Thought of the day 20#

Decisions, decisions and decisions, we rule our entire life by those strings. Sometimes I just stay and think, I just meditate about the present period but don’t usually think about future. Quotes say to live in the moment and enjoy the present, but what if sometimes hurried choices contour your life in future?… .

Things are meant to happen in time, one by one, step by step just to be felt and lived in  entire proportion. Patience should be the thing which enlightens our way, always and forever. It’s just sad that reality teaches us this fact, later, when it hurts the most.

We are young, we live and we love. Rules are not respected all the time and are there just for presence, and to be over-passed. When we are young we are free and do almost whatever we want, we go savage and live life to the fullest.

The heart is so fragile and easy to be broken, that we don’t even realize when that happens. It’s all laughs and happiness until left alone in solitude, and your heart just starts skipping a beat. Tic-tac, all the time on the watch of life, but time is always cruel.

We want to make a difference, to be someone, to be independent and fully responsible of our facts and decisions. We want to own the situation and be 100% proud of our development and courage that we have given proof in life, building huge castles of sand.

But castles of sand no matter how huge, they will always collapse at the strongest wave. And those situations you owned in past make no difference in the now situations, the ex future. Young souls are supposed to get crushed, turn into sand and after that be a part of something beautiful and huge again.

That is our life’s trace usually, get up and be awesome, fall back in our knees again, turn into flat sand, and rise again. The heart might get lost sometimes, but we should always use our brains just to get in the fact, accept the reality and move on.

William Shakespeare once written: I must be cruel, only to be kind. One should always be tough with a personal self, just to improve and become better in time.

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Reclame

Vinerea cea tacuta/The quiet friday (Quote of the day 18#)

Imi place sa privesc cerul. Si uneori sa tac. Sa stau in monotonia gandirii ascultand sentimentele cele mai ascunse si emotii mult prea traite.

Prea multa vorbarie uneori este in zadar, obosesti la un moment dat. Asadar, prefer sa stau, sa ascult, sa interpretez, sa las persoanele din jurul meu sa se exprime. Si cele mai sociabile persoane au nevoie uneori de o pauza, de tacere.

Ma pierd in multime, alaturi de oameni necunoscuti si curiosi, cu priviri iscoditoare si critice. Atitudinea pastrata este aceeasi mereu, pasiva si indiferenta. De ce mi-ar pasa ce gandesc persoane pe care nici macar nu le cunosc?… .

Firicele de vant subtiri gadila pielea si transmit fiori reci in corp. Haina de iarna apasa adanc pe corp si ghetele grele incetinesc pasii. Dar afara este inca frig si februarie, si sufletul vrea sa se ascunda dupa un anotimp rece, jucandu-se cu o realitate fragila. Oboseala este omniprezenta si sufletul incarcat.

Dupa nori fumurii si grei, pare a se ivi si soarele cu dinti, domnind precum un rege maiestos si puternic. Ciori negre incoltesc cerul in semn primejdios cu sunete morbide si reci, intr-un peisaj de iarna tarzie.

English version

I like to look at the sky. And sometimes keep quiet. To Stay in the monotony of thinking, listening to the most hidden feelings and emotions way too lived.

Too much talk sometimes is in vain, you get tired at some point. So I prefer to stand, listen, interpret, let the people around me express themselves. And the most sociable people sometimes need a break, to enjoy the silence.

I lose myself in the crowd, with strange and curious people with curious and critical looks. Attained attitude is always the same, passive and indifferent. Why would I care what people think if I do not even know them?

The thin wind gadgets the skin and transmit cold creeps into the body. Winter clothes press deep on the body and heavy boots slow down the steps. But outside is still cold and February, and the soul wants to hide behind a cold season, playing with a fragile reality. Fatigue is omnipresent and the soul loaded.

After the smoky and heavy clouds, it appears the cold sun, reigning like a majestic and mighty king. Black crows embody the sky in a dangerous sign with morbid and cold sounds, in a late winter landscape.

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Remedies for muscle fever

Muscle fever is felt by the body in the form of a strong pain and a high tonus in the muscle you have trained. Whether it’s caused by intense workout or due to the effort made during the day, muscle fever occurs only 24 hours after the effort.

There are three types of muscle in our body: the muscles of the heart, the smooth muscles (from the blood vessels) and the skeletal or striated muscles attached to the bones. Muscle fever affects only skeletal muscles.

