In this PowerPoint presentation, we discuss some of the world’s healthiest foods and how you can benefit from eating them.
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For those looking to lose weight, broccoli contains carotenoids, which are antioxidants that are thought to promote weight loss. As broccoli is high in calcium, it helps to build strong bones. 1. Broccoli Broccoli is a very healthy food, one that contains large amounts of vitamin C. It also contains large amounts of vitamins B, beta carotene, folic acid, and the minerals phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. It is also high in fiber, which will provide protection from cancers, such as breast, colon, and lung cancers. It is also thought that broccoli provides protection from heart disease. Broccoli is also considered to be an energy booster. Broccoli also decreases the likelihood you will develop cataracts. Home Remedies Digest Articles On Health Click to continue
Consumption of one serving of citrus fruit each day, can decrease your risk of having a stroke as much as 19%.
2. Citrus Fruits
First of all, citrus fruits are high in vitamins, including vitamin C. Citrus fruits also contain high amounts of Flavonoids, chemicals that help protect our bodies from disease, including cancer. Oranges alone contain over 60 different types of Flavonoids. Many of these flavonoids have been found to be anti-inflammatory in nature and prevent the development of blood clots. All citrus fruits are high in fiber, which helps with digestion and can help prevent cancer. One of the Flavonoids found in the white pith of oranges, shows great promise in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Click to continue
In another study of 10,000 people, those eating apples were at a 50% lower risk of developing lung cancer. This is thought to be attributed to the fact that Apples contain high amounts of Quercetin. One Brazilian study found women eating three apples each day lost more weight when dieting than women who didn't eat any fruit.
Apples are an excellent source of pectin, a type of fiber that helps lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood. Apples are also good sources of vitamin C. French researchers have discovered a flavonoid, found only in apples, may help protect postmenopausal women from developing osteoporosis, while simultaneously increasing bone density. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Quercetin, may also help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Click to continue
Honey is low in calories. When compared to the same amount of sugar, it has 40% fewer calories. Although it gives energy to the body, it does not add weight. Honey promotes the function of the kidneys and digestive system, making it beneficial for maintaining a healthy digestive system, including conditions such as constipation.
Honey contains many important minerals and vitamins, but its most important function is its antibiotic action. This makes it an excellent treatment for sore throats as it contains ingredients that coat the throat and reduce throat irritation. It has been found to be superior to some prescription antibiotics in treating some infections. Eating raw honey is also a wonderful treatment for most allergies. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health It is also a useful treatment for treating burns, infected wounds, and ulcers. Click to continue
Tomatoes also contain lycopene, a chemical that is well known as a preventer of prostate, and other cancers. Lycopene has also been shown to help prevent heart disease, and may prevent the development of cataracts. It is interesting to note that lycopene is better absorbed by the body when cooked. As tomatoes contain high amounts of niacin and potassium, they can help lower high blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing heart disease.
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins, and contain high amounts of vitamin C, A, niacin, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. They are also a good source of fiber. Tomatoes are also a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect our bodies from damage caused by free radicals. Tomatoes are high in riboflavin, which has been found to be effective in reducing the frequency of migraine headaches. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Click to continue
Cabbage is a member of the Cruciferae family, and is related to kale, broccoli, collards and brussels sprouts. Recent studies reveal that those eating the most cruciferous vegetables have a much lower risk of colorectal, lung and prostate cancers, compared to those who regularly eat other vegetables. Cabbage's cancer fighting abilities are thought to be because they contain high amounts of phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which our bodies metabolize into anti-carcinogens called isothiocyanates. Cabbage is also an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Eating 3-5 servings of cabbage a week is enough to lower your risk of developing cancer. The antioxidant polyphenols that are found in cabbage, can prevent damage to brain cells caused by ameyoid-beta proteins, which are thought to cause Alzheimer's disease. Cabbage has also been proven effective as a treatment for peptic ulcers. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health 6. Cabbage Click to continue
In addition, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, which is needed to convert homocysteine into other benign molecules. Since high homocysteine levels are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, having a little extra vitamin B6 on hand is a good idea. 7. Sweet Potatoes The deep orange-yellow color of sweet potatoes indicates that they contain high amounts of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, and may slow the aging process, and also minimize the risk of developing some cancers. 1 cup of sweet potatoes contains 23 times more vitamin A, then broccoli. One small sweet potato only has 54 calories. Text Sweet potatoes may be a healthy food for Diabetics, as they stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. For smokers, sweet potatoes may provide protection from diseases such as emphysema and lung cancer. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Click to continue
In one study, cinnamon was found to reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. Cinnamon has a anti-clotting effect on the blood. This capability may provide protection from heart disease.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium, and manganese. The combination of fiber and calcium helps to remove bile, which prevents damage to colon cells, which can help prevent the development of colon cancer. Research indicates that by just smelling cinnamon, you can boost memory function. Preliminary research indicates that cinnamon may have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It’s active against Candida albicans, the fungus that causes yeast infections. As it has anti-inflammatory properties, it may also help those suffering from arthritis. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Click to continue
