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Foods for boosting your immune system
A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system?The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease. When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. The immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them. Incorporating specific foods into the diet may strengthen a person's immune response. Read on to discover 15 foods that boost the immune system. Turmeric Turmeric is a yellow spice that many people use in cooking. It is also present in some alternative medicines. Consuming turmeric may improve a person's immune response. This is due to the qualities of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. According to a 2017 review, curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.   Read more... [...]
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Blood thinning foods, drinks, and supplements
People have long used the golden spice known as turmeric for culinary and medicinal purposes. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and blood thinning or anticoagulant properties. A study published in 2012 suggests that taking a daily dose of turmeric spice may help people maintain the anticoagulant status of their blood. People can add turmeric to curries and soups or mix it with hot water to make a comforting tea. [...]
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Check Out Warung Cikgu For Hearty No-Frills Nasi Mmanggey
It is an irresistible combination of fluffy hot-from-the-steamer rice drizzled with gulai ayam and served with easy-to-eat pieces of juicy fried turmeric chicken and burn-your-tongue-off sambal belacan that draws people to Warung Cikgu in Puchong. Started in May 2005, the eatery was set up by Kelantan native Ariff Suqimi and managing the two outlets is Ariff’s primary school friend and fellow Kelantanese, Nik Mohd Faiz, 28. The name of the place pays tribute to Ariff’s father who is popularly known as Cikgu Karim, a nod to his profession. This January, they expanded and opened another outlet in USJ1’s Regalia Business Centre. What they serve here is nasi Mmanggey which is actually different from the other Kelantanese favourite nasi Kak Wok. Confused because both dishes look identical? Can’t say we blame you as they are both feature fried chicken. Nik Mohd Faiz tells us there are slight differences between the two rice dishes that trace their origins back to Kelantan. He adds, “The concept is the same but the taste is different.” For nasi Mmanggey, the fried chicken is marinated with turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt while the nasi Kak Wok chicken uses a marinade made from fresh turmeric. In terms of spice levels for the sambal belacan accompanying the rice, Nik Mohd Faiz explains to us that they increased the spiciness. In Kelantan, nasi Mmanggey (RM5.50) is usually eaten for breakfast and lunch. At Warung Cikgu, you get to satisfy your cravings for the rice dish throughout the day. Accompany your meal with their kelapa baldi (RM4.20) or fresh coconut water served in a small bucket. Nik Mohd Faiz tells us the coconuts are sourced from Bagan Datoh in Perak. You also have Shake!Gu (RM3.70), their version of coconut shake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The word gu is Kelantanese slang for buddy.If you’re early, look for their breakfast items which are available till 10am. A must-try is the nasi lemak biasa (RM2.70). Simple but satisfying; the fluffy rice is delicious when paired with the fragrant, not too spicy sambal and crunchy deep fried ikan bilis. [...]
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What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of various cancers among people who eat more fresh produce, and avoid things like red and processed meat. [...]
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25 Foods People Over 45 Should Eat
When food journalist Kelly Choi's mother—a former nurse in Korea who knew the vast benefits of tea—was diagnosed with diabetes, she asked her daughter for help with developing a tea-focused cleanse. Choi stepped up and authored The 7-Day Flat-Belly ... [...]
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The 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods
"Tumeric (curcumin) has really powerful anti-inflammatory elements," Dr. Miller continues, "it can help to reverse damage to blood vessels, and research by my colleagues at the University of Maryland shows that it may help lower cholesterol and prevent ... [...]
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Healthy Thai Foods Can Help Reduce Risks of Cancer
Curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive yellow color, is already linked to a range of health benefits, such as for stroke and dementia patients. It also kills cancer cells grown in the laboratory, a finding that has stimulated the current ... [...]
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12 Foods That Help Switch Off Your Fat Genes
The key nutrient in leafy greens like asparagus is folate, a B vitamin that's been linked to everything from boosting mood to battling cancer. It's also a key that locks down genes linked to insulin resistance and fat-cell formation. Zero Belly Tip ... [...]
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Foods That May Help Prevent Skin Cancer When Eaten Regularly
Skin cancer affects five million people every single year, and every single year more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than prostate, colon, breast and lung cancer combined. Those statistics alone are startling, but what's even worse is that one ... [...]
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Dr. Yusuf Mosuro Notes that Certain Foods Can Help Pain Sufferers Win the Battle
... curcumin (aka turmeric) to be an effective weapon in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis pain. Many foods are currently being studied to assess their potential as natural ways to battle chronic pain. Dr. Yusuf Mosuro notes the general benefits ... [...]
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10 Foods With Real Cancer-Fighting Powers
“In India, where turmeric is widely used in the diet, the prevalence of four common U.S. cancers—colon, breast, prostate and lung—is 10 times lower,” says Goodman. The active substance in turmeric is curcumin, which can decrease inflammation and help ... [...]
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Top 10 Antioxidants Found in Foods and Drinks
Aside from fighting free radicals, quercetin is also known to render the following benefits: When foreign particles like dust or pollen ... Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is well-known for its health benefits and is also an antioxidant that ... [...]
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