by Kunal K November 08, 2020 2 min read
Dr. Eric Berg is a chiropractor who specialises in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods and is a world-renowned ketogenic diet expert, published writer, and author of the bestselling book “The 7 Principles of Fat Burning”. His goal is to help people take control of their bodies through a healthy Keto diet and intermittent fasting. Drberg.com.
Read the other posts in Dr. Berg's series on the advantages of eating eggs.
Carotenoids are plant based chemicals, pigments that are responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids act as antioxidants in the human body and considered vital nutrients with a lot of health benefits. You've probably heard some of their names like beta-carotene with regard to carrots and lycopene associated with tomatoes before.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in the egg yolks that concentrate mostly in the human eyes retina and macula, and to a lesser extent, in the liver and brain. Both of these compounds can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration as well as cataracts.
|Basil||70.5||included with lutein|
|Parsley||64.0 - 106.5||included with lutein|
|Spinach||59.3 - 79.0||included with lutein|
|Kale||48.0 - 114.7||-|
|Leek||36.8||included with lutein|
|Pea||19.1||included with lutein|
|Lettuce||10.0 - 47.8||-|
|Broccoli||7.1 - 33.0||included with lutein|
|Carrot||2.5 - 5.1||included with lutein|
|Red pepper||2.5 - 85.1||5.9 - 13.5|
|Egg yolk||3.84 - 13.2||-|
|Pistachio||7.7 - 49.0||-|
The consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin rich foods should be combined with reduced consumption of inflammatory vegetable oils like soy, corn, canola and cottonseed oil, which promote free radical damage.
The Omega-6 polyunsaturated fat, linoleic acid, promotes oxidative stress, oxidised LDL, chronic low-grade inflammation and atherosclerosis especially when consumed in the form of vegetable oils. Therefore avoiding the Omega-6 fatty acids and consuming foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin can help decrease the risk of damage to the macula as well as the lens.
A cataract is an opaque cloudy area that forms in the lens of the human eye. In case of degeneration in the macula, a person is going to lose vision in the central part of an eye and will see things less defined.
Studies have shown that in addition to sunlight, blue light can lead to the development of cataracts. Lutein and zeaxanthin help filter blue light by absorbing it, which is one of the great benefits of consuming eggs.
by Guest Author March 02, 2021 12 min read 0 Comments
Enzymes are microscopic protein molecules that play a key role in the body. They are catalysts that speed up chemical reactions that are responsible for all processes within the body.
Different types of enzymes are needed to break down different macronutrients (fats, proteins and carbs). Whether you are a vegetarian or following a Keto diet, enzymes are crucial for absorbing the meal.
In this post, we talk about the functions of digestive enzymes in the human digestive system, why it is important to use digestive enzyme supplements and how they can assist with a number of gut issues from bloating to IBS and SIBO.
by Guest Author January 30, 2021 8 min read 0 Comments
The modern population is stressed more than ever. One of the potential causes is our inability to switch on and switch off between the tasks. Instead, we are constantly on our toes ready to react to something and it's becoming exhausting.
The author, also shares practical advice on how to reduce stress and anxiety by working with our nervous system and getting into parasympathetic mode, in particular.
by Guest Author December 31, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments
Christian Baker, a professional speaker and nutritional specialist, is talking about fatigue as the most common reason for dropping the New Year's resolutions within the first week of January.
He shares his top 5 strategies on how to have more energy through diet, exercise and effective daily routine so you can get back on track, achieve the most ambitious goals and make 2021 the most productive year yet.
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