Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Grapefruit is Good for CANCER!!!

 Grapefruit For Cancer:

  • Grapefruit is full of flavonoids which help the body fight infections and keeps the 
  •  free from carcinogens that can cause cancer.
  • Grapefruit contains high level of pectin which acts as a bulk laxative and helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure to toxic substance in the colon. Drinking 6 ounces of grapefruit juice daily helps to prevent colon cancer. It not only kills the cancer cells but also promotes the production of healthy colon cells. Pectin also improves digestion.
  • Vitamin A is required to maintain healthy mucous membranes and skin. Consumption of fruits rich in flavonoid and vitamin A helps to protect from lung cancer and oral cancer.
  • Naringenin helps to repair damaged DNA in prostate cancer cells. DNA repair and contributes to cancer prevention as it impedes the reproduction of cancer cells.
  • Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that gives the red colour to the grapefruit. It is a powerful agent against tumours and cancer acting as a scavenger of cancer causing free radicals. Lycopene works best with Vitamin A and C and grapefruit contains both in regular amount.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Nutritional Value of Grapefruit

Nutritional Value Of Grapefruit:

Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Energy42 Kcal2.3%
Carbohydrates10.7 g8%
Protein0.77 g1%
Total Fat0.14 g<1 td="">
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Dietary Fiber1.70 g4%
Folates13 µg3%
Niacin0.204 mg1.5%
Pantothenic acid0.262 mg5%
Pyridoxine0.053 mg4%
Riboflavin0.031 mg2.5%
Thiamin0.043 mg4%
Vitamin A1150 IU38%
Vitamin C31.2 mg52%
Vitamin E0.13 mg1%
Vitamin K0 µg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Potassium135 mg3%
Calcium22 mg2%
Copper0.032 mg4%
Iron0.08 mg1%
Magnesium9 mg2%
Manganese0.022 mg1%
Phosphorus18 mg2.5%
Selenium0.1 µg0%
Zinc0.07 mg1%
Carotene-ß686 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß73 µg
Lycopene1419 µg

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Grapefruit for your HEALTH!!!

Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruit which has a sour and slightly bitter taste. It was first cultivated in Barbados in West Indies as a hybrid fruit from a cross between Pomelo and sweet orange. Grapefruit was named after grapes because it grows like clusters similar to grapes.
Grape fruit is rich in Vitamin A, carotene and lycopene. It is often revered as the “fruit of paradise” for its health promoting benefits as well as disease healing properties. Pink and red grapefruits are rich in beta carotene. It is also a storehouse of polychemicals such as flavonoids, terpens and limonoids. Pink grapefruit contains a carotenoid called lycopene Folate.  In addition to being rich in Vitamin C, grapefruits are also rich In Vitamin A, fiber, potassium and magnesium. Additionally it contains moderate levels of Vitamin B complex such as Folate, riboflavin, pyridoxine and thiamine in addition to some resourceful minerals such as iron, calcium, copper and phosphorus.
The fruit provides a number of health benefits owing to its huge content of essential vitamins and minerals.

Grapefruit For Weight Loss:

  • Grapefruits and grape juices are proven to help people lose fat and maintain a healthy weight. Popular dieticians and nutritionists always recommend including grapefruits in daily diet chart because there is scientific evidence that eating grapefruit on a regular basis helps to lose weight significantly. Doctors have found that eating grapefruits lowers insulin, thus instead of storing sugar and converting them to fats, it uses it as a fuel that leads to weight loss.
  • Grapefruit is very low in calories and consists of only 42 calories per 100 grams. Thus it is a good option for people who want to lose weight and health benefits of grapefruit are many. Foods with fiber leave you feeling full and grapefruit is rich in water soluble fiber. Like watermelon, grapefruit has a high water content which makes you feel full.
  • Grapefruits help to block the absorption of carbs in the body. Drinking grapefruit juice will help you to burn the stored fat. Eating one grapefruit a day will help you to regulate your body and correct weight problems.
  • Grape fruits are high in enzymes which help to cut down the fat. It is also low in sodium and has high water content which will keeps you full. It also increases the metabolism of the body.

Monday, April 6, 2015


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

NEWARK, N.J. (AP)  Posted:  -- Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
"No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful," Obama told the crowd, which included many young black girls.
"I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you," she added. "We have so much hope and dreams for you."
Obama was not among the honorees at Saturday night's festivities, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. That distinction went to actress Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Erykah Badu, actress Cicely Tyson, "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, educator Nadia Lopez and Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, a humanitarian organization.
However, Obama was the most celebrated participant. Wearing a form-fitting white dress, she jammed to performances from the likes of Badu, Fantasia, Sheila E!, Estelle and others and applauded the honorees.
But Obama got among the night's loudest ovations as she came on stage and declared "Black girls rock!" - the slogan and name of the organization founded by Beverly Bond, which is designed to uplift young black girls, a group that often has difficulty finding positive and reaffirming images of themselves in the world.
Obama acknowledged as much in her speech to celebrate three young honorees.
"I know there are voices that you are not good enough," she said, acknowledging that she often lacked self-confidence growing up despite encouraging parents.
"Each of those doubts was like a test," she said, "that I either shrink away from or rise to meet. And I decided to rise."
Obama, who recently completed a trip to Japan and Cambodia as part of her worldwide push for better educational opportunities for girls, lauded the young honorees for excelling in their studies.
"There is nothing more important than being serious about your education," the Ivy League-educated Obama said. "That's why I am able to stand here tonight. ... I want every one of our black girls do to the same, and our black boys."
Obama's speech was just one of many highlights of the nearly four-hour event, which will be shown Saturday, April 5, on BET.
Will Smith gave an emotional tribute to his wife, Jada Pinkett, who received the Star Power award. Smith alluded to persistent rumors that the couple's marriage was in trouble.
He said when one rumor got out of control, he had a chance of reflection.
"In that brief moment my heart jumped for a second and I started to imagine what my life would have been like without that woman," he said as the couple's daughter, Willow, beamed from the audience.
When Pinkett Smith accepted the honor, she alluded to recent slights of black girls and women - including a college baseball player's slur against Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis - as reasons why Black Girls Rock! is necessary.
She also implored black women to celebrate and be aware of their own strength.
"I need you to understand that we are the women who marched from cotton fields into fields of medicine ... politics ... entertainment," she said. "We have found a way to march into a White House."
Tyson also spoke to the resiliency of black women as she accepted her legacy award from hosts actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.
"The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are," Tyson said. "Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat."
DuVernay, whose civil rights drama "Selma" received an Academy Award nomination, making her the first black woman to notch such an achievement, name-checked a host of other black filmmakers in her speech as she accepted her Shot Caller award, and implored women to "figure out what you need to do to be the heroine of your own story."
The show peppered songs from entertainers like Jill Scott, Estelle and others with inspiring stories from the award winners. One of the members of the group Sister Sledge sang the song "We Are Family," with the refrain "I've got all my sisters with me," as the audience grooved along.
And sisterhood was the spirit of the evening, evident when Obama came on stage to close the show with all the honorees. When an embarrassed King flubbed a line, Obama gave her a hug and then jokingly rubbed her back.
The actress and director then shouted with glee, "I've got Mrs. Obama pumping me up!"