                                                     Ways to fight muscular fever

1. Vitamin C – acts as an anti-inflammatory on the areas of the body that have been subjected to the effort;

2. Cold showers – helps to better blood circulation and better vascularization of the inflamed area, helping to repair muscle fiber;

3. Rest after exercise – Give muscle fibers rest and time to repair and heal properly. Avoid stretches or exercises until the muscle pains disappear;

4. Sleep for 8-10 hours – The body recovers during the night, during which time the hormones that trigger the repair of muscle tissue are triggered. A sleep that takes less than eight hours reduces the hormonal response, leading to a slower and lasting recovery.

5. Easy Exercises – Stretching exercises are recommended in muscle fever;

6. Massage muscles – to improve blood circulation and relax. Friction your muscles with your hands or an electric massage machine;

7. Drink plenty of water – to avoid dehydration;

8. Apply ice to the affected muscles – This helps to reduce delayed muscle aches, and if the muscle has stretched for a moment, the ice helps to reduce the inflammation.

9. Pain Relief – If pains persist after physical training, you can take an analgesic such as ibuprofen or even aspirin, which helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

10. A balanced diet – It is advisable to add protein to the diet throughout the day. Proteins are important because they help rebuild muscle fiber and speed up recovery. Recommended foods are: chicken, fish, turkey, soybeans and egg whites, as these are the most concentrated sources of protein, being sources of iron and zinc. Proteins of plant origin are also recommended: tofu, beans, lentils and quinoa.

                      A drop of motivation to overcome the painful muscular fever

Pera Novacovici said: „If it does not hurt, you do not grow. Diamonds are born under pressure. Coal is subjected to very high pressure for a very long time. Thus, a diamond is born. Muscle fever occurs when muscle microfibres are broken after physical effort. Then, during rest, the muscles heal and grow if they get the protein and the other necessary substances. Without that rupture there would be no muscle growth. So, just as on the physical plane, there is no increase without pain, neither psychologically, painlessly there is no increase.

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Remedii pentru febra musculara

Febra musculara este resimtita de catre organism sub forma unei dureri puternice si a unui tonus ridicat la nivelul unui muschi pe care l-ai antrenat. Fie ca este provocata in urma unui antrenament intens sau este datorata efortului depus in timpul zilei, febra musculara apare abia la 24 de ore dupa efort.

In corpul nostru sunt trei tipuri de muschi: muschiul cardiac, muschii netezi (de la nivelul vaselor de sange) si muschii scheletici sau striati, atasati oaselor. Febra musculara afecteaza numai muschii scheletici.

Modalitati de a combate febra musculara

1. Vitamina C – actioneaza ca un antiinflamator asupra zonelor corpului care au fost supuse efortului;

2. Dusurile reci – ajuta la o mai buna circulatie a sangelui si o mai buna vascularizare a zonei inflamate, ajutand la repararea fibrei musculare;

3. Odihna dupa efort – Oferiti fibrelor musculare repaus si timp pentru a se repara si vindeca corespunzator. Evitati intinderile sau exercitiile pana in momentul cand dispar durerile musculare;

4. Dormiti cate 8-10 ore – Organismul se reface pe timpul nopții, timp in care se declanseaza hormoni ce semnalează repararea tesutului muscular. Un somn ce durează mai puțin de opt ore scade raspunsul hormonal, conducand la o recuperare mai inceata si de durata.

5. Exercitii usoare – In febra musculara sunt recomandate exercitiile de stretching (intindere);

6. Masați mușchii – pentru a imbunatati circulatia sangvina si pentru a-i relaxa. Frictionați muschii cu mainile sau cu un aparat electric de masaj;

7. Beti apa din belsug –  pentru a evita deshidratarea;

8. Aplicati gheata pe mușchii afectati – Acest lucru ajuta la reducerea durerilor musculare intarziate, si daca muschiul a suferit o intindere pe moment, gheata ajuta la scaderea inflamatiei.

9. Calmant pentru dureriIn cazul in care persista dureri foarte mari după antrenamentul fizic, puteti lua un analgezic precum ibuprofenul sau chiar aspirina, care ajuta la reducerea inflamatiei si ameliorarea durerii.

