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Monday, February 10, 2014

Health benefits of drinking coffee

Assalamualaikum :) It's a great day , but it would've been better if we started the day off with a cup of coffee. I'm not saying this because I'm a coffee addict , there are a lot of studies which proved that coffee does wonders to our health. And as for me, a coffee-lover that is just an awesome bonus.

(by the way , pictures are courtesy of google)


Even before the very first sip of coffee, the warm aroma of coffee is enough to get your body ready for the day. Just smell the sweet , natural source of caffeine, you'll understand what i'm saying.

Let's get back to our topic. Here are 10 reasons why coffee should be included in your daily menu, please make sure you are taking a healthy kind of coffee ( free of preservatives, additives, flavoring and all them bad stuff )

10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF COFFEE

  1. Contains ANTIOXIDANT - combats the formation / progression of cancer in our body as well as preserves our youthfulness.
  2. Keeping you alert , focus, awake.
  3. Keeps your BRAIN healthyResearchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami found that people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer's disease two to four years later than others with lower caffeineDr. Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the USF, and co-author of the study, said, "We are not saying that moderate coffee consumption will completely protect people from Alzheimer's disease. However, we firmly believe that moderate coffee consumption can appreciably reduce your risk of Alzheimer's or delay its onset." - taken from www.huffingpost.com
  4. It may protect you from type 2 diabetes.
  5. FAT BURNER. Drink coffee and keep fit, as it boosts metabolic rate and burns fat efficiently.
  6. Keeps your HEART healthyResearchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard School of Public Health, concluded that drinking coffee in moderation protects against heart failure. They defined 'in moderation' as 2 European cups (equivalent to two 8-ounce American servings) per day. People who drank four European cups on a daily basis had an 11% lower risk of heart failure. - taken from medicalnewstoday.com
  7. Lowers risk for REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM disorders, including cancer.
  8. Coffee contains essential nutrientsRiboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin (As mentioned in authoritynutrition.com)
  9. Improves our mood. Drinking coffee has been related to reduced in depression or stress levels.
  10. Prevents LIVER cancer.
Okay, we're done with 10. Hope that is enough for encouragement to increase the number of coffee drinkers in this world. Ahah.


It's 7:50am now where I'm at, and I'm totally indulging myself over a cuppa while typing this post.

Thank you for dropping by, do come back for more.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Olive oil for skin health

Assalamualaikum :) So sorry , I haven't been active with blogging lately. But i do still love to write,
when I have some bit of time I'll hook up in here..

Today , I'd like to share my very own experience with olive oil.
Olive oil is known for it's health boosting benefits, yes we all know but it's exciting when we experience it ourselves. Well at least I'm excited about it heh :)

The truth is, I've been using olive oil on various body parts. But I like to share about it one topic at a time :) inshaAllah easier for reader's comprehension.

Most of us ladies, I assume have some sort of daily regime for facial care. As for me , I don't have any except for normal cleansing using facial cleanser. That is it. Seriously.
Recently a friend of mine recommended a night cream she is happy with (probably my face looks deprived of nutrition, ha..) , Okay so I thought why not just give it a try, I did have flaws anyway. So I did. Using this particular brand of night cream (I'm not sharing it's brand as I've yet to achieve desired results, its been 3-4 months now) I noticed it contained Vitamin E. Suddenly I had this idea, olive oil contains vitamin E as well, and being in its natural form logically it's much healthier, safer & free of any unwanted additives.

Vitamin E as I recall, is a fat soluble acid & is found in well, fat & oils.

So what I did was instead of the night cream I was using , I substitute my night treatment with olive oil. Less than a week I can feel the difference. My skin feels so much softer & moisturized. I even apply olive oil as my day cream, don't worry it does not make your face looks oily, depending on skin types maybe? You have to try it for yourself to find out this.

NEXT EXPERIMENT : Using olive oil as body lotion ? hmm...



  

Okay , that's it for tonight. I almost forgot how to blog. Sigh... hope I'll have more time to do what I love most. Reading & sharing.

Take care & Assalamualaikum.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

VCO | Virgin Coconut Oil

Assalamualaikum!
It's a wonderful Sunday morning and I'm excited to share about virgin cocnut oil or as it is called VCO.

It's been a while since I heard about its benefit, yet I haven't had the chance to give it a try. Guess what? I just got myself a bottle of this wonderful VCO, can't wait to give it a go, sweet smelling and crystal clear, it looks way better than the conventional cooking oil.

Okay, so in this article I'm just going to share some of its marvelous benefits. The reason why I'm starting on it is really because I'm trying to resolve some health-related issues. Hopefully it helps, InsaaAllah. If it does, I'll be gladly to write-up a testimony about it.



Wait, what is this VCO exactly? What makes it special compared to other oils? Let me explain briefly from my point of view.

Virgin coconut oil is extracted (cold-pressed) from a matured coconut, this means no processing with heat, as heat converts oil into a unhealthy substance. This process is also free from refining, bleaching and deodorizing, thus making its produce a well-protected and preserved, with all it's essential values attached.

VCO contains medium chain fatty acids (saturated fats) , which are less harmful and much easier for metabolism in the human body compared to long chain fatty acids which are present in normal cooking oils.

