Sep 13, 2011

Food For Your Health

Phil has high blood pressure. He has to take medicines to lower it. I tell him to look into a diet and foods that could help lower his blood pressure. He doesn't seem to think this would help and it is easier to just take a couple of pills. I don't like to take pills I think it would better to change what you eat.

In Women's World I was reading about celery. If you need to get your blood pressure down, try adding celery to your salads or sandwiches. Scientists found that eating about four stalks daily can reduce blood pressure as much as 14% without any other change in diet. The reason why is a compound in celery, 3-n-butylphthalide reduces pressure on arteries by relaxing surrounding muscles and reducting levels of stress hormones.

If you have high blood pressure eat celery for your health.

Sep 6, 2011

Food For Your Health

My mom, my uncle and my grandmother all died from Alzheimer. My mom died in 2007 and she didn't even know who I was or where she was. I'm very afraid that I will end up with Alzheimer. When ever I see information on anything that can help stop Alzheimer I stop and read it and see if I can use the information.

I was reading Woman's World and they said that recent studies in the Journal of Alzheimer's Research show that up to four cups of coffee daily prevents the brain degeneration that leads to loss of memory and diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The reason why is caffeine blocks the buildup of cholesterol in the brain that causes cells to become less elastic, plus it stems the production of damaging enzymes that contribute to Alzheimer's and reverses the early effects of Parkinson's by destroying harmful proteins.

I guess this would be something easy to do if you liked coffee. I do not like coffee at all. I don't like to even take a sip. But maybe I could get the caffeine from something else....I'll have to look into that.

Foods can play a big part for good health.