lördag 26 november 2011

Coffee Inhibits Iron Absorption

Iron's Dangers: Coffee, when taken with food, strongly inhibits the absorption of iron, so I always try to drink coffee with meat.

Iron is a potentially toxic heavy metal. In excess, it can cause cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

Tryptophan Lower In Traditional Diets

Tryptophan, serotonin, and aging:

In the traditional diet, rather than just eating muscle meats, all the animal parts were used. Since collagen makes up about 50% of the protein in an animal, and is free of tryptophan, this means that people were getting about half as much tryptophan in proportion to other amino acids when they used foods such as “head cheese,” ox-tails, and chicken feet.

People who ate traditional diets, besides getting a lower concentration of tryptophan, were getting a large amount of glycine in their gelatin-rich diet. The simplest, nonessential, amino acid, glycine, has been found to protect against carcinogenesis, inflammation, fibrosis, neurological damage, shock, asthma, and hypertension. Increased glycine improves learning.

måndag 21 november 2011

Turmeric And Cinnamon Reduce Insulin And Triglycerides

Optimal Health Resource:

Researchers found that blood levels of insulin were reduced by 21% and triglycerides dropped 31%
in response to the turmeric-cinnamon mix.

Butyrate In Butter Is Good For You

Fitness Concept, LLC: Butter, Good for you:

Butyrate and its derivatives may have potential application in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome in humans.

Butter is 3-4 percent butyrate, the richest known source.

Flaxseed Lignans Potential Protection Against Prostatic Disease

Gaia Research - Flaxseed Lignans & The Immune System:

Flaxseed ingestion produces large amounts of mammalian
lignans with weak estrogenic/anti-estrogenic properties
reduced adult relative prostate weight and cell proliferation,
suggesting potential protection against prostatic disease,
without affecting sex hormone levels

söndag 13 november 2011

Vitamin C And Bioflavonoids

Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries):

A little note here: ascorbic acid will
not cure scurvy alone. You’ll need some bioflavonoids too, which are found in the same fruits (usually in the skins) that contain vitamin C. The white skin beneath the outer skin of an orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit is rich in bioflavonoids.

torsdag 10 november 2011

Vitamin C Cancel The Negative Effects Of Phytate

Primal Wisdom:

Consuming foods rich in ascorbate (vitamin C) with foods rich in phytate can cancel the negative effects of phytate on mineral absorption