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    Lightbulb All about foods: Updating regularly..

    7 dont's after a meal :

    1. Don't smoke - Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher).

    2. Don't eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hrs after meal or 1hr before meal..

    3. Don't drink tea - Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid.This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.

    4. Don't loosen your belt - Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.

    5. Don't bathe - Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

    6. Don't walk about - People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

    7. Don't sleep immediately - The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.
    Last edited by dr_kals; 11-23-2007 at 11:42 PM.

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    TYPE O

    I am in O-blood group, so at first, I will start with this primordial type of blood. Lot of researchers are currently studying the relationship between diet and individual types of blood. One of them is Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo ... I just read his book entitled ‘Eat Right for Your Type’ and all the information in this article are the extraction from his writings. So let’s begin ...

    One thing that you should have known is O-blood people are susceptible to and having a high risk of developing peptic ulcer (mainly gastric ulcer).

    In a research done by Dr. Peter (the author), type O patients did well on animal products and protein diets - foods that require more stomach acid for proper digestion. As we knew, peptic ulcer is often related to higher than average stomach - so the correlation is there.

    Above given table is a guide for you to follow in case you want to gain weight or vice versa. Some of foods must be avoided by type O people such as pork (oink oink), caviar, smoked salmon, some types of cheese (lot of them), goat’s milk, yogurt, corn oil, safflower oil, peanut butter, cashew nuts, soya beans (I love this one though), cornflakes, cauliflower, mushrooms, blackberries, coconuts, melon, oranges, strawberries, apple juice, orange juice, cinnamon (kayu manis), vanilla, mayonnaise, ketchup, coffee and others. There are actually plenty of them but I just chose foods that are usually consumed and relevant.

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    Lightbulb Water to loose weight.!!

    Just replace some of the high calorie foods you eat with fruits, vegetables and other water dense foods that keep you just as full.

    We know it sounds too good to be true, but new research conducted at Pennsylavania State University suggests it is possible to lose weight by making small changes in your diet.

    The women in the study ate a whopping 800 fewer calories a day as a result of these dietary changes.

    "I am not a great advocate of simply telling people to eat less, because they are going to get hungry if they do that... What we are trying to do is give people satisfying amounts of food that are less calorie dense," says Barbara Rolls, a nutrition researcher who conducted the study.

    Rolls says though weight loss was not considered in the study, the reduction of 800 calories per day could result in a weight loss of about a pound and a half (0.68 kilos) over the course of a week.

    "The rationale behind eating water dense foods is that whatever you eat can go out of the system very fast," says Dr P K Chowbey, an expert in obesity management at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.

    He cites the example of an apple which has 98 per cent liquid and very few calories. A sweet of the same size will have 20 times more calories.

    Dr Chowbey says that, as a result of our tropical climate, Indians drink more water than Americans, whose water intake is almost zero. But, because of the growing fast food culture and decreased physical activity, obesity levels have gone up drastically among Indians -- at present, it is 37 percent among men and 42 percent among women.

    He also says the awareness level about low calorie food is not high among Indians.

    "People tend to eat the same amount of food each day, regardless of the calories. Adding vegetables to that pizza, lasagna or casserole will increase the food's volume and result in fewer overall calories consumed since portion sizes tend to stay the same," explains Rolls.

    Another study on obesity shows a link between lack of sleep and gaining weight -- skimping on sleep may make you vulnerable to obesity.

    The finding is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in the US. The study discovered that people who reported getting less than seven hours of sleep a night were more likely to be obese on initial evaluation.

    They were also more likely to develop obesity during the follow-up evalution. Even one hour of sleep can make a lot of difference, it says.

    Why water is necessary

    1. Our bodies contain over 70 percent water.

    2. You can go longer without food than water.

    3. Our bodies need a lot of water to function efficiently.

    4. Water helps flush out harmful toxins and thus readies the body for fat loss.

    When your body is not getting enough water

    ~It tries to hold on to the water it has. Since over 70 percent of our muscle is made of water, the lack of it makes our body use the existing water for other functions, leaving you bloated.

    ~How do you get rid of that excess water? By drinking enough water!

    Hot or cold water?

    ~Many experts tend to advocate cold water, because the stomach absorbs it more quickly.
    They believe that cold water might enhance fat burning.

    ~Warm water is, however, easier to drink in large quantities and you might drink more of it without even realising it. Do whatever suits you, here. Just drink more!

    How much water?

    You must drink at least seven to eight glasses (1.9 litres) of water a day.

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    What is the secret to getting a solid 7 to 8 hours of sleep?
    Head for the kitchen and enjoy one or two of these 10 foods. They relax tense muscles, quiet buzzing minds, and/or get calming, sleep-inducing hormones - serotonin and melatonin - flowing. Yawning yet?

