Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The general guidelines for the anti-aging diet are: keep your calorie consumption and saturated fat intake down; eat plenty of wholegrain, oily fish and fresh fruit and vegetables; and cut down on salt and sugar. In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific foods that have a roll in anti-aging and that you should regularly include in your diet.

1.Avocado:

 

This fruit, which is usually eaten as a vegetable, is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce level of a bad type of cholesterol in body. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging (vitamin E may also help alleviate menopausal hot flushes). It is rich in potassium which helps prevent fluid retention and high blood pressure.

2.Berries: 

 All black and blue berries such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and black grapes contain phytochemicals known as flavonoids-powerful antioxidants which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.

3.Cruciferous vegetables:

 The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. Cruciferous vegetables assist the body in its fight against toxins and cancer. You should try to consume at least 115g/40z(of any one or a combination) of these vegetables on a daily basis. If possible, eat them row or very lightly cooked so that the important enzymes remain intact.

 4.Garlic:

 
Eating a clove of garlic a day (row or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease. The cardioprotective effects of garlic are well recorded. One 1994 study in Iowa, USA, of 41,837 women between the age of 55 and 69 suggested that women who ate a clove of garlic at least once a week were 50 percent less likely to develop colon cancer. Another study at Tasgore Medical college in India suggested that garlic reduced cholesterol levels and assisted blood thinning more effectively than aspirin, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

5.Ginger:

 This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory systems, which can be useful for older people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.

 

 

6.Nuts:

 Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, particularly walnuts and brazi nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Adding nuts to your diet (sprinkle them on salads and desserts) can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune systems, improve your skin help control prevent cancer. Nuts may also help control cholesterol levels. Never eat rancid nuts, however, as they have been linked to a high incidence of free radicals.

7.Soya: 

 Menopausal women might find that soya helps to maintain oestrogen levels. Soya may alleviate menopausal hot flush and protect against Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis and heart disease. Look out for fermented soya products, which are more easily digested, therefore more nutritional, and do not generally cause food intolerances. You may want to check that soya products have not been genetically modified. Soya should not be confused with soya sauce, which is full of salt and should be used sparingly, if at all.

8.Whole meal pasta and rice:

 

Complex carbohydrates provide a consistent supply of energy throughout the day and should make up the bulk of your diet. Wholemeal pasta is an excellent complex carbohydrate. It is high in fibre and contains twice the amount of iron as normal pasta. Brown rice is another recommended complex carbohydrate, which is high in fibre.

9.Watermelon:

 

Both the flesh and seeds of the watermelon are nutritious so try blending them together in a food processor and drinking as a juice. The flesh contain vitamin A, B and C ; the seeds contain selenium, essential fats, zinc and vitamin E, all of which help against free radical damage and aging.

10.Water:

 

Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day in order to remain healthy. Water helps us to get rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials from your body.
Don't rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age. Drink often and choose from nutritious liquids, including 100% fruit and vegetable juices, skim or low fat milk, broths, sparkling water, and teas. You can also get fluids from foods, especially those that are liquid at room temperature. Try gelatin, frozen yogurt, soups, watermelon, pickles, oranges, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

 

 

 


The woman in your life.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

              T he woman in your life...






Here is a girl, who has dreams and aspirations just as
you have because she is as human as you are;

Please appreciate "HER" 


















Respect Her
.


Monday, June 27, 2011

 hate it too,
For behind the clouds there is a golden sun and a sky that's bright and blue.If anyone should hurt you and say a thing unkind,
Remember what I tell you and keep these things in mind'


For every one who makes you cry, there are three who make you smile,
That smile will last a long, long time, and the tear a little while!

 
If someone says a thing that's cruel, don't let it get to you,
there's so much good about you, and your faults are very few.

Don't let someone who hates the world cause you to

So if a certain someone should act a certain way,
Just think of those who love you and don't let it ruin your day.

If someone says a thing that's cruel, don't let it get to you,
there's so much good about you, and your faults are very few.

Don't let someone who hates the world cause you to

So if a certain someone should act a certain way,
Just think of those who love you and don't let it ruin your day.


YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH

Sunday, June 26, 2011




Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-but the Hershey Man will know!



                              This is pretty neat.


DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
It takes less than a minute .
Work this out as you read .
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun. 




YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH 

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10) 



         2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold) 

                                                3. Add 5 


4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1761 . 

If you haven't, add 1760. 

     6.. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born. 
 


You should have a three digit number 


The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week). 
                 The next two numbers are

                          
                      YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)



Happiness Comes From Giving

Friday, June 24, 2011



This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to

her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty; it had no

meaning.


So the counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors, and

then said to the rich lady, "I'm going to ask Mary here to tell you how she

found happiness. All I want you to do is listen."