10. O alimentatie echilibrata – Este indicat pe tot parcursul zilei sa adaugi in dieta proteine. Proteinele sunt importante deoarece ajuta la reconstruirea fibrei musculare si grabesc recuperarea. Alimentele recomandate sunt: carnea de pui, peste, curcan, soia si albusuri de ou, deoarece acestea sunt sursele cele mai concentrate de proteine, fiind surse de fier si zinc. De asemenea sunt recomandate si proteinele de origine vegetala: tofu, fasole, linte şi quinoa.

Un strop de motivatie pentru a depasi febra musculara dureroasa

Pera Novacovici spunea: „Daca nu te doare, nu cresti. Diamantele se nasc sub presiune. Carbunele este supus la presiune foarte mare pentru un timp foarte indelungat. Astfel, ia nastere un diamant. Febra musculara apare atunci cand microfibra musculară este rupta in urma efortului fizic. Apoi, in timpul de repaus, musculatura se vindeca si creste daca primeste proteina si celalalte substante necesare. Fara acea ruptura nu ar exista crestere musculara. Asadar, la fel cum in plan fizic, fara durere nu exista crestere, nici in plan psihologic, fara durere nu există crestere.

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Crenvurstii – alimente de proasta calitate daunatoare organismului uman

Priveam in aceasta seara o stire pe canalul de televiziune Pro Tv, care informa populatia cu privire la continutul crenvurstilor. Asadar, m-am hotarat ca in aceasta seara sa va povestesc cate ceva despre aceste minunate produse alimentare de origine animala.

Ce sunt crenvurstii?

Conform Wikipedia, Crenvurștii (din germană Krenwurst, in care Kren = hrean, regionalism din Austria si Bavaria; Wurst = carnat) sunt un preparat culinar din carne, invelit intr-o folie protectoare cilindrică. Produs alimentar in forma de carnacior, obtinut din carne de vita si slanina tocate fin, introduse in intestine de oaie sau in material plastic si adesea prinse in pereche.

Care sunt, de fapt ingredientele care stau la baza crenvurstilor?

Crenvurstii sunt alcatuiti dintr-o pasta. Pasta de crenvursti are la baza ei: grasime, carne dezosata mecanic, sorici, tendoane si proteine de slaba calitate. De obicei, crenvurstii sunt ambalati in membrane artificiale, daunatoare organismului uman in urma ingerarii.

Grasimea existenta in crenvursti este nesaturata si foarte daunatoare pentru sanatate, urcand nivelul colesterolului in organism.

Carnea dezosata sau separata mecanic este un produs din carne obtinut prin macinarea la presiune a carnii, de obicei de pui, trecut printr-o sita pentru a separa osul de partile comestibile de tesut.

De fapt, carnea dezosata mecanic este un „piure” ce  include oasele, maduva osoasa, pielea, nervii, vasele de sange si resturile de carne ramase pe oase. In unitatile mari de productie, se utilizeaza „carnea” ramasa in utilaj de la prepararea altor produse alimentare.

Un mic video despre cum se fabrica crenvurstii:

Istoricul carnii dezosate mecanic

Dupa al doilea razboi mondial a urmat cresterea rapida si continua a cererii de hrana, in mare parte a cererii de preparate culinare pe baza de carne. In acest mod s-a dezvoltat zootehnia intensiva, comertul cu carne, alimentatia publica, la scara din ce in ce mai mare.

Incepand cu anii 1960, produsele secundare / subprodusele, mai apoi chiar resturile din industria carnii au inceput sa fie folosite tot mai des in variante comercializabile, intai ca produse pentru animale de companie si de casa, apoi in variante destinate consumului uman.

MDM = carnea obtinuta prin separarea mecanica de pe oase, exclusiv cea de pe oasele capului si extremitatile membrelor sub articulatia carpiana (copita fata) si tarsiana (copita spate), iar in cazul porcinelor, si de pe vertebrele coccigiene (coada); carne de pasare separata mecanic este pasta cu granulatie fina obținuta prin separarea mecanica a carnii de pe oasele carcasei de pasare, exclusiv pielea gatului, ghearele, capetele si organele. Organele excluse, aproape toate, se vând ca sortiment separat.

In Regulamentul Comunității Europene nr. 853/2004 (Anexa 1, p. 1.14), carnea separata mecanic – CSM este produsul obtinut prin indepartarea carnii de pe oasele acoperite de carne după dezosare sau de pe carcasele de pasari, prin mijloace mecanice care determina distrugerea sau modificarea structurii fibroase a muschilor.

