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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chickpeas for Headache


A cup of cooked chickpeas or garbanzos provides us 164 percent of the daily value of molybdenum. This mineral helps cleanse our bodies of headache causing sulfites, usually found in prepared foods like delicatessen salads and salad bars. If you love these foods and you are sensitive to sulfites you may experience rapid heartbeat and headache. Include a cup of chickpeas in your diet if you want freedom from nagging head pain.


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Getting rid of blackheads

Having problems with zits and blackheads? I used to worry a lot about it back then and have always dreaded the trips to my dermatologist. Having them removed was painful not to mention the money I spent with all those visits. But now I've found a way on how to get rid of blackheads. It's totally painless and very affordable. Click on the link for more info.


Colon Cleansing

Ever since I've heard that Former President Corazon Aquino has been diagnosed with colon cancer, I've been very conscious about it. It was only then that I knew it's the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. Wikipedia says, the first signs of colon cancer are usually vague, like bleeding, weight loss and fatigue. Change in bowel habits are rare until the tumor has grown to a large size.

Keeping our colon clean and free of debris can help our body dispose of waste. I've read that colon cleansing can effectively remove bacteria and toxins to make it function properly. However, one should be very careful in choosing a very effective product for colon cleanser. A popular and expensive one does not mean it is effective. Click and read about the Colonix reviews first before purchasing.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Balance and Variety

We often get scared about news on foods that can damage our health and if we are to believe all these, we'll end up with nothing on our table. The keys are "balance" and "variety". You need not ban foods like bacon, snacks, fast food, alcohol, salty foods, etc. as long as you have them in moderation. The recent food scares make us think "superfoods" is the answer, Goji berries, Acai berries, blueberries, pomegrenate, seaweed, and wheat grass have been tagged as superfoods. All these are hailed for their disease-fighting, anti-aging and cancer-beating properties. There is nothing wrong if you want and you can afford to eat these "superfoods", but the old staples of ornages, apples, avocados, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, pepper and even potatoes, which provide us about 1/3 third of our vitamin intake, will do just as well. It is important to have a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other foods.

Here's a list that you can use as a guide for your family's optimum nutrition.

EAT MORE OF:
  • Fruit and vegetables. They help protect against heart disease and contain important dietary fiber, which may protect against several cancers including mouth, stomach and bowel cancer.
  • Fish. Eat at least 2 portions a week, one of them oily. Girls and women who could become pregnant can safely eat up to two portions of oily fish a week; everyone else can eat up to 4 portions.
  • Beans. Rich in protein and iron, they also contain dietary fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and may protect against certain cancers.
EAT LESS OF:
  • Red meat. No more than 500 gms a week and as little as processed meat as possible.
  • Salt, salted foods, and processed foods that contain a lot of salt. Too much salt can increase blood pressure, raise osteoporosis risk, and probably increase the risk of stomach cancer.
  • Fast food, snacks, and sweeetened drinks. They contain saturated and trans fats, which increase the risk of heart disease.
  • Alcohol. The World Cancer Research Fund advises limiting your intake to one unit a day for women and 2 for men.

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Angel on Vacation

I feel sore and tired. I have achy muscles, my hands and arms hurt and my back hurts too. Are these signs of getting old? Hell no! I'm overworked that's why. My maid left the other day to attend their town fiesta and now I'm the one doing all the houseworks. If only I could escape and enjoy those free hotel rooms, but I can't, lol. It's not that I don't know how to do houseworks but I'm so used to having someone around do it for me. So please Inday, come back soon. :)

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chicken Soup with a Twist


Nothing beats a hot homemade chicken soup when it comes to fighting chest congestion and cough. But there's a way of making it extra effective. Add a whole head of unpeeled garlic, (sliced in half crosswise) and two to four quartered, unpeeled onions to the broth before cooking. The skins of garlic and onions have antiviral compounds called "Quercetin" that fights the rhinovirus that's causing the cold. Don't worry about the skins in your soup because you can easily strain them out before eating, the broth will have been infused with quercetin by then. Another perk that we get from chicken soup, whether canned or homemade, is that it blocks the activity of neutrophils. These are the inflammatory cells that trigger coughs and congestion.

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Summer Plans

Yay! It's the start of summer vacation and my kids have planned so many things to do this summer. Mai is considering taking advanced summer classes to lighten her load next school year. Joey wants to take guitar lessons. I'm also introducing them to crafting and right now I'm busy preparing the tools and materials we will be needing. They want to start with Origami and paper crafts, finally, the craft books I have collected over the years will now be of use. Tomorrow I'm heading over the craft store to get a box cutter and a new pair of scissors. We're all excited about this and we're looking forward to a fun and productive summer vacation.


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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joey's gifts

Just in time for Joey's graduation next Wednesday, I'm so glad that Buy.com is having a Sale. Been saving up for the wireless network adapter for his XBox 360 and the last time I checked, the price was $99. Now it's only $69.99. I saved $30 and for that I can still get him a game. I'm sure he'll be surprised to get not just one but two gifts next week. He'll surely have a graduation blast.



Sunday, March 15, 2009

Porta-superfoods

For people who are always on the go, processed foods and junk foods are what they usually eat because these are the easiest to prepare. Other times, they end up eating at fast food joints which is not good either. You can still eat healthy foods even if you are always running or on the move. Here's a list of stress- and mess-free portable superfoods that are not only healthy but will give you a day full of energy.

Hard-boiled egg. This high-protein source of all-day energy can travel at room temperature and helps release feel-good endorphins when you eat it.

