KEYS TO LIVING LONGER (Part one)

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Dieting Plan and Aging

A wealthy Venetian nobleman: Luigi Cornaro who was born into a prosperous family around 1460. wrote about this plan in his four-volume book, translated as Discourses on a Temperate Life, he articulated his philosophy that people should eat less as they grow older in life, elaborating on his belief that the body prefers rest to digestive action during periods of weakness.

Cornaro designed himself a dieting plan, cutting back drastically on the quantity of food he consumed daily. Each day, he limited himself to twelve ounces (about 0.3402kg) of solid food and fourteen ounces (about 0.397kg) of wine. “There is no doubt,” he wrote, “that if one so advised were to act accordingly, he would avoid all sickness in the future, because a well-regulated life removes the cause of disease.”

Luigi Cornaro not only lived a very long time, but also remained healthy until just before his death. According to him, “A long life full of disease and misery is worse than no life at all.”

For instance, the Blue-Zoners (people who lives in geographic areas with high concentrations of the world’s longest-lived people): The island of Okinawa, Japan, mountainous region of Barbagia, Sardinia, Italy, Icaria, Greece, etc tend to have diets high in nutrients and low in calories, avoid heavily processed food and they snacks by eating fresh fruits.

These people avoids unnecessary fats and sugars while packing even more vitamins into their diet and washing down their food almost exclusively with water. Avoiding sugary soft drinks associated with heart disease and light dinner early in the evening are common practices of these people.

Among the key secrets of Blue-Zoners that makes them live healthier, and longer is the solid base responsible for the moral and spiritual formation: but an immoral man is like a chaff which the wind drive away.

Furthermore, the community and environment give the Blue-Zoners a shared sense of purpose and keeps them busy and motivated far into their silver years, where scientist supports the concept that staying busy and having a sense of purpose helps people live longer according to 2009 study by Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago.

Brewer’s Yeast and Health

Brewer’s Yeast is a single-celled fungi that break sugars down into alcohol and release carbon dioxide, yeasts have been known to humankind for ages, even though not all types are useful and some can cause infections in people.  The species Saccharomyces cerevisiae, known as brewer’s yeast has helped people make bread and beverages since before the advent of recorded history.

In the year 1857, Pasteur published a paper titled “Notes on So-called Lactic Fermentation,” in which he identified yeast as a new type of organism and established fermentation as the biological process through which it converted sugar to alcohol.

Yeast is more valued for its ability to ferment food and drink than for its nutrients, people have long been marginally aware of its health benefits.

In the Middle Ages, infants were often fed the yeasty sediment from cloudy beers as a way to keep them healthy. The popular uses of brewer yeast were given scientific grounding in the 1950s, when nutritionist Adelle Davis put forth in writing: “Yeast contains almost no fat, starch, or sugar; its excellent protein sticks to your ribs, satisfies the appetite, increases your basal metabolism, and gives you pep to work off unwanted pounds.”

Studies also found that creams containing brewer’s yeast were highly effective in treating acne, with 80 percent of participants reporting significant improvement over a five-month period.

Health benefits of vitamins in Brewer’s Yeast

Yeast cells replicate by budding (asexual reproduction), a process in which a parent cell divides and produces a daughter cell. This process creates millions of offspring during the Yeast life cycle, requiring a great deal of energy and vitamins that aren’t contained in the simple sugars they feed on.

To solve this problem, the yeast cells manufacture their own B vitamins, proteins, and trace minerals which are beneficial to human health. Among these nutrients are the water-soluble B vitamins which is the most important, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and biotin.

One tablespoon of a good brand of brewer’s yeast meets the recommended daily allowance. These vitamins are benefits to the body helping to metabolize the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins essential for growth;

they are also essential for the maintenance of healthy hair, skin, nerves, blood cells, hormone-producing glands, and the immune system; deficiency in any one of those can result in diseases like beriberi, pellagra, and anemia.

Another health benefit of B vitamins is that they keep homocysteine levels low.

Homocysteine is an amino acid present in human blood that is strongly influenced by people’s diets. The studies of Epidemiological linked high levels of homocysteine to stroke, coronary heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease.

