Friday, September 25, 2020

Turmeric super antioxidant

March 6, 2011 by  
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Turmeric is one of my favorite superfoods and may be the strongest antioxidant found yet. It is a natural cancer fighter, liver detox, and anti-inflamatory. I take 250 mg daily, make sure you find one that is made with organic plants. check your local vitamin shop or local health food store.

Almonds

January 23, 2010 by  
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Snack on a small handful of Almonds, contains 160 calories and is a good source of protein and fiber, vitamin E and magnesium. Almonds is a great source of calcium and iron, plus a variety of antioxidants which may prevent cancer cell growth and reducing bad cholesterol.

Resveratrol slows down aging

December 6, 2009 by  
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Imagine taking a magic pill to slow down aging, well that what these scientist believe is possible by taking large doses of Resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of red grapes and concentrated in red wine. The discovery sounds very promising, but I say why not just eat plenty of red grapes and a glass of wine once a day.

Brown Rice

September 15, 2009 by  
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If you’re like me then you probably ate plenty of rice growing up and chances are it wasn’t whole grain brown rice. I really can’t remember ever having it… I mean I think I would remember but what I do remember is plenty of white rice and yellow rice. Briceoth are process from natural brown rice, but once the rice has been process it loses almost all of its precious nutrition value.

Brown rice is known for its high fiber content. which helps keep digested track running well. Brown rice has been proving to lower cholesterol and prevent many different cancers, including heart disease.

Researches discovered in animal experiments that eating brown rice reduced learning and memory deficits cause by a protein considered to be one of the leading causes of Alzheimer’s dementia. So if you want to keep you mind sharp I would try my best to make the switch from white rice to brown. I must admit the taste was something to get use to,  but after a few servings I now enjoy it more than that starchy white rice.

BlueBerries

August 16, 2009 by  
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BlueBerries

BlueBerries

Good evening fitness friends. How was your weekend? I hope it was spent doing the thing you love to do with those you love. Now as for me, I was keeping myself  busy cleaning my apartment, but I did have time to get in two good workouts, but after I was done and back home preparing my green protein smoothie. I notice I was missing one crucial ingredient. I’m sure by reading the post title you already know which one.

Blueberries!! This powerful antioxidant was highly sorted after by the Native Americans, who believed Blueberries had magical powers sent down from the gods and renamed Starberries. The magic berries was use during times of famine to feed the children. And Blueberry juice became an important drink for civil war soldiers to protect them from scurvy.

Blueberries or Wildberries are rich in phytochemicals, like anthocyanins. Which creates the pigment that makes blue berries blue, and ellagic acid a natural compound that may inhibit tumor growth.

Chia Seed

July 29, 2009 by  
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chiaHey there! its been a few days since my last post, but I’m back with a new super food for all my blog readers. Do you remember Chia pet? You know, sprinkle some water on a sheep statue and watch it grow overnight into a little green furry plant. Well I found out that those little seeds are more magical then just quick plant growth.

Chia has been in use for at least 3,000 years. Located in central America it was a favorite of the Aztec warriors, who would consume the seeds right before battle or a long run for its endurance capabilities. Chia is the richest and only unprocessed whole food source of Omega 3. I also found out that it is a complete protein with a soluble fiber that forms a gel that slows sugar absorption in your blood stream. Chia aids in digesting by removing toxin and eliminating waste.

Oranges

July 12, 2009 by  
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EU12_SOU0136_MHey its sunny and Sunday, I think a nice juicy Florida Orange goes with this beautiful weather we’ve been having. well let me give you the 411 on the powerful nutrients contain in this citrus fruit.

Oranges are a excellent source of potassium, which is a mineral that’s important for heart health. Vitamin C runs abundantly through this delicious fruit. Providing one hundred thirty percent of the recommended daily value per orange.  The B vitamin folate that helps prevent birth defects and heart ailments is another natural benefits of eating a fresh orange daily.  Loaded with antioxidants you can’t go wrong

Did you know that fibers found in the white layer of the skin, can slow down you appetite and hunger levels for up to four hours. So run out and pick up some oranges, add this popular fruit to your arsenal of health benefiting foods.

Basil

July 9, 2009 by  
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Basil is an herb belonging to the mint family, Lamiaceae.  The name is of Greek origin an means “royalty”.  Basil comes in many different varieties, different in shape, size, and color.  Large-leaf   Italian sweet, tiny-leaf bush, Thai, lemon, and African blue are the most common cooking varieties.

Why Eat Basil?

Basil is rich in rosmarinic and caffeic acid, which are phenolic compounds with strong antioxidant properties.  Other phytochemicals in basil include orientin and vicerin, flavonoids that protect cells from damage; volatile oils, such as camphor and 1,8-cineole, that have antibacterial properties; and carotenoids such as beta-carotene.

ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES:  Oil of basil has demonstrated strong antibacterial traits, even with antibiotic-resistant types.  It has been found particularly effective in killing harmful bacteria found in produce.  Next time you order a salad out, ask for lots of basil.

Fresh Basil leaf

Fresh Basil leaf

spinach

July 8, 2009 by  
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Fresh Raw Spinach

Fresh Raw Spinach

Popeye had good reason to be downing cans of spinach, but it wasn’t until I became obsess with nutrition that I discover the life changing benefits.  Spinach belongs to the same family as beets and chard.  There are three main types of spinach including smooth leaf, savoy, and semi-savoy.  All are delicious and rich in nutrients.

Spinach is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin K.  It is a rich source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese.  It is also rich in folate, a water-souluble B vitamin which is important for good cognitive function.  Spinach is especially high in vitamin A and related compounds such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein, carotenoids that act as protection for the eye.  Spinach is one of the richest sources of lutein, containing nearly 30,000 micrograms per cup of frozen spinach.  Spinach is also rich in glycolipids, powerful phytochemicals known to have cancer cell growth suppression and antiproliferation qualities.