Pumpkin, Ashwagandha and Quercetin, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Goji, Hibiscus Flower and Tomato).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Sunflower, Banaba and CoQ10).

PumpkinPumpkin

from articles.mercola.com:
 

1. Heart Healthy – One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

Click the play button below to watch this funny AND really cute TALKING porcupine eating a pumpkin.  Never knew so many difference sounds could come out of a porcupine!  Enjoy!
 

2. Immune Support – Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral), which is important for immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.

3. Omega 3 Fats – Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). We all need ALA, however, ALA has to be converted by your body into the far more essential omega-3 fats EPA and DHA — by an enzyme in which the vast majority of us have impaired by high insulin levels. So, while pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of ALA, I believe it is essential to get some of your omega-3 fats from animal sources, such as krill oil, as well.

4. Prostate Health – Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin seed oil used in combination with saw palmetto may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.

5. Anti-Diabetic Effects – Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.

6. Post-Menopausal Help – Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens and studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.

7. Liver and Heart Health – Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.

8. Restful Sleep – Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.” Eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, may be especially beneficial for providing your body the tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep.

9. Anti-Inflammatory – Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. One animal study even found it worked as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in treating arthritis, but without the side effects.

 

Ashwagandha

ashwagandha

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from wholehealthchicago.com:
 

1. Reduce Stress and Increase Endurance – In one of several classic stress test experiments, a group of rats was given a saline solution and then tested for swimming times. A second group, given an ashwagandha solution, was able to swim twice as long. Studies on Army recruits in basic training have shown that adaptogens like ashwagandha prevent stress-induced exhaustion

2. Ease Arthritis Pain – Although the mechanism is not fully understood, ashwagandha has been quite effective in relieving the inflammation associated with arthritis. One clinical trial, again from India, supports this use. Forty-two patients with osteoarthritis were randomly placed in two groups–one receiving ashwagandha, the other a placebo. After three months, pain and disability were markedly reduced in the ashwagandha group.

3. Fight Depression and Mood Swings – A small study on patients with affective disorders found that ashwagandha supplementation may help to relieve depression and mood swings. The mechanism is likely to enhance levels of the brain chemical nor-epinephrine. Although no clinical study has been performed comparing ashwagandha to either herbal (St. John’s wort) or prescription anti-depressants, the adaptogenic effect of ashwagandha would suggest real potential use as an antidepressant ‘enhancer.’ However, if you are currently receiving any form of psychotropic medication (anti-depressant, mood stabilizer, etc.) do not discontinue it or replace it with ashwagandha without physician supervision. Clearly, more research is needed in this area.

4. Act as an Antioxidant – Scientists are now discovering that many conditions can be caused or exacerbated by free-radicals, highly reactive altered oxygen molecules that wreak havoc on virtually all cells of the body. One of the easiest ways to stave off this destruction is to ensure that your diet/supplement program includes adequate supplies of antioxidants which are found primarily in fruit and vegetables. Rat, rabbit, and frog studies have shown ashwagandha is a potent anti-oxidant.

5. Enhance Immune Function – In a small rat study, experimental inflammation was reduced by ashwagandha. Researchers also found that the herb increased white blood cell and platelet counts.

6. Boost Thyroid Function – Studies conducted on rats have demonstrated that ashwagandha stimulates thyroid activity. This might be of benefit for people who suffer from underactive thyroid but has not been tested clinically.

7. Boost Sexual Performance – In one study, 101 normal healthy male volunteers aged 50 to 59 took 3 grams of powdered ashwagandha daily for three months. 71% reported improved sexual performance. Although ashwagandha is not considered an aphrodisiac, this rejuvenating effect may be related to the improved endurance shown in animal stress tests.

8. Treat dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Although these studies have not yet progressed to human trials, researchers are excited about preliminary findings for the treatment of degenerative brain disorders with ashwagandha. Rat studies have shown that ashwagandha may induce neuronal growth, improve memory deficits, and induce brain cells to rebuild lost connections. Other early studies support these conclusions. Some researchers are even postulating that ashwagandha may be useful to help stroke victims who suffer from memory loss and physical disabilities. This research is in its early stages; more studies are needed to determine if ashwagandha can help preserve and restore brain function in humans.

 

 

QuercetinQuercetin

from caringdoc.com:
 

1. Allergies – According to recent research, quercetin appears to be helpful in combating the typical allergy symptoms such as a runny nose and sneezing. Researchers suspect quercetin controls the release of histamine and other chemicals that help trigger the allergic response in the first place. Patients who are prescribed quercetin are reported to no longer requiring pharmaceutical drugs to treat both fall and spring allergies.

2. Interstitial Cystisis – Quercetin is also an effective treatment for interstitial cystisis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), a urinary bladder disease characterized by bladder pain along with pain during urination, urinary frequency and urgency, and pressure in the bladder or pelvis. Patients diagnosed with IC and treated with quercetin are reported to having experienced a reduction in the symptoms associated with the disease, particularly pain.

3. Heart Disease – Early studies have also suggested potential value for quercetin in heart disease and prostatitis (inflamed prostate). Further studies are needed before any recommendations can be made.

4. Prostatitis – Because quercetin has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it has been shown to be an effective treatment of prostatitis. Symptoms include pelvic pain, urinary urgency, and pain during urination or ejaculation. Studies have shown that a dosage of 500mg of quercetin twice daily can relieve prostatitis symptoms, with little to no side effects.

5. Cancer – But perhaps one of the most exciting health benefits of quercetin is its potential to fight cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), lab studies have shown that quercetin can help foster apoptosis, a form of natural cell death rare in most cancer cells. This may be due to its antioxidant or anti-inflammatory properties, or other mechanisms. Some studies in animals have shown that quercetin may help protect against certain types of cancer, particularly colon cancer.

6. Respiratory Health When your respiratory system is irritated, redness and swelling can result from the release of histamines, and quercetin has been reported to have an antihistamine effect. Lab tests have shown quercetin influences intracellular enzymes and may help inhibit histamine release. This can often provide relief for watery eyes, runny nose, and swelling in the face.

Another study compared the effectiveness of quercetin against contact dermatitis and photosensitivity, two conditions that do not respond well to a conventional approach. Researchers found that quercetin is effective at inhibiting redness and is easy to administer. What’s more, quercetin promoted significant improvement in both conditions.

7. Blood Pressure – In addition to supporting cardiovascular health, quercetin naturally promotes balanced blood pressure. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study evaluated the effect of quercetin supplementation and reported that the participants experienced a stabilization in systolic, diastolic and average arterial pressure.

8. Stress – When your body is stressed, it produces cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that produces that “fight or flight” response. Although this is normal, when your stress levels are high and ongoing, cortisol can damage muscle tissue, leading to protein breakdown in the body. Quercetin can fight these effects during times of extended stress as it suppresses the enzyme necessary for cortisol release.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
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Goji, Hibiscus Flower and Tomato, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Aronia/Chokeberry, Grape Seed, and Acerola).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Pumpkin, Ashwagandha and Quercetin).

GojiGoji

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from extremehealthusa.com:
 

1. Antioxidant Rich – High ORAC food that can raise the antioxidant power of human blood 10 – 25%.

Click the play button below on this Fascinating YouTube Video to see a short demonstration of what Goji can do for you in the blood:
 

2. Carotenoid Rich – The richest and most complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids of all known food with more beta carotene than carrots, vitamin A, and zeaxanthin (protects the eyes).

3. Rich in B-Vitamins – B-complex vitamins (for converting food into energy).

4. Rich in Vitamin C – Vitamin C (500 times more per ounce than found in oranges).

5. Rich in Vitamin E – Vitamin E (very rarely found in fruits, usually only found in grains, seeds, and nuts.)

6. Selenium and Germanium Source – Excellent source of selenium and germanium (used in a number of clinical trials involving cancer patients).  Also selenium and germanium are known to help prevent cancer, are anti-aging and immune boosting.

7. Plenty of Trace Minerals – 21 trace minerals (including germanium – rarely found in foods).

8. Contains Linoleic Acid – Linoleic-acid is found to lower body fat, support increases in lean body mass, and enhance immune function.

9. Stress, Low Energy Relief – In Oriental medicine, the Goji Berry is said to correct “chi deficiencies” such as low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and anxiety.

