Tag Archives: heart health

shiitake mushroom

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc and Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Magnesium and Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Stimulates natural killer cell activity to combat Cancer, fatigue syndrome, and common infections such … Continue reading

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bell peppers

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin A, C, E, B6 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, K NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES One of the most nutrient dense foods FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS ¬†Antioxidant, Anti-cancer, Heart Health PHYTONUTRIENTS Capsaicin and a … Continue reading

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cordyceps

Part used Mushroom Use Can be eaten Tea: 1/2 tsp of powder to 10oz water decoct 15 mins, steep 1 hour Benefits Treats deficient kidney energy caused by excessive exertion or chronic disease – thus aids with fluid metabolism, sexual … Continue reading

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zinc

Functions Skin – skin oil gland function Critical for healthy male sex hormone and prostate function Critical for immune system function Protein synthesis and cell growth leading to wound healing Hormone synthesis (adrenal hormones) and hormone activity and receptor site … Continue reading

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cocoa

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamins B2, B3 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamins B1, B5, Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Exceptionally nutritious! Cholesterol profile and uptake Saturated vegetable fat does not increase cholesterol levels … Continue reading

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grapefruit

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Potassium, Vitamin A, C SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin B5 NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Limonoids, Flavonoids, Lycopene, Glucarates, Pectin FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Cholesterol lowering and heart health – due to pectin fiber Normalizes hematocrit levels (% red blood cells … Continue reading

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potassium and sodium

Potassium Sodium Functions Maintenance of water balance and distribution in body Used by muscles for nerve conduction, muscle contraction and energy Needed for conversion of blood glucose into storage form glycogen (in muscles and liver) Water balance and distribution Kidney … Continue reading

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magnesium

Functions Activates many enzymes Muscle relaxation Protein synthesis Energy production reactions Plays role in enzyme ATPase which activates cellular energy metabolism, transport across membranes and vascular tone Metabolism (saturation) and synthesis of fat acids Helps control sodium potassium pump in … Continue reading

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selenium

Functions Reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, allergies and inflammation Supports DNA repair Component of anti-oxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase and works with Vit E in preventing free-radical damage to cell membranes Metabolic support – needed by liver for conversion of … Continue reading

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siberian ginseng – eleuthero

Part used Root and stem Use 2 tsp dried root in 16oz water decoct 30 mins, steep 1 hour Benefits Mild adaptogen – unlikely to cause overstimulation Relieves angina, lowers blood lipids, relaxes arteries and treats stress induced hypertension Strengthens … Continue reading

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