Photo gallery of #healthy #dining in Singapore
So Pho Vietnamese #vegetarian fried rice ( click photo for more info)
Green dot vegetarian mixed rice combination
Soup spoonhandmade vegetarian burger
Vegetarian laksa at roxy square food court
Japanese vegetarian curry at cocoichibanya ( note only Spore branch caters for vegetarian up to hottest curry )
Udipi Indian vegetarian meal
Beetroot avocado sandwich at Cedelecafe
Indian vegetarian meal at suntec city
Paik bibim available nationwide ( tofu rice or noodle..your choice of vegetarian plus steamed eggs perhaps)
Vegetarian beef brisket noodle to choose from long list of other meals at North South east west vegetarian restaurant at Tanjong Katong
A-Roy Thai offering various option to healthy dining for vegetarian. A truly pleasant authentic Thai cuisine .
Ci Hang vegetarian cafe near Aljunied Station . Be sure to go towards the station for more economy mixed rice at a coffee shop ( corner) . A stone throw away also a corner shop with no signboard offers soon kueh ( vegetarian option) along where Yes #natural shops and restaurants are located .
Penang Assam laksa at Yi Xin vegetarian restaurant ,Chinatown
Wantan and Kwan chap noodle at Ci Ming Zhai cafe , Bedok food court
For western meal lover, Hotcakes vegetarian at fortune centre will delight you and have you mouth watering .
"It's part of the lifestyle here. You work in an office and then you retire to the farm. It's just the next stage in life," Kuroiwa says. As it turns out, it's a very long life.
A healthy diet, regular physical activity, extended work years and aggressive government intervention have helped the Nagano region produce the longest life expectancy in #Japan, which in turn is the longest in the world. That marks a remarkable turnaround for an area that, as recently as the early 1980s, had the highest rate of strokes in Japan.
Women in Nagano prefecture, an area slightly smaller than Connecticut, can expect to live an average of 87.2 years, while men can look forward to living 80.9 years, according to the latest data from Japan's Ministry of #Health, Labor and Welfare. (In comparison, life expectancy in Connecticut averages 78.6 years for men and 82.9 for women. Hawaii has the highest life expectancy in the U.S., at 78 for men and 84.7 for women.)
The lifestyle in Nagano, home of the 1998 Winter Olympics, has also produced some of the lowest per capita medical costs in Japan. That saves consumers and taxpayers millions of dollars a year.
En español l Takami Kuroiwa looks forward to weekends — not so he can relax with a little golf or TV, but to put in 12-hour days on the family farm. His regular job as a tourism manager provides a comfortable living, but raising his own fruit and vegetables is part of a lifelong routine.
Extracted from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/11/08/cracking-knuckles-harmful.aspx
By Dr. Mercola
Is it safe to crack your knuckles ? Question asked you many people. Well, your joints, including those in your knuckles, are surrounded by a membrane called the synovial membrane, which forms a capsule around the ends of your bones. Inside this membrane is synovial fluid, which acts as a lubricant and shock absorber so your bones don’t grind together when you move.
When you “crack” your knuckles, or any other joint, it expands the space between your bones, creating negative pressure that draws synovial fluid into the new gap.
This influx of synovial fluid is what causes the popping sound and feeling when you crack a knuckle.1 If you continually crack your knuckles, the synovial membrane and the surrounding ligaments will loosen, making it easier and easier for your joints to crack.
More than 20 years ago, I co-authored a paper titled “Cracking down on neck cracking,” which was published in the journal American Family Physician.2 In it, I argued that self-manipulation may lead to lax ligaments. Personally, I don’t think it’s wise to crack your joints on a regular basis, and research suggests it could have some significant repercussions.
Is Cracking Your Knuckles Associated with Arthritis?
The biggest concern most people have about cracking their knuckles is that it could lead to arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis. If you have osteoarthritis, the cartilage within your joints is progressively being damaged, and the synovial fluid is typically reduced as well.
Question: Why do people crack knuckles?
Answer: Cracked knuckles feel looser and enjoy more mobility for a while after cracking. It is also possible that as kids people realize that cracking knuckles produces a funny noise and may repeat cracking just to produce the sound. This may make some people habitual “knuckle crackers”.
Question: What causes the sound?
Answer: Joints (knuckles) are covered by a capsule (the joint capsule or synovial capsule). Within the space of this capsule the synovial fluid is contained which acts as a lubricant and also contains nutrients for the adjacent bone surfaces. A variety of gases are continuously dissolved in this fluid. When one cracks a knuckle, the stretching of the capsule lowers the pressure inside the joint and creates a vacuum which is filled by the gas previously dissolved in the synovial fluid. This creates a “bubble” which then bursts producing the characteristic “popping” or “cracking” sound. It takes a while until these gases are re-dissolved in the synovial fluid which explains why knuckles cannot be “re-cracked” immediately.
Question: Are there any side effects to cracking knuckles?
There is no evidence that cracking knuckles causes any damage such as arthritis in the joints. However, a couple of reports in the medical literature are available associating knuckle cracking with injury of the ligaments surrounding the joint or dislocation of the tendons ( attachments of muscles to bones) which improved with conservative treatment. A study found that after many years of cracking habitual knuckle crackers may have reduced grip strength compared with people not cracking their knuckles.
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