If every day you should eat 10 servings of fruits, different kinds and colors, and then how to choose? Especially if you suffer from certain diseases, like diabetes or gastric problems (ulcer). Not all fruits are safe to eat every day, right?

Because we live in different varieties of fruit-producing country, would not be difficult to actually select it. About the price, certainly not as expensive as blueberries, for example. Options are safe to eat fruit every person, whatever his illness, also not hard to find. Price is so cheap.

Clinical nutritionist, Dr. Samuel Oetoro, SpGK, mentioning that 10 servings of fruit daily are safe to eat apples, pears, citrus, guava, grape, watermelon, cantaloupe, papaya, passion fruit, and tomatoes.

“Carrots and plantains are also safe to consume. Carambola can occasionally, but less for patients with kidney disease,” said Dr. Samuel told Compass Female fruit after the commemoration of the World in Grand Indonesia, Jakarta on Thursday (07/01/2010).

Dr. Samuel explains, some fruits are not consumed either a particular disease. Jackfruit, durian, banana, and pineapple containing high glucose to avoid diabetic. Ulcer sufferers should not eat bananas, but safe for other banana species, such as plantains. In fact, any fruit that is not healthy, said Dr. Samuel, that is ripe durian which contain high alcohol content.

Then how the measuring? Dr. Samuel explains, passion fruit such as apples or eat one serving means intact. While a serving of wine grapes measuring five points. While papaya and watermelon, a portion equal to one piece of sliced, not a single fruit.
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When a stomach that is too bloated, people will associate with the consumption of too much food. And vice versa. No mistake when linking belly with diet, stomach (from the section below chest and above the hip) does have a primary function as a place of digestion and absorption of food.

Inside there are digestive organs such as stomach, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, appendix, large intestine, which is up to the main part of the human digestive system. Here also the liver, kidney, pancreas, and spleen, supporting the digestive process.

When consuming food, the digestive organs and organ supporting food to break down into substances that are needed as well as the cell body. However, the amount of intake of these substances can happen difference, whether caused by the amount of food that is too much and the process of digesting a less than optimal.

After eating foods containing sugar or carbohydrates, dihasilakn sugar in the blood. Necessarily organ pancreas to release insulin enzyme into energy required to disassemble the cell. When disassembling the blood sugar less than optimal, suppose that due to the reduced effectiveness of insulin by an enzyme in blood fats or sugars intake too much, then the residual sugar will be stored as fat in the body (visceral fat).

He distributed the abdominal cavity, between the internal organs and chest cavity. Direct effects of excess fat in the body, causing people suffer from central obesity. In women, female sex hormone (estrogen) helps the distribution of fat into the buttocks, thighs and hips, thus reducing the risk of central obesity in the productive age. Who’s in men, more fat distributed in the stomach because of different sex hormones.

When a woman enters menopause, the fat from the buttocks, thighs, and hips will move to the waist in other words more easy-going central obesity.

Unfortunately, not only looks bad when a person has central obesity.

“Obesity is also central to the cause of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disorders,” said Dr. Ralph Girson, SpPD, Progress of the Royal Hospital, Jakarta.

Risk of Stomach Buncit
Belly bulge is not only an impact on the aesthetics of physical appearance, but also carry health risks are not trivial. Overall, it can be said accretion abdominal circumference or central obesity patients is associated with disease risk and ultimately reduce life expectancy. There is a reduction of life expectancy in patients with obesity, about seven years, even in smokers and obesity decreased life expectancy around 13 years.

However, the risk of any disease that lies behind the stomach that bulge?

Insulin Resistance
Increased abdominal circumference, automatic increase in body fat tissue. This can cause ganggan insulin (insulin resistance). Obesity is leading to high free fatty acid in the blood stimulates the release of cytokines that can lower insulin sensitivity.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Conditions of insulin resistance that continues with a diet high in calories, making the body try to compensate by producing extra insulin. The goal is to balance the intake (intake) calorie and stabilize blood sugar. Unfortunately, this ability is highly dependent B-cells in the pancreas. If the adaptability of cells that regulates insulin production increase is reduced, then a glucose tolerance when the body fails to be a disorder of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Coronary Heart
Conditions of low insulin sensitivity and also caused abnormalities in the metabolism of the body, such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and formation of pro-coagulant (blood coagulation accelerator). These are risk factors causing coronary heart disease.

Kompas.com – Food is safe to eat, besides containing the nutritional value, should be free from biological hazards, chemical hazards, as well as physical objects that can be detrimental to health. Therefore, needed food containers yng appropriate measures to ensure food safety and feasibility.

The habit of putting food in the open in a long time will also cause taste and nutritional value decreases.

