Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Carrot Can Be Natural Food Preservative

Three students of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, State University of Yogyakarta utilize carrot extracts (Daucus carota) as an alternative to meatballs natural preservative.

"Carrots contain beta-carotene are antioxidants that prevent or inhibit fermentation, acidification or other decomposition of food caused by microorganisms," said one student Ardi in Yogyakarta on Monday.

According to her preservation by adding carrot extract also adds nutrients in foods that are healthier for consumption.

"Research on the use of carrot extract as a natural preservative meatballs we do with the extract to obtain the compound beta-carotene from carrot extract," he said.

He said the extract was expected to be an antioxidant that meatballs can be durable. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant compound on the meatballs to prevent and inhibit rancidity caused by air and microorganisms.

"The first stage in the research is a preparation of samples to be used. Carrot extract is made by blending carrots and squeezed," he said.

According to him the next extract is used for making meatballs. Once the meatballs so then tested in the laboratory peroxide numbers.

"From laboratory tests obtained when optimum preservation meatballs was on the fourth day," he said.

He said the meatballs into your favorite foods all walks of society, but the knowledge about the meatballs are safe and good to eat is still lacking.

This was evidenced by still many meatballs that contain borax and formaldehyde in the market and still be consumed. Though formalin and borax have impacts that are not good for health.

"Formaldehyde is not fit for use as an additive in foods and is classified as hazardous or toxic compounds," he said.

According to him meatballs contains high protein, with a high water content and acidity neutral so vulnerable to damage. Durable power meatball maximum one day at room temperature.

"That is the reason for the seller to take a shortcut by adding formalin to preserve meatballs. Formalin to extend the meatballs can last for three days, while a wet noodle up to five days," he said.

Two other students who participate in conducting these studies is Ari Purnomo and Herlinda Kusuma Wadani.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chicken Soup to Treat Colds

According to one study, chicken soup can make you comfortable while you are not feeling well or colds.

Research published by the American Journal of Therapeutics these shows, which is a component of carnosine in chicken soup, can help the immune system to fight the symptoms of influenza.

But the benefits of chicken soup will be reduced when the soup is ingested in the body so it needs regular consumption of chicken soup to make the body back in shape.

Another study in Miami, USA, also concluded the benefits and effects of chicken soup more than the placebo.

In addition, as reported by the Daily Mail, University of Nebraska researchers found the combination of vegetables and herbs in chicken soup can help expedite the respiratory system.

Chicken soup using garlic and onions as a condiment, as well organosulfida contains vitamin D, which stimulates the production of immune cells called macrophages.

Meanwhile, vitamin A and carotenoids in carrots helps the production of antibodies, while vitamin E and zinc influence on the concentration of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Another reason to eat chicken soup is because all the nutrients in chicken soup more easily absorbed by the body than nutrients in solid shape.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Super 7 Benefits of Garlic

If you always get rid of sliced ​​garlic in your dish, it looks like it should be eliminated. The reason, not just to add flavor and aroma of cooking, but also provide many health benefits. Include the following:

1. Against bacteria and viruses. By eating two garlic suing once a day, will assist you in maintaining a healthy body, especially in the fight against bacteria and viruses, such as coughs and colds.

2. The content contained in the antibacterial garlic also helps in removing stubborn acne. How, you simply slice a clove of garlic, then spread to the face with acne. Your recipe can also be used to remove the scar that has dried up.

3. If you love to eat organic vegetables, water, garlic juice can also be an alternative as a natural pesticide.

4. Garlic has the ability to prevent the formation of cholesterol gallstones by increasing the metabolism of cholesterol.

5. Garlic is known to benefit the cardiovascular system, by reducing blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Thus it reduces the risk of hypertension and heart attack.

6. Content allium is a compound that makes garlic smell out of favor. But that case, the compound is actually able to prevent osteoporosis.

7. Garlic provides essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, B, C, selenium, iodine, potassium, iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium. Materials that act as enzymes to increase metabolism.