    They're practically a sleeping pill in a peel. In addition to a bit of soothing melatonin and serotonin, bananas contain magnesium, a muscle relaxant.

    Chamomile tea.
    The reason chamomile is such a staple of bedtime tea blends is its mild sedating effect - it's the perfect natural antidote for restless minds/bodies.

    Warm milk.
    It's not a myth. Milk has some tryptophan - an amino acid that has a sedative - like effect - and calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan. Plus there's the psychological throw-back to infancy, when a warm bottle meant "relax, everything's fine."

    Honey. Drizzle a little in your warm milk or herb tea. Lots of sugar is stimulating, but a little glucose tells your brain to turn off orexin, a recently discovered neurotransmitter that's linked to alertness.

    A small baked spud won't overwhelm your GI tract, and it clears away acids that can interfere with yawn-inducing tryptophan. To up the soothing effects, mash it with warm milk.

    Oats are a rich source of sleep - inviting melatonin, and a small bowl of warm cereal with a splash of maple syrup is cozy - plus if you've got the munchies, it's filling too.

    A handful of these heart-healthy nuts can be snooze-inducing, as they contain both tryptophan and a nice dose of muscle-relaxing magnesium.

    When life goes awry and feeling down is keeping you up, try sprinkling 2 tablespoons of these healthy little seeds on your bedtime oatmeal. They're rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a natural mood lifter.

    Whole-wheat bread.

    A slice of toast with your tea and honey will release insulin, which helps tryptophan get to your brain, where it's converted to serotonin and quietly murmurs "time to sleep."

    It's the most famous source of tryptophan, credited with all those Thanksgiving naps. But that's actually modern folklore. Tryptophan works when your stomach's basically empty, not overstuffed, and when there are some carbs around, not tons of protein. But put a lean slice or two on some whole-wheat bread mid-evening, and you've got one of the best sleep inducers in your kitchen.

    What if none of these foods help you get your zzz's? Check out your sleep habits with this quick RealAge test to find out what?s keeping you up at night. http://www.realage. com/health_ guides/RLS/ intro.aspx
    For an extra treat, here's the ultimate sleep-inducing snack...

    Lullaby Muffins

    Makes 12 low-fat muffins
    Between the bananas, the whole wheat, and the honeyed touch of sweetness, these muffins are practically an edible lullaby.

    2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    2 large, very ripe bananas
    1/3 cup applesauce
    1/4 cup honey
    1/2 cup milk or soymilk

    Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine the flour (make sure it's whole-wheat pastry flour or you'll produce golf balls, not muffins), salt, and baking powder. In a blender, puree the bananas; add the applesauce, honey, and milk. Blend well. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Line muffin tins with paper muffin cups, pour in batter, and bake 30 minutes or until tops are lightly brown and slightly springy.

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    Thumbs up Food portions?

    It all depends on age, kind of activity, ect* so here is what I have found for you.

    If you are the ages of 19-30 years old the calories per day are: 1900 if you are seditary, 2100 if you are low active, and 2350 if you are very active.

    19-30 years old you should be eating:
    7-8 servings of fruits and veg
    6-7 servings of grain products
    2 servings of milk/alternatives
    2 servings of meat/alternatives
    2Tbsp. of unsaturated fats (ex:non hydrogenated margarine,canola or olive oil)

    Portion Control

    Vegetables and Fruit

    125 mL (½ cup) fresh, frozen or canned
    vegetable or fruit or 100% juice
    250 mL (1 cup) leafy raw vegetables or
    1 piece of fruit
    Grain Products

    1 slice (35 g) bread or ½ bagel (45 g)
    ½ pita (35 g) or ½ tortilla (35 g)
    125 mL (½ cup) cooked rice, pasta, or couscous
    30 g cold cereal or 175 mL (¾ cup) hot cereal
    Milk and Alternatives

    250 mL (1 cup) milk or fortified soy beverage
    175 g (¾ cup) yogurt
    50 g (1 ½ oz.) cheese
    Meat and Alternatives

    75 g (2 ½ oz.)/125 mL (½ cup) cooked fish, shellfish, poultry or lean meat
    175 mL (¾ cup) cooked beans
    2 eggs
    30 mL (2 Tbsp) peanut butter

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    This is great stuff Dr.Kals, but I have to question your sources.

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    This is really good stuff for food. I am very conscious about my health. I always take care myself. I never take fatty food.

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    Great detail with some very solid points made. I wanted to add trying Triphala from an Ayurvedic supplements company called Sewanti (understanding Ayurveda isn't needed). This product allowed me to have regular elimination (so handy when changing eating habits) AND cleaned out my liver. After eating poorly for many years and yo-yo dieting, I figured my body, and liver, deserved a break. I've got tons more energy and the inflammation in my body has more wrist pain!! Totally worth checking out.

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