Sunday, June 3, 2012

ANTI WRINKLE FOODS. WHAT IS COLLAGEN. WHAT IS VITAMIN K FOR. THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES


ANTI WRINKLE FOODS

WHAT IS COLLAGEN

WHAT IS VITAMIN K FOR 

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES: A vegetable packed with cholesterol-lowering fiber, beta carotene, other compounds and also helps clear up our arteries
The purple/ blue in sweet potatoes are due to anthocyanin is believed to be good for a haelthy heart and hinder tumor cells progression. Antocyanin accelerate body cells turnover, thus when our body cells are renewed faster, this means the cancer cells die faster...
The orange color variety contains beta carotene, another great antioxidant. Carotenoids can offer protection against some cancers, macular eye disease and cardiovascular problems
I was really amazed when i read the findings from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, on the nutritional value of sweet potatoes, as compared to other vegetables.

Their study: on the vegetables is based according to their fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. 

Their Results: The sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value- 184 points

Next, number two  is, the common potato, earns - 84 points

Sweet potatoes earned 100 points more than the number two (84 points), the common potato. What a great difference. Other vegetables, must be much less. With this new found knowledge (for me) i am determined  to eat more sweet potatoes than ever. It is a very flavorful food ingredient.

In the 4:1 ratio of veggies to other foods, we may include 1 to 2 servings from  fruits and that they can be combined with vegetables for the most part.

RECIPE- EXTRA SIMPLE DESSERT,
YET VERY NUTRITIOUS AND FLAVORFUL 

Wash and clean thoroughly sweet potatoes. Boil in water with some salt added. Serve with syrup for a sweet taste.

Use organic  palm or cane sugar to make the syrup  and add in a few cloves  when boiling it
What do you eat with your boiled sweet potatoes?
VITAMIN K 

 SOME FACTS TO NOTE:

-Taking broad-spectrum antibiotics can reduce vitamin K production in the gut by nearly 74% (in human body).

-For the elderly there is also a reduction in vitamin K2 production in the body. link here

-Vitamin K may be used as a 5% cream, to diminish postoperative bruising from cosmetic surgery and injections.

-Also used to treat broken capillaries (spider veins)

-To help fade hyper pigmentation and dark under-eye circles
Vitamin K and cancer:

-Researchers in Japan did a two year study on vitamin K2  in the prevention of bone loss in females with liver disease. They also found that women in the vit K supplement group were 90% less likely to develop liver cancer

-A German study performed on men with prostate cancer found a significant benefit in vitamin K2 consumption.

I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT TIP FROM JASNA, WHO WAS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, WHICH I FEEL HAS TO BE PUBLISHED, FOR ALL TO SHARE...
 "Lots of essential tips for looking good and feeling well, Wan... Vitamin K is also needed for blood clotting; without it, even small cut in skin can lead to excessive bleeding. 
Thank yo so much Jasna.. Her  link here

       
WRINKLE PREVENTING FOODS

Vitamin C  helps to produce collagen in the body,  keeps the skin from direct sunlight attack. link here


PAPAYA: very beneficial in reducing wrinkles. Papaya has high level of vitamin C, in every 100 grams of papaya contains 78 milligrams of vitamin C that can help to rejuvenate the skin and prevent dryness.

WALNUT: and other kinds of nuts contain vitamin E, which is essential for the skin. It will rejuvenate your skin.

WHEAT: contains magnesium and vitamin B which are helpful for skin regeneration. Magnesium and vitamin B replace dead skin cells with new skin cells

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: They are very good for skin health. Fruits and vegetables are sources of vitamins and fiber needed by skin. Also help digestive system to work, so that no toxin remains in the body.

COLLAGEN:

Collagen nourishes the skin from the inside, 
This renewal of skin cells will help maintain the highest level of skin texture,  strengthen skin tissues, prevents dehydration (drying) and thus reduce wrinkles.

Collagen also helps repair joint tissues and also in the formation and repair of bones.

Vitamin C is a must in the production of collagen.

COLLAGEN CANNOT BE PRODUCED WITHOUT VITAMIN C.

Collagen occurs in many places throughout the body. Over 90% of the collagen in the body, however, is of type one.
So far, 28 types of collagen have been identified and described. 
The five most common  are:
Type 1:  skin, tendon, vascular ligature, organs, bone (main component of the organic part of bone)
  
    Type 2:  cartilage (main component of cartilage)
  
  Type 3: reticulate (main component of reticular fibers), commonly found alongside type I.
     
           Type 4: forms bases of cell basement membrane (eye lens, kidney)
  
    Type 5:  cell surfaces, hair and placenta
Collagen-related diseases most commonly arise from genetic defects or nutritional deficiencies.
          
   

47 comments:

  1. wow..love that refreshing color..yummy potatoes and nice info,Wan!!