10. Anti-Aging – Polysaccharides (which fortify the immune system) including a powerful anti-aging agent which stimulates the secretion of rejuvenative human growth hormones by the pituitary gland.

11. Amino Acids – 18 amino acids (the building blocks of protein) including all eight that are essential for life.

12. Protein – More protein than whole wheat (13% more), the Goji Berry displays an insulin-like action that is effective in fat decomposition.

13. Anti-Inflammatory – Goji contains a good amount of Beta-Sitosterol which is an anti-inflammatory agent known to lower cholesterol and used to treat sexual impotence and prostate enlargement.

14. Fatty Acids – Essential Fatty Acids are also naturally occurring in Goji berry and are required for the body’s production of hormones and for the smooth functioning of the brain and nervous system.

15. Heart Health/Blood Pressure – Cyperone, that benefits the heart and blood pressure, alleviates menstrual discomfort, and has been used in the treatment of cervical cancer, is also naturally occurring in the Goji Berry.

16. Anti-Fungal and Anti-Bacterial – Solavetivone in Goji is a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound.

17. Leukemia and Hepatitis B Treatment – Goji also has Physalein, which is a natural compound that is active against all major types of Leukemia, with broad-spectrum anti-cancer effect, and is often used as a treatment for Hepatitis B.

18. Heart Disease Risk Prevention – Betaine helps reduce levels of homocysteine a prime risk factor in heart disease; and protects cellular DNA.

 

Hibiscus FlowerHibiscus Flower

from boldsky.com:
 

1. Fights Cancer – Hibiscus is a flower that is rich in antioxidants. That is why having hibiscus tea or extracts is a naturally preventive measure against cancer.

2. Cures Cold – Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C and thus it has the capacity to cure cure minor cold related infections like sore throat, cough and headache. 

3. Boosts Energy – As the antioxidants in hibiscus help to repair free radical damage, your energy levels naturally go up.

4. Calms Hot Flashes – Women who are going through the tough hormonal period of menopause might use the health benefits of hibiscus. Hibiscus can help soothe hot flashes.

5. Slows Aging – The antioxidants in hibiscus not only help to fight cancer but also also slow down the aging of your cells. As a result, it may be the secret to eternal youth.

6. Cures Acne – Hibiscus has many natural anti-inflammatory substances and also Vitamin C that can stop the growth of acne and even clear the marks left by it.

7. Boosts Immunity – One of the main health benefits of hibiscus flower is that it helps to boost the level of immunity in your body.

8. Maintains Fluid Balance – According to ancient Ayurvedic science, having hibiscus flower extracts can help to maintain the fluid balance in your body. It was once used as a cure for oedema or excess water retention in the body.

9. Speeds Up Metabolism – Vitamin C has a very essential place in the digestive system. And as hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C, it helps to increase the rate of metabolism.

10. Stops Hair Fall – Hibiscus oil is extremely beneficial for the hair. Applying hibiscus oil to your hair ensures that your hair grows strong from the roots and stops breaking up easily.

11. Lowers Cholesterol – The antioxidants in hibiscus are very similar to those found in red wine. It is heart healthy as it helps to lower cholesterol levels.

12. Maintains Body Temperature – According to ancient African medicine, having hibiscus flower extracts regulates the body temperature. It helps to flush out excess body heat in summers.

13. Darken Hair Color – The hibiscus essence oil can actually help you darken your hair colour. In fact, it is natural remedy against greying hair.

 

TomatoTomato

from beliefnet.com:
 

1. Healthy Skin – Tomatoes make your skin look great. Beta-carotene, also found in carrots and sweet potatoes, helps protect skin against sun damage. Tomatoes’ lycopene also makes skin less sensitive to UV light damage, a leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Strong Bones – Tomatoes build strong bones.The vitamin K and calcium in tomatoes are both very good for strengthening and repairing bones.

Lycopene also has been shown to improve bone mass, which is a great way to fight osteoporosis.

3. Fight Cancer – Tomatoes are a natural cancer fighter. Lycopene (again!) can reduce the risk of several cancers, including prostate, cervical, mouth, pharynx, throat, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectal, prostate and ovarian cancer. Tomatoes’ antioxidants (vitamins A and C) fight the free radicals which can cause cell damage.

4. Blood Sugar – Tomatoes can keep your blood sugar in balance. Tomatoes are a very good source of chromium, which helps to regulate blood sugar.

5. Vision – Tomatoes can improve your vision. The vitamin A that tomatoes provide can improve vision and help prevent night blindness. Recent research shows that consuming tomatoes may help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious and irreversible eye condition.

6. Hair – Tomatoes will even make your hair look better.The vitamin A found in tomatoes works to make hair strong and shiny. (Sorry, tomatoes cannot help much with thinning hair—but they will make the hair you have look better!)

7. Prevent Kidney and Gall Stones – Tomatoes can help prevent kidney stones and gallstones. Some studies suggest that kidney and gall stones are less likely to form in people who eat tomatoes without the seeds.

8. Chronic Pain – Tomatoes can reduce chronic pain. If you are one of the millions of people who deal with mild to moderate chronic pain (such as from arthritis or back pain), tomatoes may be a pain-buster. Tomatoes are high in bioflavonoids and carotenoids, which are known anti-inflammatory agents.

Chronic pain often involves chronic inflammation, so attacking the inflammation is a good way to fight the chronic pain. (Many commercial drugs that fight pain are actually anti-inflammatory drugs.)

9. Lose Weight – Tomatoes can help you lose weight. If you are on a sensible diet and exercise plan, build lots of tomatoes into your everyday eating. They make a great snack and can be used to “bulk up” salads, casseroles, sandwiches and other meals. Because tomatoes contain lots of water and fiber, they are what Weight Watchers calls a “filling food,” one of those foods that fills you up fast without adding a lot of calories or fat.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
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Aronia (Chokeberry), Grape Seed and Acerola, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Blackberry, Cranberry and Acai).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Goji, Hibiscus Flower and Tomato).

 

AroniaAronia (Chokeberry)

from naturalnews.com:
 

1. Super Rich in Antioxidants – The aronia berry is bursting with so many antioxidants that it is almost inedible when raw due to its extreme sharpness. Indeed, the USDA gave the raw aronia berry an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of 15,280 umol per 100 grams, meaning that it contains almost three times as many antioxidants as the blackberry, acai berry and blueberry and one-and-a-half times as many antioxidants as the cranberry and blackcurrant. Even when sweetened and made into jams and spreads, aronia berries still contain more antioxidants – including essential flavonoids and anthocyanins – than any other superfruit. Antioxidants inhibit the activity of cell-destroying free radicals, thereby guarding us from cancer and other degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration.

Click the play button below to watch this very interesting YouTube Video that gives you the history of the Aronia, or ChokeBerry:
 

2. Rich in Dietary Fiber – Aronia berries are an excellent source of fiber, making them effective natural laxatives that can help remove accumulated matter from the colon. Consequently, they can also prevent colon cancer while promoting natural weight loss in overweight individuals.
3. Rich in Iron and Vitamin C – 100 grams of dried aronia berries provides us with 93 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, which plays a critical role in the body’s oxidation processes and can only be acquired from external sources, since our bodies cannot make it. 100 grams of dried aronia berries also provides us with 34 percent of our recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which plays a central role in the formation of collagen and has numerous anti-aging benefits.

4. Boost Cardiovascular Health – Aronia berries can boost blood circulation and blood vessel strength thanks to their ability to neutralize free radicals, which are a leading cause of cardiovascular issues. They also prevent the formation of blood clots, thereby minimizing the chances of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.

5. High in Quinic Acid – Aronia berries contain unsurpassed levels of quinic acid, making them even more effective than cranberry juice for treating urinary tract infections. Moreover, quinic acid increases the acidity of urine, thus inhibiting the growth of kidney stones.

6. Fight Cancer – Cancer research on anthocyanins where in black chokeberry preparations were first used to inhibit chemically induced cancer in the rat esophagus was found to reduce the disease severity by 30-60% and that of the colon cancer by up to 80%. Effective at both the initiation and promotion/progression stages of tumor development, these berries are a practical research tool and hold a promising therapeutic source, since they contain the highest amount of anthocyanins among native North American berries [J. Agric. Food Chem. 50 (12): 3495–500].

