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Jul 04, '08

Snacking often gets a bad rap,but if you make intelligent choices about what you eat,you can actually benefit your health and longetivity.

Most of us are used to eat three meals a day and think that if they eat any snack, it will put on weights ,it is not true if you make a healthy choice, Actually it is much healthier to eat smaller meals every 2 and half hours throughout the day. Eating in this way delivers a steady stream of nutrients,blood sugar  and energy to your body throughout the day. It is also much less taxing on the digestive and metabolic systems.

Here are top five snack choices.

1  Nuts and seeds keep you young. 
Healthy and appetizing buts and seeds are abosolutely the best of the bunch.Eating handful of nuts and seeds every can improve ciculation and muscle tone. They are full of arginine,an amino acid that helps to combat the heart disease,impotence,infertility and high blood pressure.It also facilitates the healing process. additionally arginine can stimulate the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.It releases growth hormones,which begin to decline quickly in humans after the age of 35. This means that after 35 your hormones start plunge and you experience aging symptoms.
Almonds,pine nuts,sesame seeds,walnuts,pumpkin seeds,sunflower seeds ,flax seeds, peanuts,and pistachios .Mix them in any combination and enjoy. Keep in mind that there are more nutrients in raw form than roasted.

2  An apple a day for heart health
There are many reasons to eat an apple or two or three every day. A study is found that whoever ate 2 or three apples a day had a healthier lung function than those who ate no apples.  It also contribute to a healthy heart,lowers cholestrol . Pectin in apples also helps prevent colon cancer.

3 Berries are good 
In season,berries make good and healthy snacks. They are bursting with antioxidants. The red,purple and blue skins of berries cntain bioflavonoids,antioxidant that reduce free radical damage to the body.Blueberries have highest level of antioxidant.They also have neutroprotective properties that shield brain cells form damage,helping to slow down the age related onset of memory loss. Alzheimer's and senility.

Cherries also contain these beneficial anthocyanin compounds which stimulate you pancreasto produce insulin. In fact chinese researchers have observed that cherries help keep diabetes healthy . These compounds also protect you against cancer,arthiritis and heart disease because they lower cholestrol

4  Avacado packed with nutrients.
Among the many antioxidant nutrients,glutathione is known as the master antioxidant. It regulates immune cells, protects against cancer and assists in detoxifying 

5  Apricots for anti aging
One of the staple foods of the famously long-lived centenarians in the Hunza valley of Himalayas is the apricot. Research has discovered that apricots have the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids of any food which prevent heart disease, reduce bad cholestrol.



Apr 02, '08

This blog is at the request of my friend innocuous2000.

We all know that a good night sleep refreshes you.It improves the attitude and gives energy that we need for physical activities  to fight off fatigue and stress. It also boosts immune system reducing the risk of  illnesses.Experts say most of us need 8 hours of sleep a night but half of us dont get it.Researchers are discovering that decline in sleep time means decline in health.Some examples here:

Getting just an hour or two less sleep than nedded per night can impair brain function.
Insufficient sleep is associated with cancer,heart disease,diabetes and obesity and not to mention the shortened life span.Scientists haven't grasped all the functions of sleep but they know it is needed every bit as food and water.It enables our bodies to regulate temperature and fight off infections.It may help our brain to retain things we learned the previous day.

Sleep is often interrupted and and we toss and turn and can't go to sleep.Once in a while it is ok but if it happens very often then it should be ckecked out.There are some factors which interfere with sleep.

Factors like stress,stimulant medications,anxiety and regular use of over the counter sleeping pills,depression,alchol,poor sleeping habbits,lack of physical activities and change of envioronment.To improve the quality of sleep it is important to recognize the factor that may be contributing restless sleep night.


Before bed take time to relax that might include practicing relaxation techniques.Warm bath,drinking a glass of warm milk and drinking herbal teas like cammomile tea or perhaps light snack,listening to soft music .Relaxation helps calm the nerves so that you can sleep easily.It also let you achieve more restful sleep.

