Wednesday, February 24, 2010


It's long but very informative

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher.. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

G UA VA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack . Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

Live Long With Good Health

Monday, February 15, 2010

Boost Your Metabolism

By Shawn McKee
Staff Writer

Growing up, my brother was "big-boned." I was skinny. My dad affectionately called us the stick and the brick. As we got a little older, my brother's bone affliction was redefined as a slow metabolism and his problem was at least identified.

Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do about a slow metabolism…right?

The truth is that genetics do define our metabolic rates to some degree but, like other genetic predispositions, there are factors that we can control. Diet and activity levels are lifestyle choices that affect metabolism, according to eDiets Director of Nutrition Services Pam Ofstein.

"Even if slow metabolism is in your genes, you can do things to help increase it. Focus on exercise (to build lean muscle) and eat more often," says Pam. "Yes, I definitely said to eat more. Each time you eat, you stimulate your metabolism and feed your muscles. If you starve your body, it actually stores more fat. You defeat the purpose and can actually gain weight."

Pam recommends eating 5-6 times a day (every 2-3 hours). It will keep your metabolism running smoothly and help you avoid the pitfalls of hunger, such as overeating because you're starving. Proper nutrition is the first step of supercharging your metabolism, but to really get your metabolism firing on all cylinders, you will also need to add a fat-blasting workout.

Many people looking to lose weight incorrectly assume that lifting weights will lead to a bulky look and they can achieve their goals with cardio alone. This is a fallacy. While cardiovascular exercise is crucial to weight loss, weight training is crucial to boosting your metabolism.

Experts agree that resistance training is the best way to build and preserve lean muscle mass, which speeds up your metabolism. You can get the most fat-burning benefits by using a combination of strength and cardio training to lose more weight.

"There's a fitness term called the 'after burn'," says eDiets Chief Fitness Pro Raphael Calzadilla. "This refers to the calories that you burn 24 to 48 hours after your exercise session. What that means to you is a faster metabolism that burns fat at an accelerated rate."

Not only will exercise speed up your metabolism after your daily workouts but, if you are building lean muscle mass, it will increase over the long run as well. This is crucial because your metabolism actually decreases as you age.

"Unfortunately, our metabolisms slow as we age -- especially for us women," says Pam. "But eating right and exercising can help speed up that slowing metabolism and help reduce a number health risks like heart disease and osteoporosis."

Pam is also quick to point out that it's important to make sure your caloric intake meets your needs. You may need to reassess your caloric intake as you lose weight and adjust it higher or lower. Often, eating more of the right foods will stimulate your metabolism.

Ultimately, we discovered my brother's weight issues were due to a combination of his diet of sugary treats and salty snacks and a fairly excessive cartoon habit. But, don't worry, this story has a happy ending.

My little brother joined the Marines, where he got all the exercise he could handle. When he came home he was a lean, mean fat-burning machine. I, on the other hand, went to college and -- without sports to keep me active -- focused my efforts on fast food, beer and my studies (read: girls).

I couldn't blame my ballooning waistline on genetics or a rare bone-enlarging phenomenon. I had to face the facts and get myself back in shape. I ate better, moved more and got myself back on track for better health.

Your metabolism can either be your ally or enemy. If you can get it to work with you, it will make weight loss much simpler. It's never too late or too early to change how your body looks, runs and feels -- so get started!

Foods to Eat Every Day

A common misconception is that eating healthy has to be difficult -- it doesn't have to be. Eating right doesn't necessarily have to cost a lot or take up all your time if you know which foods excel in ease of use, nutrient density and versatility.

"The trick is to have healthy, easy options on hand when you're grabbing a snack or quick meal," says eDiets Director of Nutrition Services Pamela Ofstein. "Preparation is the key. If you have healthy options, like apples or nuts, you'll get a tasty snack with health benefits, instead of foods high in calories and low in nutrition."

So, instead of eating foods loaded with calories and lacking in nutrients, add these foods to your daily diet to stay full, feel good, lose weight and get healthy.

Oatmeal is a quick and easy breakfast or snack. Oatmeal has protein, carbs and fiber. It's simple to make -- and cheap! -- plus you can add berries or fruit to make it even more nutritious.

Apples are easy to grab and take with you anywhere. An apple is a perfectly portioned serving of fruit, a great source of fiber, inexpensive, loaded with nutrients -- and all you have to do is wash them and they're ready to eat! There's a reason for the old adage: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Yogurt has calcium for our bones, as well as being a good source of carbs and protein. It comes in individual containers, making it easy to take and eat anywhere. Make sure it says "live active cultures" on the container, which have an added benefit for your digestive tract.

Berries are perfect to add to yogurt, oatmeal, cereal or eaten alone. They are delicious, packed with antioxidants and just need a thorough rinsing to be ready to eat.

Spinach is a super food that's loaded with minerals, vitamins A and C, fiber, and antioxidants. You can mix it into a salad or top a sandwich with it for added health benefits.

Beans are a great source of fiber and protein. Eating beans with brown rice makes for a complete low-cost vegetarian protein source.

When water gets boring, it's tea to the rescue. It's loaded with antioxidants, calorie-free and can be enjoyed anywhere. Get it with or without caffeine.

Nuts have heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, and studies have shown nuts help to prevent heart disease and cancer. Grabbing a handful of nuts is a great way to snack on the go.