So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her story:

"Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was

killed by a car. I had nobody... I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep; I couldn't eat;

I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life. Then

one evening a little kitten followed me home from work. Somehow I felt

sorry for that kitten.

It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got it some milk, and

it licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg,

and for the first time in months, I smiled. Then I stopped to think; if helping a little

kitten could make me smile, maybe doing something for people could make me happy.

So the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a

neighbor who was sick in bed. Every day I tried to do something nice for

someone. It made me so happy to see them happy. Today, I don't know of

anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do. I've found happiness, by

giving it to others."

When she heard that, the rich lady cried. She had everything that money could buy,

but she had lost the things which money cannot buy.


Happiness is when you want everything you have,

not when you have everything you want.

The History of Chocolates.....!!!!!

Chocolate comes of age as a health treat.

Chocolate. There are few foods that evoke as much passion as this decadent treat. Folklore from many cultures claimed that consuming chocolate instilled faith, health, strength, and sexual passion. Once an indulgence of royalty, it is now a treasured and accessible - and yes, even healthy - treat. So where did our infatuation with chocolate begin?




Where does chocolate come from, anyway?

The cacao tree, whose pods contain seeds that can be processed into chocolate, was discovered 2,000 years ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. The first people known to have consumed cacao were the Classic Period Maya (250-900 A.D.). They mixed ground cacao (cocoa) seeds with seasonings to make a bitter, spicy drink that was believed to be a health elixir.



What was chocolate's great allure?

To the Mayans, cocoa pods symbolized life and fertility. The pod was often represented in religious rituals, including marriage ceremonies, and was referred to as food of the gods. In central Mexico, the Aztecs believed that wisdom and power came from eating the fruit of the cocoa tree, and that it had nourishing, fortifying, and even aphrodisiac qualities. The Aztec emperor Montezuma even drank liquid chocolate daily to enhance his libido.




Europeans get a taste of chocolate - and fall in love.

Europeans got their first taste of chocolate in 1519, when Montezuma offered the spicy drink to Spanish explorer Cortes and his army. The Spanish conquistadors brought cocoa seeds back to Spain, where they introduced new spices and sugar to the liquid concoction. The fad drink spread throughout Europe, where it remained a beverage of the elite for centuries.

 


Chocolate becomes known for its powers of seduction.

Chocolate's reputation as an aphrodisiac flourished in the French royal court. Erotic art and literature were inspired by the seductive substance. Casanova, the infamous womanizer, made a habit of drinking chocolate before his romantic escapades. Even today, romantic lore commonly identifies chocolate as an aphrodisiac.


Chocolate goes global.

The first machine-made chocolate was produced in Barcelona in 1780, paving the way for the mass production of chocolate. Later, mechanical inventions made it possible to produce smooth, creamy, solid chocolate for eating - not just the liquid for drinking. The first solid chocolate bar was developed by British chocolate maker Fry & Sons in the early 1800s.


 

When did chocolate become associated with Valentine's Day?
 

"It's believed that during the 17th century, lovers began exchanging mementos on Valentine's Day - sweet treats were one of them. In 1868, the first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced [by Richard Cadbury]," - says Susan L. Fussell, senior director of communications for the National Confectioners Association.



 Three cheers for chocolate!

In 1875, the first milk chocolate was introduced to the market by Daniel Peter of Switzerland. Chocolate became so popular around the world that even during World War II the U.S. government shipped cocoa beans to the troops. Today, the U.S. Army includes chocolate bars in their rations. Chocolate has even been taken into space as part of the diet of U.S. astronauts.




 

Is chocolate really an aphrodisiac?


Not really, even though throughout its history, chocolate has been purported as one. Chocolate contains small amounts of a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA), a.k.a. the "love drug," and it's been linked to the regulation of physical energy, mood, and attention. A tiny amount of PEA is released at moments of emotional euphoria, elevating blood pressure and heart rate. There is no evidence that PEA found in foods increases PEA in the brain - although many chocolate lovers may beg to differ!



The 21st Century: Chocolate makes health headlines.

Dark chocolate (as opposed to milk or white chocolate) contains healthful flavonoids similar to those found in tea, red wine, fruits, and vegetables. Studies have shown that small portions of dark chocolate can improve blood vessel flow and may improve blood sugar and insulin sensitivity to help reduce the risk of diabetes. But beware, chocolate candy has plenty of saturated fat and sugar, which can lead to weight gain, so enjoy small portions of as part of a healthy diet.



Blue Village

Monday, June 20, 2011







 

Eagle almost gets a swan




These photos were taken recently by Tom Carver. he lives on Lakelse Lake ( just outside of Terrace, B.C. )
he also feed the swans on the lake all the time .Eagles are very common in this area . these are amazing photos
! Enjoy Swan and Eagle pictures.

So here is the swan photo.





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