Saturday, October 29, 2011

Don't Waste That Lemon Peel

Recieved this forwarded email from a friend. The article apparently is written by Junji Takano* Surya.
*I'm sure you know how nutritious a lemon is. But you may only know how to
use it as a simple seasoning, as most people do, and not as a side dish. You
think that only the squished juice from lemon is used, while the lemon peel
is thrown away. Yes, you think that you only need that sour, citrus taste of
the lemon's juice, is that right?

However, we found out that many professionals in restaurants and eateries
are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.

How can you use the whole lemon without waste? the lemon in
the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your
grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on
top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your whisky, wine, vegetable salad, ice cream, vegetable
soup, chicken soup, curry soup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, meat
loaf, sausage, fish dishes, and ramen. It doesn't matter whether it's a
Chinese dish, Italian dish, French dish, African, Indian, Japanese, Korean,
or Latin American dishes, you just name it.

All of these foods will unexpectedly have wonderful taste, something that
you may have never tasted before in your life. You don't believe me? Just
try it and you will agree with me. Everything will certainly taste great!
Most likely, if you hear the word lemon, you only think of lemon juice and
vitamin C. Not anymore. Now that you've learned this lemon secret, you can
use lemon even in instant cup noodles.

What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than
preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

*Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins
than the lemon juice itself. And yes, that's what you've been wasting. But
from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon,
then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those
nutrients and get even healthier.

The lemon peel is good in making you slim if you are a fat person, or makes
you healthy fat if you are skinny.

It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

*Place your lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal time every
day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier
and longer! That's the lemon secret!*

Instead of *Send This Article To Your Friends*, I like to share with you in my blog. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

5 Powerful Foods that Lower Your Blood Pressure

Below are 5 powerful foods that could help you lower your blood pressure levels:

artichokes help lower blood pressure1. Artichokes

The use of artichokes has been implicated in the lowering of cholesterol levels in the blood. Since hypercholesterolemia is one of the risk factors for high blood pressure, this information is actually good news. Three clinical trials conducted separately by Dr. Barbara Wider supports this fact. In Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews’ October 2009 issue, where the result of the study was published, it was shown that patients who were diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia and given Artichoke leaf extract exhibited a decrease in their blood cholesterol levels.

Artichokes taste amazing steamed (generally steam for about 1 hour) and then dip each piece into a mixture of olive oil, grass-fed butter, and garlic. Delicious!

bananas cut high blood pressure2. Bananas

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine says that incorporating bananas in your day-to-day meals can actually cut stroke-related deaths by as much as 40 percent. A 1997 study at Johns Hopkins University recommended eating at least five bananas daily to achieve the desired effect, and that is to lower elevated blood pressure levels. However, a study conducted by Indian researchers at the Kasturba medical college revealed that people who eat two bananas a day, for one whole week, can lower their blood pressure levels by 10 percent.

Bananas are rich in potassium, which is responsible for the proper functioning of the heart. It works with sodium to maintain balance of the body’s fluids, which is an important factor in the regulation of blood pressure.

compounds in beets beat blood pressure3. Beets

A research study conducted by scientists from Barts and The London School Medicine revealed that simply drinking one 500 ml glass of beetroot juice each day can produce astounding health benefits, especially to the heart.

Beetroot juice has been found to lower high blood pressure levels. Professors Amrita Ahluwalia and Ben Benjamin, from the William Harvey Research Institute and Peninsula Medical Center, respectively, led the research efforts, which revealed that the consumption of dietary nitrate that is found in beetroot has BP-lowering effects in as fast as 1 hour after ingestion, with the effect lasting for up to 24 hours. The result of the study was published in the March 2008 issue of Hypertension.

You can try beetroot juice, or also try baked beets sliced on salads or as a side dish to dinner.

cocoa helps lower blood pressure4. Cocoa

A study conducted by researchers from Germany’s University Hospital of Cologne revealed that cocoa can significantly lower high blood pressure levels. Study results were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The beneficial heart effects of cocoa are attributed to its flavonoid content, specifically procyanids.

