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Weekend is almost here let us travel to a neighboring state. But before traveling let us know some interesting trivia and facts. Let us learn about Arizona, the right-to-work state.
1. Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912.
2. The saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The saguaro is the largest American cactus.
3. Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the US.
4. Petrified wood is the official state fossil. Most petrified wood comes from the Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona.
5. The Palo verde is the official state tree. Its name means green stick and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May.
6. Turquoise is the official state gemstone. The blue-green stone has a somewhat waxy surface and can be found throughout the state.
7. Arizona is home of the Grand Canyon National Park and numerous other canyons such as the Walnut Canyon and Tombstone Canyon
8. The Arizona tree frog is the state official amphibian. The frog is actually between three-quarter to two inches long.
9. The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.
10. Fountain Hills, Arizona has a the tallest fountain in the world.
11. The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells.
12. Grand Canyon's Marble Canyon got its name from its thousand-foot-thick seam of marble and for its walls eroded to a polished glass finish.

 

Beware of Rodents

This incident happened recently in North Texas. A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat, which she consumed during the day. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the can of coke she drank from, not using a glass. Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and which caused her the fatal disease of Leptospirosis. Rat urine contains toxic and potential fatal carcinogens.

To protect ourselves from these chemicals, wash the upper part of all soda cans thoroughly before drinking directly from them. The cans are typically stocked in warehouses and transported straight to the shops without being cleaned.

A recent study at NYCU showed that the tops of all soda cans are more contaminated than public toilets. The can tops were full of germs and bacteria. So wash them with water before putting them to the mouth to avoid any resulting infections.

 

Yesterday we learnt about how to consume fruits and what is the best way to benefit from nature. Today let us learn about the beneficial qualities of different fruits. Here is a short list. If you wish to contribute similar tips or interesting facts e-mail editor@eknazar.com.

KIWI: The Kiwi fruit may be small but its benefits are great. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away! It has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Commonly known as the protective fruit, Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE: Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. Watermelon is also a key source of lycopene, cancer fighting oxidant, vitamin C and Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

 

How to eat fruit and achieve good health?

If you thought eating fruits was just buying, cutting and popping it into your mouth, think again. Only when the right fruit is eaten at the right time and in the right way it is beneficial to our body and promotes health. Read on to know more:

Fact 1: Fruits Should Always Be Eaten On An Empty Stomach. Eating fruit on an empty stomach helps detoxify our body and supplies a great deal of energy and promotes weight loss.

Fact 2: Fruit Is The Most Important Food. Fruits are natural and hence they are readily broken down and absorbed by the body. Processed food such as bread, rice, meat, etc takes much longer to break down and become useful to our body.

Fact 3: Eating fruit on empty stomach prevents graying of your hair, stems balding, soothes nerves, and dissolves dark circles under the eyes.

Fact 4: According to Dr. Herbert Shelton, a food researcher, all fruits become alkaline, once inside our body.

Fact 5: If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

Fact 6: If you like fruit juice, drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT the canned or processed beverages. But remember that eating whole fruit is better than drinking juice. While drinking fruit juice, do so slowly in mouthfuls and let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

Fact 7: Don't even drink juice that has been heated up or eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all.

Fact 8: One of the best ways to cleanse your body is to observe a 3-day fruit fast. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice for 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

 

Today let us know about our state, Texas. Here are 15 interesting facts about the Lone Star State.
1. Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
2. The lightning whelk is the official state shell.
3. The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
4. More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.
5. The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
6. Texas boasts the nation's largest herd of whitetail deer.
7. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
8. Texas is home to Dell and Compaq computers and central Texas is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the south.
9. Austin is considered the live music capital of the world.
10. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
11. The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.
12. Texas spans across an area of 267,339 square miles
13. Laredo, Tx is the world's largest inland port.
14. The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos, Tx on July 4, 1883.
15. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America.

 

Superbrain YOGA!!!

