SUPERBUG Vs BRAIN BOOSTER

3 11 2010

Alhamdulillah…..May Allah blesses us with a good strength and health! Caring with regular exercises and good food can improve our immune system, especially to our kids, make sure they really washes their hands properly to avoid a very-very super duper virus now….SUPERBUG! What is Superbug? Super bug is a bacteria of Antibiotic resistant organism as it is identified in 37 people who returned to the UK after undergoing surgery in India or Pakistan. This Superbug is as much powerful that it is resistant to most powerful antibiotics so UK/ British scientists passed a warning that it will appear worldwide. Researchers’ already passing warning about this Super Bug as it will spreads more where the health system is low which is not having adequate medicines/ antibiotics. Even though it considered being extremely infectious in nature, which completely resistant from all antibiotics known at present, we still can avoid this by maintaining our cleanliness.  InsyaAllah…..Stay Clean!!!

Yes!!! Talking about good-quality food, I’ve read a book during ‘long holidays’ last few month….. (Silent is golden rite??), and it’s more about brain food which guide you how to boost your brain power. Throughout life, our brain is the busiest place for receiving, processing, storing and generating all information, thus we need to provide it with the correct combination of nutrients, make it able to think quicker, clearer memory and maintain with brighter outlook! May be I’m the one who ignore it, that’s why I cannot start my blogging before…hihihi……

First, I won’t write much here, someone is going to zzzzz then! I’ll jot few tips on how fruits and vegetables in natural bright colours can boost your brain!

  1. RED PEPPER: The red colour is due to the presence of high levels of beta-carotene – a vitamin A precursor and has 20% more vit.c than the green one.

2. ONION: The yellow comes from anthoxanthins, powerful protectants      against free-radical damage – earliest known foods to be used as a medicine for colds.

3. BROCCOLI: Rich in beta-carotene, also evident in carrots – without it broccoli would be a much lighter green. When buying these, choose the darkest, greenest stalks on display and cook lightly – a cup of cooked broccolis contains more vitamin C than 2 oranges!

4. TOMATO: Coloured red because of the strong antioxidant lycopene.  Pick or pluck the reddest, smallest and freshest only is the best!

5. CARROT: The orange colour comes from beta-carotene, the precursor to Vit.A

Source: Yuvaz.com/

Brain Food by OOna Van Den Berg

mmmm….yummy!!

We still luv these!!!! homemade rojak…..

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Muffins & Cupcakes of the day

31 03 2010

Muffins or cupcakes are made by folding the ‘wet’ ingredients (eggs, melted butter, milk & etc) into the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder & dried fruits). Do you know that cupcakes or muffins are best served freshly baked! However, if making ahead, they’ll keep well in airtight container for 24 hours, but if keeping them for more than a couple of days, it’s best to freeze them. Last weekend, I made few cups of chocolate muffins, mix fruits and carrot walnut cuppies for the kiddos….Enjoy the pics