Monday, January 03, 2005

Soya: The healthiest bean?

Soya: The healthiest bean? 1/3/2005 2:04:00 AMSource : The Manila Times
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No other food can be as healthy, flavorful and versatile than the veggie called soya. In terms of nutritional value, it is the “Queen of all Vegetables and Healthy Foods” for its protein-rich and cholesterol-lowering properties. Health experts have thus labeled it “the perfect food.” Those who are skeptic over the growing “soya fad” across the globe may find this information enlightening. Soya’s botanical name is Glycine max Merr. It is a native of Asia, recorded in Chinese history as early as 2838 B.C. but is now cultivated worldwide. It is an annual plant, which grows up to 150 cm in length. It is a creeping plant with hairy stems and leaves. Its pods are gray, brown or black, borne in clusters. The seeds are round with yellow, green, black or brown color. It is propagated by its seeds.Soya comes in a variety of edible forms—from the boiled green pods or roasted beans, which is eaten as a snack like boiled peanuts; to tofu (soybean curd), tokwa, tempeh, texturized soy protein and soya milk, soya flour, soya oil and to the popular tasty Filipino dessert and snack, taho, served with brown sugar syrup. The Tagalogs call soya utaw or balatong. It is also known as tonyu and bhat.Soya is a rich source of high quality protein with high biological value. It contains all of the essential amino acids needed by the human body for growth and development. Every 100 grams of soya bean contain an average of 40-percent protein, which equals in rank with milk, eggs and meat.It also has an excellent fatty acid content. It is cholesterol free but rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids composed of linoleic and linolenic acids. It is low in saturated fatty acids and moderate in mono unsaturated fatty acids. It also has phospholipids that come in the form of lecithin, which are important in brain and nerve functions.Soya is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is superior in calcium, phosphorus and iron. It also contains Vitamin B complex as thiamine, riboflavin, biotin, folic acid, panthothenic acid and pyridoxine and Vitamin E. It has almost no sodium.Its health benefits have been attributed to its phytochemicals that are mainly in the form of phytoestrogens and isoflavones. These are called genistein and daidzein, which play a major role in preventing cancer, particularly those in the breast and prostate. The body converts them into hormone-like substances that act like a weak form of estrogen. They block the body’s estrogen receptors, lowering the amount of estrogen, thus lowering the risk of breast cancer. For men, phytoestrogens reduce the harmful effects of testosterone, which is thought to fuel the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate gland.Among menopausal women, these phytoestrogens provide the “estrogen lift” that eases hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness by replacing lost estrogen during this phase of their reproductive health. An Australian research showed recently that one and a half ounces of soy flour daily for three months reduced hot flashes by 40 percent, in contrast to wheat flour which reduced them only by 25 percent.Consumption of at least 25 grams a day of soya can reduce total cholesterol by an average of 10 percent. This translates to a 30-percent reduction in heart disease risk. The low incidence of cardiovascular disease among Asians was attributed to diets high in soya beans. Asians eat an average of 50 mg of isoflavones compared to an American or European diet of only 1 to 2 mg a day. The phytosterols in soya enters into competition with bad cholesterol, thus preventing its absorption. They also lower triglycerides, acting on platelet aggregation, thus decreasing the risk of generating thrombosis.Ipriflavones, another phytochemical unique to soya, can actually increase bone density without the harsh effects of bone-building drugs. With its high calcium content, soya also stops bone loss while increasing bone density thus soya fights osteoporosis.So if you have not given soya a try, it is now the time to do so. Soya is the magic bean and the healthiest bean of all. Eat it, drink it and savor it daily and be healthy, happy and wealthy.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Why do women cry?

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?"
"Because I'm a woman," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said.
His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."
Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"
God said: "When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that manytimes comes from her children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyon! e else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."
"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."

The Lighter Side of Life

My professor in mathematics, who loves using idiomatic expressions and with a hoax, had advised her weak class to bring “iodized salt” on their next exam. On the examination day, each of her students had with them a pack of “iodized salt”. After the test, these excited students approached her and asked, “Ma’am, will you give more additional points to those with bigger packs?” She became very angry that day.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


A friend of mine, who happens to be a doctor, is riding a taxi on his way home one night.
Out of boredom, he opened discussion to the taxi driver. He said, “An alarming number of people suffer AIDS these days. Not just adults but also young children too.” The driver showed interest. “Fortunately, we have lots of antibiotics available in the market and more new discoveries.” he continued as he waits for the driver to say something. Then the driver reacted, “Brake fluid! If it was powerful to stop this car, it should stop AIDS as well.”

Tuesday, November 30, 2004


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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

"40 things men should understand"

40 Things Every Woman Should Know <<>>

1. If a man wants you,nothing can keep him away.If he doesn't want you,nothing can make him stay.
2. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.
3. If you have ANY doubt in your mind about a man's character,leave him alone.
4. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
5. Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be.
6. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
7. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no you can't "be friends." A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.
8. Have faith in God regarding your relationship,but don't let faith make you stupid.God does things decent and in order.
9. Don't settle. <>
10. Don't stay because you think "it will get better." You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
11. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
12. There's only one 'reason' a man dumps you; he doesn't want you.
3. Always put yourself and your happiness first. <>
14. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.If something bothers you,speak up.
15. Like from the show Sex and the City,if he doesn't call,he just isn't that interested.
16. Know when to cut the cord,don't be strung along.
17. Don't fall for the "I'm confused role".Remove yourself from the situation to let him figure things out (but don't wait for him,move on).
18. If you want to have a clue as to how he will treat you,watch how he treats the WOMEN in his family(not just mom).
19. Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man,nothing more nothing less.
20. Actions speak louder than words.
21. Never let a man define who you are.
22. If he cheated with you,he'll cheat on you.
23. Just because he says he loves you,doesn't mean that he won't hurt you and it doesn't mean that you are meant to be with him.
24. Know that you deserve to be the number one person in the life of the #1 person in your life.
25. Love is a verb.
26. Learn to give up your lifelong task of trying to make someone unavailable-available,someone ungiving-giving, and someone unloving-loving.
27. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
28. If you don't love can't love anyone else.
29. You cannot mend someone else's broken heart
30. You need time to heal between relationships...there is nothing cute about with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.
31. You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you...a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals...look for someone complimentary...not supplementary..
32. NEVER give more in a relationship than you are getting out of it. <>
33. When actions and words conflict, believe the actions.Respond to the actions.
34. Don't fall for the "I'm not the loving type"...when a man loves you there is nothing in this world (within reason) that he wouldn't do for you.
35. Make him miss you sometimes...when a man always know where you are,and you're always readily available to him he takes it for granted..
36. When it's time to let go;let go.
37. Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need.Keep him in your radar but get to know others.
38. Never believe a man that tells u he want to be with you, while he's with someone else, - if he wanted to be with you,he would make it happen more sooner than later.
39. Don't be a man's door at,make him open the door for you,because a real man would do this on his own.
40. There is someone out there worthy to be in your life,let out the trash so he can come in.<>

"first posting"

This is my first posting.
My friend invited me to create an account to this site.
I hope this would be a bit more exciting.
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