Friday, July 10, 2009

Alzheimer Improver

Align CenterCoffee is recently being promoted very heavily by advertisers here and there in Malaysia. One of the slogans which they like to use very frequently nowadays is emphasizing that inside the coffee beans, there are a lot of antioxidants which could delay aging process.

True, antioxidants can be found in a large percentage, but only in pure coffee beans with high quality. Of course, you will be benefited from the coffee if you're taking coffee with good qualities. Furthermore, a recent study even encouraged more people to consume coffee for extra benefits.

As we all know, coffee, besides having antioxidants in it, it also contain large amount of caffeine. Caffeine is being regarded as a type of Alzheimer improver in the mentioned study.

Researchers from Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (FADRC), joined by fellow colleagues from US and Japan, had carried out a spectacular research on the effects of caffeine in Alzheimer's Disease sufferers. What is more, this piece of precious study is about to be published in the July issue of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Dr. Huntington Potter from FADRC claimed that the study which they did can be regarded as one of the most successful Alzheimer-linked research being done in the history of science. The researchers found that, Alzheimer's Disease mice which were used in the study showed signs of beta-amyloid (a type of protein) accumulation in the blood. This type of protein is said to cause memory impairment.

After the study was carried out by dividing 55 transgenic mice (genetically-altered to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease) into 2 different groups, where one group was given 500mg caffeine (equivalent to 5 cups of coffee) per day, while the other group was given non-caffeine edible materials; mice which consumed caffeine did better in memory tests which are fixed by the researchers, while the mice from the other group continued to do poorly in the tests. If more robust trials could be done in human in the near future, the outcome and benefits could be enormous.

Although this proves to be very beneficial to humankind scientifically, but if we look into it in a different perspective, caffeine is also one of the main causal factors where it could trigger hypertension as well as behaving maliciously toward pregnant ladies. But by consuming GT&F Products, without doubt, it contains no side effects (scientifically proven that it can be consumed for 350 times more than regular dosage) or whatsoever, in contrast, its abilities in improving Alzheimer's Disease seems to be crucial too! This study proves that the trivalent chromium in our products can definitely bring improvements as far as Alzheimer's Disease is concerned.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Note For Pregnant Ladies

Many people, particularly future mothers are worrying about their weights and body shapes, especially after they gave birth to their precious ones. Have you ever wonder how and why Angelina Jolie, after giving birth, could keep her weight and body back into her desired shape much quicker than you could imagine?

Don't be curious about the weight of stars like Angelina Jolie, they certainly have their star treatments for them to keep their shapes up. Especially if you are a mother-in-the-making; we believe, almost everyone who is from your tribe is very desperate and hoping to get back into shapes like how they used to be. What new mothers normally do once after giving birth is try their best to adapt to those so-called best diets in order to lose their unwanted weights.

But please hold your horses, German Institute for Quality & Efficiency has just announced that reducing weight desperately after giving birth proves to be a wrong method in proper weight management for new mothers.

Early attempts in losing weight right after giving birth, is said to have negative impacts in breastfeeding. If the infant is breastfed, as we all know, the infants would very possibly becoming an individual who has great intelligence and achieving greater success in the near future. The reason? Mother's milk contains various essential nutrients which we might not be able to absorb from other kind of foods, like the nutrients in our great GT&F Products.

Thus, do not worry about weight which does not goes down in a short period. In the contrary, try to put it in a positive way. In fact, temporary weight gaining for ladies who has endured the pregnancy stage appears to be important as the body of the mother has to nourish the baby.

Researchers indicate that a time frame of about 3 to 6 months is usually the normal period of time for mothers to lose the weight they gained during pregnancy. In addition, research also shows that merely following a balanced and nutritious diet, with or without exercises could be sufficient for once-pregnant ladies for weight losing after giving birth.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

OPP - Nutrition Care For Patient with Hypertension

The theme for World Hypertension Day 2009 that initiated by World Hypertension League, was entitled “Salt and High Blood Pressure: Two Silent Killers. Get Informed, Live Long”. This strengthened the positive relationship between salt and high blood pressure in killing humankind silently. To your knowledge, a multi-cultural country like Malaysia is a potpourri of exotic cuisines. As a result, we as Malaysians are exposed to various kind of foods that are high in salt or sodium content. For instance, all kind of fast foods, salted fish, soy sauce, instant noodles, salted nuts, stock cubes, cheese, pickles and other processed foods. Let’s take a minute to ask yourselves about these few questions.

