Choosing Smart Snacks

Many of us who like to snack while certain times. It turns snacking habit is not entirely bad.

According to Prof. Dr.. Made Astaman of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), snacking can be a good habit as long as we choose cemilannya smart.

Indonesia is the third country in the world where people eat a lot of snacks-after China and Japan. Small food sales increased from 11% (2007) to 15% (2008). Snacks are many in the market on average contain lots of fat, sugar and / or sodium. This type of snack food category with value indeksglikemi (IG) high. Then snacks should be avoided by people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (excess fat), kidney problems, cancer and obesity.

IG is the carbohydrate content in food, which can raise the body’s blood sugar levels with a value between 0-100. Based on the research of Prof.. Dr.. Made Astawan with MOH and MOA, categorize snacks on the market as a food with a low GI (<55), medium GI (55-70), and high GI (> 70).
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Antibiotics are not the answer Sore Throat

Most people immediately seek antibiotics not feel the symptoms of strep throat. In fact, not all sore throats are caused by bacteria, can also be caused by a virus and can heal itself.

In the current guidelines issued by the Infectious Disease Society of America on 11 September, stated that antibiotics should only be given for symptoms of sore throat when it is confirmed by the results of a particular test or examination.

Patients who test positive for strep (caused by the bacterium Streptococcus) will be treated with penicillin or amoxicillin. The use of antibiotics azithromycin and cephalosporin type should be avoided because of strep bacteria are increasingly resistant to these drugs.

Disease strep throat often enough people complain. In the United States alone, each year about 15 million people reported seeing a doctor because of strep throat and nearly 70 percent received antibiotics. In fact, the percentage that tested positive for strep bacteria only 20-30 percent in children, and 5-15 per cent in adults.
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Tips to Sleep Well Every Night

Sleep is a fun activity. Release all the fatigue we slept for a full day to get back to recharge the energy to start the next day’s activities.

Normal sleep duration for adults is 8 hours. However, not everyone can sleep on the normal sleep time. While sleeping, our body also repair damaged cells in the body is also made up our minds to be more calm. Lack of sleep can lead to emotional instability, fatigue, reduced ability to think. Unfortunately, many people who find it hard to sleep at night. Although it had intended to sleep, but can not shut eyes and no drowsiness. How can you enjoy a good night’s sleep?

Do not eat too much at night

Try to keep your dinner does not go through at 19:00. Full stomach causes the body still in the process of digestion, so the body is not rested. Although not a heavy meal, also reduce the consumption of snacks in the evening.

Do not engage in activities that preoccupy bedtime
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Know Your Heart Health Food Protection

Heart disease is often considered a silent killer. Many were slow to realize the symptoms. Just realized after experiencing attacks that often lead to fatal.

In order to not get stuck fatal attack, do early prevention efforts by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The most convenient way is by eating foods that help maintain heart health.

Understandably, the heart is a vital organ that beats about 100 thousand times a day to perform its function of pumping blood throughout the body, as quoted Fit Sugar.

Here are some heart protective foods:

Olive oil
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Beware 7 pitfalls to gain weight

Every woman would fear getting fat. Various methods are used in order to lose weight so ideal. The most feared is the obesity that occurs precisely because of the pregnancy.

Once a mama, unwittingly daily habits began to change. Snacking while watching cartoons together with your child or play with him while sitting has contributed greatly to the increase in the number on the scale.

If you burn less than 100 calories per day compared to before had a child, the weight will increase by 5 pounds in a year’s time. The good news, a mama is not necessarily a package deal with body fat, if you know how to avoid common pitfalls like this.

Portions are not adjusted
When pregnant, you need about 300 extra calories of food intake per day. The number increased to 500 calories a day when you are breastfeeding. So usually you allow yourself to eat more than usual. So not pregnant and breast-feeding, metabolism slows up as it was before pregnancy. So, your body adjust to the change. How, by reducing approximately 2 tablespoons of the portion normally. Habits during pregnancy that needs to be maintained is a healthy lifestyle such as exercising regularly, stay away from cigarettes, and get enough rest. Continue reading “Beware 7 pitfalls to gain weight”

Brushing Teeth Can We Help Prevent Disease

Brushing teeth is a natural habit that we do every day. The reason people brush their teeth, must be to maintain the health of their mouth and teeth. In fact, brushing your teeth can keep you out of many other diseases you know. Here it is that diseases can be avoided by brushing your teeth, as reported by the Huffington Post.

Heart disease

Adults who perform dental examinations and cleaning your teeth properly on a regular basis have an increased risk of heart disease is lower, according to a study in the American Journal of Medicine in 2012.


The same study also showed that the teeth checked regularly reduces the risk of stroke.

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Tomato Protect Skin From Wrinkles

You want to know the secret of eternal youth? By eating tomatoes, your skin will remain intact.

The team of researchers from the British Society for Investigative Dermatology, which is a combination of Manchester and Newcastle University found that eating five tablespoons of tomato sauce per day can help improve your skin and protect it from the effects of ultraviolet light. The result was, tomato effective in preventing premature aging, even in patients with cancer.

The researchers found levels of antioxidants in tomatoes is called lycopene. This is the role of antioxidant benefits for the skin. Meanwhile, important substances in the tomato will achieve optimal concentration when cooked properly. In addition, these antioxidants also reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Continue reading “Tomato Protect Skin From Wrinkles”

Benefits of Cold Water Bath

Many methods to relieve muscle soreness after strenuous exercise. As soak in cold water which is favored by some athletes and has become a habit of some of the other athletes. However, the various methods available to relieve muscle pain can have different effectiveness in different people.

“We just found that the effects of cold water immersion support when compared to not doing anything, that is passive rest after exercise. Soak in cold water can reduce muscle pain about 20 percent,” said Chris Bleakley, PhD, a researcher at the University of Ulster Northern Ireland as reported by WebMD.

“There is no difference when compared to cold water immersion recovery intervention popular. So the best treatment is still uncertain. Results of the study have been published in The Cochrane Library. However, research on security methods are still lacking.

Ice does not seem to be more effective for most people than taking some ibuprofen. So it may not have to choose a method that seems extreme and impractical, “said Gary A. sforzo, PhD, a professor of exercise science at Ithaca College.
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The World Youth Sports Myth

A healthy body is always required in daily activities. Sport was the best choice to support the body condition to always be in top condition. For the young, often sport is far from a healthy lifestyle choice. Many also believed myths about sport by the teens.

The best time to get used to exercising is as early as possible, such as a teenager. This is because at that age the body’s metabolism to burn more calories so it is good to reduce excess weight. There are a few forms of exercise that can be done, such as sports, gym, walking, or running, can make a teenager has a good level of fitness in the long term.

As quoted from the Times Of India, here are myths and misconceptions related to fitness.

Sport makes a higher teen
In fact, height is influenced by body posture and how high his parents. Periods of rapid body growth begins at age 11 for girls and 13 years for boys. The first variable, it can not be changed, but one can add height to have good posture. If someone stands up straight then it will automatically look taller.
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Beware of Addiction Supplements!

“People should be critical,” said Prof. dr. Frans D. Suyatna, PhD, SpFK, professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Faculty of Medicine. Many people who lack understanding of multivitamins, minerals in high doses, and other supplements that come from other countries. Though it is not impossible that the product is only suitable for people in the state created a supplement. If people like us who have the asian physically smaller and not suitable to consume these supplements can be harmful.

May include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, or non-nutrients, such as the herbs that are not essential (in the sense required by the body).

Supplements in general should be consumed every day. A variety of supplements for the body to function:

Adding functionality to eat and other nutrients
Strengthen the immune system
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