BENEFITS OF VCO

  1. ANTIOXIDANT - the all-time favorite factor, protecting and preserving youthfulness of our body cells.
  2. ANTI - bacterial and ANTI - virus. Spread over your wound as a disinfectant and to enhance healing process. Also have a gulp for coughs and flu, this might just work. *Currently I'm taking it for flu and an ear infection*
  3. HAIR CARE - Bad hair day? Use VCO as a conditioner to strengthen hair structure as well as leaving your scalp dandruff free.
  4. SKIN CARE -Ladies, you going to love this. A natural moisturizer for your skin, improves elasticity, and decrease wrinkles. It also works for skin problems - dermatitis, psoriasis, itchiness, eczema & inflammation related conditions, try VCO as your chemical free lotion and see the difference.
  5. HEART HEALTH - Thanks to its 50% of lauric acid, VCO does wonders to the cardiovascular system. Consume it for a lower level of cholesterol in your blood, also a prevention of atherosclerosis. 
  6. WEIGHT LOSS - As I have mentioned before , it contains easily digested medium-chain fatty acids, which are taken out of the body smoothly and does not build up in our system, apart from that it also increases metabolism to improve digestion and elimination, this may be the reason it is helpful in reducing body fat.
  7. INCREASING IMMUNITY - It's anti bacterial / anti viral / anti fungal properties are awesomely a great help to ward off not only infections but also to assist healing. From coughs, to wound infections, to urinary tract infections, to measles and herpes. I bet there is more, yet to be discovered.
  8. DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS - Beneficial for Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and indigestion.
If you ave none of the problems above, VCO is simply great for wellness, have a spoon or two daily to preserve your health.

Thank you for reading, I'm going to have some VCO ASAP! 



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Juicing for health - carrot juice



Here's a simple recipe for you lovely people out there. Don't we all desire for a better, healthier skin ? Let's go for carrots. Check this recipe out:-



What you need.

1) 12 carrots
2) A handful of kale
3) 2 cups of cranberry
4) 2 golden apples

Simply cut into cubes or larger slices, toss into your awesome juicer & wait for the produce to be gulped down. Please take note, blending isn't juicing. When you blend most nutrition from the veggies or fruits are derived massively, get a proper juicer, it may cost a bit more but it's totally worth every cent.

By the way, I got this recipe from 'Juicing vegetables' and have yet to try it out myself, but this is a wonderful page to LIKE, please LIKE them for more updates.

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Thank you for reading, see you again next time, inshaaAllah,

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What is babywearing?

Few examples of baby wearing - courtesy of google
A simple question. A simple answer. What is babywearing? Well, it's to wear your baby! Heheh mind me if you find loops & holes in my explanation. I just found out about this recently but yes, I do love it & the idea is even better.
Babywearing is not a modern act. As we can remember natives from history books..there are pictures of them, with their kids tied up on their back using all sorts of suitable materials, mostly using fabrics, cotton-like materials to wrap their kid on wherever suitable part of their body. And as they have already tied their kid securely, they can move about doing chores hands-free.
Back then, our ancestors, wear their baby for convenience purposes, I don't know if they were aware the many benefits babywearing has to offer to both mum & child. I will briefly list down the awesome side of babywearing, but again I remind you, I am a noob in this field and my knowledge is limited. I'm sharing from wht I've learned. InsyaAllah I'll come up with more articles once I've mastered wearing my own baby with perfection :)

Not all baby carriers are considered as wearing your baby, the main idea of wearing your baby, is to wear correctly, and does not affect the health of physical structure for both wearer and wearee, I hope I will get the chance to elaborate on this in another post. For now, as far as I'm aware of there are 4 kinds of carrier that provides spinal support as well as safety, they are:
1)Wraps
2)Pouches
3)Ring slings
4)Soft structured carriers (A.K.A. SSC)

Okay, now let's get into the awesomeness of babywearing: (in other words, it's benefits)

1)It reduces infant crying. Well, logically it would. When your child is held close to you, they feel secured & comfort, they feel body heat, they feel your heart beat, they feel that they are safe, less depressed & grow normally.
(Some hospitals use babywearing as a prescription to premature babies to hasten improvement, I don't know in other parts of the world, but here in Sabah, Malaysia due to lack of appliances they do this and miraculously this , in my opinion does a better job than any modern medical help would)

2)Bonding between parent & child.

3)Enhances physical & mental development.

4)In some cases, this does helps in baby blues, for those who are prone to depression after giving birth, try wrapping up your baby to your body,this might just help you feel better. InshaAllah.

5)Happy baby! Now that your baby is where it wants to be, close to tenderness & warmth, they surely will have little reason to whine about except when they are hungry or need a change, I place my bet on this.


More of baby-wearing snap shots, none from my personal experience though. Googled all.

6)The most cool thing about baby wearing, nurse in public with ease, you'll be covered up by your carrier well enough you won't worry about flashing yourself. I NIP for over a million times (yes, hyperbolic is needed sometimes to make a firm point..) and I've yet to flash myslef not even once, so what do you say for baby wearing? Got to do it! If this article isn't convincing enough, do GOOGLE for more info, as I've mentioned earlier, I'ma hatch-ling in this field. From where I stand, I;m at the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

So, till then keep calm and wear your kid! No regrets, just LOVE...





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