Lettuce Discuss… Foods for HEART, NERVES, MUSCLES, PROSTATE, AND THE BRAIN

IMG_2873We all know that mother nature has supplied us with all we need to be and stay healthy. Here’s a little list of some important areas to take care of.

Brain:

Some quick and easy foods that keep the brain healthy.

Celery: The sodium contained within celery neutralizes acid in the body, this is one of the highest sodium foods we have. It contains magnesium, which keeps away migraine headaches too. It is a good blood cleanser and is beneficial if you have high blood pressure. Eat this raw.

Almonds: These are full of manganese and phosphorus these are the best nuts you can use. They are beneficial for the brain, muscles and the nervous system. Almonds contain two brain nutrients, riboflavin and L-Carnitine these have been shown to increase brain activity and also show a reduced occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.

Black Walnuts: Walnuts contain manganese, copper, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium. They are also high in Omega 3 this is essential for brain. The brain is made up of 60% structural fat, which is why omega 3’s are so important they keep the brain flexible and fluid.

Is it coincidence a Walnut looks like a brain?

Heart:

Olives are the highest potassium food, potassium is essential for heart health. You can make a simple tea to help lower your LDL Cholesterol therefore reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

Take 10 olives cut them in half, place them in a cup and cover with boiling water. Let them steep for 10 minutes and drink. Leave the olives in the cup and eat if you want too when you’ve finished the tea.

Nerves & Muscles

Almonds are a great brain food and are full of essential goodness for your heart.

Barley is full of goodness and it helps in muscle structure. Make a broth and use barley and reap the benefits.

Beans of all varieties are essential if you are very sporty or active, they give the muscles staying power. Building stamina into the muscle.

Prostate:

Pumpkin Seeds have been shown in tests to slow down prostate cancer. It has also been suggested that if you eat a handful of pumpkin seeds twice a week, you will duce the risk of prostate c

Lettuce Discuss… The Mighty Almond!

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In a ¼ Cup of Almonds there are approximately 132 Calories

Almonds are made up of the following

Vitamin B2 – (Riboflavin) 0.23 mg

Vitamin E – 6.03mg

Copper – 0.23 mg

Biotin – 14.72 mcg

Potassium – 162 mg

Magnesium – 62 mg

Manganese – 0.53 mg

Molybdenum – 6.78 mcg

Phosphorous – 111.32 mg

Fiber – 11%

Monounsaturated Fats and Protein

Almonds are great for your muscles, brain, nerves and your heart.

The oil of the RAW nut contains natural Lecithin; it is high in Monounsaturated Fats (the same kind of fats found in olives). This kind of fat lowers your LDL Cholesterol, which in turn significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Almonds are as effective as 1st generation statins in lowering your LDL cholesterol.

Almonds are also beneficial in lowering the glycemic index of foods; this lessens the rise in blood sugars after eating. The more almonds you consume the lower your blood sugars will be.

NOTE: Do not try and eat handfuls of sugar filled foods, cakes, sweets, etc… and think you can just eat almonds to get reduce the blood sugars by eating bags and bags of almonds. Balance is always key when living a healthy lifestyle. Sugar will still turn to fat and be stored in your body if taken in excess.

Tip: Take a hand full of almonds or a tablespoon of almond butter 4 times a week. For optimum effects leave the skins on the almonds when you eat them, as there are twenty antioxidant flavinoids present with the skins on.

DISCLAIMER… Due to some information on the internet and from other sources if you have GALL BLADDER or KIDNEY problems see your health professional before you take almonds.

Many Blessings

Mako & Hema