How to use. To maximize the benefits contained in garlic, should not be eaten raw, as they may interfere with the stomach. Therefore, it is recommended that first garlic stewed, fried, or roasted before eating. For added flavor, you should let stand about 10 minutes before processing.

Smelled Raspberry Can Streamline Body

Raspberry fruit aromas of raspberry ketones contain a component that is normally used to provide fruit scents in cosmetics or food Perisa.

However, often these products use synthetic scents, because of one kilogram of fresh raspberries will only be produced one to four milligrams components such ketones. Today, these synthetic scents are sold over the internet as a slimming drug.

Raspberry fruit aroma is thought to help streamline the body in a short time, as reported by dailymail.

The key was the raspberry ketones which can increase levels of the hormone adiponectin, which regulates the body's metabolism. The higher the hormone is produced, the fat deposits in the body will be depleted.

Millions of Americans have more trust in the power to destroy fat raspberry aroma, after Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and expert describes the benefits of raspberry aromas on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

On the show, Mehmet said that raspberry ketones is a miracle in a bottle number one is capable of burning fat.

But a spokesman from the British Dietetic Association, Ann Ashworth, urged consumers to be more careful. Due to the results of a study published on raspberry ketones, newly done on a rat.

"Although this creates a feeling of enthusiasm, the results of this study can not be done to the man in the absence of clinical trials," said Ashworth.

"We must ensure that these substances are safe, whether there are side effects, or interactions with other medications," he continued. Ashworth opinion is supported by consultant nutritionist, Helen Bond. "People want to get quick results especially regarding weight loss. No single supplement that can replace a healthy diet and exercise," said Bond.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Reduce Portion Eating Can Extend Age

Having a healthy body is ideal and a dream of almost every person. However, doing it takes sacrifice and high consistency.

Reduces 40 percent of intake was able to extend 20 years of age. Yes, the conclusion was made ​​by scientists from the United States (U.S.).

The experts conducted experiments on mice and Drosophila (a type of insect), because 60 percent of the two genes were identical to the human animal. Expert reduces the amount of food for the animals.

As a result, a reduction in portion sizes can extend the life of both. Experiments in mice showed prolongation of life by 30 percent. For humans, the period equal to 20 years of life. According to experts, all living beings have shown a correlation between the length of life with food intake.

The challenge is how to get used to eating smaller portions. Someone might start by eliminating one of the dinner menu. The next step can be done by reducing the portion of dinner.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Junk Food" Increases Asthma Risk for Children

You include parents who often give fast food to your child? Although they will eat voraciously, eventually junk food will not only lead to obesity, but also the risk of an asthma attack.

Not without reason, a study published in the journal British Medical Association examined half a million children aged 6-7 years and 13-14 years.

Researchers then examined the eating habits and health problems such as itching of the skin, which is a symptom of eczema or dermatitis, nasal congestion and impaired even if the child does not have the flu. In the study mentioned, about three or more serving junk food increases the risk of asthma by 39 percent in adolescents and 27 percent in children.

Not just asthma, skin diseases such as eczema or dermatitis are also at increased risk in children who frequently eat junk food.
Previous studies, suggesting that saturated fat on junk food is a trigger of inflammation in the immune system. Unknown, inflammation causes many health problems for junk food lovers.

Conversely, if the consumption of junk food is replaced with fruits, then the risk of asthma symptoms and skin diseases is declining as much as 11-14 per cent. Provide a variety of foods that are right for your child. Do not make sense to be lazy and whining children often give your reasons for junk food.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Food Right to Fulfill Potassium Intake

Potassium is a chemical element that is essential for the body, especially the nervous system and muscle contraction. Potassium is also used by the autonomic nervous system (SSO), which is the controlling heart rate, brain function, and other important physiological processes.

Potassium is found in most of the body in the form of electrolyte and abundant in the digestive tract.

In the body, potassium is usually working with sodium or sodium (Na) to regulate the body's electrolyte balance charge. This balance is maintained by adjusting the amount of potassium intake from foods and the amount of potassium removed.

For adequate intake of potassium for the body, you can eat some foods, as quoted from Healthmeup, below.

