Antioxidants in Fruit

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Fresh fruits are some of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. The top ten list is at right, taken from the USDA data base on the ORAC value of fruits. We included here only whole fruit, not dried fruits or juices. These measures are by weight and it becomes difficult to compare dried and fresh fruit: a raisin will have a higher value by weight than its grape counterpart because the raisin has had its water removed. Juices are difficult too if you do not account for water differences.

There are berries that would be on this top ten list, notably acai berry, but we do not have data for fresh, whole acai berry.

We should also note that processed fruit does contain antioxidants. Fresh is always best but frozen, cooked, powdered, and dried fruit will contribute to an antioxidant-rich diet.

 

 

Catalog of Fruit Antioxidants

Colours of health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORANGE
Carotenoids are the powerful phytochemical in orange foods, and they are what give the foods their color. Carotenoids repair DNA and help prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as strengthening our vision. These orange foods also give us the right amount of vitamin A, which keeps our eyes and skin healthy, and protects against infections. They are also known to boost the immune system. Some of these also cross over with the health benefits of the yellow foods also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE/PURPLE/INDIGO

The blue, purple and indigo foods are great for their anti-aging properties. These foods have tons of antioxidants, which are called anthocyanins and phenolics. They help improve circulation and prevent blood clots, so they are great for the heart and can help prevent heart disease. They are also known to help memory function and urinary tract health and to reduce free radical damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED
The phytochemicals in red foods are carotenoids and anthocyanins. One of the most abundant carotenoid is lycopene. Lycopene helps reduce damage from free radicals in your body and it also prevents heart disease, cancer, prostrate problems, and reduces the skin damage from the sun. These red foods help memory function, urinary tract health, and makes your heart healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW
Yellow foods are high in antioxidants like vitamin C. Vitamin C keeps our teeth and gums healthy, helps to heal cuts, improves the mucus membranes (like when we have colds), helps to absorb iron, prevents inflammation, improves circulation, and therefore prevents heart disease. Some of the darker ones also cross over with the health benefits of orange foods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN
Green fruits & vegetables have the phytochemicals sulforaphane and indoles, which both prevent cancer. They are also good for the circulatory system and have good vitamin B and minerals. Green vegetables also help with vision, and with maintaining strong bones and teeth. Some of the yellower green vegetables have carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin that help to prevent cataracts and eye disease, as well as osteoporosis.

WHITE
The strong phytochemical in these whitish/greenish vegetables is called allicin, and it is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral chemical. Some white foods prevent cancer and heart disease, and lower cholesterol levels. Celery is often dubbed as a useless vegetable because it has no calories, but it does have minerals like good sodium that help keep the joints healthy. Also, the selenium in mushrooms is healthy as well. This group helps maintain low cholesterol levels in your body as well as a healthy heart.
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7 Detox Smoothies With Added Health Benefits

Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruits and veggies daily intake.  It makes a delicious quick breakfast, a nice refreshing snack, a wonderful healthy dessert or a super post-training drink.  Not only the flavor combinations are infinite, you can prepare different recipes to benefit from specific health components from its ingredients.  One other great thing about smoothies is that to the opposite of simple juices, it keeps all the natural fiber, which help cleansing the digestive tract.  The powerful detox foods that go into it help your liver to detox naturally, and they can help you stay healthy and look great.

Flat Tummy

Rich in digestion supporting ingredients, this smoothie will help prevent bloating and digestive stress that can sabotage your tummy flattening efforts.

  • 3/4 c. papaya
  • 3/4c. sliced peaches
  • 1/2 pear, sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Water to thin

Skin Saver

Antioxidants in berries are known to help to fight wrinkles and other skin ageing signs.  Berries are also a great way to control blood sugar that can sabotage your complexion.  This smoothie also contains Omega 3, to fight inflammation, as well as vitamins E and C, both renown to help the skin.

  • 3/4 c blueberries
  • 3/4 c pitted cherries
  • 5   strawberries
  • 1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tsp wheat germ (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed
  • Water, to thin

Peanut Butter Energy Booster

This protein-rich and minerals-filled smoothie will give you long-lasting energy.  Cinnamon will help to control your blood sugar so your energy level won’t crash too quickly.

