Saffron – Kale – Brazil Nuts – Berries – Ginger – Apple Cider Vinegar … And Their Effect On Health

This is sporadic information about some of the great benefits of some foods that you may not know about such as Brazil nuts, ginger, saffron, strawberry, apple cider vinegar, berries, dark green leafy vegetables, and about foods that reduce the risk of cancer.

 

The Role Of Saffron In Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

In a double-blind trial, saffron was found to help reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. In a sixteen-week study, Alzheimer’s patients with mild to moderate dementia who took saffron capsules showed that their average cognitive abilities were significantly better than the group of patients who took a placebo. Besides, a study that lasted for twenty-two weeks found that saffron appears to be effective in treating Alzheimer’s symptoms as the main drug.

 

Saffron May Stop Vision Loss 

In addition, scientists note at the Center for Excellence in Vision Science and the University of L’Aquila in Italy that saffron can reverse the course of blinding diseases and may be critical in preventing vision loss in old age.

 

Brazil Nuts Affect Cholesterol Levels

A study conducted in Brazil showed that eating one serving of Brazil nuts, between one to eight, improves almost immediately cholesterol levels and lowers bad cholesterol (LDL). Brazil nuts contain a very high amount of selenium, which reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.

 

In fact, eating four Brazil nuts every day may make you get a high percentage of selenium, which is higher than the daily allowable limit for selenium. So you should not exceed the allowed amount per day.

 

Strawberries Might Reduce the Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

Strawberries contain a very high amount of antioxidants. Eating foods rich in antioxidants may reduce half the risk of esophageal cancer. In a clinical trial, the researchers tested dried strawberries in patients who had a cancerous lesion in the esophagus. Participants were consuming 28 to 57 grams of freeze-dried strawberries daily for a period of six months. The disease progression was reversed in about 80 percent of the participants. However, try to eat organic strawberries because the regular strawberries on the market contain a large amount of pesticide residue.

 

 

Foods Linked To Lowering The Risk of Leukemia

Foods most associated with a lower risk of leukemia are cruciferous vegetables, onions, and garlic, which are all considered superfoods. It is important to add these vegetables to your diet, as they help prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables include watercress, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, horseradish, kale, mustard leaves, turnip leaves, and more. Therefore, adding these vegetables, onions, and garlic to your diet is essential to an effective cancer prevention strategy.

 

Important Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar has many health benefits. Adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before a meal may improve blood sugar control, and effectively stop high blood sugar spike after a meal by about 20 percent. Therefore, vinegar may weaken the effect of foods high in the glycemic index.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar For Diabetics And Other Health Benefits

People with type 2 diabetes who consume two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed their blood sugar level was reduced in the morning. A tablespoon of vinegar daily may also help to treat PCOS, improve arterial function, help reduce body fat, and improve arterial function in postmenopausal women.

 

A Study Of Apple Cider Vinegar And Weight Loss

 In addition, vinegar may help you lose weight. A study found that participants who were obese and who consumed one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar lost more weight than the participants who were also obese but did not consume apple cider vinegar.

 

The Benefits Of Different Types of Berries

Berries provide protection from the possibility of cancer, strengthen the immune system, and protects the liver and brain. A study by the American Cancer Society that included about one hundred thousand men and women found that those who eat most types of berries are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

 

Berries Contain A High Amount Of Antioxidants

A study that compared more than a hundred different types of berries and berries products concluded that berries are among the most beneficial types of fruits for the body because they contain the most antioxidants. Types of berries include blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (black and red), cranberries, cherries, strawberries, goji berries, and acai berries.

 

Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Dark green leafy vegetables are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They contain the most nutrients in every calorie. Eating these leafy vegetables daily may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to stay healthy. Of all the food groups analyzed by a team of researchers at Harvard University, it turns out that dark green leafy vegetables are linked to the best prevention against major chronic diseases, including a reduction of nearly 20 percent for both heart attacks and strokes for each additional daily meal. Dark green leafy vegetables include Arugula, watercress, turnip greens, beetroot, mustard leaves, spinach, kale, and more. 

 

Kale and Cholesterol

Researchers have found that kale helps control blood cholesterol levels. In a study of thirty men with high cholesterol for a period of four months, their bad cholesterol level (LDL) decreased significantly and their good cholesterol (HDL) was boosted.

