Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Khasiat Petai ... I loiiikeeeee.......

 (Credit from Mr.Google)
Pagi nie kita lari sket dari topik berhari raya ekk... While I'm blog hopping this morning (cheeehhh tetiba ckp omputih hehehe) ada satu blogger nie ckp pasal khasiat petai.  Wahhh impressnyer aku huahuahua sbb aku nie peminat petai gak and also jering tapi Mr. R tak berapa minat sangat so aktiviti makan petai sekali skala jerlaa sekarang nih kecuali bila balik kg memang pulun habis hehehe....
Ramai gak tak suka petai sbb bau dia yang kuat  especially after melepaskan hajat kat bilik air memang pewangi aslilaa yang tertinggal nnti.  Petai ni selalu nie sedap dimasak sambal tumis tapi aku suka kalau dimasak sambal tempoyak dengan ikan bilis wahhhhh bak kata sorang kawan aku nih kalau makan mak mentua lalu pusing-pusing depan kita pun tak nampak dah hehehe....Bagi orang negeri sembilan plak aku suka sambal tempoyak dia yang ada mcm2 daun tu dan musti tak tetinggal petai.  Makan plak ngan nasik panas wahhhh syahdunyaaaaa.... 
(Credit to Mr.Google and Catzscafe)

So nielaa khasiat yang aku jumpa (tak sempat nak translatelerr ) :

Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose.
Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial
boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai
provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder petai is
the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't
the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or
prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must
to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from
depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai
contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into
serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make
you feel happier.

PMS(premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood
glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the
blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt,
making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug
Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims

for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power : (Bagus nih)
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their
exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to
boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit
can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel
action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake,
sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the
honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and
re-hydrates your system.

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from
heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness : (Sesuai untuk keadaan aku ketika ini hehehe)
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and
avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area
with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful
at reducing swelling and irritation.

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in
Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like
chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found
the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report
concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control
our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two
hours to keep levels steady.

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of
its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten
without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity
and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control :
Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the
physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In hoiland, for
example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) :
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood
enhancer, tryptophan.

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they
contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the
body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends
oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are
stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.
These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine, " eating
petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as
much as 40%".

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a
wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart. Carefully hold the
petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When
you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the
carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and
iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in
potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to
change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A Petai a day keeps the
doctor away".

PM Dr.Aminuddin AHK Dept.of Physiology
Medical faculty of UKM Kuala Lumpur


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