If you are from India you will surely know this YOGIC Posture!!! You would have at some point in your life done it as a punishment at school or at home or even as a form of worship to Lord Ganesha Ė the god of wisdom. It has been recently proven that this procedure is a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain.
This is how you perform Superbrain YOGA. Hold your right ear with your left hand and left ear with the right and perform sit ups while gently squeezing your ears. By practicing this procedure for 10-15 minutes every day one can energize brain cells and become smarter.
The explanation to this is given on http://www.superbrainyoga.org:
When the right ear lobe is gently squeezed with the left thumb and left index finger with the thumb outside, it produces the necessary energy connection. This connection causes the left brain and pituitary gland to become energized and activated.
Similarly, when the left ear lobe is gently squeezed with the right thumb and right index finger with the thumb outside, it produces the necessary energy connection, which causes the right brain and pineal gland to become energized and activated.

For energizing and activating the Left Brain and the Right Brain, the left arm must be inside, while the right arm must be outside. The correct arm position is important for energizing and activating the brain.

 

Look Up At The Sky Day
There's a famous Russian remedy appropriately called 'The Breath of Life'. This is perhaps one of the simplest remedies that we could perform. This provides ways to recharge and rejuvenate ourselves simply by standing and looking up at the sky.

Once out of doors, stretch your head gently so that you're looking up at the sky and open your mouth. Inhaling slowly only through the nose, draw in a deep breath from the air above. Swallow the air instead as you begin to slowly exhale, visualizing this pure energy infiltrating and spreading throughout your body. Then exhale and repeat two more times from the beginning.

Ivanov preached that this practice not only cleansed and strengthened the aura but could help to prevent overeating as well. In fact, he often advocated doing this short exercise prior to eating any meal.

So, let's see, you can cleanse your aura, increase a healthy circulation, move stale energies AND lose weight? This quick tip should have you walking on air, as you swallow it as well!

 

Success formulas that will definitely work!!!

The great sin -- Gossip.
The great crippler -- Fear.
The greatest mistake -- Giving up.
The most satisfying experience -- Doing your duty first.
The best action -- Keep the mind clear and judgment good.
The greatest blessing -- Good health.
The biggest fool - The man who lies to himself.
The great gamble -- Substituting hope for facts.
The most certain thing in life -- Change.
The greatest joy -- Being needed.
The cleverest man -- The one who does what he thinks is right.
The most potent force -- Positive thinking.
The greatest opportunity -- The next one.
The greatest thought -- God.
The greatest victory -- Victory over self.
The best play -- Successful work.
The greatest handicap -- Egotism.
The most expensive indulgence -- Hate.
The most dangerous man -- The liar
The most ridiculous trait -- False pride.
The greatest loss -- Loss of self confidence.
The greatest need -- Common sense.

 

Surviving A Heart Attack When Alone

Since many people are alone when they experience a cardiac arrest, it is important everyone knows these procedures on how to deal with a heart attack. If your heart is beating improperly and you begin to feel faint, remember you have only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. Here are some tips to help yourself:

You can help yourself by coughing repeatedly and vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. This allows the heart attack victim to get to a hospital.

Tell as many people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

 

Detecting a Heart Attack!

Not every heart attack symptom is going to be pain down the left arm, sometimes it could manifest in the form of intense pain in the jaw line, nausea and intense sweating. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep.

 

Stuck on the Road? Donít panic assistance is around the corner

Drivers in Texas have a distinct advantage over other states. The state DMV not only provides emergency roadside assistance, but also sends out a state trooper to ensure that everything is fine with stranded motorists.

How does one access emergency roadside assistance?
Your Texas driver's license has a phone number on the back, just above the bar code on the lower left side: 1-800-525-5555. The number is in fine print, so not many would have noticed. This number can be called for emergency assistance on the highway or wherever you might have trouble while in your car.

A service truck will be sent to you. This service is state operated, and paid for with your tax dollars. If you are ever stranded, just call the number on your driver's license...help is on the way. A state trooper will be sent to make sure all is well.

 
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