7. Low in Calories and Fats – Chokeberries are low in calories and fats. 100 g of fresh berries contain 47 calories. Nonetheless, they are one of the nature’s richest sources of flavonoid anthocyanin antioxidants. In addition, the berries contain handsome levels of minerals, and vitamins, and dietary fiber obtained through their peel.

 

Grape SeedGrape Seed

from greenchedy.com:
 
 

1. High Cholesterol – A study of 40 people with high cholesterol looked at whether taking grape seed extract, chromium, a combination of both, or placebo for 2 months would lower cholesterol. The combination of grape seed extract and chromium was more effective than either grape seed alone or placebo in lowering total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Another study looked at the effects of a proprietary grape seed extract on lipid peroxidation (the breakdown of fats in the blood) in a group of heavy smokers. In the study, 24 healthy male smokers (aged 50 years or greater) took either placebo or 2 capsules (75 mg of a grape procyanidin extracts and soy phosphatidalcholine), twice daily for 4 weeks. “Bad” LDL cholesterol levels were lower in those taking the grape seed supplement than those taking placebo.

2. Hypertension – Grape seed extract is believed to treat hypertension or high blood pressure. Antioxidants, like the ones found in grape seed, help protect blood vessels from damage. Damaged blood vessels can lead to higher blood pressure. In a 2009 study of subjects with metabolic syndrome, researchers found that four weeks of treatment with grape seed extract lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. According to a University of California Davis School of Medicine research study, participants taking grape seed extract experienced significant drops in their blood pressure, with an average 12 mm decrease in systolic and 9 mm decrease in diastolic pressure.

3. Veinous Insufficiency – Studies have found that some compounds in grape seed extract may be effective in relieving symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (when veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart) and reducing edema (swelling) after an injury or surgery. In chronic venous insufficiency, blood pools in the legs, causing pain, swelling, fatigue, and visible veins.

4. Cardiovascular Benefits – No body system is better situated to reap the benefit of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules in grapes than the cardiovascular system. All cells in our blood need protection from potential oxygen damage (especially in our arteries where oxygen concentration in our blood is especially high). Our blood vessel linings also need strong antioxidant support. Chronic inflammation in our cardiovascular system is also a primary concern for many types of cardiovascular disease, and optimal regulation of inflammatory system activity is especially important in lowering our risk of atherosclerosis and other conditions.

All of the following cardio benefits have been demonstrated in research studies on grapes and grape components:

Better blood pressure regulation, including blood pressure reduction if high
Better total cholesterol regulation, including total cholesterol reduction if high
Reduced LDL cholesterol levels
Reduced LDL oxidation
Reduced levels of reactive oxygen molecules in the blood
Reduced likelihood of cell adhesion to the blood vessel walls
Less clumping together of platelet cells, when inappropriate
Enhanced release of nitric oxide from endothelial cells lining the blood vessel walls in situations where vasodilation is needed
Better inflammatory regulation in the blood
Increase levels of glutathione in the blood

5. Vascular Fragility – Small randomized trials have found beneficial effects of grape seed extract for vascular fragility (weakness in small blood vessels). Larger trials are needed to confirm these findings. Antioxidants in Grape seed extract help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (highly reactive molecules that can damage cell function). Preliminary studies have shown some beneficial antioxidant effects; however, more research is needed.

6. Anti-Cancer – The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of grapes make them a natural protection against cancer because chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can be the key factors in the development of cancer. If our cells get overwhelmed by oxidative stress (damage to cell structure and cell function by overly reactive oxygen-containing molecules) and chronic excessive inflammation, our risk of cell cancer is increased. By providing us with rich supplies of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, grapes can help us avoid this dangerous combination of chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.

7. Breast Cancer – Research on grapes, grape components and cancer has focused on three cancer types: breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. In the case of breast cancer, the grape phytonutrients receiving the most research attention have been the catechins, proanthocyanidins, and stilbenes (especially resveratrol).

8. Colon Cancer – For colon cancer, more research attention has been focused on grape flavonoids and grape anthocyanins.  One interesting development in the research on grapes and colon cancer prevention has involved studies on GADF, or Grape Antioxidant Dietary Fiber. While GADF is a proprietary product that may eventually be sold in the marketplace as a dietary supplement, the idea that grape fiber and grape antioxidants combine to provide our colon with special support makes perfect sense. Fiber is greatly needed for a healthy colon, and grapes provide us with approximately 1 gram of fiber in every 60 calories. Antioxidants are also needed, and grapes come through strong in the antioxidant category. This antioxidant-plus-fiber combination may be one of the reasons that colon cancer prevention has jumped out in health research on grapes. In the area of prostate cancer, it is the stilbenes (including resveratrol) have been the major focus in research on the anti-cancer properties of grapes.

9. Blood Sugar Regulation – In terms of blood sugar regulation, not all fruits are created equal. Watermelon, for example, has a relatively high glycemic index (GI) value in the range of 70-75, and is not considered to be a food that can be freely eaten by persons having difficulty with blood sugar balance. Grapes, on the other hand, have long been classified as a low glycemic index (GI) food, with GI values ranging between 43-53. In the case of grapes, recent studies have also shown that the low GI value of grapes is a good indicator of this fruit’s blood sugar benefits. Studies have now connected grape intake to better blood sugar balance, better insulin regulation, and increased insulin sensitivity.

10. Diabetic Retinopathy – Small randomized trials have found beneficial effects of grape seed extract for diabetic retinopathy (an eye problem caused by diabetes).

11. Eye Health – Another important area that grape seed extract can help is eye health. Grape seed extract is frequently recommended to combat macular degeneration, cataracts, and eye strain. Studies have shown that 300 mg daily reduces eye strain from prolonged computer use in 60 days.

12. Edema – swelling caused by surgery or an injury – goes away faster when people take grape seed extract. Edema is common after breast cancer surgery, and one double blind, placebo controlled study found that breast cancer patients who took 600 mg of grape seed extract daily after surgery for 6 months had less edema and pain than those who took placebo. Another study found that people who took grape seed extract after experiencing a sports injury had less swelling than those who took placebo.

13. Cognitive Benefits – Several recent studies on grape extract intake by animals, as well as grape juice intake by humans, suggest that grapes may provide us with some important cognitive benefits. Other studies on animals have shown that excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the brain can be prevented with intake of grape extracts, as can excessive accumulation of beta-amyloid protein in the hippocampus region of the brain. Synthesis of pro-inflammatory messaging molecules in the brain (including IL-6, IL-1B, and TNF-alpha) has also been shown to be reduced by intake of grape extracts.

14. Anti-Aging – Several grape phytonutrients are now believed to play a role in longevity. At the top of the list in this area of research is resveratrol (a stilbene phytonutrient present mostly in grape skins, but also in grape seeds and grape flesh). Resveratrol has recently been shown to increase expression of three genes all related to longevity. (These three genes are SirT1s, Fox0s, and PBEFs.) Interestingly, some researchers have shown a parallel between activation of these longevity genes by resveratrol and activation by calorie-restricted diets. In aging and longevity research, our ability to get optimal nutrition for the fewest possible amount of calories is related to our longevity, and the more we can decrease our calories while staying optimally nourished, the better our chances of healthy aging and longevity.

One particular type of phenol found in grape seed is called procyanidin. It was initially discovered in 1936 by Professor Jacques Masquelier, who called it Vitamin P, (although the name didn’t really catch on, and has since fallen out of usage). As well as the disease prevention mentioned above, procyanidins are thought to protect the body from premature ageing. Scientists think they do this by increasing vitamin C levels in the cells and scavenging for toxins so the organs can get rid of them.

15. A.D.D. Treatment – Grape seed extract can also be effective in treating conditions such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), as it aids in regulating the neurotransmitters in the brain and inhibits the breakdown of norepinephrine and dopamine. Grape seed extract is one of the few antioxidants that can help to protect nerve and brain tissue by penetrating the blood brain barrier.

