10 Immunity Improving Foods

2014年11月29日

Food is the major source of energy. Having food is what everyone does! But to have what and in which quantity is what majority of us lack! Balanced diet is one of the essential knowledge that every single human being should know.Taking a balanced diet prevents us from a lot of diseases and sufferings. Appropriate intake and balanced choice of food items is very important.


The immune system of a person is boosted from the type of food he is eating, hence, one needs to make sure that the food being taken all day is balanced diet. One should make sure that the quantity of proteins,carbohydrates,fats, minerals, and vitamins are equal or taken in the quality required as per the person. The quantity and the type may vary from person to person.


Few of us have body structure that is health that is because of the slow metabolic rate, on the other hand the people having a smart body structure in spite of eatingmore than the people eating less, have a fast metabolic rate. That is due to the selection of the food.


Similarly, people have a good immune system fall less sick that the people who don’t have much resistance. Hence, there are certain foods that define and boost up the immunity level of the person like:


Citrus Fruits:



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This is one of the fruit categories. This includes the family of fruits like orange, lemon, grapefruit, melons and limes. All such fruits that have sour and sweet taste and are juicy in nature. They have one common vitamin present in them that is vitamin C. having such fruits in your diet can reduce the fat level and the cholesterol levels of your body, hence making body resistant! Try to take all these fruits in natural form rather than processed ones. One of the best forms you can take this is adding drops of lemon in green tea. It is really effective!


Carrots:



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Carrots are best to take in for improving your eye sight. It is also recommended by doctors. It has carotenoids that enable to sharpen the vision hence, makes things visible and clear to you. You can take carrots in any form like sweet, soup, salads or in juice.


Turmeric Powder:



This is known as a healer! It is the best ingredient one should add in daily food taken. It has a very strong flavor. It prevents swelling of the body, inflammation, arthritis, asthma and much more. It has natural minerals and vitamins that are really helpful in preventing the majority of health concerns especially with the females.


Papaya:



One of the well liked fruits among the elders and older, though young people don’t like this fruit much as it taste a bit bitter. Though, sweet are available in the market. It is a very good fruit that needs to be included in diet in the form of salads or any kind you prefer. It helps to glow your skin, sharpen vision that is eye sight, reduced weight and helps in balancing the cholesterol levels.


Ginger:



It falls in the category of vegetables. It is the best vegetable to be eaten. You can add ginger in any form like powder or small chunks in any of the food you are taking. Eastern countries use this as a taste enhancer in every dish they make. It helps to control blood pressure and heart diseases.


Garlic:



Garlic a sister to ginger! It is the best known to improve the immune system. Taking a clove of garlic daily early in the morning with a glass of warm water improves body immune system and helps in preventing major diseases like sugar,blood pressure and heart disease. Moreover, it helps in preventing infections.


Pineapple:



Another fruit that is great to use as an immunity booster. It is juicy and included in the citrus fruit category. You can take it in any form like salads, raw or juice.


Berries:



Having vitamin C in abundance helps in tissue repair and makes all organs healthy like liver, kidneys etc.


Yogurt:



It is the best to be taken for stomach related health concerns. It helps in cushioning the stomach and makes the digestive process smooth.


Oats:



This falls in cereal category, contains fiber. Taking oats in breakfast is really helpful to keep your body light and smooth all day.


These were few of the best foods that can be taken to improve the immunity of the human body. Make sure that you take it in appropriate quantity to maintain the balanced diet!

 

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Capping off a fashionable month

2014年11月27日

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Ever since Taryn Rodighiero started her own clothing company, KaiKini Bikinis, about four years ago in a spare bedroom in her home, she has had a dream: a place to create and sew her handmade beachwear.


It is one that finally came true on Tuesday, when she and her husband, Tyler, unveiled her company’s new manufacturing facility in Kapaa — a milestone that also capped off Hawaii Fashion Month on Kauai.


“I’m so ecstatic,” Taryn Rodighiero said in between tours of her company’s manufacturing space. “I had a space but it was about half this size and we were all literally back to back sitting at the (sewing) machines, so it’s so nice to actually have room now to breathe.”


