Archive for the ‘Healthy Eating’ Category
Surely there are few foods that have the same importance in the kitchen such as garlic. And no wonder when we think of the thousand and one ways in which we can cook and benefit both of its properties and its taste. And the discovery of its health benefits is not new, as in the Egyptian papyri were already made with garlic recipes that were used to treat various ailments. But, what really are the benefits of garlic?
- First, it has great antibacterial properties, so that combat both fungi as bacteria and viruses and is also beneficial in case of animal bites.
- You can also lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
- If you have suffered atherosclerosis, garlic helps to reduce blockage of the arteries, thereby preventing many strokes.
- It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it is highly recommended for all those diseases that cause inflammation. Prolonged use can help prevent certain cancers.
- Recently, some studies can be derived that may slightly increase the level of serotonin in the brain, one of the neurotransmitters responsible for our mood, which will help us fight stress and depression. Read the rest of this entry »
Legumes are a staple source of protein with moderate caloric intake, making them ideal for any diet. In addition, also contain high amounts of iron, even more than meat. These features have been recognized healthy place them in a balanced diet. Legumes can be eaten cold or warm, often constitute a unique dish because they are satiating. Complete with vegetables, provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidant substances.
For example, a preferred legumes are lentils, ideal ingredient to produce complete and nutritious recipes. The beans are a very interesting contribution of fiber. It is also possible to prepare salad with white beans or black. Peas are a perfect ingredient to deal with constipation. The recipe may be a cream of peas you can add spinach, mushrooms and Iberian palette.
The peanut is also a legume. Nor can we forget the garbanzo beans. Legumes have proved well suited as an ingredient in salads and purees. However, a problem of vegetables in general are causing gas, bloating and abdominal swelling. To avoid this, should finish the meal with a digestive tea such as chamomile.
We all know that fried foods are prepared in which most fat and produce more cholesterol. In short, nutritionists recommend avoiding cooking fried food is best to make Grilled, boiled or steamed. Fried foods are fatty foods, and caloric indigestible. However, it is possible to produce lighter fried home and make nutritious delight the whole family. It’s so easy to choose healthy ingredients, a good oil and follow some simple tips.
The fries are widespread because they are easy to prepare, can be taken as snacks, to accompany a dinner or even stop developing entrees, without excessive fat. The famous cakes prepared with ham, chicken, egg or cheese, can be healthier if we change other ingredients such as turkey, rice and vegetables, potatoes and mushrooms, peppers, spinach, carrots or any vegetable.
Add vegetables to the diet to replace animal ingredients, reduce the calorie content of many dishes and increase nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. The selection of fried seafood (mussels, cod, shrimp) is more accurate to fry meat, they are a good source of quality protein and healthy fats rich in omega 3 fatty acids, in the case of blue fish.
The leaves are very good (breaded, stuffed with anchovies, with peppers or ham and cheese), fried cauliflower with white sauce or spinach pies. All these recipes can be prepared in fried but are much healthier. Read the rest of this entry »
Municipal Unit Health and Consumer Affairs of the City of Gaudy, depending on the departments represented by Jesus Lorene homonymous and Laura Serrano, has prepared a list of recommendations to be considered in the management of sales and contracts away from business premises, a matter has focused more of the cases investigated by the Municipal Bureau of Information to Consumers (OMIC).
First, it should be noted that are considered sales or contracts made away from business premises that are made between an employer and consumer away from business premises of the employer (egg in a hotel, at home or workplace of the consumer or a means of public transport). Excluded from these sales cases where the consumer had expressly requested the visit.
These sales are characterized in that the consumer has to express its willingness to purchase in the presence of sales professional. We must also note that consumers in these sales do not have the opportunity to compare price and quality of the product offered over existing ones on the market. It should be noted also that in some cases these sales were of commercial establishments are associated with contracts with banks to finance the payment of the product for months.
These vaccines will be dispensed in an orderly way in health and the priority groups to be immunized against the flu virus are those over 65, chronically ill, morbidly obese, pregnant women and health personnel and services to citizens, who will be called vaccinated by their family doctors to avoid crowds, according to the Andalusia Health Minister, Maria Jesus Montero.
Moreno has advanced to the flu this year is not expected to be particularly virulent and that the circulating virus is very similar to two seasons ago.
The time that is expected to produce the “peak epidemic” will be in early January and the vaccine to be dispensed from tomorrow will be trivalent, which protects against the H1N1 virus and against conventional strains A and B.
The flu hit last year to three per cent of the Andalusia population, prevalence higher than the previous season, which affected 847 of every 100,000 inhabitants.
The Minister stressed that Andalusia is one of the European regions with greater coverage against influenza, resulting in improved quality of life of citizens and a saving of between fifty and sixty percent of hospitalizations caused by this disease and prevent 80 percent of deaths resulting from complications caused by this disease, which last year were 89 deaths.
Montero has stressed that the vaccination campaign is not similar at all to the last year, which suffered “the distorting effect” of the H1N1 strain, against which were vaccinated only 18 percent of the population recommended.
Paraxial (called “dysphasia” if mild) is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to carry out skilled movements and gestures, despite having the desire and physical ability to do them. Paraxial is the result of dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres, especially the parietal lobe and may arise from many diseases or injury cerebral.Existen several kinds of paraxial that may occur alone or accompanied.
