assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.
mudah-mudahan di laman yang tak seindahnya ini dapat memberi munafaat miski secebis cuma. inshaallah.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Renungan Pagi

Sebagai ingatan pada diri sendiri jua kepada saudara seagama yang menyelusuri blog ini.

Dalam  mengharungi dunia yang kian kepenghujung ini, bersamalah kita menggemgam erat hidayah yang dikurnia Allah kepada kita insan terpilih.  Baja dan suburkanlah dengan ilmu, iman dan amal agar penghabisan nafas kita dalam Husnul Khatimah,  Inshaallah.

Alangkah zalimnya kita terhadap rasul SAW dan Allah, andai kita yang mengaku sebagai penganut agama suci, tetapi kita sendiri meruntuhkan tiang-tiang agama itu.

Bentuklah anak-anak/orang-orang di bawah tanggungan kita agar menegakkan tiang-tiang agama walau di manapun jua.

Di sini saya ingin share satu kesah benar:

Seorang gadis tionghua yang baru memilih agama fitrah menceritakan:

Sewaktu beliau di PLKN, beliau telah ditempatkan bersama 20 pelatih dalam satu dom.  Yang mana berkebetulan, di dalam domnya, semua pelatih melayu beragama islam.

Apa yang menyedihkan beliau,  di dalam domnya, hanya dua orang sahaja yang menegakkan tiang agama/solat.
Perasaannya ketika itu marah bercampur sedih, mana tidaknya, beliau begitu sukar dalam menyambut hidayah Allah.  Terpaksa melalui duri dan ranjau untuk mempertahankan sebuah hidayah, sementara kenkawannya yang dilahirkan dalam agama suci seolah-olah tidak menghargainya.

Nota:  kesah dipetik dari Rancangan “Islam Agamaku” terbitan radio ikim.

bersamalah kita fikirkan,  di mana silapnya kita sebagai ibu bapa/penjaga.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kobis (Cabbage)

Mari kita lihat kelebihan kobis (cabbage) yang mungkin selama ini dipandang biasa-biasa oleh kita orang biasa-biasa ni.  Dan apabila kita dah hayati kelebihan sayur ini, selalu-selalulah memasukkan dalam diet harian kita.

The Latest News about Cabbage

Cancer prevention tops all other areas of health research with regard to cabbage and its outstanding benefits. More than 475 studies have examined the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention (and in some cases, cancer treatment). The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. The three types are (1) antioxidant richness, (2) anti-inflammatory richness, and (3) richness in glucosinolates.

What's New and Beneficial About Cabbage

·                                 Cabbage can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in cabbage do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it's easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw cabbage still has cholesterol-lowering ability-just not as much as steamed cabbage.
·                     Researchers now realize that different types of cabbage (red, green, and Savoy) contain different patterns of glucosinolates. This new knowledge means that your broadest health benefits from cabbage are likely to come from inclusion of all varieties in your diet.
·                     Cabbage in general-but also Savoy cabbage in particular-turns out to be an especially good source of sinigrin. Sinigrin is one of the cabbage glucosinolates that has received special attention in cancer prevention research. The sinigrin in cabbage can be converted into allyl-isothiocyanate, or AITC. This isothiocyanate compound has shown unique cancer preventive properties with respect to bladder cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.
·                     In one recent study, short-cooked and raw cabbage were the only types of cabbage to show cancer-preventive benefits-long-cooked cabbage failed to demonstrate measurable benefits.
·                     New research shows that steaming is a better cooking method than microwaving if you want to maximize the health benefits of glucosinolates found in cabbage. That's because two minutes of microwaving destroys the same amount of myrosinase enzymes as seven minutes of steaming, and you need those myrosinase enzymes to help convert cabbage's glucosinolates into cancer-preventive compounds.

Cabbage provides numerous health benefits including:

·                     Anti-inflammatory benefits
·                     Antioxidant properties
·                     Detoxification benefits
·                     Cancer prevention
·                     Cardiovascular support
·                     Digestive support

Nutritional Profile

Cabbage is an excellent source of immune-supportive vitamin C and anti-inflammatory vitamin K. it is a very good source of digestive-health-supporting fiber, enzyme-activating manganese, and heart-healthy vitamin B6, folate, and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, it is a good source of energy-producing vitamin B1 and vitamin B2, free-radical-scavenging vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoid phytonutrients), bone-healthy calcium and magnesium, and muscular-system supporting potassium and protein.

Copyright © 2012 The George Mateljan Foundation, All Rights Reserved
George Mateljan Foundation, PO Box 25801, Seattle, Washington 98165


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What are some healthy beverages that would fit well in my "Healthiest Way of Eating"?

