Tips & Trivia

Did some net surfing and here is what I found...

1.If you wash down calcium-rich food with phosphoric acid-rich soft drink, phosphorus will block calcium absorption. (Read: Cok* or P*psi...)

2. The King Green for the non-Filipino nutritionist is broccoli; the Filipino has marunggay.

3. Did you know that sili leaves contain more Vitamin B than gabi, potato and marunggay?

4.Blackstrap molasses has iron, calcium and other nutrients. All other sweeteners such as brown/white sugar, fruit sugar, honey, maple syrup and corn syrup essentially supply nothing but empty calories.

5.Do you really need those energy and nutrition bars? (Read: Ensur* or Balanc*.) Don't kid yourself. Better grab a piece of fresh fruit.

6.Avocado has the highest potassium content of all common domestic fruits. Packed with proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, it is recognized as the world's most nutritious fruit.

7.Bananas may fortify brain cells and are high in potassium, but too much of that nutrient can give you kidney stones.

8.Consume natural foods high in vitamins A, B, C and E, with a dash of selenium and a pinch of zinc to supercharge your love machine. Specialists recommend squash, chicken, citrus fruits, egg yolks, whole grains and oysters.

9.When exercising or dealing with hot weather, eschew caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Most coffee, chocolate, tea and soda drinks promote polyuria (excessive fluid loss) and systemic dehydration.

10.One way to reduce your intake of artery-cloggers is by choosing, based on the desired taste, between monounsaturated oils (canola, olive, peanut) and polyunsaturated oils (the popular soybean, corn, safflower). Abstain from these fats: saturated (palm-kernel oil, meat & full-fat dairy foods, etc.) and trans (partially hydrogenated oil).

11.Refrigerate cooking oil and wheat germ to inhibit rancidity.

12.Consuming whole grains may lower risk of fatal heart attack. Select a product with a "whole" or "whole grain" ingredient like whole wheat, brown rice, or oats.

13. Prevent cataracts: Wear a wide-brimmed hat outdoors to avoid the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light and use close-fitting, wrap-around sunglasses with UVA or UVB protection. Don't smoke.

14.Excessive alcohol consumption (more than 2 drinks daily for a man, more than 1 for a woman) can increase the risk of cataracts.

15.When cleaning using dangerous chemicals, shield your eyes from fumes and splash with eyewear.

16. Reduce visual and other discomforts during prolonged computer use. Help moisten and lubricate your eyes by blinking and/or yawning. Do not rest your hand on the mouse when not using it; relax hands in your lap when not entering data.

17.Invisible electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from a computer monitor (and many household appliances) may lead to miscarriage, cancer and compromised immune system, but not yet proven. Sit at least 2 feet away from the screen and 3 feet from adjacent computers. The strongest fields are from the sides and back of a terminal.

18.Don't shake an infant. Doing so or tossing him up in the air may damage his undeveloped brain.

19.Some birth control methods proven to be ineffective are withdrawal, rhythm, intercourse during menstruation, standing up immediately after sex and douching after sex. Praying won't even prevent pregnancy.

20.Store condom in a cool, dry place to maintain quality. Wallet not recommended.

I emphasized on the word on item no. 20, I know lots of men storing their rubber jackets 5n their wallets. So from this, you guys must learn :)