Did you know that sodium or salt is the major factor putting up blood pressure? Did you know that high blood pressure or hypertension is the global silent killer in humankind? How much do you know about this chronic disease? Although people are more health-conscious now, but there are still many individuals are taking pride in the foods and delicacies without any awareness of the bad consequences. However, I believe this is still timely as we need to consider the link between sodium and hypertension, and ways to control it.

Our very honorable nutritionist, Mr Heng had delivered a talk on a topic which entitled “Nutrition Care for Patient with Hypertension” on 6th July 2009 (Monday). He first clarified some scientific terms which relates to hypertension, and these terms seemed to be the ones which are always misused by people nowadays. In addition, he also explained to the facts and causes of hypertension to the audiences, followed by the ways of controlling hypertension. He mentioned that if we consume too much sodium, this will render a condition where the osmosis process, vitality of red blood cells in our body distorted, thus opens doors for the development of all kinds of complications in our body, such as kidney diseases, diabetes and strokes.

Bananas, a food which contains significant amount of potassium, are highly recommended by doctors for patients whose potassium content is low with suitable per serving size. Before he ended his talk, he stressed again that control of sodium intake is only one of the many methods in hypertension management. Furthermore, we should always remember to exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, refrain from smoking, and last but not least, go for regular medical checkups. All audiences are greatly benefited after listening to the talk.

GTF Worldwide Sdn Bhd had developed a new marketing strategies plan recently. In order to further enhance the understanding of their members for this new plan, Mr Hugo Lim, the crown manager of the company had been very considerate and delivered a talk on this new marketing plan with the purpose to clarify others on how to utilize this strategic plan to gain more profits out of it. Lastly, the night ended with a motivation song by all the audiences.

For your information, please come and join us for the next event on 13th July 2009 (Monday), 8-10pm. A speech entitled "GTF – Nutrition Care for Patient with Kidney Disease" will be delivered by Mr. Kayvi Ang, followed by a motivational course by Mr. Tan.

Life is about striking a balance. We should all enjoy our food without compromising our health.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Vegetarians Vs Meat Eaters

Ever since the vegetarians emerged in this sophisticated society, many meat eaters have been criticizing the vegetarians about the foods they consume. Many meat eaters, particularly condemned that the vegetarian foods do not supply sufficient nutrients, thus probably causes the breakdown of body system.

But as the time passes by, many scientific evidences show that vegetarians could actually assimilate the needed nutrients from certain foods which are consumable, just by choosing the right foods; a fact which is undeniable.

Right now, another study has reassured the firm status of vegetarian benefits; that, in some ways, vegetarians are indeed better than meat eaters as far as health is concerned.

British Journal of Cancer recently shows a prospective study which links between vegetarians, meat-eaters and cancer. In this study, among over 61,000 participants (over 32,000 were meat-eaters, 8,500 were non meat-eaters who consume fish and over 20,000 were vegetarians) who took part, some 3,350 individuals from them were diagnosed with cancer (after a 12.2 years of follow up). Of course, this study is independent of other lifestyle behaviors with the likes of smoking and alcohol intake.

Among those cancer sufferers, study shows that some 2,000 individuals were meat-eaters, some 300 were non meat-eaters who consume fish, and around 800 were vegetarians. This result could basically and obviously telling us that meat-eaters emerges as the category of consumers who appear to have higher risk in encountering cancer.

However, in this study, it only shows that the only obvious differences was in cancer which concerns with blood, such as leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Further studies are required to determine any further complication (cancer) which relates to edible foods and our health.

Thus, this piece of news also reveals that by eating fish and prohibits any other types of meat (particularly red meats) seems to be another good way in preventing cancerous complications. In addition, by consuming GT&F products can also boost our immune system and allow it to perform at its peak.

The result? No worries everyday, cancer goes away!