Completarea privind efectele separarii mecanice, referitoare la degradarea structurii fibroase a muschilor a fost adaugata dupa introducerea unor tehnologii care provoaca aceste efecte resturilor de carne colectate de pe oase, iar aceste efecte au avut ca urmare numeroase probleme de igiena alimentara, care au afectat mulți consumatori, au generat litigii, dezbateri si initiative publice.

In jargonul specialistilor carnea dezosata mecanic are chiar denumirea de „mazga“ sau „noroi“: „noroi alb – white slim. engl.“ (cand e vorba de carne de pasare) ori „noroi roz – pink slim, engl.“ (cand e vorba de carne rosie, de la specii patrupede).

Membrana artificiala este realizata din alginat de sodiu, celuloza, guma de guar, lactat de calciu, clorura de calciu, colagen de vita si coloranti. Nu este recomandat sa consumam membrana artificiala de pe crenvursti deoarece poate conduce la sufocare si grave probleme digestive.

Pe langa aceste ingrediente, crenvurstii mai contin si o serie de E-uri nocive:

  • Nitrit de Sodiu (E250) – emulgator utilizat pentru prepararea numeroaselor produse din carne si confera culoare si aspect placut. In stomac, in prezenta proteinelor, nitritii formeaza nitrozamine, substante cangerigene. De asemenea, Nitritul de Sodiu actioneaza asupra hemoglobinei, distrugand-o. Hemoglobina copiilor, in comparatie cu hemoglobina adultilor este mult mai sensibila fata de nitriti, motiv pentru care copiii nu ar trebui sa consume produse continand acest aditiv. 
  • Trifosfati (E451) – saruri utilizate ca stabilizatori si emulgatori, permitand uleiurilor sa se amestece cu apa si sarea, astfel permitand injectarea produselor alimentare precum crenvurstii.
  • Polifosfati (E452) – saruri utilizate ca sechestranti si substante tampon. In produsele alimentare produc prelungirea termenului de valabilitate, si in cantitati mari pot produce tulburari metabolice. Acest aditiv este interzis cu desavarsire din alimentatia sugarilor si a copiilor mici!
  • Caragenan (E407) – Aditiv alimentar cu roluri de: emulgator, stabilizator, agent de ingrosare, de umplere si de aglomerare.Caragenanul afecteaza grav sistemul digestiv producand ulcer, cancer de colon si inflamarea mucoaselor intestinale. Are actiune anticoagulanta si este toxic pentru rinichi si ficat.
  • Monoglutamat de Sodiu (E621) – Acest aditiv este foarte folosit ca potentiator de aroma in diverse alimente si condimente. Glutamatul de sodiu este cancerigen, confera dependenta, produce obezitate si afecteaza anumite functii ale creierului.
    Cele mai intalnite efecte ale glutamatului de sodiu sunt durerile de cap, amortirea membrelor, inrosirea fetei, contractiile musculare, agravarea astmului si oboseala.
  • Sare – Crenvurstii contin 2 % sare. Doar un crenvursti de 35 g contine 0.6 g sare, ceea ce inseamna 1/10 din cantitatea de sare recomandata zilnic pentru un adult.

La momentul de fata, cei mai ieftini crenvursti de pe piata sunt cei mai nocivi pentru sanatate. Legislatia din Romania este foarte permisiva la momentul de fata, existand pe piata crenvursti fara carne, fie ea si dezosata mecanic.

Crenvurstii sunt nocivi atat pentru sanatatea noastra ca adulti, dar in mod special, pentru copii. Ingredientele si aditivii prezenti in aceste produse alimentare pun in pericol sanatatea si procesul de crestere a micutilor, fapt recunoscut si de medici.

Asadar, cel mai indicat este sa ne facem noi acasa proprii crenvursti din ingrediente sanatoase si naturale, inlocuind aditivii si conservantii cu condimente atent alese.

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21 Unusual Uses for Coca-Cola

In the previous article, I was telling you about how harmful Coca-Cola is to health and how important it is to regulate consumption by no means at all. In this article we will describe some unusual uses for Coca-Cola and the reason why we should not drink such a drink so often.

