Petai (Parkia speciosa)





Do you like to eat Petai? Also known as stink bean. Parkia speciosa (petai, twisted cluster bean, yongchaak) according to Wikipedia.

Little did you know ...... after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way again!

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.


Depression:
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.


Anaemia:
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 :
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.


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


Hangovers:
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.


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


Morning Sickness :
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.


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


Overweight:
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.


Ulcers:
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 temperature.


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


Smoking:
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.


Stress:
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.


Strokes:
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%".


Warts:
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".

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Planning a wedding?

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Planning that wedding? Getting cold feet? Having second thoughts? As the dreaded day draws closer, maybe you're beginning to feel you're getting more that you bargained for. An interfering mother-in-law laying down the law. Your partner not fully understanding your needs. Now you're beginning to wonder what the heck you ever saw in him/her.

Then there's the hassle of all those preparations for the big day, trying to please everybody when you're really pleasing nobody, especially yourself. And the day will probably end up in a big booze-up with everybody drunk, saying rude things to one another and fighting.

As Mae West said, marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.

There's only one solution. why don't you do just what the sign says, run like hell, flee while you can. It's never too late.

Great discounts at Hotel Reservations

I'm going to let you in on a little secret that I've found. You can now book your accommodations through Hotel Reservations and get an amazing discount hotel rates up to 70% off. It is a great piece of news for all travelers. They had the best selection of destination search for many countries and states for your dream holiday. Take a break from your stressful work load and head for a holiday today the perfect way to relax and unwind from your normally hectic lifestyle. If you have not known yet, hotel reservation.com also offers the best rates for motel, resorts, vacation rental, vacation package and do check out the $100 rebate offer. They’re all in for surprises!

Ahbeng's free drink

Ahbeng walks in to a bar after a hard day work to release stress. At the corner table, he saw a guy all by himself looking very sad. Ahbeng walks over to the table and talked to him. While talking to the guy, ahbeng took his drink and drank it.

Ahbeng looks at the guy and says "Got a problem with that?

The guy says "You know what? I've been having the worst day you can think of. In the morning my wife told me that she is leaving me, than I got fired at my job, then I discover that my car got stolen, and now when I try to kill myself you drink my god-damned poison!

Ahbeng: tui lor!

Diet Patch

It is a woman's dream to have a beautiful slim body. Often, many of them have been keeping a good diet and some did it the wrong way by consuming little foods or just fruits. The food or drink whose recipe has been altered in some way makes part of the body less healthy. There are many other methods which you can loose weight for instance taking the weight loss pills or applying the hoodia diet patch. It is a natural appetite suppressant and effective 24 hours a day. Most of all, it is no side effects. Try it out today!

What happening?

It was super jam yesterday evening. I don't know what is happening. I called up my friend (macha) if he is having another round of protest on the street. When I passed by Jalan Hang Tuah yesterday, I saw a black maria ("roti truck") full of macha(s). The traffic polices was directing our cars to move aside and let these roti truck passed by us. I think they are being taken to Pudu Jail for lock up.

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The other day, I saw another bunch of peoples protesting on the street. It was calling to Boycott Maybank! Maciam-maciam case ada. Maraysia Boleh!!!!!!

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Espresso or Cappuccino?

Coffee is widely consumed as a stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds which is commonly called beans. You can now enjoy a cup of well blend espresso or cappuccino with just a push of a button. There are many well known brand espresso machines in the market namely Capresso, Rancilio, La Pavoni, Pasquini, Saeco and the list goes on. I’ve already bought one at home and the aroma of coffee is just irresistible. I’m enjoying every cup of it. When I’m watching football on television, my wife will sure make a cup of cappuccino for me which followed by home made cookies and cakes.

Excellent Las Vegas Hotel Rates

Have you heard of i4vegas.com before? They provides up to date detailed hotel accommodation information, view hotel photographs and also compare prices of different hotel in Vegas of your choice. What unique about this website is that they have streamline of many hotels in Vegas to help you find the best rates when you needed it most. I’m sure that most peoples who have visited this awesome website are delighted booked their hotel accommodation here instead of going through the general travel agencies.

Thoughts to Ponder

Question 1:

If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had eight kids already, (three of whom were deaf, two of whom were blind, and one who was mentally retarded), and she had syphilis; would you recommend that she have an abortion?


Question 2:

It is time to elect a new world leader, and your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:

Candidate A:
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks eight to ten martinis a day.

Candidate B:
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college, and drinks a quart of whisky every evening.

