Posted in Antioxidants, Disease, eye diseases, eye health, good food, healthy food, Nutrition, seniors

Boost carotenoids

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Carotenoids have long been known for their nutritional value and capacity to boost the body against nasty diseases. They ought to be top of your eating list for the good they do but maybe, from time to time, we just need to remind ourselves how valuable and easily sourced these  foods are. The top 10 are:

  1. Baked sweet potato
  2. Cooked carrots
  3. Cooked dark green leafy greens
  4. Cos/romaine lettuce
  5. Cantaloupe melon
  6. Sweet red capsicums
  7. Dried apricots
  8. Cooked peas
  9. Cooked broccoli
  10. Cooked peas

There is a really well explained piece on How Stuff Works about the current research into carotenoids and how they impact positively on health. it’s a bit of a long read but well worth it because it is so enlightening. The very latest research is on older adults and how carotenoids appear to improve brain function and thinking. Well worth investigating and pursuing further. Nutrition for any age group is essential but if it impacts on how well you thing then it’s to be highly encouraged.

 

 

 

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Posted in Aging Parents, Alzheimer, Antioxidants, Berries, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, Health, Mood swing, Neurological Disorders

Berry Power

Histopathogic image of senile plaques seen in ...Image via WikipediaD. Vincent Fortanasce’s new book, The Anti-Altzheimer’s Prescription lists a dozen food which will help protect you form Alzheimers. Those who know the disease know how devastating it is to have a loved one plucked from you and turned into someone you do not recognise and whose mood swings can be as disturbing for them as they are for you.I have blogged about this condition before and we are getting closer to finding something which will help more effectively. In the mean time we do have to look at ways and means of helping ourselves and others. Books like this help by providing information and a calm perspective and if diet will help, then that’s something easy we can all do for ourselves…and I’ll be first in line to eat all the berries!

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