Monday, February 16, 2009

SALT of life

I bought this salt (rock kind) yesterday in the wet market. It is a colorless or white crystalline solid used as seasoning and preservative. "Asin" as we call it has various purposes but commonly used for cooking. The amount of salt needed to sustain a life is 220 mg. a day, equivalent to one-tenth of a teaspoon. Without this small amount, experts claim one could feel weak and nauseous. An entirely salt less life will make you wither and finally die.
Most people, however take about 6-10 times more salt--- more than the required amount. The result--- kidney disease, high blood pressure and unexplained itches and allergies or body rashes. Here are some ways to reduce salt intake in our diet;

* Use only half of what is called for.
* Experiment with condiments, herbs, spices and other seasonings but not bouillon cubes since they contain lots of sodium.
* Reduce dependence on processed foods.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Take daily doses of Vitamin C-- sodium ascorbate.

Everything is all about moderation especially in our diet. We can educate our taste buds by opting to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and when cooking add less salt as possible for health reasons.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Healthful weekend Diet

It is weekend again! Great time to unwind after the long week days. I had a chance to go to the market and bought these fruits--- banana, papaya & marang and vegetables--- kangkong,eggplant,cucumber, okra and calabasa.
These foods keep me healthy & fit the natural way.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Body's Immune System

The human body is protected by millions of fighting units, circulating in the blood stream. These consists of different types of soldiers, each group having its own specific function.

Central control can order out new units when disease invades the body. During times of peace the numbers are reduced and the fighters become patrols.A healthful diet, physical fitness and positive emotional states can stimulate and strengthen the body's immune system. On the other hand, illness, drugs and excessive stress can weaken it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rainy days are here again...

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C
Signs that you may be deficient

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that's found primarily in citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, potatoes and other fruits and veggies.Significant enough vitamin C deficiency can lead to a condition called scurvy.

Here are warning signs that you're not getting enough vitamin C;
Excessively dry hair with ends that split easily.
Scaly, rough, dry skin.
Bleeding or inflamed gums.
Wounds that heal slowly, frequent infections, and bruising easily.
Frequent nosebleeds.
Pain and swelling in the joints.
Weakened tooth enamel.
The weather is not doing good since last week so I have to take mega dose of Fern-c (sodium ascorbate). I take 2500 mg or 5 capsules everyday and lots of water to prevent from any sickness. It feels good to be always healthy.