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Foods that nourish your body and mind

Food has known to heal, nourish and protect us from ailments and disease. There are a number of herbs, vegetables and fruits that have used by ancient seers to rejuvenate the mind and body. The same goodness can be found in a lot of food outlets. Instead of going for the coke and burger, fill your body with goodness from one of the hundreds of cafes, restaurants, juicers, and more in Perth. Looking for a dedicated vegan pizzeria, Paleo pub, organic grocer or cold-pressed juicer? You will find it at Green Goodness Co . Scientists have proved that there are a number of natural foods that are enough to provide relief from various common and not so common ailments.

Start with VitaminC. This little vitamin found in all citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, kiwi fruit and vegetables like peppers, broccoli, tomatoes etc. Vitamin C needed for the growth and repair of tissues in our body and because the body does not store Vitamin C in its tissues, we need to consume it on a regular basis. It builds immunity, keeps the cold in check, improves the absorption of iron and helps make collagen. Collagen binds the body by keeping the tendons, ligaments and blood vessels together.

Another power packed vitamin is vitaminE found in nuts, seeds pf sesame, pumpkin or sunflower, eggs, leafy greens like kale and spinach and more. This vitamin has to be consumed externally as the body cannot manufacture vitaminE. VitaminE is an immunity booster and protects our body from damage. It is fantastic for skin and hair. Pop 5 almonds a day and you will keep mental disorders like Dementia and Alzheimer’s away.

Carrots  contain fiber and vitamin K and also have a high carotene levels. Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. They are great cleansers as the VitaminA assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body and the fibre keeps the colon clean.

Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal. It heals the circulatory, digestive and the immune system. The health benefits of garlic  are mentioned here.

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Tips on installing a fibreglass pool in the house

With the option of fibreglasss pools, it seems easy to install one in the house. Just dig a big hole and fit in a pool yourself.
That sounds a lot easier than it actually is. In addition the choice of pools is plenty. If you are looking at classic or a modern range of fibreglass pools, Riverina Fibreglass Swimming Pools  include classic and a modern range of pools with a large choice of colours, with non-slip smooth, glossy, sparkling fibreglass finishes.
So keep in mind when fitting a pool there are a lot factors that need to be considered.

First and foremost find a reputable swimming pool installer. The swimming pool installer will be able to provide you with a drawing as well as costs that will be incurred. This will save you quite a few rude shocks and you also know what you are going in for. You may need the help of a landscape architect. Both will help you with a proper plan. Incases where the walls of the pool may go higher than the norm, the landscape architect can guide you correctly.

The first criterion is to check the slope. A flat backyard is simple when installing the fibreglass pool. However if your home is built on a slope, the pool construction project requires some degree of planning. Standard elevations that are used are 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) for retaining walls. Keep the walls under 32”. If you want to go a step further and combine functionality with aesthetics, then look for an option of a height of 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) This height allows the wall to become a seat around your pool patio. It looks great and provides the required seating and also helps in not dragging those hey chairs all the way to the pool.

Use elevations that allow for 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) retaining walls. You want to keep walls under 32” when possible. Any wall greater in height than 32” (800mm) may require a handrail for safety. If you have to install a retaining wall to protect your pool then why not make that investment functional. The height of 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) allows the wall to become a seat around your pool patio and keeps you from dragging out all those extra patio chairs for your guests. These heights also allow for the patio area to feel open.

The next thing to consider is the right drainage. All the retaining walls of the pool require a system of drainage.  Ensure that the patio slopes away from the pool and drains away from the patio edge quickly. If the patio touches the retaining wall, then you need additional drainage for the patio.

Keep these factors in mind and the pool will be installed easily and effortlessly.

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Installing an environment friendly elevator

Elevators are a major part of building construction these days. They account for up to 10 percent of building energy use. As with most construction these days, does environmental friendly also apply to elevators?

What makes an elevator green? For starters we take into account energy consumption. But besides energy consumption the building materials, the process of creation, the technology used, the amount of space taken, are all factors that are considered in when looking at the green viability of an elevator. The EasyGlide elevator from Grant Home Elevators is a cost-effective residential elevator solution. It has reduced shaft dimensions, minimal pit-depth and modest headroom, saving space and minimising construction and installation costs.

Green elevators should reduce the consumption power, but not at the cost of performance, design, safety or comfort. There are lots of moving parts in an elevator that contribute to overall efficiency: the materials, technologies, paint, flooring, lighting, and HVAC systems.

The design elements like the choice of interior paints, flooring, control panels, lighting, and HVAC systems are also factored in. the overall LEED score of an elevator decides whether it is safe to fall within the green elevator category. The quality and type interiors used affect the LEED score. Green elevators need to pass the LEED certification.

The parts used in the elevator are another component that gauges the effectiveness of green standards.  When companies add components like gearless synchronized drives, frequency converters and energy recovery systems, the energy consumed to run the elevator, reduces drastically. Elevators also come with a seldom function. This function enables energy savings of up to 86 percent in standby operation. Some elevators come with the TWIN system. This includes two cabs running independently one above the other in the same shaft. This saves space and material. A big point to factor in.

During lengthy breaks in operation, an intelligent control system deactivates all non-essential components step by step until only the external call button is still active. This reduces empty trips and waiting times to a minimum. In addition the passengers reach the destination quickly with minimum wastage.

Eco friendly elevators can be easily installed and need minimum equipment to set up. Even traditional elevators are now coming with an environmental friendly option.

Five healthy foods to order at work

Modified foods, chemical and synthetic stuff in food, adulteration of food, seem to be the buzzword these days. It is a small wonder that food no longer looks like food. intact most stores devote a separate section to health food, making one wonder what the food in the rest of the section is about? Junk? Toxins?

It is good to speak healthy but where is the time to whip up a good nutritious meal. With most meals eaten on the run, there is just enough time to grab something and survive on it. Well, there are options for the ones who really want to do something about decent food.

If you are running out in the morning and do not have the time to sit down and eat breakfast, do yourself a favour. Grab a banana. The banana is a powerhouse of healthy minerals and vitamins, plus it gives you the much needed energy to survive till you get the first real meal of the day. Skip the coffee and save it for the afternoon. It’s not going to do much for you first thing in the morning. on the other hand it will take away your reserve of energy.

When you start to feel the beginning of hunger, just order a sandwich – wholemeal what else along with a freshly pressed glass of juice. Home Office Catering is available in most places.

Remember that the juice is important. Try to stick to a vegetable juice as it is not a good idea to combine fruits with a grain meal. You derive no benefit with this combination. The vegetable juice is packed with vitamins and minerals and if it is cold pressed there is absolutely no loss of nutrients. Take this as a daily dose of medicine. The benefits will be many. The vegetables take care of most of the daily requirement and give you a good antioxidant boost. With enough antioxidants you will be able to get through the crucial morning hours and arrive not too hungry for lunch.

Find a local caterer who is providing food made fresh. It is worth the spend as the money is not going down the drain. Not only it will improve your physical condition, but also your mind and personal skills. It takes a little time to look around and plan and you will find good health is not expensive nor does it take too much effort.