Monday, July 31, 2017

Potent Avocado Seeds Become Anticancer Agent

Cancer is a disease that causes major morbidity and death in the world. Development of cancer drugs continues to be done, including utilizing medicinal plants as agents kemoprevensi or anti-cancer agent.

One of them is Yuni Widiyastuti, a doctoral candidate who studies further one of the Family of Laureaceae, which is avocado. Family Laureaceae is one of the families most studied its potential as an anti-cancer agent.

Utilizing avocado seeds, Yuni explore the potential of this natural ingredients to be used as an anti-cancer drug. The result, known avocado seeds are natural ingredients that can be used to overcome the development of breast cancer cells MCF-7.

He said, avocado seeds contain compounds alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, terpenoids, tannins and essential oils. According Yuni, the compounds that belong to the class of compounds that are anti-cancer.

"The chlorophomic extract of avocado seeds is cytotoxic, which can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells MCF07," Yuni said during an open examination of doctoral program at Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University, Friday (28/7).

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Whether Broccoli and Cauliflower Can Prevent Skin Cancer

We all know that vegetables are healthy foods. But new research found that in addition to healthy, a compound in vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower have the ability to fight melanoma or skin cancer.

In a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, researchers developed the drug from a natural compound of broccoli and cauliflower called isothiocyanates. They tried the drug on human and mouse melanoma cells.

The result, the drug was able to kill human melanoma cells, and inhibit the growth of melanoma cells in mice up to 69 percent. It also does not harm other healthy cells.

In addition, it is also found that the drug is easily removed from the body, thereby reducing the likelihood of side effects, something that is often found in other melanoma drugs.

How these compounds work is still unclear, but researchers suspect isothiocyanates inhibit the division and growth of cancer cells.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Two Most Popular Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used thousands of years ago because of their properties. Not just fresh, essential oils are believed to have benefits for the body as well as beauty.

Young Living, a premium essential oil company from the United States, has nearly 300 types of products marketed worldwide.

However, according to Anggit Wicaksono, Country Manager of Young Living Indonesia, currently only 60 Young Living essential oil products are licensed by BPOM RI.

Of the hundreds of these products, Anggit mentions two types of the most popular products, namely Lavender and Peppermint. "Not only in Indonesia, but globally these two products are most in demand," he said.

This aroma is very popular and has been used in various types of products, ranging from soap, air freshener, perfume, and beauty products.

Quoted from the site, essential oils lavender can be used to improve the scent of skin care products, such as shampoo, lotion or scrub, by mixing a few drops.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Glance at Carbohydrate Source Besides Rice

Changing the mindset of Indonesian people about the source of carbohydrates in addition to rice is not an easy matter. Moreover, there is the assumption that if you have not eaten rice then the stomach has not been full.

Director of SEAFAST Center (Southeast Asia Food Science & Technology Development Center) Prof. Dr. Nuri Andarwulan said the thinking is part of the psychological side. Because the thought comes from the pattern of care and has been recorded in the brain since childhood.

"Need to educate specifically and continuously if the source of carbohydrate is not just rice," said Nuri to Kompas Lifestyle in the discussion "Phenomenon Naive Subject Picu Sugar, Salt and Excess Fat Consumption" in Grha Unilever, South Tangerang, Tuesday (25/7 / 2017).

There are various sources of carbohydrate substitute rice that we can get from local food sources such as sweet potato, taro, cassava, until sago.

By comparison, the amount of carbohydrate in 100 grams of sago reaches 87.55 grams. Then for 100 grams of taro, carbohydrate content reached 26.46 grams. While in 100 grams of rice contained 27.9 grams of carbohydrates.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Never Avoid Egg yolks

You who love egg dishes but do not eat egg yolks for fear of cholesterol content? From now on, it's better to quit the habit.

Health experts warn that cholesterol intake causes a spike in blood cholesterol that causes clogged arteries and damages the heart's work. This substance is found in the yolks.

But there is no reason to worry about eating egg yolks. Scientific research found that eating foods containing cholesterol had no real impact on cholesterol metabolism.

That is, eating foods high in cholesterol does not mean you will necessarily develop high cholesterol. Some evidence suggests that eggs may even be beneficial for increasing levels of HDL cholesterol, a good cholesterol associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

Egg yolk contains a dynamic mixture of saturated and unsaturated fats, vitamin E, carotenoids, and zeaxanthin, which helps the health of the eyes and protects the body from inflammation.

