Monday, August 11, 2008

Health Benefit of Pumpkin

There was a article in paper and has been a long time since, I posted something healthy. Lets talk about Pumpkin and its health benefits. After reading the article maybe you might start thinking of pumpkin to to be a king of fruits.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin Benefit 1.
Pumpkin boosts your immune system by delivering the beta carotene and alpha carotene, iron, vitamin C and vitamin A. These immune boosting nutrients and vitamins are sufficient for 3 days if taken in 1/2 cup servings of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Benefit 2.
20% of the daily fiber intake required by the body can be served in the same 1/2 cup of pumpkin serving with only 40 calories compared to 70 calories in a whole wheat bread.

Pumpkin Benefit 3.
Pumpkin increase the sight life of humans as it delivers a duo of carotenoid antioxidants, absolutely essential for overcoming age related cataracts and sight stealing macular degenaration.

Pumpkin Benefit 4.
Pumpkin delivers a lot of potassium, which is a absolute must for healthy being. Potassium helps smooth functioning of cells, nerves and muscles. The chances of stroke and heart diseases are lowered as potassium can keep the blood pressure maintained.

Pumpkin Benefit 5.
Pumpkin also serves a good amount of calcium, which helps build your bones.

Pumpkin Benefit 6.
Cancers, especially breast cancer risk is reduced to a large extent with the high amount of carotenoids in pumpkin. Beta cryptoxanthin present in pumpkin aids fighting lung cancer.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Effects of Second Hand Smoke and Stroke

A recent study that was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and a US study had said strokes are closely associated with second hand smoke. The study says non smokers married to smokers hold a greater chance of getting a stroke than others. Below is the statistical findings of the stroke-smoke association.

The study states if a non smoker is married to a smoker , then the chance of a stroke is increased by 42% compared to that of a non smoker married to a non smoker.
Similarly if a formal smoker is married to a current smoker, the chances of stroke elevates to 72%.
Thus to all the smoker's around the world, "You are increasing the stroke risk of your spouse/husband by 42%. Quit Smoking!!! "

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