BEST KEPT HEALTH SECRETS OF THE WORLD

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Tue, Dec 3, 2013  
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BEST WAY TO GET A MENTAL LIFT

The best way to get a mental lift is to bend backwards. Bending backwards improves your mood say researchers. As they rated the mood altering powers of back bends, forward bends and standing poses they concluded that the best way to get a mental lift is to bend backwards. Enrol at a local gym and and look forward to raise your mood with a back work out.


THE MUSHROOM MAGIC

Eating a small portion of mushrooms each day could cut your breast cancer risk by two thirds sugggests a Chinese study. The research revealed that women who ate atleast 10 gms of mushroom per day had 64% less chances to contract cancer.


Mushrooms have been used for about 3000 years by mankind to boost immunity, yes, they were used that far back in time, because it was known that they were a super food to boost your immune system and prevent illness and disease.

The common mushroom is said to posess the ability to stop breast and prostate cancer, and also enhance the immune system.

* It stimulates the growth of T-cells which are the white blood cells involved in protecting the body from infection.

* And the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, found in mushrooms, strengthen the immune system.

* Promotes good sleep and reduces stress by suppressing the production of adrenalin a stimulant hormone.

* Animal studies have also shown mushrooms to have antibacterial, anti-tumor and antiviral effects.

CARROTS AND A LITTLE OIL

Cooking carrots in a little oil increases the level of the anti-oxidant beta-carotene as this is soluble in fat. A 2011 study found that our body can absorb 75% of the beta-carotene present in carrots when it is stir fried as compared to just 11% when consumed raw.

MUSHROOM AND CARROT STIR FRY

Ingredients

 

* 4-6 medium carrots thinly sliced

* 2 tablespoons butter, optional

* 2 teaspoons olive oil

* 1/4 kg or 250gms sliced mushrooms, drained

* 4 green onions with tops, thinly sliced

* 1 tablespoon lemon juice

* 1/2 teaspoon salt,

* 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Directions


In a medium heated fry pan, stir-fry carrots in butter if desired and oil for 5-7 minutes.

Add mushrooms and onions; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in pepper, salt and lemon juice.

Serve hot.

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