  • 1 big banana
  • 1 scoop of natural hemp protein powder
  • 2 tsp of natural peanut butter
  • 1 handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • Water, to thin

Bone Lover

This vitamin-rich green smoothie contains calcium, magnesium and other bone building minerals to keep your bone strong and healthy.

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 handful of Swiss chard leaves, stems removed
  • 1 handful of kale leaves
  • 1 tsp of green Matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup of homemade almond milk

Immune System Booster

Rich in vitamin A, C and zinc, this smoothie can increase the production of white blood cells and antibodies to get your body ready to resist this season’s infections.

  • 1/2 c. mango cubes
  • 1/2 c. cantaloupe cubes
  • 1/2 c. fresh pineapple cubes
  • 1/4 c. chopped pumpkin seeds
  • Water, to thin

Natural Skin Tanner

Studies have proven that a beta-carotene rich diet can make your complexion glow, and that particular skin tone is usually considered healthier than a regular skin tan. This smoothie can help you get that healthy glow without risking your skin lying under the sun.

  • 1/2 cup of cantaloupe cubes
  • 1/2 cup of papaya
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup of carrot juice (or water)
  • 1 small knob of fresh ginger

Antioxidant Power

Feel the power of this detox foods-rich smoothie.  Very rich in antioxidants, this smoothie will help to support your liver to detox naturally and help your body stay healthy and young longer.

  • 1/3 cup of blueberries
  • 1/3 cup of raspberries
  • 1/3 cup of pomegranate kernels
  • 1/4 cup of beet juice (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • Water to thin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOP 10 HEALING SPICES & HERBS

 

Turmeric -This golden spice, used in almost every meal in India is very valuable. “It is a very powerful healer. It prevents growth of cancer cells and thus can prevent cancer,” says Mumbai-based nutritionist Naini Setalvad. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduces swelling caused due to pain. “It also said to prevent alzhiemers and said to reduce severity of pain caused due to arthritis,” says Mumbai-based nutritionist Maithili Pashtekar. This spice also acts as an antioxidant that helps lower cholesterol.

Cinnamon
Often used in coffees and other desserts, cinnamon is said to have the ability to reduce blood sugar levels. “This spice contains antioxidants that help lowering levels of bad cholesterol,” says Naini. More good news for women- including this spice in your diet will also ensure less painful cycles.

Ginger
Good ol’ ginger candy has always been an instant cure to motion sickness or has curbed a feeling of nausea. The spice does more than that. “It improves your digestive process and prevents stomach disorders like flatulence,” says Naini. It is also said to regularize blood flow, thus maintaining your blood pressure.

Basil
Holy basil or tulsi is said to be a great de-stressor as it “reduces levels of serotonin,” Maithili says. Try a tea made of basil leaves and ginger for relief from indigestion, headaches and fever. Chewing on leaves of basil could also reduce symptoms of bronchitis and asthma.

Garlic
This condiment lowers your chances of getting cancer. Other than that, according to Naini, “it helps in lowering bad cholesterol and keeping your blood pressure in control.” It also has anti viral properties and helps in clearing your sinuses. “It helps to digest iron and protein,” says Maithili. Garlic is also a powerful antioxidant that protects your body against damage from free radicals.

Cumin
Cumin powder in water with salt and lemon is probably the best way to curb a diarrhoea attack. “It also acts as a blood purifier and is an excellent remedy for stomach cramps,” says Naini. Due to its cooling properties, it is added to most drinks and juices during summer.

Mustard
Mustard seeds is said to curb the growth of cancer cells. “it also has anti inflammatory properties and is said to restore normal sleeping patterns in women with symptoms of menopause,” says Maithili. It also reduces severity of asthma and lowers high blood pressure.

Saffron
Saffron is a powerful antioxidant too. “It is said to be an anti-depressant and can cure bladder, liver and kidney disorders,” says Naini. A li’l saffron in your tea can relieve you of a cold too. Saffron also has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. Rubbing saffron on sore gums can provides relief.

Cardamom
Known as elaichi, this spice is also effective in curing stomach cramps. It is also said to cure other stomach disorders like flatulence and acidity. “It also improves your circulation to your lungs, Maithili says. Boil water and add mint leaves and cardamom to it and have it to cure hiccups, suggests Naini.