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    1. hi julie, thank so much. have a nice day

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  2. Yay! I love ube, so now it's even better that it helps fight the wrinkles.

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    1. hi yummy chunklet, o it's "ube" to you, for us "ubi" is tapioca.sweet potatoes is one of my favorite, especially a dish, where we cook it with spinach.

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  3. Lots of essential tips for looking good and feeling well, Wan... Vitamin K is also needed for blood clothing; without it, even small cut in skin can lead to excessive bleeding.

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    1. hi jasna, many thanks, i am really happy for your tip, which i published in my post now- right away..have a nice day

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  4. never knew sweet potatoes were so nutritious, what a simple dessert using them too :) nice info abt collagen :)

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    1. hi sobha, glad you like this post.. yes, collagen is so important, everyone should know about it. have a nice day

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  5. Sweet potatoes and papaya are my favorite!:) I knew they were nutritious but not as what I've learned from your post now Wan!!:) I love it!!!:)

    Thanks for sharing about what other benefits we can get from eating sweet potatoes..:) Muaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!:)Have a great day!:)

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    1. hi linda, they are my favorite too. i am so fond of papaya, but i immediately acquire the taste, when i knew of its outstanding benefits. have a nice day.. hugs and hugs..

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  6. great information. i love the purple potatoes..

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    1. hi love2dine. the purple is of such a beautiful color, with that, i am inspired, to have this post in a bluish purple tones.. have a nice day

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  7. very very useful post. thanks for sharing it

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    1. hi dear, thanks for coming over with your sweet comment. have a nice day

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  8. Always knew that sweet potato was good,now I know it is wholesome and rich..great to know so much about sweet potato,great post dear,thanks for sharing.

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    1. hi suja, you are welcome, i need to learn more sweet potato recipes. have a nice day

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  9. I love eating sweet potatoes and here we call it "kamote" I usually eat it steamed or mashed with condensed milk..it is true Wan of all that you have said..and now I'll eat more so I'll get less wrinkles hihihi..visiting you ;)

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    1. hi sie,thanks for your visit and sweet comments. looks like sweet potatoes are popular too. have a nice day

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  10. Gran informaciĆ³n las papas me encantan sus buenos consejos especiales para nosotras,gracias hugs,hugs.

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    1. thank you rosita for your sweet comment.l have a nice day . hugs hugs

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  11. good finding wan! I love sweet potatoes and in korean call 'goguma'!

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    1. hi rina, sweet potatoes trendy names... have a nice day

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  12. Papaya and sweet potato are my favorite. Thanks for another useful and great post dear!

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    1. hi treat and trick, thank you and have a nice day. They are my favorites too

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  13. Sweet potatoes in our traditional sweet delicacikueh, keria, badak or simply fried are my alltime favourites.

    When I was in the jungle, we grew this just outside my kitchen.

    Freshly dug and simply boil with mixture of other green veges (kangkong/pucuk manis/long beans/baby corns/onions) plus some anchovies.. ummmph!

    Tks for highlighting its health benefits!

    CV, Yr robotic charactors so difficult to read, at times I need to re type 3 times to get this posting thru?

    Cheers

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    1. hi katrina, you refresh my mind on those vintage recipes. i only know its great with spinach, must try the other veggies you recommended here.
      i have already disable my word verification function.
      quite annoying, its becoming more and more impossible to read. have a nice day

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  14. I do serve and eat most of the food as you have shared but did not know some of it are for anti-wrinkle, that means I need to eat more of them.

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    1. hi nava, glad you find this post useful. for me, i try eat more papayas. have a nice day

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  15. Except wheat I eat all other things. Walnuts are really my favorite. I use both orange and white potatoes in my cooking but never seen purple one here. Glad to read about the wrinkle free foods that we eat.

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    1. hi balvinder. we have 3 color varieties of sweet potatoes over here. personally i love to see the purple color.
      have a nice day

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  16. The purple colour one is rare.. never seen it.

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    1. hi shobha,yes, the purple used to be rare over here. now there's more. visited lavanya already with my sweet comment on your authentic recipe

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  17. Sweet potatoes are always delicious whether it's cooked on its own or prepared as soup, pudding or cake. It's really good to know the benefits we get from it.

    It's a blessing we have so much of sweet potatoes here; white, yellow, orange and purple. :)

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    1. hi balqis, glad you like this post. sweet potatoes is aa super veggie. have anice day

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  18. I think we will eat less rice now after reading your very informative post about sweet potatoes. I will also continue searching different variety of sweet potato for our collection. We probably be enjoying more of our home-grown sweet potato until our supply run out.

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    1. hi diana, wow! you can forgo rice and turn sweet potato as your staple? thats really great. have a nice day and take care dear

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