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Happy New Year 2016

It is 7.59 Indonesia’s Western Time.

About 4 hours away to the new day of the year 2016.
I am back again, and I wish you all the best in the world.
Hoping next year will be a great year for all of us. Great prosperity, great health and of course
happiness for all..

Again, I wish you healthier, wealthier and wiser…

This is Edy, signing in again…

Cheerss….

Discover 5 Tips for Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s 31st of December 2011 and it is New Year’s Eve again. Every year is always the same. People partying, people wishing for good luck next year, better financial condition, wishing to have a new home, hoping to get married soon, hope to get pregnant soon etc, etc and etc. The list will never end. We wish for something better for next year.

I do not have any particular new year’s wish. But I always have resolution for every New Year, and every New Year I will have some resolutions that I will do for that New Year. About 2 months ago I was thinking what I will do or what are my resolutions that I can share with you guys.

So here I will share with you some of my 5 resolution for next year, and it is always relevant for years to come. It does not matter what is your situation now, these resolution will be your best wish to make your condition better.

1. Stay healthy

If I say “stay healthy”, it means that you will do whatever it takes to make your body fit, not getting sick. Always stay up all night is not healthy. Watching TV too much is not healthy. Smoking is not healthy. You must know this already. And I believe that you get a lot of information how to stay and be healthy from books, magazines or TV programs. So now it is time to do it and do it now.

2. Pay yourself first.

I read Robert T. Kiyosaki’s famous best selling book “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. In there he said about “pay yourself first”. What it means is that for every dollar you earn, you must put aside percentage of that dollar to be used by you FIRST. Not spend it or even worst, pay your debt. I know this is very hard for some people. But if you want to improve your financial situation, you must do this. Start with 3% of your earn income to be put aside as your saving, and then 3% for your investment strategy. That way, every month you will have some money for you only.

3. Go Green

When I say go green, it does not mean plant more tree or ride a bike instead of car. But “go green” can be anything that you do that DO NOT compromise our mother earth. For example: Have you ever used reusable bottle like Tupperware? If you use this refill and reusable bottle, you can always carry your own water with you without having to buy new one when you thirsty. This way, you reduce the use of plastic and you can always refill your bottle with new water when you get home. And you save money too…. :)

4. Make donation

How many times a year we make donation? I don’t think we as human ever consciously and willingly to make donation on regular basis like once a year or once a month or once every 6 months without wanting something in return, right? So from now on, we make donation on regular basis. It does not matter if once a year as long as you make donation. You can donate your old clothes, old furniture, old jackets, unused tools and any other stuff that you have hanging around your house that you no longer have any use of it. Donate to your favorite church, your favorite non profit organization like Red Cross or Salvation Army, orphaned houses or other non profit organizations.

5. Gratitute

We live the world of greed. How do we protect ourselves from those greedy people? I am not saying that greed is bad. But I see people sometimes crush and burn because they do not feel satisfy within themselves. So I am suggesting be thankful for everything that you have already had. What you have accomplished already. Do not pursue something that is out of reach. Even though there is quote “Put your dream as high as the star”, but I believe if the time is not right, no matter how hard you try, you still have to wait. So from now on, do your best to achieve what you always wanted, to achieve your dream, but on the other hand, be thankful for what you have. Be thankful that you still have your family to support you. Be thankful that your situation is a lot better than most people. Be thankful that you still have 3 meals a day. Be thankful that you still can sleep on a nice comfy bed. Be thankful for everything around you. And yes… gratitude is the last word I like to share with you.

So… there you have my 5 resolutions for your New Year. I wish you all the best luck in the world. God Bless!

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The benefits of Guava.

Some of you might not know what guava fruit is, because it is not very common fruit for some countries in this world, especially countries with 4 seasons. But you can very easily find this fruit in the country like Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia. Guava (in Latin it is called “Psidium”) is tropical fruit. Like where I live, guava can be found almost everywhere. It’s a blessing that I have this magnificent fruit.

The magnificent guava

Guava is one of the super fruits. One of the amazing things about guava is that it contains Lycopene, antioxidant to fight cancer. Lycopene can keep our body healthy and keep it away from free radicals that can cause all kinds of damage, including blocked arteries, joint degeneration, nervous system problems, or even cancer. Guava also has high in vitamin C. You know what vitamin C can do to your body, don’t you? :)

When you look at the picture, you can see that guava has a lot seeds just down the centre of the fruit. And I am personally convinced that the centre is where all the nutrition is located. Because it is kind of hard to eat the centre of the fruit with all this seeds and you have to have your own way to separate the seeds and the fruit itself. So the philosophy here is that sometimes we have to go through hard times/hard work in order to get something worthy.

Some benefits of guava are:
1. Lower the cholesterol level in our blood.
2. Reducing triglycerides.
3. Lowering blood pressure.
4. Smoothing the circulation of our blood and digestion system.
5. And some benefits I have mentioned above …

So now you know some benefits of guava, I recommend you to have it everyday. Buy them whenever you see them on the stores or your local supermarkets. Daily consume is much recommended for you. But do not consume guava juice in the package, the ones that you also find on the stores, as it contains sweetened and the nutrition is not equivalent to the whole fruit itself.

And a little tip from me, pick up the red-fleshed ones as it contains more nutrition and have more antioxidants.