16. Alzheimer’s Disease – Grape seed extract has shown in testing to help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, according to an animal study published in 2009. In tests on mice, scientists discovered that grape seed extract eased inflammation and prevented the accumulation of substances known to form the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

17. Anti-Inflammatory – Along with their strong antioxidant support, grapes provide us with equally strong anti-inflammatory benefits. Grapes have been determined to lower our risk of excessive and unwanted inflammation in a variety of ways. Many pro-inflammatory messaging molecules can have their activity level reduced by grape intake. These molecules include interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 1-beta (IL-1B), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha). Overproduction of the pro-inflammatory enzymes cyclo-oxygenase 1 and 2 (COX-1 and COX-2) is also less likely following intake of grape components.

18. Anti-Microbial – Numerous grape phytonutrients have been shown to have anti-microbial properties. These phytonutrients range from common flavonoids like quercetin to less common stilbenes like piceatannol and resveratrol. Recent studies have determined that grapes may also contain unique sets of oligopeptides (short protein-like molecules) that have anti-microbial properties.

19. Wound Recovery – Grape seed supplements also appear helpful in wound recovery, says the Davis Heart and Lung
Research Institute at Ohio State University. A study by OSU researchers found that wounds treated with grape seed extract healed faster and with less scarring than wounds treated with a placebo solution. Grape seed extract seems effective at treating chronic venous insufficiency and diabetic retinopathy.

20. Younger-Looking Skin – Procyanidins also bond with collagen, the most abundant protein in the body and a key component of skin, gums, bones, teeth, hair and body tissues.The bonding promotes cell health and skin elasticity, making it seem more youthful, in a process that works almost like a natural face-lift. Procyanidins additionally help protect the body from sun damage, which can also cause premature ageing of the skin.

AcerolaAcerola (West Indian Cherry)

from bestherbalhealth.com
 

1. Rich in Antioxidants – Acerola has a naturally high concentration of Vitamin C, and it fights against free radicals.

2. Boost Immune System – Acerola Fights against flu and colds, cough and sore throat, and strengthens the immune system.

3. Anti-Aging – Nourishes and cares for the skin, and slows aging of the skin because of the high content of vitamins.

4. Heart Healthy – As a cardiotonic, Acerola strengthens and maintains a healthy heart.

5. Anti-Inflammatory – It has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.

6. Diuretic – Acerola has strong diuretic capabilities and is used against dysentery, fever and diarrhea.

7. Lowers Cholesterol – Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood;

8. Overall Body Function – Generally improves and maintains the optimum function of the human body.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

 

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
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Blackberry, Cranberry and Acai, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Grapefruit, Mangosteen and Milk Thistle Seed).  Or, Click here for the next batch (Aronia/ChokeBerry, Grape Seed and Acerola).

 

BlackberryBlackberry

from organicfacts.net:
 

1. Powerful Antioxidants – Blackberries contain a profuse amount of powerful antioxidant which protects the body in multiple ways. Components such as phenolic acids, flavonoids and flavonols particularly anthocyanosides present in blackberries work against the harmful oxygen free molecules and counteract their action. This protective radical scavenging activity protects the body from a range of diseases caused as consequence of oxidative damage which may be the underlying cause of many fatal conditions.

Click the play button below to watch this funny YouTube video where Jerry Seinfeld jokes about the BlackBerry phone versus iPhone:

2. Anti-cancer properties – Blackberry fruit is effective against the development of cancer including lung cancer, colon cancer and esophageal cancer. The micronutrients present in blackberries exert chemopreventive effect and prevents the proliferation of malignant cells. Various scientific research conducted onblackberries have advocated this fact and have attributed the anti-cancer activity to the abundance of anthocyanins and other phytochemicals such as ellagic acid and cyaniding-3-glucoside which inhibits tumor growth and metastasis.

3. Defense against endothelial dysfunction – Blackberries provides protection against the endothelial dysfunction which is characterized by the abnormal functioning of inner lining of blood vessels. As suggested by scientific studies, it contains useful components such as cyaniding-3-O-glucoside which fights the oxidative activity and helps in the normalizing multiple critical factors implicated in such conditions. It helps in reducing the DNA damage and guards against vascular failure.

4. Cognitive benefits – Blackberry also extends its beneficial effect in improving the cognitive functions of the body. Research studies have suggested that polyphenolic components present in blackberries help retard the age-related decline in motor and cognitive activity attributing to their super antioxidant power. Regular consumption of blackberry may prove useful in enhancing the memory performance and improves behavioral and neuronal functions.

5. Improved digestive health – Blackberries are a source of both insoluble and soluble fiber essential for the optimum functioning of digestive system. Insoluble fiber in blackberries encourages easy and better absorption of water in the large intestine and adds bulk to the stools. This aids in regular bowel movements, freedom from constipation and apt digestive health.

6. Healthy heart – Richness of flavonols such as anthocyanins in blackberries makes it a heart friendly fruit. Other useful components such as magnesium and fiber content present in blackberries prevent the arteries from getting blocked and stimulates smooth blow of blood. This reduces the risk of various heart diseases such as stroke, atherosclerosis and maintains cardiovascular health. Magnesium content in blackberries also helps in regulating the blood pressure and prevents cardiac arrhythmia and irregular contraction.

7. Immunity booster – Blackberries help in improving the immune system of the body attributing to the presence of phytoestrogens, vitamins and minerals. Regular consumption of blackberries helps fight various pathogens and protects from body from infections and other fatal illnesses.

8. Aids in weight management – Owing to very low amounts of sugar, blackberries assist in healthy weight management. Effective cleaning of the bowels owing to the fiber content in blackberries and very few amounts of calories makes it an excellent snack during the weight loss attempts.

9. Healthy bones – Blackberry contains vital minerals such as magnesium and calcium which are essential for maintain healthy bones. Calcium strengthens the bones and magnesium content in the blackberries facilitates the absorption of calcium and potassium in the body. In addition to this, phosphorus mineral present in blackberries aids in regulation of calcium and assists in building strong bones and contributes in proper cellular functioning.

10. Skin care – Blackberry can serve you as a delicious aid in maintaining beautiful skin. It is packed with multiple skin friendly nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E and other potent antioxidants. Vitamin E present in blackberry helps in maintaining the health of skin fats and prevents the skin from wrinkles. Apart from protecting the skin from oxidative damage, vitamin C present in blackberry is also responsible for the formation and strengthening of collagen structure which is the basis of connective tissue and aids in keeping the skin toned and tightened.

11. Healthy eyes – Blackberry is useful for maintaining healthy eyes. Regular consumption of blackberries helps in protecting the eyes from ultra-violet radiations attributing to the presence of lutein. Lutein forms protective pigment in the area behind the retina, also known as macula and prevents it from the damage caused by oxidative stress and high wavelength light radiations. Furthermore, anthocyanosides and vitamin content present in blackberries enhances the vision and protect the eyes from various diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract and night blindness.

12. Normal blood clotting – Blackberries contains good amount of vitamin K which helps in normal clotting of blood. It helps in preventing excessive bleeding from even slight injuries and aids in healing wounds. Vitamin K present in blackberries is also essential for protein modification and plays an important role in protecting bones from osteoporosis.

13. Useful in pregnancy – Blackberries may prove helpful for pregnant women. As a source of natural folate, blackberry contributes in optimum growth of the cells and tissues and helps reduce the risk of birth defects in the babies. Folate is anyway a critical nutrient required for better cellular functioning for all age groups. Vitamin C and other antioxidants help boost the disease fighting power of the expectant mother and presence of essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorous in blackberry strengthens the bones and contribute in keeping her healthy. Besides it has a refreshing taste which makes it a healthy option for a quick snack during pregnancy.

14. Culinary usage – Blackberries can be added to fresh fruit salads, baked goods such as tarts, cakes and pies or to prepare jellies or preserves. They can also be combined with other fruits to prepare fruit salsa which can be served with crisps and chips. Blackberry serves as a delicious topping over various desserts including ice creams. Blackberries are also used in the preparation of wines and are available in canned and dried form as well.

15. Miscellaneous Benefits – The Blackberry plant has been found effective in curing diarrhea and dysentery since the earlier times and also have been a topic of interest for modern research. This attributes to the abundance of astringent tannins in the herb which helps control such conditions in the digestive tract. Another benefit of astringent tannins in the blackberry plant is their healing effecting on the wounds. External application of tincture or infusion made from blackberry leaves helps in the constriction of blood vessels and cure small injuries. The astringent qualities of blackberry leaf may also prove useful in soothing sore throat and treating hemorrhoids.