Candidate C:
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extramarital affairs.

Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Furniture for my new house

Having got all the necessary lighting for my new house, next on my list is to get the best furniture and fittings for my living room, bedroom and dining room. My pen pal from the States has been using this furniture for many years and he strongly recommended me to get it from modernlinefurniture.com because all the products offered by them are of high quality and they produce very innovative designs. I’m very interested and would like to place my orders for the contemporary furniture because at the moment they are selling at a discounted price. If you are interested, login in to their website and get some furniture for your home too!

Birthday gift for my uncle

Uncle John birthday is coming soon. I would like to buy him something for his up coming birthday party I’m attending. I overheard from my aunty that John has been eyeing that Patek Philippe watch for quite sometime. I would like to give him a big surprise by buying that watch for him. I’m sure this would be the perfect birthday gift for him.

What to do while in meeting!

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Stand up and act indignant. Demand that the boss tell you the 'real' reason this meeting has been called.

Spill coffee on the conference table. Produce a little paper boat and sail it down the table.

During a meeting, each time the boss makes an important point, (or at least one he/she seems to consider important), make a little noise like you are building up to an orgasm.

Stay behind as everyone else, including the boss, leaves. Thank them for coming.

Give a broad wink to someone else at the table. In time, wink at everyone. Sometimes shake your head just a little, as if to indicate that the speaker is slightly crazy and everybody knows it.

Arrange to have a poorly-dressed young woman with an infant quietly enter the meeting, stare directly at the (male) speaker for a while, burst into tears, then leave the room.

Bring a hand puppet, preferably an animal. Ask it to clarify difficult points.

When there is a call for questions, lean back in your chair, prop your feet up on the table, smile contentedly, and say, "Well, here's the way I see it, J.B..." (or any other impressive-sounding initials that are not actually your boss's.)

Complain loudly that your neighbour won't stop touching you. Demand that the boss make him/her stop doing it.

Bring a small mountain of computer printouts to the meeting. If possible, include some old-fashioned fanfold paper for dramatic effect. Every time the speaker makes a point, pretend to check it in one of the printouts. Pretend to find substantiating evidence there. Nod vigorously, and say "uh-huh, uh-huh!"

Hercules Hooks

If you intent to hang your mirror, wedding photos, arts and other picture frame on the wall, I strongly recommend you to use the hercules hooks. It works out fine in our new home. It is very easy to use. Just a simply twist, push and turn and it is fully secured into the wall leaving only a pin sized hole. Those were the days where people use nails and hammered it into the wall leaving a big size hole and cracked wall. It is really out dated and looked awful. Start using Hercules hooks today for a change.

Business performance management

My partner and I have been in business for about 2 years now. It is about time to upgrade our computer system to a higher level. We believed that the business performance management is the right solution for our business in bringing in more accuracy, reliability, consistency throughout our planning, consolidation and allocation process. With this awesome business process manager working so well in our computer system, my partner and I are able to ease off more workload so that we can concentrate in bringing in more new projects. My partner and I are glad that streamlining and optimizing the overall system so that there will be no wasteful cost incurred.

AhHuat & AhSeng goes camping

AhHuat and AhSeng were out camping one night. After pitching the tent and rolling out the sleeping bags, they decide to turn in. In the middle of the night, AhHuat violently shakes AhSeng awake. AhSeng!! AhSeng!! he says... "look at the sky and tell me what you see."

AhSeng says, I see dark sky and stars

"Yes, and what does that tell you? AhHuat asked

AhSeng takes a big breath "Astronomically speaking, it means that we are insignificant among the spectrum of the universe, phycologically speaking that we are only creating a dent in the infinant mystery of life, and theologically speaking that God rules all things. How about you, sir?"

"What it tells me," he says, "is that someone has stolen our tent.

Curiosity

One day, Pisang walking past an asylum, and can hear all the inmates inside screaming at the top of their lungs, “Thirteen! Thirteen! Thirteen!!!”. He peeks through a hole in the fence to see what all the commotion is about, and a finger suddenly pops out and jabs him in the eye. He yells in pain, and the inmates all start gleefully shouting, “Fourteen! Fourteen! Fourteen!!!”.

Book your accommodation at hotel.com

I got to know Fasbagas who is Spanish from a forum. We have been chatting online for about six months now. He told me that he will be visiting and celebrating this coming Christmas in the United States. This is his first visit to the States. He asked me if I know any place where he could find the right hotel at the best price in several States he wishes to visit.

