Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Drawing Pictures with Food

Yi Hong is a Malaysian Chinese artists. She likes to draw, but creation tool is not the pen, paint or lacquer. But some special materials. She put a group of pictures on instagram, they are very interesting.

1. Little watermelon drifting

2. Monck < cry >

3. In the secret garden and accidentaly across my heart.

4. Sabah conflict, my heart sank to the bottom

5.  All in all, baby, it's far from KFC Grandpa.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to reduce the harm of nitrite in food

Excessive nitrite in food is one of the causes of human poisoning, cancer and death. The problem of excessive salt in the food has aroused great concern of the scientific community.

In order to prevent nitrite poisoning, in growing vegetables, nitrogen fertilizer application to timely and appropriate, in China's largest wholesale vegetable market is rapid detection procedures, so we try to formal markets and supermarkets to buy vegetables, can buy to avoid the excessive nitrate of vegetables.

Family edible vegetables, but also pay attention to fresh, for storing vegetables with plastic bags, fastening the bag into the refrigerator, as soon as possible to eat; leftovers before eating to fully heated, in the heating process can oxidize nitrite. Should eat pickled foods, such as pickles, salted fish, ham and sausage, do not eat rotten food.

Mg C900, due to higher studies have showed that the nitrate content of vegetables by boiling the nitrate content reduced by 60% to 70%. Nitrate is soluble in water and food with boiling water Cheuk can reduce nitrate content, and cut the more thin, the shorter, the more fresh vegetables, Cheuk good effect. In addition, the majority of antioxidants such as vitamin C, e and tea polyphenols have obvious inhibition of nitrosation reaction, take vitamin and urinary nitrite amine content decreased 60%. Vitamin E can prevent inferior saltpetre amine formation has anti-cancer effects. Ginger extract on nitrite has a clear role.

Mentioned above, the tea polyphenols on the human body has many benefits, tea contains large amount of tea polyphenol. A large number of studies show that N-nitroso compound in the synthesis of all kinds of tea were blocked, the higher content of tea polyphenols of tea, clear the role better. Under the same concentration of tea polyphenols of green tea extract liquid or fresh tea leaves leaching solution is better than that of pure tea polyphenol, indicating that green tea and fresh tea leaves as a composite system, the leaching solution in addition to containing tea polyphenol and vitamin C, carotene and reducing sugar composition of synergistic effect.

A study compared the green tea, oolong tea and other eight kinds of tea brewing under different concentrations of tea on nitrite scavenging. The results showed that the solid-liquid ratio of 1: 50 to 1: 100 for tea better concentration and scavenging effect on nitrite with the concentration of tea increased and increased. Most kinds of tea in the high concentration of lost scavenging effect, therefore, is to drink less tea. Such as the habit of drinking tea, it is best to drink Tuo tea or oolong tea.

Also in our life, nitrate tester is a good kit for us as it can help to detect the nitrate level of vegetables and fruits and thus we can control the total amount of nitrate intate to protect our body healthy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Removal of carcinogens in vegetables - nitrite

Many experts warn that nitrite in vegetables is  an ingredient in greater damage than the pesticides. Due to excessive application of nitrogen fertilizer, the content of nitrate in vegetables is often high and converted into nitrite, may and protein decomposition product synthesis of nitrosamine, become the hidden danger induced gastric cancers. Survey found, our diet in about 80% of nitrite from vegetable.

But, how can we stay away from the nitrite in the vegetables? Look at the results of these studies.

Don't soak when you wash the vegetables

Many people buy vegetables, because they worry about the surface of pesticides, like to put in water or salt water soak for 20 minutes and a half hour or so.

The latest domestic research give us explain the answer: and rinsing vegetables compared, bubble vegetables will increase nitrite in vegetables, which is detrimental to the food safety. China Agricultural University, a graduate research found, saline bubble is Remaliah detergent then use tap water rinse to remove pesticide effect is better.

Studies have shown that washed with detergent, then rinse clean, the content of nitrite in vegetables is lower than that of the samples with water and soak for 20 minutes. The study considered, possibly because the soaking is an anaerobic state, to improve the activity of nitrate reductase, reduce nitrite reductase activity, so as to improve the content of nitrite in vegetables. Long time of soaking may also make the blade is damaged, to increase the loss of nutrients.

Another way is to test the nitrate level with Greentest nitrate tester before buying vegetables, this can help you reduce the intake of nitate to your body, espercially for little baby.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How can I reduce nitrate concentration in vegetables before or during cooking?

Can someone tell me how to minimize nitrate concentration in raw vegetables before cooking them? I need this advice very much because I'm cooking vegetables for my infant son, and I've heard that high nitrate concentrations are especially toxic for infants.

Some say that soaking vegetables in salty water with ascorbic acid can help, is that true?

Also, is there some technique that allows to neutralize nitrates during cooking? Like, maybe, changing the water.

As was said before, it's not easily possible to extract the nitrate from produce. However, there are vegetables that contain more nitrate that others. You can look these up and use them for your baby's food. Be sure not to cook too one-sided, though; so your kid doesn't go without important nutrients that happen to come with nitrate-rich vegetables.

If you grow your own food, you can harvest right before cooking. Plants contain the most nitrate in the morning, because they "eat up" their inner storage during the day. 

What's more it is quite important to use nitrate detector to test nitrate and pesticides substance before buying your vegetables, to make sure the nitrate level are in safe level, to protect our baby.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Some Heart Healthy Foods

Heart disease is a serious disease and there are many people diet of it in the world, for those who have heart problem people need to grasp some of the diet of heart disease, so, today we share some heart disease healthy foods.