Mint
Mint or pudina is known to ease symptoms of the irritable bowel syndrome. It is also known to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Mint oil when rubbed on your forehead soothes headaches too. Mint paste while applied on pimples and acne can cure it.
By: Sumitra Nair

 

Bee Pollen

“Long lives are attained by bee pollen users, it is one of the original treasure-houses of nutrition and medicine. Each grain contains every important substance that is necessary to life.” ~ Dr Naum Petrovich Joirich, chief scientist at the Soviet Academy in Vladivostok (1975)
Sounds very promising doesn’t it!
Bee Pollen has long been noted as nutrition for longevity. It is said to be the richest source of vitamins found in nature in a single food. It is an alkaline food and may have one of the highest contents in rutin than any other food which can assist in strengthening the capillaries, making it an important addition for a healthy circulatory system therefore, an excellent heart food. This can also aid in improving skin tone.
Bee Pollen’s abundant properties contain:
Minerals: Calcium, phosphorus, potassium iron, copper, iodine, zinc, sulphur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, boron, silica, titanium.
Vitamins:
Provitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C, D, E, H, K, P, Folic Acid, Choline, Inositol, Rutin
and Amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, enzymes and coenzymes, fats.

So vast are Bee Pollen’s benefits, it has caused me to include it’s benefits in several of my books www.authenticdiscovery.com.au
Caution: May not be suitable for those suffering allergies – please check with your Medical Adviser as pollens/allergies can prove fatal.

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Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

The general guidelines for the anti-aging diet are: keep your calorie consumption and saturated fat intake down; eat plenty of wholegrain, fresh fruits and vegetables; and cut down on salt and sugar. In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific foods that have a roll in anti-aging and that you should regularly include in your diet.

1. Avocado:
This fruit, which is usually eaten as a vegetable, is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce level of a bad type of cholesterol in body. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging (vitamin E may also help alleviate menopausal hot flushes). It is rich in potassium which helps prevent fluid retention and high blood pressure.

2. Ginger:
This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory systems, which can be useful for older people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.

3. Cruciferous vegetables:
The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. Cruciferous vegetables assist the body in its fight against toxins and cancer. You should try to consume at least 115g/40z(of any one or a combination) of these vegetables on a daily basis. If possible, eat them row or very lightly cooked so that the important enzymes remain intact.

4. Whole meal pasta and rice:
Complex carbohydrates provide a consistent supply of energy throughout the day and should make up the bulk of your diet. Wholemeal pasta is an excellent complex carbohydrate. It is high in fibre and contains twice the amount of iron as normal pasta. Brown rice is another recommended complex carbohydrate, which is high in fibre and B vitamins.

5. Soya:
Menopausal women might find that soya helps to maintain oestrogen levels. Soya may alleviate menopausal hot flush and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and heart disease. Look out for fermented soya products, which are more easily digested, therefore more nutritional, and do not generally cause food intolerances. You may want to check that soya products have not been genetically modified. Soya should not be confused with soya sauce, which is full of salt and should be used sparingly, if at all.

6. Garlic:
Eating a clove of garlic a day (row or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease. The cardioprotective effects of garlic are well recorded. One 1994 study in Iowa, USA, of 41,837 women between the age of 55 and 69 suggested that women who ate a clove of garlic at least once a week were 50 percent less likely to develop colon cancer. Another study at Tasgore Medical college in India suggested that garlic reduced cholesterol levels and assisted blood thinning more effectively than aspirin, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.

7. Nuts:
Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, particularly walnuts and brazi nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Adding nuts to your diet (sprinkle them on salads and desserts) can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune systems, improve your skin help control prevent cancer. Nuts may also help control cholesterol levels. Never eat rancid nuts, however, as they have been linked to a high incidence of free radicals.

8. Berries:
All black and blue berries such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and black grapes contain phytochemicals known as flavonoids-powerful antioxidants which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.

9. Water:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day in order to remain healthy. Water helps us to get rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials from your body.
Don’t rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age. Drink often and choose from nutritious liquids, including 100% fruit and vegetable juices, skim or low fat milk, broths, sparkling water, and teas. You can also get fluids from foods, especially those that are liquid at room temperature. Try gelatin, frozen yogurt, soups, watermelon, pickles, oranges, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

10. Watermelon:
Both the flesh and seeds of the watermelon are nutritious so try blending them together in a food processor and drinking as a juice. The flesh contain vitamin A, B and C ; the seeds contain selenium, essential fats, zinc and vitamin E, all of which help against free radical damage and aging.