Cheese and Whole-grain crackers. This classic combination of whole grains and protein provides a great side dish to a green salad. Just make sure the crackers are free of hydrogenated oils.

Leafy greens. Greens travel well at room temperature. To keep them crisp in transit, wash them right before you pack them, and wrap them in a cloth napkin.

Quinoa. This delicious and healthy grain can be eaten cold or at room temperature. Add a few steamed or sauteed vegetables to it for a quick and healthy salad.

Avocado. You can carry this fruit whole and then slice it in half when you're ready to eat it. If you only eat half, sprinkle the other half with lemon juice - it helps prevent the flesh from turning brown.

Edamame. These soy beans are a complete protein and contain folic acid. You can buy them fresh or frozen; steam them still in the pod then add a little pinch of salt.

Granola with almonds and/or walnuts. This combination of grains and healthy fats can last for a week in a sealed container. Top it with fresh sliced bananas for mood-boosting potassium.

source: Natural Health

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BINGO!

It's not only the online casinos that are making waves in the internet, online bingo is creating a buzz as well. You can play for free or for real money. I love playing bingo with my friends and family back then. I think bingo is really fun, I am not into gambling and playing bingo, for me, is not really gambling. Like the online casino web sites, bingo rooms also offer loyalty incentives and bonuses. I was amused when I checked a bingo web site. The site is eye-catching and their featured bingo rooms really caught my attention.
I did not play but I had fun browsing through their bingo rooms and chat rooms, very interesting and so full of dramas. Bingo Hideout also offers large jackpots and their bingo tournaments are round-the-clock. If you choose to play in any of their bingo sites, no download is necessary. All you have to do is sign up. After signing up you just create a profile. You may also choose to create groups and upload photos, then you can start making friends and even send messages and write on friends walls.
All Bingo sites on their list are legitimate and give you the option to open both a free account and real money account. All sites are licensed and regulated and have a 24/7 customer service to help you with your every needs. If you're into online bingo check on this site, they also offer free bingo with no deposit.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Food Friday: Pasta Bowl

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KFC's pasta bowl. I found it a bit salty but it complimented the spicy bite. I also liked the oriental flavor.



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WW - What?!? You forgot the marshmallows?





Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Stress Buster

My way of short-circuiting stress is through stitching. When I pick up those needles, I know I am not just creating something with every stitch but I'm also lowering stress. I can sit down for hours doing a project without noticing the time.

If you haven't tried stitching, I suggest you try it. I have also read that stitching/knitting triggers the body's relaxation response as effectively as tai chi, resulting in lowered heart and breathing rates.


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Rescue Your Rug


It's not so difficult to get silly putty off your area rugs. The first thing you need to do is to pick off as much as you can. Then apply a small amount of household spray lubricant. Leave it for a couple of minutes, and use a terry washcloth to lift any remaining gunk. Dampen a clean cloth with alcohol and blot area. Then make a solution of dishwashing soap and warm water and sponge on the stained parts. Rinse and air-dry.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WW - Nature's Beauty


wholesale computers

If you're thinking of buying wholesale laptops, it would be best to make a click stop first at Liquidation. The site is concentrating more on lot buying,perfect timing for my SIL who's cyber cafe is opening soon. She'll save more if she buys in bulk. Hubs is planning to buy a new unit too, he wants to replace our "snail" computer. I told him it will be a great idea to ask SIL to buy it for us since she's getting them in bulk.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Top Droppers for February

A big thanks to my top droppers for this month. Thank you also to all of you who visited, dropped and commented.



1. Life's a Pizza Pie - Life definitely is very much like a pizza pie. It has toppings that could make it delicious or distasteful. But whatever the toppings may be, we make our lives. It’s us who make our destiny and we can control it.

2. Lainy's Musings - A blog showcasing my mutterings, random rants, raves and whinings on life's daily maneuvers.

3. Lola's Diner - At Lola's Diner we'll be sharing recipes and sharing conversation across a virtual lunch counter. Topics will be varied and can include current events, politics, parenting, mental health, and glbt topics.

4. Everyday Living - Weight-loss tips and stories, mixed together with humor and fun. All this and more, to help you get through the journey of Everyday Living.

5. Scandinavian Ways - Winesworld is a friendly wine guide for amateurs, by amateurs. We will blog about travel in Scandinavia, food & wine and other Scandinavian ways of doing things.

6. Authority Directory - Premium directory of quality internet resources with a popular and diverse blog that has a focus towards webmaster and business topics. More traffic to your blog!

7. ThemeLib - ThemeLib offer Free Quality Blogger Templates, promote beautiful Wordpress Themes and publish articles on Blogging Tips and Web Stuff related to blogging.

8. Mr. Soleh's Outburst - This is where I started to change my life, from a lonely Mr Soleh to a nice good looking one. I finally found that seeking a perfect life partner process is fun, adventurous and full of palpitation! :)

9. The Way I See it - My thoughts, opinions and personal observations on a wide variety of subjects, sometimes mixed with humor and including travel, retirement, opinion, politics, child sponsorship with Children International and life experiences. News and views from my perspective.

10. Big Boys Have Toys Too - A sports minded father of 2 who loves to write about anything that interests men and women.


Keep the dip warm


Dips are always best served warm, but if you don't have a hot plate handy, try this simple tip: Pour the dip into a stoneware bowl and place on a heating pad or electric blanket set to high. It's steady warmth will gradually get soaked up by the stoneware. That will keep the dip warm all through out your party and it will save you a lot of time and effort from dashing to and from the microwave.





 
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