 

Benefits You Can Get From Fresh Ginger

Ginger is used in treating headaches and pain. Ginger can also reduce the amount of menstrual bleeding. In addition, it is used as an anti-nausea treatment during pregnancy, chemotherapy, radiation and after surgery, as well as during motion sickness when traveling.

 

Note For Pregnant Women

Ginger is generally safe during pregnancy, but the recommended maximum daily dose during pregnancy is about four teaspoons of grated fresh ginger root.


Reference:

Groves, N. M. (2016). Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care. North Adams, MA:Storey Publishing.

Eat Like a Champ – UFC Khabib Nurmagomedov

النظام الغذائي للبطل حبيب نورمحمدوف

حبيب نورمحمدوف الملقب بالنسر، هو البطل الجديد للوزن الخفيف في ال” يو اف سي” للفنون القتالية المختلطة. لقد نشأ حبيب في موطنه داغستان ويعتز كثيرا بقوميته واسلامه. فهو نشأ على مبادئ وأخلاق نبيلة ويظهر ذلك من خلال معاملته مع خصومه واصدقائه خلال السنوات الماضية لممارسته رياضة الفنون القتالية.ب


Eat Like a Champ – UFC Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov, nicknamed the Eagle, is the new Mixed Martial Arts UFC lightweight champion. Khabib grew up in his native Dagestan in Russia and is very proud of his nationality and culture. He grew up on noble principles and morals and shows this through his relationship with his opponents  and friends over the past years as a professional mixed martial artist.

طبعا لياقته البدنية ونشاطه ليست فقط من التمارين والتدريبات التي يمارسها. وانما ايضا بسبب اتباعه نظام غذائي شامل وصحي وبالذات بعد انتمائه لل “يو اف سي”. فكل من يريد أن يسير على نظام صحي أو يفقد بعض الوزن ممكن أن يتخذ نظام حبيب الغذائي كمثال.ب

واليكم نظامه الغذائي اليومي المكون من غذاء عضوي وطبيعي ويحتوي على جميع العناصر الغذائية الاساسية مثل البروتين والألياف وجميع الفيتامينات والمعادن التي يحتاجها الجسم.ب

قبل التدريب في الصباح، يتناول حبيب من كوب الى كوبين من الفواكه والخضروات الطازجة المخلوطة مثل السبانخ، موزة واحدة مع مصل الحليب، برعم الأرز البني أو مسحوق بروتين البازلاء. بعد هذه الوجبة الخفيفة، يأخذ ملعقة صغيرة من زيت السمك.ب

بعد التمرين، يتناول كوب من اللبن/الزبادي اليوناني مع ملعقتين كبيرتين من الجوز المفروم ونصف كوب من التوت الأزرق.ب

تتكون وجبة الغداء بشكل عام من سلطة خضراء مكونة من الخس والسبانخ والملفوف – كوب واحد لكل منها، مع الخيار والطماطم والفطر.أيضا، فهو يخلط البروتين في علبة من التونة مع الخل، الخردل، البصل الأخضر، والكرفس.ب

الوجبة الخفيفة بعد الظهر تتكون من 1-2 فلفل أحمر، شرائح الخيار، و 3 بيضات مسلوقة مع صفار واحد.ب

تتكون وجبة العشاء بشكل عام من حزمة واحدة من الهليون المشوي والكوسا مع زيت الزيتون وملح الهيمالايا الوردي. كما أنه يأكل 100 غرام من الدجاج أو الديك الرومي المشوي أو محمر بالفرن، ونصف كوب من الحبوب السوداء منخفضة الصوديوم مع صلصة طازجة مكونة من الطماطم والبصل والفلفل الحار والكزبرة والليمون والملح.ب

ويتناول وجبة مسائية خفيفة فقط إذا كان جائعا. وعادة ما تتكون من 60 غرام من الدجاج أو الديك الرومي وشرائح الخيار والكرفس.ب

كما لاحظتم، فإن نظام حبيب الغذائي مليئ بالعناصر الغذائية الأساسية وفي نفس الوقت يحتوي على القليل جدا من النشويات/الكربوهيدرات. هذا النظام يلائم الأصحاء والكثير من مرضى السكري والقلب والجهاز التنفسي وغيرها. فلذلك إذا أردتم أن تحافظوا على صحتكم، اتخذوا نظام غذائي مشابه للبطل حبيب نورمحمدوف. والف مبروك لحبيب على الفوز الكبير.ب


Khabib practices martial arts since childhood. He has not lost a fight of his 27 fights. Khabib won the fight against the Irish Conor McGregor on October 6, although the Conor tried to provoke Khabib in many ways to beat Khabib mentally. In spite of the intense provocation he received from Conor, as usual, he remained calm and balanced, until the end of the fight and his victory over Conor.

