Posted by : Άνθια Κουρσάρη Sunday, April 7, 2013

Valuable foods and their properties

healthy food to eat

  1. Green Tea: Its beneficial properties occur  because of the catechins which prevent the development of atherosclerosis and prevent some types of cancer. Also, the catechins help to control your weight.
    41 healthy food to eat
  2. Fish: It provides us with omega-3 fat. Everyone knows about the omega-3 fat's important role in nutrition. New studies link the consumption of fish and those certain fats with heart health: if you eat 3 meals of fish per week or 30 grams of fish daily, the risk of cardiovascular disease is reduced by 50%.     
  3. Garlic: As a strong "herbal antibiotic",it is irreplaceable for the prevention and treatment of colds. It's the most proven and preventive action against some forms of cancer, such as stomach and intestine. The role of garlic in the prevention of heart disease is important, as it contains substances which "clean" the walls of the arteries and prevent blood clotting.
  4. Honey: It is known for its antimicrobial properties, its contribution to the proper functioning of the colon and cancer of the action, due to its content of antioxidants.
  5. Sesame: It's a rich source of vegetable protein. If combined with legumes and nuts can yield protein of high biological value.
  6. Almonds: It is a good source of unsaturated fatty acids, which reduce "bad" cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
  7. Oats: Its nutritional value is B vitamins and fiber, which help to improve bowel function and non spikes in blood glucose.
  8. Apples: The quercetin helps to reduce cerebral and cardiac episodes, and the prevention of colon and lung cancer. Also it helps to combat allergies and asthma.
  9. Red wine: It protects us from prostate cancer and promotes longevity because of the antioxidant resveratrol it contains.
  10. Avocado: It contains monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their cardioprotective properties.
  11. Lemon: It has antioxidant, antidiuretic and sudorific properties, due to the vitamin C it contains.
  12. Pomegranate: Long-term intake of pomegranate, may help prevent skin cancer, breast and prostate.
  13. Olive oil: is the richest source of monounsaturated fats and polyphenols antioxidants that help slow the aging of the body cells.
  14. Egg: Its nutritional value lies in the yolk fat and in the high biological value protein of the egg white. Also, it contains choline, which is essential for the brain development.
  15. Spinach: Its consumption from the cartoon Popeye is not accidental. Research shows that eating 300g of spinach every day helps in the strengthening of muscles, due to the nitrates it contains.
  16. Salmon: The omega-3 fatty acids it contains, helps in the brain development and reduce the deterioration of brain cells.
  17. Tomato: It contains lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps prevent prostate cancer and breast cancer.
  18. Kiwi: It's the fruit with the highest content of vitamin C. Eating two kiwis a day, prevents the risk of blood clots.
  19. Sweet potatoes: They help regulate blood pressure.
  20. Oregano: Contains thymol and carvacrol and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  21. Artichoke: Contains high amount of fiber, which help fight constipation.
  22. Garlic: It  contains lysine, which helps to reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  23. Tuna: It contains selenium and niacin. Selenium helps maintain elastin, a substance that keeps the skin firm. Niacin increases "good" cholesterol and lowers triglycerides.
  24. Broccoli: It is rich in vitamin C, A, folic acid, iron, calcium and potassium.
  25. Whole grain cereals: Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cerebral episodes because of the fiber they contain.
  26. Yogurt: It contains probiotic organisms, which contribute to the proper functioning of the intestine.
  27. Black beans: It is an excellent source of fiber. In addition, they are a good choice for lowering cholesterol and maintaining blood glucose levels.
  28. Chicken: Rich in high quality protein and low in fat and calories in relation to other meats.
  29. Red pepper: Excellent source of vitamin A, C, B6 and antioxidants. Also, it helps in the proper functioning of the eyes.
  30. Pineapple: Thanks to a blend of enzymes known as "bromelain", it has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the symptoms of sinusitis.
  31. Nuts: It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, have antioxidant and anticancer activity.
  32. Carrots: They are known for their antioxidant activity,which contribute to a good eye health.
  33. Ginger: It is recommended for the combating of stomach disorders.
  34. Sardines: They provide a large amount of calcium and phosphorus. The presence of the omega-3 fatty acid helps to combat atherosclerosis and thrombosis.
  35. Blackberries: It contains plant sterols which help to improve your memory.
  36. Figs: Very rich source of calcium.
  37. Orange: It has strong antioxidant and anticancer activity because of its phytochemical substances and flavonoids.
  38. Turmeric: Vitamin C helps to discharge the brain of the beta-amyloid plaques, which are associated with alzheimer's disease.
  39. Grapes: They have powerful antioxidant and anticancer activity.
  40. Mushrooms: It is one of the few foods that contain the germanium, which enhances the immune system.
  41. Prunes: Apart from the good they do in the digestive system and metabolism, also they are one of the best sources of iron after the meat. Scientists do not yet know exactly how iron helps hair, but it has been observed that people who have low levels of iron frequently experience hair loss and other problems with their hair.

Copyright © Gym and health