What is Whey?

Whey is one of the basic ingredients (composition) used in the manufacture of a product. The use of whey in the food industry is now quite extensive. Whey is widely used in products such as baby formula, milk powder, candy, baby food, and also the flavor. One of the goals is to reduce the use of whey production costs.

Whey is a waste from the manufacture of cheese or butter manufacturing waste. Whey is the serum in other words milk, its main components consist of:

Lactose (4-7%)
Protein (0.6 – 1%)
Waste whey around the world can reach about 118 million tonnes per year, of which 66% are in Europe, 25% in the USA, and the remaining 9% left in other countries.
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Omega 3 and Omega 6 for Heart Health

Our bodies are made up of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates which account for about 38% and the rest is water. Most of the fat in the form of triglycerides, which is an ester of glycerol with three fatty acids are the same or different.

Several types of fatty acids in the body can be grouped into plural unsaturated fatty acids known as PUFA (Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids). It is a group of fatty acids that are very important for human health and can not be replaced by other compounds.

Consists of the parent PUFA fatty acids or essential, essential fatty acids (EFA) and the unsaturated fatty acid derivatives of long-chain or long chain poly unsaturated derivatives (LCPUFA). EFAs can not disentesa de novo (in the body) human. Therefore, EFAs must be consumed part of the menu.

There are two groups of PUFA namely Omega 6 and Omega 3, which successively synthesized from linoleic acid (ALA) and alpha linolenic acid (Alna).
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Detection of Vitamin C in body Prevent Stroke

So far, we more often associate vitamin C with body fitness, body resistance against attacks of infectious diseases, maybe even just associate vitamin C with thrush. Recent research has found benefit of vitamin C against stroke.

In the study, which lasted for about 9.5 years studied 448 subjects who had a stroke. The researchers found that of which got the highest concentration of vitamin C at baseline had a 42% lower risk of stroke over the next 10 years compared with those having the lowest vitamin C concentrations.

Protective effect against stroke owned vitamin C exist even been adjusted for several factors that can affect the level of risk, such as age, sex, smoking habits, alcohol intake, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, blood sugar, history of heart attack, the use of supplements and social class.

A study published in the American Journal of Nutrition says the level of vitamin C in the blood is a good indication of the biological consumption of fruits and vegetables, which have many biologically active nutrients and can prevent stroke, research indicates that eating lots of fruits and vegetables can prevent stroke. Continue reading “Detection of Vitamin C in body Prevent Stroke”

Tea Arts

In 2737 BC, the Chinese Emperor Tabib and secondly, Shen Nung find tea. They call cha, which is now widely known throughout the world, was introduced to him by the power of creation.

Ancient medicine was born with magical way usually have a lot of benefits. Tea and how tea drinking, was not immune from it.

Tea has played an important role in history, both as a medium of exchange and tribute, both family affairs and for matters concerning the kingdom. Ancient Chinese people named types of tea with wonderful names, such as Buddha Hands, Fragrance Bening, Kung-Fu Tea, Great White, Black Heaps, Supreme Red Cloak (the tea was so delicious according to the story, until the caisar themselves willingly left red cape glory by climbing and taking more tea shoots).

There is also the opinion explains that the Taoist monks use tea as an ingredient in the elixir of making them immortal. First British man to have and disseminate tea, Thomas Garaway noted in 1658 that tea can cure 24 kinds of diseases.

During the 5,000 years of history, tea has had a place in many rituals that enshrined in many cultures. There is also the opinion, the Arabs showed their generosity by pouring tea until cornucopia, while the Europeans think of each spill tea as a breach of etiquette because it was throwing a very valuable item. Continue reading “Tea Arts”

10 Foods You Can not Live Out!

Living in the era of almost instant makes us do everything very quickly as well, including for food. It is better if we balance food intake with the consumption of healthy foods, especially if foods can slow the aging process, boost immunity, fight the effects of pollution, prevent cancer, and reduce the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.

There are ten types of foods that can help you get these effects, namely:

Brown rice
Rice is the staple food of Indonesia, but we usually eat white rice. If you want to get more benefits than rice, try eating brown rice. Brown rice is a good source of protein, source of minerals (such as selenium) that can increase endurance, and a source of B vitamins that can nourish the cells of the nervous and digestive systems. Brown rice also has a high fiber content which can prevent constipation.

Orange
Citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, beta carotene and bioflavonoids which are antioxidants. Vitamin C is important for the body’s resistance to infection and together with flavonoids can improve the absorption of iron in the body.
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wonders of Antioxidants

Why aging body? One reason is the free radical, a chemical that can damage vital substances in the body. Apart from the environment (air pollution, radiation, sunlight), free radicals are also produced by the body as a byproduct of normal metabolism of the body or due to illness, injury, or excessive exercise. Free radicals can damage cell membranes and disrupt the genetic composition of cells that can cause a variety of diseases and bodily functions decline in old age such as cancer, coronary heart disease, cataracts, memory loss, digestive disorders, and skin wrinkles.