I suggested to him to try login to hotel.com. He can view this website in Spanish or in English. I told him that he could also book amazing room rates in several Hoteles as they called it in Spanish. He could also do a search on the destination he plan to visit and also look out for their special travel deals for instance Deals of the Day, Red Hot Deals and Last Minutes Deals among other. I suggested to him to book online to confirm his accommodation. I wish him happy holidays!

Robbing a sperm bank

AhKow runs into a sperm donation clinic with a ski mask and a gun in his hand and points it at the women attending the front desk.

"sir this is sperm bank we don't carry a lot of money" says the woman nervously

"yea i know grab a few vile's of sperm!" yells AhKow
the woman grabs 3 and comes back

"open one and drink it!" the man yells

the woman does so fearing fearing for her life
after which the man yells "now drink another one!"
after drinking the second the man has her drink the final one

after which the woman asks "sir why are you making me do this?"

the man pulls off his mask and says "see hunnie its not that bad!"

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Student credit cards

I remembered during my college days I used to pay my goods and services by way of credit. I'm a person who does not like to carry a lot of cash in my wallet being fear of getting rob or missing wallet. I'm sure you are too. If you are a student studying abroad, I would suggest you to apply for Student Credit Cards just at the safe side. Many of us use to carry more than one credit card in our wallet. I would recommend that you make full payment for all your purchases. Let us not forget that when you sign on credit, make sure you pay up in full when the statement come. If not, interest will be charged on the outstanding amount thus the longer you delay your payment the higher interest you have to pay.

Make it a point that credit card companies are getting tougher with applicant because many have defaulted in their payments. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be listed as bad credit or blacklisted. I'm sure you don't want that, right?

There are so many credit card providers for you to choose from at this website. Choosing a credit card is vitally important and I can see that there are no annual fees imposed if you apply for one. However, most of the banks offer zero percent balance transfer and some do charge. In their bid to retain customers, many credit card companies have their own marketing plan, strategy or incentives. There are cash back or rewards schemes to choose from. Reward schemes usually offer points that can be redeemed against goods from selected outlets.

Rugby with love!!

Who said rugby is a game for only big macho brutes of men who like nothing better to do than beat the living daylights out of each other? Yes it has variously been described as:

1) - An awesome game requiring teamwork, fitness and copious amounts of hatred for your fellow humanity.

2) - A fast, skilled, team-oriented game combining the tactical complexity and physical brutality of American football (only without the padding).

3) - The only sport where 15 guys are sent out to beat the shit out of the other 15 guys. Team with the least concussions wins.


But sometimes it has its gentler moments too, when men get in touch with their feelings and display a more tender side. Like in the picture above, which we call 'Rugby Love'. Wakakaka!!!


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Fiber optic cables

Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending light through an optical fiber. The light forms an electromagnetic carrier wave that is modulated to carry information. Fiber-optic communication systems have revolutionized the telecommunications industry and played a major role in the advent of the Information Age. Because of its advantages over electrical transmission, the use of fiber optic cables has largely replaced copper wire communications in core networks in the developed world. Many telecommunications companies prefer to use fiber optic cables to transit telephone signals, Internet connections and cable television signals because it is faster, safer and reliable and cost saving in the long run.

Saja Only lah

A little boy was watching a handyman at work on the upper story of a house. Suddenly the man drops a hammer, and comes down the ladder to retrieve it. The little boy calls out, "My daddy would have two hammers so he wouldn't have to come the ladder when he dropped one."

The handyman says, "Yeah, that's great, kid", and climbs back up the ladder and returns to work. Within a few minutes, he drops his screwdriver, and comes back down the ladder. The little boy calls out again, "My daddy would have two screwdrivers so he wouldn't have to come the ladder when he dropped one."

The handyman mutters something and returns up the ladder. A few minutes later, the man realizes he has to go to the bathroom. Unfortunately, he has no way into the house, so he climbs down the ladder and goes behind a bush.

When he's finishing up, he notices that the little boy has followed him. "I suppose your daddy has two of these too?" he asked.


"Nope," says the little boy, "but my daddy's is twice as big!"

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Many peoples are now living comfortably in luxury homes. I would say it is on the rise and counting. Some of them bought luxury homes for their vacation or for their retirement age. I would like to have a comfortable home when I retire. GMAC offers lot of beautiful luxury homes. Wouldn’t you want to have such a home when you retire? If you are, give a call to their experienced luxury real estate agents and I’m sure they’ll be pleased to help you find a suitable luxury home for you.

 
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