Rabu, 22 Februari 2012

Nutrition and benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit (picture : google)
Jackfruit tree belongs to the Moraceae tribes, the scientific name is Artocarpus Heterophyllus.
Jackfruit is believed to originate from India, namely the western Ghats, where wild species are still found scattered in a rain forest grows there. Now jackfruit has become widespread in many tropical regions, especially in Southeast Asia

Nutrition content and benefits
Jackfruit fruit is rich with high energy content, as many as 106 calories per 100 grams. So is the carbohydrates that reach as much as 27.6 grams and 1.2 grams of protein, fruit make this feasible as an alternative food. But should be careful in consuming jackfruit in significant amounts. This is because these chewy fruit can cause flatulence.

Jackfruit fruit is also rich in minerals and vitamins that are good for maintaining health and preventing disease. The amount of vitamin A (as many as 51 RE) and vitamin C (20 mg) is very useful in improving the immune system and maintain eye health.

So also with a high calcium content (20 mg) and phosphorus (19 mg), as well as other minerals such as iron (0.9 mg) as an excellent anti-oxidant, anti cancer, to strengthen bones and teeth, and aid digestion.

Jackfruit fruit for health benefits is also visible from a considerable content of potassium is very useful to treat hypertension and prevent infection.

(source: wikipedia.org)

Jumat, 10 Februari 2012

Benefits of Lychee

Lychee (picture : Google.com)
Benefits of Lychee Fruit For Health. Sweet lychee nutrient rich because it contains vitamin C and potassium levels are high. Substances present in the lychees can prevent and treat various diseases, such as coughs, ulcers, and hypertension.
Fruit lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn) comes from the province of Kwantung and Fukien in Southern China. In 1873 the plant was spread to Hawaii, then to Florida, USA in 1883. Kwantung and Fukien province in China known as the largest producer of lychee fruit, followed by India and other countries.
Lychee is a subtropical plant that belongs to the family Sapindaceae or soapberry. Known by several terms, such as Lichi, Litchi, lichee, laichi, leechee, or lychee. Lychee fruit has a high price, both in fresh and in processed form

The content of Lychee
Every 100 grams of fruit lychees, there are 72 mg of vitamin C. This vitamin is a vitamin that contained most lychee fruit. Only by eating the fruit of nine lychees, daily requirement of vitamin C will be fulfilled adults. The fruit is also low in fat so that the good is consumed by people who are dieting or just maintain your weight.
Sucrose and glucose content of lychee fruit is also very abundant. Eating lychee fruit in the evening can increase energy reserves for the next day. Sugar content in them varies greatly, depending on the varieties of lychees. In addition, lychees are a source of dietary fiber (dietary fiber) are tolerable. Therefore, every 100 grams of fruit lychees, which owned about 1.3 fiber grams.

Helps Prevent Cancer Growth and
During this time, considered the best red wine for heart health. However, based on research in France, found that lychee has a polyphenol content of 15% higher than red wine. Polyphenols are useful to prevent damage to body tissue that can cause cancer. The findings are published in the Journal of Nutrition. "Polyphenols act as a bulwark that protects the body against disease and cell damage," says David Grotto, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

In addition, in the lychee fruit, there are calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. These three minerals are very important for children in its infancy. This mineral is also needed by adults to inhibit the rate of osteoporosis.

Helps to Reduce Hypertension
Potassium contained in the lychee fruit is very high. Potassium is very useful to improve the regularity of the heartbeat. Potassium, another name for potassium, also great for controlling the fluid balance in the body tissue. In addition, the fruit can also be consumed to lower high blood pressure or hypertension.

Solid Sugar
The water content in lychee fruit is quite high, around 77-83 percent, the energy levels of about 66 kcal per 100 grams. Most of the energy comes from carbohydrates (sugars), amounting to 59.5 kcal, the rest of the protein and fat in a row by 2.8 kcal and 3.7 kcal. Carbohydrate content in lychee fruit is quite high (16.53 g per 100 g of fruit), which consists of various types of sugars.

Lychees contain sucrose and glucose is abundant, so that eating lychee fruit in the evening can increase energy reserves for the next day. Sugar content contained on lychees varies depending on the variety, but generally reaches 10-13 percent. Lychee is also a source of dietary fiber (dietary fiber) is pretty, which is about 1.3 g per 100 g of fat in meat buah.Kadar lychee fruit is very low, so it is good to be consumed by all age groups, including those who are dieting to maintain or lose weight. Therefore, there is no limit how many lychees that should be consumed per day.

Vitamin C and Potassium
Vitamins are most prominent on the lychee fruit is vitamin C with levels of 71.5 mg per 100 grams of meat. With 100 grams of fruit lychees, was able to meet more than 100 percent of vitamin C a day.

Vitamin C is a very useful natural antioxidants to fight free radical attack, the cause of premature aging, cancer and other diseases. Based on these beliefs, today's vitamin C added to many processed food products.

Minerals are prominent on lychee fruit is 171 mg potassium, phosphorus 31 mg, 10 mg magnesium, and calcium 5 mg. Although the low levels, lychees also contains iron, zinc, copper, sodium, selenium, and other minerals.

Calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium is a mineral essential to the triad of bone formation and skeletal normal, so it is required of children who are growing and also by adults to inhibit the rate of osteoporosis.

Copper is a mineral antioxidant. This mineral deficiency can disrupt the body's normal mechanisms for eliminating the presence of free radicals are always formed in the body.

Mineral copper (Cu) can form a complex with Superoxide Dismutase antioxidant enzyme systems (SOD), which plays a role in neutralizing superoxide radicals.

It is very interesting from the mineral composition of lychees is the ratio between potassium (K) and sodium (Na) is very high at 171:1. This is very beneficial for processed foods that we consume daily are generally contains high Na, but very low K. This is exactly what led to the increasing number of hypertensive patients in Indonesia.

Potassium (also known as potassium) very important role in improving the regularity of heart rate, activating muscle contractions, regulate the delivery of other nutrients to body cells, control fluid balance in the body tissue, as well as lowering high blood pressure (hypertension). Thus, if the unfortunate food processing often lead to low ratio of potassium to sodium, resulting from the use table salt and MSG (flavor enhancer) is excessive.

High consumption of food is expected to offset the high K Na due to consumption of food containing MSG and salt. The ratio of Na and K in the daily diet that is recommended is 1:1. Complete nutritional composition of lychee fruit can be seen in Table 1.

Acid levels in lychee fruit reaches .20 to .64 percent. The most dominant type of acid is malic acid which reached 80 percent, while the remaining 20 percent consisting of citric acid, succinic, levulinat, phosphate, glutaric, malonic, and lactic acid. The combination of sugar and various types of acids that cause the lychee has a sweet flavor and refreshing.

Treat Cough and Stomach Injury
In the history of medicine, lychee fruit is believed to cure cough and have a beneficial effect to cure gastralgia, tumors and enlarged glands.

It has been reported that administration of fresh lychees in Florida, can heal the wounds of the stomach, so patients who previously disturbed can again enjoy the delicious food. The exact cause of this scientific unknown.

As well as longan fruit and apricots, lychees are also classified into pieces that are hot (as most mature in the cold), so it is suitable to be consumed group of people that are withered cold.

Vital energy and spleen they are mostly weak, low metabolism Basically, her body produces less energy, legs and hands, too cold in the hot days though. Their faces whiter than ordinary people, and rarely feel thirsty, and do not like to eat cold food. Fruits that are very beneficial to their heat.

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Sabtu, 04 Februari 2012

Benefits of Longan

Longan (picture :google.com)
Longan (longan Dimocarpus) is the fruit of plants originating from mainland Southeast Asia. Plants that emerged in mainland China is a family of rambutan and lychee fruit. In Mandarin, litchi called "guo ong yes" or "long yan" which means dragon eye. While in Indonesia, the fruit is popularly known as "cat eyes".
The fruit is round, white, clear, and contain lots of water. In the middle of the fruit seeds are black or dark brown. Meat contains many litchi fruit nutrients essential for health and freshness. There are sucrose, glucose, protein (vegetable), fat, vitamin A, vitamin B, tartarik acid and phytochemical (plant chemical) Other useful for health.

Combination of these phytochemical compounds gave birth to a variety of benefits, among other things, relax the nerves. It gives a sense of calm so efficacious to overcome anxiety, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating.

"The content fitokimianya serves to relax the nerves alias can provide a calming effect. Thus, for small children who have trouble sleeping, eat longan. Anxiety symptoms (anxiety) or even difficult to sleep can be reduced by consuming longans, "said Yunita, STP of Herbal Nutrition Club Bandung, Dago Plaza, Bandung.
Longan has a sedative (calming), which can reduce the heartbeat that is too hard. Longan also contain complex carbohydrates (sucrose) and glucose so that it can increase energy, increase energy, reduce hunger, to improve stamina.

"The protein it contains can help heal the gut and improve the absorption of food until the launch of urination," says this graduate of IPB.

Litchi fruit can also strengthen the spleen, increased production of red blood, increase appetite, and increase energy. Therefore, this fruit is best eaten by people who are in the process of bleaching stamina after illness. Do people with diabetes should eat this fruit? Dependent of each of the goals of the benefits of what a person will be taken and the resistance of the sugar compound. There may be restrictions on the consumption of sugar for people with certain diseases, such as diabetes and so on, "he explained.

According to him, should people eat litchi fruit every day as much as 250 grams (a quarter) fresh litchi fruit. To cope with anxiety (anxiety) and insomnia / anxiety, daily drink 1 tablespoon of reformulated longan (liquid or syrup). Way, take 500 grams of fresh longan meat and 500 grams sugar, bring to a boil in approximately 500 ml of water, and stir until thick.

Longan can also brighten the eyes and maintain healthy skin (face). "The negative impact to people in general do not exist if you eat longan in excess," he added. This is possible because it is basically litchi fruit energy supplement that contains phytochemicals, that are safe for consumption, except by people who suffer from degenerative diseases such as sugar.

Besides meat, roots, leaves, and seeds can also be used to cure diseases. Litchi roots beneficial for blood circulation. Longan leaves as anti-inflammatory and fever reducer. And seeds can be used to heal burns