CranberryCranberry

from organicfacts.net:

1. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) – Urinary tract infections refer to the existence of certain micro-organisms in the urine that exceed normal levels. These infections can develop in the bladder and cause cystitis, in the kidney to cause renal parenchyma, or in the prostate resulting in bacterial prostatitis. Studies have shown that the cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins that possess anti-clinging properties, which prevent the bacteria from binding itself to the cells on the walls of the bladder. These compounds prevent these bacteria from multiplying and further and flush them out of the body through urination. Research shows that drinking cranberry juice regularly can help prevent recurring UTIs in middle-aged women and pregnant women. Regular intake of cranberry juice has also been proven beneficial for patients undergoing other treatments in the hospitals as a guard against the urinary tract diseases. However, cranberry juice is not effective in treating UTIs once you have the infection, and is only a preventative measure.

2. Anti-Tumor Effects – The anti-tumor efficacy offered by cranberry juice is attributed to the presence of polyphenolic compounds within the fruit. Studies have suggested that regular consumption of cranberry juice inhibits the development and spread of lung, breast, colon, prostate and other cancerous tumors. Cranberry juice contains a high amount of salicylic acid which can help reduce swelling, prevent blood clots, and eliminate tumors.

3. Cardiovascular Health – Cranberry juice can help lower the risk of heart related ailments and assist in sustaining cardiovascular health. The flavonoids present in cranberries have antioxidant properties and may decrease the threat of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which the arteries are narrowed due to the build-up of fat, calcium, and cholesterol found in the blood. This obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the various parts of the body and may lead to potentially fatal outcomes like heart attacks and strokes. These compounds have been shown to delay and suppress the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and beneficially stimulate the blood platelets.

4. Prevents Tooth Decay – According to new research studies, cranberry juice prevents tooth cavities. Proanthocyanidine, a chemical compound present in cranberries, inhibits the harmful bacteria from clinging to the teeth. These components inhibit acid production and protect the teeth from periodontal disease by preventing the growth of plaque. Good oral hygiene, along with the consumption of cranberries, disrupts the pathogenic mechanism of dental caries and generally makes for good dental health. At the same time, one should watch out for the soaring sugar content and the acidity of some commercially available cranberry juices – natural juice is always better!

5. Avoid Respiratory Infections – According to conducted studies, cranberry juice helps to inhibit certain strains of the Haemophilus influenza, which is a common cause of ear and respiratory infections in children. The juice inhibits the bacteria’s hair-like structures, inhibiting them from adhering to the surface of the skin.

6. Prevents Cancer – Cranberry contains proanthocyanidins, which inhibit the growth of various cancer cells.  Studies have suggested that diets rich in flavonoids play a fundamental role in reducing the risk of cancer and cancer mortality. Cranberry juice contains anti-carcinogenic components that interfere with the growth of cancer cells, particularly those associated with colon and prostate cancer. According to studies, proanthocyanidins can stop micro-tumors from developing in the blood vessels. Regular consumption of cranberry juice prevents the rapid growth of tumors. Chemicals in cranberries also prevent the multiplication of breast cancer cells.

7. Strengthens Bones and Teeth – Although cranberry juice is a natural source of calcium, many juice companies add extra calcium to cranberry juice. Natural or otherwise, calcium reduces the risk of getting osteoporosis.

8. Good Against Obesity – Cranberry juice is rich in organic acids, which have an emulsifying effect on the fat deposits in our body. So, it is good for people who want to shed those extra pounds.

9. Prevents Kidney Stones – The high amount of acid components in cranberry juice prevents kidney stone formation.

10. Peptic Ulcers – Peptic ulcers are caused by a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori or H.pylori. This microorganism attacks the protective layer of the stomach and duodenum, which is the first part of intestine. This may lead to further inflammation of the stomach lining. Foods rich in flavonoids, a category that includes anthocyanins, flavonols and proanthocyanidins, like cranberries, apples and garlic helps reduce the risk of stomach disorders, including stomach ulcers, by inhibiting the growth of H. pylori bacteria. An investigative study performed on a group of patients having that type of stomach disorders showed a 50% advantage over patients that didn’t consume cranberry juice. Therefore, doctors commonly advise the regular intake of cranberry juice to suppress the infection.

11. Scurvy – Deficiency of vitamin-C in an individual can result in scurvy. Cranberries provide high levels of vitamin-C, which is also vital for the body to make collagen, the main component behind the healthy functioning of tissues.

12. Lung Inflammation – The anti-inflammatory effects of cranberry juice have been proven to be effective against the inflammation caused in the lungs by the influenza virus. A substance called nondialyzable material or NDM present in the cranberries prevents the influenza virus from sticking to the cells and hence preventing a flu infection.

13. Anti-Aging Benefits – The USDA scientists at the human research center suggest that the wealth of phytonutrients and antioxidants present in cranberries play a vital role in providing protection against the problems that develop with age such as memory loss and lack of coordination.Cranberries have a multitude of therapeutic properties that protect the cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals that contribute to aging, thereby making the skin look younger.

AcaiAcai

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from letsgohealth.blogspot.com:
 

1. Antioxidant – This fruit contains a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in keeping the body to stay healthy. Antioxidants are needed to help cleanse the body of toxins and waste, and help repair cell damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are also important for maintaining heart health.

2. Rich in Anthocyanins – Acai berry is one of the best sources of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against stress pressure. They also have an important role in the Prevention of body cell system. Free radicals are harmful byproducts produced by the body. In addition to acai berry, red wine (red wine) will also contain these compounds. But unlike red wine, acai berry does not contain alcohol that can actually have a negative impact on health, especially if consumed in excess.

3. Heart Health – Acai berry also contains a lot of omega-6 and Omega-9. Both of these fatty acids are important for maintaining heart health. Not only the heart, fatty acids can also help protect entire cardiovascular system.

4. Lower Cholesterol – Some studies also show that both these fatty acids can help lower cholesterol. Again, lower cholesterol levels will also mean more heart healthy.

5. Digestive Health – Acai berry is also a source of fiber and protein. Both of these substances are good for digestion and heart. Acai berry is is known effectively maintain a healthy digestive system, liver health, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties.

6. Detoxifying – Acai berry is also known to be effective as a detoxifying agent that helps remove toxins from the body.

7. Anti-Aging – Not only that, acai berry is believed to slow the aging process. Although there is no hard evidence of this, acai berry antioxidants thought able to making skin look younger. Antioxidants help slow down the aging process to prevent skin cell damage caused by free radicals. Anthocyanins in acay berry could also affect good for skin appearance. But once again, further studies are needed to substantiate this claim.

8. Increase Energy and Stamina – Acai berry can also increase energy and stamina. Both are needed to keep the body fit to perform daily activities.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

 

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
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Grapefruit, Mangosteen and Milk Thistle Seed, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Apple, Banana and Watermelon).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Blackberry, Cranberry and Acai).

GrapefruitGrapefruit

from organicfacts.net:

1. Appetite Loss – Grapefruit works as an excellent appetite suppressant as compared to many other substances and foods. It is said that smell of the grapefruit reduces the feeling of hunger, which is the reason why people often include grapefruit in their weight loss programs. The high amounts of fiber contained in this fruit can also satisfy hunger and help people avoid the temptation to overeat, since it is a bulky food, and stimulates cholecystokinin to be released, a hormone that regulates digestive juices and acts as a hunger suppressant.

Click the play button below to watch this YouTube Video of a little girl drinking grapefruit juice (so funny and cute!):

2. Influenza – Grapefruit is a valuable remedy for influenza, since it helps to minimize acidity in the system. The bitter properties arising from an essence called ‘naringin’ in grapefruits tones up the system and the digestive process. Naringin is also considered a flavonoid, which are powerful antioxidant sources in the human diet. They also have antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory qualities, making them one of the most important lines of defense in the immune system, protecting against influenza as well as many other serious conditions.

3. Malaria – The juice, or the fruit itself, contains valuable and natural ‘quinine’ which is advantageous for the treatment of malaria. Quinine is an alkaloid with a long history of treating malaria, as well as lupus, arthritis, and nocturnal leg cramps. It is not an easy component to find in many foods, so grapefruits are a beneficial and rare example. The quinine can be easily extracted from the fruits by boiling a quarter of grapefruit and straining the pulp.