Note that there are three different types of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that fall under the category of brewer’s yeast:

  1. Active yeast which is used to make beer or wine. It contains the same nutrients as other yeast cultures, this form is living and shouldn’t be consumed as a supplement.
  2. The second type is a by-product of beer brewing and wine making that has been deactivated, or killed through heating; this is the type most often sold as a supplement under the name brewer’s yeast. It is bitter and nutty tasting.
  3. The third type of supplemental yeast is termed nutritional yeast and has been developed for those who dislike the taste of brewer’s yeast. It is the same species, but instead of being harvested from alcohol production it is grown on a molasses-based medium or on sugar beets, a process that mitigates the bitter taste imparted to yeasts cultivated in beer.
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BRIEF HISTORY, USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF BITTER KOLA: Buy Bitter Kola Online

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Garcinia kola, known as bitter kola, is a multipurpose tree indigenous to West and Central Africa. Garcinia Kola plant is called “wonder plant” because all of its parts can be used as medicine.

Bitter Kola plant is a medium-sized tree with an average height of 25-30 meters and 1.5 meters wide as found by Iwu, 1993.

The tree produces characteristics orange like pod, with edible portion in the pod.

It is believed to contain a high source of vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, fiber, calcium, potassium, and iron, with other antioxidants.

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Garcinia kola is a species of flowering plant in the clusiaceae or Guttiferae family. It is found in tropical moist lowland forest of Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Gabon, Senegal, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

THE SEED AND HEALTH BENEFITS

The seeds are chewed by both rural and urban populations to suppress headaches, laryngitis, bronchitis, malaria, and gonorrhea according to Adebgoye et al., 2008 and sometimes for their typical astringent taste.

Consult your family physician before initiating bitter Kola treatment regimen.

The seed extract is used as a cure for various types of inflammation or liver cirrhosis, while dried ground kernels can be mixed with honey to prepare a traditional paste against cough (Adebisi, 2004).

The seeds can successfully substitute hops in brewing industry. The Bark of Garcinia kola is traditionally used in similar way to the seeds, mainly to cure abdominal pains and malaria , Ijomone et al., 2012.

Aside from its medicinal value, the bark serves in palm wine production. It is believed that the bark enhances flavor as well as alcohol content of the traditional beverage.

 In Ghana and other Africa countries, the branches and roots of Garcinia kola are sold in bundles as an essential source of chewing sticks used for dental hygiene (Blay, 2004).  

Leaves of bitter kola are occasionally prepared as an infusion to cure fever.

CHEMICAL CONTENT AND HEALTH BENEFITS

According to Stevens 2018, the kernel contains a wide range of useful phytochemicals, such as tannins and flavonoids.  

Among these compounds, the biflavonoid kolaviron complex holds neuro-protective, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and many other assets favorable to human health (Usunomena, 2012).

The most abundant phytochemicals in Garcinia kola seeds are flavonoids, Saponins, Tannins, Phenols, Glycosides, and Alkaloids,.

Even though anti-nutrients such as oxalate and phytate were found in Garcinia Kola, the seeds are safe for consumption and there are no reports on harmful overdosing so far.

The compounds, Flavonoids are low molecular weight compounds known as natural antioxidants, having an ability to scavenge free radicals and transform them into harmless molecules as well as to impact various aspects of immune cell activation for the human body.

The compounds play a useful role in protecting the central nervous system against oxidative, excitotoxic stresses and work as anti-tumor agents

According to Nwaehujor et al., 2015, kolaviron possess anti-malarial and wound healing properties.

Therapeutic potential of kolaviron was shown in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (Kalu, 2016).

Kolaviron possesses antinociceptive (sedative) and anti-inflammatory activities, both centrally and peripherally, which justifies its folkloric use to relieve pain and inflammation according to Ibironke and Fasanmade 2015.

the seed extract were also able to stop growth of Ebola virus in laboratory trials (Iwu, 1993).

The antimicrobial properties of Garcinia kola are attributed to benzophenones and flavanones.

Bitter kola isn’t just useful for treating cough, malaria, inflammation, abdominal pains and others; it can also be effective for individuals suffering from type two (2) diabetes as a means of keeping their blood glucose levels stable.

