma, the sea, not unpleasant. But after a couple of hours after they were fish, their flesh begins to rot and that's when it begins to smell "fishy."

Fish flesh has a protein (other than red meat), which decompose more quickly to suffer the action of enzymes and bacteria. Y is the odor of the decomposition of the amino acids that is characteristic for a considerable presence of ammonia and other amines, compounds that our nose is particularly sensitive.

But the smell does not mean the fish is necessarily bad, as they are perceived long before their meat consumption is undesirable. Just that the more fresh it smells less.

So the fishermen immediately cover the fish with ice and transported in cold storage to the point of sale where the ice is also used. This not only reduces the temperature to avoid decomposition, but prevents the fish dry.

Iran: chickens are forbidden in Television

Iran: chickens are forbidden in Television

Iran police recommended that broadcasters to refrain from broadcasting programs and movies where it is consumed chicken, a food that has been out of reach of most Iranians, affected by a fierce inflation.

"Movies are a window on society. After seeing films about the lives of the rich, some people can grab a knife and assert their rights. Television should not be a showcase for what is not accessible to citizens "said Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam, Chief of Police of Iran.

This warning is part of a regime's concern for the tensions that generate high inflation and economic problems caused by international sanctions, among which include boycotts of the European Union by oil, the key to Iran's finances. Last week, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Hosseini, warned the media to avoid the negative reports on the economic impact of sanctions.

Chicken is the symbol of the hardships faced by people of Iran. In recent weeks, a kilo has risen to 70,000 rials (about $ 5.63), three times more than it did last year. Similar increases have been red meat, vegetables and fruits.

This has created long lines at state distribution centers for food, where the chicken is sold in small quantities, in exchange for FS-delivered by the Government.

Eating Right To Get More Zinc Into Your Diet

Eating Right To Get More Zinc Into Your Diet

Many of us strive to eat right all the time but rarely do it. Very often we eat in a rush, on the hoof and then fall back on quick snacks or fast food for an instant rush of energy. This really isn’t the way to go. Our bodies are finely tuned machines that need the right fuel to keep us going in the busy lifestyles we lead. As a result of all this, many of us will be deficient in vitamins and minerals but more specifically Zinc. Zinc is a really important part of our diet but not many people know how to up their intake of it without resorting to pills. More specifically we all need to know which foods it can be found in!

Zinc deficiency
Being deficient in Zinc can cause lots of problems such as extreme tiredness, weight loss, lethargy, mental confusion, impotence, poor wound healing if you cut or injure yourself and hair loss. Many people end up seeking medications to help these conditions, perhaps tablets to cure the impotence or embarking on a hair loss prevention program to help with their thinning hairlines and scalp issues. If they took a look at their diet from the get go chances are a lot of their problems could be resolved just by upping their Zinc intake!
It’s more important you get this mineral from your diet rather than resorting to supplements though. Taking a supplement is okay as a last resort, especially if you’re maybe vegetarian or vegan or don’t like any of the foods we’re going to talk about below, but ultimately it’s better to just eat right instead.

What exactly is Zinc?
Zinc is an essential mineral that can be found in many natural foods such as fruits, vegetables and red meat. It’s also added to certain food products like fortified cereals that you might see in the grocery store. Foods you can find it in include:
Beef (particularly in steaks)
Shellfish like Lobster or Crab
Green vegetables like Peas, Broccoli, Beans, Curly Kale and Spinach
Nuts such as Almonds and Cashews
Swiss Cheese
A bowl of oatmeal porridge for breakfast with a sprinkling of almonds and some raisins or other dried fruit on it would not only be delicious and easy to make, but would set you well on your way to reaching your recommended daily amount of zinc. Speaking of which, the recommended daily amount of Zinc for an adult male is 11mg and for an adult female it’s 8mg. As an example, if you were to cook yourself a three ounce portion of steak and serve it with half a cupful of cooked peas, you’d already have 7.5mg of the RDA! That’s hardly anything at all when you look at it, yet you’d be almost there in terms of your requirements. After all, what’s nicer than a steak dinner? Not much, that’s for sure.