9. Brown Rice Brown rice is an excellence source of manganese, and the minerals magnesium and selenium. The process of converting brown rice into white rice, destroys 67% of its vitamin B content, 80% of its vitamin B1 content, and 90% of its vitamin B6 content. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health The magnesium in brown rice has been shown to be helpful in reducing the severity of asthma, reducing the frequency of migraine headaches, and reducing the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It could also reduce the risk of developing childhood asthma by about 50%. Brown rice can help control cholesterol levels. Eating six servings brown rice a week, is a good idea for postmenopausal women with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or other signs of cardiovascular disease. Eating brown rice can help women avoid gallstones, according to a recent study. Recent research has discovered that regular consumption of brown rice reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Click to continue
10. Guavas Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Eating one guava daily will supply you with 250% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Guavas also contains 26% more lycopene than tomatoes. Guavas are an excellent source of vitamins A, B2 and E, and contain large amounts of calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and folate. Guavas can also help lower high blood pressure. Eating guavas can also help promote weight loss, due to their high fiber content. Guavas are a healthy food that can help keep diabetes under control. Due to their high lycopene content, guavas provide protection from cancer-causing free radicals. Guavas also help to lower cholesterol levels, and provide protection from heart disease. Guavas improve skin texture when applied directly to the skin. The juice of a new guava may provide relief from coughs and colds, by reducing mucus, and disinfecting the respiratory tract. Guavas are effective against conditions such as constipation and diarrhea. Click to continue
11. Yogurt Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Yogurt is a very good source of calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, vitamin B5, and the minerals phosphorus and zinc. Daily consumption of 3 ounces of probiotic yogurt can significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels, while raising HDL cholesterol levels. Eating yogurt on a regular basis can make weight loss much easier. Eating yogurt may help to prevent vaginal yeast infections in women, according to research. Eating 2-3 servings of yogurt daily may reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure by 50%. Helicobater pylore, the bacterium that is responsible for most ulcers, can be suppressed by yogurt consumption. Yogurt contains a protein that boosts the growth and activity of osteoblasts, the cells responsible for building bone. Click to continue
12. Garlic Garlic has a long history as a natural antibiotic. Its active ingredient is called allicin, and is only activated when garlic is crushed This is why you should eat your garlic instead of taking garlic capsules,as garlic capsules contain very little allicin. Garlic has shown promise as a possible cure for the super-bug MRSA, in early clinical trials. In a study done in London, England, on individuals with MRSA, it was found to heal open areas in those tested,when all other treatments to heal these areas had failed. Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Inside the body, garlic works to prevent infections by stimulating white blood cells and other immune system cells. These cells help the body to fight viral and bacterial infections as well as kill cancer cells. Garlic may slow the growth of cancer cells. Garlic slightly lowers blood pressure. Click to continue
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in salmon,, greatly reduces your risk of colorectal cancer. Eating salmon from 1 to 3 times monthly may protect you from having a stroke in the brain. Daily consumption will result in a greater reduction in your risk of having a cardiovascular event occur.
Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Salmon is a very nutritious food. One 4 ounce serving of wild salmon provides a full day's requirement of vitamin D. It also contains all of the daily requirements for vitamins B12 and niacin, and the trace mineral selenium. The risk of developing atrial fibrillation may be reduced by eating baked or broiled salmon. Eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, can significantly reduce the progression of atherosclerosis in postmenopausal diabetic women. By eating 10 ounces of salmon each week, you will improve the electrical properties of your heart cells, providing protection from arrhythmias. Omega-3 fatty acids are better absorbed by eating salmon than by taking cod liver oil supplements. Click to continue
Oysters contain an extremely high zinc content, which makes them an important food for strengthening the immune system, wound healing, and may decrease your risk of developing certain cancers. Oysters are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Eating six oysters provides one third of your RDI for omega-3s.
Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Legend has it that oysters stimulate the libido. Until recently, this was not able to be scientifically proven. We now know that oysters contain compounds that increase levels of the sexual hormones testosterone and estrogen. One serving of oysters contains only 57 calories, with only 2 g of fat. Six oysters only contain around 55 mg of cholesterol, approximately 1/5 the cholesterol found in your average egg. For some reason, oyster season only occurs in months that contain the letter 'R.' Certain compounds in oysters have been found to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells in laboratory conditions. Click to continue
Recent studies indicate that eating oatmeal may help maintain a normal blood pressure. Oatmeal contains large amounts of vitamin B complex, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Home Remedies Digest Articles on Health Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to lower the LDL cholesterol, while the insoluble fiber provide protection from diseases such as cancer. In fact, oats contain one phytochemical that may provide women protection from developing breast cancer. Premenopausal women whose diets were high in fiber, were at a 52% lower risk of developing breast cancer, compared to those women whose diets contained low levels of fiber, according to recent research. Eating oatmeal is good for your heart. There are over 40 studies that indicate that eating oatmeal daily may help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. As oatmeal contains selenium, it may prove helpful in decreasing the symptoms of asthma. Click to continue
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