To nap or not to nap: The urge for a midday nap is built in our bodie's biological clock.It generally occurs between 1-4pm in the afternoon when our body temperature dips slightly.Napping is not a substitute for good night sleep .So dont take nap if you have sleeping at night.But if you find it refreshes you and it does not interfere with good night sleep then you should try it to get refresh yourself.

KEEP IT SHORT:30 minutes nap in the afternoon is ideal.Longer than one hour is more likely to interfere with your night sleep.Even if you dont take a nap just lie down and relax.It will refresh you just as well.

Doctors often prescribe sleeping pills when you are unable to sleep.It is ok for a short while until you get back to normal routine. Long term use of sleeping pills have a downfall.They dont allow you to go through the phases of sleep.They also have side effects such as drowsiness,dry mouth and physical dependence.

Mar 08, '08

On this International Women's Day  
I salute my mom and all the moms
Here' is to you mom 

You spread smiles all around 
To make every thing blossom 
With joy
With you every moments is filled 
With sunshine
You are a perfect woman 
It's not just your beauty 
Not only your charming ways
Your presense just somehow 
Makes the world a special place
Your understanding warmth and affection
Your small thoughtful actions
All define the perfection 
Of womanhood to me

You have stood strong
In sunshine and storms
Sailed towards your aim 
Even when the waves have been 
You have it in yourself
To accomplish whatever 
you set your mind on 

Here is wishing an ideal woman
A day that is tribute to her


Jan 31, '08

I have known you for a short period of time but it feels as if I have known you forever. You proved to be very loyal're a sister I never had. We come from two different world,but you proved that religion should not be mixed with true friendship.I still remember the day you went to Mandir with me .some ignorant people even made remarks and I wanted to tell them off but you stopped me from doing so telling me you don't mind .I know you didn't want to spoil my relationship with those people.
Here is a poem for you LAILA
on your birthday (January 31st)

On your birthday 
I wish for you the fulfillment 
Of all your fondest dreams 
I hope that every candle on your cake 
You get a wonderful surprise 
I wish for you that 
Whatever you want most in life 
It comes to you 
Just the way you imagined it 
I hope you get as much pleasure 
From our friendship as I do 
I wish we were sisters 
So I could have known you 
From the begining
I look forward to
Enjoying our friendship 
For many more of your birthdays
I am so glad you were born 
Because you brighten my life 
And fill it with joy
Have lots of birthday fun 
May your birthday wishes all come true 
Even if you have a TON

Jan 05, '08

My fropper friend(zone name sun9009)
requested me to write a poem on Sunset
and I feel honored,so Sunil here is 
the peom from my collection
Hope you like it

Just beyond the sunset someone waits for you
Just beyond the sunset,lies your  destiny
Where the purple mountains lie in tranquility
There you will find the treasure of love eternally

It is so peaceful at sunset
They show all dreams to be met
In it memories are also held
There in your heart,your tears are quelled

As sun dips low in the sky 
It reminds you of all those times
You flew high
And those memories of soaring above
you've the strength to find a new love

Because at the sunset you find peace 
There is where all your tears cease
For dreams you find 
you find your strength to fly
There ,in that sunset sky

Tags: sunset

Jan 03, '08

Pakistan entered the most critical phase of turbulant history on Thursday night when the former Prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.Benazir,two termed Prime minister of Pakistan belonged to most powerful dynasty of Pakistan  and the first woman leader of an islamic state.During her power she thought,she experienced a lot of gender discrimination.As a muslim woman prime minister she felt that many a muslim religious leaders beleived that she had taken a man's job.The criticism based on gender was something she found very difficulty to deal with.She often said,you can deal with political issues but how can you deal with people who say you can't run a country just because you are a woman.

Her death still remains a mystery.The question is who is responsible of her death. How did the shooter get so close to her to be an easy target.Were there any securities protecting her?Who will benefit from her death?So many questions still unswered.Here are two important stories circulating and which are related to Pakistan,first the allegations have surfaced that sophisticated laser beam technology was used to eliminate Benazir Bhutto.Second General Musharraf has post poned the election until Feb 18.

Key members of Us congress were last night preparing to block further aid to Pakistan with mystery surrounding Benazir's assassination deepened with claims that she was targeted with the latest laser beam technology.Similar to that used by American forces in Iraq.Australian reporters say.

