Stress Free Environment

It has been a time and week of stress, going to and fro, busy weeks, busy activities with busy people. Since the start of this month of November, we had been busy doing a lot of things online. For few weeks, I had meetings here and there online, seminars and conferences and having classes at the same time, wow! It’s something I wanted to be free for a while.

So I decided to go with my friends and go out of routine work and went to the mountains and see the beauty of nature. It is so relaxing, it’s good to be out for a while and feel the richness of the mountains side and be stress free.

Healthy Foods that Cleanse

I just want to share this truth about healthy food.
Foods That Help To Cleanse The Liver~

  1. Garlic-Just a small amount of garlic has the ability to activate liver enzymes that helps your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.
  2. Grapefruit-High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit increase the natural cleansing processes of the liver. A small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice will help boost production of liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.
  3. Leafy Green Vegetables-One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, Extremely high in plant chlorophyll, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream. With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver. Try incorporating leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens and chicory into your diet. This will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.
  4. Avocados-This nutrient-dense super-food helps the body produce glutathione, which is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins. Recent studies indicate improved liver health when avocados are eaten regular.
  5. Olive Oil-Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp and flax-seed are great for the liver, when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can suck up harmful toxins in the body. In this way, it takes some of the burden off the liver in terms of the toxic overload that many of us suffer from.
  6. Walnuts-Holding high amount of the amino acid arginine, walnuts aid the liver in detoxifying ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids which support normal liver cleansing actions.
  7. Turmeric helps boost liver detox, by assisting enzymes that actively flush out known dietary carcinogens.
  8. Herbal Green tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage. Hope it will help you in many ways as you continue to strive for good health.

A Smile to Last

A smile is a language everybody understands
It costs nothing but it creates much
It happens fast but its memory lasts
So keep smiling, stay calm and be blessed!

Isn’t it nice to find someone who will turn your heartaches into smile
Someone who will rebuild your world better than before
Someone who is worth loving
Someone who stays forever like the One who created us
Do you believe HIM?

Keep that smile last a lifetime. Trust Him now, He is waiting for you to call Him.

Isa. 41:10

Needed Vitamins

When pandemic exploded due to the most commonly known COVID 19 more than 50% of the people all throughout the world started to look for possibilities to combat this virus by keeping each one to have a healthy and strong body. Whether sharing online or in different platforms just to share ways to have a healthy lifestyle. What vitamins are needed and what to take in. Others would prefer Vitamin D, some would prefer more vitamins and minerals and others would prefer more of Vitamin C. All of these vitamins were taken into considerations.

We need to check our vitamin deficiencies. Moreover, aside from iron, your body also needs folate and Vitamin B-12 in order to produce healthy red blood cells. Others may consume enough B-12, however, their bodies are not capable of processing the vitamin which in turn leads to vitamin deficiency anemia or pernicious anemia. The diseases like rheumatic arthritis, kidney disease, and other inflammatory ailment can interlope to the body’s production of RBC.

This is the needed vitamins in our body. We moved on because of the food we take in and vitamins is part that could keep us going. There are a lot of vitamins that are available in the market but we need to choose the best for our body.

When to Eat More or Less?

There are certain fruits and vegetables that help inflammation while there are others that lowers inflammation according to the news I’ve read just recently.

Certain foods reduce inflammation, while others raise it. What to eat and what to avoid?

Inflammation, normally part of a healthy immune response, is increasingly thought to play a leading role in encouraging a number of major killers, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. Dangerous chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system stays turned on and starts attacking healthy cells and tissues-triggering, for example, cancer-causing genetic mutations or the bursting of artery plaque. What you eat, though, helps determine how much inflammation you produce. Certain foods promote it, while others are inflammation-fighting superstars, says nutritionist and family physician Ann Kulze, author of Dr. Ann’s 10-Step Diet. Some recommendations:

Try to eat more…

Omega-3 fats. These are among the most potent anti-inflammatory foods. Best sources: fatty fish like salmon and tuna; walnuts and other nuts; flax seed; and canola oil.

Colorful produce. Red onions, tomatoes, broccoli, red grapes, berries, and oranges all are packed with chemicals called flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Herbs and spices. Ginger and turmeric, either dried or fresh, are among the most healthful spices. For herbs, sprinkle on some fresh rosemary.

Chocolate and wine. Red wine has anti-inflammatory chemicals like resveratrol. Dark chocolate-look for 70 percent or higher cacao-protects against inflammation, and research suggests that hot cocoa does too.

Learn to eat less on…

Omega-6 fats. They trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. Oils rich in omega-6 fats include corn, safflower, and vegetable oils; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings.

Trans fats. They’re disappearing from packaged foods as more and more research shows they drive inflammation. And now they’re on nutrition labels, so they’re easier to avoid.

Rancid fats. Don’t heat oil to the point that it’s smoking, since that oxidizes fats and turns them into inflammation boosters. Also, avoid old peanut butter and that chocolate bar stashed away for years in your pantry.

White starches. Flour, sugar, white rice, and instant mashed potatoes, for example, all cause quick spikes in blood sugar levels, causing the production of advanced glycation end products that spur inflammation.

Animal fats. Foods high in this fat-egg yolks, red meat, poultry skin, whole-milk dairy products-also contain high amounts of arachidonic acid, a molecule used by the body to create inflammation.

Excess alcohol. Avoid drinking more than one or two alcoholic beverages a day; too much alcohol can cause changes in the intestinal lining, allowing bacteria to pass through into the bloodstream, triggering inflammation.

Hope you enjoy reading this post. I’ve read it from the yahoo news and shared it with you. We need to be careful of the food we eat for our own benefit. Happy weekend everyone!

Food that lowers inflammation
Food that helps inflammation

Friendship is …

Friendship is a golden bridge that spans the river of time
and links our hearts together even if we walk separate roads of life…

No matter how softly we pray…
God listens and understands.
He knows the hopes and fears we keep in our hearts
For when we trust in His love, “Miracles Happen”…

Friends are everywhere but real friends are hard to find. We need to cultivate friendship and appreciate each other’s company. Being with real friends, you can easily share your hurts and frustrations and share joys and laughter as well.

May you find this message interesting and intriguing. Intriguing in the sense that you search for the best. Have a blessed day!

Reminiscing the Past

When I was a child, my parents used to go to the beach near our place. That’s why I love beaches. We usually enjoy the cool, fresh breeze and wanted to swim in a blue, cold beach. There’s a feeling of coolness when we stepped onto the water, it’s so cold, sometimes the water is green. We could see the swimming pieces of fish.

There were times that my Nanay (that’s how we call our mom) or Tatay (our dad) would lie down and we enjoy covering them with the sand. Just imagine, only the face were not covered. Because old ones believed that the sand in the seashore could be of help boost and can boost their health. So we always did that every time we visited the beach.

That’s one of my memories that is still fresh in my mind until now. We really had a lot of sharing moments and fun, sometimes we come to the water and play. After which when we’re very hungry, we ran to Nanay and ask something to eat. Often times, we ate “ibos” the delicacy of our place with our injan mango fruit, fresh from our tree planted by Tatay. Memories linger in times when you want to reminisce the past and remember the good times shared by family and friends.

It’s nice to remember and reminisce the past, it gives a healthy feeling and sometime in the past, you enjoyed and remember the happy moments, it’s memorable and a blessing!