This time an article about “superfoods” broccoli, blueberries, coffee and onions.
Broccoli is a powerhouse. It is packed with fiber, vitamins C, A, K, B-9 and small amounts of potassium and phosphorus. It also has a high content of glucoraphanin, which converts to sulforaphane. Sulfforaphane neutralizes toxins and reduces inflammation. It is linked to many health benefits, such as reducing the incidence of choleric disease and oxidative stress. It also regulates cholesterol and blood sugar (1). Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are packed with indole-3-carbinol, which helps prevent certain types of cancer. Broccoli is a nutritious, high-volume food, perfect for fat loss and health. It activates your gastric mechanoreceptors, which trigger satiety signals. That means broccoli helps you feel full without storing calories, much like a hibernating bear 🙂
In addition to being delicious, blueberries are also packed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and cancer-fighting compounds, plus fiber. Blueberries contain a supercharged polyphenol called anthocyanin. Anthocyanins have many benefits.
They can help treat or prevent:
- Heart disease
- liver disease
- Cold, flu and other viral infections
- High blood pressure
Blueberries also contain cyanidin-3-glucoside, or C3G. An important component of C3G, it regulates glucose levels, increases insulin sensitivity, limits weight gain and improves brown adipose tissue activity. Studies have shown that consuming blueberries can improve some measures of cognitive performance, such as short- and long-term memory and spatial memory. Blueberries therefore contain all kinds of substances for a long, healthy and vigorous life.
For years, coffee was thought to cause a host of health problems. These myths turn out to be false, coffee is now the main source of antioxidants. Benefits of coffee are:
- Improves liver health and reduces cirrhosis by 43%.
- Reduces diabetes risk by 11% with just one cup a day.
- Reduces the risk of organ, pharynx, liver, colon, prostate, endometrial, melanoma and lung cancer.
- Improves brain health by slowing the rate of cognitive decline and amyloid protein accumulation
- Significantly lowers the risk of depression.
Drink your coffee wisely
If you rely on coffee to overcome sleep deprivation, that’s not a good idea. Caffeine blocks adenosine, so you don’t get tired. Drinking coffee all day will cause an accumulation of problems. In short, make sure you get a good night’s sleep, instead of compensating for a bad night’s sleep with too much coffee. Caffeine has a half-life of 4-6 hours, meaning that for 4-6 hours, half of the caffeine you consume is still in your system.
Yes really, Onions as a superfood……Onions are full of antioxidants and are antiviral, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Onions have been shown to reduce death rates from coronary artery disease, and have been shown to inhibit all types of cancer cell growth, including colon and liver cancer. They also have a handful of powerful components: Onions contain allicin, which has been shown to reduce heart disease and help control blood pressure. Onions are loaded with flavonoids, such as quercetin, a powerful zinc ionophore, meaning it pushes zinc into the center of cells to prevent viral cells from growing. reproduce. Quercetin is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with antibiotic properties. Onions contain GPCS, which inhibits the breakdown of bone.