The grand opening also featured a fashion show — the fourth this month — that included selections from 14 Kauai designers and 11 Hawaii designers. About 70 people attended the private fashion show and grand opening of the KaiKini Bikinis manufacturing facility.


Toby Porter, a Hawaii fashion incubator for Hawaii Fashion Month, said the program began last year in Honolulu by Gov. Neil Abercrombie as a way to “enable people to show what it is that they do, to show and sell their work, and to elevate Hawaii fashion.”


“In our second year, we’re just thrilled to be over here — to come see the energy and be a part on the ground as it takes off,” Porter said.


Fellow fashion incubator, Melissa White, agreed and said collaboration with local designers and the Kauai Chamber of Commerce was successful.


“It was a fantastic partnership that we hope to continue,” White said.Read more at:prom dresses 2014

 

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British Pie Awards in Melton

2014年11月25日

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The tradition of the wedding pie is to be revived at next year’s British Pie Awards in Melton.


While wedding cakes have been the fashion for the past 500 years, it used to be sweet or savoury pies that were the centrepiece of the wedding feast.


In April next year, hundreds of pies will be presented for judging at the pie awards and the speciality category will be challenging bakers to produce the best “bride’s pie”.


Matthew O’Callaghan, chairman of the British Pie Awards, said: “Each year we launch the awards to encourage innovation in pies and we’re never disappointed.


“l can’t wait to see what the 2015 awards bring.


“In 2014 we had everything from salt beef and gherkins to pastrami and pickle and even a squirrel pie.


“In 2015, the speciality class will be the bride’s pie, harking back to days of old before the traditional cake we know today was wedding custom.


“Prior to the 17th Century, pie - sweet and savoury - rather than cake was served at most weddings and guests would often bring a pie as a gift.


“And - in a tradition predating the throwing of the bouquet - a glass ring was placed at the centre of the Bride’s Pie and the guest who got the piece with the ring was considered the next to be wed.”


This year there were 825 individual pies entered and about 100 judges were involved in the sixth annual contest at St Mary’s Church in the town.


Next year’s awards will take place on April 22, 2015, with all kinds of pies being judged, including hot, cold, sweet and savoury.


Apart from the speciality class, all pies entered have to be commercially available.


Mr O’Callaghan said 2015 was expected to break entry records as the classes expand from 19 to 20 classes.


The new class will be for pies that are gluten-free.


The category has been inspired by Warwickshire company Proper Pies Ltd, which won in the beef & ale class in the 2014 awards with their gluten free beef, Guinness and root vegetable pie.


Gary Davies from the company said developments in dietary needs had made the new class very timely.


He said: “We’re sensitive to the developments in the food market, which is why we entered this pie last year.


“This new class will hopefully encourage other manufacturers to develop contemporary recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone.”


People wanting to enter a pie in the competition have from now until April 3, 2015, to do so.


The competition is open to pie producers of all sizes, with a special rate for companies with fewer than 10 pie makers.Read more here:orange prom dresses

 

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Give a new twist to the cat-eye look

2014年11月22日

Give a new twist to the cat-eye look

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Cat-eye makeup isn't new. However, it will never go out of style, thanks to the different twists that celebrities and models are adding to it. Here we decode three different twists to this classic.


For basic cat-eye makeup: Use a primer and then a foundation on your entire face, including the eyelids, to even out your skin tone. Then use pressed powder on your lids to create a base. Take a gel, liquid or pencil liner. Line you upper lid from the inner to the outermost corner in a medium thick stroke. Your liner should be thinner on the inner corner of your upper eyelid, and thicker on the outer corner. Now, draw the flick. Begin from the outer corner and make a thin line upwards and outwards.


Sultry goddess


The smokey cat-eye: Get this look by keeping your liner thicker at the edges. Apply a charcoal (if you're wheatish) or dark brown (if you're fair) powder shadow over your upper lashes. Use a black liner on the lower lash.


