Archive | April, 2011

Too much of a good thing could be bad for you – Soy comes under rap

29 Apr

Soy foods recently became part of a healthy-foods craze, and some people, vegetarian and otherwise, will purchase anything and everything with soy in it, believing they are on the path to health. That’s the North American way of thinking: if having a little of something is good, then more must be better! However, this is not the case when the soy used in a food is non-organic, genetically modified, and so removed from its original form that it is no longer really a food at all…

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/27108–six-healthy-ways-to-include-soy-in-your-diet

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How to combine foods to get the maximum health benefits

19 Apr

 Some foods are good on their own others give that double punch when combined with others.  Here is an article that will give you some of the better food combination that doubles the benefits to your health.  It claims that these combinations help to prevent serious diseases,

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/26869–six-food-combinations-to-beat-disease

Eggs are good for you

18 Apr

 

There have been many conflicting reports about eggs.  Eggs are my favourite. I could eat one everyday but recently I have stopped eating egg yolks (which I like the best) because my Doctor said I have to watch my cholesterol level.  Now  I read an article in Chatelaine Magazine which is saying the opposite.  The article makes sense  here is what it says

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/26700–are-eggs-actually-healthy

Despite popular belief, eggs are actually low in fat, with less than one gram and only 70 calories each. The yolk of an egg has a considerable amount of cholesterol and lipids, but cholesterol build-up in the arteries actually begins with arterial wall damage. The body’s repair of this eventually leads to a waxy build-up — usually due to sugar and saturated fat, not the consumption of cholesterol itself.

Some studies show that eggs may actually benefit those with high cholesterol, due to their omega fats, protein and antioxidants. Eggs also contain high amounts of lecithin, which blocks the cholesterol in the egg and stops intestinal absorption, keeping it out of the bloodstream.

Maple Syrup touted as a champion food

15 Apr

Recent research on maple syrup have found that it has a variety of polyphenols, compounds which are beneficial and found also in berries, tea, and flaxseed for example.  According to Dr. Navindra Seeram, an assistant Pharmacy professor at the University of Rhode Island.  Preliminary findings by Dr. Yves Dejardins, a plant physiology researcher at Laval University in Quebec, discovered that maple syrup may also be able to regulate blood glucose levels and help people suffering from Type II diabetes.    The results are still being refine so if you want a little wholesome sweetness be moderate. Regardless of its benefits, Maple Syrup is still a type of sugar and it has calories. More studies  on this sweet project.

More about Maple Syrup history 

http://www.slideshare.net/Cascard/maple-syrup-festival-sugarbush-mapletree-sweetsyrup

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Brain food

12 Apr

We all need our brains until our bodies are exhausted. Here’s Dr. Oz’z pick of foods that help rev up and maintain your brain works.

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/brain-foods?sp_rid=MTQzMzI3NzM5S0&sp_mid=1004996

An interesting email popped in my box

12 Apr

Very useful information…

This chart is awesome!  Everyone can use it.  Please pass it on to others.
 

  Apples Protects your heart Prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints
Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer’s Slows aging process
Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease
Avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin
Bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea
Beans Prevents constipation Helps haemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar
Beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
Blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation
Broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
Cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps haemorrhoids
Cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system
Carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss
Cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease
Cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer’s
Chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
Chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune system
Figs Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
Fish Protects your heart Boosts memory Protects your heart Combats Cancer Supports immune system
Flax Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system
Garlic Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Kills bacteria Fights fungus
Grapefruit Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol
Grapes Saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart
Green tea Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria
Honey Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies
Lemons Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
Limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
Mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid Aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer’s
Mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones
Oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes Prevents constipation Smoothes skin
Olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smoothes skin
Onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus
Oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration  
Peaches Prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes Aids digestion Helps haemorrhoids
Peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates 
Diverticulitis
Pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhoea
Prunes Slows aging process Prevents constipation Boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease
Rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes
Strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Boosts memory Calms stress  
Sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones  
Tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart  
Walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease
Water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smoothes skin  
Watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure
Wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer Prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Improves digestion
Wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer Prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Improves digestion
Yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol Supports immune systems Aids digestion

 

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