Because cocoa is most commonly found in chocolate, people falsely assume that eating a lot of chocolate could be good for the health. Keep in mind that cocoa in chocolates have undergone a lot of processing, and it has been mixed with loads of sugar, so this is not totally healthy. The best way to take advantage of the health benefits offered by cocoa is to choose raw cacao – it is good for the heart, the brain and the liver. Raw cacao nibs go great in smoothies! Also use organic cocoa powder in smoothies or homemade hot cocoa sweetened with stevia instead of sugar.

garlic fights hypertension5. Garlic

Researchers from South Australia’s University of Adelaide have conducted studies, which provide solid proof that the consumption of garlic can indeed help lower elevated blood pressure levels. Garlic supplements in powder form were given and results revealed that it produced a reduction in systolic blood pressure. Garlic has been known all over the world as a very important herb, especially with its heart-protecting capabilities. It helps lower blood cholesterol levels and prevents blood from forming clots (which could lead to heart attack and stroke).

Furthermore, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal has published the results of a laboratory test showing how garlic juice can lead to a decrease in blood pressure levels. Eating the equivalent of 2 cloves of garlic each day can significantly contribute to the health of the heart.

Friday, October 7, 2011


They call it a "Miracle Drink" - a juice combined of one beet root, one carrot and an apple blended together. Just wash and cut them into pieces with skin on, and then blend them in the juicer. Drink the juice immediately.

The best time to drink is recommended in the morning with an empty stomach, an hour before breakfast. If you like it, prepare another glass and drink it before 5pm.

If you have constipation problem, it may help to detoxify and assist bowel movement.

The person who shared his experience said that his bowel movement improved a lot and he could go to toilet everyday. He also mentioned that his domestic helper whose hands used to be cold became warm again after drinking the juice for some time.

It is claimed that this "Miracle Drink" will be effective for many ailments but what I am most interested is that it helps to strengthen immune system. Prevention is always better than cure!

Perhaps someone can give a better explanation on its nutrition and medical value.

Anyway, if you like to drink juice, why not give it a try?

I just started today.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oil palm seeds to cost 30pc more

The increase is due to the recent hike in labour wages and foreign worker levy, fertiliser cost, electricity tariff and packaging material cost, says a director of Applied Agricultural Resources

Sungai Buloh: The price of oil palm seeds, now at RM1.85 each, will be raised by 30 per cent to RM2.35 starting January next year.

Business Times also understands that the higher grade semi-clonal seeds will be priced 45 per cent more at RM2.70.

"Over the years, we have invested heavily in oil palm breeding. This has enabled us to improve the seeds for higher yields. Most of the major seed producers in the country have also made similar price increases for 2012. It has been RM1.85 per seed since 2007," said Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn Bhd's (AAR) director of research Dr Kee Khan Kiang.

AAR, which advises more than 350,000ha of oil palm and rubber estates in Malaysia and Indonesia, is an associate company of Boustead Holdings Bhd and Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd, two highly successful public-listed companies.

Kee, in an interview at his office, said the decision to raise the price of oil palm seeds was due to cost rises.

"With the recent hike in labour wages and foreign worker levy, fertiliser cost, electricity tariff and packaging material cost, we have no choice, but to raise seed pricings," he said.

This is because starting this month, plantation firms will pay a minimum wage of RM650 per month to plantation workers, with an additional productivity-linked RM200 incentive.

It is estimated that this 10 per cent wage hike for employees would cost the industry an additional RM300 million per year. The arrears of wages and ex-gratia payment would further incur an additional RM364 million.

On the whole, the implementation of this new wage and extra remuneration will double Malayan Agricultural Producers Association (Mapa) members' oil palm production costs to RM2.2 billion from RM1.1 billion. AAR's parent companies are Mapa members.

"We've tried to absorb these costs, but at the same time, we need to take care of our shareholders' interest," he added.

To add salt to the wound, the Home Ministry has increased overall foreign worker levy by RM50, meaning employers in the plantation industry need to pay a higher levy of RM590 per worker.