Dramatic Diva


The block cat-eye: Take the graphic makeup love that the fashion world is showing to your peepers with a block winged eye that squares at the edges. Channel model Twiggy from the 1960s by dotting the lower lash line with a kohl pencil.


Girl next Door


The classic cat-eye: The classic winged eye is a failsafe look for any occasion that demands some drama. Make sure you use plenty of mascara to enhance the effect of the liner. Keep the lips light for a day look and go deep red if you have the courage to vamp it up.Read more at:princess prom dresses uk

 

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Gear up for the parties

2014年11月20日

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Fashion got a little edgy with the uber stylish party dresses that Namrata Joshipura showcased at Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in the city recently. For the designer, who is known for her chic party dresses, this collection was all about celebrating womanhood.


“Right from the texture treatment to adapting new age fabrics, the collection is all about celebrating women. I’m sticking to monochromes like black, white and gold with hints of red and blue here and there. Of course, my collection is never complete without shorts,” she said.


Given her expertise in the evening dressing scenario, we ask her to list the five must-haves for this party season. “Definitely long dresses, as they look very feminine. Then... jackets as they can be paired easily with a dress or shorts. Make way for blouses in your wardrobe, be it with miffed ties or ruffled shirts, they can again be paired with shorts or skirts.


Printed dresses and shirts are also favourites this season. Last but not the least, go for a fitting pencil skirt,” she says.


Namrata’s garments are a hit with her Hyderabadi clients too and she feels that the mindset here has evolved a lot. “The Hyderabadi market, per se, has become very progressive. At a recent gathering at a retail store in the city, I was surprised to see that the people didn’t opt for anything basic. They were ready to experiment,” she says.Read more at:prom dresses

 

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'Dancing is my life,' Flamenco instructor says

2014年11月18日

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Originally from Valencia, Spain, performer, dance instructor and choreographer MariaJose Staley Ramon Ros has an international resume. She studied under the Royal Academy of Dance and the Spanish Dance Society and has danced in Valencia and Madrid, Spain, and Okinawa, Japan. She also has taught ballet and flamenco at universities in Spain, Japan and the U.S.


She moved to Great Falls a year ago with her husband, Michael Staley, and was embraced by Miss Linda School of Dance. There, she began teaching flamenco, the highly expressive Spanish dance featuring hand clapping, percussive footwork and intricate hand, arm and body movements. The difficult dance has attracted many to her classes.


1. How long have you been dancing?


"I have been dancing (ballet) since I was 7 years old. At the age of 11, I began to learn flamenco. Flamenco is the national dance of Spain."


2. How did you choose dancing?


"Basically, as soon as I began to walk I started dancing. My mother said we have to take some energy from this girl. I was persistent. I started ballet and then also danced flamenco."


3. What is your weekly routine? What other activities do you do?


"I take tap classes twice a week and a ballet class once a week. I teach open flamenco adult classes once a week; teen classes once a week; and children's class once a week. I work out Tuesday and Thursday at Snap Fitness."


4. What keeps you motivated?


"Dancing is my hobby — my life. It is a blessing and a gift that the Lord has given me, and I want to give back."


5. Is this something anyone can do?


"Everybody can dance the flamenco. It is like a language. In the beginning it is hard, but once you begin to learn the culture and see your teacher dancing, you speak flamenco."


6. What tips do you have for someone who wants to get started?


"Don't be embarrassed to dance. It is all expression. You must be open to get the expression and move every part of your body."


7. What health benefits have you seen?


"Dancing is a sport that moves all of your body. It gives you physical posture and makes everything in life easier. It is healthy for your heart. You also have your mind working all the time."


8. How do you incorporate nutrition with your workout routine?


"In Spain, where I am from, I am used to the Mediterranean diet. We don't eat fast food. We cook at home and know what we are eating.


You will burn a lot of calories with flamenco and ballet. But you don't want to abuse food. I do snack before class by having a healthy yogurt. My daily food intake includes cereal for breakfast or eggs, if I have time. For lunch, I have soup or rice, chicken, vegetables or pasta. Because I teach late here at the studio, I usually have some leftovers for dinner, which often includes thin Spanish noodles. Admittedly, I do like chocolate, but I have to treat myself to it in the morning so I burn it off during the day."


