April 24, 2013

Olive Oil and Protecting Against Alzheimer’s

olives oilHere’s a quick fact: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects around 30 million individuals worldwide. To put that in perspective, the latest figures show that Malaysia has a population of about 29 million. That means that the total number of Alzheimer’s sufferers is the equivalent to the population of an entire nation.

Quite a perspective, isn’t it?

Take into consideration too that at this moment in time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s predicted that by 2050, 1 in 85 people will suffer from Alzheimer’s.

It’s no wonder then that researchers have frantically been searching for a cure and for ways to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And finally, they might just have discovered the cure within extra virgin olive oil.

At first, this solution might seem a little left field, but the reality is that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Mediterranean countries is far lower than in Western nations. The link, researchers believe, lies with extra virgin olive oil.

Olive oil and the brain
According to a alzheimer’s research published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience journal, olive oil contains a protective agent called oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is most commonly recognized by its tendency to result in a ‘burning sensation’ in the back of the throat when olive oil is consumed.

Oleocanthal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has been linked to the management of inflammatory degenerative joint diseases.

What’s more interesting for Alzheimer’s sufferers and those at risk though, is that consumption of oleocanthal enhances the production of two vital proteins and enzymes. These proteins and enzymes, researchers claim, have the ability to identify AD proteins within the brain and then ‘shuttle’ those proteins out before they can develop into AD and cause any damage. The result is almost like a search and retrieve mission for AD proteins in the body.

The report states that ‘Extra-virgin olive oil derived oleocanthal, associated with the consumption of the Mediterranean diet, has the potential to reduce the risk of AD or related neurodegenerative dementias.”

For a disease that has yet to find a cure, this is big news. So if you’re looking for an easy way to protect you and your family from Alzheimer’s disease, make sure your next grocery list includes a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.

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April 8, 2013

Improve Your Health by Eating Well

Filed under: Health,healthy,healthy diet,healthy eating,healthy foods — Tags: , — robertprice @ 2:49 pm

healthy dietThe expression “You are what you eat”, is completely accurate – your body will utilize the food you eat, regardless of its quality. By changing your diet now, you can begin to improve your health and increase the chances that you’ll be around to play with your great grandchildren. In particular, there are four areas of nutrition that you should ensure that your diet consists of. Those are fruits and veggies, fatty fish, fiber, and protein. Here are the benefits of each:

Fruits and vegetables: They not only taste good, but they also provide high levels of antioxidants. This will help reduce the number of cell-damaging free radicals in your body. Usually, the more vividly colored fruits and vegetables will provide the highest levels of antioxidants. Moreover, fruit is a natural source of sugar. Instead of satisfying your sweet tooth with processed grocery desserts or fattening baked goods, opt for a salad consisting of all of your favorite fruits. Your body will thank you.

Fatty fish: Salmon, sardines, arctic char, tuna, and trout all contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oils. Some of the benefits of fish oils are that they can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke. A popular and easy way that many people ensure that are getting enough Omega-3 is through supplements. Just ensure sure you do your research about which supplement will be the best for you.

Fiber: This is essential for regulating the digestive system and for keeping the heart healthy. Fruits and vegetables, of course, often contain hefty amounts of fiber, but you can also find fiber in whole wheat bread and pasta, and nuts.

Protein: Our bodies use protein as building blocks in our bodies. Protein is essential in all aspects of health including protecting yourself against illness, maintaining your weight, and even losing weight. Meat, seafood, and dairy products are all excellent sources of protein and help the body maintain stamina and strength.

It is easy to consume products that will enhance the quality and length of your life. With the right recipes, you do not have to sacrifice taste in order to eat healthier. Once you stop the junk food snacking cycle that is deteriorating your health, your body will feel younger and stronger.

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March 11, 2013

Top 5 Foods for Kidney Health

March is National Kidney Month. In the spirit of promoting kidney health awareness, here are 5 foods that are beneficial to the health of your bean shaped organs.

