Saturday, April 15, 2017

Healthy and Active To The End

What do these centenarians seem to have in common?
An active life style. Strong family ties and to have a purpose in life. Many grew up in rural surroundings although some moved to towns in their adult life. An abundance of organic fruit and veggies were available in rural areas. Some enjoyed red wine or home-made brandy in moderation. This contained resveratrol which is found in red or purple grapes. Resveratrol helps to lower blood pressure and allow a higher volume of blood to flow through your body, delivering increased oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. They also thought a sense of humor and laughter was a contributing factor. 

Maria Esther Capovilla

Maria was born in September 1889. She died in August 2006 at the age of one hundred and sixteen years of age. Maria was from Ecuador in South America. She lived to the age of one hundred and sixteen. She lived in the Andes mountains. Her main diet was chicken, legumes, vegetables, fruit and corn.

Emma Morano

Emma was born in Civiasco, a mountain village, in Italy in 1899. She has survived two world wars. She married in 1926 and separated from her husband in 1938. She likes living on her own. Emma retired at seventy five years and lives in a two room apartment, in Verbania Italy. She eats biscuits with milk for breakfast. And attributes her longevity to the two raw eggs she eats during the day. She has pasta and minced meat for lunch and a glass of milk for dinner. She also drinks a glass of homemade brandy and enjoys chocolate. She is positive about the future.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Resveratrol Has So Many Benefits

Resveratrol was first seen as beneficial for the heart.  Research indicates that it may also stop new cancer cells from forming and could destroy some existing cancers.

It protects your body from inflammation. This is a natural response in your body, when the white blood cells protect you from bacteria and viruses. However, inflammation has been linked to many degenerative diseases, including heart disease.

 It is an antioxidant that can cross the blood brain barrier to help protect your brain and nervous system and protect your cells from free radical damage. It keeps your heart healthy and improves the elasticity of your blood vessels. Resveratrol makes platelets in the bloodstream less sticky, and so could increase the risk of bleeding in people who are on warfarin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. 
Include this antioxidant into your diet in order to generate better health.Research has indicated that resveratrol may assist with longevity. It also protects muscle health by reducing muscle wasting which is associated with cancer. 

Scientists report that cocoa powder, baking chocolate and dark chocolate are all rich in resveratrol. Cocoa powder contain more than peanuts and peanut butter per serving, but less than red grapes and wine. 

Information on cocoa received from Hershey Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Vitality Breakfast Includes Resveratrol

A Vitality Breakfast

Two tablespoons wheat kernels

Two tablespoons whole barley

Two tablespoons whole rye

One tablespoon sesame seeds

One tablespoon sunflower seeds

One tablespoon oat bran

Raisins, Figs or Prunes.

Cut the dried fruit into pieces

Place in warm water overnight in a closed container

Place in a bowl and eat with yoghurt and honey, or buttermilk

Raspberry Tea

Raspberry tea is high in resveratrol, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin B, which make it helpful in the treatment of nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, eye ailments, sore throat, mouth ulcers and to keep the prostate gland healthy. Potassium helps to keep the heart beat regular.

This herbal tea has a high content of vitamin C. For the treatment of infertility, drink three or more cups daily.  Raspberry tea is beneficial for woman as it helps balance hormones. During pregnancy, it strengthens the uterus.

Making Raspberry Tea

Place one teaspoon of dried, chopped raspberry leaves in cup.

Fill with boiling water.

Cover the cup. Steep tea for five minutes

Remove cover and strain tea into another cup.

The raisins in the vitality breakfast, as well as the raspberries contain resveratrol, which has many health benefits.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fried Chicken and Peanuts Recipe

Peanuts Contain Resveratrol
Peanuts contain resveratrol, so this is a healthy combination. They contain a large amount of protein and are rich in vitamin E and the B vitamins, which are good for stress. Peanuts are a highly concentrated food, and should be eaten sparingly mixed with other foods. The healthiest way to eat them, are in the form of sprouts.

Fried Chicken and Peanuts Recipe 

3 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tsp paprika
Cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground ginger
Herb salt
1 cup raw peanuts
1 chicken

Spice Mixture
Cayenne pepper

Grind ½ cup peanuts and add to spice mixture
Rub chicken with spicy mixture, and pour some inside the chicken.
Sprinkle rest of peanuts over chicken and bake until tender.

Serve with rice, salad or noodles as you prefer.

Peanut Sprout Salad
2 cups shredded cabbage
½ cup chopped raw peanuts (sprouted if available)
1 cup grated raw carrots
1 cup sliced green pepper
½ cup pineapple pieces
Mix together with mayonnaise.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth Contains
  • Smoothie & Fresh Juice Recipes
  • Folk Remedies. Read how centenarians kept their vigor and what they attribute to their longevity.
  • There are also sections on Herbal Teas and their health benefits.
  • Under Folk Remedies there are remedies for detoxing, high blood pressure, diabetes, impotence, infertility, cancer, treatment to assist with Aids/HIV and much more.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Health and Vitality In Elderly and Centenarians

Here are more elderly and centenarians that will amaze you, with their health and vitality.
Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh is a British Sikh centenarian marathon runner of Punjabi Indian descent. He turned vegetarian 30 years ago.
He is a world record holder. At 101 he runs the Mumbai marathon. He ran the London marathon in 7 hrs and 49 minutes. He was born in 1911 and stays with his son. He ran his first marathon at the age of 89. He has completed eight other marathons.
Harriette Thompson
She is a cancer survivor, and the oldest women to complete or finish the San Diego Marathon. She did this on May 31, 2015 in 7 hrs 24 minutes 36 seconds. The San Diego Marathon is a 26.2 mile race.
The Oldest Female Water skier
Edith Murphy (Canada)
On the 11 August 2004 at the age of 90, she water skied at Lake Vernon, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. She skies regularly during the summer months.
Dr Frank Schearer
At 101 he is the world’s oldest water skier. Dr Frank is from Zillah.
Marie Hunt
This 103 Wisconsin resident who had to cease her education after the eighth grade, managed to get her high school diploma at this advanced age.

In fact, once I started researching this topic.  I found that there are many, many more elderly that have retained their health and vigor at an advanced age. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mulberries Are Rich In Resveratrol

In China, the mulberries and leaves have been used for medicine and food for thousands of years. Mulberries are rich in resveratrol, which have many health benefits.  It is also anti aging. Consumption of mulberries fresh or as a tea reduces stress, fights cholesterol, protects against cancer, neurological diseases and strokes.  As a natural detoxifier, mulberry tea flushes out the toxins from the body, cleaning the liver and kidneys. Also good for the brain, diabetics and strengthens the immune system. Dried mulberries are rich in protein, vitamin C, K and iron. They contain a high level of potassium, and magnesium.

This tea is a promising cure for eye disorders such as cataract, and retinal degeneration. 
It is also known to have rejuvenating effects on the skin.

Preparing the Leaves for Use

After picking the leaves, rinse them well.
Then let sun dry for two or three days.
Crush the leaves lightly when they are dry.

To Make Mulberry Tea

Two tablespoons of dried leaves in a teapot
Add two cups of boiling water
Steep for ten minutes.
Remove the leaves with a tea strainer
Add honey to sweeten.