Carotenoids should be eaten with fat in order for the body to more fully absorb the substance and eat eggs is one way. Two large eggs provide 143 calories, 13 grams of protein and nearly 10 grams of fat.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Drink plenty of Water Can Lose Weight

Eating mineral or white water is not only good for metabolism and concentration, but also weight. If you often hear the water diet, this is actually a routine activity that can have a good impact to reduce the consumption of taste water.

Chairman of the Indonesian Hydration Working Group (IHWG) dr Budi Wiweko SpOG said, to lose weight the main thing is to reduce sugar consumption. "Well, a lot of drinking water is lowering the sugar consumed," said the doctor who is usually called Iko during the press conference of the socialization program 'Aku Mau Air, Aku Sehat' from AQUA in Kidzania, South Jakarta, Monday (24/07/2017).

Hunger is not just because we need to eat but also because of stress or want to eat something sweet. This condition can be disiasati by choosing to drink water. When we want a sweet and high-calorie drink, replace it with water.

"That's why if we drink a lot of water can lose weight, because the lowered sugar consumption," added Iko.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

5 Reasons Why Pillows Need To Be Replaced Routine

Not just pillowcases that need to be replaced and washed regularly, the pillow also turned out to have optimal life. Unfortunately we often use pillows longer than they should.

There's at least a good reason why your pillow needs to be retired soon and replace it with a new one.

1. Can trigger acne
The worst type of acne is the acne that is caused because we often attach facial skin to dirty objects. We can be exposed to the acne-causing bacteria from a cell phone or helmet, but the most common one is a pillow.

Pillows that have been used for years is a gathering place of dust, oil, dead skin, sweat, and makeup remnants. That's why pillows are also required to be washed. If you are prone to breakouts, experts recommend to wash pillowcases several times a week.

2. Mite nest
Small creatures and eight-legged alias mite is indeed too small to be seen with the naked eye. Mites feed on human skin that is released daily. According to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, everyone has enough skin to feed one mite. To prevent nesting mites in your pillow, use a berseleting pillow that has anti-allergenic technology.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Best Way to Eat Vegetables

Vegetables contain a variety of vitamins that can also be called a natural multivitamin. Eating a variety of vegetables is the same as taking vitamins ranging from vitamins A to K, antioxidants, folifenols and many other nutrients.

However, the way to process vegetables that are not right can make the nutrients and vitamins that are in the vegetable to be inactive or even damaged. Thus, the benefits of vegetables can not be felt by the body.

According to scientists in the field of food nutrition from the University of Palma in Italy, Nicoletta Pillegrini, there are several types of vegetables are both consumed when raw and there will also provide health benefits if processed with cooking first.

"For example, to get the perfect nutrition, processing of carrots and broccoli is done by different methods," Pillegrini quoted Time.

Carrots are vegetables rich in vitamins A, C, K, folate, potassium, calcium and also minerals. The content that is not less important in carrots is carotenoids. Although carotenoids are present throughout the cell structure, to activate carrots must be boiled or steamed first. If consumed in a raw state then the body can not access carotenoids.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Know the "Sparkling Water" Effect on the Body

Drinking water spiritually (sparkling water) it feels more refreshing. This drink can also be an alternative for people who do not like to drink plain water without flavor. However, do you know the dangers of drinking carbonated water?

According to experts, there are two negative effects of carbonated water consumption that can make the teeth rot and make fat. The bubbles in carbonated water come from the addition of carbon dioxide pressure to create water containing weak carbonic acid.

Adam Thorne, a dentist at Harley Street London, said that the acid can damage teeth. "Most people do not know that carbonated water is very acidic, has a pH3 on the acidity scale. This bubble can erode tooth enamel and from time to time this causes tooth decay like a cracked tooth. "

The opinion was made by Edmond R. Hewlett, spokesman for the American Dental Association. As quoted from the Food Network, Hewlett said carbonated water no problem and the sour taste comes from the addition of flavor.

He says, that lowering pH (increasing acidity) and potentially damaging tooth is a taste, not carbonation.

