Beautiful World But Bad Politicians

Beautiful world, bad politicians

We are now in a sinking world but politicians pretend that everything is fine

I know that I am neither Jesus nor God to save this world from injustice, murder, crime, hypocrisy and other social problems tearing down our society today but that’s not going to prevent me from writing about the ailments of our society.

The words ‘racist and hypocrite’ are in the dictionary but who is a racist or hypocrite? God or Jesus is neither a racist nor a hypocrite, yet no one will accept to be called a racist or a hypocrite. People smile beautifully in front of you, but the smile stops as you turn your back.

In the past, my articles have generated a lot of controversies and misunderstandings on social platforms, especially LinkedIn, but one thing many don’t realize is this writer is not a White man but a pure African.

He originates from a continent where Europeans and Americans have abused for many years, ranging from slavery, colonization aggression, and medical crimes.

Whereby many run away from my articles or even disassociate themselves from me other good and truthful people always read what I write. If one finds it hard to be realistic and truthful then you have a big problem, not me.

Hatred, hypocrisy, jealousy etc, will give you a heart disease and high blood pressure. As for me, I have said over and over and will say once again, “I am an African, despite living in Europe for many years, thus; I will always write like an African.”

13 Nutrients That Help To Prevent Heart Disease

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Original article published in MailOnline.

We have all heard the saying ‘we are what we eat’, with a belief that a good diet can help protect us from ill-health.

Dr Carl Pfeiffer, a pioneer in nutritional medicine believed that ‘with adequate intake of micronutrients, most chronic disease won’t exist’.

We live in a world where our food is heavily processed, laden with sugar and artificial chemicals.

We exercise less, have more stress, and spend less time in the sunshine.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the UK and US, yet we can all do more to help prevent it.

I believe eating a healthy, home-cooked diet rich in nutrients is the key to not only protecting our heart but fortifying our bodies against a variety of ill-health.

Ditch the junk and processed options, stop counting calories and switch to eating real food

I have put together a list of foods that can help protect your heart, but overall you will see a pattern – fresh fruit and vegetables, oily fish, grass-fed meat, nuts and seeds are the real superfoods.

Here are 13 nutrients you can mix into your meals to achieve a heart-healthy diet: 

1.Omega 3 essential fatty acids 

Think of the Mediterranean diet, rich in oils and fresh fish.

You gain the short-chain monosaturated fatty acids (oleic acid) from the olive oil which has been shown to help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA can help prevent inflammation throughout the body as well as protect against cardiovascular disease.

Found in: Oily Fish, nuts and seeds, seed oils.

2. Magnesium 

Magnesium plays a vital role in the production of a type of energy called ATP.

Muscles need this energy in order to relax – the heart is a muscle and studies have shown that good levels of magnesium can help prevent stroke, and heart attacks.

Magnesium is vital for good health and somewhat neglected in the western world.

Women tend to be more deficient than men.

Stress also depletes our reserves of magnesium so topping up is vital.

Found in: Nuts, Seeds, Green Leafy vegetables, pulses such as red lentils.

If you are concerned about your magnesium levels, take a daily supplement, but ensure it is magnesium citrate as this is the most bioavailable form.

You can also add Epsom salts to your bath as you will absorb their magnesium through the skin.

3. Co-Enzyme Q10  

Known for helping with energy production alongside Magnesium, Co-Q10 is also a powerful antioxidant and can work well with selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc to help protect our arteries from damage.

It is also worth noting that anyone taking statins will have lower levels of CoQ10, so may need to take a daily supplement.

Found in: Meat, eggs and fish.

4. Vitamin D 

We are starting to recognise the benefits of vitamin D from sun exposure to help protect us from a variety of diseases, but particularly heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes.

In fact research has shown a 40 per cent higher risk of heart disease when deficient of vitamin D and a massive 81 per cent higher chance of dying from heart disease.

Found in: The best source is sunshine, but you can also gain a little from fish (especially fish liver), some mushrooms and eggs.

5. Zinc 

Just like Omega 3 oils, zinc can help prevent inflammation though the creation of anti-inflammatory cytokines.

Zinc has also been shown to have protective properties, particularly for coronary artery disease and can help improve cardiac function.

Found in: Pumpkin seeds, nuts and seeds, shellfish.

6. Vitamin C 

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C, alongside vitamin E, Zinc and Co-Q10 work together to help protect you from cardiovascular disease and cellular damage.

Vitamin C has also been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol, whilst also significantly helping to improve HDL levels, as a result those who have higher levels of vitamin C in their diet, have less risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Found in: Fresh fruit, particularly berries, parsley, red onions.

7. Vitamin E

Known for its antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin E can also help reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL levels.

It can also help improve endothelial cell function.

However, to gain optimum benefit from vitamin E, you also need to have a good source of vitamin C, selenium and Co-Q10 in your diet.

Found in: Avocados, nuts and seeds.

