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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Onions – Health packed taste enhancer

Health packed meal means the one loaded with fruits and vegetables. The health conscious person would never miss out on daily dose of leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, apples, and berries but now on it is time to add onion to the list. Onion, the purple wonder is the part of Allium Genus family which also includes other super foods like chives, scallions, leeks, and garlics. We have seen onion just as the taste enhancer of curries and condiments but once you will know the several benefits of this humble vegetable, you will fall in love with it even more!



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Top 5 Benefits of Onion

1.       Fights heat and cold
Sounds strange! But onion really fights heat and cold. In summer time, the Sulphur rich onion would keep your body cool and regulate the heat effectively, thus would protect you against sun-stroke. Similarly, during cold winter time, onion would protect you against cold and flu attacks. It has strong anti-viral properties that will work against flu virus. 

2.       Cancer Prevention 
Onion is loaded with phyto-chemical compounds Allyl disulphide and allium which gets converted into allicin because of the cutting and crushing of the leaves. Allicin has anti-mutagenic properties that fights against the cancer cells. Research has also shown that this compound controls the blood sugar levels due to its unique anti-diabetic properties.

3.       Hypertension
 Like all other vegetables of Allium Genus family, onion has also shown positive results for those suffering from hypertension. Allicin reduces the stiffness of blood vessels and hence regulates blood pressure levels. The platelet clot formation is checked because of onion and would act as savior for those at risk of peripheral vascular disease (PVD), coronary artery disease (CAD), and stroke.

4.       Aids Digestion
Onions have remained the staple food of many countries since 1000s of years. Having onion with your meal will release the digestive juices and would speed up the digestion process. It has anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties that would work against the food-borne illnesses.

5.       Good for Heart
Like garlic, you can also include raw onion in your salads to increase the level of HDL and reduce the level of LDL. Allicin will bring down your LDL levels to healthy range and would bring down the possibilities of cardiac issues.

So, now on it should not just be “an apple a day, keeps a doctor away”, as onion a day would also work for keeping illnesses at bay!


lisa

No Internet

It's been a week since we don't have internet. Our internet service provider is down. I called their hotline number a number of times and asked them when are they going to restore our internet and they can't tell me when. They said their working on it and we just have to monitor our internet if it's already working. A lot of users are really problematic because of no internet and I'm one of them. Right now I'm in the internet cafe to check my e-mails and do blogging. It really sucks because it's too hot here. No AC, just fans. I'm thinking of switching to another ISP but I will just wait for a few more days. I've been with this ISP for more than 4 years now and so far this is the first time this thing happened.


lisa

Thursday, May 21, 2015

3 Tips for Buying Laminated Plastic

Are you coating wood products, pipe fittings or industrial machinery? Maybe you're just making lanyards for your workplace. Whatever your reasons for seeking out laminated plastic, here are three tips for making sure you only buy the best.

1. Know The Types

Thermoset plastic is strong and durable, offering years of protection thanks to its reinforcement of fiberglass fabric and resin binders. Plastics with heavy urethane coatings have the best protection from the elements. Make sure you do your homework and research the various kinds of laminated plastic before making a purchase decision.

2. Look for Special Features

Would you like your laminate to be fireproof or flame-retardant? Do you need your purchase to be eco-friendly to go with your company's green living initiatives? Do you want your plastic sheets shipped to you pre-cut? If there are any special features or distinctions that matter to you, take care to shop from the brands that can provide them.

3. Consider Air Quality

Many laminated plastics contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can negatively impact indoor air quality. If you don't work in a place with a lot of windows, you'll probably want to find low- or no-VOC plastic options. Contact the manufacturer directly if you aren't sure which products contain VOCs.

Whether you're working in a warehouse or a corporate suite, these are just three tips for buying laminated plastic. Click here to learn more about the industry and your options for purchasing, cutting, ordering and utilizing laminated plastic.


lisa

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Beauty 101: Tips for Maintaining Youthful-Looking Skin

Most people can appreciate the beauty of healthy skin. With the proper care, everyone can keep their skin looking great. Here are six tips for maintaining a youthful appearance.

Gently wash face
Due to the fact that facial skin is very delicate, it needs to be washed very gently. When cleansing their face, people should use their hands instead of a washcloth. This will help to prevent the formation of premature wrinkles. By rinsing the face with lukewarm water, the outer layers of the skin will remain protected.

