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Healthier salt to spice our dish (1) February 20, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Food Preservative, High Blood Pressure, Maintain Blood Volume, Major Culprits, Own Diet, Regulation of Water Balance, Salty Taste, Transmission of Nerve Impulse.
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Good morning everybody.  We Filipinos were much particular in taste when it comes to cooking foods.  We made sure that our food will tastes good that’s why we always use salt.  There is some kind of salt that does not good for the heart.  Iodize salt is good.

Salt,  is not only a flavor enhancer and a food preservative, it is also an essential nutrient needed by our body.  The sodium present in salt is important in maintaining blood volume and blood pressure, in the regulation of water balance, transmission of nerve impulses and other vital functions.  The 5 grams of salt is always never followed.

Salt is one of the major culprits in developing high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, stomach cancer, osteoporosis and kidney disease, among others.

Health authorities have been clamoring for further reductions of salt in processed foods as well as better labeling of salt on food products so more people could make changes to their own diet and reduce their salt intake.

There can always be an alternative for salt.

A Finnish professor Heikki Karppanen was able to develop a mineral salt product containing a reduced amount of sodium. Instead he added potassium and magnesium to provide the salty taste.  Karppanen became involved in the study of salt and its harmful effects after he learned about the high incidence of heart attacks that lead to deaths among families in his hometown. 

Reference:  Charles E. Buban …  Read the best, Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

Sugar keeps bad breath away – 2 December 30, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in 10-12 glasses of water, Artificial Sweetener, Brisk walking, Brushing, Carbonated drinks, Eat Banana, Foul-smelling mouth, Fresh Vegetables, Magnesium, Potassium, Regular Cleaning, Salt Scrub, Sodium Saccharin.
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Use fresh vegetables, not canned.

If you have hypertension, skip carbonated drinks because most contain sodium saccharin, an artificial sweetener and form of sodium.

Cut back on coffee if your blood pressure is high.

Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. It helps to cleanse kidneys.

Do brisk walking.

Helpful vitamins and minerals:

Calcium. It helps to regulate blood pressure.

Potassium and magnesium. Eat bananas to lower blood pressure. Potassium rids the body of sodium. Foods high in potassium are broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, romaine lettuce, spinach, apples, grapes, oranges, pears, lentils peas, string beans and kidney beans. Note: To lower blood pressure, 3,500 mg of potassium is required daily.

Vitamin C. At Tufts University, a study showed that the lower the Vitamin C intake, the higher the blood pressure. This vitamin builds strong blood vessels. Vitamin C is highest in guava, kiwi and citrus fruits.

Banish bad breath

If you have halitosis or a persistent foul-smelling mouth, it could mean: diseased gums and teeth, parasites in your stomach, bacteria in your mouth, sulfur leftover from the garlic or broccoli you ate, dirty tongue, sinusitis problems, side effect of drugs like antidepressants and heart medications.

What to do

1. See your dentist for regular cleaning.

2. Go to a doctor to eliminate parasites. You may seek state of the art beam ray treatment to eradicate all kinds of parasites. (Call Biosafe Clinic at 411-9168.)

3. Brush your teeth and tongue gently.

4. Drink lots of water.

5. If you need to quickly remove bad breath, eat something sweet. Sugar keeps bad breath away.

Salt scrub

For stubborn, dry skin on your feet, elbows and knees, soak them in salinated water. Mix ¼ cup salt in warm water. Once soft, scrub with loofah or hard dry towel. Apply virgin coco oil to finish the polishing job.

Affirm: “I am the salt of the earth.”

Love and light!

Ref: Inner Cleansing Cures by the editors of FC&A Medical Publishing/dailyinquirer

What About Fish? November 17, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Daily Supplement, Fatty Meat, Fish Oil, Hard Margarines, Omega 3, Shortenings and Lard, Uncategorized.
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Definitely eat fish—particularly omega 3—rich fish such as lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon.  The fatty acids in fish decrease lesion formation inflammation, platelet aggregation, and triglyceride levels.

Those who don’t consume two fish meals per week may want to ask their health care provider about taking 1 gram of fish oil per day.  In one study of more that 11,000 heart attack survivors, daily supplements equivalent to one fatty-fish meal reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death.  Researchers believe that consuming fish-oil fats helps stabilize heart muscle cells, making them more resistant to arrhythmia.

Which foods should I avoid from now on?

Sharply reduce intake of saturated and trans fats.  These fats raise blood cholesterol and contributre to atherosclerosis. Avoid’ fatty meats, whole-milk products, processed foods such as bakery items, hard margarines, shortenings, and lard.

Do I have to worry about sodium?

That depends.   Not everyone who has cardiac problems needs to restrict sodium, but those who have high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or a severely damaged heart should be especially vigilant.  Reducing sodium reduces blood pressure, which helps lower heart attack and stroke risk.  To go sallt-free season your food with chopped fresh dried herbs, spices, lemon juice and zest or high-quality flavored vinegars.

Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce heart attack risk and read wine contains added antioxidant benefits.