DRINKING WATER at a at the Correct Time Maximizes It

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DRINKING WATER at a at the correct time maximizes its benefits on the body. Here are the tips on when to drink water from sunrise to sundown: Two (2) glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs. One (1) glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. One (1) glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure. One (1) glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. So, since the recommended daily intake of water is at least ten (10) glasses of water a day, the remaining three (5) glasses could be taken in between these suggested time. (Note: 8 glasses of water is not enough to rehydrate this summer.) Benefits of Drinking Water and its Functions in the Body: -75% of brain is water -regulates body temperature -83% of bodys blood is water -removes body waste -cushions bone, 75% of muscles are water -helps body absorb nutrients -protects and cushions vital organ -help convert food into energy -moistens oxygen for breathing -helps carries nutrients and oxygen to cells -helps to maintain normal kidney function There, enjoy the benefits of drinking water, which has no equal in terms of diluting toxins in our body. Source: Adopted from "Correct Time to Drink Water" by Abdul Matin Sattar Khan

Studying and understanding the anti-aging food pyramid is a must if you want to implement a diet of preventing signs of age. 1. First, at the base of the anti-aging food pyramid, you need to make sure that you are drinking pure filtered or alkaline water every day. This means making sure you are getting your 10-12 glasses at least. Begin in the morning with 2 glasses of water to purify and hydrate your body from the overnight dehydration. Remember the more water you drink, the better you will feel. Tip: Bring a water bottle around with you during the day, and drink water whenever you feel thirsty. 2. On a daily basis, make sure you are eating 8-10 portions of low glycemic index whole fruits (like apples, bananas and blueberries) and leafy green vegetables that are grown above ground, like spinach and kale. Tip: Avoid fruit juices which are high in sugar and low in fiber. Avoid vegetables that grow underground such as potato, yam, and carrots because they behave like high glycemic index type carbohydrates and leads to sugar imbalance. Generally speaking, the more colorful the vegetable, the more anti-oxidant is inside and the better it is for you. 3. Your carbohydrates intake should comprise primarily of whole grain cereal, barley, and oats. These are low glycemic index food that converts into sugar once inside your body at a slow and steady pace. Reduce high glycemic carbohydrates intake such as rice, wheat, bread, pasta, and rice which converts into sugar quickly once taken in and cause a rise in blood sugar level. Sustained intake of high glycemic food leads to obesity and adult onset diabetes and is a leading cause of aging. You don't have to avoid all grains, as it is a good source of energy. The key is to take good grains and avoid bad grains. 4. Legumes, organic eggs, and nuts are excellent source of protein. Tip: Take note of organic egg's appearance. The brighter yellow the yolk,

the healthier the diet the chicken was fed, which means a healthier you. In addition to this, use olive oil for cooking and avoid vegetable oils or peanut oils, which can contain higher fat content. 5. Twice per week eat deep sea cold water fish (such as salmon or tuna) and free range poultry. Chicken is pure protein and fish are full of omega 3 fatty acid which help your body with cellular regeneration. Tip: Stay away from fresh water or costal water fish which can be contaminated. 6. Finally, in order to complete a balanced anti-aging diet, allow yourself a splurge once a week, Red meat such as beef together with small amounts of desserts (such as cakes and ice creams). Tip: Make sure that the meat is very lean. Try to take in beef that comes from cattle that are grass fed instead of grain fed in their diet. Eat something sweet that is good for you, like dark chocolate which is full of antioxidants. Olive Oil should be used in preparation of food. It contains monounsaturated fat . Stay away from polyunsaturated fat that comes after processing, such as corn oil, safflower oil, and sunflower oil. The commercialization processes changes the structure of the fat and makes it harmful for the body. Avoid trans-fat that is found in margarine, cookies, and pastries as much as possible. It is the worse type of fat, much worse than the saturated fat you find in red meat. Source: anti.agingarsenal.com, drlam.com