It just gets better. There’s been a lot of research done into how good chocolate is for you. Admittedly, not a Hershey Bar or anything like that, but proper good dark chocolate, the stuff that you might only want one or two squares of to satiate your craving. Well, apparently it’s also loaded with zinc too, so you can indulge your sweet tooth a little. Four ounces of really good dark chocolate has around 9.6mg of zinc in it. You probably wouldn’t be able to eat that in a sitting just because it’s so rich, but it’s worth knowing that having a little treat can be good for you.
If you like cocoa, it’s worth nothing that a really good quality dark unsweetened cocoa powder made up with milk would also give you a really good top up of this mineral. For more information on Zinc and Chocolate and for the figures, you might like to read here.
It’s not as hard as you think to make sure you have enough zinc in your diet and it’s not all boring rabbit food either! Eating right can ensure you feel better, sleep better and can go some way to helping out with any of the health niggles you might have. Just taking a step back and evaluating what you put into your system can make a huge difference to your overall well being. This is as good a place to start as any.
Sophie Levy is a nutrition writer and food lover living near London. She regularly writes about the health benefits of eating a balanced diet and what this has to offer in terms of better quality of life and wellbeing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Photo: Burger King Employee on OHIO stepping on salad, shocking

Photo: Burger King Employee on OHIO stepping on salad, shocking

A new controversy revolves around the 'fast food'. This time, a Burger King employee was caught stepping on the lettuce in a picture that bears the legend 'This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King'.

Although the website 4chan users can remain anonymous, the photo did not cause any grace and provoked several complaints.

Other users of the website decided to intervene in the matter and located the address and telephone number of the Burger King. The result was that the image was captured in Ohio, USA.

Later, the manager of Burger King said the employee who took the photograph no longer worked at the restaurant, but declined to give further details about the incident.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

India invented a drink with cow urine called Cow-Cola

India invented a drink with cow urine called Cow-Cola

Cow-Cola, a drink made ​​from cow urine, according to its creators maintain, enhances memory and combats indigestion.

Every morning, dozens of workers of Kanpur Goshala Society (KGS) are busy in a ramshackle farmhouse on the outskirts of that city in northern India for the raw material of its products: the urine and dung of this animal sacred . Managers undergo a dizzying urea distillation process, and, after filtering, are put to work with the mixtures, which follow the principles of Ayurveda for healing drinks, lotions, soaps or powders against diabetes.

His latest creation is "goloca" (purple cow in Sanskrit), a drink made ​​from cow urine, sugar and herbs like basil and bacopa trying to compete with Western soft drinks so popular in India.

Marijuana-flavored ice cream sold at California

Marijuana-flavored ice cream sold

A new marijuana dispensary in the town of Soquel (Santa Cruz County, California) offers its clients marijuana-flavored ice cream as an alternative to snuff, according to local media reported.

In the establishment, called Crème De Cana, called flavors Banannabis succeed Foster, Straw-Mari Cheesecake and Triple Chocolate Brownie, according to Jonathan Klodinski, the owner of the premises, which opened last week.
Klodinski ensures that offer this type of ice cream as a healthy alternative to patients who are reluctant to smoke marijuana on the premises sold by prescription.

The ice creams are sold at $ 15.

Friday, July 6, 2012

5 Reasons to Eat Eggs. Why Eat Eggs?

5 Reasons to Eat Eggs. Why Eat Eggs?

In this article you will see why it is so important to eat eggs in our diet. much attention and begin to include eggs in our diet:

1. - Strong bones:
Like many of us know, eggs are a natural source of vitamin D, is involved in the production of bone tissue. A single egg gives us about 10% of the recommended daily amount.

2. - Protect your heart:

There is research indicating that eating several eggs a week causes cholesterol particles less likely to cause heart problems. Furthermore, a specific protein present in the egg yolk blocks the aggregation of platelets (cells responsible for blood clotting) in the interior of blood vessels, which minimizes the risk of heart attacks.
3. - Fights Inflammation

Whole eggs are one of the best sources of choline (one large egg has 30% of the daily recommended amount, especially in the bud). Apart from intervening in brain health, choline helps the body's circulatory system to remove compounds that may cause inflammation, which may cause disorders such as muscular swelling after a hard workout, or diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

4. - Slimming

In research a group of people followed a diet that included eggs for breakfast, the group managed to lose 60% more weight than those who began their day with a cake that had an equivalent amount of calories. The researchers say that high-quality protein of whole eggs (13% of the recommended daily allowance) helps control appetite. In addition, egg protein is easily absorbed by the body, making it an ideal food for muscle recovery after a long and hard training.

5. - Good Vision:

The yolk contains the pigment lutein, which helps prevent macular degeneration related to age (a very common form of blindness).

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