8. Selenium 

It has been documented that those who have a low level of selenium have a higher risk of heart disease.

Selenium needs to work alongside vitamin E, vitamin C and Co-Q10, so before you reach for a selenium-rich supplement, you may want to consider a more general antioxidant as well as increasing your antioxidant-rich foods.

Found In: Brazil nuts, seaweed.

9. Probiotics 

You wouldn’t necessarily relate a lack of healthy gut bacteria and heart disease, however, studies have shown that poor gut health (especially leaky gut syndrome which many of us suffer due to overexposure to wheat) can create systemic inflammation.

Weakened gut health can also lead to poor absorption of nutrients, which in turn can also affect heart health as well as lower the immune system.

Found in: Fermented foods such as yoghurt, sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir.

Beware that supermarket probiotic yoghurt drinks can contain a huge amount of sugar and research has shown the active probiotic may not reach the lower intestine.

If you’re concerned about gut health, I would advise taking a probiotic capsule. I would recommend Nutrigold Acidophilus.

10. Allicin 

This is the compound found in garlic, the one responsible for the garlic smell.

However, it also has a powerful affect on our heart health and blood pressure, as it can help relax the blood vessels and improve blood flow.

Eat garlic every day in foods, crushing it gently and leaving for 15 minutes before using is said to enhance its effects

Found in: Garlic. I prefer to use garlic in myfood, but you can take a daily supplement, though I would not recommend an odourless variety as this may reduce the allicin content.

11. Lycopene 

Lycopene is a carotenoid, which has been shown to help protect against a range of cancers as well as heart disease.

There is strong evidence to show that the intimal wall thickness and risk of myocardial infarction are reduced with higher adipose tissue concentrations of lycopene.

It has many benefits including helping to increase flexibility of our arteries and improve the function of the endothelial tissue, protecting against arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Found in: Cooked tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, peppers, papaya, water melon, red cabbage and asparagus.

For real benefits, I would recommend a daily supplementation of at least 15mg.

One capsule delivers the equivalent of 6lbs of tomatoes.

My favourite is cardiomato as it also contains the essential fats in the form of Vitamin E to aid absorption alongside phytosterols and beta-carotene, one a day high strength capsule.

12. L-Arginine 

Studies have shown that L-Arginine can help lower blood pressure.

It can also help protect us against heart disease.

It’s abundant in nuts and research has shown that those who eat more than 5oz of nuts a week have significantly less heart disease.

Found in: Beans, nuts (such as almonds and walnuts), oats and cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel.

13. L-Taurine 

Taurine plays a vital role in the health of our arteries and general heart health.

Studies have shown that those with lower L-Taurine levels are more susceptible to heart disease.

Found in: Red meat, eggs, seafood.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3455478/Revealed-13-nutrients-need-eat-help-prevent-world-s-leading-killer-heart-disease.html#ixzz411qgPpGL

HEALTH: Essential Benefit Of Cocoa Products

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Thousands of people use Cocoa products, such as body cream, drink cocoa beverages and eat chocolates, yet don’t know the raw material which chocolate products are derived or how a Cocoa pod or bean looks like.

A journalist holding a Cocoa pod stops few people to see if they can find out what it is. Nobody was able to say what it was. Some said pawpaw and one said mango, that’s shocking because there is a big difference between mango and a Cocoa pod.

Ivory Coast is the leading country in West Africa producing 1.6 million tons of cocoa beans every year, making the country the world’s largest exporter, followed by Ghana. Other countries in Africa where Cocoa is grown is Nigeria, Cameroon, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which together represent more than 70% of world cocoa production.

In Africa Cocoa is also produced in Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome & Principe. Every year thousands tons of Cocoa beans are exported to Europe and America, which are processed to different consumer products, such chocolate bars, cosmetic products and drinks.

Cocoa trees begin to bear fruit when they are three to four years old, seldom reaching more than 7.5 meters (25 feet) high. There are two harvests in a year when the fruit is ripe. A split Cocoa pod, has the beans embedded in a soft white-jelly sweet tissue, which are dried in the sun. During fermentation the pulp which becomes a liquid drains away leaving behind the beans.

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Cocoa beans used to manufacture cocoa drinks, chocolate, body creams, soaps and body lotions.

The dried beans become raw material for the manufacture of Cocoa products such as chocolate, fertilizer for cocoa, vegetables, food crops, soft drinks, alcohol, Jam, marmalade and other products. It is also widely used in cosmetic products such as moisturizing creams and soaps. In the picture is a full and half pods of Cocoa with fresh beans, when the beans are dry, from which chocolate is derived.

There are many Health benefits of consuming Cocoa Products, following the discovery that they are a rich source of catechins, which are polyphenols of the flavanol group, and which are believed to protect against heart disease, cancer, and various other medical conditions.On the skin, Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight free radical, that is stresses and signs of aging. Women, especially Africans claim that Cocoa butter help to reduce stretch marks.