9. Have you faced any setbacks (injuries) and how did you overcome them?


"I have sprained both my ankles dancing, which took three months to heal. I have also pulled hamstrings. I have to be very careful to warm up before classes. In Spain, we have very good physio therapy, and I miss that."Read more at:mermaid prom dresses

 

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the good and the bad

2014年11月13日

Like most things in life, dietary choices fall into two categories: the good and the bad

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While it may not be possible to completely cut out foods loaded with empty calories, sugar and bad fats, it is in your best interest to make nutritious fare the main part of your daily diet – and it can be tastier than you might expect. Here’s what you should and should not be eating


Good


Broccoli: This lean, green nutrition machine is the bee’s knees. It is a good source of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory benefits and has been touted as a good food to eat for cancer prevention. Eat lightly steamed to preserve its nutrients.


Berries: These little nutritious powerhouses are packed with vitamins – especially vitamin C – and antioxidants and they taste great. Throw a handful on your breakfast or in a smoothie, or eat them as a snack.


Nuts: Nuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids, making them a great brain food. They are also high in fibre and packed with protein, which means they’ll keep you full for longer. Eat raw unsalted nuts, particularly almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios. Stay away from roasted, salt-loaded versions.


Avocado: This delicious and versatile fruit is high in good fats and antioxidants. It is great on toast or in a salad and can also be used as a dairy substitute in desserts.


Wild salmon: High in omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is a great brain food and it is also good for your skin and heart. Grilled, baked or raw, salmon is versatile and delicious. Wild salmon is also at lower risk of mercury contamination than many other types of fish.


Bad


French fries: You may think that because potato is a vegetable it is good for you, but deep-fried food has little nutritional benefit. Choose a baked sweet potato instead.


Doughnuts: High in fat and sugar, these calorie-laden snacks have absolutely no nutritional value and will send your blood sugar levels on a roller coaster ride. Just say no.


White bread: White bread contains empty calories – that is calories without any nutritional benefit. Switch to wholegrain bread and benefit from energy that is more slowly released and has fibre.


Soft drinks: OK, so it’s not exactly food, but soft drinks still deserve a mention in the list. Carbonated liquids can contain up to 15 teaspoons of sugar per can and do nothing good for your body. ­Water is the best drink for your body. Pimp it up with chunks of fruit and mint for a refreshing treat.


Breakfast cereals: Many breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar and very little else. While their packaging boasts of health benefits, this is usually a marketing gimmick. Choose oats with berries and plain yogurt for a healthy breakfast that won’t send you on a surplus sugar ride.Read more at:long prom dresses uk

 

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Try these food pairings for good health

2014年11月11日

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Certain foods have a synergy with others. Here are food duos that work best together to give you an energy boost


Sometimes, the wrong food combinations can leave you feeling bloated and upset. And pairing the right foods together works well. It's said, "You are not what you eat, but what you digest." And research says packing power food pairings together can bring out the best in each other to give better health, induce weight loss, and give you an energy boost. Here are a few of them...


Lemon and spinach leaves


Dark green leaves of spinach have cancer-fighting lutein, niacin, zinc plus vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron and more. It builds a healthy cardiovascular system. Drizzle some lemon juice (which is also rich in vitamin C) over your spinach so as to retrain its iron-rich content. It works well to cleanse the intestinal tract.


Olive oil and tomatoes


Most people love olive oil drizzled over tomatoes. Tomatoes are a major source of beta-carotene, which further strengthens your immune system. And having olive oil with it helps the body absorb the tomato's antioxidants, lycopene and other carotenoids. Next time you have a salad, add just a half teaspoon of good olive oil over it.


Strawberries and yogurt


Yogurt is a powerhouse of calcium that builds bones. It also contains B12. It has been found that it might be able to prevent high blood pressure as it has potassium that can flush out excess sodium in the body. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, which boosts immunity. Together, they work wonders for the body. Have yogurt with strawberries in the morning for an energy fix.


