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7 Fruits That Help Prevent Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s greatest health conditions that has threatened the well being of many, particularly women. It is so sad to note that many do not bother about finding preventive solution to this dreaded disease. Many instead wait to go for the curative.

But we think it pays to find better and more cost-effective ways of preventing rather than curing cancer.

We found a list of seven amazing fruits that can help in this preventive effort from Beforeitsnews.com, and thought it wise to republish it here.

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A diet rich in fruits and veggies can help protect against many cancers. People who eat at least four servings of fruits have a 50 percent lower risk of cancer than those who consume no more than two such servings each day. The following 7 fruits are particularly effective.

1. Avocado

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Contains Lutein (a carotenoid along with Vitamin E), Magnesium, and monounsaturated (healthy) fats. Avocado helps fight cancer of the mouth, breast, and prostate, and improves skin tone. It also improves absorption of nutrients in other foods.

2. Mango
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  Research found that women who eat more mango have a lower risk of breast cancer. Researchers conducted a study of polyphenols, focused on bio-active ingredients called tannins, which prevent and inhibit cancer progression. Tannic acid, which is found in mango, is a kind of polyphenol with a bitter taste. It was found that polyphenols can disrupt the cell division cycle. Grape seeds and teas also contain polyphenols.

3. Citrus
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Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemon, kumquat are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C can help prevent the formation of nitrosamine which may occur after eating processed meat. Vitamin C is good for patients with gastric cancer, laryngeal cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer.
4. Hawthorn
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Hawthorn is commonly used as an appetizer to boost digestion and lower blood lipids. It inhibits cancer cell growth and is rich in vitamin C. It’s good for the digestive tract and female reproductive system cancers such as gastric cancer and breast cancer.

5. Jujube

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Rich in B-carotene, vitamin C and B vitamins, this fruit contains a group of triterpenoids, an anti-cancer active ingredient. Jujube may be eaten in porridge or simmered with astragalus.
6. Kiwi
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Kiwi is a powerhouse of vitamin C. It has 4-12 times more vitamin C than an orange, 3 times more than an apple and 60 times more than grapes.
7. Red Apples
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Researchers found that red fruits such as red apples and vegetables protected against breast cancer in rats. Vitamins in fruits and vegetables with red skin can effectively inhibit production of cancer-promoting proteins and suppress the response of tumors to female hormones, thus reducing the risk of breast cancer.

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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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PROTECT YOUR LIVER….

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The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7.consuming alcohol.
8. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
9. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store. We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Health, Technology

 

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Smoking upon awakening raises cancer risk: 14 easy ways to cure tobacco cravings

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Past studies in animals have shown the NNK metabolite in rodents promotes lung tumors. Level of NNAL in the bloodstream can predict lung cancer in humans and rodents Branstetter says.

In the study, 1,945 smoking adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey provided urine samples to measure NNAL along with information about their smoking habits including whether they smoked upon awakening.

Thirty-two percent had their first cigarette within 5 minutes of getting up; 31 percent within 6 to 30 minutes; 18 percent smoked within 31 to 60 minutes and 19 percent waited at least an hour to smoke a cigarette.

In addition to early morning smoking, other factors that influenced NNAL levels included number of years of smoking, age, gender and presence of another smoker in the home.

Branstetter and his colleague Joshua Muscat, professor of public health sciences discovered people who smoking as soon as they awaken in the morning had the highest levels of NNAL, regardless of how many cigarettes they smoke the rest of the day. He suggests the reason may be deeper inhalation of tobacco smoke.

The finding could mean asking a person about smoking in the morning could help identify people at higher risk for oral and lung cancer. Because NNAL remains stable, Branstetter says a single measurement of the carcinogen is reflective of a person’s exposure.

Identifying when a person has their first cigarette in the morning could lead to early interventions to help thwart tobacco related cancer the authors suggest.