1. Berries

This includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries (pretty much anything that ends in berry). Berries are known to be high in antioxidants and a good source of vitamin C. Antioxidants are important in aiding your body from free radicals that can cause cellular damage. Vitamin C, paired with antioxidants, helps to improve the blood flow and blood pressure throughout your entire body.

2. Turmeric

Easily distinguishable by its poignant golden color, turmeric is considered a wonder herb that is often used in Indian cuisine. This herb aids in the treatment of many health conditions, including kidney disease. It has natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and antibacterial characteristics (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205). With so many health benefits, this herb is a dream come true in helping your body stay healthy.

3. Probiotics

Probiotics are made up of good bacteria. They aid in kidney health by helping to eliminate toxins from our bodies, a job that is usually left up to the kidneys. The bacteria in probiotics are able to accomplish this by consuming waste products and excess fluids in our blood. What is the effect on your kidneys? It’s simple; with the probiotics taking over the kidney functions, the kidneys experience reduced stress.

4. Egg Whites

Adjusting one’s diet to aid their kidney health will help the body function so that it is providing maximum support to the kidneys. A good kidney diet includes protein that provides low levels of phosphorous. Egg whites are the perfect solution for protein in a person who is suffering from kidney disease.

5. Parsley

Parsley is a natural diuretic, meaning it can help increase the amount of urine leaving your body. Why is this good for your kidney health? The more urine that leaves your body, the more sodium and phosphorous that leaves too. When your kidneys are not in good shape, parsley can help them do their job.

For more information about National Kidney Month visit the National Kidney Disease Education Program.

 

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June 10, 2010

5 Foods that Help Build Muscle

Filed under: healthy diet — Tags: , , , , , , — robertprice @ 11:09 pm

Many of us strive to reach the look of some of our favorite celebrities, but very few ever achieve that goal. We try new, sometimes unhealthy or even downright dangerous diets, in order to look like the people often seen in magazines and on television.

However, this is often impossible, as people in magazines often have their pictures changed digitally and we have to go to work in order to support ourselves and our families. While getting rock hard celebrity abs isn’t always possible, there are certain foods you can eat that will help you build muscle faster.

  1. Eggs – A great source of protein can be found in eggs. Not to mention, there are vitamins and nutrients in eggs that help you stay healthy.
  2. Salmon – Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in great supply in salmon. The protein and omega 3 fatty acids will help build muscle and speed up your recovery time.
  3. Almonds – Almonds help prevent free radical damage after you workout which means your muscles should recover faster. Almonds are a great way to help you build muscle because they’re a great snack food and you can just throw them into a zip lock bag and take them just about anywhere with you.
  4. Beef – Probably the most well known source of protein is beef. Beef also contain iron and zinc and help supply energy for your body. Try to look for lean cuts of meat in order to cut down calories.
  5. Water – Considering the majority of your body is made out of water, it makes sense that staying hydrated will help build muscle. If your body is hydrated properly, the process of building muscle, protein synthesis, will occur much more quickly than if you were dehydrated.

The one thing to remember is to always take things in moderation. Having too much or too little of something can actually have negative effects on the body. Try to always eat a balanced and healthy diet in order to keep your body strong. Physical exercise is also key to building muscle. You have to get out there and lift some weights, go on runs, etc in order to actually use these foods. Without exercise you’re just putting more calories into your body without every using the energy they give you.

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June 5, 2010

Superhero Foods That Can Lower Your Cholesterol

Filed under: cholesterol,healthy diet,healthy foods — Tags: — robertprice @ 12:05 am

Our bodies naturally produce enough cholesterol for our bodies to function properly. However, the commodity and convenience of fast-food restaurants have caused our cholesterol as a whole to rise, which has in turn increased the frequency of heart attacks and other vascular issues within the population. There are several medications that can easily lower your cholesterol levels; however, there are also certain foods that can help to lower your cholesterol so that you do not need to take any medication. These superhero foods are able to reduce the body’s cholesterol levels naturally, and in doing so, promote healthier living and lifestyle habits; another key component to keeping cholesterol levels down.

