Food Blessed with Antioxidants

Perhaps you know it for certain that there are some precious things in the world of essential elements to boost our body. These elements are called antioxidants that aid to prevent many deadly diseases, stop the process of aging. These compounds collected from Mother Nature protect your body from free radicals that always play a vital role to do harm to our body. Antioxidants sweep the free radicals for good before they can pounce on us. You can enjoy the helping care of the antioxidants provide you take food enriched with antioxidants to combat toxins and free radicals, the heinous enemies.

The fruits come in the forefront when the question of boosting your body with antioxidants comes in the forefront. Berries – You may frown in the very beginning but you perhaps are not aware of the fact that berries are full of minerals, vitamins, fiber and packed with antioxidants. All the berries ranging from blueberries to raspberries even the blackberries are enriched with proanthocyanin’s that prevents deadly diseases like cancer and heart problems. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries contain an acid named ellagic acid eventually a plant compound that has the power to challenge carcinogens.

Tomatoes – Tomatoes are well-known vegetables and perhaps in every food item there is free access to these particular ‘red beauty’. They may be easily available but packed with essential elements that stop macular degeneration, cataract, a few types of cancers and boost mental function when you sail towards the ripe age smoothly. Tomatoes contain materials named lycopene, a member of a great carotenoid family that prevents lung, colon and the deadly breast cancers. It has been noted too that those who take enough tomato sauce may avert prostate cancer too.

Broccoli – You must remember all the time that broccoli and its cousins the Cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower contain a compound named insole-3-carbonyl that combat well with the cancers that are estrogen related. Again, broccoli can prevent cervical dysplasia smartly. Garlic – It may be stinking but is still regarded as the oldest medicinal herb packed with enough antioxidants to defend cancers, heart ailments, and aging. Garlic lowers cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure, drives away the free radicals and prevents blood clotting.

Carrots – It is known to all that carrots are packed with a perfectly potent antioxidant named beta- carotene. Beta carotene protects you from all sorts of cancers and even stops the progression of painful arthritis. Tea – The most popular beverage all over the world may be of great help to you preventing a lot of degenerative disorders. Tea has the power to reduce the attack of cancer, strokes and other heart ailments.

Recent studies have proved both the green tea and black tea are both beneficial to fight the free radicals. Whole grains – It is your breakfast with the cereals may help you to fight with the free radicals as they are the potent source of the phytochemicals blessed with the vitamin E, the potent antioxidant. Not only fighting with cancers vitamin E boosts immunity and makes the progress of the Alzheimer’s disease slower.

Living with Gastric Bypass

As a teenager, a half an order of French fries was sufficient for a full day’s diet.  I don’t remember liking to eat back then.  Now that I’m nearing fifty years old, the last twenty years have been very different from the first twenty years. When I realized I needed gastric bypass was when I felt uncomfortable bending over.  Most people didn’t think I was as large as the scale represented.  My BMI (Body Mass Index) was high enough to qualify for Bariatric surgery and I was thrilled.

This was my chance to do something about a problem, that if persisted, could cause a lot of problems down the road and maybe sooner. Since the surgery, I have never felt better.  As the nurse said when I woke up after surgery, “You saved your life honey”.  What did she mean by that?  I didn’t feel like I was dying when I decided to do this surgery.  I did it because it was something, I could do to help myself get a grip on what could be a much more serious condition. Saying you’re obese is not easy.  Saying you were obese is not any easier.  Gastric bypass did truly save my life.

Living with gastric bypass is not that hard. I heard the horror stories about the lack of food and possible dehydration.  It’s nothing like they warned me.  I guess it could be bad for some people but it wasn’t bad for me.  I have to eat much less or I have a lot of pain in my chest.  The pain of eating something too hard to pass through the now narrow tube to your stomach is pain similar to a heart attack.  The first time I had that crushing pain hit was when I took a whole bite of salmon.  Kathy, chew your food, I said to myself.

When they say you need to chew, chew, chew, they’re not kidding.  Living with bariatric surgery means an endless amount of chewing.  I find I don’t like the taste of food when it’s been chewed to oblivion.  That alone helps reduce some calories because I find myself spitting it out if I have chewed a lot.  I know that sounds sick but it works for me.  I take my vitamins, and for sure I get my protein. I’m doing fine and losing weight quickly.  Living with gastric bypass has been a dream come true.

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