Studies found that the seeds are capable of reducing elevated blood glucose levels, making it model for both treatment of type 2 diabetes as well as any complications that can arise from the condition.

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GARLIC: IT’S HISTORY, USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS-1 (Buy Garlic Online)

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Type of Garlic

The name garlic was derived from the Old English word garleac. Literally, interpreted, the latter means “spear leek,” making reference to the lanceolate shape of the plant’s cloves. However, there are two main types of garlic: hardneck and softneck.

The hardneck varieties produce a flowering stalk which is surrounded by underground cloves and are considered to be more flavorful and easier to peel than softneck, making them the best choice of most chefs. However, the hardneck garlic does not store well.

The Softneck varieties also called silverskin, generally do not flower and form seed, but often produce bulblets on their stem.

They are considered to be more productive and easier to grow than hardneck varieties. Under proper conditions softneck varieties can be stored from six to eight months. Most of the garlic found at supermarkets is of the softneck type.

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The Soil, Weather and ph level for Garlic

Garlic grows best in a sunny location in soil that is well-drained yet moisture-retentive and relatively high in organic matter. Well-rotted manure or compost is an ideal soil amendment to improve the latter in garden soils.

Garlic prefers a soil pH of between 6 and 7. Liming is recommended if the pH falls below 5.8.

Garlic: Minerals and Vitamins

A single clove of garlic can gives 4 calories, but the minerals are Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Sulfur, Selenium and Germanium with Vitamin B1 – Thiamine, Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin, Vitamin B3 – Niacin, Vitamin B5 – Pathothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 – Folate, Vitamin C, Protein Fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar for 100g of garlic.

Garlic as Herbal Supplement

These days garlic is used as an herbal supplement to help prevent heart disease, lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and to boost the immune system.

Some evidence exists that eating garlic regularly may also help protect against certain types of cancer, Please consult your family physician before initiating a garlic treatment regimen.

Garlic and Bacteria

In 1858, Louis Pasteur wrote that garlic killed bacteria. As he maintained, it was effective even against some bacteria resistant to other factors. He also noted that garlic killed Helicobacter pylori.

The antiseptic properties of garlic were confirmed in the keeping down of cholera (in 1913), typhoid fever and diphtheria (in 1918) in Beirut (Tucakov 1948).

Albert Schweitzer, the famous physician and humanitarian, used garlic in Africa to treat amoebic dysentery.

Garlic later attained a status as a folk remedy, and was no longer taken seriously by scientists, medical practitioners or researchers until two decades ago, when garlic research blossomed in laboratories worldwide.

One of such researches, concluded that garlic may have direct benefits against the “seven major diseases of our time” hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipemia (high cholesterol), heavy metal intoxication, infectious diseases, free-radical damage, cancer and immune deficiency diseases.

 French phytotherapist Lekrek used garlic as a preventive remedy with success during the great pandemic of influenza, the so-called ‘Spanish fever’, in 1918.

During the epidemic of influenza in America during 1917 and 1918, people wore a necklace of garlic when going out in public.

Garlic and Vampires

Garlic was also believed by some culture to have the power to ward off vampires (Mindell, 1994). Transylvanian peasants draped garlands of it over their doorways to banish these fanged devils and evil spirits, and garlic cloves were hung around the necks of young girls throughout Europe to protect them from the vampire’s deadly kiss.

According to legend, the three things vampires feared the most were sunshine, the cross or crucifix and garlic. (It must work. Have you seen any vampires lately?), Even if you don’t believe in vampires, garlic would protect you from a lot of pathogens.

It contain vitamins, a lot of trace metals, fiber, selenium and many others. It has been used as an alternative medicine for many years. There are a lot of advantages in using garlic, on a daily basis.

Consumption of Garlic

In eating of garlic, you should not consume just one clove and expect garlic to wave its magic wand and cleanse your body. It has to be taken in moderate amount, continuously to get the medicinal advantages of the bulb.

For a few medical conditions (Please consult your family physician before initiating a garlic treatment regimen) garlic would provide an instant relief and for a few, it would take more time that the medicine prescribed by the doctors. Thus, garlic is an alternative medicine, which has to be used along with the doctor’s medicine for major medical conditions.