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By Love’s Rainbow Universe

 

(ViataVerdeViu) Exista anumite “alimente puternice” pline de antioxidanti care dau forta, protejeaza si ne pregatescantiimbatranirepentru o viata mai lunga si mai sanatoasa, atat exterioara, cat si launtrica.

Exista sapte alimente de top cu puternice proprietati antiimbatranire care sunt facute sa ne imbunatateasca sanatatea si aspectul, in acelasi timp incurajand longevitatea. Ele ar trebui adaugate la arsenalul vostru de instrumente zilnice care promoveaza sanatatea cu scopul de a va mentine aspectul si tonusul fara ca sa conteze cati ani ati strans la centura.

Verdeturi cu frunze si legume crucifere

Auzim intotdeauna expertii in sanatate naturista si pe nutritionisti facand reclama la verdeturile cu frunze cat mai verzi (verde inchis) – si pe buna dreptate. Aceste plante  impresionante, pline de substante nutritive contin acid folic, calciu si alte substante nutritive care sprijina sanatatea oaselor, protejeaza impotriva declinului cerebral si ajuta la prevenirea problemelor oculare datorate varstei inaintate. Si mai semnificativ, aceste verdeturi se mandresc cu puternice proprietati anticancerigene.

Dietele cu multe crucifere precum brocoli ajuta si la reducerea riscului de pierdere a memoriei. Cruciferele si verdeturile precum kale, sfecla mangold, calota cu frunze a sfeclei rosii si spanacul sunt niste adaugiri delicioase la diversele feluri de mancare, inclusiv cele gatite la wok, prajite in tigaie, salatele, tocanele si supele. Dar cel mai bun mod de a le consuma pentru a beneficia in totalitate de calitatile lor este in starea lor cruda, naturala. Nu uitati ca orice procesare, chiar si termica, reduce considerabil cantitatea si calitatea nutrientilor.

Castravetii

Atotprezenti in salatele noastre de cand ne stim, castravetii au efecte foarte puternice antiimbatranire, fiind recunoscuti pentru efectele benefice asupra sanatatii articulatiilor, pielii, ficatului si rinichilor. Sunt de asemenea plini de magneziu si potasiu  in forma ionica si vitamina C, care ii confera un puternic efect alcalinizant in cadrul corporal. In plus, castravetii sunt deosebit de bogati in fluide care hidrateaza pielea, articulatiile si tesuturile.  Citi mai multe despre proprietatile antiimbatranire ale castravetilor in materialul : Efectele antiimbatranire ale castravetilor

Caisele

Aceste mici fructe asemeni piersicilor ar putea parea fragile, dar contin un puternic pachet de nutrienti antiimbatranire. Exteriorul de un portocaliu stralucitor al caiselor provine de la carotenoizi, antioxidanti puternici care ajuta la prevenirea bolilor de inima, reduc colesterolul rau si protejeaza impotriva cancerului. Corpurile noastre convertesc carotenoidul betacaroten in vitamina A, care contribuie la sanatatea ochilor, a pielii, a parului, a gingiilor si a glandelor.

Ani de cercetari au dovedit ca aceste fructe poseda cele mai inalte nivele si cea mai larga varietate de carotenoizi fata de oricare alt aliment. Ele sunt de asemenea excelente pentru regenerarea fluidelor corporale, detoxifierea corpului si potolirea setei (http://blog.everythingantiaging.com).

Fructele de padure

Savantii au descoperit ca fructele de padure au unele dintre cele mai inalte nivele de antioxidanti dintre oricare fructe(nivele masurate ca ORAC – trad. Capacitatea de Absorbtie Radicala a Oxigenului – o metoda de masurare a capacitatii antioxidante a alimentelor). Kale si spanacul sunt singurele vegetale cu valori ORAC la fel de inalte ca fructele proaspete de padure (http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu). Fructele de padure proaspete sunt de asemenea pline varf de fitochimice si pigmenti colorati numiti antocianine care au fost asociati cu un risc scazut al anumitor cancere, cu sanatatea tractului urinar, cu buna functionare a memoriei si o batranete sanatoasa.