Superhero Foods That Will Help to Lower Cholesterol:

Foods Containing Fibers – Certain foods, including oat bran, oats, barley, beans and psyllium have in them a specific type of “sticky fiber”, which literally attaches itself to the cholesterol inside the body and helps to flush it out.

Liver Suppressing Foods – Your body’s natural source of cholesterol comes from your liver. Soy products have been proven to reduce cholesterol by suppressing the liver’s production of cholesterol.

Foods Containing Plant Sterols – Plant Sterols are natural compounds that do not allow cholesterol to be absorbed by the body. All plant oils, nuts, seed and leafy vegetables are known to contain sterols. Certain over-the-counter supplements will contain sterols as well.

Nuts – Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios make great low-cholesterol snacks, as they contain “sticky fibers”, plant sterols and additionally possess liver suppressing qualities. Nuts have also been proven to lower triglyceride, a blood fat that is linked to both high blood pressure and heart disease.

Although these foods are all excellent in lowering cholesterol levels, they won’t do much if you continue to indulge in high-cholesterol foods. By both lowering you intake of high cholesterol foods (steaks, burgers, dairy products, and egg yolks) and increasing you intake of cholesterol lowering super-foods, you can effectively lower your cholesterol and improve your overall health.

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January 25, 2010

4 Healthy Alternatives to Popcorn


If you’re like me than you have to have some popcorn whenever you decide to go out and rent a movie. However, if you haven’t already noticed, popcorn isn’t the best food for your body to be digesting all the time. Once in a while it’s okay, but when you have it 2-3 times a week, you might want to consider switching to something else. The good news for you (and me) is that there are healthy alternatives to popcorn.

Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a great alternative to popcorn as it is significantly healthier than popcorn. Additionally, it has a similar feel to popcorn if you break the cauliflower into pieces. You can decide to eat cauliflower raw (the way I like it) or you can cook it and even use some dips or seasonings.

Trail Mix – Go out and look for you own ingredients to make your personal brand of trail mix. Make sure your trail mix is unsalted though. By purchasing your own foods for trail mix, you’ll save money in the long run, and you’ll be able to decide everything that goes into you trail mix. Ideas – unsalted peanuts, unsweetened chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc.

Cherry tomatoes or grapes – cherry tomatoes or grapes are a very good alternative to your usual buttery delight. These alternatives are healthy, significantly healthier than popcorn, and will probably make you forget that you’re not eating popcorn. By the time the movie starts, you probably won’t notice or care that you’re not having popcorn.

Apple slices with almond butter – This is one of my favorite things to eat, not just as an alternative to popcorn, but just in general. Apple slices with almond butter are a very healthy choice that will satisfy your need to eat something that’s crunchy, but also salty and sweet.
Hopefully one or more of these things can help you achieve a healthier life. If none of these work you could always try just doing something else with your hands, such as knitting, maybe even fidgeting with a pen or pencil.

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September 14, 2009

Helping America Get Healthy

If you’ve ever looked at the food pyramid to get an idea of what to eat then you may have noticed how it may be difficult to really determine what to eat and how much. What about looking at the food pyramid and not knowing what you should eat that fits into these categories? Well thankfully there is a program that solves both of these problems. A program called MyPyramid can help you figure out how many calories you should be eating, how much of each food group you should be eating, and what types of meals fit into each food group.

This program will help you watch what you eat. You can even use the program to plan out a weeks worth of meals. You can definitely see if you’re overeating in any food group or even under eating (vegetables). If the majority of people knew and used this type of program on a regular basis then maybe America wouldn’t be suffering from such a large obesity problem.

With things like McDonald’s it is really easy to give in to the temptation, especially when fast food restaurants are so convenient. However, people need to take things in moderation. I’m not going to say never have McDonald’s (though it would probably help a lot), but don’t eat McDonald’s all the time. Maybe once a month, twice if you really crave it. This goes for all junk food not just fast food.