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Nature of Skin

THE NATURE, BEAUTY AND SOAKING UP OF GOOD AND BAD COSMETICS OF SKIN (PART 1)

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The human skin is the largest organ of the body. Human skin is composed of two layers. The epidermis, made of closely packed epithelial cells, and the dermis, made of dense, irregular connective tissue that houses blood vessels, hair follicles, sweat glands, and other structures. Beneath the dermis lies the hypodermis, which is composed mainly of loose connective and fatty tissues.

Function of the Skin

The skin plays an important immunity function in protecting the body against pathogens, excessive water loss, insulation, temperature regulation, sensation, synthesis of vitamins D, and the protection of vitamin B folates. 

 In humans, skin pigmentation varies among populations, and skin type can range from dry to oily.

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Should our Skin be Spotless?

Many people believe that the skin we are born in should always be fresh and spotless, no matter what it takes. 

However, when it comes to skin care we tend to be reactive rather than proactive.

The Cosmetic companies have created various combination of oily, dry, and even dehydrated oily skin cream types that require complex regimens and dozens of bottles to make skin look healthy, spotless and normal leaving us with no clue of the aftermath of such creams and lotions after usage. 

What is a Healthy Skin

What is a healthy skin and how do we maintain a healthy skin with a proper understanding of its ability to soak up anything in contact with the outer layer (stratum corneum)?

 To answer this, you need to first know how skin works and how it support the normal functioning of the body.

What keeps the Skin Moist

For a good number of people, proper skin care starts with adequate hydration, as shocking as it sounds, healthy and spotless skin doesn’t really need any additional moisture.

 Our skin is perfectly able to keep itself hydrated, Its surface is kept soft and moist by sebum which is a natural moisturizing factor.

The Sebum is made of lipids, acts as a natural emollient and barrier. Helping to protect, waterproof hair skin and keeping the skin from becoming dry and cracked.

However, the amount of sebum we produce varies from season to season and can be predetermined genetically, but in fact, the amount of sebum needed to keep skin moist and healthy is very small which only 2 grams of sebum a year.

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DATE AND HUMAN HEALTH

The exact origin of date palm is considered to be lost in Antiquity. However, the date palm tree is native to North Africa and the Middle East.

Date fruit comes from the genus Phoenix, which is mostly produced to be eaten. It has a great source of energy and Vitamin C, when dried, dates become very concentrated, but during drying process, the Vitamin C is lost.

Dates as Natural Sweetener

Dates are rich in fructose, which is a natural type of sugar in fruit. Because of this, dates are very sweet and also have a subtle caramel-like taste.

They are a great healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes due to the fiber content and antioxidants that they provide.

In substituting dates for white sugar, the date is turn into a paste by mixing it with water in a blender and then using it as 1:1 ratio to replace white sugar.

However, note that even though dates are high in fiber and nutrients, they are still fairly high in calories and they should be consumed in moderation.

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Dates and Pregnancy

Research shows that dates contain tannins, which are compounds that have been shown to help facilitate contractions.

Dates fruit are good source of natural sugar and calories, which is necessary to maintain energy levels during labor.

Research also shows that eating dates throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and lower the need for induced labor. The fruit may also be helpful for reducing labor time (Trusted Source).

Dates and Disease-Fighting Antioxidants

Dates provide different antioxidants that have a number of health benefits to human, including a reduced risk of several diseases.

Antioxidants help protect our cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in our body.

The three most potent antioxidants in dates are flavonoids, carotennoids and phenolic acids.

Flavonoids may help reduce inflammation and may reduce the risk of diabetes.

Carotenoids may promote heart health and may reduce the risk of eye-related disorders like macular degeneration.

Phenolic acid is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Other Health Benefits Of Date Fruit

Date is rich in potassium, and contains little sodium which goes a long way in keeping the nervous system in order.

The potassium may helps to reduce cholesterol, and keeps the risk of a stroke in check. 
Date may be recommended as fruit for those who suffer from iron deficiency because it contains iron.  Severe iron-deficiency anemia may cause fatigue or tiredness.

Adding dates into your diet might help in improving the skin’s elasticity and smooth because of it Vitamin C and D content. 

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