Tips for curbing or stopping smoking

  1. Speak with your doctor about medications that can help control cigarette cravings
  2. Change your daily routine to help postpone your first cigarette of the day
  3. Walk in the morning and throughout the day. Exercise is known to temporarily decrease tobacco cravings.
  4. If you are trying to quit smoking, drink plenty of fluids to help with symptoms of withdrawal.
  5. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Studies show people who munch on healthy foods are more successful at stopping smoking.
  6. Consider stop smoking aids like patches and gum to reduce cravings. Speak with your doctor first.
  7. Tell you family and friends you are trying to quit tobacco.
  8. Find a method that works best for you. Studies show even cutting back on cigarettes can improve lung health.
  9. Give yourself a timeline and understand it will take willpower to stick to it.
  10. Write down the reasons you have made the decision to stop smoking and put it in a prominent place.
  11. Practice deep breathing exercises that will not only improve lung health, but can relax you to get through the day.
  12. Buy yourself a treat with the money or join a gym with the money would spend on cigarettes. Put your money in a jar and watch it grow!
  13. Consider acupuncture, acupressure or hypnosis. The investment is well worth it for the return of optimal health and no more expensive cigarettes.
  14. Spend more time with non-smokers.

Source:
Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
“Time to First Cigarette and 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-Pyridyl)-1-Butanol (NNAL) Levels in Adult Smokers; National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey” (NHANES), 2007–2010
March 29, 2013

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in 18+, Health, Technology

 

TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU CONTROL YOUR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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1. Make sure your blood pressure is under 140/90 mm Hg. If your systolic pressure (the top number) is over 140, ask your doctor what you can do to lower it.

2. Take your high blood pressure medicine, if prescribed, every day. If you have questions, talk to your doctor.

3. Aim for a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight increases your risk of high blood pressure. One way to determine if you need to lose weight is to find out your body mass index or BMI. If your BMI is above the healthy range (i.e., 25 or greater), or if your waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (women) or 40 inches (men) you probably have excess abdominal weight and you may benefit from weight loss especially if you have other risk factors. Talk to your doctor to see if you are at increased risk for high blood pressure and need to lose weight.

4. Increase your physical activity. Do at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as walking, most days of the week. You can do 30 minutes in three 10-minute segments. Dr.sharib azmi

5. Choose foods low in salt and sodium. Most Americans should consume no more than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams) of sodium a day. That equals 6 grams, about one teaspoon of table salt a day. For someone with high blood pressure, the doctor may advise less.

6. Read nutrition labels. Almost all packaged foods contain sodium. Every time you prepare or eat a packaged food, know how much sodium is in one serving.

7. Keep a sodium diary. You may be surprised at how much sodium you consume each day and the diary will help you decide which foods to decrease or eliminate.

8. Use spices and herbs instead of salt to season the food you prepare at home.

9. Eat more fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy foods. Dr.sharib azmi

10. If you consume alcohol at all, consume moderate amount or restrict…

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Health, Technology

 
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The Power of the mind!

The Power of the mind!

I know how powerful my thoughts are. I really do!

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Quotes

 

Peerless Messi creates another record that may never be equalled

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The Argentine extended his run of goals in La Liga to 19 rounds of the competition on Saturday, and has now netted consecutively against every other side in the table. Chai!
There is virtually no way of stopping him and, after he extended his latest remarkable record on Saturday, there looks likely to be no way of catching him, either. Even though, I’ve never hid my love for his fiery rival Cristano Ronaldo 😀

Lionel Messi made it 19 Liga goals in a row with his second-half strike at Celta Vigo on Saturday evening, as Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw in Galicia. The Argentine, exhausted after his midweek match in Bolivia and sick during the interval in La Paz due to the high altitude in the Andean city, lacked some of his usual freshness in this encounter, but he still did enough to set up one goal, score another and see a decent appeal for a penalty waved away by the referee.

MESSI’S 19 IN A ROW IN LA LIGA
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Round/Date Fixture
Result
11 – 11/11 Mallorca (a) Won 4-2
(Messi 2)
12 – 17/11 Zaragoza (h) Won 3-1
(Messi 2)
13 – 25/11 Levante (a) Won 4-0
(Messi 2)
14 – 01/12 Athletic (h) Won 5-1
(Messi 2)
15 – 09/12 Betis (a) Won 2-1
(Messi 2)
16 – 16/12 Atletico (h) Won 4-1
(Messi 2)
17 – 22/12 Valladolid (a) Won 3-1
(Messi 1)
18 – 06/01 Espanyol (h) Won 4-0
(Messi 1)
19 – 13/01 Malaga (a) Won 3-1
(Messi 1)
20 – 19/01 R. Sociedad (a) Lost 3-2
(Messi 1)
21 – 27/01 Osasuna (h) Won 5-1
(Messi 4)
22 – 03/02 Valencia (a) Drew 1-1
(Messi 1)
23 – 10/02 Getafe (h) Won 6-1
(Messi 1)
24 – 16/02 Granada (a) Won 2-1
(Messi 2)
25 – 23/02 Sevilla (h) Won 2-1
(Messi 1)
26 – 02/03 Real Madrid (a)
Lost 2-1
(Messi 1)
27 – 09/03 Deportivo (h) Won 2-0
(Messi 1)
28 – 17/03 Rayo (h) Won 3-1
(Messi 2)
29 – 30/03 Celta Vigo (a) Drew 2-2
(Messi 1)