"Whatever that is impacting plantation companies has a chain reaction on seed producers like us. We're equally hurt by these inflated costs," said Kee.

Major seed producers like Felda Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Seeds & Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd and AAR will, therefore, be facing burgeoning labour cost.

Since 1986, AAR has been one of the 10 licensed seed producers in the country, contributing to the replanting of unproductive trees so as to raise the national oil palm yield.

According to Malaysian Palm Oil Board, some 40 million germinated seeds have already been planted by farmers in the first seven months of this year.

Most of the replanting of old trees have been carried out in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia while new plantings are undertaken in Sarawak.

For this year, Kee said, AAR is hoping to sell 8.5 million oil palm seeds this year, having sold 7.2 million last year.

"We already have confirmed bookings for 8.6 million seeds in hand with deposits paid. Orders are still pouring in, but unfortunately, we cannot meet the demand for this year," he said.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Red wine and onions (Citrus Punch)

According to a wine retailer, "Onions, when soaked in red wine, can help curing common diseases." (such as aching knees, poor eye sight, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, frequent urination, sleeplessness, etc.)

His recipe is very simple, as below.


• 2 Onions
• Red wine -500 ml

(A bottle of wine, usually 750 ml, will need 3 onions)


1. Wash onions, remove outside peels; slice each onion into 8 equal parts
2. Put cut onions in to a jar, pour wine into the jar
3. Seal the jar, place jar in a cool temperature area for 7 or 8 days
4. Separate wine and onion in different containers and put in refrigerator


1. Drink a glass of the wine (50 ml) each time (20 ml for elders)
2. Drink one or two times a day
4. Better eat the soaked onion slices
5. For those who can’t drink, add twice amount of water boil it 5 minutes to drink
6. For those who like it sweet, add a small amount of honey

According to the person who shared this recipe via email, his wife does not need to go to bathroom in the middle of the night as before after drinking such wine for a few weeks.

I think there is no harm to try if you like to drink wine. If it works on you, please share it with others.

It seems that this red wine treatment is quite popular in Japan.

Doc: Papaya leaves can cure dengue

Good news to be shared.......(as reported in thestar online)

KUALA LUMPUR: Papaya leaves and pegaga (centella asiatica) juice are a possible cure for dengue fever, a recent study revealed.

It has been reported that many people consume papaya leaves or pegaga juice to increase their platelet count after they contract dengue fever.

A recent study, conducted by a group of researchers from local and foreign universities, indicated that the powder from papaya leaves has substances responsible for the release and/or production of thrombocytes (platelets).

The study was initiated and led by Dr S. Kathiresan of AIMST University.

Green remedy: Researchers find the powder from papaya leaves contains substances that promote the production of platelets.

Dr Kathiresan said the leaves of papaya fruit were high in complex vitamins that might help bone marrow to rapidly increase blood platelet production.

“Dengue fever continues to be a major health threat to Malaysia after its first reported outbreak in 1902.

“The dengue virus’ main effect is on platelet production. Nor­mally, a platelet in our body lasts for about five to 10 days and the body replenishes them when required,” he told Bernama.

“This virus destroys the body’s capacity to produce new platelets (during the period the virus is effective). The platelet count for a normal person varies from 150,000 to 250,000 per micro litre of blood. On becoming infected, a patient’s platelet count starts falling.

“A platelet count below 100,000 per microlitre is alarming – immediate medical attention is required. A platelet count below 50,000 can be fatal,” he added.

A fall in the platelet count prevents formation of clots and this leads to haemorrhaging, which results in both internal and external bleeding.

Once such bleeding starts, the situation is almost irreversible, he said.

Dr Kathiresan noted that interest in the papaya began with a simple experiment with papaya leaves which were ground and administered to mice.

The platelet counts before, and 72 hours after dosing, revealed they were significantly higher.

