Thursday, 29 August 2013

Immunity power increasing foods

Foods That Boost Immunity:

 It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It turns out that eating some pretty surprising nutrients will help keep your immune system on guard.
You can ensure your body and immunity run smoothly by rounding out your plate with plenty of colorful servings of fruits and veggies,

8 to 10 glasses of water a day, at the very least. 

The following ingredients can add extra flu-fighting punch to your winter meal plan:
 1. Yogurt (CURD) :
Probiotics, or the "live active cultures" found in yogurt, are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs. Although they're available in supplement form, a study from the University of Vienna in Austria found that a daily 7-ounce dose of yogurt was just as effective in boosting immunity as popping pills. In an 80-day Swedish study of 181 factory employees, those who drank a daily supplement of Lactobacillus reuteri—a specific probiotic that appears to stimulate white blood cells—took 33% fewer sick days than those given a placebo. Any yogurt with a Live and Active Cultures seal contains some beneficial bugs, but Stonyfield Farm is the only US brand that contains this specific strain. 
Your optimal dose: Two 6-ounce servings a day.

 2. Oats and Barley :
These grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than echinacea, reports a Norwegian study. When animals eat this compound, they're less likely to contract influenza, herpes, even anthrax; in humans, it boosts immunity, speeds wound healing, and may help antibiotics work better.  Your optimal dose: At least one in your three daily servings of whole grains.
Your optimal dose: At least one in your three daily servings of whole grains.

 3. Garlic :
This potent onion relative contains the active ingredient allicin, which fights infection and bacteria. British researchers gave 146 people either a placebo or a garlic extract for 12 weeks; the garlic takers were two-thirds less likely to catch a cold. Other studies suggest that garlic lovers who chow more than six cloves a week have a 30% lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50% lower rate of stomach cancer.
Your optimal dose: Two raw cloves a day and add crushed garlic to your cooking several times a week.

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Monday, 12 August 2013

August 12 International Youth Day

Many activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world. Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment. Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements.

The UN’s International Youth Day is a United Nations day of observance but it is not a public holiday.

Background of International Youth day:

The UN defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. Many of these young men and women live in developing countries and their numbers are expected to rise steeply. The idea for International Youth Day was proposed in 1991 by young people who were gathered in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the UN’s World Youth Forum. The forum recommended that an International Youth Day be declared, especially for fundraising and promotional purposes, to support the United Nations Youth Fund in partnership with youth organizations.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

August 8 birthday of Vulimiri Ramalingaswami (medical scientist of india)

He was born to an orthodox Brahmin family in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, South India to V. Gumpaswami and V. Sundaramma. His father was a government servant. The greatest single influence on Rama was that of his paternal grandfather, Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, after whom he was named. His grandfather carried the honorific title of ‘Pantulu Gaaru’ which in Telugu means ‘respected teacher’. He was a scholar of Sanskrit, Telugu, and English, and was a graduate in English literature from Madras University. A staunch nationalist who did not want to serve under an alien government, his grandfather chose to be headmaster of a high school started by the Raja of Bobbili, which he developed into the best school in the Andhra Pradesh of that time. He received his medical education from Andhra Medical College, Vishakapatnam and then went on a scholarship to Oxford. His pioneering research on nutrition got him elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of London. He was also the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and later on director general of Indian Council of Medical Research and President of the Indian National Science Academy.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Winter Pain

The following are the major reason of  body pain

1. Dry winter air
2. Shoveling snow
3. Dimmer days
4. Dehydration
5. Colds season
6. Icy conditions
7. Whirling dirt 

It's no wonder many people feel achy and sore, and sometimes tired and depressed, during winter months they're often not getting enough vitamin D. The body makes vitamin D from the sun's ultraviolet rays, so it's known as the sunshine vitamin, but this source is in short supply throughout late fall and winter.