Heart disease is the name for a group of heart disease, including rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, coronary heart disease, myocarditis, etc. all kinds of heart diseases. The clinical practice indicated, hand massage is assistant method for effective prevention and treatment of heart disease.


Hawthorn flavonoids and triterpene substances for the hero buck in the main, to prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, soften blood vessels, to prevent atherosclerosis, cardiovascular benefits.


Figs contain lipase and proteinase and reduce blood fat and blood fat decomposition function, reduce the deposition of fat in the blood vessel, and lowering blood pressure, prevention of coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, to hypertension, high blood lipids, fatty liver, obesity, heart disease and other groups have health care function.

Oval kumquat

Kumquat contain vitamin P, on the maintenance of cardiovascular function, prevent hardening of the arteries, hypertension and other diseases have a certain role, as hypertension, high blood lipids, heart patient group prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications of diet products.


Pear contains a variety of B vitamins, can protect the heart, reduce fatigue, enhance the vitality of the heart, heart disease patients have a good therapeutic effect.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nine benefits of eating fish

Recently, the United States, "Huffington post" gives a nine reason to immediately eat fish, and recommended to eat one or two times a week better.

Protect eyesight 

Central retinal degeneration is a common cause of the decrease of visual acuity in the elderly. The large French study found that fish is rich in Omega - 3 fatty acids can be reduced the risk of macular degeneration of the eye caused due to aging.

Reduce the risk of heart disease

In the United States, heart disease is still lead to deaths in adults is the primary cause of. However, Harvard University School of public health, the observation that, every week through eating about 2 grams once or twice fish intake of Omega - 3 fatty acids, the cardiogenic sudden death risk reduced 36%, and my reduce the 17% of death.

Boost brainpower

"if it is going to be facing an important task or test, it is recommended that you eat more fish. A published research in the United States < Public Library of Science Comprehensive > magazine pointed out that will be rich in Omega - 3 fatty acids in fish oil as a dietary supplement to a group of 18-25 year olds. After six months, their brains has been steadily improving. The reason, the researchers believe that omega - 3 fatty acids can affect memory storage function.

Prevention of rheumatoid arthritis

Sweden rolinska card Medical College for 3.2 million women study shows, daily intake of 210 mg Omega - 3 fatty acid, quite a week to eat a fatty fish or four, lean meat, fish, can make of rheumatoid arthritis associated with reduced risk of 52%.

Promote development

Rich in Omega - 3 fatty acids from the diet of pregnant women is particularly important, can promote the fetal brain and nervous system development. In 2007, the findings published in the British Medical Journal "Lancet >, and weekly consumption of 3 to 4 copies, including fish, seafood (about 340 grams) can be significantly increased after the birth of the baby's intelligence level, language expression ability and athletic ability.

To extend the life

After 16 years to observe the new study found, eating fish can indeed help people live longer. The researchers found, fish intake of beneficial fatty acids can reduce mortality by 27%, adhere to eat the fish will than people who do not eat more to live for two years.

Prevention of asthma

in children period eat more fish can be effective in preventing asthma. Dutch a for 7210 children study show that children in 6-12 months began to eat the fish, to 4 years old, suffering from asthma risk can be reduced by 36%. The researchers concluded, which may and eat more fish of anti-inflammatory.

Protect the skin 

Fish oil on the skin have many advantages, can regulate sebum secretion, help moisturizing. In addition, studies have shown that eating more fish can protect skin from UV damage, to protect the skin collagen, so as to prevent skin relaxation, wrinkles or sagging.

Increase the numbers of sperm

Eating habits to get pregnant friends is very important. Massachusetts General Hospital Maternity Center found, like to eat salmon, herring and tuna males, sperm count than other people more than 34%.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vegetables and Fruits Tips

Do you know Which vegetables and fruits should not be put in a refrigerator for a long time.

Refrigerator is a good thing, especially in summer, we put  leftovers, raw meat, fish balls, fruits and vegetables, beverages popsicles, even the girl cosmetics into the fridge.

However, we need to know is that the refrigerator is not guarantee that all the food in a fresh state, and for some food, put in the refrigerator but bad faster.


Research shows that compared to store in the refrigerator of watermelon, watermelon at room temperature, antioxidants and other nutrients is much higher. Watermelon if stored in thirteen degrees below, the average life expectancy for 2 to 3 weeks; however, in 5 DEG C refrigerator storage, up to a week will be started to decay.


Potatoes are the best storage conditions is in 7-10 degrees of dark underground room. And the refrigerator temperature generally at 4 DEG C or lower, too cold environment can the potato starch into sugar, resulting in stale.


Onions should be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated place. The fridge is too wet to germinate. In addition, as with the potato, the cold is also converted into sugar.


Even the fresh tomatoes, in the refrigerator on a night, it will become loose and soft, as if to rot as, not easy to cook, the taste will be very light. This is because the refrigerator refrigeration destroyed the cell structure of tomatoes, resulting in a huge loss of nutrition.


Banana is a tropical fruit, that is their favorite warm environment. If it is still not mature green banana, refrigeration will interrupt the maturation process, green bananas in the refrigerator will not become a yellow banana. If it is a ripe banana, banana peel can in the refrigerator in black rotten faster. This is because cold decomposition of the pericarp cell wall, the compound oxide, which produce the pigment melanin.