Broccoli and fish


Fish like mackerel have the cancer-fighting mineral selenium. When paired with broccoli, a veggie that has sulforaphane, both compounds become 10 times more effective in slowing cancer cell growth than when eaten alone. In addition, garlic and fish can also lower LDL (bad) cholesterol effectively together instead of on their own.Read more here:long prom dresses

 

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Susie Bond: The lowdown on high-protein diets

2014年11月08日

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Many popular diet books recommend high-protein diets for weight loss. These types of diets can produce rapid initial weight loss because of the dehydration effect of high-protein diets. Water weight can come and go very quickly, hence, the rapid regain when high-protein diets are discontinued.


Dietitians and other credible health professionals typically don't recommend high-protein diets for their clients. A diet containing a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrate and fat will yield the best results for the long term.


So then, how much protein is really needed? The average healthy person requires about 0.36 grams of protein per pound of ideal body weight to build and maintain body tissues, including muscle.


For example, someone who weighs 150 pounds requires 54 grams of protein per day. Athletes, individuals older than 50 and those following reduced-calorie diets need a bit more — 0.45 to 0.55 grams of protein per pound of ideal body weight. For a 150-pound person, that translates into 68 to 82 grams of protein per day.


Consuming less than the required amount of protein can lead to reduced muscle mass and strength, as well as impaired blood sugar regulation.


It's best to spread protein intake throughout the day, rather than consuming a large amount at one time, to maximize the body's synthesis of lean tissue. The body has a limit of about 30 grams of protein that it can absorb and utilize at one time. Anything in excess of that is simply converted into fat and/or sugar and stored as such until it is burned off.


Many experts recommend that we consume about 20 to 25 grams of protein with each meal, and 5 to 10 grams with snacks.


A typical breakfast of cereal, milk and fruit contains about only 8 grams of protein. Adding a carton of Greek yogurt, an egg, cottage cheese or even lean meat will help boost the protein content of that meal. Another option would be to eat a high-protein midmorning snack, such as Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit.


So, how do you build a meal that contains the right amount of protein? It doesn't take nearly as much as most people think. Three ounces of lean meat provides 21 grams of high-quality protein.


Grains, dairy products and vegetables also provide protein. A meal consisting of 3 ounces of lean meat, a serving of whole grains and a serving of vegetables provides about 26 grams of protein.


Many of us consume more than 3 ounces of meat and more than one serving of grains and vegetables at mealtimes, so the protein content would be even higher in that case.


Dietary protein alone, however, won't maintain body tissues by itself. Vigorous exercise, including a regular weight-training program, is equally important in sustaining muscle mass. Include strength training two to three times per week, along with cardiovascular exercise five to six days each week for optimal benefits.Read more at:yellow prom dresses

 

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Jay Chou likely to have church wedding

2014年11月06日

Jay Chou likely to have church wedding

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Jay Chou's girlfriend Hannah Quinlivan has hinted at a January church wedding to the singer, say Hong Kong newspapers.


The 21-year-old model was quizzed about her wedding plans with her 35-year-old boyfriend when she made an appearance at a mall in Hong Kong on Sunday, said The Sun.


Rumour has it that they will walk down the aisle in early January at New Life Church in Taipei, where he was baptised two years ago.


She did not deny the rumour, but said: "It's still being arranged. The location is uncertain. We're still planning it step by step. It should be the church where we usually have gatherings, but it's not certain."


As for talk of the couple taking six months of marriage counselling classes, she said: "There're no formal classes. Our church friends are concerned about us, and blessing and praying for us."


She said she was "enjoying" every stage of the wedding planning and would stay in Taipei for Christmas.


The pair's romance was first reported around her 18th birthday in August 2011, after she apparently went on holiday in Europe with him and his mother.


This year, he said he would marry her before his 36th birthday, which will be on Jan 18 next year.


The couple recently returned from another vacation in Europe, which Quinlivan described as "very relaxing".


She said it was not a wedding shoot, but added: "We took a lot of pretty pictures."

 

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