The most common is the or facial or dental, which shows the inability to make facial movements at will, and licking his lips, whistling, coughing or wink. Other types of paraxial include limbocinética paraxial (inability to make fine and precise movements with an arm or leg), idiomatic paraxial (inability to perform the proper movement in response to a verbal command), ideational paraxial (inability to coordinate activities with multiple, sequential movements, such as dressing, eating and bathing), the verbal paraxial (difficulty coordinating mouth movements and speech), the constructive paraxial (inability to copy, draw or construct simple figures) and paraxial coulometer (difficulty moving the eyes at will). Paraxial may be accompanied by a language disorder called aphasia. Corticobasal ganglion degeneration is a disease that causes a variety of types of paraxial, especially in older adults.
The draft royal decree amending the schedule to establish the grades and levels of dependency has just begun the processing of claims, although, as has been told DM not expected to suffer changes and will probably be approved at the next Council Territorial. As already anticipated this paper, the goal is to give more weight to single health information and adapt the scale to mental illness.
The text explains that the problems posed by the current scale, which was provisionally approved in 2007 waiting to be modified after an evaluation of the first year of implementation, is derived from “a lack of sensitivity and specificity in groups with mental illness in children aged 3 to 6 years “, so the goal is” to make improvements in the scale of assessment, highlighting the need for consistency in the valuation report and environmental health.”
Furthermore, it is necessary to “unify actions regarding the admission or not to process applications on the basis of valuation of health information and the circumstances in the person assessed.” Therefore, “the reports of health and the environment are the starting point in the assessment process.”
The importance of medical reports is such that the draft makes clear at all times that “the data obtained will be put in correspondence with provided health reports” and that the implementation of the tariff will be based on “the relevant reports on health and on their usual environment, as well as information obtained through observation, direct testing and personal interviews.”
Even in the case of doubt about the situation of dependency, “the assessment body should seek additional health information, and formulate the interview questions regarding the functioning in the activities and tasks contained in the tariff,” particularly those described in the reports of health. “
According to José Manuel Ramirez, president of the State Association of Directors and managers of Social Services, who heads the National Observatory of the Unit, “is much emphasis on who has the health information to ensure that no dependence is over- and cultural factors but it is permanent dependence.”
Although the draft does not provide “an increase in the number of potential beneficiaries, but a redistribution of grades and levels of dependency tighter,” Ramirez believes that “many people who need support will not reach the 25 points needed because it is a scale more accurate and more restrictive.” In his view, “could be hidden cut dependence, the harder the level and degree of dependency. In fact, “the manual, much larger than the current, leaving less room for individual sensitivity values.”
For example, the new scale requires complete all the items and instructions set technical criteria for the admissibility of claims and added that it be accepted from people who are being treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, until completion of treatment, “or those who are in rehabilitation therapy, or those who are hospitalized in long stay.
A delegation of medical directors of the Centro Hospital do Norwest in Brogans (Portugal), arrived this week in Torrevieja (Allocate), motivated by personally knowing the city and its health maintenance organization, especially with regard to the policy of Human Resources professionals sector and self-management model of primary care centers.
The four executives who formed the entourage of the Centro Hospital do Norwest in Brogans, led by Enrique Machado Copulas, Chairman of the Board of Directors, were reunited with their counterparts in the Department of Health Torrevieja, covering all the issues that led them to travel from Portugal to Valencia, and especially the city of Torrevieja.
Luis Barcia, Managing Director of the Department Torrevieja, introduced the visitors mixed management model in the health area, for which ownership, control and financing are public, while the private account is managed, after which, “Machado Copulas and its management, were particularly attracted by the self-management model of primary care centers, where control of resources in the hands of the professionals who know the needs of their workplace, “said Barcia said.
Human Resources policy, which rewards efficiency and quality of service provided to patients by professional continuing education, the importance of reconciling family and working with childcare and flexible work schedules was another theme that captured the full attention of the party.
Vitamin K – Also called Menadione.
1. Functions of Vitamin K
It is necessary for normal blood clotting.
2. Where to find it?
Usually the bacteria synthesize intestinal flora, which are bacteria that colonize the gut and are necessary for life. There are also dietary sources of vitamin K, such as green leafy vegetables and liver of cod.
3. Nutritional Needs
The recommended daily intake is 80 micrograms / day.
4. What is missing?
Its deficiency is rare, unless treated with antibiotics for a long time. In the event that a deficit may appear bleeding.
What are the functions of fiber in the body?
- Absorbs water resulting in soft, bulky stool.
- Causes feeling of fullness.
- Reduces circulating cholesterol levels, particularly soluble fiber.
- Stimulates bowel function.
- Slows the absorption of glucose, causing blood to slowly pass, which is very useful in case of diabetes.
- It appears to protect certain types of cancer (colon, breast, prostate) to facilitate the transit and subsequent elimination of toxins.
- Promotes the proliferation of beneficial intestinal bacteria to our body.
Where did we find?
It is found exclusively in foods of plant origin, including:
- Cereals and whole grains: rye, wheat, barley, oats, brown rice and corn.
How much fiber should we take?
In adults recommend about 25 grams of fiber a day. For children, the amount of fiber required is calculated by adding five units at the age of the child. Sudden increases in fiber content of our diet can cause gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea, also prevents excess use of iron, zinc and calcium needed for our body.
To avoid these problems gradually increase the fiber in our diet to achieve the appropriate levels and, importantly, you need to drink plenty of water to facilitate their work and subsequent disposal.