Sunday, February 18, 2018

Omega-3 Nutrition is Important for Brain

Our brain controls every system in the body. Without a healthy brain, the heart will not be able to pump blood, legs will not run and we will not function normally.

One of the keys to the brain functioning well in the body is the omega-3 fatty acids and it comes into effect from the first time we were born.

Professor of human nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin reveals, omega-3 fats are structural materials of nerve cells.

Unfortunately omega-3s are essential fats, which means the body can not make it on its own, so it needs to be obtained through food or supplements. Like calcium in bone, omega-3 fatty acids are present in the brain.

Keep in mind, there are three major omega-3 fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated (PUFA), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). More than 30 percent of the brain consists of these three types of polyunsaturated fat.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Love to Eat Spicy, Healthy and Make Longevity

There is good news for you fans of spicy food.

A study conducted in China and published in the British journal BMJ, reveals, people who eat spicy foods 6-7 days a week have a decrease in the risk of death by about 14 percent.

That number compared with those who eat spicy food less than once a week.

In addition, the impact is stronger on those who love toast and not drink alcohol.

According to the study, compared to dried chili, chili sauce and chili oil, fresh chili has the best protection.

Spicy taste in chili peppers comes from the presence of capsaicin which has many health benefits.

These benefits include decreased appetite and inhibit obesity, to reduce the risk of cancer.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dangerous, Do not Eat This Food without Cooking

There are some good food ingredients consumed raw and not. Some foods still have anti-nutritional compounds while still in a raw state. These anti-nutritional compounds include antivitamin, antiprotein and antimineral. Some foods also have toxic substances and active substances that depend on the heating process.

Food ingredients that contain anti-nutritional compounds, toxic substances to these active substances need to go through the heating process before consumption. Here are some such ingredients as expressed by nutritionist Rita Ramayulis.

Antivitamin: Egg, Corn and Fish

Raw eggs contain an antivitamin called avidin. If consumed, avidin will inhibit the absorption of B1 and Biotin in the body. Avidin content in eggs can be removed through the heating process.

In contrast to eggs, corn contains antivitamin substances called niacinogen that can inhibit the absorption of vitamin B3. Niacinogen in corn can also be eliminated through heating process.