“A lot of vitamins that are not resistant or sensitive to external factors, such as weather, air, or light so that the flavor and aroma change,” said Prof.Dr.Made Astawan, nutrition experts from the Institut Pertanian Bogor.

Another danger that threatens the food product is a food infection and food intoxication caused by bacteria or microbes. “When the food was infected and then ingested in the human stomach, can cause symptoms of poisoning,” he explained.

To maintain the durability of food, it is recommended to keep food in proper containers. “Keeping the lifetime of the food is not always be with preservatives. Containers will also slow damage to proper food,” explained Prof. Dr.Purwiyatno Hariyadi, an expert in food technology from the IPB.

Appropriate container will also prevent contamination of insects, microbes, also influence the weather. However, not all containers can be used to pack food.

“The main thing is safe for food or included in a food grade, not toxic, protection from odor, prevent contamination, and easily opened and closed again,” explained Purwiyatno in educating the media event of the Healthy Food Storage Containers and hosted by Fresh PT.Lock & Lock Indonesia.

Today the use of plastic food packaging materials dominate. Some studies indicate that dangerous chemicals such as plastics bisphenol (BPA) and phthalates. Food container is also ideally airtight and water.

Besides choosing a container, according Purwiyatno, which need to be considered is the external conditions. “The temperature of space and cleanliness of the environment also affects the storage of food preservation,” he said.

The recommended temperature for storing food is less than 5 degrees to keep food cold and above 60 degrees Celsius for hot food. “Temperature is safe enough to prevent bacteria,” said Made in the same opportunity.
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KOMPAS.com – Laughter is one off the best and easiest way to drive away the daily stress that often interfere with our health. That is, the more we laugh, the healthier our bodies and minds.

Old thinking says we laugh only if there is something funny. Plus, not everyone is a born humorist. Humorous or not, it is determined by genes. Yet, the fact is not so. Recent studies show laughter could be trained and performed every day. This is the opinion of Lee Berk, Loma Linda University scientist.

Through his research, Berk concluded that laughter is not separated or who had previously anticipated still have healthy benefits, which reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) by 26 percent.

In addition, laughter may also reduce levels of C-reactive protein. This is part of protein which is one measure of the risk of a person with diabetes and heart problems. The higher levels of C-reactive protein, the higher the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Therefore, rajinlah laugh though nothing is really funny that can cause us to burst out laughing. Laugh for the little things or to joke that we have ever heard before.

KOMPAS.com – Sweet potato or sweet potato has been known to our society, comes from the Americas. Sweet potato in the 16th century began to spread throughout the world, especially the tropics. In the 1960s, planting sweet potatoes have been widespread across Indonesia, with production centers in West Java, Central Java, East Java, Papua and North Sumatra.

Sweet potato is a source of carbohydrates that can be utilized as a main meal. Now the sweet potatoes are still used by residents in Papua and Maluku. In other areas the mother potato used as a snack.

With the presence of sweet potato flour, many of which can be used as a variation of the dish, good for snacks, main meals, traditional and modern dishes. Kind of sweet potatoes have white, orange, red, yellow and purple. Carb high nutritional value, rich in vitamins and minerals. Red, yellow, orange, contain beta carotene which the body is converted into vitamin A.

In addition, purple sweet potato contain anthocyanin which acts as an antioxidant and prevent premature aging, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and cataracts.

Let us take advantage of cassava and sweet potato starch such as flour or meal using the bulb in addition to health also menganekaragamkan our cuisine.

Kompas.com – Although the taste of olive has become an attraction for thousands of years, modern research presents another reason to eat: Olive oil contains a single-chain polyunsaturated fats, vitamin E and polyphenols. Last two compounds were efficacious reduce cancer risk.

Since long time the experts have to know someone eating patterns associated with risk of breast cancer. In addition to advice to avoid foods high in fat, scientists have now advised the woman to do a Mediterranean diet based on fruits, vegetables, grains, and olive oil, as the best path to a healthy and protected from breast cancer.

Research conducted by scientists from Spain to the mice in the laboratory showed that a compound in olive oil will impede the genes responsible for the growth of tumor cells in the breast. This oil is also working with the deadly protein that becomes “food source” of cancer cells.

Dr.Eduard Escrich, lead researcher, suggested us to eat olive oil 50 ml, or the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of virgin olive oil every day. However, he said that the properties of olive oil as an antidote to this new cancer could be picked if this lifestyle is applied in the long term.

Mediterranean diet has been recognized experts on the protection for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and also to streamline the body.

Greece is the country’s largest oil consumer in the world. People in countries that consume 20 times more olive oil than the United Kingdom and Italy, which also includes as a major producer of olive oil.

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