>> Monday, December 26, 2011
From the day a child is born to the day a person dies, something that remains constant despite the inevitable changes is the process of learning and understanding. Humans build a knowledge base for themselves which helps them lead their lives, be it the daily chores or the acts that require a more complex understanding. Therefore, ensuring adequate nutrition for maintaining and enhancing one’s memory is essential. All one needs to do is to incorporate certain foodstuffs in their diet regularly to keep the cognitive machinery well oiled. We list the prominent ones’ for you.
The fruit guards you against the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, an ailment that hits the patient’s memory. This is all thanks to the quercetin antioxidant, known to be effective in healing and warding off diseases. Do not peel the fruit prior to eating, lest you be deprived of anthocyanin in the skin. The anti-neurological disease property of the compound makes it a must have for you.
2. Wholegrain food
Make sure you're eating a diet full of a mix of wholesome foods such as cereal products, wheat bran, wheat germ and whole-wheat rice. Females, who improved their supplement vitamin B9 (also known as folic acid), supplement B12 and supplement B6 consumption, revealed a development in remembering information compared to females who were not taking a supplement.
The anthocyanin rich fruit works well not just in contributing towards prevention of memory loss but also in reversing the memory deterioration process that aging brings about. A good diet can play the savior in ensuring that humans retain good cognitive abilities till the very end.
Excess of everything is bad; it is moderation in intake that holds the key. The same holds true for coffee. In appropriate amounts, the beverage is a prescription for avoiding memory loss over the long term.
These are akin to apple in their nutritive properties when it comes to boosting the memory. The compounds quercetin and anthocyanin are the winners here all over again. The darker variants of grapes, red and purple, prove beneficial. Grapes may be replaced by red wine, taken in moderation.
Here too it is the antioxidants that come to the rescue in the form of Vitamin E. Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E, so too are the seeds of sunflower. As little as thirty grams of these seeds meet as much as one third of the daily requirement of body when it comes to the Vitamin E.
Onions in varieties red, yellow and white are all beneficial due to the presence of quercetin, but it is the red onion that scores above the other two varieties being a better source of quercetin as well as anthocyanin.
It is particularly significant considering that the compounds in rosemary aid the proper functioning of the central nervous system. These compounds ensure that the amount of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for movement of signals in the body, does not see a rapid decline.
There are good proof that lycopene, a highly effective free radical cleansing found in tomatoes, could help control the kind of toxin damage to tissue which takes place in the progression of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's.
Green leafy vegetables are a rich source of Folic acid. Folic acid is widely known for its anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties.
The ailments that humans suffer from are often a result of inappropriate eating habits. Ensuring that the diet carries all the essential nutrients serves as a precautionary measure that increases the odds of a disease free life. The same holds true for disorders pertaining to the memory.
About the author: Karien is a blogger who is a health freak and very environmentally aware. She strictly follows low cholesterol diet and believes in green living. And her intense desire is to have a showroom of jogging strollers.
>> Friday, December 23, 2011
Hey there! Remember my tree when we first brought it home?
And no, it hasn't taken me all this time to decorate but it has taken me all this time to post about it. Anybody else do colored lights? I prefer white but YS2 loves the different colors so that's what we do.
Here are a few of my favorite or interesting ornaments:
My mom gets each of us siblings an ornament every year and has been doing this since we were all kids. We have different things we collect and well, if it's not obvious, I collect angels. I have a lot of angel ornaments!
|My mom is pretty crafty and made this mitten, along with other similar decorations, for me.|
|I made this bear with holly (?) leaves and white berries yeeears ago. It's missing a berry now as you can see. Looks like it was made by an 8 year old. Nope, I was an adult. Ha!|
|Here's another one of my amazing creations (as an adult again). Tried to be extra creative and ended up with something space-y! It was still fun to make.|
|A very dear friend of mine got me this real silver dipped pinecone -- she's moving away so this will now be even more special to me.|
Sam and I have ornaments we collect each year, usually something made of glass. Although, we have a Swarovski (or two) and other ornaments that have gone AWOL. I'm too lazy to go digging thru the garage trying to find a misplaced box. A sample of our growing collection:
|This year's handblown glass ornament -- made locally.|
|another local original|
|I think this is a Pottery Barn mass-production. But I still think it's pretty.|
Gotta have some fun and whimsy and silliness, too...
|is this a crab-apple?|
|I think I got these in a white elephant gift exchange, they seem a little worse for wear now|
|I know this is a horrible shot but this is to give you an idea of all the craziness that goes on here. Their top deck wraps around the whole house and as you can see, there's something every foot -- around the whole house!|