Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that can prevent and reduce the risk of various types of cancers such as cancer of the cervix, kidney, and pancreas.
The content of vitamin A and vitamin C contained in tomatoes plays a role in enhancing the immune system. Eating 100 g medium tomato has been able to meet half of the total requirement of vitamin C body.
The content of high mineral salt can increase appetite and stimulates the flow of saliva thus allowing food to digest properly. Regular consumption of tomatoes to help treat the disease anorexia (loss of appetite). Continue reading →
Amaranthus spinosus includes amaranth plant species. This plant has a wet stem, can reach 1 meter. As a typical sign of this plant is in the trunk, precisely at the base of the petiole there are thorns. Its leaves are green and have shape like diamond. The flowers are hump-shaped and have light green or yellow color. This plants grow wild in the yard of the house, the fields or in the streets of the village. They grow well in places where enough sunlight with temperatures between 25-35 degrees Celsius. Continue reading →
The Latin name of tamarind is Tamarindus indica. It includes in the legume family (Leguminosae). Tamarind is a tropical plant cultivar. It has hard trunk hard and can grow into large and shady leaves. Tamarind leaves long-stemmed about 17 cm and has a midrib finned even. The flowers are yellow reddish. Its fruits are in the form of pods that are brown and have a distinctive taste sour. Inside the pod, besides there is skin that wraps the fruit flesh, the seeds are 2-5 that have flat shape with a somewhat blackish brown color.
Tamarind is a seasoning that has many benefits for health, beauty, and traditional medicine. Benefits of tamarind as an herb has been known for a long time. Our parents used to take advantage of the fruit to treat canker sores, wounds, eczema and overcome insect bites. While the leaves are used to treat fever. Continue reading →
Beauty is highly coveted by all women. Various efforts are made to beautify themselves, ranging from facial treatments and other body parts to the operation. However, the real beauty therapy with natural ingredients that are all around us provide enormous benefits. The important thing to stay beautiful is have healthy body and skin, that will radiate beauty better. So, fruit and vegetables play an important role in beauty therapy as an important addition to containing water to moisturize and refresh the body, also contain other ingredients such as silica in cucumber as forming connective tissue to tighten skin, oleic and linoleic on avocado. Continue reading →
Papaya fruit shape is elliptical. When unripe, the skin is green and turns green yellowish when ripe. The cavity inside of papaya has star-shaped when the fruit is cut transverse. The ripe fruit has orange red flesh with a soft texture and sweet taste. Inside the fruit, there are small seeds that black and bitter.
Papaya can be processed into a variety of delicious foods and beverages, such as stir-fries, puddings, and juices. Continue reading →
A person is said to be impaired with cholesterol when the cholesterol in their blood cholesterol levels above 200 mg / dl. The higher the cholesterol in the blood, the greater the risk of hardening and constriction of blood vessels (atherosclerosis) that can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke.
In addition to drug therapy, controlling cholesterol levels can be done with dietary adjustments. Avoid and limit consumption of cholesterol rich foods such as organ meats, brain, liver, fatty meats, butter, and cheese. Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables as a source of fiber. Fiber plays a role in binding and issuing of triglycerides and cholesterol from the digestive system so that blood cholesterol levels can be controlled. Continue reading →