March 27th, 2012
Spring Onions are rich in Vitamins and other Minerals. They are excellent health foods and great in taste.
Spring onions are also called Green onions, are actually immature onion bulbs-they are low in calories and high in Vitamin C. Spring onions are very tasty, mostly used in salads and also some of the Asian dishes.
Spring onions are good for the health as they contain some medicinal qualities. Allyl propyl is known to lower the blood sugar levels. Chromium is also helpful in lowering levels of insulin and increase glucose tolerance. It is good to regulate blood sugar levels. Chromium is good for the heart health as well. It reduces the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and increases good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Anti-bacterial properties in spring onions make them very effective against sinus-infections and colds. High sulphur compounds help to lower blood sugar levels.
They also contain flavonoid Quercetin. Quercetin is very helpful to reduce the chances of cancer, especially ovarian, oral, esophageal, breast, prostate and colon cancer. Regular consumption of onions is very good for reducing the risk of cancer. Vitamin B 6 and sulphur provide heart healthy benefits. Green onions are flavonoids rich food and that’s why they are very helpful to reduce chances of developing any type of heart disease. Spring onions are rich in nutrients and good for maintaining optimum health.
March 19th, 2012
Water is good for you. Lemon juice is good for you. Put them together, and you’ve got a beverage that will help you to lose weight and stay full — and it packs a nice punch of vitamin C, too. To get the health benefit, mix the pulp and juice of half a lemon with an 8-ounce glass of water. If it’s too bitter, add a teaspoon of honey to warm water before adding the lemon juice. Use only a fresh lemon, and consume the beverage as soon as you make it to get the most health benefits.
Lemon juice and water is a common home-remedy diuretic. Drinking water alone helps to flush toxins from the body, and lemon juice enhances the effect by stimulating the bladder and urination. An added benefit, according to the Mayo Clinic, is that the citric acid in the lemon juice may also keep your kidneys free of stones by reducing the amount of calcium in your urine.
Lemon can make a pre-meal glass of water more palatable, and add to weight loss. Participants who drank a two glasses of water prior to each meal lost about 4.5 pounds more during a 12-week study than those who drank no water. The study, conducted by the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech University, also found that the water-drinkers lost two points on the body mass index scale.
Warm water mixed with lemon juice can act as a laxative, according to Julia F. Morton of Purdue University’s Horticulture Department. She warns, however, that daily use may erode the enamel from teeth, but if you drink the mixture quickly, then rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth, damage is unlikely. The combination of the warm water and lemon juice stimulates the bowels into action.
Although largely unstudied, lemon water has also been used to diminish the symptoms of the common cold, to quell heartburn, and to treat acne and other blemishes, irritable bowel syndrome, and urinary tract infections.
Read more: www.livestrong .com
March 4th, 2012
Tip 1: Movement
Yes, we understand that you may work at a desk in front of a computer nine hours everyday so your options may be limited, and after work you may feel so tired that you don’t even have the energy to work out. Not so fun-fact: roughly 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are directly related to a lack of regular exercise.*
A half hour a day of exercise is recommended, but recent studies show that shorter, spaced out workouts in a day can also do the trick. So if you’re feeling cooped up in your office, break up the day by taking small walks around your building to bump up your heart rate instead of dreading a workout before or after work.
courtesy of The Georgetown Dish.com