4. Fever – The pulp or the juice of grapefruit helps patients recover quickly from fevers, and it reduces the burning sensation that occurs when the body reaches a high temperature. It is also known as a way to boost the immune system against colds and other common illnesses. Grapefruit juice, when combined with water, can quench thirst very quickly and can keep you hydrated longer. Most of these benefits come from the high content of vitamin-C in grapefruits, which acts as a general immune system defense system and can help the body fight to break fevers.

5. Fatigue – Grapefruits are also beneficial in the treatment of fatigue, so it can help you to dispel your general tiredness caused from routine or boring work. Drinking equal amounts of grapefruit juice and lemon juice can be a refreshing and delicious way to quickly boost your energy levels. Nootkatone is a very rare and important compound found within grapefruits, and is probably its most valuable component in terms of extracting as an aromatic substance. Nootkatone improves energy metabolism in the body through AMPK activation. This results in higher endurance and energy, increased weight loss, and a reduction in the the chances of developing diabetes.

Click the play button below to watch this YouTube Video of a cute little boy eating a grapefruit with his Dad:
Click play button below for part 2 of cute little boy eating a grapefruit:

6. Indigestion – Grapefruit is useful for solving the problem of indigestion. It is very light as compared to other foods and thus, acts immediately on indigestion by easing the heat and irritation caused in the stomach. It improves the flow of digestive juices, which eases the movement of the bowels and keeps your excretory system regulated. This is due to the presence of fiber and vegetative pulp in grapefruits, that adds bulk to the bowels and regulates your excretory schedule, and grapefruit extract is also often used in modern medicine for these same reasons.

7. Insomnia – A simple glass of grapefruit juice, if drunk before going to bed, can promote healthy sleep and alleviate the irritating symptoms and repercussions of insomnia. This is due to the presence of tryptophan in grapefruits, the chemical we often associate with becoming sleepy after big meals. The levels of tryptophan in grapefruit juice lets us nod off peacefully to sleep.

8. Diabetes – Diabetic patients can safely eat grapefruit, because consuming grapefruit can reduce the level of starch in the body. If a patient is diabetic, intake of grapefruit can help them to regulate the flow of sugar in their body, effectively handling the disease. recent studies have shown this beneficial relationship between diabetes and grapefruits to be due to the flavonoid content of grapefruits, along with a number of other healthy benefits from those compounds.

9. Acidity – Fresh grapefruit juice creates an alkaline reaction after digestion. The citric acid of the fruit is contained in the human body and thus, increases the effect of the alkalinity reaction after digestion. The juice extracted from the grapefruit is beneficial in preventing acid formation and many other diseases that arise due to the presence of excess acidity in the body.

10. Constipation – A glass full of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice in the morning is a great remedy to control constipation. The juice stimulates the colon and other parts of the body relating to the digestive system. This is due to the stimulating effect of fiber on the secretion and stimulation of gastric juices that ease the constriction of the digestive tract and induce a bowel movement.

11. Flatulence – 10 to 20 drops of grapefruit juice, taken before all three meals of the day, can work as an appropriate pro-biotic and digestive enzyme, and will relieve excess flatulence and stomach discomfort. Further research needs to be done on the exact mechanism behind this phenomenon, but again, people believe it relates to flavonoid content in citrus fruits like grapefruits.

12. Urinary Disorders – Grapefruit juice is quite rich in potassium and vitamin C, so it is one of the best treatments for dangerously reduced urination that is often caused by liver, kidney or heart problems. Furthermore, itshigh potassium content works as a vasodilator, meaning that blood vessels and arteries relax, reducing blood pressure and lessening the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Also, increased levels of potassium have been associated with higher cognitive function because of increased blood and oxygen flow to the brain!

13. Better Than Many Other Medicines – Grapefruits are natural sources of medicine that help the body fight off various diseases. This fruit is readily available in any season. It is completely natural and much better than consuming artificial pharmaceuticals to relieve some of your most basic health conditions. It enables the human body to regulate your cholesterol, which means that it minimizes the risk of various cardiovascular diseases caused by cholesterol issues. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that consumption of grapefruit can reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), as well as hazardous triglycerides.

14. A Few Words of Warning – Despite all of these health benefits, and the fact that sometimes grapefruits can be superior to other medicines in their efficacy, you must be very careful taking medicine and consuming grapefruit juice at the same time. Certain chemicals in grapefruits, like naringin, and other less common compounds can negatively interact with various drugs and cause damage to your organ systems. Be sure to consult your doctor in terms of drug interactions with grapefruit juice in your diet before beginning any new treatments! You want to improve your health, but sometimes doing it in too many different ways can hurt you!

MangosteenMangosteen

from stylecraze.com:
 

1. Antioxidants – Scientific Research has revealed that Mangosteen contains a class of naturally occurring polyphenol compounds known as xanthones. There are two types of xanthones in this fruit – alpha mangosteen and gamma mangosteen. Xanthones and their derivatives have been shown to have several benefits, including anti-inflammatory.  Xanthones are an effective remedy against various cardiovascular diseases. These antioxidants have healing properties which heal cells damaged by free radicals, slow down aging and ward off degenerative diseases and physical and mental deterioration.

2. Low Calories – This fruit is very low in calories (63 calories per 100 g) and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, it is rich in dietary fiber (100 g provides about 13% of RDA), which can be very important for individuals who are concerned about putting on excess body weight.

3. Vitamin C – Mangosteens are rich in vitamin C and contains about 12% RDA per 100g. Being a powerful water soluble anti oxidant, vitamin C provides resistance against flu like infectious agents and scavenge harmful pro-inflammatory free radicals. Therefore consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C is vital for developing resistance against diseases. Folate plays an important role in foetal development and evolution of new cells in the body. This particular vitamin is vital during pregnancy and protects neutral tube effects.

4. Blood flow – Vents against anemia. It improves the blood flow by causing dilation of blood vessels which helps to protect us against certain diseases like atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, heart congestion and severe chest pains.

By increasing the amount of blood flow to the eye, Vitamin C in mangosteen is effective against cataracts.1000mg Vitamin C per day is said to be effective in curbing cataracts and improving vision.

5. Reduces Cholesterol – Diet rich in mangosteen is helpful in reducing the level of cholesterol in human body. It also helps to control the level of triglycerides to take care of proper working of human heart.

6. Tuberculosis – Mangosteen fruit contains strong antibacterial and antifungal properties besides being highly effective in boosting weak immune systems. Its inhibitory action against harmful bacteria is effective for patients suffering from tuberculosis.

7. Cancer – The antioxidants found in mangosteen help to prevent cancer and other cardiovascular diseases. It is a powerful and effective antioxidant that protects our body from free radicals that cause oxidative stress, or” cellular rust” that can lead to host of severe medical conditions.

8. Blood Pressure – Mangosteen also contains high amounts of of minerals like copper, manganese and magnesium. Potassium provides protection against strokes and coronary heart diseases as it is an important component of cell and body fluids and controls heart rate and blood pressure.

9. Anti-inflammatory – Mangosteen contains anti-inflammatory properties which is highly beneficial for people who suffer from sciatica pains which cannot be controlled by drug treatment. Consuming mangosteen two to three times a day will help to relieve pain through its anti-inflammatory and cox-2 inhibitor effects.

10. Alzheimer’s – One of the major health benefits of mangosteen is its effectiveness in treating Alzheimer’s disease. This disease is accompanied by symptoms like confusion and perplexity and difficulty in remembering things.

11. Acne – Mangosteen has natural antibacterial properties and antimicrobial compounds, which are highly effective in treating many common skin problems. Acne, skin blemishes, oily skin and dry skin can be cured by the consumption of mangosteen.

12. Repairs cells – Xanthone compounds present in this fruit’s skin are the highest when compared to other fruits. These can cure skin diseases, repair the damaged cells in your body and protect them.

13. Body weight – Intake of mangosteen is a widely used orthodox method for losing weight. Mangosteen helps in the prevention of weight gain, by burning down fat. Xanthones included in the mangosteen peel help to aid weight loss.