The six-month study, titled Thrombocyte counts in mice after the administration of papaya leaf suspension, published in October 2009, was funded by AIMST University and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Dr Kathiresan was assisted in the study by Dr Surash Rama­nathan, Dr Sharif M. Mansor and Dr Mas Rosemal M.H. Haris of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, and Walther H. Wernsdorfer of Medical University of Vienna, Austria. — Bernama

Monday, August 22, 2011

LIME - Traditional Cure for Diabetes

Read about this in a forwarded email. A patient of diabetes tried this and got himself cured. As the ingredients are all natural, I think there's no harm at all to have a try and do spread this to your friends or whoever wish to try it.

Here's the Recipe :

Steam 4 limes (green lime) together with 1 chicken without head and tail), cut limes into half, add some salts and water level just to cover the chicken.

Drink it as a soup and eat the chicken for supper.

That patient took it 4 times and went for a medical check up. Surprisingly, the doctor advised the patient to stop Diabetes medication as the blood sugar plunged to below the standard count. From then on he did constant blood check and it was normal. So for prevention, sometimes he still has it once in a while.

If you try and it works for you, praise God. Then share it with others.

Monday, January 17, 2011

For Heart Vein Opening

This is circulated in internet.

It's about natural therapy for opening the veins of the heart.

Believe it or not? No harm in trying.


Mix all above and boil on low heat, approximately half an hour, when
it becomes 3 cups, take off stove and let cool. After cooling, mix 3
cups of natural honey and keep it in bottle.

Every morning before breakfast use one table spoon regularly. Your
blockage of Veins will open.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fate or Stupidity

Good advice to young men? Just wonder....

If your father is a poor man,
it is your fate but,
if your father-in-law is a poor man,
it's your stupidity.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Miracle Drink

Believe it or not. The so called miracle drink is a combination of one potato,one carrot and one apple to make the JUICE!

Wash them, cut into pieces with the skin on and put them into the juicer for juicing. And then drink the juice immediately. Add some lime or lemon for more refreshing taste.

Accordingly, this Miracle Drink will be effective for the following ailments:

1. Prevent cancer cells to develop. It will restrain cancer cells to grow.

2. Prevent liver, kidney, pancreas decease and it can cure ulcer as well.

3. Strengthen the lung, prevent heart attack and high blood pressure.

4. Strengthen the immune system.

5. Good for the eyesight, eliminate red and tired eyes or dry eyes.

6. Help to eliminate pain from physical training, muscle ache.

7. Detoxify, assist bowel movement, eliminate constipation. Therefore it will make skin healthy and solve your acne problem.

8. Improve bad breath due to indigestion, throat infection.

9. Lessen menstrual pain.

10. Assist Hay Fever Sufferer from Hay Fever attack.

There is absolutely no side effect.
Highly nutritious and easily absorbs!
Very effective if you need to loose weight.

You will notice your immune system will improve after taking the miracle drink for 2 week.


Drink it first thing in the morning with an empty stomach.

After 1 hour, you can eat breakfast.

For fast results, drink 2 times a day, in the morning & before 5pm.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kidney Cleansing

Believe it or not. A cheaper way to clean our kidneys with parsley.

1) Go to market to buy a bundle of parsley.

2) Cut into small pieces.

3) Boil with water in a pot for about 10 minutes.

4) Let it cool down, filter it and then pour into a clean bottle.

5) Keep inside refrigerator.

6) Drink a glass daily.

All salt and other accumulated poison will come out from our kidneys by urination.

Parsley is known as BEST cleansing treatment for kidneys. It's cheap and a natural way for kidney cleansing!

Try it and share your experience with friends.

Simple Way To Kill Mosquitoes

Received a forwarded email talking about a new tip to kill mosquitoes. It seems the tip was given during a recent gardening forum.

All we have to do is to get a white dinner plate. Put some water on the plate and add a few drops of lemon dish wash.

Set the dish on our porch, patio, picnic table, park bench, or other outdoor area.

Apparently, the mosquitoes will flock to it, and then drop dead shortly after drinking the lemon dish wash mixture, usually within about 10 feet of the plate.

Let try to find out. If it works, do share with others.