this blog is inspired from my dad who's a health control freak..:D but in a good way though, who taught us alot in sickness and health. And its time to share it to everyone.. Sharing is Caring :D

Monday, December 20, 2010

Your Energy Diet

Sorry for the delay!!hectic schedule i guess... its true though. As promised this post is about the attachment that my parents emailed to me in 2008... long time ago huh :D



Need coffee to wake you up, chocolate to keep you up...but still run out of fuel at 4pm? Rather than relying on caffeine and sugary snacks, choose foods that will provide lasting energy, not just a quick burst. Once you have found out which foods you need to swap, follow a simple eating plan and you will be an irrepressible dynamo in no time.

Break the fast - don't skip breakfast. It kicks starts your metabolism and keeps mid-morning munchies at bay. For an energy charged breakfast, eat slow-release carbohydrates, such as oats or other wholegrain cereals or bread, along with protein, such as eggs, low-fat milk, yoghurt or peanut butter, plus fruit or juice to absorb iron.

Ditch the sandwich - have vegetable soup or salad for lunch instead, plus two or three portions of non-starchy vegetables with dinner. You may miss your sandwich at first, but you will feel more satisfied this way. Moreover, vegetables provide
nutrients needed to produce energy and are low in calories.

Choose fruit - sugar saps energy and B vitamins, vitamin C and magnesium. For snacks to keep you alert and slim, opt for fresh fruit, raw vegetables, nuts or sugar free yoghurt.

Try nuts and seeds - if you need a snack, have a handful of unsalted almonds or pumpkin seeds. The protein found in nuts and seeds enables sugar to be released slowly, thus maintaining blood-sugar balance. Pulses such as beans, lentils and chickpeas (found in hummus) are also excellent for dropping oestrogen levels.

Don't eat after 7pm - if you eat after 7pm, your body will struggle to process food, leading to poor sleep and tiredness the next day. Eat small, frequent meals for a regular energy supply, instead of starving all day and having a big meal in the evening.

Get your fill of water - being dehydrated is a common cause of fatigue. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily and eat water-holding foods, such as fruit and grains. Also complex carb, brown rice provides a steadier energy release than white rice. It also holds water and helps absorb and eliminate toxins from the body.

Opt for good fats - a source of energy-releasing phosphorous, virgin coconut oil, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, which do not raise cholesterol levels. Ward of sluggishness by using minimal added fat, olive soya or sunflower oil and replace butter with low-fat

Eat sweet potatoes - few things are as comforting as potatoes - but make them sweet ones. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycaemic index (GI) than regular spuds, which mean they are converted into sugar in the body at a lower speed and ward off energy dips. Boiled new potatoes are also good, as they have lower levels of starches than other types.

Have herbal tea - coffee may provide a quick boost, but it won't last. It also contains two chemicals called theophylline and theobromine, which may disturb sleep and cause PMS-related symptoms. While on the subject drink alcohol in moderation - as well as affecting blood sugar levels adversely and increasing appetite, it also interferes with the absorption of nutrients such as zinc and B vitamins.

Increase your intake of soya - phytoestrogens, found in soya beans (and soy products, include tofu) mimic our own oestrogen and may help reduce severity of hot flushes and fatigue


So there you go guys, lets give it a try to improve our well being (im
telling this to myself too!)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

From my Parents

" Assalamu'alikum,

Hi Nana,
Enclosed herewith initial health routine programme for you and Raden.Please adhere seriously, Remember health is wealth. With good health you can go further in your career and your profession


Papa & Mami "

this was the original email from my parents to me dated 15th february 2008 & and i still keep it in my inbox. The attachement tittle was YOUR ENERGY DIET.. Sometimes when im feeling low, exhausted and taking for granted of our eating & diet, i'll open this email back just to remind myself. I do confessed tht i havent yet adhere it seriously, but InsyaAllah one day i will & so do you

I'll post it in my next post cos i've got some design jobs need to be done here (weekend doing office work... "luv my job"...hahaha)

pics of us with my parents during last Raya

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our VCO is in NSTP

Remember the VCO pics that i posted in my previous post about Daania's supplement? well last Wednesday evening, radin called me from his site mentioning our VCO (Timeless) is in NSTP featuring article on it & the founder (Datin Fauziah Abdul Aziz --- cam adik beradik plak ngn i, huhu). Despite the heavy rain at tht moment, i did ran to the next building of my office to buy the paper, luckily there were 2 pieces left.. huhu.

1 whole page coverage on NSTP,wednesday dec 8th

close up on the write up

For those who'r unfamiliar with VCO should read this full article... and guess what... after all this while searching for the best VCO, personally i think Timeless has it for its highest content of Lauric Acid and many other things, and the best part is.. it has IMP (Islamic Manufacuring Practise) and 100% organic... wow! Im just overwhelmed :D
Previous entry i did mention focused only for daania. So for a better, fast & clear review i listed down the benefit of VCO for all ages & people (which is some new for me especially for nursing mummy! cus for all this while i keep on focusing on my child).
aids to boost your baby's immune system due to high content of MCFAs
Nursing Mummy
increase the level of MCFAs in their milk, passing important nutrients in the milk to your baby
To maintin trim /slim / overweight
increase metabolism (to be compliment with daily exercise & healthy diet)
Feeling lack of energy?
the MCTs in VCO is digested immediately to produce energy and stimulate metabolism , usually athlete consume it to improve their training. this is totally real cus since my husband consume VCO, he doesnt need to sleep everytime we travel back to JB nor i have to drive half way down.. yippie!
rich in anti oxidant.. im totally have to consistently consume this..hehe!
poor digestion? weak immune system? my dad did mentioned the best bowel movement for a healthy person is only once a day! the most is twice (not applicable to newborn babies)... but if more or less than that there's problem in your digestion. the MCFAs in VCO are easily absorb & digested n helps to ease bowel disease too. So when you're having good digestion, it will also strength your immune system. walla!
this is just partial of it, but for me it really helps to maintain our general health being.
allright than... at this moment im thinking of posting supplement for adult plak as recommended by my dad. c yah!