“Health – A to Z” – M

The Letter M.

Macadamia Nuts

A delicious, crunchy, native Australian nut with the world’s hardest nutshell which provide a wide range of beneficial compounds. A high energy food, full of protein and fiber and loaded with other important nutrients that, combine to benefit your health.

Macadamia Nut Nutrition Summary

  • Antioxidants
  • Fiber
  • Phytochemicals
  • Protein
  • Minerals
  • Monounsaturated fats
  • Vitamins

Macadamia Nut

Maqui Berries

A small dark purple berry native to South America. The maqui berry has the highest antioxidant rating  (ORAC) of any fruit.

Maqui ORACMemory

What we’d all like to retain as long as possible. With aging populations conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia are increasing in frequency and affect whole families. Abnormal accumulations of filaments of protein (plaque) in the brain destroys the nerve pathways resulting in loss of mental function.  While the exact cause of these conditions may still be subject to scientific research  there are some thing you can do to protect your family, bearing in mind there are cases with definite genetic links.

Avoid aluminum in – cookware, utensils, lining of containers, lids of bottles, deodorants.

Avoid any heavy metals – like mercury and lead

Avoid environmental toxins

Avoid toxic drugs (whether prescribed or not)

Avoid artificial sweeteners

Ensure proper hydration with pure, filtered water – make sure it filters fluoride OUT.

Ensure proper nutrition with foods rich in Vitamin B (12), Vitamin E, Choline (from lecithin), Vitamin C and Folic acid. Specific foods which are linked to improving age-related memory loss are blueberries, flax seed, soy products and wild yams. The spice turmeric appears to be beneficial in reducing inflammation and plaque.

Minerals

There are macrominerials – those we need in significant quantities (milligrams – mg) and trace minerals – those we need in smaller quantities (micrograms – mcg).

Calcium, chloride, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium sulpfur, and zinc are macrominerals.

Boron, chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, iodine, Iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, vanadium are required in trace amounts.


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