Thursday, July 12, 2012

Better Way to Mop the Floor

Being a maidless mom can sometimes make u become smarter....hihihi... I use this wiper instead of normal mop coz my hand is too weak to squeeze it. Previously, I use the double sided sheets (can purchase at any store) to be attached to this thing. But recently, I bought this special sheets from Cosway. Wow..! The result is better, it can lasts longer than the double sided sheets. I can use it for more than 5 times per piece! Easy to wash too... No more slippery more sore hands after a few times mopping the floor.... No more back pain...Need not to use a pail of water to rinse the manual mop anymore....The most important thing is, can save $$ a lot! hihihi...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cleaning the Toilet/Bathroom - How to Save Time??

Cleaning the toilet or bathroom can be very tough especially if the house has more than 1 toilet/bathroom in the house. You have to climb up and down the stairs just to get your cleaning equipment from the store. Knees are getting hurt...hands are getting sore after you did other errands from early morning...

How can you save time and energy in this case? I compile all the ideas (from my Moms Without Maid Club group discussion) in this entry...

1.  You can have more than 1 set of cleaning equipments. Place it in each toilet. Trust me...this is not wasting money or overspend it...this is what we call smart planning...hihihi...

2.  You can plan a duty roster and get your hubby and kids to help out.

3.  Clean it up regularly while you're taking your shower.

4.  Use the best stain remover so that you need not to brush it too hard.

Color Wheel of Fruits & Vegetables

Do you know that its very important for us to know why we should eat more fruits & vegetables. Then, its easier for us (mother) to explain to our kids and encourage them to eat more fruits & vegetables.

As u all know that fruits & vegetables are rich with vitamins and minerals. By eating them, we can prevent or heal some illness. Eating plenty of healthy vegetables and fruits helps prevent heart disease and strokes, diverticulitis, control your blood pressure, prevent some types of cancers, and guards against cataract and macular degeneration or vision loss. Fruits & vegetables are good for diet too.

Why do we call them the Color Wheel of Fruits & Vegetables? The phrase "eating a rainbow" of fruits and vegetables is a simple way of remembering to get as much color variety in your diet as possible, so that you can maximize your intake of a broad range of nutrients. The colors of fruits and vegetables are a small clue as to what vitamins and nutrients are included. By getting a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables, you are guaranteed a diverse amount of essential vitamins and minerals. 

Below are the details of each color code :-

Red Fruits and Vegetables
Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to name a few. These nutrients reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce tumor growth and LDL cholesterol levels, scavenge harmful free-radicals, and support join tissue in arthritis cases.
Orange and Yellow fruits and vegetables
Contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce age-related macula degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium and calcium to build healthy bones. 

Green vegetables and Fruit
Green vegetables contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. The nutrients found in these vegetables reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalize digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals, and boost immune system activity.
Blue and purple fruits and vegetables
Contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin. Similar to the previous nutrients, these nutrients support retinal health, lower LDL cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve calcium and other mineral absorption, fight inflammation, reduce tumor growth, act as an anticarcinogens in the digestive tract, and limit the activity of cancer cells.
White fruits and vegetables
Contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity. These nutrients also activate natural killer B and T cells, reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers, and balance hormone levels, reducing the risk of hormone-related cancers.

*  Click here to see the chart of colored fruits & vegetables.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Omelette Oh! Omelette...

I love omelette...So are my kids. I love to make 'em when my kids refuse to eat proper meal. Oh my...of course I'll be worry when they don't want to eat. What can I make them so that they will not go to bed with an empty stomach? Empty stomach means no well sleeping. 

So, omelette is one of the opt that they normally will not refuse. They love omelette very much. I'm trying to get them to eat balance food or at least a bit of nutritions. So I add lots of vegetables in it. They love it!

These are varieties of Omelette that I've made for my kids...

It may look the same but the ingredients are different. The first picture from left, I add in celery & shallots crisps. The 2nd picture, I added in "Ulam Raja". And the 3rd photo, I added in onions & kacang buncis.

I actually made many types of omelette but I could not recall it all...pfft! Will share with u more in future okay...;-)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

15 Super Food for Kidney Health

If you are on dialysis or have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you'll be glad to know that there are lots of super foods, containing antioxidants and other health-supporting properties, included in the kidney diet. People with kidney disease experience more inflammation and have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those without kidney problems. If you have kidney disease, it's important that you consult a renal dietitian and follow a kidney diet. Including super foods in your kidney diet eating plan can help you increase your intake of nutrients and antioxidants.

Here’s a list of the top 15 kidney-friendly super foods. These foods are good for everyone, not just people with kidney disease, so by using them in your family's meals, you'll be helping your loved ones enjoy good health too. 