Use high-quality skincare products
It is always a good idea to invest in high-quality skincare products. However, good products do not have to cost a lot of money. The key is to select products that contain gentle ingredients. Some of the ingredients to avoid include alcohol, menthol, synthetic fragrances, and pore-clogging substances such as mineral oil.

Get enough sleep
Research shows that sleep has a direct influence on the condition of a person’s skin. Although experts recommend getting at least eight hours of sleep each night, six hours of quality sleep could be just as effective. Not only do humidifiers help people to sleep soundly, but they also help to keep the skin hydrated.

Do not squeeze pimples
According to a leading cosmetology school, it is not a good idea to pop pimples that have just developed. Squeezing against a skin bump can actually cause it to get infected. Furthermore, the damaged skin may also leave an unsightly scar. Ingredients such as salicylic acid can significantly reduce the size of a pimple without causing any side effects.

Drink Plenty of Water
In order for an individual's skin to stay moisturized, they need to drink enough water. While soda may be tasty, it is certainly not good for the skin. When away from home, keep a bottle of water on standby.

Apply sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must for anyone who plans to be outside for more than 10 minutes. This is especially true during the peak sun hours. All of the exposed skin should be protected with sunscreen. Sunscreen can wear off over time, so active individuals may need to apply an additional layer as the day goes on.

Make it a priority to develop good skincare habits. By taking the necessary precautions, anyone can have skin like a movie star.


lisa

Nightswimming At San Fabian Beach

After watching the fight of Pacquiao and Mayweather and was so disgusted with the result, we went to the beach to cool down. We left the house around 4:30 PM and we headed to the nearest beach which is San Fabian. We planned to have a night swimming so we brought with us some clothes and of course some foods. My brother Celso and family and Jhun and wifey went with us. Actually, it was Jhun's idea to go so we went in his truck.

When we reached the beach, there were still a bunch of people there though it was already late afternoon. We looked for a cottage to rent and we already expected that it's pricey now because it's summer season. At first the owner wanted P300 but we haggle of course because it's already late afternoon and so we got the cottage for P200. Right after we took our things to the cottage everybody went to the beach. The water was warm and the sun was already going down. It's the best time to go swimming during this time. Hubby was liking it. Did I tell that he love the beach and prefer it than going to a resort? My niece Vernice was enjoying too.

Then all of a sudden, here comes the rain. So we were swimming in the beach under the rain. It's the first rain in the month of May. It was so relaxing. The warm water soothed my painful knees Gotta have to do this more often. It was already dark when we finally got up and went back to the cottage and ate supper. We were so hungry and so we ate till our bellies got full and heavy, hehe! Then hubby and I went to shower but the rest went back again swimming. When they got tired, they all went to shower. Then we loaded our things in the truck, paid the cottage rent courtesy of hubby and we headed back home.


lisa

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Protect Your Home

There will not be a bigger purchase in your life than your home. This is why protecting it should be one of your biggest concerns. Aside from protecting all of your property that you keep in your house, you also need to think about the safety of your family members who also reside inside the house. There are many things you can do to protect your home from burglars, some are much more effective than others. The more effort you put into protecting your home, the less chance there will be of an intruder gaining entry and getting away with your valuables. Here are some examples of dependable home protection methods you should consider using.

Home security monitoring

When you pay for a security system monitoring service, it will allow you to prevent burglaries and many other disasters from damaging your home. Home security monitoring is done by a company that acts as a central hub for a wide variety of business and home security systems. If the monitoring company receives an alert that something bad is happening at your home, they will then notify the police, fire department or emergency services, whichever department is best equipped to handle the specific problem.

Do not tell people you will be out of town

When burglars are looking for a house to break into, they want an easy target. This means that they will try to find a house that does not have any people in it. Social media has become a place that burglars monitor on a regular basis. These burglars are well aware that people are prone to blab about future vacations they will be taking. They will then use this information to determine which homes will be unoccupied on which dates. Therefore, if you do have plans to go out of town for any length of time, you should not mention anything about your plans on any type of Internet forum where strangers could read what you are saying.

Have sufficient lighting on the outside of your home

While home alarms are nice, those only come into play once a burglar has already tried to gain entry to your home. Ideally, you want to prevent a burglar from attempting to break in. One of the best ways to do this is to sufficiently light your home's exterior. Burglars prefer to do their crimes in the dark, so a well-lit home will make them think twice.


lisa