Watermelon Benefits

Watermelon Photo provided by irum at sxc.hu- Watermelons can reduce abdominal fat buildup and heart-clogging arterial plaque

The University of Kentucky’s group of researchers has demonstrated that consumption of the juice from the watermelon fruit has noteworthy impact on the arteries-clogging plaque deposition through the alteration of the blood lipids and through the reduction of the accumulation of belly fat. Heart disease is one of the major causes of death, taking millions of lives each year. The atherosclerosis or the hardening of arteries leading to heart attack is the most common form. There are wide varieties of melon species that have been showing signs of being beneficial to the human health. Through regular consumption of watermelon, fat deposition as well as weight can be managed effectively whilst the risks associated with heart diseases is lowered.

In their experiment, the researchers used mice (with a diet-induced with high cholesterol) and were given watermelon juice along with normal diet. A control group was also set: mice being fed with typical diet and plain water. After studying for eight weeks, mice having watermelon juice in their diet had lower body weight in comparison to the control group and this decrease in weight is attributed to decrease in fat mass. Lean mass is basically equal. Still, there are important findings such as viable muscle tissue and loss of weight because abdominal body fat was lost. Continue reading

Bread Importance

breadHave you heard something like “the whiter the bread – the faster you’re dead”, well… it’s true. Did you know that the “white” bread in stores is extremely dangerous for your health and your heart, because the bread companies decided to take out the ingredients from their breads that make their breads hard. The bread companies were loosing money, because they would make the bread and it would die and get hard in just couple of days. So, they found the ingredients that make the bread die so fast and they took them out. Well, the ingredients that they took out are the ones that would make you healthier and your heart stronger. Have you ever wondered why is the white store bread is extremely soft, just take one slice and squish it into a ball, such big slice turns into a such small ball, weird. But, if you take the real good quality bread and cut a similar slice and try to squish it like that it will be at least two times bigger. To help you out, so far we have discovered two good breads, one at the Fred Meyer, in the organic section in the refrigerator a frozen bread called “Ezekiel 4:9, Organic, Sprouted 100% Flourless Whole Grain Bread”, and the other one is at Costco “80% Organic, Flourless whole grain Twenty Loaf Bread”. You can make your own decision on which one you’d like to buy because all people have different opinions for taste and color.

Apple Nutrients and Benefits

appleWe are used to see apples in stores just like any other fruits, some are amazingly shiny and cheap but the Organic ones are usually expensive and honed looking. You probably heard the saying “Eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away”, well… You really should an apple a day to keep the doctors and diseases away, because it really is true, an apple does have important daily vitamins in it. A normal medium sized apple contains these kind of vitamins:
– vitamin B1 – thiamin
– vitamin B2 – riboflavin
– vitamin B3 – niacin
– vitamin B5 – pantothenic acid
– vitamin B6
– vitamin B9 – folate
– vitamin C
– calcium
– iron
– magnesium
– phosphorus
– potassium
– Amino Acids
– Organic Acids
– Citric Acid
– Malic Acid

I don’t know about you but to me that looks awesome. An apple has the right kind of Vitamins and Minerals to provide us with these benefits:
– Protect from Alzheimers Disease
– Protect from Parkinson disease
– Protect from prostrate cancer
– Protect from heart diseases
– Protect from diabetes
– Protect from plaque buildup in the arteries

And scientists still finding out more and more benefits from an apple today. So, yeah, I really recommend for everyone to start eating Organic Apples without peeling them and eat the seeds too but spit out the shells from the seeds, and if you buy non-Organic apples then you better peel the skin from them because the shiny wax on them is very bad for your body.

Also, if you would like to read an Updated article about Apples, then go here to the article called Apples Nutrients and Health Benefits.