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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Curious healthy facts

  • Peanuts are rich in antioxidants that protect cells from damage associated with heart disease. This kind of nuts contain high levels of protein and "good" fats.
  • Antioxidants are natural substances in plants that protect the body from free radical. Red and orange fruits are very high in antioxidants.
 The following substances have proven antioxidant for the body:
  • Retinol (Vitamin A or beta-carotene) - carrots, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, melons, peaches, apricots.
  • Vitamin C - citrus fruits, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries, cabbage, tomatoes.
  • Vitamin E - wheat germ, nuts, seeds, green vegetables, vegetable and fish oil.
  • Selenium - fish, shellfish, red meat, nuts, eggs, chicken and garlic.
  •  Grapefruit is extremely beneficial to the body. It is an invaluable source of vitamin C. Packed with vitamins, low in calories. Grapefruit contains: fruit water - 82-86% sugar - up to 10% fructose - 4% glucose -6%.
 There is a theory according to which must be eating called by "Principle of traffic lights." 
  •   Red (wild strawberry, raspberry, tomato, hips) are rich in flavonoids, which prevent fat accumulation.
  •   Yellow (carrot, apricot, yellow pepper) fruits and vegetables are rich in carotene, which fights free radicals.
  •   Green leafy vegetables (lettuce, green beans, broccoli) contain a plant pigment that regenerates cells.
  •  The carrot has excellent taste and nutritional value, dietary and medicinal properties. Not accidentally, he ranks among the most valuable vegetables in the kitchen of many nations. Carrots contain a lot of sugars, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin A (about 6 times more vitamin A than tomatoes). Daily need of vitamin A man can be secured only by a carrot, around 100g.
  •  Food products containing fibers are particularly beneficial for health. Two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble improve the absorption of food, "then" the level of blood sugar, blood vessels cleaned of bad cholesterol. Contained in oatmeal, cereal, legume products, apples, bananas, carrots and red beets. Insoluble fiber help clear the body of accumulated toxins and dietary fiber in the digestive system and normalize her work. They make up the crust of many fruits and vegetables, but most are in legumes and whole grains. Both are invaluable help on the road to salvation and elegant figure of excess weight.
  •  Not only bones and teeth need calcium, and heart (for normal operation), blood, and every nerve and muscle cells in the body (to function properly). Dairy products are a major source of calcium.
  •  Vitamin B2 breaks down fats and proteins. A day and 1-2 mg of it. So you do not miss, do not rob yourself of eggs, meat and dairy products.
  •  The daily need for vitamin A can be covered with 40 g carrots, 110 g spinach or 130 g oil. There is the pumpkin. Deficiency of this vitamin can occur if you do not eat dairy products or leafy vegetables. 
  •  Vitamin C is a leader in the formation of connective tissue. Without it, the body can not absorb hematopoietic elements folic acid and iron. The daily dose should not be less than 60 mg. There is 20g Kiwi, 30g currants, 40g pepper, 50g cabbage, 100 g oranges, 400 g cooked unpeeled potatoes. Pregnant women need 80 mg and women who are breastfeeding, and smokers - 100 mg.
  •  Fats are mandatory ingredient of food. Energetical equivalent to 1 gram of fat equals 37,7 kJ (9 kcal). Nutritional fats are the only suppliers of indispensable fatty acids with important membrane functions and act as solvents and carriers of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. 
  •  Selenium is an antioxidant that is involved in the reduction of free radicals released when the body processes. This oligoelement, like other antioxidants, "destroy" excess free radicals formed by processes in the body. The required daily amount of selenium is 60 mcg for adults. Most of this element is contained in seafood, mustard, chicken and eggs. Recent studies have shown that selenium reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.