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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Healthy food 1: Olive oil, Eggs/shells, Milk, Lean beef and Avocado.

Next to the fruits and vegetables I've mentioned already, here's some food you might like to eat.
(and cure a sickness at the same time..

Olive Oil

Olive oil is full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), which lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol. 

..olive oil contains a near perfect ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to help you improve your fatty acid profile beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart...

  • Lower your risk of heart disease and cancer  ..
. lowering blood cholesterol levels.

. having an anti-inflammatory effects on the heart.
. helping to dissolve clots in the blood.
. helping reduce or prevent high blood pressure.
. relaxing the walls of the blood vessels thereby reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
. maintains the balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats in the body.
  •  Enhance your immune system
  • Prevent cancer
  • Stave off diabetes
  • Fight fat
  • Help turn back the clock on aging
  • Add years to your life
  • Fight infections
  • Soothe inflammation
  • Ward off arthritis
  • Stop pain
  • Deter memory loss
  • Help beat osteoporosis
  • Beating bladder infections
  • Helping heal skin burns .. 
. used as skin moisturizer, giving a youthful, smooth-looking appearance.
. may soften impacted wax.
. used on bruises in sports injuries.

  • Curing coughs  ..
  • ... has anti-allergic properties,has been proved to relieve hay fever and asthmatic symptoms.
    . soothes inflamed throat,irritable cough, bowel, and eyes. 
  • Easing constipation..
  •  . softens stool if one is constipated.
    . helps to relieve rumbling stomach caused by hunger and natural contraction of small intestines.
  •  Curing dandruff
  • Relieving diaper rash 

* Inhibiting breast and colon cancer
* Reducing cholesterol to lower your chances  for heart disease
* Speeding weight loss
* Lowering blood pressure
* Minimizing stretch marks and wrinkles
It’s rich in antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, like Alzheimer’s.
* Cooking
. keeps salads fresh,tasty for a long time. 
Look for extra virgin oils for the most antioxidants and flavor. Drizzle small amounts on veggies before roasting; use it to sauté or stir-fry, in dressings and marinades, and to flavor bread at dinner in lieu of a layer of butter or margarine.




The yellow part of the Egg, the yolk, is very rich of essential nutrients, like choline, which is linked to lower rates of breast cancer and antioxidants that may help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
People with heart disease should limit egg yolks to two a week, but the rest of us can have one whole egg daily; research shows it won’t raise your risk of heart attack or stroke. Make omelets ( olive oil) with one whole egg and two whites, and watch cholesterol at other meals.
But now how about the: ..

...Eggshell Nutrients

Eggshell calcium presents healthy, balanced calcium due to trace amounts of other minerals contained in it. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb.
Dutch researchers have reported recently a highly positive effect of eggshell calcium (with added magnesium and vitamin D) on bone mineral density in a scientific study (double blind, placebo-controlled). Laboratory test and measures of bone density were carefully made in these studies. The eggshell supplemented group had measurable increases in bone density in their hip bones, after one year.
The ideal bone-building combination of eggshell calcium and vitamin D3 was also well documented in Japanese studies. Researchers at the Japan Women's University, Yokyo studied a combination of vitamin D3 and eggshell powder in animals with osteoporosis. Not only was the eggshell powder with vitamin D3 able to improve bone mineral density, but it did it without significantly increasing blood calcium levels.
You can use any kind of egg (chicken, goose, duck), but it is best to use organic or certified organic eggs from free-range birds. If the bird does not get proper nutrients the eggshells won't contain the nutrients we need.
(low fat/fat free)

Studies show that calcium isn’t just a bone booster but a fat fighter too. Recent research from the University of Tennessee found that obese people who went on a low-calorie, calcium-rich diet, lost 70% more weight than those who ate the least. Vitamin D not only allows your body to absorb calcium, it’s also a super nutrient in its own right. Recent research found that adequate D levels can reduce heart disease risk, ward off certain types of cancer, relieve back pain, and even help prevent depressions.

Some cures however prefer not to consume dairy products. Goat milk is preferred over cow milk...

Lean Beef

Lean beef is one of the best-absorbed sources of iron there is. (Too-little iron can cause anemia.) Adding as little as 1 ounce of beef per day can make a big difference in the body’s ability to absorb iron from other sources, says Mary J. Kretsch, PhD, a researcher at the USDA-ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, CA. Beef also packs plenty of zinc (even minor deficiencies may impair memory) and B vitamins, which help your body turn food into energy.


These smooth, buttery fruits are a great source of not only MUFAs but other key nutrients as well. One Ohio State University study found that when avocado was added to salads and salsa, it helped increase the absorption of specific carotenoids, plant compounds linked to lower risk of heart disease and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness

Avocados are packed with heart-protective compounds, such as soluble fiber, vitamin E, folate, and potassium.
But they are a bit high in calories. To avoid weight gain, use avocado in place of another high-fat food or condiment, such as cheese or mayo.

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