1. Red bell peppers

Red bell peppers are a good choice for those concerned about kidney health, because they're low in potassium. In addition, they add color and taste to any dish, while packing a generous portion of vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid and fiber. They also contain the antioxidant lycopene, which protects against certain types of cancer. 

If you're following the kidney diet, it's easy to add red bell peppers to your food plan. Mix them into tuna or chicken salad or eat raw with dip. Roasted, they're great for topping sandwiches or green salads. Chop them up for use in egg dishes, such as omelets or scrambled eggs, add them to kabobs for grilling or stuff them with a ground beef or turkey mixture for a tasty baked entrée.

2. Cabbage

Crunchy cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable filled with phytochemicals, chemical compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals work to break apart free radicals. Many phytochemicals are believed to combat cancer and support cardiovascular health. 
Inexpensive cabbage is a great addition to your eating plan, because it's also high in vitamins K and C, high in fiber and a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid, yet it's low in potassium, so it's especially kidney-friendly. 

If you're following the dialysis diet, add cabbage by turning it into coleslaw or use as a topping for fish tacos. Cabbage can be boiled, steamed or microwaved and then enjoyed with a touch of butter or cream cheese and a sprinkling of pepper or caraway seeds. Other nutritious meal options include cabbage rolls and stuffed cabbage.

3. Cauliflower

Another kidney-friendly super food is cauliflower. This cruciferous vegetable brings lots of vitamin C to your plate, along with folate and fiber. In addition it contains compounds that help your liver neutralize toxic substances. 

Cauliflower can be eaten raw with dip or in salads. Steamed or boiled, it can be seasoned and turned into a great side dish. You can even mash cauliflower as a dialysis-friendly replacement for mashed potatoes.

4. Garlic

Garlic is good for reducing inflammation and lowering cholesterol. It also has antioxidant and anti-clotting properties. (Cooking garlic will not affect its antioxidant properties, but it will reduce its anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effects.) 

If you're following the dialysis diet, use garlic powder instead of garlic salt to add extra flavor to your meals without adding extra sodium. Garlic can be used in cooking many dishes: meat, vegetables or tomato sauce, for instance. Once you start cooking with garlic, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

5. Onion

Another popular food used for seasoning is the onion. Onion is full of flavonoids, particularly quercetin. Flavonoids are natural chemicals that prevent the deposit of fatty material in blood vessels and add pigmentation (color) to plants. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that is believed to help reduce heart disease and protect against many forms of cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Low in potassium, onions are not only kidney-friendly; they also contain chromium, a mineral that assists your body with the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.  
Onions can be enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety dishes.

6. Apples

 An apple a day really does help keep the doctor away! High in fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, apples help reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease and decrease your risk of cancer. 
Renal-friendly apples can be eaten raw or cooked. Or get their health benefits by drinking apple juice or cider.

7. Cranberries

Cranberries are great for preventing urinary tract infections, because they make urine more acidic and help keep bacteria from attaching to the inside of the bladder. They've also been shown to protect against cancer and heart disease. 

Although we think of cranberries as a holiday side dish, cranberry juice can be enjoyed daily for added nutrition. Or toss a handful of dried cranberries into your cereal or salad.

8. Blueberries

These tasty berries get their blue color from antioxidant compounds called anthocyanidins. Blueberries get high marks for nutrition, thanks to natural compounds that reduce inflammation and lots of vitamin C and fiber. They also contain manganese, which contributes to healthy bones. 

 Use blueberries to top off your morning cereal, whip them up in a fruit smoothie or enjoy them in a baked treat, such as muffins or crisp. 

9. Raspberries

Raspberries contain a compound called ellagic acid, which helps neutralize free radicals. The berry's red color comes from antioxidants called anthocyanins. Raspberries are packed with fiber, vitamin C and manganese. They also have plenty of folate, a B vitamin. Raspberries have properties that help stop cancer cell growth and the formation of tumors. 

Sprinkle fresh raspberries on cereal, or whip them up in a kidney-friendly fruit smoothie.

10. Strawberries

 Strawberries are rich in two types of antioxidants, plus they contain lots of vitamin C, manganese and fiber. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and also help keep your heart healthy. 

Like most berries, they're wonderful on cereal or in smoothies. Add whipped topping for a quick dessert, or puree them for a fresh addition to pound or angel food cake.

11. Cherries

Cherries are filled with antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect your heart. When eaten daily, they have been shown to reduce inflammation.  

Fresh cherries make a delicious snack. Of course, cherry pie is a popular dessert, but there's also cherry crisp, cherry cheesecake and even cherry coffee cake. Cherry sauce makes a nice accompaniment to lamb or pork.

12. Red grapes

The color in red grapes comes from several flavonoids. These are good for your heart, because they prevent oxidation and reduce the chance of blood clots. One flavonoid in grapes, resveratrol, may boost production of nitric oxide, which increases muscle relaxation in blood vessels for better blood flow. Flavonoids also help protect you from cancer and prevent inflammation.  

