Latin American Series: Vegetables

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Latin American Series: Vegetables

  1. 1. Latin American Vegetables<br />Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC.<br />
  2. 2. Latin American Agriculture<br />The Amazonian rainforest contains more plant and<br />animal species than any other place on the planet! <br />25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from<br />rainforest ingredients<br />More than half of the world's estimated 10 million<br />species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests<br />Source: RainTree Nutrition The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs Dr. LeslieTaylor<br />
  3. 3. Latin American Vegetables<br />“An Agricultural Superpower”<br />Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.<br />
  4. 4. BeetBeta Vulgaris<br />Nutritional Benefits: <br /><ul><li>Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains.
  5. 5. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.
  6. 6. Beets were shown to have two important carotenoids : lutein and zeaxanthin</li></ul>Potential Uses:<br /><ul><li>Post-workout supplement
  7. 7. Energy formulation
  8. 8. Overall wellness formula</li></ul>Source: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=49<br />
  9. 9. BeetBeta Vulgaris<br />A study by the School of Sport and Health Sciences, St. Luke's Campus, Univ. of Exeter, studied the benefits of beet root supplementation. <br />“Dietary supplementation with beetroot juice (BR) has been shown to reduce resting blood pressure and the O(2) cost of submaximal exercise and to increase tolerance to high-intensity cycling.”<br />“These results indicate that the positive effects of 6 days of BR supplementation on the physiological responses to exercise can be ascribed to the high NO(3)(-) content per se.” <br />Beet is The Perfect All Natural Sports Nutrition Ingredient!<br />These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease<br />
  10. 10. SpinachSpinacia Oleracea<br />Nutritional Benefits: <br /><ul><li>Rich in dietary fiber
  11. 11. Rich in potassium, manganese and copper
  12. 12. High in vitamins A, C, K
  13. 13. High in vitamins B1, B3, B6
  14. 14. Rich in carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin</li></ul>Potential Uses:<br /><ul><li>Cardiovascular supplement
  15. 15. Dietary fiber formulation
  16. 16. Whole-food vegetable supplement</li></ul>Source: WHFOODS.com<br />These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease<br />
  17. 17. SpinachSpinacia Oleracea<br />The Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel conducted a study titled, “Composition, efficacy, and safety of Spinach Extracts”. <br />“Spinach leaves, containing several active components, including flavonoids, exhibit antioxidative, antiproliferative, and antiinflammatory properties in biological systems. Spinach extracts have been demonstrated to exert numerous beneficial effects, such as chemo- and central nervous system protection anticancer and antiaging functions. <br />“The current review provides epidemiological and preclinical data supporting the efficacy of extracts of spinach and the safety of its consumption.”<br />Spinach is Truly a Super-Vegetable!<br />Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14690799<br />these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease<br />
  18. 18. PurslanePortulaca oleracea<br />Nutritional Benefits: <br /><ul><li>Rich in dietary fiber
  19. 19. Vitamins A and C
  20. 20. Folic Acid
  21. 21. Contains two types of betalain alkaloid pigments, the reddish beta-cyanins and the yellow beta-xanthins.More
  22. 22. Omega-3 fatty acids (α-linolenic acid) than any other leafy vegetable plant</li></ul>Potential Uses:<br /><ul><li>Antioxidant formula
  23. 23. Weight management formula
  24. 24. Energy formulation
  25. 25. Whole vegetable supplement</li></ul>These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease<br />
  26. 26. PurslanePortulaca oleracea<br />The Department of Organic Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Biochemistry), Faculty of Pharmacy, Sana'a University, Madbah, Sana, Yemen conducted a study titled, “Effects of Portulaca oleracea L. seeds in treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus patients as adjunctive and alternative therapy”<br />“It (portulaca oleracae) showed a significant decrease in serum levels of triglycerides (TGs), total cholesterol (T(C)), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL(C)), liver alanine-, aspartate- and gamma glutamyl transaminase (ALT, AST, and GGT), total and direct bilirubin, fasting and post-prandial blood glucose, insulin, body weight and BMI while a significant increase in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL(C)) and albumin but non-significant change of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in PO seeds treated subjects. Metformin (M) group has the same results of PO group except in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL(C)), LDL(C), and ALP levels had a different pattern.”<br />Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21718775 <br />
  27. 27. YaconSmallanthus Sonchifolius<br />Nutritional Benefits: <br /><ul><li>Low calorie
  28. 28. source of free fructose, glucose, sucrose, </li></ul> inulin and starch<br /><ul><li>Prebiotic
  29. 29. Rich fructooligosaccharides (FOS) content</li></ul>Potential Uses:<br /><ul><li>Low calorie natural sweetener</li></ul>These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease<br />
  30. 30. YaconSmallanthus Sonchifolius<br />The Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland conducted a study on Yacon titled, “Effect of yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) on colonic transit time in healthy volunteers.”<br />“Yacon markedly accelerates colonic transit in healthy individuals. Further studies are needed in constipated patients to confirm these preliminary data. Due to the low caloric content of yacon, the root could be a useful treatment in constipated diabetics or obese patients.”<br />Yacon:All Natural Sweetner<br />Source: "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18781073<br />
  31. 31. YuccaYucca shidigera<br />Nutritional Benefits: <br /><ul><li>Rich in dietary fiber
  32. 32. Contains phytosterols
  33. 33. Moderate levels of vitamin C & iron
  34. 34. Anti-arthritic saponins</li></ul>Potential Uses:<br /><ul><li>Joint care formula
  35. 35. Weight gain formula
  36. 36. Arthritis formula</li></ul>These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease<br />
  37. 37. Yucca Yucca Schidigera<br />The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Graz, Austria conducted a study title, “Influence of phenolic constituents from Yucca schidigera bark on arachidonate metabolism in vitro”.<br />“Yucca schidigera Roezl. (Agavaceae) has been traditionally used to treat a variety of diseases including arthritis and rheumatism. ….In the present study, the influence of a phenolic-rich fraction from yucca bark and of its main phenolic constituents on key enzymes of arachidonate metabolism was investigated. ….The inhibitory activity on key enzymes of arachidonate metabolism observed in this study might contribute to the explanation of the anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet effects observed for Y. schidigera and its phenolic constituents.”<br />Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=yucca%20schidigera%20arthritis<br />

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