Thursday, 13 November 2008

Wanna Keep Doctor Away???

ADVICE FROM UKM MEDICAL DOCTOR


Little did you know ...... after reading THIS, you'll NEVER

look at petai in the same way again!

Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and

glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant,

sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has

proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy

for a strenuous 90-minute wor kout. No wonder petai is the

number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy

isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also

help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and

conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.


Depression:

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people

suffering from depression, many felt much better after

eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a

type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known

to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you

feel happier.


PMS(Premenstrual Syndrome):

Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains

regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.


Anaemia:

High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin

in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.


Blood Pressure:

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet

low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So

much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed

the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's

ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.


Brain Power :

200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped

through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast,

break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research

has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning

by making pupils more alert.


Constipation:

High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore

normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem

without resorting to laxatives.


Hangovers:

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a

petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the

stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted

blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates

your system.


Heartburn:

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you

suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.


Morning Sickness :

Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar

levels up and avoid morning sickness.


Mosquito bites :

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the

affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many

people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and

irritation.


Nerves:

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.


Overweight:

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria

found pressure at work leads to gorging

on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000

hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more

likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report c oncluded that,

to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our

blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods

every two hours to keep levels steady.


Ulcers:

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders

because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only

raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler

cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation

by coating the lining of the stomach.


Temperature control :

Many other cultures see petai as a 'cooling' fruit that can

lower both the physical and emotional temperature of

expectant mothers. In hoiland, for example, pregnant women

eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) :

Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural

mood enhancer, tryptophan.


Smoking:

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6,

B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found

in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.


Stress:

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the

heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your

body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic

rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can

be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.


Strokes:

According to research in 'The New Engla nd Journal of Medicine,

' eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk

of death by strokes by as much as 40%'.


Warts:

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to

kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the

wart. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or

surgical tape!


So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for

many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four

times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the

phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the

other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and

is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to

change that well-known phrase so that we say.


'A Petai a day keeps the doctor away'.

2 comments:

miza said...

sedap woo petai!! haha!

HizRyanz said...

eee.... x suke aku..
Pahit ler...
Sayur pown aku xmkn...
petai lagi ler...
Klu mak aku wat sambal udang ngan petai,
aku mkn udang jer...
hahaha...