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.

The Amazing Benefits of Avocado Oil

Avocado oil  has many health benefits including a high amount of antioxidants and healthy fats. While avocado oil is best known for its uses in cooking, it also could be used in skin care.

Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health

Studies found that avocado oil improves heart health, reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. It is very effective in increasing the good cholesterol, HDL.

Reduces Kidney Damage in People with Type 2 Diabetes

A 2017 study found that avocado oil could reduce the oxidative damage that causes kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes. It is due to the oleic acid, a healthy fat, which is the primary component of the avocado oil.

Lowers the Risk of Cancers and Autoimmune Diseases

Oleic acid is known for its ability to lower the risk of developing some cancers and prevents the outbreak of some autoimmune diseases. It speeds up cell regeneration to promote healing, and aids in eliminating microbial infections and reducing inflammation throughout the body.

Contains High Amount of Antioxidant that has Benefits for The Eyes

Lutein is an antioxidant found in avocado oil. This nutrient improves eye health and may lower the risk of age-related eye diseases. Our body doesn’t produce lutein, so we must obtain it from our diet.

Helps the Body in the Absorption of Important Nutrients

Avocado oil is a healthy fat that may increase the absorption of important nutrients found in vegetables when it is mixed with vegetables.

May Reduce the Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Multiple studies have reported that a combination of avocado and soybean oil extract may relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. A study reported that oleic acid may help to reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.

Ways to Add Avocado Oil to Your Diet

It is easy to incorporate avocado oil into your diet. It is healthy and safe to consume it cold or as a cooking oil because its fatty acids are stable at high heat.

Add to salad or Hummus. Add a to a fruit and vegetable smoothie. Use it to marinade meat for grilling. Use it in baking. Drizzle it over vegetables before cooking in an oven.

Caution: ِAvocado oil is safe to consume, but it is better to make sure you are not allergic to it. Apply a small amount of avocado oil on the skin of your arm. If you do not get any reaction within 24 hours it means you are not allergic to it.

 

A Delicious And Simple Recipe To Enhance Body Immunity

The following delicious and simple recipe enhances body immunity, especially during the cold winter season. It protects you and your family from illnesses. One teaspoon of this great and powerful mixture a day is good enough to boost your immunity and helps keep sickness, such as cold and flu away from you and your family.

The Recipe

You need a jar with a tight lid. You will use this jar to mix the ingredients and then store it in the refrigerator

Add a quarter cup of raw unfiltered al-sidr or manuka honey, or any good raw unfiltered honey.

Add one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger.

Add one tablespoon of fresh grated turmeric. If you do not have fresh turmeric, you could use powder turmeric as well.  

Add a quarter teaspoon of fresh grated black pepper.

Then add a zest of one lemon.

For extra immunity, you could add one teaspoon of fresh crushed garlic, and a couple dashes of cayenne pepper.

Mix all the ingredients together in the jar.

Close the jar with the lid and keep it in the refrigerator not more than 10 days.

You can take it as tea, by adding a teaspoon of this mixture to a cup. Then pour boiling water on the cup. But make sure to wait for a few minutes for the water to cool a bit before adding it to the mix so that honey does not lose its benefits. Scientific studies proved that honey loses its benefits if added to a very hot liquid. You could also add one teaspoon of the mixture to your favorite cup of juice.

One teaspoon of this great and powerful mixture a day is good enough to boost your immunity and to help keep sickness, such as cold and flu away from you and your family during these cold days.

Anemia Causes and Treatment

فقر الدم اسبابه وعلاجه

فقر الدم يحدث بسبب انخفاض خلايا الدم الحمراء أو مستويات الهيموجلوبين إلى ما دون المستويات الطبيعية مما يؤدي الى وصول كمية أقل من الأكسجين إلى أجزاء مختلفة من الجسم. الهيموجلوبين هو بروتين في كريات الدم الحمراء يحتوي على ذرات الحديد؛ وهو ينقل البروتين داخل خلايا الدم الحمراء والأكسجين إلى الجسم.ب


Anemia Causes and Treatment

Anemia occurs because red blood cells or hemoglobin levels fall below normal levels, resulting in less oxygen reaching different parts of the body. Hemoglobin is a protein in the red blood cells containing iron atoms; it transmits protein within the red blood cells and oxygen to the body.

