Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Good things that can happen to your body after quitting alcohol



  • Better sleep - drinking can increase brain wave patterns making you more awake. Quitting alcohol can give you a longer and more refreshing sleep.
  • Weight loss
  • Clear skin - alcohol is a diuretic, causing dehydration. Kicking the booze may clear up dry-skin, dandruff and redness.
  • Revitalised blood sugar level - alcohol hinders blood sugar supplies, which can lead to diabetes.
  • Improve immune system - heavy drinking can deplete your immune system.

Ref: https://sg.style.yahoo.com/what-casual-drinking-does-to-your-body-154857229.html

Exceptional people: Fostering kids gives her life meaning


Madam Hazel Sim, 34, never regretted becoming a foster parent because it gave her life more meaning.

She has fostered three children under the fostering scheme of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) which has helped more than 5,500 children.

Madam Sim and her husband, Mr Jackson Lai, 37, have tried in vain to have their own children.

She said: "All we wanted to do was to help people. If there are parents who have children but are unable to take care of them, why shouldn't we do it?"

Benefits of fennel

Fennel originated in the Mediterranean and those cultures have long used it for culinary and medicinal reasons.

Source: Wikipedia


Health Benefits Of Fennel

  • Anemia
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Blood pressure - Fennel is a very rich source of potassium. One of the attributes of potassium is its quality as a vasodilator, which means that it relaxes the tension of blood vessels, thereby reducing blood pressure.
  • Brain function - Potassium, found in high levels in fennel bulbs and seeds, is an electrolyte. 
  • Potassium can help increase brain function and cognitive abilities through this quality. As a vasodilator, more oxygen reaches the brain and neural activity can work at optimal functionality.
  • Diarrhea
  • Treatment of renal colic
  • Immune system improvement due to high contents of vitamin C.
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Breast enlargement
  • Eye care - Fennel helps to protect the eyes from inflammation, as well as helping to reduce disorders related to premature aging and macular degeneration.
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Diuretic - Fennel is diuretic, which means that it increases the amount and frequency of urination, thereby helping the removal of toxic substances from the body and helping in rheumatism and swelling.
  • Hair, skin and bone health - It strengthens hair, prevents hair loss. Due to calcium content, fennel can help maintain bone strength and health.
  • Increases satiety


Ref:
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-fennel.html
https://draxe.com/fennel-benefits-nutrition-fantastic-recipes/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennel

Kids find inner calm through mindful breathing


Ref: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/kids-find-inner-calm-through-mindful-breathing
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4306696/Young-pupils-taught-mindfulness-government-trial.html

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