I love my ginger and knew that it had some good value in it but never knew what it was good for. Ginger gives you that feel good feeling when you are feeling a little under the weather but below are 11 benefits of ginger that you probably didn’t know.
- Maintains Normal Blood Circulation. Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow, as well as help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat.
- Remedies Motion Sickness. Ginger is a known effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness. The exact reason is unknown, but in a study of naval cadets, those given ginger powder suffered less.
- Improves absorption. Ginger improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body. It does this by stimulating gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion.
- Cold and Flu Prevention. Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for colds and flu around Asia. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that to treat cold and flu symptoms in adults, steep 2 tbsp. of freshly shredded or chopped ginger root in hot water, two to three times a day
- Combats Stomach Discomfort. Ginger is ideal in assisting digestion, thereby improving food absorption and avoiding possible stomach ache. Ginger appears to reduce inflammation in a similar way to aspirin and ibuprofen
- Colon Cancer Prevention. A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
- Reduce Pain and Inflammation. Ginger contains some of the most potent anti-inflammatory fighting substances known and is a natural powerful painkiller.
- Fights Common Respiratory Problems. If you’re suffering from common respiratory diseases such as a cough, ginger aids in expanding your lungs and loosening up phlegm because it is a natural expectorant that breaks down and removes mucus.. That way you can quickly recover from difficulty in breathing.
- Ovarian Cancer Treatment. Ginger powder induces cell death in ovarian cancer cells.
- Strengthens Immunity. Ginger helps improve the immune system. Consuming a little bit ginger a day can help foil potential risk of a stroke by inhibiting fatty deposits from the arteries. It also decreases bacterial infections in the stomach, and helps battle a bad cough and throat irritation.
- Combats Morning Sickness. Ginger has demonstrated a success rate of 75 percent in curing morning sickness and stomach flu.
Source : Lifehack
I have never participated in a marathon, ever but always want too. I’m going to finally try to participate in my first. The night marathon happens on the 20th October 2012. It’s a few months away and im going to try prepare and take part.
If you always wanted too and havent got to it, this is another chance to participate .. The number of allowed participants are limited depending on the category that you plan to take part in.
Head on to the official website and check it out today!
Hopefully i will be able to tick that box of that list i made before the beginning of the year
Ever since i started exercising regularly, one of the strange things that i found happening is my weight increasing compared to when i first started. Now that’s not exactly a bad thing cause i can see that im loosing fat and my muscle mass is increasing.
Having said that, a wise man once told me that its only 30% exercising and 70% your diet. This is when you eat & what you eat. It’s important to time your meals, 4 hours is a good time frame. If you stick to a routine, know what you consume and with the right quantities , you are on course to losing the fat.
The days where people starve themselves to lose the inches is over, time to know what you eat and take on a lifestyle which will help you in the long run is a sustainable plan. Easier said than done but it needs to be done.
Everyone talks about how good Green Tea is and it should be consumed on a daily basis since it helps in many different ways. I joint the bandwagon not long ago since it can be only good. Below are some of the key reason’s of why you too should consumer Green Tea.
I was told to be sure to get some decent quality if not good quality Green Tea since the volume of Green Tea is picking up, there tends to be ordinary tea disguised as Green Tea in the market. It’s a good idea to keep a box of Green Tea bags in your office or school to consumer like you consumer water on a daily basis.
- Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
- Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
- Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
- Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
- Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
- Tooth Decay. Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions
- Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
- Depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
- Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
- Skincare. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
Source : Lifehacks
Have you ever had eggs’ at home for a while and not sure if you can consumer the egg or if its gone bad? This is a simple test that you can do to find out if the egg is gone bad … or not
Place the egg into a bowl of cold water. The water level should be about 2 times higher than the egg
Observe what the egg does.
- Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on their sides.
- Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.
- If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top, it’s probably close to three weeks old.
- Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.
Pretty easy ha! Make sure you check if you are not sure!