Showing posts with label life style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label life style. Show all posts
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Natural Food Preservatives

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In the modern days, when everything mobile, instant foods become efficient choices since peoples no longer have times to cooks from the very beginning, and also doesn't have times to shop groceries every morning or plant them in the backyard. But instant foods never leaves the synthetic preservatives behind. They're going together most of the times, and leave their effects to our body. The effects are mostly negative, such as cancer. Scientist actually suggests that if a substance can kills bacteria, it's also can kills you.
Preservative extends the shelf life of both raw and cooked food for a longer period compared to their natural shelf life. Most of food industries use synthetic material such as Natrium Benzoat. But some of them are evil and use the cheap formaldehyde that actually is used to preserve dead bodies.
There are actually some substances that can preserve foods without damaging our body. Natural food preservatives are natural substances that can create a hostile environment for microorganism. Therefore, the foods will be fresh for longer times. The following is a list of natural food preservatives:

  1. Salt: Salt dehydrates microbes through the process of known as osmosis. Thus, the microbes cannot lives. Salted meats sometimes can last for many years. The use of salt may not suitable for people who don't like salty foods or not allowed to eat salt for certain reason.
  2. Sugar: Sugar can preserve foods using the osmosis strategy as salt do. It mostly used to preserve fruits.
  3. Vinegar: Vinegar is acidic, and can inhibit the growth of bacteria. There are many kinds of homemade vinegar in your local grocery stores. 
  4. Antioxidant: Antioxidant is a kind of substances that can counter the effects of oxidation. Vitamin E and citric acid are the common antioxidant to preserve. Rosemary extract is also included on this list.
Apparently natural preservatives list above can change the taste of the foods. This makes people prefer to use synthetic preservatives. But actually there is a way to preserve foods in a natural way without changing the taste, such as ultra high temperature cooking.
Friday, March 1, 2013

Balanced Diet

Balanced diet means getting the right amount and composition of foods and beverages according to your condition. Different people might need different amount and composition of foods. For a standard, a healthy adult usually need 2000 calorie per day. If you work harder than average person, you need more calorie.
Basically, our need of food can be represented as the following pyramid:

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According to the pyramid, foods are divided into four major groups:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gold is Not Healthy for Men


According to Islam, men are prohibited from wearing gold in any form, while women are not. Muslims are familiar with this prohibition. But actually there are some science facts that prove this prohibition is reasonable. Aside from all wisdom about men not allowed to wear golds, some physicist found out that gold atom can actually migrate to the inside of our body, mixing with our blood. This migrations tends to give a high level of metal to men's blood. This high level of metal in blood stream can leads to alzheimer later on the man's life.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Top 10 Causes of Death

Disease can lead to death. Even as simple as influenza can lead you to severe respiratory disease that can kill you. These are the top ten causes of death reviewed by World's Health Organization (WHO). (Click the table to enlarge)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

How To Prevent Cancer

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Cancer is modern disease that has becomes so popular nowadays. Cancer is not caused by virus or bacteria, it is caused by the human itself. Bad habits physically or mentally in long period of time can cause cancer. Since cancer is not easy to be healed by medication, preventing cancer from happening is the very best way for those who have risk of cancer. But I assure you, everybody is in a risk of cancer.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Simple Detoxification You Can do By Yourself


Pollution, junk foods, stress, and other unhealthy life-style gives a lot of toxin to your body. Within several years, or sometimes months, it will turn against your body to mess up your health. Look for these signs to make sure you don't have too much toxin :

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sitting Too Long Can Kill You

Sitting is form of resting. It's good for your body, but only in a certain condition. As reported by, sitting can be more harm than smoking.

"Going to work could be more harmful than smoking, a new study shows. That is if your job involves sitting around for long periods of time. Research carried out by the American College of Cardiology shows that prolonged sitting is linked to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and even early death and could be just as dangerous, if not more so, than smoking. Cardiologist Dr David Coven said: ‘Smoking certainly is a major cardiovascular risk factor and sitting can be equivalent in many cases. The fact of being sedentary causes factors to happen in the body that are very detrimental.’ He told CBS that when you sit for long periods of time your body goes into storage mode and stops working as effectively as it should. And just like smoking, the more you do it, the greater the likelihood of developing one or more of the diseases.  Paul Golin told CBS he was sitting up to eight hours a day until he had a health scare which he believes was largely brought on by sitting down all day. "

Our body is just not meant to sit all day. We need to move to help circulating our blood and exercising our bones. The most common disease caused by too much sitting is anus muscle inflammation. The symptoms includes pain in the anus that makes you can't sit well. Scientists also suggest that sitting for long period can increase the chance of having diabetes.