With speculations and innuendo growing over just who killed BB.The Nation (Pakistani news paper) on it's front page said the gunfire and bomb blasts at Benazir election rally were a decoy to hide the real shooters.

As Genereal Musharraf claims that this horrible crime is committed by terrorist Baitullah Mahsud or Taliban.But the problem is neither of those have such technology. Aslo after the bomb blasts in Karachi on Oct 18 Mahsud,the terrorist leader sent two messeges to Benazir Bhutto in which he said they have no hostility against her and they dont intend to kill her either.When Benazir was admitted to the Rawalpindi hospital,doctor attending her told people's party that he saw such a case for the first time in his life, and these wounds were not from bullets.Doctor also said that she expired before shifting to the hospital and part of her brain and blood spilled over her head.The sources said both gun shot and bomb blast were a decoy to hide real reason.

Some food for thought ! If the allegations about laser beam technology prove to be true,then the important question is,how did this latest sophisticated US technology reach Pakistan?

Genereal Musharraf said on wednesday that investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto would be carried out with the help of Scotland Yard. He also said it was also necessary to find out the root cause of terrorism and extremism which he said, were the real dangers for the very existence of Pakistan.Lets just hope that with the help of Scotland Yard Pakistan will be able to solve the murder mystery surrounding Benazir Bhutto's death and according to him wiping out the terrorists,that still remains to be seen.

Dec 10, '07

A tribute to all my fropper friends,who made me feel important with their encouraging comments and moral support.Due to personal reason I am leaving fropper,the best site that ever happened to me.I may or may not come back.So this is for you friends,in the name of friendship.

Friends you're like flowers 
You added colors to my life
You're unique in your own way
I'll put all of you together in memory 
And make a wonderful bouquet

Some of you are brilliant
Full of lights sharp & clear
I learnt few thing from you
While others are more subdued
But I adhered to both kind

You are flowers in my garden 
Who makes up my bouquet
Now in my memory 
You all make an impressive display

Keep me in your thoughts
As I'll keep your memories
In my heart
God Bless you 
Love you all.

Tags: friends

Dec 01, '07

We all know Aid is a dreadful disease.It's a virus that attacks the immune system.Dec 1,is world's Aid's Day.The idea of holding a special day to raise awareness of Hiv/Aids dates back to a summit of health ministers in 1988. 33 million people around the world are estimated to be living with Aids. This year another 2.5 million more will contact the virus while 2 million people died. There is no known cure or vaccine for Aids.While anti-virul medications and healthy behavior can improve the quality and the length of life for some people living with Aids,these treatments do not work for every one and may cause harmful side effects.Until the cure is to be found,there are few steps for protections,such as abstinence,practice of safe sex and spread of awareness. 

India has come up with this seven coach train campaign against HIv/Aids.It will travel across the country carrying Hiv/Aids prevention messages.It was flagged off by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who termed the campaign as a battle which can and must be won.The Red Ribbon Express which was launched on the occasion of World's Aids day will aim at spreading awareness about HIv,promoting safe behavioural practice and fighting the stigma and discrimination against Aids .Emphasising the urgent need of fighting social discrimination against those affected with aids.Sonia Gandhi said,"It is country's major health concern".No single thing has had such an impact in the world.Men and women in the prime of their youth have been succumed to this dreadful disease.

Over a year long journey the train will traverse over 27,000 Km covering 180 stations holding programs and activities in over 50,000 villages.Travelling with the train will be two exhibition buses and cycles.Caravans that will cover the peripheries of district raching out to millions of people.
The campaign will include on-platform and off site communication activities for maximum out reach and impact.The messages will be carried out through T.V,Radio and News papers and outdoor activities three days prior to the arrival of the train.

This is a giant step towards the fight against Aids and let's hope some day soon the world will be able to win this fight.

Tags: hiv/aids

Nov 26, '07

Although it is an old wive's tale and hidden meanings are known to everyone,yet we all sometimes need to be reminded of it.We are so involved in Life's "Maya jaal"that we often forget soul searching..Soul is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go.Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wail until we're on our deathbed to lament.