To prevent damage to the body caused by free radicals, we need antioxidants. These substances prevent the formation of free radicals and convert free radicals into compounds “benign” (more stable and not easy to damage the body). There are two kinds of antioxidants, which can be made by the body itself (eg enzymes) and from outside the body (eg, vitamins A, E and C and selenium).
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Antioxidants, Free Radicals The Antidote

Every day our body produces free radicals. In addition, every time we also continue to face attacks from outside the body of free radicals. Therefore, the body must be equipped with powerful weapons antidote to free radicals in sufficient amounts, the antioxidant!

There are two kinds of antioxidants, namely:

Antioxidants endogenous (made ‚Äč‚Äčinside the body) in the form of a variety of enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase enzyme (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, catalase, and others
Antioxidants exogenous (from outside the body), such as vitamins A, C, E and Selenium.
Both types of antioxidants that work together to block free radicals by preventing the production of free radicals and convert free radicals into harmless compounds. Thus, antioxidants can prevent free radical damage the body’s cells.
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Betel leaves for medicine nosebleed

Bleeding or discharge of blood flowing from the nose often just happen to your baby. If blood comes out are numerous and difficult to stop, have to be careful. Nosebleeds or episteksis more common in infants than in adults.

The cause is nasal mucous membrane is still thin so fragile blood vessels. In addition to thin the mucous membranes, nosebleeds also occur due to rupture of blood vessels in the nose child, a tumor in the nose, paranasal sinus tumors or tumors in the nasopharynx. Rupture of blood vessels in the nose most often caused by bad habits children, for example, are often fiddling with dirt nose (noses) so that the blood vessels around the nose is damaged or has an infection. Rupture of blood vessels in the nose can also be triggered by the air that is too cold or too dry air conditions.

Betel leaf is believed to relieve the blood running from the nose or a nosebleed, efficacy betel leaves helps to close a ruptured blood vessel in the nose. Betel leaf is more effective because it has two functions. The first function is a function both mechanically and chemically. Mechanical function of betel leaf is pressing the blood vessels in the nose, while leaf roll inserted into the nostril nosebleed. By doing so, automatic closure of ruptured blood vessels grow rapidly. Continue reading “Betel leaves for medicine nosebleed”

Vitamin K Deficiency Cause Osteoarthritis

A study was conducted to determine the relationship between low vitamin K in the blood and increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the hands and feet (a common rheumatoid disorders), particularly in those who have elderly.

May not be known with certainty that vitamin K is a cause of osteoarthritis. However, the researchers believe that the lower levels of vitamin K in the blood, then the prevalence of osteoarthritis will be higher.

Common forms of vitamin K are found in foods is phylloquinone, which is found in green vegetables, cheese, liver, coffee and green tea. In the United States alone, the consumption of vitamin K is still lacking so often happens, several problems related to blood clotting.

It is indeed a new hypothesis stating that vitamin K associated with the risk of osteoarthritis. In animals, there are proteins in the bones and joints that contain vitamin K in the free form. When these proteins are not working as they should be, then the animal will experience bone and joint abnormalities, which resemble osteoarthritis disorders.
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DHA For Brain Growth

Based on research, the main component of brain tissue consists of dekosaheksanoat acid and DHA or AA or arachidonic acid. There are a large amount of DHA in the retina of the eye so that it can be concluded that DHA and AA is necessary for brain development and visual acuity. DHA and AA are a group of fatty acids that are formed through biochemical synthesis process with the help of an enzyme that is available in the central nervous system and liver. DHA is actually contained in breast milk, but for certain cases such as milk is insufficient or not come out at all, or in premature infants who have enough of the enzyme to form DHA, additional DHA in infant formula is necessary for brain development and eyesight acuity . Then, what about the role of DHA alone for the development of your child’s brain? As an important structural component of the brain and retina, polyunsaturated fatty acids mainly found in membrane phospholipids which play an important role in the physical properties and function of membranes. Two major fatty acid in the brain are DHA and AA that play a role in the development of baby’s nervous. Based on a study, infants who received formula milk + DHA showed a better display than formula-fed infants with a standard diet. Similarly, the levels of DHA and AA in circulating erythrocyte phospholipid fatty and also higher in breastfed infants and infants with milk formula group plus supplements. Based on these findings, it can be concluded that supplementation of formula with one or two fatty acids are beneficial for the development of baby’s nervous. In another study also found that DHA status in healthy infants at term associated with the flow of nerve function eyesight. It is based on research on erythrocyte fatty acid profile and relationship with maturity groove vision of VEP (Visual Evoked Potential). VEP visual acuity test is used to evaluate the integrity of the nerve flow to the retina and the primary visual cortex of the infant’s ability to see and motor response when stimulated visually. Well, no wonder babies who were breastfed had VEP and higher DHA levels than infants who are not breastfed.