1.Coca-Cola to clean the toilet

Instructions: Pour Coca-Cola along the toilet bowl, covering all remaining dirt stains. Let it sit for at least one hour, while the Coca-Cola acids will dissolve the stains. Finally, use a toilet to clean the toilet bowl, then pull the water.

2. Coca-Cola for cleaning milk stains on clothes

Instructions: Pour Coca-Cola on milk stains present on your clothes and let stand for about 5 minutes. Wash the clothes as usual.

3. Coca-Cola for cleaning blood stains on clothes

Instructions: Pour Coca-Cola on the blood stain on your clothes and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Wash the clothes as usual.

4. Coca-Cola to clean glasses

Instructions: Pour Coca-Cola over glasses, then rinse thoroughly with water, and dry the glasses well before using them again.

5. Coca-Cola to remove rust

Instructions: Coca-Cola is recommended for removal of nails and screws. Usually, a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola is used which is then applied to the affected products; but sponge or aluminum foil can also be used.

6. Coca-Cola for cleaning oil stains

Machine oil stains can be easily removed using Coca-Cola drink. Let your stains soak in Coca-Cola and then wash with water.

7. Coca-Cola for cleaning pans and trays

Instructions: Leave the pancakes to soak in Coca-Cola then rinse.

8. Coca-Cola to remove the smell of skunk

Instructions: Pour two 2.5-liter Coca-Cola bottles into a bucket and, thoroughly, wash the „impregnated” areas. Clean with plenty of water.

9. Coca-Cola – the cheapest and best way to get rid of mices

Instructions: Place your Coca-Cola in a bowl where you have mice. Mice will love the taste of Coca-Cola, they will drink the juice and are unable to remove all the gas present in this drink, they will die.

10. Coca-Cola soothes jellyfish bite

If you have been stung by a jellyfish, the quickest and most cure remedy is Coca-Cola! All you have to do is apply the beverage over the affected area and enjoy alleviating pain.

11. Coca-Cola – the best fertilizer for azaleas and gardenias

When taking care of azaleas or gardenias with Coca-Cola, it will increase the acidity in the soil, which will improve plant performance. Also, Coca-Cola sugar cares microorganisms in the soil, increasing organic matter.

12. Coca-Cola to prevent an asthma attack

If an asthma attack faces the occurrence and you are not prepared with the medication to you, Coca-Cola can help. Caffeine present in two doses of Coca-Cola can prevent the occurrence of an asthma attack.

13. Coca-Cola for attenuation of nausea and indigestion

Instructions: Open a bottle of Coca-Cola and do not put the cap on it. When the juice is no longer acid, take one teaspoon of juice once in an hour. Also, acid-free Coca-Cola heals the symptoms of indigestion.

14. Coca-Cola for a Hiccup

Nobody loves hiccups! To get rid of the hiccup, all you have to do is make your gargle with cold Coca-Cola.

15. Coca Cola – the secret ingredient for delicious steaks

Coca-Cola can be used as an extra ingredient in roast sauce, along with tomato sauce. Mix and add over fresh chicken. Also, Coca-Cola can be poured into the bakon steak, just pour above while cooking. Sugars present in Coca-Cola will caramelize the steak and bakon will be moist and delicious, adding a great flavor.

16. Add new special effects to photos with Coca-Cola

To get the „Antique” effect of the photos, all you have to do is soak a Coca-Cola napkin and press it gently on the photo, letting it dry afterwards.

17. Remove the gum from hair with Coca-Cola

All you have to do is soften the hair with gum in a small bowl with Coca-Cola and wait for a few minutes. You will soon notice that the gum will fall off the hair without the help of a scissor.

18. Unfreeze your windshield with Coca-Cola

Pour Coca-Cola on the windscreen and wait a few moments. The ice will be soaked in a short time and will be easier to clean.

19. Coca-Cola to clean the car’s engine

Coca-Cola has long been used for this purpose, eliminating the corrosion spots on the battery. Even the distributors of the famous Coca-Cola brand clean the car’s engine with this drink!

20. Use Coca-Cola Diet to remove unwanted dye from your hair

In unwanted situations, you have dyed your hair and you do not like the look you can easily give up with the help of Coca-Cola Diet! All you have to do is soak your hair in Coca-Cola Diet and wait for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.

21. Coca-Cola for New-Coins

For collector coins, this is an important trick. Leave your old coins in Coca-Cola for a few hours and then rinse them with water. They will look like they were made yesterday!

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