Nutritionists: Don’t Eat Apple Seeds

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Most nutritionists recommend that we should eat an apple with its skin, so we could get the benefit from its fiber. However, don’t eat apple with its seeds. Apple’s seed contains amygdalin that can be changed in our digestive organs into hydrogen cyanide. This substance is toxic. Of course if we only eat one apple, […]

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8 Tips to Consume Herbal Medicines Safely

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Traditional medicines based on medicinal plants have been known for ages and have been a part of Indonesia culture. Indonesia is well known as a country that has many medicinal plants, even it is the third country in the world that has the highest plant diversity. To increase the consumption of herbal medicine, Deputy of […]

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Phaleria Macrocarpa Can Heal Hepatitis C

Phaleria Macrocarpa, mahkota dewa

Indonesia is well known for its natural resources. And it has been proven since the ancient times by how they produced various herbal medicines from medicinal plants to cure various diseases. One of those medicinal plants is Phaleria macrocarpa (or Mahkota Dewa means crowns of gods ). If this plant is extracted by modern pharmaceutical […]

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High Cholesterol ? Fight It with Mangosteen Skin

Cholesterol is one of important parts of body membrane cells. This substance is also a precursor to synthesize bile acid. Bile acid is very important in fat emulsifying and absorption in intestine. Cholesterol also has a function as one basic ingredient to build brain, neurons, liver, kidney tissues and adrenaline glands. Cholesterol deficiency can cause […]

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Lotong Powder to Brighten Your Skin

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It is no longer a secret that Indonesian women have their own unique beauty. Each tribe in Indonesia has its own beauty secret that is passed down from generation to generation. And, this beauty secret finally comes in the form of modern cosmetic products in Indonesia. One of those beauty secrets is what Bugis tribe […]

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Apple Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Eating an Apple a day without peeling its skin can prevent high blood pressure. Canadians researchers found that Apple is a food that more effective to cure diseases than any other super foods. In fact, it is more effective than green tea or blueberry as a source of antioxidant and contains flavonoid, a compound that […]

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Health Benefits of Pomegranate

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Pomegranate or punica granatum is fruit that can grow 5 to 8 meters. Pomegranate has round shape with red seeds that contain antioxidant and nutrition to battle free radical. There are three types of pomegranates: white pomegranate, red pomegranate and purple one. There are various health benefits of pomegranate, for instance its antioxidant can help […]

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Mangosteen, a Natural Antioxidant from Indonesia

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If durian is often to be called “King of Fruits,” then mangosteen is called “Queen of Fruits”. The weird thing is this fruit is less famous than mango, durian or other tropical fruits. There must be a reason why this fruit is called Queen of Fruits. This fruit, which grows in subtropical climate, riches of […]

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These Drinks Should Not be Served Hot

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In cold weather, people normally want to drink something hot. But, apparently, not all drinks can be served hot. Especially if we want to reap the full nutrition benefits of those drinks, we should know whether those drinks can be served warm, hot, normal or cold. According to Dr. Samuel Oetoro, clinical nutritionist, brew certain […]

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