WATERMELON Health Benefits The more we study watermelon, the more we realize just how incredible this fruit really is. Its full of antioxidants shown to reduce the inflammation that contributes to diabetes, asthma, atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and arthritis - but thats not all. Other beneficial ingredients in watermelon are known as Phytonutrients which are naturally occurring compounds that are bioactive and able to trigger healthy reactions within our body. 1. Asthma The antioxidants, such as Citrulline in watermelon can reduce toxins in the body. Some of these toxins are believed to trigger asthma attacks. 2. Arthritis Watermelon is rich in Vitamin C and Beta-Carotenes. Both have anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis. 3. Bladder Problems Containing 92% water, this melon acts as a natural diuretic that cleanses your kidney and bladder. 4. High Cholesterol The cleansing properties of watermelon may also reduce the risk of clogged arteries. The fruit is also believed to increase HDL (good cholesterol levels). 5. Constipation A glass of watermelon juice can naturally eliminate waste and promote proper digestion. 6. Bloating Again, the diuretic effect of watermelon can eliminate water retention. It is especially recommended for women who retain fluids during menstruation or pregnancy. 7. Heart Disease Watermelon contains Folic acid and Citrulline that works in tandem with other essential vitamins. Some research indicates that these vitamins may reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke and colon

cancer. 8. Itchy Skin As the water from the melon cleanses your system, it can flush out the toxic waste that cause some forms of itchiness. 9. Prostate Cancer The Lycopene in watermelon has been extensively reported to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. 10. Blemishes Watermelon can also be used as a beauty aid to reduce skin blemishes. Simply rub your skin with a small piece of watermelon. Leave the juice on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Source: Lumhs Online Clinical Discussion Forum

7 Healing Foods to fight common Cold Here is a list of foods which are best for fighting common Cold 1. Chicken soup why: Its been called natures penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers. Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways 2. Hot and spicy food why? : chilis or spicy sauces to help ease congestion. Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain these ingredients, or simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip 3. Garlic why: This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called alliin which acts as a decongestant. Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-radicals, the active oxygen molecules that damage cells 4. Fluids Why: To keep you liquefied. 5. Citrus fruits why: Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake. Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit, or add tangerine slices to a lunchtime salad. Getting an increased amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, as smoking increases both your risk of catching a cold and your body's need for this protective vitamin. 6. Ginger why: Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany colds and flu. Try making a ginger tea:

7. Vitamin C sources why: Citrus fruits aren't the only foods high in vitamin C. Potatoes, green peppers, strawberries and pineapple can help as your daily cold-fighting food arsenal. Source: Lumhs Online Clinical Discussion Forum

ABBAGE Health Benefits: - Increased Immune Function - Reduced Risk of Lung, Stomach, Colon & Prostate Cancer - Protection Against Heart Disease - Slowing Aging - DNA Repair and Protection - Helps in Detoxification - Lowers risk of of of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - Alzheimer's Protection - Osteoporosis Protection - Prevention of Epileptic Seizures - Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness) - Rheumatism, Gout, Arthritis, Renal calculi, Skin diseases, Eczema, hardening and de-colorization of skin are also removed from the body due to cabbage consumption. - is anti-inflammatory vegetable, drinking its juice retrieved from the stems, is an effective remedy against ulcers. How to choose Cabbage: Look for cabbages that have smooth, shiny, leaves. Avoid any cabbages with wilted leaves or black discolorations. Climate and origin: The current origin of cabbage is unknown, though it is thought to be from Europe. Thriving in colder temperatures, cabbage is grown in temperate climates. Taste: Cabbage has an earthy taste and crunchy texture when raw.

12 Health Benefits of Tomatoes 1. Lycopene can help detoxify! Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that gives tomatoes their characteristic red color. Lycopene also helps scoop up free radicals from the body. Free radicals can hasten oxidation of important cell proteins, hastening the aging process and damaging your cells. Lycopene takes out free radicals and helps to slow down the aging process. Take note, though: although ketchup is high in lycopene, some additives such as salt or food coloring might not make ketchup an ideal thing to drink down. Always consume tomatoes in moderation! 2. Lower cancer risk The lycopene in tomatoes can also help lower your risk of developing colorectal, cervical, or prostate cancer. Re