"Laboratory studies have shown that the erosive potential of sparkling water is very low and poses no risk to tooth enamel," Hewlett said.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pumpkin Siam Potentially Treat Skin Cancer

A number of students of the Faculty of Biology, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) found an alternative treatment of skin cancer Malignant melanoma through squash. Siamese pumpkin used as the basic ingredients of ointment as an alternative treatment of dangerous diseases.

The study was conducted by four female students, Dwi Jami Indah Nurhasanah, Bening Larasati, Dea Febiansi and Dhella Aprillianda ROshitafandi. The research is run under the guidance of Dr. Budi Setyadi Daryono through UGM Student Creativity program 2017.

One of the researchers, Indah said, in addition to other food ingredients other parts of pumpkin like skin has not been widely used. In fact, in the skin waste vegetable plants contained sap that has health benefits, is no exception to treat cancer.

"In the Siamese flask contains compounds of flavonoids and saponins which are secondary metabolite compounds and have properties as anti-cancer," said Dwi, Tuesday (18/7).

To determine the content of anti-cancer compounds, further research conducted with qualitative and quantitative tests, and antiproliferasi test using cell lines that have the same proliferation properties with cancer cells. Samples tested in the form of extracts of squash in the form of pasta.

High Calorie Foods That Help Weight Loss

It is undeniable that a simple count of imbalance between incoming and burned calories is the root of obesity.

Although we have to create a deficit of calories, alias increase the number of calories burned, does not mean our diet is limited to the number of calories. In fact, there are several types of foods that are high in calories but actually support slimming.

Weight loss experts say high calorie foods and full of nutrients that should dikonsumis when wanting to lose weight.

1. Avocado
Avocado has a content of 80 calories, but this fruit also has 20 vitamins and minerals, plus 3 grams of fiber.

Avocado fruit also contains potassium and rich in unsaturated fat. Together with fiber, this type of fat will make the stomach full longer, reducing the craving for snacking throughout the day. Because the calorie content is high, you should not consume avocado with added sugar or milk.

2. Egg yolks
You may have heard advice to avoid egg yolks to limit your caloric intake. The way it can indeed lose weight, but not in the long term.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Users of High shoes are Risk Vulnerable to Back Pain

Women who often wear shoes or high-heeled footwear should be careful because they are prone to back pain or problems in the spine.

This was conveyed by an orthopedist from the Premier Bintaro Hospital Dr dr Lutfi Gatam Spot (K-Spine) in Jakarta, Wednesday (12/7).

"Women who often use high heels should be careful because it can cause back pain," said Luthfi.

He explains, when a person is wearing high heels or sandals, the toes will bend in an undue position and cause the toes to support the weight of the body.

Conditions that will cause the body to come forward and the spine to form the arch. Problems on the spine can also cause low back pain.

In addition to spinal problems, low back pain is the cause of everything from muscle, trauma and other infections. "One of the most common culprits is Hernia Nucleus Pulposus (HNP) or known as a nerve cuff," he said.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Eating Citrus 2 Times A Day Can Lower Dementia Risk

The elderly should you get used to eating oranges every day. Because its function can reduce the risk of dementia or dementia by 23%, find a study.

Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan have found that citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons or limes may reduce the likelihood of brain cell damage. Claimed also 23% reduce the risk of dementia.

Because citric acid from these fruits contain chemical nobiletin. The research team analyzed more than 13,000 adults and the elderly to see how much dementia developed.

The respondents consume citrus fruit 2 times a day, for one week. They consume lemons and limes made into fresh drinks.

"Some biological studies showing oranges can have a preventive effect on cognitive impairment, so seniors are required to eat oranges to prevent dementia," the researchers said.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Benefits of Drinking Warm Water in the Morning

When you wake up in the morning, what do you usually drink? A cup of hot coffee, warm tea or maybe cold water? Choice of beverages is depending on the taste of each. However, did you know that drinking a glass of warm water when waking up has many benefits?

As quoted from the Life Hack page, Stella Metsovas clinical nutritionist and health experts in food science and nutrition, say, drinking warm water in the morning, or coupled with a lemon-rich lemon or with tea, proved to reduce the activity of free radicals in the body.

"Drinking warm water improves intestinal tightness, and this can help digestion and regulate bowel movements," Metsovas said.

In addition, drinking warm water when waking up in the morning with empty stomach condition has seven benefits that are good for the body, seven such benefits are.

