Friday, 17 March 2017

Tomatoes can cure cancer


Lycopene is a naturally occurring chemical that gives fruits and vegetables a red color. It is one of a number of pigments called carotenoids. Lycopene is found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, and pink guavas. It is found in particularly high amounts in tomatoes and tomato products.

It is also one of the free radical-fighting antioxidants.

Antioxidants, such as lycopene, destroy free radicals so they cannott attach to your cells and wreak havoc on your hard-working immune system.

Scientific studies show that lycopene helps prevent prostate, lung, and stomach cancers. There is also some evidence that cancers of the pancreas, colon and rectum, esophagus, oral cavity, breast, and cervix could be reduced with increased lycopene intake.

Do yellow tomatoes have lycopene?
Yellow tomatoes have more niacin and folate; red tomatoes have more vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid, and so on. But there is one significant nutrient, reported in some studies to be a powerful antioxidant that may help prevent cancer, that is found in red tomatoes but not in others.

Watermelon has more lycopene
Watermelon is fat free and is a source of vitamins A, B6, C, and thiamin. Studies have shown that a cup and a half of watermelon contains about 9 to 13 milligrams of lycopene. On average, watermelon has about 40 percent more lycopene than raw tomatoes.

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MRT station staff saved the life of a young boy


Two SMRT staff and a Certis Cisco security officer have been lauded for their quick actions that helped save the life of a young boy.

According to a SMRT Facebook post on Tuesday night (Mar 14), the boy's lips had turned bluish and his eyes had stopped moving while he was with his mother at Somerset MRT station.  Certis Cisco officer Punitha, who noticed the crying mother and her child, alerted station manager William and assistant station manager Kuldip.

William then tried to open the child's mouth to ensure that his airway was not blocked and started to pat the baby gently on his back while Kuldip made a public service announcement to seek professional help, SMRT said.

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/child-who-turned-blue-saved-by-quick-actions-of-smrt-staff/3595216.html

Exceptional people: Hair stylist's act of kindness goes viral


A “deeply depressed” woman walked into a hair salon one day after being unable to get out of bed for six months. She began picking up a variety of hair softening products before a hairdresser noticed her and asked if she needed help. The woman broke down and told the hairstylist her story. Since she couldn’t get out of bed for months, she didn’t wash her hair or brush it — it was a matted mess.

Langman spent 8 1/2 hours working on the woman’s hair — “4 1/2 hours of combing, and 3 hours colouring and 1/2 hour for the cut. All of this time, I’m just telling myself to keep going… that this is going to be all so worth it.”

As for the hairdresser, she’s simply thankful that she helped the woman make her first step.  “She felt herself again. I changed someone’s life today and I’ll never ever forget it,” Langman said.

Ref: https://sg.style.yahoo.com/hair-stylists-act-of-kindness-goes-viral-184128687.html

Exceptional: Changi named world's best again for the 5th time


Changi Airport has won the prestigious Skytrax World’s Best Airport award for the fifth consecutive year!

You may want to view some pictures of Changi Airport:
Changi Airport Terminal 1

Walk around Singapore: Changi Airport Terminal 1 (March 2017)



Arrival



Taxis during peak period

Private pick-up

Departure

Taking skytrain to T3


Self service check-in machines


Kinetic Rain

Kinetic Rain

If you want to eat local food

Some local places of interest to beautify the place under renovation in 3D






Waving Gallery




Basement

to bus terminal

Outside



Construction of the Jewel