Fructele de padure sunt o buna sursa de quercitina, un flavonoid care actioneaza atat ca un anticancerigen, cat si ca un antioxidant, protejand impotriva cancerului si bolilor de inima. Aceste proprietati antiinflamatorii ale fructelor de padure se crede ca intarzie pierderea functiilor cerebrale, care este adesea asociata cu imbatranirea. Cercetatorii raporteaza ca afinele ar putea chiar ajuta la incetinirea deteriorarii cognitive ce vine odata cu boala Alzheimer. Pentru o lista cuprinzatoare de studii stiintifice care documenteaza proprietatile antiimbatranire ale fructelor de padure, vizitati site-ul:http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu

Uleiul de masline

Italienii sunt recunoscuti pentru perioada mare de viata si capacitatea de a imbatrani gratios, si nu ar trebui sa existe vreo supriza in legatura cu asta, luand in consideratie faptul ca uleiul de masline este un element important in dieta mediteraneana. Uleiul de masline este plin de grasimile cele mai bune pentru sanatate disponibile sub forma de acizi grasi omega-3. Aceste grasimi necesare nu doar ajuta la o silueta zvelta si o buna sanatate a inimii prin reducerea inflamarii, ele micsoreaza si nivelul colesterolului si imbunatatesc digestia si circulatia sanguina la nivelul pielii. Toti acesti factori duc la un corp mai sanatos si o viata mai lunga.

Rosiile

Daca mancati rosii, veti ajuta astfel la protejarea pielii, potrivit cercetatorilor germani (http://alternativeremedies.boomja.com/index.php?ITEM=115590). Voluntari participanti la un studiu au ingerat o portie zilnica de pasta de rosii amestecata cu ulei virgin de masline sau doar ulei de masline timp de 10 saptamani. Dupa expunerea zilnica la ultraviolete, grupul consumator de rosii a avut cu 40% mai putine arsuri solare decat cei ce au consumat doar ulei de masline. Ingredientul magic din rosii este licopenul, care protejeaza pielea de oxidarea care rezulta de la arsurile solare si duce la riduri. Stropirea rosiilor cu putin ulei sanatos cum este cel de masline va ajuta la o mai buna absorbtie a licopenului.

Migdalele crude

Migdalele sunt pline de vitamina E, greu de obtinut, si doar o mana de migdale ofera jumatate din doza zilnica. Migdalele crude sunt  cea mai sanatoasa forma a acestui sambure, oferind un continut puternic nutritiv intr-o forma pura, neprocesata.

Cand cercetatorii de la cateva prestigioase scoli medicale au privit la impactul diferitelor vitamine si minerale asupra vitezei, coordonarii si echilibrului la oamenii de peste 65 de ani, unica substanta care a facut diferenta a fost vitamina E. Voluntarii cu cele mai slabe performante fizice aveau cele mai scazute nivele de vitamina E, in timp ce aceia care erau cei mai agili dintre participanti aveau cantitati adecvate de vitamina E in corp. Aceasta puternica vitamina ne pastreaza coordonarea miscarilor prin neutralizarea radicalilor liberi atat din muschi, cat si din sistemul nervos

La acestea opt, care sunt destul de usor de gasit pentru oricine este interesat de o viata sanatoasa si de o imbatranire cat mai indepartata, putem sa mai adaugam doua superalimente care desi nu sunt atat de disponibile se pot procura fara prea mare dificultate:

Avocado

Plin pana la refuz cu omega-3 de cea mai inalta calitate, avocado este unul dintre cele mai alcalinizante alimente disponibile. De asemenea au un continut inalt de vitamina E, care este esentiala pentru o piele si un par stralucitor si tinerea la distanta a ridurilor. Faceti o salata de avocado crud sau stropiti un avocado proaspat cu lamaie si sare de mare pentru o gustare cat se poate de hranitoare. Mai multe despre avocado puteti citi in materialul : 5 motive pentru care sa consumi avocado

Goji berries (fantana tineretii)

Despre aceasta minunata planta puteti citi un material complex aici : Goji berries (fantana tineretii)

Sursele pentru acest articol includ:

http://chealth.canoe.ca

http://blog.everythingantiaging.com

http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu

http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu

http://alternativeremedies.boomja.com/index.php?ITEM=115590

Citeste mai mult: http://viataverdeviu.ro/top-7-alimente-antiimbatranire-disponibile-oricui/#ixzz2015KiXe3

 

“Periodic Table of VITAMINS”

Little alkaline foods chart

One of the advantages of a raw food diet, high in leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables, is that it naturally maintains the body’s proper pH. Different areas of the body have different levels of pH. Our blood has a 7.4 pH level which is slightly alkaline.

