Carotenoids

Carotenoids

Have you ever wondered why your favorite fruits and vegetables display such a fascinating spectrum of colors? It’s not by coincidence. The specific shade of …

Carotenoids, what are they and what are the health benefits?

The life on earth is often presented by bright display of colors, ever thought; why is that?  Why do the flowers splash out in such brilliant colors, and also the gloss surface colors of fresh fruit and vegetables?
It turns out that the bright rainbow colors of the Fruit and Vegetables are actually pigments called the Carotenoids, these pigments contain strong anti oxidant properties. Four of the most common Carotenoids are; Beta carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Astaxanthin. They are also called; Phytonutrient Antioxidants. Libid soluble Organic compounds, these are capable of impressive amounts of oxygenation suppression.
The vast research done over many years on human health has yielded results that prove that the Carotenoids do positively affect the quality of life. Particularly in the following areas;
•    Cardiovascular system.
•    Immune system support.
•    Healthy Vision system.
•    Respiratory function system.

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The Carotenoids are said to be teeming with compounds that have been shown to positively affect the quality of life.  They protect the many millions of molecular cell structures of the body from the attacks of free radicals. Free radicals break down good molecular structures, by their dynamic chemical reactions.
“A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron in an outer shell. While a few free radicals such as melanin are not chemically reactive, most biologically-relevant free radicals are highly reactive. For most biological structures, free radical damage is closely associated with oxidative damage. Antioxidants are reducing agents, and limit oxidative damage to biological structures by passivating them from free radicals. – Wikipedia.

In our modern world today we can make use of the vast amount so research done about nutrition and health, and also the availability of healthy food ingredients.  It is up to us to take the time to read and learn what the latest information on health and nutrition is.  From time to time old information is updated with the latest research done that is understandable because often the research done was very specific and did not take into consideration many other possibilities. E.g. if a research results show that the cause of heart disease is most common amongst people that eat a lot of butter,  then it is too simplistic to conclude that butter as an ingredient is unhealthy, and therefore it should be tossed out with other unhealthy ingredients. Just recently the message from researchers is that butter is a natural product and it does have health benefits, and with sensible moderation of use it should be included in a diet, especially for the people that have no apparent health risks or heart disease. It is always a good idea to find out what the recommended quantities are, and then to weigh it out in your own kitchen to see how the amount looks, and how far it goes. E.g. if it is 10 grams of butter per day, how many slices of whole meal bread does that cover?
One of the easiest things to do, considering how much bother it must have been to the previous generations is to make use of the easy availability of fresh fruit and vegetables. For many in the past they only got what they grew themselves, can you imagine what it would be like to grow and eat only the foods that you grew yourself.  Depending where you live, it could mean that to get a healthy varied diet of foods you would need to relocate to a more favorable climate, or build a green house with many extra expenses and running costs.

The most common Carotenoids that have shown to positively affect the quality of life mentioned earlier are;  Beta carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Astaxanthin.

In which food ingredients are these Carotenoids found in?

  • Beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin: Orange-colored fruits and vegetables; carrots, apricots, mangoes, squash, papaya, and sweet potatoes to name a few.
  • Lutein:  Green vegetables, spinach, kale, broccoli and collard greens, also contain beta-carotene.
  • Lycopene: tomatoes, guava, and pink grapefruit. Salmon, shellfish, milk, and egg yolks.
  • Astaxanthin.

It makes good sense to be selective in the planning stage of a grocery shopping list, make a lot of room for fruit and vegetables.   Next time you are preparing that grocery list, think about all those bright colored fruit and vegetables and how they contain the good pigments called Carotenoids, and do add them creatively to your daily diet, because they have been shown to positively affect the quality of life.

Natural berry nutrition and antioxidants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31MJifPeX9s

The good fats and the bad fats

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Fats, Diet & Weight Loss Part 1, Good vs. Bad Fats, The Truth About Fat & Nutrition Ruth from Treasured Earth Foods answers many common questions about fat. …

The good fats and the bad fats, there are four basic types of fats:

1.    monounsaturated fats (good).
2.    polyunsaturated fats  (good).
3.    saturated fats  (bad).
4.    trans fats  (bad).

