When we talk about getting “rusty” at certain tasks, we may not be far off. Oxidation is the process that causes metal to rust and it can also damage our brain cells. This type of stress plays a part in many diseases associated with aging from Dementia and Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s.
There are several types of Fruits that you can eat that will not only keep you healthy, but help fight this oxidation process.
Getting the beneficial anti-oxidative compounds like vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and other nutrients may help prevent, or at least curtail, the damage caused by Oxidation Stress. Need more reasons to eat fruit? Research has shown that the beneficial chemicals found in raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are also found right in the hippo-campus, the brain’s memory control center. Eating more fruit can help you improve your memory!
Strawberries also help fight against aging and potentially against cancer as well and blueberries help protect your heart.
Cherries help to calm your nervous system and act as natures little anti-inflammatory pills. They contain Cox 2 inhibitors similar to those found in pain medications such as Vioxx and Celebrex, and they also contain compounds called polyphenols that help keep platelets in the blood from clumping together. This is so they don’t produce undesirable side effects— like heart attacks and strokes—which are risks associated with manufactured drugs.
That old saying that you Grandma used to say about “an apple a day keeps the Doctor away” was actually spot on. It turns out that Apples contain a group of chemicals that could potentially protect the brain from the types of damage that triggers Alzheimers and Parkinsons.
Apples also contain other chemicals like phenolic acids and different flavonoids that protect the apple itself against damage by bacteria, viruses and fungi. If these natural chemicals are able to protect the apple, then imagine what they can do for us. Several studies have suggested that eating apples may not only help reduce the risk of cancer, but diminish the risk of neurodegenerative disorders, too.
A peach is extremely rich in vitamin A and potassium, fluoride and iron, making them rank very high in nutritional value and good for the overall health of an individual. Peaches help make the skin healthy and also add color to the complexion. Being rich in Vitamin A, peaches may also help prevent cancer in organs and glands with epithelial tissue.
Peaches also are comprised of more than 80 percent water and are a good source of dietary fiber, making them good for those trying to lose weight. Consumption of peaches, on a regular basis, can keep your bowel movements regular and even prevent straining. Peaches also have a small laxative effect and a powerful diuretic effect and have been recommended to people suffering from rheumatism and gout. Peach flowers have sedative proprieties and are good for children who are restless, especially when boiled in water with sugar and honey.
There are several more types of fruits that you should be eating that are not only just very good for you to eat, but also help protect your body. Check back to see which fruit it is that can help relax your blood vessels and fight arthritis.