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rosemary.jpgThe fragrant herb rosemary not only makes your food taste great—it can also help you digest fats! Rosemary has both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is commonly used as a food preservative and even helps prevent fats in meat from turning rancid. Rosemary also has antioxidant properties too! So try adding more rosemary to your favorite recipes—for more tasty foods and overall improved health!

  okra.jpgA man was suffering from constipation for the past 20 years and recently from acid reflux. He didn't realize that the treatment could be so simple -- OKRA! He started eating Okra within the last 2 months and since then have never taken medication again.
  All he did was eat 6 pieces of OKRA everyday. He's now regular and his blood sugar has dropped from 135 to 98, with his cholesterol and acid reflux also under control.                 
    Here are some facts on Okra (from the research of Ms. Sylvia Zook, PH.D (Nutrition), University of Illinois.
   "Okra is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients, nearly half of which is soluble fibre in the form of gums and pectin's.
    Soluble fibre helps  to lower some cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease. The  other half is insoluble fibre 
which helps to keep the intestinal tract healthy, decreasing the risk of some forms of cancer, especially  colo-rectal cancer. Nearly 10% of the recommended levels of vitamin B6 and folic acid is also present in a half cup of cooked Okra.
   Okra is a rich source of many nutrients, including fibre, vitamin B6 and folic acid. He got the following numbers from the University of  Illinois Extension Okra Page. Please check there for more details. 
    Okra Nutrition (half-cup cooked okra)   
    Calories = 25 
    Dietary Fibre = 2 grams 
    Protein = 1.5 grams 
    Carbohydrates = 5.8 grams
    Vitamin A = 460 IUOkraSalad-766013.jpg
    Vitamin C = 13 mg 
    Folic acid = 36.5 micrograms
    Calcium = 50 mg 
    Iron = 0.4 mg 
    Potassium = 256 mg 
    Magnesium = 46 mg

    These numbers should be used as a guideline only, and if you are on a medically-restricted diet please consult your physician and/or dietician. Ms Sylvia W. Zook, Ph. D. (nutritionist) has very kindly  provided the following thought-provoking comments on the many benefits  of this versatile vegetable. They are well worth reading.

      1.The superior fibre found in Okra helps to stabilize blood sugar as it curbs the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal  tract.
      2. Okra's mucilage not only binds cholesterol but bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver. But it doesn't stop there...
      3.Many alternative health practitioners believe all disease begins in the colon. The Okra fibre, absorbing water and ensuring bulk in stools,
 helps prevent constipation. Fibre in general is helpful for  this but Okra is one of the best, along with ground flax seed and psyllium. 
okra.jpgUnlike harsh wheat bran, which can irritate or injure the intestinal tract, Okra's mucilage soothes, and Okra facilitates elimination more comfortably by its slippery characteristic many people abhor. In other words, this incredibly valuable vegetable not only binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids) which cause  numerous health problems, if not evacuated, but also assures their easy passage from the body.
     4. Further contributing to the health of the intestinal tract, Okra fibre (as well as flax and psyllium) has no equal among fibres for feeding the good bacteria (probiotics).
      5. To retain most of Okra's nutrients and self-digesting enzymes! , it should be cooked as little as possible, e. g. with low heat or  lightly steamed. Some eat it raw 


                 God's Pharmacy!

      A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating Lines look just like the human eye...and YES science now shows that carrots Greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four
Chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood Food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape
Looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are Also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper
Cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just Like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron- Transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes,
They look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods
Specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% Sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the Bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb
And cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research Shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds Unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is This? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened Fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemicalconstituents of nutrition in Each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of Them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they 
grow. Figs increase the
Motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm cells to overcome male Sterility.

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary Glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the Movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help
Clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which Wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

 Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the Glycemic Index of diabetics.


Health Facts

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's
important to know how and when to eat. 
What is the correct way of eating fruits?
If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for
weight loss and
other life activities.
Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.  
  In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
  So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat banana I feel like running to the toilet etc - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat! 
  Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach. 
  There is no such thing as some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did a research on this matter. 
  If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.  
  When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT From the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.

Cooking destroys all the vitamins. 
  But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because
you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. 
   You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body.  
  Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look! 
  KIWI: Tiny but mighty.
This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. Its Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
  APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? 
Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of
Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.  
  STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit.
Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessels-clogging free radicals. 
  ORANGE: Sweetest medicine.
Taking 2 -4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer. 
  WATERMELON: Coolest Thirst Quencher Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene- the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are
Vitamin C & Potassium.
 GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for
Vitamin C.
They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.
Drinking Cold water after meal = Cancer! Can u believe this??
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. 
  Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the
  Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal. 
  A serious note about heart attacks
  Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
  You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
  Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
  Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive...
  A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this...It could save your life!!
  Let's say its 6.15 pm and you're driving home. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.  
  Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

  Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
  However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and Very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
  A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let- up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.  
  Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze. The heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.
  In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!


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