Here is a list of some of the good fats:

How to use food ingredients that have high nutritional status. Food ingredients that are actually good for the eleven body systems.  Which food is good for the brain.

o    Olive oil
o    Canola oil
o    Sunflower oil
o    Peanut oil
o    Sesame oil
o    Avocados
o    Olives
o    Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews)
o    Peanut butter
o    Soybean oil
o    Corn oil
o    Safflower oil
o    Walnuts
o    Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds
o    Flaxseed
o    Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)
o    Soymilk

He is a list of some of the uses of the bad fats:

Note* trim fats off, and moderate use recommended.

High-fat cuts of meat (beef, lamb, pork)
Chicken with the skin
Whole-fat dairy products (milk and cream)
Butter
Cheese
Ice cream
Palm and coconut oil
Lard

Commercially-baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts, muffins, cakes, pizza dough
Packaged snack foods (crackers, microwave popcorn, chips)
Stick margarine
Vegetable shortening
Fried foods (French fries, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, breaded fish)
Candy bars

How to steer clear of the Bad Fats, and when/how to buy the Good fats.

By planning your grocery list and adding the items that do have good fats will ensure that your body gets the true fats benefits that it needs.

The good fats and the bad fats, tug of war can easily be voted for, and won for the good (life).

With a decisive action of a shopping grocery list, it must be done in advance, there and then, before entering the vast displays of the highly visual grocery store, that depends on the visual marketing strategy to sell product’s that are not healthy.  Visual marketing and advertising paint and color the packages, and use food dyes to color food,  the same colors as the natural pigments of the fruit and vegetables in nature, it is done to trick the mind into buying that which is not actually always good.

Be smart and buy the colors in the natural fruit and vegetables, and not the cardboard colors and dyes of the packages.

This advice is really simple, and it works just fine, meaning: don’t pay so much attention to the colorful packaging of cardboard packaging, but do pay attention the bright natural colors of fruit and vegetables.  It may mean that you need to go to a farmers markets or fruit and vegetable markets to avoid being scammed by the modern Super Markets that have the combined  isles longer than the aircraft carrier.  Full color pictures of natural ingredients on cardboard should get your antennas up, and be very wary of the psychological marketing techniques that the marketing engineers use to make more sales and bigger profits, the concept that food is nutrition, and that it should be healthy, does not enter their thinking, because it is all about business for them. Bad fats reduce the costs of production, that’s why they use them in food products.

 

 

Antioxidant that fight free radicals

[uvc-youtube id=”hJQxaKArZ0o” width=”560″ height=”315″ autoplay=”0″ controls=”1″] Antioxidant that fight free radicals is good news.

Dr. Oz talks about the importance of antioxidants. You can neutralize 1000000 free radicals per second by taking 1 Protandim daily.

There are more than 600 different types of Carotenoids, they prevent the formation of free radicals in the first place, e.g. Carrots, yellow squash and persimmons. These are preventative agents that promote good health, Squash for the lungs health, Carrots for kidney health, Persimmons for a healthy stomach.

Antioxidant that fight free radicals, should be increased with regular consumption.

Antioxidants that fight free radicals are found naturally in healthy fruit and vegetables.  It is important to consume them daily, most people’s diet includes a lot of protein, fats, sugars, and free radical.  By increasing fruit and vegetables in the daily diet, with more balanced nutrition,  this will improve the health of  the body.  The human body has many systems that depend on the essential nutrients for optimal health.  By establishing good eating habits the body is naturally improved over time.

Antioxidant that fight free radicals should become a regular items on the grocery lists.

The many negative eating habits may be based on impulse, marketing, availability, commercials, poor planning, lack of education, lack of motivation, do change them for the good eating habits for the sake of your well being.

 

 

Which food is good for the brain

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There are 7 groups of nutrients that are essential for the healthy human body systems; carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, water, minerals, vitamins.

A balanced diet that includes all of the 7 nutrient groups, also a life style that includes plenty of physical outdoor activity in a clean air environment, and to avoid consuming all types of toxins will be a victory for better health and a great boost for overall well being.

Making decisions and plans for better health starts in the mind, thoughts and ideas flow through the mind, self awareness and maybe a memory of the past when the health was much better than the current one.  Over time the youthful eager to be physically active and to participate in sports may dwindle, and also be over crowded by every day demands for time and tasks, from the early morning to late in the afternoon may be busy with chores and commitments to the partner, family, work or friends.

Taking stock of your health is vitally important, it has to be kept in check, there is no alternative, you only get one body in a life time. How you run your life and look after your health is mostly in your hands.  There is a gradual pull of the gravity as the body ages, a slowing down and conservation of energy, the proportioned body weight needs to be under control so that it does not cause undue stress on the many systems of the human body. It is much easier to get up and to go outside to exercise each morning when the body weight is correct and no extra pounds/kilos to carry around the waist.