Of course, Khabib’s fitness is not just due to training and exercising. It is also because he follows a comprehensive and healthy diet especially after joining the UFC. You could follow a diet plan similar to Khaib’s if you want to get healthy or lose some weight.

His daily diet consists of all organic and natural foods, which contain all the nutrients such as protein, fiber and all the vitamins and minerals the body needs.

Before training in the morning, he eats 1-2 cups of blended fresh fruits and vegetables like spinach, 1 banana, 1 serving of whey, sprouted brown rice or pea protein powder. After this lite meal, he takes 1 teaspoon of fish oil.

After his workout, he eats 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt with 2 tbsp of chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup blueberries.

Khabib’s lunch generally consists of large green salad made up of romaine lettuce, spinach, and cabbage – one cup of each, topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Also, he mixes protein in 1 can of tuna tossed with vinegar, mustard, green onions, and celery.

For the afternoon snack, he eats 1-2 red peppers, 1 sliced cucumber, and 3 boiled eggs with 1 yolk.

His dinner generally consists of 1 bunch of grilled asparagus and zucchini lightly tossed in olive oil and Himalayan pink salt. He also eats 3-4 oz of chicken or turkey grilled or baked, 1/2 cup low sodium black beans with Pico De Gallo topping.

He eats a lite evening snack only if hungry. It usually consists of 2 oz of chicken or turkey and sliced cucumbers and celery.

As you have noticed, Khabib’s diet is full of essential nutrients and at the same time contains very little carbohydrates, which is suitable for many patients of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart, respiratory system and other diseases. At the same time, his diet suits any healthy person.

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

12 فائدة صحية مدهشة للكركم

اليك 12 فائدة مدهشة للكركم. يحتوي الكركم على أكثر من 100 مركب كيميائي مدهش، وله خواص طبية قوية. يعالج حالات عديدة: من آلام المعدة وحتى أمراض الجهاز التنفسي.ب


12 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric contains more than 100 amazing chemical compounds with powerful medicinal properties. It treats conditions from stomachaches to respiratory illness.

9 Wonderful Health Benefits of Black Pepper.

9 فوائد صحية رائعة للفلفل الأسود

هذا الفيديو يشمل على 9 فوائد صحية قيمة للفلفل الأسود. الفلفل الأسود يحتوي على العديد من العناصر الغذائية وله فوائد صحية متنوعة. لديه خصائص مضادات الأكسدة، مضادة للالتهابات، مضادة للبكتيريا.ب


9 Wonderful Health Benefits of Black Pepper.

This video covers 9 valuable health benefits of black pepper. Black pepper contains many nutrients and has diverse health benefits. It has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.

9 Benefits of Black Pepper

9 – فوائد للفلفل الأسود

الفلفل الأسود يحتوي على العديد من العناصر الغذائية وله فوائد صحية متنوعة. لديه خصائص مضادات الأكسدة، مضادة للالتهابات، مضادة للبكتيريا.ب

يساعد على تحسين الهضم.ب *

قد يساعد في محاربة الجراثيم.ب *

يخفف من السعال والبرد.ب *

يساهم الحصول على بشرة ناعمة ونضرة.ب *

له القدرة على محاربة السرطان.ب *

البيبيرين في الفلفل الأسود يعمل كمضاد للاكتئاب.ب *

البيبيرين في الفلفل الأسود يعالج أمراض الروماتيزم.ب *

رغم أنه يساهم في فتح الشهية، إلا أنه في نفس الوقت يساعد على خسارة الوزن.ب *

البيبرين في الفلفل الأسود يحفز من سرعة امتصاص العناصر الغذائية للطعام من القناة الهضمية.ب *

على الرغم من أن الفلفل الأسود له عمر تخزين طويل، من المستحسن استخدامه قبل تاريخ انتهاء الصلاحية لأنه سيبدأ في فقدان فعاليته بمرور الوقت وطعمه لن يكون على النحو المنشود. من الأفضل استخدام مطحنة الفلفل الاسود اليدوية حيث تحفظه وتحفظ النكهة لفترة أطول ويكون أكثر فاعلية. للحفاظ على النكهة، قومي بوضع الفلفل في علبة محكمة الإغلاق في خزانة باردة وداكنة.ب


9 Benefits of Black Pepper

Black pepper contains many nutrients and has diverse health benefits. It has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.

