Senin, 06 Agustus 2012

natural foods for our healthy

(NaturalNews) The foods you eat bring pleasure to your palate and provide your body with powerful healing substances. Most people probably never consider that their morning grapefruit protects their blood vessels or that eating a handful of raw almonds daily can protect them from cancer. Certain heart-healthy foods have a reputation as natural cures to lower blood pressure, reduce symptoms of plaque and improve cardio fitness.

Animal proteins

Animal proteins like fresh fish and seafood are high in omega 3 oils, monounsaturated fats and calcium; all of these are helpful in reducing the risk of heart attack and managing high blood pressure problems.

Dr. Liz Applegate, a nationally renowned expert on nutrition and fitness, has created a list of 22 heart-smart foods including clams and salmon, two animal proteins low in fat and calories and high in omega 3 oils and sterols. Clams, in particular, help the body resist the symptoms of plaque buildup. Salmon is high in monounsaturated fats and calcium, both helpful in keeping cholesterol plaque at bay and reducing the risk of heart attack.

Olive oil

Studies of women with high blood pressure who were placed on a diet rich in olive oil for one month showed a marked reduction in their blood pressure levels.

Raw milk cheese

Research indicates that people who have adequate calcium consumption tend to have more luck controlling their blood pressure levels. Raw milk cheeses are high in calcium and low in sodium, making them an excellent food to help with high blood pressure problems.


Corn is an excellent source of folic acid and vitamin B, which protect the arteries and reduce artherosclerosis.

Onions and avocados prevent LDL or bad cholesterol from damaging blood vessel walls.

Tomatoes are high in lycopene, a potent antioxidant that has produced significant results in lowering blood pressure in patients participating in an Israeli study conducted in 2006.

Garlic's natural anti-inflammatory properties may prevent blood clots and improve overall cardio fitness.

Celery is high in vital nutrients and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium, all necessary components in foods that lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. Eating the entire plant benefits the cardiovascular system.

Choose only organic vegetables and fruits to avoid pesticides and hidden genetically modified plants that may not benefit your heart or your health.

Fresh fruits

Loaded with pectin, a natural fiber that binds to cholesterol and toxins in the blood, apples can clear the blood and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels as much as 10 percent over a six-week period, notes Applegate.

Oranges and lemons are high in potassium and fruit pectin. Both aid the body's regulation of blood pressure and reduce cholesterol plaque from arteries.

Grapefruit supplies vitamin C, pectin, folic acid and lycopene, which help prevent symptoms of plaque by flushing LDL cholesterol from arteries and lessen high blood pressure problems.

Beans, legumes and whole grains

Both soluble and insoluble fiber are important for maintaining arterial integrity and controlling high blood pressure problems. Most beans provide soluble fiber, which is high in vitamin B and folic acid helping to reduce plaque and lower blood pressure. Whole grains like oats and oat bran flush unhealthy plaque from the system further protecting against the risk of heart attack and improving cardio fitness.


About 1/2 oz. of dark chocolate daily protects the heart and maintains blood pressure at normal levels. Rich in phenols, chocolate is now on the heart-smart menu for its nutrient-rich contribution that keeps arteries healthy

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Minggu, 05 Agustus 2012

grilled chicken

Java The following recipes are grilled chicken Klaten

     1 chicken, cut into 4 parts
     400 ml coconut milk
     2 bay leaves
     3 cm galangal, crushed
     50 grams of brown sugar
     1 teaspoon salt
     8 red onions
     5 cloves garlic
     7 items hazelnut
     1 stalk lemon grass

     How to Make

     -Boil the coconut milk with the bay, ginger, salt, brown sugar, spices until simmering.
     -Put the chicken pieces and cook until absorbed.
     -Bake until the chicken while smeared with dried herbs and ripe.

     for 4 servings
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Minggu, 13 November 2011

Pickled young ginger

Pickled young ginger is easy to make and pleasing to look at. This pickled ginger is the same ginger that you see accompanying sushi. In Thai cuisine, pickled ginger accompanies many dishes from appetizer to main course.