14. Gum disease – Mangosteen acts as a weapon to fight against the gum disease known as periodontitis. The gel of mangosteen helps to cure gum problems.

15. Menstruation – Mangosteen can be very useful in reducing premenstrual symptoms like dizziness, mood swings, hypertension, etc. In Malaysia, a mangosteen root decoction is consumed to regulate menstruation.

16. Stomach disorders – In the Philippines, the mangosteen is widely cultivated. They use its leaves and barks for treating diarrhea, dysentery, treat thrush and urinary disorders.

17. Anti-Aging – Aging comes about due to oxidation. Mangosteen is filled with antioxidants such as catechin (the antioxidant found in green tea). This helps in fighting free radicals. Hence, start consuming mangosteen to look younger forever.

18. Boosts your energy – This fruit can help you feel refreshed and energized all day long. Its nutrients will help you look more refreshed and youthful. It provides a boost of energy.

19. Viral infections – Xanthones present in mangosteen have the natural ability to attack fungal and viral infections. They even help to get rid of certain carcinogens from attacking your skin.

 

Milk Thistle SeedMilk Thistle Seed

from patsfarmacy.wordpress.com:
  1. Anti-Viral – Silibinin, a compound found within milk thistle, is well tolerated and shows a substantial antiviral effects against hepatitis C.
  2. Inhibits Cancer Cells – Silibinin, a flavonoid found within milk thistle seed, inhibits prostate cancer cell growth.
  3. Anti-Cancer – Milk Thistle extract has anti-cancer abilities against prostate cancer cells.
  4. Anti Colon Cancer – Silibinin, a compound found within milk thistle seed, causes cell cycle arrest and induces programmed cell death in human colon cancer cells.
  5. Anti-Hepatitis – Milk Thistle may be safe and effective in improving symptoms of acute clinical hepatitis.
  6. Anti Liver Cirrhosis – Silymarin (from Milk Thistle) is well-tolerated and improves the condition of patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis.
  7. Treatment of O.C.D. – Milk Thistle compares favorably with fluoxetine in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  8. Anti-Inflammatory – Milk Thistle has anti-inflammatory activity superior to the drugs piroxicam and meloxicam in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.
  9. Anti Rosacea – The combination of Milk Thistle and S-MSM can be useful in managing symptoms and condition of rosacea.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

 

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
“Statements throughout this website and within the product descriptions and information have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease.. The information on this site is meant for educational and informational purposes only. LifeSpan Global does not render medical advice, any information provided is not a substitute for professional medical opinion.”
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Apple, Banana and Watermelon, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Raspberry, Orange and Plum).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Grapefruit, Mangosteen and Milk Thistle Seed).

AppleApple

from besthealthmag.ca:
 

1. Get whiter, healthier teeth – An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

Click the play button below to watch a funny YouTube video about a “different kind” of Apple:

2. Avoid Alzheimer’s – A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Mice in the study that were fed an apple-enhanced diet showed higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and did better in maze tests than those on a regular diet.

3. Protect against Parkinson’s – Research has shown that people who eat fruits and other high-fibre foods gain a certain amount of protection against Parkinson’s, a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have linked this to the free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants contained therein.

4. Curb all sorts of cancers – Scientists from the American Association for Cancer Research, among others, agree that the consumption of flavonol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 per cent.

Researchers at Cornell University have identified several compounds—triterpenoids—in apple peel that have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. Their earlier research found that extracts from whole apples can reduce the number and size of mammary tumours in rats. Meanwhile, the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. has recommended a high fibre intake to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

5. Decrease your risk of diabetes – Women who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat apples. Apples are loaded with soluble fibre, the key to blunting blood sugar swings.

6. Reduce cholesterol – The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates intolower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.

7. Get a healthier heart – An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries. The phenolic compound found in apple skins also prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from solidifying on your artery walls. When plaque builds inside your arteries, it reduces blood flow to your heart, leading to coronary artery disease.

8. Prevent gallstones – Gallstones form when there’s too much cholesterol in your bile for it to remain as a liquid, so it solidifies. They are particularly prevalent in the obese. To prevent gallstones, doctors recommend a diet high in fibre to help you control your weight and cholesterol levels.

9. Beat diarrhea and constipation – Whether you can’t go to the bathroom or you just can’t stop, fibre found in apples can help. Fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up, or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down.

10. Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome – Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To control these symptoms doctors recommend staying away from dairy and fatty foods while including a high intake of fibre in your diet.

11. Avert hemorrhoids – Hemorrhoids are a swollen vein in the anal canal and while not life threatening, these veins can be very painful. They are caused by too much pressure in the pelvic and rectal areas. Part and parcel with controlling constipation, fibre can prevent you from straining too much when going to the bathroom and thereby help alleviate hemorrhoids.

12. Control your weight – Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories.

13. Detoxify your liver – We’re constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. Many doctors are skeptical of fad detox diets, saying they have the potential to do more harm than good. Luckily, one of the best—and easiest—things you can eat to help detoxify your liver is fruits—like apples.

14. Boost your immune system – Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.

15. Prevent cataracts – Though past studies have been divided on the issue, recent long-term studies suggest that people who have a diet rich in fruits that contain antioxidants—like apples—are 10 to 15 per cent less likely to develop cataracts.

BananaBanana

from foodmatters.tv:
 
 
  1. Overcome Depression – Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Energy Boost – Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Relieve Muscle Cramps – Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Build Strong Bones – Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Relieves Stress – Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. Rich in Vitamin B-6 – Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Rich in Iron – Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. Heart Health – High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
  9. Detoxify and Aid Digestion – Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  10. Prebiotic – Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  11. Constipation – High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  12. Diarrhea – Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea.
  13. Natural Antacid – Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  14. Relieve Stomach Ulcers – Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.
  15. Kidney Cancer – Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer.
  16. Macular Degeneration Protection – Protects the eyes against macular degeneration.
  17. Increases Calcium Absorption – Builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  18. Brain Health – Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  19. Rich in Antioxidants – Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic disease.
  20. Stabilize Blood Sugar – Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  21. Relieve Skin Irritation – Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  22. Control Blood Sugar – Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  23. Lower Body Temp – Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  24. Enhances Mood – The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  25. Relieves Withdrawal Symptoms – Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  26. Removes Warts – Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  27. Shine Leather – Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine.

 

WatermelonWatermelon

from organicfacts.net:

1. Kidney Disorders – Watermelons contain a lot of potassium, which is very helpful in cleaning or washing out the toxic depositions in the kidneys. Moreover, it is helpful in reducing the concentration of uric acid in the blood, thereby reducing the chances of kidney damage and the formation of renal calculi in that organ. Added to this, being high in water content, it induces frequent urinating, which is again helpful for cleaning of the kidneys. Also, the anti oxidants present in watermelon ensure good health of the kidneys for a long time, and reduce signs of premature aging like wrinkles and age spots on the skin.

2. Prevents Heat Stroke – Watermelon is effective in reducing both your body temperature and blood pressure. Many people in tropical regions eat this fruit every day in the afternoon during the summer to protect themselves from heat stroke. In India, you will find the fruit being sold by vendors in almost every street during the summer season. The high amount of water contained in watermelon also stimulates a release of excess liquid in the form of sweat, which cools your body further during hot summer days.

3. High Blood Pressure – The good amount of potassium and magnesium that is present in watermelons is very beneficial in terms of bringing down blood pressure. Potassium is considered a vasodilator, meaning that it releases the tension of blood vessels and arteries, thereby stimulating increased blood flow and reducing the stress on the cardiovascular system. The carotenoids present in these fruits also prevent hardening of artery walls and veins, thereby helping to reduce blood pressure and the chances of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and atherosclerosis.

4. Prevents Cancer – Watermelons have been in the public eye more and more in recent years, primarily because of their impressive level of lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrientcompound that is increasingly being linked to cancer prevention. As the years go by and the studies continue to bring in consistent results, lycopene has been shown to significantly reduce the risks of prostate, breast, colon, lung, and endometrial cancer. All in all, between the antioxidant potential of vitamin C and the impact of lycopene, watermelon is a great anti-cancer fruit!