All of this, of course, is to be expected these days from the four-time Ballon d’Or winner. Even when his star shines less brightly, Messi remains decisive. This, then, by his own superlative standards, was nothing exceptional.

Yet it was exceptional, because his low drive into the bottom corner in the second half meant that he had scored against every single side in La Liga in a single season, matching Cristiano Ronaldo‘s feat from 2011-12, albeit with one key difference – Messi had done it in consecutive matches.

In fact, the last time he had failed to convert in the Primera Division had been in the home match against Celta at Camp Nou in early November. Ever since then, the Argentine has managed at least one goal – often two and even four on one occasion – in each top-flight fixture. And having already recently broken a world record (belonging to Pole Teodor Pewterek) which had stood since 1937-38 with his 17th consecutive game on the scoresheet earlier in March when he struck a late goal against Deportivo La Coruna, the 25-year-old has now extended the mark by two more rounds to what is now the equivalent of half an entire Primera Division campaign.

It is a record which is likely to remain unchallenged, possibly forever, certainly for the foreseeable future, unless he himself breaks it, of course. Not that he is likely to be finished yet, either. With nine rounds of La Liga left, this record could yet run for the remainder of the current campaign and, possibly, into next season as well.

In the 15th round of La Liga, the fifth match of this current streak, Messi surpassed Gerd Muller‘s mark for goals in a calendar year. The German great had hit 85 for club and country in a total which had stood untouched and unchallenged since 1972. Leo ended 2012 with 91 and has plenty of years left to improve on that, perhaps even claiming 100 goals in a calendar year. Why not?

Last term, Messi also beat Muller’s total of goals scored in a single season (67) as he hit 73 for Barca in 2011-12. This time around, the Argentine already has 56 goals to his name in 2012-13 and up to 14 more matches still remaining – nine in La Liga and five in the Champions League. Continue to convert as he has been so far this term and a new season’s best may arrive in May.

At his current rate, Messi is shattering records on an almost weekly basis, marks which have sometimes stood for decades or been around for 50 years before the player’s birth. And so they tumble, perhaps never to be seen or heard of again.

But when the football records are rewritten for the umpteenth time after Messi’s magical career, his name will feature prominently. And his own records, unless bettered by himself (after all, he is still only 25 and possibly approaching the best years of his brilliant career), look likely to stand the test of time.

So unless football changes dramatically or another genius is fused with a special side in the same way Messi and Barca co-exist almost symbiotically, the Argentine’s latest remarkable records may never, ever be broken.

Hmm! True genius but i love CR7 still 😉

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Sports

 

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Joseph Yobo blasts Stephen Keshi over Kenya exclusion

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The Super Eagles captain has said he was not told prior to not being picked for the World Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars in Calabar last month

Joseph Yobo has said he felt ‘disrespected’ by Stephen Keshi for not being told that he would not be called up for last month’s 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Kenya which ended 1-1 at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

The Super Eagles captain who is four appearances short of making a century of appearances for the national team said on a radio station on Tuesday that he should have been told before the list was made available to the public.

This statement rhymes with the same complaint made by Peter Odemwingie on the eve of the Nations Cup from which the West Brom striker was excluded.

“I’m disappointed nobody called me before the team list was announced,” Yobo told Brila FM on Tuesday.

“It’s disrespectful. I feel disrespected. I am the captain of the Super Eagles and I thought the coach should have put a call across to me.

“I have no problem being left out,” the 12 year veteran of the national team added.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in FRESH!, Sports

 

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