Sunday, April 21, 2019

What are Spring Flowers in Our Neighborhood?

Green shrubs

Many kinds of flowers in our neighborhood in this spring. I recognized only few, some of them are following:
1.Shrubs
2. Marigold
3. Magbolia
4. Azelea

I have seen many shrubs around neighborhoods, two dominants are green and yellow shrubs. We have green ones in our backyard.

Marigold

Due to colorful flowers, Marigold is attractive for me during late spring, summer and fall. Landscape looks beautiful

It is said that Marigolds die in the late fall. If they have left seed, then the flowers grow back in the spring.

If we never have marigolds or killed by extreme low temperature in our yards, the flowers are easy to grow and not that expensive.

Magnolia

Magnolia is easy to see in my neighborhood, since the tree is quite taller than other flower plants.

When magnolia blooming, it is a sign of spring for me. The flower bloom in spring to summer, February to June every year

The white flower is fragrance, I smell like tart lemon and citrus honey. This flower to be symbol of Louisiana and Mississippi states.

Look like yellow shrubs

The “yellow” shrub looks like “dying,” actually not, in my opinion. The color not really “yellow,” seem little bit brown (light cream).

White Azalea

Azalea has three dominant colors, they are red, pink and white. I love the white one. The flower is blooming in short period only, no more than 4 weeks during spring season.

What kind of flowers grow in your neighborhood this spring and summer?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

What are Tempe Health Benefits? - Health and Medicine 7

Sliced of Tempe

Tempe or Tempeh is fermented cooked soybean, one of Indonesia traditional foods. It is believed Tempe has many health benefits, some of them are:

1. Help to reduce cholesterol
2. Maintain blood sugar
3. Improve bone health
4. Reduce heart diseases risk
5. Improve metabolism

Tempe sold in the USA market

Since Tempe contains niacin, omega 3 and 6, and polyunsaturated fat thus able to lower heart diseases risk include heart attacks.

Vitamin B-12 in Tempe has function relate to red blood cell in our body, it is believe that the vitamin could improve metabolism of red blood and essential for production of red blood.

Tempe contains isoflavones which one of it functions to lower cholesterol levels in our blood. The study showed that Tempe is better than animal resources to manage cholesterol levels.

Manganese in Tempe could be able to manage blood sugar in the body, and thus fight diabetes. Mangan ese is compound to stimulate process called gluconeogenesis. The process is important to maintain blood sugar in normal level.

Tempe could improve bone healt due to calcium in its. Calcium with other mineral and vitamin prevent the bone (include tetth) from fracture and weak.

Have you seen Tempe sold in the market or Whole Foods market?

We Need to Share the Road with Biker - Health and Medicine 16

Fig 01- The sign of share the road We walk routinely every day, usually in the morning (before 9.00 AM) from Monday to Saturday if not...