1. Baked potato. A baked potato with skin contains 840 mg of potassium. Potatoes suitable for a diet, because a large potato with skin contains only 160 calories.

2. Melon. One piece of melon contains 60 calories, but rich in potassium as much as 680 mg. Melon delicious eaten just like that, processed sebaghai drink or in your salad bowl.

3. Raisins. The dried grapes are also rich in potassium. A half cup of raisins contains 555 mg of potassium. Used as a complementary bowl of delicious raisin oatmeal you at breakfast. In addition, the raisins are also a type of dried fruit that can supply energy because it is easily absorbed.

4. Avocado. Fruit is often referred to as fruit butters this one, containing 602 mg of potassium. Avocados can be processed as juice, mixed salad, or dionsumsi granted.

5. Dried apricots. If you like to eat dried fruit, dried apricots can be the right choice. Half a cup of apricots contains as much as 480 mg of potassium.

6. Tomato juice. One of the complementary manufacturing of this sauce not only contains lycopene, but also enriched with potassium. In one cup of tomato juice, you will get the benefits of 480 mg of potassium.

7. Orange juice. In addition to the wealth of vitamin C, orange juice also has the benefit of as many as 503 mg of potassium in each glass. Orange juice can be enjoyed at breakfast or lunch before heading.

8. Yoghurt. There are many reasons for you to enjoy a dish of yogurt. In addition to natural fibers, yogurt is fortified with 530 mg of potassium in each cup. Add yogurt pure in fruit salad, or a refreshing glass of smoothie.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

6 Food Cure for Sore Throat

Infections caused by bacteria are one of the causes strep throat. Itching in the beginning, then sore and painful swallowing, are some unpleasant conditions throat when you have a problem. Consequently, it is not only difficult to swallow, but it can also lead to fever.

If you are reluctant to take medication from a doctor, there are some foods you can eat to relieve the symptoms of strep throat.

1. Lemon juice with honey. A glass of lemon juice is not only refreshing, juice is rich in vitamin C will give double Table: especially when mixed with a few tablespoons of honey. Consumption of honey and lemon juice with no ice. Vitamins in both will help heal your throat diseases.

2. Honey ginger tea or tea. A glass of warm tea mixed with ginger or honey can be an alternative medicine that also warms your throat. ginger and honey can serve to coat the throat and prevent irritation.

3. Chicken soup. A bowl of hot chicken soup is not only delicious as the day the rain. Chicken soup turned out to function as anti-inflammatory and prevents the virus from entering the body. Add some spices like ginger and pepper. Additionally mix some vegetables to add to usefulness.

4. Bananas. Creamy texture makes bananas are easy to swallow, including for people who are strep throat. Bananas contain vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin C.

5. Eggs. Wealth protein in eggs can help in dealing with inflammation and pain in the throat. To get the benefits, the consumption of egg whites, boiled or scrambled with a little olive oil.

6. Whole wheat pasta. Not only the texture is too soft, whole grain pasta contains many nutrients such as fiber, iron, and vitamins such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, and vitamin E.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Doctor Advises Kids Drinking Drugs Worms

Wormy is a disease typical of tropical and sub​​-tropical, and usually increases during the rainy season. Because at that river and overflowing latrines, and the larvae of the worm spread to many corners that are very likely come into contact and into the human body.

Larval worms that enter the body, he said, it takes 1-3 weeks to develop. The usual worms 'invaded' the human body is hookworms, roundworms, and pinworms.

"Parents are important to recognize and prevent worm disease in children from an early age. Disorders arising from asymptomatic to mild to severe and even life-threatening," he said.

Data from sites doctor said that about 60 percent of Indonesia worm infections. Most are in the age group 5-14 years of age. The data obtained through surveys and studies conducted in several provinces in 2006.

While it is the mode of transmission, worms can enter the human body through food or drink contaminated worm eggs. Generally, stomach worms live in the small intestine choose a lot of food, though there are also living in the colon.

Upon entry into the human intestine, the worms will multiply, forming colonies and absorb the juices run out of food. Worms steal nutrients, including protein to build brain.