Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Health Benefits Of Tang Oh Vegetable or Garland Chrysanthemum

A Plant With Many Names

Garland chrysanthemum has many names. Botanically, it is known as Chrysanthemum coronarium or Leucanthemum coronarium. In Western countries, people simply refer to it as chrysanthemum greens, crown daisy, choy suey greens or edible chrysanthemum. In Japan, this versatile vegetable is known as shungiki or kikuna, while the Chinese know it by the name tong hao. In Korea, it is known as sukgat. The natives of the Crete island in Greece call it mantilida.

What is Garland Chrysanthemum?

Garland chrysanthemum – which is known as Shingiku in Japan, Choy Suey Green in old Chinatown, Tong Hao in China, and Crown Daisy in England – is a healthy, edible plant native to East Asia. It is rich in chlorogenic acid (a type of hydroxycinnamic acid), carotene, flavonoids, vitamins and potassium, and can offer a multitude of health benefits. Some of the beneficial effects associated with eating garland chrysanthemum leaves include weight loss, antioxidant protection, a reduced risk of lung cancer, as well as protection against cardiovascular problems, kidney stones, cellulitebloating and bone loss.
Garland Chrysanthemum has a slightly mustardy flavor and a crispy texture, and it is used broadly in Korean, Cantonese and Japanese cuisines where it is often used to flavor soups, stews, hot pots (such as sukiyaki and nabeomono), stir-fries and casserole dishes. On Crete, the largest Greek island, the tender shoots of Mantilida, a variety of garland chrysanthemum, are commonly eaten raw or steamed. If you are planning to add this healthy green leafy vegetbale to your diet, make sure you don't overcook it; this helps maximize the health benefits of this highly nutritious vegetable and keep its delicate structure intact.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Short Movie - Gong Shou Dao (GSD) or Guard And Defence

Jack Ma's Short Film Gong Shou Dao - Jack Ma Vs All Kung Fu Masters Fight Full Length.

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, is the main actor in this new short film, Gong Shou Dao (GSD). Gong Shou Dao is derived from and influenced by Taiji, Kung Fu, and Martial Arts. The meaning represented in Chinese characters roughly translate into “Martial Art” that is based on “Guard and Defense”.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Joke - The World Strongest Man

World’s Strongest Man Competition 2013 was held in Zhengzhou, Henan province. Host, Xiaoyan followed a few competitors to Zhongmu County to experience the harvesting of watermelons where the competitors easily hauled up the watermelon baskets weighing up to over 50 kg, attracting a crowd of villagers at the field. At that moment, a middle aged female farmer came forth and picked up the baskets and walked off, saying “This is nothing, we do this all the time”. The competitors were stunned by the sight. 

Look at their expressions !



Thursday, 13 July 2017


    Thursday, 1 June 2017

    Health Benefits Of Plums And Prunes

    Plums and prunes are impressively high in nutrients. They contain over 15 different vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants.
    Here is an overview of the nutrition profiles of plums and prunes.


    Plums are relatively low in calories, but contain a fair amount of important vitamins and minerals. One plum contains the following nutrients (1):
    • Calories: 30
    • Carbs: 8 grams
    • Fiber: 1 gram
    • Sugars: 7 grams
    • Vitamin A: 5% of the RDI
    • Vitamin C: 10% of the RDI
    • Vitamin K: 5% of the RDI
    • Potassium: 3% of the RDI
    • Copper: 2% of the RDI
    • Manganese: 2% of the RDI
    Additionally, one plum provides a small amount of B vitamins, phosphorus and magnesium (1).


    Prunes are higher in calories than plums. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of prunes contains the following (2):
    • Calories: 67
    • Carbs: 18 grams
    • Fiber: 2 grams
    • Sugars: 11 grams
    • Vitamin A: 4% of the RDI
    • Vitamin K: 21% of the RDI
    • Vitamin B2: 3% of the RDI
    • Vitamin B3: 3% of the RDI
    • Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
    • Potassium: 6% of the RDI
    • Copper: 4% of the RDI
    • Manganese: 4% of the RDI
    • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
    • Phosphorus: 2% of the RDI
    Overall, the vitamin and mineral content of one serving of plums and prunes differs slightly. Prunes contain more vitamin K than plums and are somewhat higher in B vitamins and minerals.

    In addition, prunes are higher in calories, fiber and carbs than fresh plums.

    Summary: The vitamin and mineral content of plums and prunes differs slightly, but both are packed with nutrients. Additionally, prunes contain more calories, fiber and carbs than fresh plums.

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    Thursday, 18 May 2017

    Vitamin B Complex - Important For Pregnancy

    B vitamins support our body in converting food (carbohydrates) into energy (glucose). It is important for the expectant mother to include all the B vitamins, known as B complex vitamins, in her diet, as they are water-soluble and are not stored by the body. These vitamins help the mother to get adequate nutrition and support the baby’s growth and development. Momjunction tells you the importance and requirement of all these eight B vitamins.

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    Saturday, 13 May 2017

    How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon

    A 2 minute video on tips to choose the perfect watermelon

    Watermelons And Health Benefits

    # Watermelons are an excellent source of several vitamins: 
    vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health and is an antioxidant. vitamin C, which helps strengthen immunity, heal wounds, prevent cell damage, promote healthy teeth and gums and vitamin B6, which helps brain function and helps convert protein to energy.

    # Watermelon has the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight heart disease and several types of cancer — prostate cancer in particular.

    # A great source of potassium, which helps muscle and nerve function, helps maintain the body’s proper electrolyte and acid-base balance, and helps lower the risk of high blood pressure.

    Watermelon is a very healthy fruit but should be eaten in moderation.