 

فقر الدم شائع كثيرا وبالذات عند النساء والأطفال وله أعراض كثيرة مثل: الشعور بالتعب والإرهاق، ضباب الدماغ، صعوبة في التركيز، عدم انتظام دقات القلب، ضيق في التنفس، صداع، الاكتئاب، برودة الاطراف، دوخة،عدم انتظام الدورة الشهرية، تساقط الشعر وتقصف الأظافر، وغيرِها من الأعراض.ب

 

علاج فقر الدم بالغذاء

لا يوجد نوع واحد من الطعام الذي يعالج فقر الدم. الحل هو اتباع نظام غذائي صحي وشامل. هذه بعض الأغذية التي تساعد في العلاج من فقر الدم التي تحتوي على الحديد أو تساعد في إنتاج أو امتصاص الحديد: كوب لبن (زبادي) مع ملعقة من مسحوق جذور الكركم، السبانخ  والخضروات الورقية داكنة الخضرة، الكبدة واللحمة والاسماك، الشوكولاتة الداكنة، الحمضيات (تقوي المناعة وتساعد على امتصاص الحديد)، بذور اليقطين وبذور دوار الشمس والمكسرات، عصير الرمان وعصير الشمندر، السمسم، وبالذات السمسم الأسود، التمر والزبيب والتين، والحبوب.ب


Anemia is common, especially among women and children. ِAnemia has many symptoms such as: Feeling tired, tired, depressed, irregular heart rate, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, cold limbs, brain fog and difficulty concentrating, hair loss and nail bombardment, irregular, menstruation, and other symptoms.

 

Home Remedies for Anemia

The solution is to follow a healthy and comprehensive diet. These are some foods that help in the treatment of anemia.  They are high in iron, or help in the production or the absorption of iron: A cup of yogurt with a spoon of turmeric powder, liver, red meat, and fish, spinach and leafy dark green vegetables, citrus fruits and vegetables (which strengthens immunity and helps absorb iron), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and nuts, dates, raisins, and figs, dark chocolate, sesame seeds, especially black sesame seeds, pomegranate juice and beet juice, and Grains.

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.

My Experience Treating Diabetes with Food, pt. 2

تجربتي الشخصية لعلاج مرض السكري بالغذاء – قسم 2

في هذا الفيديو اتكلم عن تجربتي الشخصية مع مرض السكري من النوع الثاني وعن خسارة الوزن والعلاج بالغذاء.ب


My Experience Treating Diabetes with Food, pt. 2

In this video I talk about my personal experience with type II diabetes, weight loss and food remedies.

My Experience Treating Diabetes with Food, pt. 1

تجربتي الشخصية لعلاج مرض السكري بالغذاء – قسم 1

في هذا الفيديو اتكلم عن تجربتي الشخصية مع مرض السكري من النوع الثاني وعن خسارة الوزن والعلاج بالغذاء.ب


My Experience Treating Diabetes with Food, pt. 1

In this video I talk about my personal experience with type II diabetes, weight loss and food remedies.

Natural Remedies for Depression

علاجات طبيعية للخروج من الاكتئاب

علاجات طبيعية ساعدتني في التغلب على الاكتئاب. اذا كنت محبط أو تشعر بالكآبة، آمل أن يساعدك هذا الفيديو.ب


Natural Remedies for Depression

Natural remedies that helped me cope with Depression. If you feel down, I hope this video will be helpful to you too.

12 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath

طريقة سهلة لازالة رائحة الفم الكريهة 12

.أفضل العلاجات المنزلية للقضاء تماماً على رائحة الفم الكريهة إذا تم اتباعها بانتظام


12 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath

The best home remedies to completely eliminate bad breath if followed regularly.