Which food is good for the brain? is a good question, some are better than others, a right balance for the energy needs required.

Visit the Which Food is Good for the Brain.com to learn more.

 

The power of the human brain

[uvc-youtube id=”VQ5zoZB0hdg” width=”560″ height=”315″ autoplay=”0″ controls=”1″] The power of the human brain is not fully realized.

The power of the human brain–The Most Incredible Evolutionary Machine Ever to Exist.

The subconscious brain.

The term “brain” brings up various thoughts, images and understanding, uncannily the brain was processing information commands and data from the moment before and after you decided to browse the internet for information, and when your eyes pointed at the previous question; what is brain food?  Then you read this article.

The brain seems to be two steps ahead of all our conscience thoughts, a chemical powered processor where information is transferred through nerves and neurons.  However, it is not a master over the will, but rather a humble obedient servant in the background, intelligent, dynamic, and alert day and night at a scale that only the data processing brain may experience.  The ultimate goal of the brain seems to be two fold; to keep all of the various physical systems operating as a unit, and to be a radar control center that directs actions and commands for survival, above all else.

The power of the human brain to change human nature.

As humans become more conscious, with self control, then it would seem natural that the results of their scientific findings will be more rewarding and enlightening.  Technology has been shaping and changing the human brain since the; Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Information Age.  It is the preoccupation with tools that changes mans mind to think more in line with the tools that he/she is preoccupied with.

Unlike the other wild animals, birds or the fish of the Seas, it is the humans that are so busy always working with their tools.  While animals are grazing and resting during the daylight hours of the day, humans are busy competing with each other on the business/work front, out doing each other, or doing a service to others.

The power of the human brain is being harnessed to make better tools that are more efficient.

The early Silk Route was a revolution in the Global International community sense, the Industrial revolution brought about change that was mechanical in nature.  Then there was the W.W.1 and W.W.2, which put the factory industries capacity into a new hyper drive, with many new inventions being brought on line.  Since then it has been about global consumer marketing and business.  The power of the human brain is often being used to outwit the competition, to bring new products that appear more slick and clever, or maybe they are more practical, affordable improved versions of the previous models.

The power of the human brain for mating purpose.

The power of the human brain is also used in the mating games, even the birds and the animals use it to impress the potential partner to win over the others with a show of prowess.  Bright colored feathers, a dance, decorated nest, physical size, fighting spirit, boldness, brute force, cunning, a sense of humor.  A stallion, or maybe a flashy car on a car parade with the driver of a 350, V.8 mustang, wearing an Indian chief head gear, while playing the beach boys CD with a big smile on his face.

The Human Brain Project

[uvc-youtube id=”DsZ_LBdthC0″ width=”560″ height=”315″ autoplay=”0″ controls=”1″] The Human Brain Project is the latest EU sponsored project.

Neelie Kroes, European Commission, talks to the leader of the Human Brain Project (http://www.humanbrainproject.eu). The Project, winner of the EU’s “Future …

A global Universal understanding of the brain, and how it projects reality biologically.

Ambitious ten year project from 2013, with a 1 B EU funding, to research answer to the many human age related diseases.  Human brain assimilation in 10 years time (2023).

Brain feature Designs, for Robotics, ITC system, low energy needs, e.g. 1 banana a day.

The unknown inner processes of the brain, that has many inner transmissions sending and receiving signals. A brain does not need to be programmed, it has the ability to learn from the environment that it inhabits.  One of the  Human brain project ambitions is to develop a self thinking robotic processors that can learn the art of learning, biological processes .

How does the Human Brain represent reality?  Chemical activities with chemical processes. How does it help to build our reality. -Prof. Henry Markram.

Understanding the human brain may require a super computer structure like the C.E.R.N Hydro Collide’r to simulate how the 10 000 000 000 (10 Billion nerve cells called the neurons) neurotransmitters interact with the electron chemical signals and project that information as a reality.

Ambitious project indeed-The Human Brain Project.

If the cogs of the clock turn faster than the recorded real time, then it is an error.  What would a Stone Age man had done with a new Apple computer? If it had been presented to him?  The texture of the case material would surely have been intriguing.  The shiny innards of the Apple could have decorated the neck and shoulders of the whole tribal clan.

 

Prioritize healthy food choice and life style