祝您幸福,健康,快乐与安详。
May you be free from danger and fear.
May you be happy and peaceful in mind, and free from suffering.
May you be blessed with ease of well being in your social and material relations.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

小麦胚芽,大豆软磷脂,啤酒酵母 - 素食之三宝

三宝粉是许多素食者常食用的保健品,它包括小麦胚芽,大豆软磷脂和啤酒酵母。

小麦胚芽有丰富的维生素E,可抗氧化,延缓衰老。大豆卵磷脂可构成细胞膜,加强记忆力,改善代谢。啤酒酵母提供素食者缺乏的丰富的维生素B群,可以帮助消化吸收。以下是这三种营养的摘要。

小麦胚芽

小麦胚芽是高纤食品,可降低心血管疾病的发生机率。富含作为天然的抗氧化剂的维生素E,可降低细胞老化,促进新陈代谢,抗污染及抗不孕。

小麦胚芽粉萃取自小麦胚芽菁华,作为小麦籽粒的核心和生命中枢,在种植时胚芽发育成生命种子的幼根和子叶。据现代科学研究测定,它的蛋白质含量为31%以上,是一种优质蛋白质,比米、面高出6~7倍,其营养价值可与鸡蛋相媲美。小麦胚芽含也被营养学家誉为天然维生素E的仓库,具有延缓衰老、提高免疫力的作用,是为数不多的真正应用于人类抗衰老的抗氧化剂。

二十八烷醇则是小麦胚芽中的另一个重要成分,是改善体力,增加耐力,减缓运动后肌肉疼痛的秘密武器。实验证实二十八烷醇可增加运动时的氧气利用,改善肌肉中肝糖的储存与运动的反应能力。

大豆软磷脂

大豆软磷脂被誉为血管的清道夫,预防心脑血管疾病,提高人体的代谢能力,自愈能力,能延缓衰老,其健脑益智作用可提高学习和工作效率,同时保护肝脏,预防脂肪肝等病症的发生,能增强胰脏功能,可做为糖尿病人的营养品。

大豆卵磷脂富含胆碱磷脂质,肌醇磷脂质,脑磷脂与亚麻仁油酸。磷脂质对于维持细胞膜的健康,促进细胞的正常功能,使人体细胞对于营养物质的吸收,代谢废物的排泄有很大的帮助。另外,胆碱磷脂质对于脑神经传导物质「乙烯胆碱」的形成,提供了必要的原料,可预防记忆力的退化。卵磷脂本身具有生物乳化剂的功用,可使脂肪顺利运输至肝脏中代谢。根据一些临床试验结果显示,补充卵磷脂亦可预防脂肪肝的发生。

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure with Potassium

An adequate daily intake of potassium may be an important part of preventing high blood pressure. A potassium diet holds the power to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Potassium is a relatively common mineral and can be found in many foods, and is especially easy to obtain in fruits and vegetables.

Excellent sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, orange juice, white beans, yogurt and banana.

Sweet potatoes are actually one of the top sources of potassium available. It also contains top nutrients such as Vitamin A and Beta Carotene.

Orange juice is known for its excellent contribution to your daily intake of Vitamin C, but is also a superb source of potassium. Probably the best part about orange juice is how easy it is to fit into a potassium diet.

Flaxseed lower blood pressure

The seeds and oil of the flax plant contain substances which promote good health.

Several studies indicate that flaxseed oil, as well as ground flaxseeds, can lower cholesterol, thereby significantly reducing the risk of heart disease. In addition, flaxseed oil can also be used to lower blood pressure. It has demonstrated useful anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties in a number of animal models and human diseases.

High blood pressure can be caused by hereditary factors, lifestyle choices and other compromising health problems. Diets with high fiber content and artery-cleaning attributes found in omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in keeping arteries flexible, thereby helping to maintain a smooth thoroughfare for the blood to pass through. Flaxseed oil may help protect against high blood pressure by inhibiting inflammatory reactions that cause artery-hardening plaque and poor circulation.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gymnema Sylvestre to fight diabetes

Recently Gymnema Sylvestre was introduced to my mother for the treatment of diabetes (糖尿病).

A check in the Internet shows that Gymnema sylvestre (匙羹藤) is a plant used in India and parts of Asia as a natural treatment for diabetes or “sweet urine.” It is actually an Ayurvedic medicine. While it is still being studied, and the effects of the herb are not entirely known, the herb has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels when used for an extended period of time.

In healthy adults gymnema sylvestre is believed to help curb cravings for sweets. Though not a magic bullet, when taken with a high-carbohydrate meal or a meal high in sugar, it can aid the body by passing through sugars and making carbs available for burning, rather than turning these into fat stores. In this way it helps to build lean muscle mass.

Gymnema sylvestre has been deemed very safe for adults at suggested doses. If pregnant or lactating, do not take this herb due to lack of research and potential impact on the baby. Those will allergies to the milkweed family might experience allergic reactions to gymnema sylvestre.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Organic food protect health

In the rush to produce more and more crops to satisfy growing demand producers have had to resort to using a lethal cocktail of pesticides. These will, given time, spread to taint not just the farms they were meant for, but neighboring land. As well, these substances often find their way into the water table, contaminating a vast supply of groundwater. Also, pesticides do keep pests from eating up the food before the humans can get to it, but it also leaves residue on and sometimes in our food. Over time, these toxins can endanger our health.

As such the trend is now toward eating organic produce in this health conscious era. It is becoming easier to find organic foods without going to a health food store nowadays, however the difference in cost may cause some of us to think twice about choosing it.

The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy products. Organic farming is the oldest form of agriculture. It encourages soil and water conservation and reduces pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce do not use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. The use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and avoided as a last resort. However, contrary to popular belief, certain non-organic fertilizes are still used. Organic farming strictly limits the use of artificial chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

"Organic" does not mean "natural." Natural foods do not contain additives or preservatives, but they may contain ingredients that have been grown with pesticides or are genetically modified. Natural foods are not regulated and do not meet the same criteria that organic foods do.

There is not enough scientific evidence to claim that organic food is safer or more nutritious than conventionally produced food. However, it is belief that organic food contains more nutrients, minerals and vitamins than produce that has been intensively farmed. Eating organic food is one way to reduce consumption of pesticide residues and additives. It is a lot less toxins.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ginger help you relieve cold symptoms

Ginger has long been known as a very healthy food to the body in a number of ways.

There is an increasing evidence that ginger provides strong health benefits. In the Asian culture, ginger has long been used for medicinal purposes. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for years as a healing compound in addition to a cooking ingredient.

Ginger is also thought to be good for blood circulation. Ginger tea is commonly used as a cold remedy. It is of the best foods you can eat, especially when you have a cold. Hot ginger teas are one way to enjoy the benefits of ginger and possibly relieve cold symptoms. Ginger tea is very simple to make. Boil a few strips or slices of fresh ginger for a few minutes and then take it as a tea. Sweeten with honey or drink it straight.