This story goes like this.
There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adored her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies.He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved his second wife very much.He always wanted to show off her to his friends.However,the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too loved his second wife.She is considerate person,always patient and in fact is the merchant's confidante.Whenever the merchant faced some peoblems,he always turned to his 2nd wife.She will always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now the merchant's first wife is very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household,the merchant did not love her and although she loved him deeply.He hardly took notice of her.

One day the merchant fell ill.Before long he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself,now I have 4 wives with me.But when I die I'll be alone,How lonely I will be.Then he asked the 4th wife,'I loved you most,gave you the finest of the things.Now I am dying,will you follow me and keep me company?" No way replied the 4th wife and walked away without a word.The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart.sadly he asked his 3rd wife ,I have loved you so much for all my life and now I am going will you love me enough to follow me.She said,'No life is good over here and I am going to remarry when you die.The merchant';s heart sank and turned cold.He then asked his 2nd wife,you have always helped me when I turned to you I need help now because I am dying and want you with me.No she said I can't help you this time.At the most I can send you to your grave.Merchant was now devastated. 

Then a voice called out,"I will follow you no matter where you go" The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny almost like she suffered from maltutrition.Greatly grieved,the merchant said,"I should have taken much better care of you while I could have.


The 4th wife is our body.No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good.It'll leave us when we die.

The 3rd wife is our possessions,status and wealth.when we die they all go to others.

2nd wife is our family and friends.No matter how close they had been there for us when we are alive,the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

1st wife is in fact our SOUL,often neglected in our pursuit of material wealth and sensual pleasure.

Nov 16, '07

of all the non religious celebrations in America I like Thanksgiving the most,because it is a special day for thanks to our creator. Even though,we thank God every day for the food and shelter and other good things He has given us,but to make a special day for it with family and friends throughout the country is great. In my opinion Thanksgiving should be celebrated throughout the world. 

The origin of Thanksgiving started with Pilgrims who sailed to America were originally the members of the English Seperatist Church before going to America.Their thanks offering to God was due to the reaping of first harvest in the fall. They were very pleased and dedicated a day to  celebrate the good fortune with a feast. They wanted to thank God for the bounty He had blessed them with. Their Gov proclaimed the day as an official day for thanksgiving. Thomas Jefferson scaffed at the idea of having it as a national day but some oppose the idea.George Washingtom proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving in 1789,but every state was celebrating it in different day.It was Sarah Joseph Hale a magazine editor whose efforts eventually led to what is recognized as Thanksgiving Day.After 40 years campaign of writing editorials and letters to Gov and Presidents her obsession became a reality and it was sanctioned by congress as a legal holiday in 1941 on fourth thursday of November for celebration. Since then Thanksgiving has been celebrated thoughout the country The main dish for the feast is roast turkey with stuffing. There are side dishes and ofcourse for desert there is pumpkin pie.The head of the family says thanksgiving prayers on the table and each person on the table thanks God for whatever reason he/she is thankful for.Afterwards every body enjoys the feast. 

I think, we should be thankful to Almighty not only for the good things that we recieve but also for the things that we didn't ,In my opinion there is always a positive side of every thing, good or bad. 

1 Be thankful that you dont already have everything you desire if you did what would there be to look forward to.

2 Be thankful when you dont know something for it gives you the opportunity to learn. 

3  Be thankful for the difficult times during those times you grow.

4  Be thankful for your limitations,because they give you opportunity for improvement.

5  Be thankful for each new challange because it will build your strength and character

6  Be thankful for your mistakes,they will teach you valuable lessons.

7  Be thankful when you're tired and weary,because it means you have made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for good things A life of rich and fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.Gratitude can turn negative into positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

Finally for entertainment one blonde joke for thanksgiving.

A blonde was out of her home in Thanksgiving for the first time. and was missing her family and friends so decided to cook turkey herself. Just like her mom.Afterwards narrating her experience to her mom she said,'It was so difficult to eat the turkey'.mom asked 'why'? wasn't it cooked properly? Blonde said,'How do  I know it wouldn't sit still'


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