Monthly Archives: May 2014

Be 80 and Have Heart Health of 25

80Latest research has broken the record! Now we can reverse the age-related damage to our arteries, restore more youthful cardiovascular function and effectively reduce the risk of heart disease.  As the new antioxidant discovered targets the specific structures called mitochondria by the University of Colorado.

This antioxidant reverses endothelial dysfunction, commonly known as a negative side effect of aging.

According to the Journal of Physiology, funded by the National Institute on Aging, carried a research on old mice (equivalent to 80 years old humans). The mice were given MitoQ, antioxidant added water for four weeks. Here’s what happened?

The old mice’s arteries functioned similar to the mice half their age—equivalent to humans of ages 25 to 35 years old!

According to Rachel Gioscia, the author of this study: MitoQ completely restored the arteries endothelial functions and the old mice arteries looked very young.

How MitoQ Turns Artery Aging Around 

MitoQ affects the endothelium, a thin layer of cells that lines our blood vessels. This layer helps to dilate the arteries by producing nitric oxide. But as we age this nitric oxide needed for dilation is destroyed by another natural substance produced by our body, superoxide— which is a reactive oxygen species.

According to Ryan, the superoxide is kept in check by your own body antioxidant, so it cannot do any problem. But as we age the reactive oxygen species outnumber the antioxidant defenses of your body.

Also the superoxide reduces the amount of nitric oxide produced by your body. Thus, resulting in oxidative stress and less blood vessel dilation, sorry news for your heart health.

A Vicious and Dangerous Cycle 

Mitochondria as I mentioned earlier is a major source of superoxide in aging cells. That extra superoxide can attack the mitochondria itself, which produce more superoxide, thus giving a rise to a dangerous and vicious cycle.

Research has proven that antioxidant supplement can curtail this cycle and improve vascular function in patient with cardiovascular disease.

I would advise you to consider MitoQ (antioxidant which is a molecule added to coenzymes Q10), as it directly target mitochondria and restores arteries dilation process, so they can work like the arteries of a young person.

MitoQ is available in supplement and cream forms online and in health stores worldwide.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

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Cancer Demolisher Brussels Sprouts

Brussels SproutDid You Know…that Brussels sprouts contain a substance that causes cancer cells to self-destruct?

The idea of Brussels sprouts may not immediately set your taste buds tingling, but this vegetable’s health benefits are immense.  Brussels sprouts are rich in glucosinolates—a kind of anti-carcinogenic compound—than any other cruciferous vegetable.

 

Glucosimolates Fight Cancer

Glucosinolates are special phytonutrients that serve as the chemical source for a large number of cancer-protective substances.

Brussels sprouts stem contain four glucosinolates which are anti-canceric:

  1.         Glucobrassicin
  2.         Gluconasturtiian
  3.         Sinigrin
  4.         Glucoraphanin

Sinigrin, in particular, appears to cause cancer cells to self-destruct.

Of all the studies on the Brussels sprout available in PubMed, the health research database at the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.C., more than half connect it to cancer prevention. It give nutrients that are required by the body for developing and in preventing cancer:

  1.         Antioxidant deployment
  2.         Anti-inflammatory activity
  3.         Detoxification

Malfunction of these body processes increases chances of cancer tremendously.

Sprouts Stop DNA Damage And Prevent Cancer

studies proves that it can lower the risk of lung , breast , ovarian , prostate, colon cancer, according to a study conducted in the Holland . For the three-week study, researchers analyzed the effect of Brussels sprouts on two groups of healthy men.  One group ate 300 grams of Brussels sprouts each day, while the other group ate a diet devoid of all cruciferous vegetables.   There was 28% decrease in DNA damage in the group who took Brussels sprout daily.

Your Daily Dose of Vitamin A Through Zinc 

Apart from glucosinolates, it  provide many important nutrients.  Which are as following:

  •         Zinc
  •         Phosphorous
  •         Calcium
  •         Magnesium
  •         Copper
  •         Choline
  •         Manganese
  •         Folate
  •         Pantothenic acid

Brussels sprouts are also good source of vitamin K vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B2 / B6.  Plus, they deliver your daily dose of protein and fiber, with a side of disease-fighting phytochemicals.

The World’s Healthiest Food 

To extract maximum health benefits, experts recommend that you steam your Brussels sprouts.  The George Mateljan Foundation, which runs The World’s Healthiest Foods site, recommends this Five-Minute Method:

“Fill the bottom of a steamer pan with two inches of water.  If Brussels sprouts are cut into quarters, steam for 6 minutes. Cooked sprouts are crisp, mild in sweetness and a bright, “green” in color. Add  a few black seeds in the dish as it is the potent cure for every disease.

According to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad SAWS:

  • Prophet (PBUH) said : “Use this Black seed, it has a cure for every disease except death”

Most importantly recite : Ya Salaamu 125,000 times to cure incurable diseases like Cancer or any other sickness.

BRUSSEL SPROUTS

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

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