Most people recognize, to varying extents of course, that what they eat (or don't eat) impacts their overall health. And, because of this recognition, many people try to eat more fruits and vegetables, less saturated fat and cholesterol, and cut out junk foods.



However, it is important to remember that what you drink (or don't drink) also impacts your health. If you are careful to eat well, but drink excessive amounts of soda, fruit beverages, coffee, black tea, and/or alcohol you may not be as healthy as you could be. That is because such beverages contain a variety of substances that, when taken in excess, are not health-giving. These substances include refined or artificial sweeteners, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, synthetic preservatives, and caffeine. In order to keep your beverage choices at the same peak nourishment level as your food choices, here are my recommendations:



Water: You can't go wrong with high-quality water. This beverage is not only at the top of my list, it is in a category all its own. While your water intake needs will vary from day to day, in its Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) recommendations, the National Academy of Sciences recommends about 13 cups of water each day for men and 9 cups for women. Space your intake throughout the day, make sure to re-hydrate during and after exercise, and steer clear of excess water drinking during meal times if you find that practice to be personally helpful. For the highest quality water, I recommend attaching a high-quality filter to your tap water supply and drinking this filtered tap water as your primary source of water. You can also purchase high-quality bottled mineral waters and spring waters at most grocery stores. To give yourself plenty of easy access to home-filtered waters, you may want to purchase an easy-to-carry water bottle and refill it whenever you are home so that you can have water with you when you are on the go. Be sure to purchase a "BPA-free" bottle if you're getting a hard plastic (polycarbonate) bottle. ("BPA" stands for bisphenol A, a problematic toxin that has often been added to polycarbonate plastics.)



100% fruit juices: Fruit juice can be healthy when it is 100% fruit juice, with no added sweeteners. But, keep in mind, that juice can pack a powerful punch in terms of calories and sugar, so it may not be wise to consume a lot of juice, even 100% fruit juice, if you are trying to drop a few pounds or have blood sugar regulation concerns. To take full advantage of the nutrients available in the fruit, press or juice the fruit at home, and consume it immediately. If you want to buy fruit juice at a grocery store, keep in mind that 100% fruit juice is harder to find than you might think as many fruit beverages sold in supermarkets contain only a small percentage (usually less than 10%) of actual fruit juice. For a special occasion, instead of serving soda, make a refreshing and healthy punch by combining sparkling water with 100% cranberry juice, ice, and orange slices in a large bowl.



Iced herbal tea: Instead of regular iced tea, treat yourself to a cool drink of herbal iced tea. Many herbs are rich in powerful antioxidants, which support the immune system and overall health. Brew the tea stronger than you would if you were planning to serve the tea hot and then add ice and a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon. Peppermint tea is wonderful when served cold. Or, try a combination of various herbs: chamomile, hibiscus flower, lemon grass, orange peel, rose hips, and strawberry leaf.



Healthier Lifestyle Tea: Healthier Lifestyle Tea is the name I have given to a delicious and health-supporting beverage made of one cup of green tea and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Green tea is both delicious and renowned for its health-promoting properties. Many of its health benefits have been linked with the catechin phytonutrients, such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), that it contains. Catechins are antioxidants, which have heart-supportive and anti-cancer properties. The lemon juice adds a refreshing flavor to the tea and is experienced by many people as a perfect complement to the tea, which makes it especially satisfying. Healthier Lifestyle Tea can be enjoyed hot or iced. If you are sensitive to caffeine, you can make it with decaffeinated green tea.





Copyright © 2012 The George Mateljan Foundation, All Rights Reserved

George Mateljan Foundation, PO Box 25801, Seattle, Washington 98165

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tips Memilih Ikan Bagi Kulit Sensitif

Tips di bawah saya perolehi dari seorang warga emas berbangsa teonghua beberapa tahun lalu.



Miski tips di bawah tidak saya ketahui fakta saintificnya, namun ianya begitu efektif bagi saya sekeluarga setakat ini.



***ikan yang boleh memberi kesan gatal pada kulit sensitive ialah:

Ikan yang tidak bersisik, seperti;  tenggiri, tongkol/aya.  Ikan cencaru juga termasuk dalam kumpulan ini,  kerana ia hanya berkulit tebal tetapi tidak bersisik



***ikan yang sesuai untuk kulit sensitive:

Ikan yang bersisik tebal, seperti;  jenahak, merah, senangin dan yang serupa dengannya.



Percaya atau tidak,  cuba amalkan terlebih dahulu.