>> Monday, November 29, 2010
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>> Sunday, November 28, 2010
Grapes are one of those fruits available in abundant quantity across the world. Of the seven continents in the world, except for one continent – Antarctica – all the other six continents cultivate this delicious fruit. Grapes are the major source of ingredient for producing wine and more than 50% of 60 million tonnes of grapes grown across the world are fermented annually for producing wine.
Broadly, grapes are sub-divided into two general categories – one is European and the other is American. The European variety that encompasses most of the varieties of grapes, is typically used as table food and also for producing wine. On the other hand, the American variety of grapes, which have skins that slip off easily, are predominantly used for making juices, jellies and jams.
It has been found that the European type of grapes is the more nutritious of the two varieities. However, neither of the varieties ranks high on the nutritional scale in comparison with other fruits. A cup of European grapes provides about 20% of the Recommended Daily Allowance or RDA for Vitamin C, about four times more than found in the American varieties. All types of grapes, however, provide a fair amount of potassium and iron.
Grapes are one of the favorite fruits for many people because of its low calorie content and its sweet, juicy flavor. Yet another reason for eating grapes is that it offers innumerable health benefits. Anthocyanins found in red and blue grapes have been found to be effective in lowering the risk of heart diseases and cancer.
Grapes contain quercetin, a plant pigment that is found to be effective in regulating the levels of blood cholesterol and also reduce the action of platelets, blood cells that are instrumental in forming clots. The skin of grapes contains resveratrol, a phyto-chemical that is linked to reduction of heart disease as well as a lowered risk of cancer or stroke.
Grapes also contain ellagic acid, which is found to be effective in protecting the lungs against environmental toxins. If one were to reap the full benefits from grapes, it is advisable that they select the red and purple varieties that are found to have higher concentration of healthful compounds.
Partially dried grapes, called as raisins, are found to be a highly concentrated source of nutrients and calories. To get about 500 grams of raisins, as much as 2 kilograms of fresh grapes are required. A cup of raisins produced from the fresh grapes contain as much as 440 calories. In addition, the cup also provides about 3 grams of iron, 1,090 micrograms of potassium and 6 grams of fiber content.
Commercially grown grapes are usually sprayed with pesticides and are treated with sulfur dioxide to preserve their color and also extend their shelf life. As such, before eating grapes, one should ensure that the grapes are washed. People suffering from asthma disease should avoid consuming grapes due to the sulfur content, or else ensure that those grapes are not treated with sulfur.
>> Saturday, November 27, 2010
Nutrients in oranges are plentiful and diverse. The fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but is rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is very effective in persons with excess body weight. Pectin, by its action as bulk laxative, helps to protect the mucous membrane of the colon by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing its re-absorption in the colon by binding to bile acids in the colon.
Oranges, like other citrus fruits, is an excellent source of vitamin C (provides about 60% of DRI); Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and also, scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the blood.
Orange fruit contains a variety of phytochemicals. Hesperetin and Narigenin are flavonoids found in citrus fruits. Naringenin is found to have a bio-active effect on human health as antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, and immune system modulator. This substance has also been shown to reduce oxidant injury to DNA in vitro studies.
Oranges also contain very good levels of vitamin A, and other flavonoid antioxidants such as alpha and beta carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is also essential for vision. Consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
Orange fruit also contains a very good amount of minerals like potassium and calcium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
>> Friday, November 26, 2010
Nutrition Facts and Information about Apple: Apple contains minerals such as magnesium, copper, manganese, copper, calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorus in small quantities. Apple also contains dietary fiber, which help in reducing the bad cholesterol levels.
Vitamin Content: Apple is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin A concentration is higher in the outer skin than the flesh. Like potatoes, Vitamin C concentration is higher just below the skin in apples also. Hence the skin of the apple should not be discarded. Other vitamins present in apple include Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.
Calorie Content of Apple: Apple does not have calories as high as avocado or olives, yet, it is an excellent source of energy. The calorie content varies as per the type of apple. Further, apple contains sugars which are easily absorbed by the body. Hence, the weak and ill are often advised to eat apples for gaining weight and fast recovery.
Health Benefits of Apple: The nutritional value of apple makes it useful for digestion, stomach disorders, anaemia, wekness, dental care, dysentry, heart disease, rheumatism, eye disorders, cancer, gout, and skin care.
How to Choose an Apple: When you buy an apple make sure that the apple skin is shiny. Further, the apple should be firm and free of wrinkles.
>> Thursday, November 25, 2010
The reserve stretches all the way from the Mozambique border in the north to Sodwana Bay in the south. This sub-tropical paradise encompasses pristine forests and wetlands with strings of lakes and marshes, and marine ecologies including deserted beaches and coral reefs.
Incorporated in the Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve are a number of small protected areas:
Lake Sibaya Nature Reserve contains the largest freshwater crystal clear lake in South Africa and is separated from the coast by impressive sand dunes rising to 536 feet (165metres). The lake contains some crocs and hippos, and there are boats (with skipper) for hire for fishing trips. The pristine coastline of this reserve stretches for 62 miles (100km).
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is a coastal reserve with a string of four lakes and a wide variety of terrain and unique eco systems in the fig tree and palm forests, mangrove swamps, freshwater lakes, sand dunes, pristine beaches and coral reefs. It is home to the Tonga people who use ingenious fish traps made from reeds, to make their daily catch in the tidal lagoon.
The lakes contain crocs and hippos, while antelopes inhabit the dry inland parts of the reserve. The mouth of the lake system is considered to provide some of the best snorkelling in South Africa. But the areas is most famous for its leatherback turtles, that lay their eggs in the soft beach sand from the end of October through to January. Turtle viewing is allowed with wildlife rangers.
Rocktail Bay is a (40km) stretch of unspoilt, undeveloped, pristine coastline where a sophisticated conservation model has been successfully implemented, between conservation authorities, local communities and Wilderness Safaris tour operator. A small number of visitors stay at Rocktail Bay Lodge and can experience nature walks into the coastal forest, watching turtles laying their eggs, boat trips out to sea, scuba diving and snorkelling. This eco-friendly tourism project is successfully helping to preserve the area and create jobs.
The warm sea of this coastline attracts a great diversity of marine life including loggerhead and leatherback turtles, ragged-tooth sharks and enormous whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales, plus a myriad of colourful reef fish and other sea creatures.
| SEASONS |
Rainy Season: the climate is hot and humid in the rainy summer months of October to March.
Dry Season: The dry season lasts over winter from April to September and the temperatures are very pleasant with warm days and cool nights.
MAPUTALAND MARINE RESERVE SPECIALITIES
>> Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Its painless bite may seem harmless, but the deadly neurotoxins begin working immediately resulting in muscular weakness, numbness, followed by a cessation and breathing and ultimately death.
They can be found in tide pools in the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Australia.