Monday, June 15, 2015

FAT THAT IS GOOD FOR THE BRAIN!!!

Fat is essential to brain health

Did you know that brain tissue is made up of nearly 60% fat?(1) A diet low in fat actually robs your brain of the materials it needs to function properly.
I’m not just talking about the essential fatty acids and omega 3’s that are making all the headlines (fats found in food like salmon, avocados and nuts) but also some of the saturated fats which we have been told for years to avoid, including natural animal fats.
Essential vitamins such as A, D, E and K are not water soluble and require fat to get transported and absorbed by the body. These vitamins are crucial for brain health and many of our vital organs.
Vitamin D is now being widely touted as an important element in decreasing susceptibility to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and other brain disorders and omega 3 is said to sharpen your cognitive function as well as to improve your mood.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

HAVE YOU EATEN THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FAT TODAY?


By JUDY MOULAND
With all the different dietary advice flying around these days, how can you even begin to know what food choices to make?
Take fat for example. For years it has been painted as an evil monster and the root cause of high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity. But scientific studies now show that there are many benefits of eating more fat, and it’s time we started rethinking this essential part of our dietary regime.
In short, fat has gotten a bad rap.
In Grain Brain Dr. David Perlmutter describes our ancestor’s diet as being 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbs compared to our current diet of  60% carbs, 20% protein and 20% fat. Dr. Perlmutter goes on to explain how the cornerstone of many of today’s health conditions, including Alzheimer’s, ADHD, depression, anxiety and chronic headaches are linked to inflammation in the body and brain triggered by carbs.
Other studies tell us that the obesity epidemic, which has doubled in the last 50 years, is not because of us eating too much fat but because of our consumption of readily available carbs and sugar, including glucose found in fruits and juices.
Excessive glucose is converted by the body and stored as fat. Gary Taubes in Why We Get Fat  says that “if the world had never invented cigarettes, lung cancer would be rare disease. Likewise, if we did not eat such high carb diets, obesity would be a rare condition.”
So fat is not the culprit it is believed to be!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BENEFITS OF GRAPEFRUIT SEED

Grapefruit Seed Extracts Benefits:

  • Grape seed extract comes from the fruit of grapefruit tree. Grapefruit seed extract is a liquid substance extracted from the seeds of grapefruit. This extract has a number of healing properties and can help to get rid of bacteria and infections. It also promotes the overall health of the immune system which is imperative for the growth of hair. Just like the grapefruit, its seed extract is also rich in many nutrients. Grapefruit seed extract is also available in dietary supplement form.
With all these health benefits of grapefruits, it’s no wonder that grapefruits are so popular. Last thing which you need to remember while incorporating grapefruit in your diet is to check with your doctor before eating grapefruit as many medications mix badly with this fruit. Grapefruits contain a compound named fuanocoumarins which is known to spark negative outcome when combined with medicines.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HOW TO ENJOY GRAPEFRUIT IS SO EASY!!


How To Eat Grapefruits?

There are a lot of ways to incorporate grapefruit in your diet on a regular basis.
  • Sectioned grapefruits work great in salads.
  • Grapefruit juice is also a good option, only if it is freshly squeezed and not loaded with extra sugar.
  • Grapefruit juice can also be used to sweeten cookies, cakes and breads while baking.
  • You can also use grapefruit juice as a topping for your ice cream instead of sugary syrups.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ANOTHER REASON GRAPEFRUIT IS GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR


Our hair follicles often get clogged due to dandruff and dry flaky skin. This can damage the hair follicles if not treated and also inhibits hair growth. Grapefruit seed extracts can help to fight the bacteria on the scalp. It helps to soothe the skin and ward off the dandruff. This helps to get rid the follicles debris and encourage new hair to grow.

Monday, May 18, 2015

GRAPEFRUIT IS AMAZING FOR YOUR HAIR!!!

Grapefruit comes in three wonderful varieties! They are all good and have the same nutritious value!

Grapefruit and its extracts are a good source of Vitamin C. Adequate consumption of Vitamins is imperative for health and growth of hair. Vitamin C has strong antioxidant properties that helps to enhance the immunity system and strengthens the connective tissues within hair follicles and protects their integrity.