Young ladies at the royal court showed their prowess by carving the ginger prior to pickling. They would make beautiful animals, flowers, leaves, bouquet and boats.  I'm just happy to cut it super thin without cutting myself
20 Servings, Prep Time: 15 Minutes, Total Time: 15 Minutes

    1 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 1/2 cups vinegar
    3/4 lb sliced young ginger

Add vinegar, sugar and salt to a small pot. Let it dissolve and boil. Turn off the heat and let the vinegar solution cool while you peel and slice ginger.

Peel the dark spots away. If your ginger is so fresh, you may only need to rinse and scape bad spots out. Slice the ginger very thinly at 45 degrees along the length to get large pieces. There are fewer fibers in young ginger; the texture is very similar to a potato.

Pack the sliced ginger loosely in a jar and add the cooled vinegar solution. You will see the ginger change its color to pale pink within a minute. The color will get darker but not quite pink like in the restaurants.

The ginger is ready for eating within a few hours but it may be too hot. As it sits, the heat from ginger will dissipate. Keep in the refrigerator for up to a year
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Jumat, 11 November 2011

Clam Satay

Ingredients:     1 lb of clams, 5 shallots, 2 spoons of sweet soy sauce, 1 lime, salt and pepper. Direction:
  • Boil clams. After they are done, let it cool.
  • Take the meat out.
  • Slice shallots
  • Mix shallots, soy sauce, and lime juice with the clams
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Put clams in skewers, barbecue for a little bit
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Rabu, 09 November 2011

Sambal Goreng Petai

Ingredients:     7 eggs, 4 strings of "petai", 3 cups thick coconut milk, 250 gr ground beef, 4 pieces garlic, 6 pieces of shallots, 6 piece of red chili peppers, 20 gr javanese lemon, 1 tea spoon sugar, salt and pepper.


    Remove the yoke of the eggs (use just the whites) Skin petai
    Slice shallots, brown a little bit.
    Mix ground beef with 2 egg whites, mix with sald, pepper to taste.
    Form small balls.
    Let the javanese lemon sit in a cup of water The rest of the egg whites put in a place holder, and steam cook
    Cut into cube sized pieces
    Grind chili, garlic, and add sugar
    Heat pan with a little cooking oil, add shallots and the garlic mix above, followed by the petai a few minutes later.
    Put in the javanese-lemon water, followed by the ground beef balls, add salt and pepper.
    Let simmer for a while, then add the rest of the coconut milk and the egg-white cubes.
    et simmer for another 3 minute.
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Senin, 07 November 2011

Wingko Babat (Javanese Cake)

Ingredients :
500 g Glutinous Rice flour (Tepung Ketan)
3 Eggs (separated)
3 cups desiccated Coconut
2 cups castor sugar
2 cups santan (Coconut milk)
vanilla essence

Directions :
1. Beat the egg whites and sugar until thick and creamy
2. Add the coconut milk
3. Add the flour, coconut and vanilla fold in until well mixed
4. Pour into a greased baking tin5. Beat the egg yolks and pour over the top of the cake mixture
6. Bake in 200° Celsius oven until done and golden brown
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Sabtu, 05 November 2011

Ayam Masak Habang (Chicken Cooked with Red Chili Sauce - Padang Style)


2.4 lbs Chicken

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Tamarind Water

500 ml Water

2 tbsp Sweet soy sauce ( "Kecap Manis" )

3 pcs Chopped tomatoes

2 tsp Javanese palm sugar ( "Gula Merah" )

Cooking oil


l50 gr Red chilies

12 Shallots

6 cloves Garlic

2 tsp Shrimp paste

2 cm Ginger

2 cm Lesser galangal

2 tsp salt


1. Cut the chicken into 8 - 10 pieces, then smear it with salt and Javanese Tamarind Water.

2. Knead the chicken and leave it for 10 minutes to let it absorbs the seasonings.

3. Heat the cooking oil in a wok or skillet, fry the chicken until yellowish.

4. Remove and drain.

5. Heat 5 tbsp of cooking oil, saute (stir-fry) spices until fragrant.

6. Add the fried chicken, stir, and pour water.

7. Add sweet soy sauce, sugar, tomatoes and palm sugar.

8. Continue to cook over low heat until the chicken is cooked well and the sauce thickens.
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