5. Diabetes – Diabetic patients, who are supposed to have a low energy and low sugar diet, often complain about starving since they don’t get to eat their staple diets, which gives them the feeling of being half fed. Watermelons can be a good supplement for them. In spite of being sweet in taste, a thick wedge will give you very few calories, since ninety nine percent of its total weight is composed of water and roughage. Moreover, the various vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium help in proper functioning of insulin in the body, thus lowering the blood sugar level. Arginine, another component found in watermelons, is very effective at enhancing the impact of insulin on blood sugar. Diabetic patients can also have curries, steaks, and salads made from water melon rinds, which are even lower in sugar.

6. Heart Care – Lypocene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon, improves cardiac functions. Beta carotene, known for its remarkable antioxidant and anti-aging properties, also keeps you young at heart and prevents age-related cardiac problems. The roughage in water melon and its very low energy, along with help from vitamin-C, carotenoids and potassium (potassium cuts the risk of a heart attack), helps to reduce cholesterol and keep your heart safe from a variety of dangerous conditions.

7. Macular Degeneration – Don’t worry about eye health and macular degeneration if you eat plenty of watermelon, because between the beta carotene, vitamin-C, lutein, and zeaxanthin, your eyes are well protected. They will ensure protection of your eyes from age-related blindness and degeneration, and these antioxidants will protect your eyes from other age-related ailments such as drying up of eyes and optical nerves, as well as glaucoma.

8. Impotence – Arginine, present in watermelon, is beneficial in curing erectile dysfunction, and the stimulating nature of the chemical can boost libido, reduce frigidity and give a kick start to your love life, after you enjoy a few slices of watermelon together!

9. Other Benefits – Lypocene is found to be effective in repairing damaged tissues. Watermelon seeds are rich in beneficial fats and proteins. Watermelons also contain phytonutrients which have very good effects on the health and proper functioning of internal organs, eyes, and the secretion system.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

 

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
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Blueberry, Cherry and Pomegranate, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Raspberry, Orange and Plum).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Apple, Banana and Watermelon).

 

Blueberry

Blueberry

from nutrition-and-you.com:

1. Low in Calories – Blueberries are very low in calories. 100 g fresh berries provide only 57 calories. However, they possess notable health benefiting plant-nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness.

Click the play button below to watch this interesting YouTube video about blueberries:

2. High Anti-Oxidant – Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents). Their antioxidant value is largely derived from poly-phenolic antho-cyanidin compounds such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol.

3. Rich in Flavonoids – In addition, these berries have other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotene-β, lutein and zea-xanthin.

4. Cancer Protection – Altogether, the phyto-chemical compounds in the blueberry help rid off harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the body, and thereby, protect the human body against cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.

5. Anti-Diabetes – Further research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.

6. Rich in Vitamins – Fresh blueberries contain a small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Altogether these vitamins work as potent anti-oxidants, which help limit free radical mediated injury to the body.

7. Increased Energy – Blueberries also contain a small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

8. Rich in Minerals – Furthermore, they contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.

 

CherryCherry

from ingredientsinc.net:

1. Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer – Cherries, known as a “super-fruit”, are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins which aid in the reduction of heart disease and cancer.

2. Help Regulate Sleep – Cherries are one of the few food sources that contain melatonin, an antioxidant that helps regulate heart rhythms and the body’s sleep cycles.

3. Rich in Beta Carotene – Cherries are an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A). In fact they contain 19 times more beta carotene than blueberries and strawberries.

4. Assorted Vitamins and Minerals – Cherries are rich in vitamins C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber.

5. Brain Health – Cherries are referred to as “brain food”, aiding in brain health and in the prevention of memory loss.

6. Anti-inflammatory – Because cherries contain anthocyanins, they can reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis and gout.

7. Prevent Diabetes – Eating cherries reduces the risk of diabetes.

8. Digestive Health/Fiber Rich – Cherries are a good source of fiber which is important for digestive health.

9. Weight Management – Cherries are a great snack or dessert choice important for weight-maintenance.

10. Pain Reduction – Because of their powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, cherries are said to reduce pain and joint soreness for runners and athletes after workouts.

PomegranatePomegranate

from med-health.net:
 

1. Regenerate Cells Pomegranate protects the epidermis and dermis by encouraging skin cell regeneration, aiding in the repair of tissues, healing wounds and encouraging circulation to skin that is healing.

2. Protect from the Sun – Consuming pomegranate provides the skin with compounds that help to protect against free radical damage which can cause sun damage, cancer and sunburn. The oil of a pomegranate contains the antioxidant ellagic acid that can help to inhibit skin tumors to protect the body from skin cancer.

3. Slow Aging – Pomegranates can help to prevent hyperpigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles that are often caused by sun damage.
Produce Youthful Skin. Because pomegranates help to soften the skin and produce additional elastin and collagen it can make your skin look more firm, smooth and youthful.

4. Help with Dry Skin – Pomegranates are often added to skin care products because they have a molecular structure that can penetrate deep layers of most skin types to provide additional moisture.

5. Use for Oily or Combination Skin – Oily or combination skin types that are acne prone can use pomegranate to sooth these outbreaks and minimize burns or scarring that can occur during breakouts.

6. Eliminate Free Radicals – The high levels of antioxidants like hydrolysable tannins or polyphenols in pomegranates help to minimize the effects of free radicals and remove free radicals from the body.

7. Protect Cardiovascular Health Pomegranate juice can act as a blood thinner and helps to remove plaque from the arteries that will help to minimize the risk of atherosclerosis. Consuming pomegranate juice can help lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol to improve heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems.

8. Fight Cancer – The antioxidants in pomegranates are effective in clearing away some types of cancer, including breast, prostate and skin cancers.

9. Improve Bone Quality The enzyme inhibitors in pomegranate juice can help to prevent damage to the cartilage. It can also help to control cartilage degeneration to prevent osteoarthritis.

10. Boost Digestive Condition – Pomegranate juice helps to secrete enzymes with anti-bacterial properties that aid digestion and help to fight off hemorrhoids, nausea, dysentery, intestinal parasites, piles and diarrhea. You can also use pomegranate juice as a laxative to treat constipation.

11. Increase Appetite Children that do not have a strong appetite can drink a glass of pomegranate juice to get an appetite stimulant.

12. Cure Anemia The high amounts of iron in pomegranates will raise hemoglobin levels in your blood to help correct anemia.

13. Reduce Inflammation The anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranates stems from its high vitamin C content that will help to manage asthma, sore throat, cough and wheezing.

14. Promote Blood Circulation Pomegranates are often used to help relieve blood clots and can help to create a more youthful appearance.

15. Help Lose Weight People are finding that pomegranates have a natural property that provides you with additional energy and cleanse the body, making it easier to lose weight.

16. Decrease Risk of Impotency – Those that have a risk of prostate cancer, impotency or atherosclerosis can consume the pomegranate juice to reduce these risk. The high antioxidants will help to manage arteriosclerosis that can lead to impotency and increase your risk of prostate cancer.

17. Treat Prostate Cancer – Consuming pomegranates has been found to reduce prostate specific antigen in clinical trials. Research is ongoing to see if pomegranates can be used to treat people that already have localized prostate cancer. During these trials the juice was found to inhibit the growth of the cancer cells and lower its risk of metastasizing. The high phytochemicals in the juice seem to have a distinct effect on delaying and stabilizing the growth of PSA in men.

18. Aid in Pregnancy – Pomegranate juice is high in niacin, folic acid, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, iron and fiber that help to maintain a pregnant woman’s health and encourage cell growth. Consuming pomegranate wine instead of alcoholic beverages helps to curb the craving for these hazardous materials while preventing the damage that often comes with consuming alcohol while pregnant. Consuming pomegranate juice during pregnancy has also been fund to reduce cramps and sleep difficulties that often appear during pregnancy. It has also been found to increase blood flow to the baby which reduce she risk of brain damage.

19. Inhibit Breast Cancer – Studies have found that the ellagitannins in pomegranate juice will prevent estrogen responsive breast cancer cells from growing. This phytochemical inhibits aromatase that is used to create estrogen, increasing your risk of breast cancer.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

 

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
 
“Statements throughout this website and within the product descriptions and information have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease.. The information on this site is meant for educational and informational purposes only. LifeSpan Global does not render medical advice, any information provided is not a substitute for professional medical opinion.”
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