Next time you get a craving for a snack eat an apple instead of the chocolate bar. Apples still have sugars in them, but they’re healthier then a chocolate bar. Use your will power to stay away from all the crap that is very available and heavily advertised. If you have any sort of sports hero, perhaps a fighter, a hockey player, or a basketball player, then try to remember this. These guys don’t eat unhealthy foods. These are top athletes, many of them measure each meal or snack that they eat. Very rarely do you see a professional athlete eating at McDonald’s Even when they do have the occasional Big Mac (Anderson Silva) they work their butt off to burn the calories. Most of us have desk jobs or a job that requires no to minimal physical endurance or strength when compared to some athletes.

Just try and be healthier, all America needs is some will power and a little helpful motivation to become healthy again.

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September 10, 2009

5 Foods for your Brain

1. Water – Hydrate your brain by having sufficient water intake. Your brain is about 80% water and proper hydration will improve your ability to function and prevent headaches due to dehydration

2. Fish Oil – Fish contains high levels of Omega 3 which make up a lot of the gray matter in the brain. The fat in the brain plays a huge role in how our brains function, and the healthier the gray matter, the healthier the brain. Omega 3 is also said to affect your emotional balances making you feel happier.

3. Red Wine and Blueberries – You don’t have to eat them together, but try to include one of them regularly in your diet. Red Wine and Blueberries contain antioxidants which rule out free-radicals from the body keeping it healthy. Research has also found that a regular intake of antioxidant rich foods can reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment.

4. Munchies – Plan to eat healthy snacks throughout the day. This keeps the brain nourished and alert. But be careful and don’t over-indulge. Small light snacks like veggies and dip or crackers and cheese are ideal.

5. Chocolate – This one is questionable, but it’s true. Dark chocolate contains high levels of iron and is healthier for you than milk chocolate or white chocolate. It has even been known to improve memory!

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May 12, 2009

Why Should I Take Multivitamins?

Filed under: healthy diet,Lack of Vitamins,Multivitamin,Uncategorized,Vitamins — robertprice @ 4:55 pm
 Kudos to those who are devoted multivitamin consumers, and to those who are not – it might do you well to consider slotting them into your daily routine.

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Watch Out!! – Some multivitamin formulas can contain “tag-along” ingredients picked up from the manufacturing plant that may not be the most favorable products to be taking regularly. Make sure to research and choose a reputable multivitamin like Centrum, VitaVim, Maltlevol (liquid), or One-A-Day (men’s or women’s), which were found to be free of extra ingredients. If you are pregnant, on prescription medicine, or just don’t know what vitamins are best for your body, seek advice from your healthcare professional.

A multivitamin is a supplement intended to improve your diet via providing you with the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the body to stay healthy. They are not only needed and used by those with dietary imbalances or specific dietary needs, but by those who are appreciative of their overall well-being… and also the rest of us, who neglect the importance of eating natural food that takes longer than 5 microwave-minutes to prepare.

It has been reported that those who take multivitamins daily noticed a positive change in their overall health. Specific vitamins and minerals allow us to benefit in different ways. A balanced daily intake of vitamins and minerals ensures overall stability for your body. In our highly demanding lifestyles, there are many things that hinder our ability to relax and cause stress. Although almost all vitamins have the uncanny ability to combat stress, vitamin B12 is proven to be the most effective in reducing stress. Vitamin B12 helps your body produce serotonin, (a feel-good chemical) that travels directly to the brain.

Multivitamins usually contain a number of fundamental vitamins such as vitamin A, C, D, E, K and B12. These vitamins are the basis of good health and if our body were to have a major deficiency of any of them, the effects would be quickly recognized. Some multivitamins also contain minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium, which all do their part in ensuring optimum physical and mental vitality. Taking a daily multivitamin is a small contribution to the body that anyone can benefit from.

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