Eating red meat, processed foods, wheat, saturated fats and dairy causes the blood to be more acid. Having an overly acidic body, a condition known as metabolic acidosis, may cause a range of health problems. The important thing to remember is that disease cannot manifest in an alkaline environment.

Ideally, 80 percent of what we eat should be alkaline and just 20 percent acidic. For those eating the typical Standard American Diet (SAD), they will be eating the opposite, with acidic foods making up the majority of what they consume.

An overall acidic body environment contributes to weakening your overall physical and mental health, while an alkaline environment supports health.

Check out this chart for a list of what you can find on the alkaline side of things.

By Sacred source nutrition

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALNUTS


This nut looks a lot like the brain, and comes loaded with multiple health benefits. A tree nut, walnuts are known to be one of the best plant sources of protein. It’s rich in fibre, vitamin-B, vitamin-E, magnesium and antioxidants and a lot more.

A majority of dietary studies recommend one ounce of tree nuts approximately to derive significant benefits. So in the case of walnuts, that would amount to 7 shelled walnuts or 14 walnut halves.
Health benefits of walnuts:

For a healthy heart:
There have been numerous evaluations that show that eating walnuts benefit the heart and circulatory system tremendously. Walnuts contain healthy fats (omega 3), known to improve artery functions. Regular intake of walnuts helps lowers your total as well as LDL or bad cholesterol and increases your good cholesterol levels in the blood.

Good for you brain:
Your brain is more than 60% structural fat. For your brain to operate at its highest potential you need to make sure that the surrounding fat is healthy and omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts surely constitute healthy fat.

Mood alleviator:
Many studies show that if kids do not have adequate omega 3, it can lead to hyperactivity, irritability – leading to more tantrums. So by supplementing their diet with walnuts you’ll sure do them and yourself good. The same goes for adults too.

Helps beat insomnia:
If you have trouble sleeping, eating some walnuts could help. Here’s how. The body produces melatonin, a hormone, to ensure we feel tired. Walnuts are a natural source of this hormone, thus eating them can make you feel tired and help you sleep. Many night-shift workers are advised to eat walnuts to obtain the right amount of melatonin.

Prevent gallstones:
Numerous studies show that consuming walnuts decreases the risk of gallstones. So pop some nuts today!

Protects bone health:
The nut has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial to your bones. It helps keep your bones strong as it decreases in strength with age.

Helps in weight loss:
Walnuts have earned a place among the desirable foods that support weight loss and prevent obesity. Eating the right amount of walnuts can prevent natural weight gain.

Helps diabetics:
While type-2 diabetes is primarily related to insulin metabolism, there are many associated problems that one might have trouble with; especially cardiovascular problems. So including walnuts in your diet can particularly aid one’s hearth health thus benefiting those with type-2 diabetes.

Anti-cancer benefits:
Given the wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients found in walnuts, these nuts have measurable anti-cancer benefits.

(source: mdhil.com)

Did you know that 1/4 cup, only 25 grams of walnuts provides you with almost 95% of your daily requirement for Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Isn’t it incredible how nature provides such interesting reflections for us, the way that walnuts look similar to our brains. And with such a high percentage of omega 3′s this qualifies walnuts as a top brain food!
Why are Omega-3′s good for our brain and good for our health? The majority of our brains are made up of fats – healthy fats – and the majority of these healthy fats are made up of Omega-3′s, essential for the proper functioning of our brains.
Omega-3 has also been shown to help promote a positive, stable moods and emotional balance, and can also help people maintain healthy mental function and clarity as they age.


Studies have shown that diets rich in Omega-3 can result in increased learning ability, problem-solving skills, focus, memory, and communication between cells.
Remember to soak your nuts before you eat them! This is important to remove the enzyme inhibitors so you can easily digest this wonderful brain food.

By Sacred source nutrition

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