黑芝麻的好處 Reasons to Eat More Black Sesame

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黑芝麻性味甘平,入肝、腎二經,有潤膚、補血、明目、補益精血、潤燥滑腸、生津等作用。還可降低血糖,增加肝臟及肌糖元含量,也可降低血中膽固醇含量。適合因肝腎不足所致的脫髮、皮膚乾燥、便秘、病後體虛、眩暈等症的中老年人食用。

  • High In Antioxidants
    Sesame seeds contain several antioxidants including sesamin and sesamolin as well as vitamin E. These antioxidants may help to prevent illnesses that can result from chronic oxidative stress such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
  • High In Vitamin E
    Vitamin E can help boost the immune system, reduce the risk of heart attacks and protect the eyes from cataracts. Vitamin E is also believed to have anti-aging effects.
  • Bone Health
    Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium, zinc and several other vitamins and minerals that can help maintain proper bone density and prevent conditions that result from mineral deficiencies like osteoporosis.
  • Respiratory Health
    The magnesium in sesame seeds may help aid the respiratory system and treat certain side effects of asthma.
  • Anti-Inflammatory & Pain Relief
    Sesame seeds are a good source of copper, a mineral known to aid in pain relief from rheumatoid arthritis. Sesame seeds may help reduce swelling and have additional anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
  • Cancer Prevention
    One of the most important benefits of sesame seeds is their potential in the war against cancer. They are high in antioxidants as well as compounds called lignans, which have been found in lab tests to have anti-cancer properties. These substances may inhibit processes that contribute to cancer cell growth while inducing cancer cell death. Studies have shown eating sesame seeds to have positive effects on breast cancer treatment and one study associated daily sesame seed consumption with reduced risk of stomach cancer.
  • High In B-Vitamins
    The many complex B vitamins found in sesame seeds help the body extract energy from food and keep red blood cells healthy.
  • Lower Cholesterol
    The phytosterols in sesame seeds help the body absorb cholesterol and may help balance good and bad cholesterol levels.
  • Lower Blood Pressure
    The compounds in sesame seeds have been shown to relax blood vessels in lab tests and there by reduce blood pressure levels.

由農場到餐桌: 致命食物系統的故事 Farm to Fork: The Story of Our Toxic Food System

你知道食物從那裡來嗎? 含有什麼材料呢? 今時今日工業化的食物製作業嚴重依賴危害人類特別是兒童健康的致命化學物及人造添加物,正在發育的兒童對化學物更無抵抗能力。

Do you know where your food comes from? Or what’s in it? You might be surprised. Today’s conventional food system depends heavily on the use of toxic chemicals and synthetic inputs that pose threats to our health-especially children’s. Their developing bodies are more vulnerable to these toxins. Here’s a small but shocking snapshot.

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Source:  http://healthychild.org/healthy-living/resources/

健康飲食基本法則 Some basics rules to remember!

 

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Some basics rules to remember!
Say NO to C-R-A-P:
C- 碳酸飲料
R- 精製糖產品
A- 人造甜味劑和色素
P- 加工食品和快餐

Say YES to F-O-O-D:
F- 水果和蔬菜
O- 有機無脂肪蛋白
O- 奧米加3脂肪酸
D- 多喝水