“The tomato encourages the work of the prostate at men, and thanks to the chromium and the vitamin B5, it helps the body to use the glucose and increases the energy”
-Olive oil. We already know the fact that decreases the level of bad cholesterol and keeps the health of the heart. Main ingredients of the olive oil are mono saturated fatty acids, such as olein acid which is rich with oil, and antioxidants. Advice: Adding it in every meal that is rich with vitamin C, you will keep the important nutritious ingredients. Choose a cold pressed olive oil because of the higher percentage of bioactive substances.
-Red peppers. Strengthens the immune system and protect the skin. Contains high percentage of vitamin C, so they protect us from infections. The vitamin C, which is also an antioxidant, together with the vitamin A helps in protection of the skin damages caused by the UV- rays. Contains also the vitamin B, which is important in producing energy. Advice: With cooking the vitamin C is destroyed, so eat them fresh.
-Tomato. It’s rich with the carotenoid lycopene, which encourages the work of the prostate. The tomato contains a lot of chromium, which helps the body to use the glucose, vitamin C, which protects the immunity, and vitamin B5, which increases the energy. Advice: Most of the phytonutrients in the tomato are better absorbed when it’s boiled. Mashed tomato, for e.g. is a good source of lycopene and vitamin B5. But it also needs some fats (eggs, olive oil), in order to improve its absorption.
-Green tea. Contains high percentage of cachectin, antioxidants that decreases the risk of thickening of the arteries, and thus the cardiovascular diseases. Contains also a L-theanine, amino acid that creates a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Advice: Although it contains caffeine, it is less present than in the black tea or coffee.
-Salmon. Salmon is a great source of proteins, provides high level of Omega 3- fatty acids and astaxanthin, antioxidant of the carotenoids family. This combination makes the salmon a healthy product. It also contains vitamin D, which plays an important role in a lot of bodily functions, including the health of the bones and immunity. Advice: Wild salmon contains less saturated fats.
-Tofu. Rare source of Omega 3- fatty acids, which makes him significantly helpful, especially for vegetarians. Provides enough iron, which acts as enzyme in the metabolic pathways, transforming the glucose from the food into energy. Contains isoflavones, which helps for memory. Advice: Consume it with products rich with vitamin C, such as kale, in order to level up the iron.
-Broccoli. Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C and magnesium, nutrients that are taken in big amount during longer exposure of stress. Magnesium, also, relaxes the muscles. The broccoli also contains glucosinolates, substances with a bitter taste that can stop the growth of the cancerous cells. Advice: In order to maximize the use of vitamin A and K, eat it with fats. Sour cream or olive oil are suggested.
-Walnuts. From all of the nuts products, walnuts contains the highest percentage of Omega 3- fatty acids and are rich with mono saturated acids similar of the ones found in the olive oil. Omega 3- fatty acids are especially useful for functioning of the nervous system. Walnuts contains copper, which has lots of functions, such as encouraging of the production of collagen necessary for skin elasticity, and producing energy for the glucose. Advice: Do not remove the foreskin of the walnut, because it contains high level of useful polyphenol.
-Pumpkin seeds. Contains L-arginine, amino acid which increases the level of carbon monoxide, thus increases the blood flow. They’re rich with zinc, which is important for testosterone production, and magnesium, which encourages a good sleep. Advice: The alcohol and the refined sugar can reduce the level of zinc in the body, so avoid them.
-Game*. Consuming a game meat, you will keep the muscle mass, and the level of energy. Because of the grass which they consume, their meat is rich with Omega 3- fatty acids. Moreover, contains phosphorus, which is important for the bones health. Advice: Consume game with vegetable which contains vitamin C, such as peas, to increase the iron in the blood. Serve it, for e.g. with shiitake mushrooms to encourage the absorption of phosphorus.
*Game- Game or quarry is any animal hunted for sport or for food.