Antiaging Food Facts - P
This green edible is rich in apigenin, a type of flavonoid
that appears to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells
in lab studies. Parsely is one of many different kinds
Dried peaches help keep your blood pressure (BP) in
the safety zone.
Like banana, dried peaches and dried apricots are a
super source of BP-friendly minerals.. Ounce for ounce,
dried peaches [or dried apricots] deliver nearly six
times the potassium as bananas. This mineral helps control
Your body relies on minerals like calcium, magnesium,
and potassium to regulate blood pressure.
We all know that the cholesterol battle is won by increasing
the good fats [HDL] and lowering the bad fats [LDL].
Cholesterol lowering super foods both decrease the HDL
and increase the LDL. Pistachio nuts are one of such
This is great news for your heart. Pistachios not only
boost HDL but also can move cholesterol ratios (HDL
to total and HDL to bad) in positive directions when
the nuts are used as a replacement for high-fat snacks.
Pistachios can even improve apolipoprotein B levels.
The antioxidant action of polyphenols, such as those
found in red grapes, help protect the heart. Polyphenols
can be found in:
- Red Wine - resveratrol, quercetin, and catechin.
- Whole red grapes
- Red grape juice.
High intake is associated with as much as a 40 percent
drop in heart disease risk.
The key health benefits of Polyphenols are:
- keep blood cells from sticking together and forming
- prevent free radical damage better than vitamins
C and E,
- counter inflammation of blood vessel walls.
- inhibit a biochemical change within heart cells
that leads to heart rhythm disorders and heart failure.
For adequate polyphenols, aim for five servings of
vegetables and four servings of fruit daily, particularly:
- Catechins - grapes, chocolate,
- Resveratrol - peanuts
- Quercetin - apples, grapefruit,
onions, and black tea.
Potassium has a positive effect on blood pressure,
the right foods may help bring it down. Both Potassium
chloride, found in some blood pressure medications,
and potassium citrate, the all-natural form in fruits
and vegetables, both significantly lower blood pressure
in people with hypertension.
The extra potassium brought the study participants'
systolic blood pressure (the top number) down by about
13 points and lowered their diastolic blood pressure
(the bottom number) by about 5 points.
Other potassium-rich fruits and juices include: cantaloupe,
honeydew melon, watermelon, orange juice, and grapefruit
Protein is essential for muscle growth and arterial
walls. Just one week without adequate protein will impact
the rate of age related muscle deterioration. In a world
of high-protein diets and meat-laden meals, it is hard
to believe that many adults fail to get sufficient protein.
Prunes are a dehydrated variety of European plums.
They contain high levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene
[antioxidant] which play a vital role in maintaining
healthy vision. They also help combat acne and other
skin conditions. Prunes assist with a wide range of
health and antiaging.
Dietary fibre - making them ideal as a natural
laxative to help maintain colon health, helping to protect
against constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulitis.
Iron - a source of iron
Respiratory - help with the process of respiration
Cellular level - synthesize hemoglobin to
carry the oxygen throughout our systems
Low Sodium : High Potassium - helps regulate
your blood pressure and reduce water retention. Potassium
also assists the muscles and nervous system to perform
a peak levels.
Magnesium - helps maintain energy levels
and to relax the muscles, nerves and blood vessels in
the body. It helps to alleviate sore muscles, effects
of asthma and migraine headaches.
Copper - helps protect against inflammatory
conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as
maintaining elasticity in blood vessels, connective
tissues and joints.
Manganese - a vital co-factor in support
of numerous enzymatic activities within the body.
Phenolic elements - such as phytonutrients,
chlorogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid, These act
as antioxidants that work to eradicate free radicals
from the body.
Caution - Prunes should not be consumed
by anyone with untreated or current kidney or gallbladder