So guys, if you like what you read here, please do share with friends and family members who can benefit from this little article. And you’re welcomed to tweet this or share with others on Facebook. Thank you very much…

Weight Loss with Indonesia Sweet Fruits Salad.

I wonder you might think what is sweet fruits salad? Actually it is traditional Indonesia fruit salad, especially in the island of Java. When you look at the picture, all the ingredients are normal fruits. You can find them in your local store or supermarket. Like papaya, pineapple, cucumber, tofu. But of course they are some that might not be in your country.

A = Cucumber
B = Bengkuang (Pachyrhizus Erosus)
C = Papaya
D = Jambu Cincalo Merah (Syzygium Samarangense)
E = Tofu
F = Pineapple

Like the picture number D. It is Jambu Cincalo Merah or in latin it is Syzygium Samarangense. This particular jambu has natural sweet and it is red. Not only this jambu tastes good, but it contains Vitamin A, C, calcium and lot of natural water. When you are thirsty you can just eat some of these jambu.

Also picture number B, Bengkuang, or in latin it is Pachyrhizus erosus. Bengkuang contains phosphor, sugar and calcium. Bengkuang can also be used to substitute water because it contains 80%-90% natural water.

But what I want to talk about most is the dressing of this particular salad. It is gula merah or you can say it brown sugar in English. Actually it is not really brown sugar. It is a liquid produce from flower of Sugar Palm or Gomuti Palm. Because this sugar is produced from flower of sugar palm/gomuti palm, you can say the level of sweetness is pretty natural. Imagine the natural sweet from sugarcane. It is the same thing. Even in Chinese medication, this particular sugar can be used to cure some illness along with other herbs. You can see the picture below.

How to make the dressing?

The process is pretty simple. What I have done here is I take about 300 gram of gula merah, mix it with 250 ml of water and boil it for about 20 minutes. If you like your dressing a little bit thicker, you can add less water and the boiling time a little bit longer. For me, I like it thick and I used to add some chilies and peanut as necessary. The idea is to go as natural as you can according to your taste :) It is as simple as making mayonnaise right?

Preparation

Basically, you just peel all of those fruits or if you like it with skin you can just leave as it is and then put them on a plate. As simple as it gets! But for tofu, it must be fried. I know when you hear ‘fried’ you must be thinking “well, that’s not good for our health”. Yes, I know it’s not good. But you can just do slight fry. Not deep fry. Just enough to make the outer of tofu turn yellow. That will be enough. I do not know how to say it here, but when those fried tofu dip into gula merah and you take a bite, you can feel the nature taste of gula merah right from tofu itself. Very very delicious!

You can put anything you want in this salad. You can put apple, strawberry, mango, melon, watermelon,  or any other fruits that you can easily find in your country. The idea is to be creative with your salad with your favorite fruits.

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8 Diets Everyone Should Try

Nowadays our diets are jeopardized and we end up eating a lot of junk food which ends up harming our body tremendously. So it is important for us to somehow follow a balanced diet such that we may live life to the fullest. In order to do that, we must eat healthy and plan our diet smartly.

In order to maximize nutrition from what we eat, we should make sure that certain food items are always included by us at some point of our diet and eaten as frequently as possible. Nutritionists have therefore found out 8 foods that we should eat. These foods help us avoid all kinds of diseases and help us to be healthy and remain youthful and beautiful.

These 8 foods which we should eat are Spinach, Yoghurt, Tomatoes, Carrots, Blue berries, Black Beans, Walnuts and Oats.

Spinach may be green and leafy but it is the ultimate food for a healthy person. It is a rich source of the Omega 3 acids and Folate. It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, Stroke and Osteoporosis. Furthermore spinach also helps to gain sexual enhancement. This is rich in Lutein which helps in reducing macular degeneration which is caused by old age. One should have around half cup of cooked spinach a day.

Yoghurt is rich in small micro organisms which grow inside it due the fermentation process and hence it has several probiotic qualities. It helps us to reduce the risk of cancer and greatly boosts the immune system. It is rich in calcium and proteins. One cup of yoghurt is optimal for a healthy diet.

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene and helps in avoiding several types of cancer and coronary heart diseases. 22mg of lycopene should be taken per day.

Carotenoid rich carrots help to negate several types of cancers and respiratory asthma as well as rheumatoid arthritis. This is the most easily accessible low calorie food item.

Blue Berries, also known as “brain berry” are most anti oxidant rich fruit and allows us to avoid several types of cancer along with age related memory disorders. Scientists have also concluded that the blue berry is very rich in Vitamins A and B and hence allows us to maintain very good cardio vascular health.

Black Beans are good for our heart and can improve our brain’s capacities like no other. They are rich in antioxidants like anthocyanin and other antioxidants.

Walnuts are richer in omega 3 fatty acids than salmon and have more anti inflammatory polyphenol compounds as compared to red wine along with half as much muscle building proteins as compared to chickens. A serving of seven nuts should be good as daily intake.

Lastly Oats are the most prominent health food which is available in the market and approved by the FDA, have carbohydrates but help in releasing the sugars locked by fibers. As oats provide 10 grams protein per half cup serving, they provide ample amounts of muscle building power.

Thus we now know the 8 foods that we should eat for a healthy living.

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