Choose those with red or purple skin grapes for the highest flavonoid content. Eat grapes as a snack. When frozen, they make a good thirst-quencher for those on a fluid-restricted diet. Add grapes to fruit or chicken salad. Or drink grape juice.

13. Egg whites

Did you know that egg whites are pure protein? They provide the highest quality protein there is, along with all of the essential amino acids. If you're on the kidney diet, it's good to note that egg whites have less phosphorus than other protein sources, such as egg yolks or meats.
Use egg whites for omelets or egg white sandwiches. You can also add them to smoothies or shakes. Hard boil eggs and use the whites to use in tuna or green salads.

14. Fish

Another high-quality source of protein is fish. Both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recommend that you include fish in your meal plan two or three times a week. Besides being a great source of protein, fish contains anti-inflammatory fats called omega-3s. These healthy fats help prevent diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. They also help lower LDL (the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (the good cholesterol).

The types of fish that have the most omega-3s are salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, herring and rainbow trout.

15. Olive oil

Research has shown that people in countries where olive oil is used instead of other types of oils tend to have lower rates of cancer and heart disease. This is believed to be due to olive oil's many good components: oleic acid, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid which protects against oxidation and polyphenols and antioxidant compounds that prevent inflammation and oxidation. 

Use virgin or extra virgin olive oil – they're higher in antioxidants. Olive oil can be used in cooking or to make salad dressing, as a dip for bread and as a marinade for vegetables.

*  Source from  and all images are from Google Image.

Kelebihan Buah Lemon

Saya kongsikan disini petikan dari blog Dr. Hamid Arshat yang banyak menerangkan tentang masalah, komplikasi, cara2 mencegah, rawatan dan bermacam2 lagi tentang sakit puan. Salah satu yang menarik minat saya ialah beliau berkongsi tips yang menyarankan kita untuk minum jus lemon untuk rawatan beberapa jenis penyakit. Ini perkongsiannya...

"Potong limau/lemon dan masukkan 2-3 hiris ke dalam satu gelas air suam dan minum. Lemon menjadikan air 'alkaline' dan memberi banyak khasiat terhadap kesihatan badan kita.
Seorang pakar dari Baltimore USA mengatakan air lemon boleh membunuh sel2 kanser dan ia lebih kuat lagi tindakan dari ubat kanser/chemotherapy.
Untuk pesakit2 saya yang mengalami berbagai jenis ovarian cyst termasuk endometriosis , adenomyosis dan fibroids sila cuba minum segelas air lemon yang fresh tiga kali  sehari selama 3-6 bulan dan lihat ada tak perubahan dan tumbuhan2 tersebut."  (Dr. Hamid Arshat)
Ini pula susulan petikan yang dikongsikan oleh Dr. Hamid Irshat dari Institute of Health Sciences,
819 N. L.L.C. Cause Street , Baltimore , MD1201 tentang khasiat dan remedi dari buah lemon ini.
Sila baca...

Well - what a remedy for the disease unbelievable - There is no harm just drinking this water as a normal water, day to day.? Please pass this on to your family and friends. Hello!!! just want to share this good information
Just cut 2-3 thin slices of lemon in a cup/container and add drinking water will become "alkaline water", drink for the whole day, just by adding drinking water. Take it as drinking water every day is good for everybody. The surprising benefits of lemon! I remain perplexed! 
Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201.
This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer! Read carefully & you be the judge
Lemon (Citrus ) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells . It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?
As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.
Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.  
The source of this information is fascinating:
It comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that : It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

So...there's no harm to try right...? Don't forget to make du'a to Allah....:-) 
Kalau nak baca artikel-artikel lain dari Dr. Hamid Arshat which I think is very important for us (women) to know and aware of... Click here to visit his blog ok...;-) 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Telur Goreng Masak Asam Jawa

Lauk ni saya selalu masak bila anak-anak tengah takde selera makan. Dan lauk ni jugak saya selalu buat waktu sahur sebab selalunya bila anak-anak bangun sahur, diorang tak nak makan disebabkan terlalu mengantuk. Bila diorang tengok lauk ni je, mesti mintak nasi...hihihi

Cuba la ye lebih2 lagi bulan puasa bakal tiba...^_^

Bahan  :

Telur (digoreng)
Bawang besar (dihiris)
Bawang putih (dihiris)
Air asam jawa
Lada kering (dihiris)
Buah Tomato
Carrot (jika suka)
Celery (jika suka)

Caranya  :-

Tumis bawang besar, cili kering dan bawang putih hingga naik bau. Masukkan perahan air asam jawa. Masukkan sayur2. Masukkan gula dan garam ikut rasa.

Dah siap....mudah saje kan? Selamat mencuba! ;-)

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