These foods are great to eat every day, but you can get too much of a good thing. Eat proper portions to make sure you're not getting excess calories. Just because something is healthy doesn't mean it's calorie free.

Monday, February 8, 2010


The phone rings and the lady of the house answers.

'Hello.' 'Mrs. Sanders, please.'


'Mrs. Sanders, this is Doctor James at Saint Agnes Laboratory. When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last

week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly,

either way the results are not too good.'

'What do you mean?' Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.

'Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for HIV. We can't tell which

is which.'

'That's dreadful! Can you do the test again?' questioned Mrs. Sanders.

'Normally we can, but Medicare will only pay for these expensive tests once and once only.'

'Well, what am I supposed to do now?'

'The folks at Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home,

don't sleep with him.'


A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other!

It's an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master

An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer
to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either

The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present

The art of dividing a cake in such a way that
everybody believes he got the biggest piece

The hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power!

A place where divorce comes before marriage

A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on

A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before

A book which people praise, but never read

A curve that can set a lot of things straight!

A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life

The only time when some married men ever get to open their mouth

A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do

Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together

The name men give to their Mistakes

An invention to bring an end to all inventions

A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead

A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip

A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river

A person who while falling from EIFFEL TOWER says in midway "SEE I AM NOT INJURED YET!"

A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in OPPORTUNITY

A person who lives poor so that he can die RICH!

A banker provided by nature

A guy no different from the other, unless he gets caught

Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early

One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence Later

Thursday, February 4, 2010

One Solution For Every Situation..

Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them "Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstance, in every place and in every time. Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me. Tell me, is there any mantra?"

All wise men got puzzled by King's question.

One answer for all questions? Something that works everywhere, in every situation, in every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory?

They thought and thought.

After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appealed to all of them. They went to the king and gave him something written on paper. But the condition was that king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he can see it.

The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.

After a few days, the neighbors attacked the Kingdom. It was a collective surprise attack of the King's enemies.
King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. King had to flee on his horse. The enemies were following him.

His horse took him far away in the Jungle. He could hear many troops on horses following him and the noise was coming closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing at the end of the road – that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished and he could not return because it was a small road.

The sound of enemy's horses was approaching fast. King became restless. There seemed to be no way.

Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was very small but very great.

The message was - "Even this shall pass away."

The King read it. Again read it. Suddenly something struck him- Yes! It too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom and all his pleasure have gone.

I am here trying to escape from enemies. However when those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. Calm came on his face. He kept standing there.

The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his Kingdom. The revelation of the message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forgot about those following him. After a few minutes he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were not on that path.

The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regained his lost empire. When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fan fare at the door. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory. Everyone was in a festive mood.

Flowers were being thrown on the King from every house, from every corner. People were dancing and singing. For a moment King said to himself," I am one of the bravest and greatest King. It is not easy to defeat me".

With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging in him.

Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him of the message. He open it and read it again:
"Even this shall pass away."

He became silent. His face went through a total change - from the egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness.

If this too is going to pass, it is not yours. The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours. You are just a watcher. Everything passes by we are witnesses of all this. We are the perceivers.

Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Sorrow comes and goes.

Now, as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your own life. Think of the moments of joy and victory in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they permanent? They all come and pass away. Life just passes away.

There were friends in the past. They have gone.
There are friends today. They too will go.
There will be new friends tomorrow. They too will go.

There were enemies in the past. They have gone.
There may be enemies in the present. They too will go.
There will be new enemies tomorrow and they too will go.

There is nothing permanent in this world. Everything changes, except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks, all defeats and all sorrows.

All have passed away. If there are problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever.

Who are you in reality? Know your real face. Your face is not your true face. It will change with time. However, there is something in you, which will not change. It will remain unchanged. What is that unchangeable?

It is nothing but your true self. You are just a witness of change.

Experience it, understand it.

Monday, February 1, 2010


God created the donkey and said to him.
"You will be a donkey. You will work un-tiringly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence and you will live 50 years."
The donkey answered:
"I will be a donkey, but to live 50years is much. Give me only 20years"
God granted his wish.
God created the dog and said to him:
"You will guard the house of man. You will be his best Friend. You will eat the scraps that he gives you and you will live 30years. You will be a dog. "
The dog answered:
"Sir, to live 30years is too much, give me only15 years. "
God granted his wish.
God created the monkey and said to him:
"You will be a monkey. You will swing from branch to branch doing tricks. You will be amusing and you will live 20 years. "
The monkey answered:
"To live 20years is too much, give me only 10years."
God granted his wish.
Finally God created man... and said to him:
"You will be man, the only rational creature on the face of the earth.
You will use your intelligence to become master over all the animals. You will dominate the world and you will live 20years."
Man responded:
"Sir, I will be a man but to live only 20 years is very little, give me the 30years that the donkey refused, the 15years that the dog did not want and the 10years the monkey refused.
" God granted man's wish ............ ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... .......
And since then, man lives
20 years as a man , marries and spends
30 years like a donkey, working and carrying all the burdens on his back.
Then when his children are grown, he lives
15years like a dog
taking care of the house and eating whatever is given to him, so that when he is old, he can retire and live
10years like a monkey,
going from house to house and from one son or daughter to another doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren.
That's Life.