How many times have you heard that we are all born with millions of neurons and that once dead can not be replaced?
Very well, today we are going to show you that some foods that we consume frequently have the power to delay the aging of the brain and even to recompose its functions.
Green leafy #vegetables , such as #spinach , #kale , or vine leaves, have vitamin K that takes years away from our brain.
A survey showed that older people who regularly consumed these vegetables had cognitive abilities compatible with a brain 11 years younger. These cognitive abilities are related to #memory , thinking, language and problem solving, so it could prevent the development of #Alzheimers that precisely arises when these skills are reduced.
Also, these vegetables have other properties such as vitamins A, C, iron, calcium, manganese that protect the eye from cataracts, produce red and white blood cells and form antibodies in the immune system.
Other green leafy vegetables:
– Chard – Celery – Cry – Broccol – Spinach – Mustard greens – Beet greens – Leaves of carrot – Lettuce – Parsley – Leek
SALAD IN JANUARY? Sometimes during the winter months, especially when it’s cold and rainy out, I think, do I really want a COLD, wet salad? And the answer is always the same. YES!! There’s just something about a good salad that makes me feel right, plus it warms you from the INSIDE and keeps inflammation at bay. Our dog Ben agrees! 🐶 This one is just simple mixed organic green leaves (I buy them in a bag), yellow sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes and avocado topped with “nutty” hemp hearts and white wine vinegar and sea salt! 🥗🤗
I am unofficially starting my "Greens Challenge" today. I say unofficially because before we start I would like to work you up to the challenge. I want to make sure you enjoy it and are successful at it.
While traveling I'm still making sure to eat healthy and nutritious meals. I may not always post them because I'm too busy enjoy my vacation 😎 I will need to push back the Greens Challenge start date for a couple weeks so I can be available to support you the entire way.
In the meantime I want you to start gathering recipes/ideas on how to add more greens to your diet. I personally have been eating a lot of veggie stirfrys and salads, which are easy to get here in Thailand. Here is an example of a delicious cooked Salad I had today, it's called the Gado Gado 😋
What greens are you eating today?
A new study from St. George's Medical School in London, published in the April 2005 issue of Hypertension, compared the blood-pressure-lowering effects of #potassium chloride against the effects of potassium citrate. The results of this study showed that potassium citrate has the same blood-pressure-lowering effect as potassium chloride, which has been proven in the past to lower blood pressure. Potassium chloride, however, must be taken as a dietary supplement, whereas potassium citrate is found naturally in many foods.
The study tested the effects of potassium chloride and potassium citrate on 14 adults with an average starting blood pressure of 151/93, placing them in the category of Stage 1 hypertension. The volunteers were randomly split into two groups; one group was given potassium chloride daily for one week, while the other received potassium citrate. Then, following a one week break, the treatment groups were crossed over and received the opposite treatment for an additional week. While taking potassium chloride, volunteers had an average #bloodpressure of 140/88, and while on potassium citrate, it averaged at 138/88. The difference between the effects of the two types of potassium was not significant, meaning each had similarly beneficial effects on hypertension. "These results support other evidence for an increase in potassium intake and indicate that potassium does not need to be given in the form of chloride to lower blood pressure," write the researchers in their report. "Increasing the consumption of food high in #potassium is likely to have the same effect on blood pressure as potassium chloride." Rather than investing in a new dietary supplement, lowering your bloodpressure may be as easy as watching what you eat. Try some organic #avocados & #bananas 🌱