1. Prevent premature aging

The presence of toxins in the body can make aging faster become a reality. When our body accumulates toxins, it becomes susceptible to disease and aging. Warm water in this case can help rid the body of toxins. In addition, it can help improve the condition of skin cells that can lead to increased elasticity of your skin.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Benefits of Consuming Lots of Avocados

From now on, get used to the consumption of more avocado fruit. Launched by Time, avocados can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome disease. As is known, metabolic syndrome is a trigger of heart disease and diabetes. The two diseases have the nickname 'the silent killer' or silent killer.

Based on research from Iranian researchers through the journal Phytotherapy Research, consuming avocados will provide many benefits. But in addition to flesh, avocado leaves, seeds, until avocado oil. In addition, avocado is also able to control bad cholesterol in the body.

"This indicates the avocado includes a superfood greeting," said one researcher Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH. Avocados contain lots of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Even the avocado content is capable of carrying bad fats in the stomach. Although avocados contain good fats, this fruit is quite difficult to eat because it tastes less good.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

7 Excess Danger of Protein

Protein is the most important nutrient for the body that is useful as a source of energy, working as a neurotransmitter and a carrier of oxygen in the blood (hemoglobin).

Adequate protein for the body (45-55 grams a day) can be consumed by eating meat, fish, eggs, insects (edible), milk, seeds and nuts, soybean rings, mushroom extracts and many other protein sources.

Not a few people who choose to increase protein intake and reduce fat and carbohydrates to lose weight. Basically this diet is indeed effective to lose weight, but not recommended in the long run.

Reported from the Life Hack page, here are the negative side effects when the body is overweight.

1. Being overweight

One of the most easily visible and recognizable signs is weight gain. Getting a lot of protein intake with large quantities can be good and vice versa. If you want to build muscle and gain weight to do that, increased protein intake can help.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4 Tips to Protect the Spine

If you are facing continuous spinal problems, it's worth ensuring that your daily habits are friendly to the spine.

When you complete routine work such as cleaning the house, working at the desk, driving, gardening, even sleeping-you can give the 'breath' to the spine. You can make your spine comfortable in these four ways:

1. Choose a good sitting position

Your office chair should provide good support for your spine-ideally, with adjustable backs, lumbar support (waist), arm rests, and wheels. Arrange the workspace so you do not have to rotate the waist to pick something up.

2. Light bag

Do not load too many items or files in your bag. The more load on the bag, especially the backpack, makes your spine harder to work because of the burden.

3. Note the position when driving

Sit on your seat and, if necessary, use a rolled-up blanket or towel to hold your back lower back. Occasionally you need to shift to stretch.

Monday, July 3, 2017

10 Tips Lifestyle for Heart Health

What we decide every day, whether it's what we're going to eat, what we'll drink, until what activity we're going to do, has an important impact on heart health.

Because all those decisions are in our hands, then reward yourself with lifestyle changes that have a positive impact on health, especially the heart.

What we can do? Here are some lifestyle tips that can be applied to your heart health.

1. Stay active

The key to a healthy heart is by staying in motion and avoiding silence like sitting continuously. Ideally, to get a healthy heartbeat we can exercise 30 minutes aerobics for five days a week. However, every move will be good for your heart, so keep moving.

2. Limit consumption of red meat, unhealthy sugars and fats

Many foods you can eat in place of foods that cause obesity, increased blood pressure, or increased risk of cholesterol blockage due to cholesterol. You can add vegetables and fruits to the menu to increase fiber consumption.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Four Steps to Get Rid of Toxins from the Body

People with a healthy body have a system of toxins in the body. To maximize disposal performance, the gut organs and liver must be maintained.

"Improving liver function helps reduce the accumulation of toxic products in the tissues," says founder and director of healthcare firm Be Well. Frank Lipman quoted from Time on Sunday (2/7).

To create a natural filter on the two organs, the body can be encouraged by the consumption of some auxiliaries. Here are some ways to help the body to maximize the expenditure of toxins in the body.

Start the Day with Lemons

As soon as you wake up, drink a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice. The sleeping experience will make the body dehydrated by doing the detoxification process. It is important to restore lost body fluids, and it is better to use lemons because they produce many good enzymes for digestion and day.

"This will give your body a hydration electrolyte in the form of potassium, calcium and magnesium," Dr. Lipman.