* It promotes digestion.

* It might help fight germs.

* It relieves coughs and cold.

* It contributes to clear skin.

* It might have the ability to fight cancer.

* Piperine in black pepper acts as antidepressant.

* Piperine in black pepper treats rheumatic diseases.

* Although it helps stimulate appetite, it also helps to lose weight at the same time.

* Piperine in black pepper stimulates rapid absorption of food nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract.

Even though black pepper has a long shelf life, always use it before expiration date, because it will start to lose effectiveness over time and will  not flavor food as intended. It is better to use a grinder as the whole black peppercorn holds the flavor for a longer time and is more effective. To retain flavor, store in a tight container in a cool dark cupboard.

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12 Benefits of Turmeric

12 – فائدة للكركم

يحتوي الكركم على أكثر من 100 مركب كيميائي مدهش، وله خواص طبية قوية. يعالج حالات عديدة: من آلام المعدة وحتى أمراض الجهاز التنفسي.ب

يعزز حصانة الجسم.ب

يخفف آلام التهاب المفاصل.ب

يساعد على مكافحة الالتهابات الفيروسية.ب

هو مركب طبيعي مضاد للالتهابات.ب

من الممكن أن يمنع خطر السرطان.ب

قد يقلل من خطر الإصابة بأمراض القلب.ب

يساعد على تنظيف الكبد.ب

يساعد على حرق الدهون.ب

يشجع في عملية الهضم.ب

يوازن مستويات الهرمونات.ب

يساعد في التخفيف من آلام متلازمة ما قبل الحيض.ب

يحسن وظائف المخ ويقلل من مخاطر أمراض الدماغ.ب

للحصول على فوائد الكركم ، ببساطة اضيفي ملعقة طعام واحدة إلى نظامك الغذائي اليومي، أو يمكنك تناول مكمل يحتوي على 1500 ملغ من الكركم.ب


12 Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric contains more than 100 amazing chemical compounds with powerful medicinal properties. It treats conditions from stomachaches to respiratory illness.

  • It boosts body immunity.

  • It manages arthritis pain.

  • It helps fight viral infections.

  • It is a natural anti-inflammatory compound.

  • It can prevent the risk of Cancer

  • It may reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • It helps cleanse the liver.

  • It helps to burn fat.

  • It encourages proper digestion.

  • It balances the hormone levels.

  • It helps ease premenstrual syndrome.

  • It improves brain function and lowers the risk of brain diseases.

To get the benefits of turmeric, simply add 1 tablespoon to your daily diet, or you can take a supplement that contains 1,500 mg of turmeric.  

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5 Heath Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Can fight diabetes.

May protect against cancer.

Can eliminate many types of bad bacteria.

Reduces cholesterol levels and improve heart health.

One to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily may help you lose weight, reduce belly fat, and lower sugar levels.

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Benefits of Falxseed

فوائد بذور الكتان

عالية في احماض أوميغا 3 الدهنية

مصدر غني بالقشور، والتي قد تقلل من خطر السرطان.ب

غنية بالألياف الغذائية

قد تحسن من مستوى الكوليسترول.ب

قد تخفض ضغط الدم.ب

تحتوي على بروتين عالي الجودة.ب

قد تساعد في السيطرة على نسبة السكر في الدم.ب

تشعرك بالشبع لفترة طويلة، والتي قد تساعد على التحكم في الوزن.ب


Benefits of Flaxseed

High in omega-3 fatty acids.

Rich in dietary fiber.

Contains high quality protein.

May improve cholesterol level.

May lower blood pressure.

May help control blood sugar.

May reduce the risk of cancer.

It makes you feel full for a long time, which may help control weight.

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