onsdag 9 januari 2013

Apigenin In Parsley Boosts Testosterone Levels

How a flavonoid in parsley boosts testosterone levels: Apigenin is found in vegetables. The best sources are parsley and celery. 100 g parsley contain 300 mg apigenin and 100 g of celery leaves contain 56 mg.

måndag 7 januari 2013

Top 10 Nitric Oxide Foods

Top 10 Nitric Oxide Foods:

Here are the top 10 nitric oxide foods :

1. Beets – Beetroot juice contains nitrates that are shown to decrease blood pressure and improve athletic performance.

2. Collard greens – Green leafy vegetables are high in nitrate content.

3. Nuts – Walnuts and Brazil nuts are rich in L-Arginine and vitamin E that are important for NO production.

4. Spinach – Contains high nitrate content and one of the excellent nitric oxide foods.

5. Kiwi fruit – Contains high vitamin C required for NO production.

6. Sea food – Protein rich foods have good amounts of L-Arginine.

7. Lean meats – Good source of B vitamins and protein that are required pre-cursors.

8. Broccoli – Excellent source of vitamin C and also contains good amounts of nitrates.

9. Red chili peppers – A study showed that capsaicin found in peppers increased the production of nitric oxide and helped reducing blood pressure.

10. Lettuce – Contains high amounts of nitrate and also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

The enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS) produces nitric oxide from the amino acid L-Arginine. Research studies conducted on L-Arginine and nitric oxide, found that vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B are also required for the enzyme to successfully produce NO.

söndag 6 januari 2013

Cabbage-Related Vegetables Like Cauliflower & Broccoli May Have An Anabolic Effect.

Cauliflower, broccoli & bodybuilders: Brassicas such as cauliflower, broccoli and sprouts all contain the compound sulforaphane, and molecular scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered that this deactivates the muscle growth inhibitor myostatin in satellite cells – and therefore may also have an anabolic effect.