By now avid Juvenon Health Journal readers are familiar with the potential health benefits of vitamin B3/niacin, as we’ve touched upon this important topic frequently. In this month’s Juvenon Health Journal we explore exciting new findings on this vitamin with emphasis on a recently isolated niacin metabolite, nicotinamide riboside.
Chances are you’ve heard about the mega health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fats, which play a crucial role in cell function, are also helpful in reducing harmful inflammation that can be a harbinger to heart disease. What’s more, omega-3s have also been found to decrease triglyceride levels and blood pressure and may help to prevent fatal heart arrhythmias.
As a nation, we throw down millions of dollars each year searching for the remedy for aging skin, hair and nails. It turns out that you can head off many common beauty concerns by simply noshing on the right foods. That’s right, eating well is not only good for general health, but certain foods are especially skillful in smoothing wrinkles, giving hair a glossy shine, and even strengthening flimsy nails. Save your high brow beauty store dollars and consider adding these tasty, get-gorgeous items to your next grocery shopping list. Watermelon That’s right … this summertime fave is rich with lycopene. Why is this antioxidant compound so important? Simple: it helps skin stave off UV damage. In fact, researchers believe this melon contains as much as 40 percent more of the phytochemical than raw tomatoes. What’s more, that’s the equivalent of an SPF 3! Obviously you can’t toss your daily sunscreen, but this delicious, juicy melon can bolster your body’s natural sun protection. Eggs Sure, there’s lots of super duper nail products out there that promise strong nails, but experts know that healthy nails start from the inside out. Our nails are made of protein, so when we aren’t getting …
Top Three Brain Foods in One Meal! The right diet can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer. But now health experts are finding that certain foods are beneficial to brain function. There may be no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but there are foods that play a positive role in overall brain health.
Sweat Yourself Smart New evidence says exercise can reduce dementia risk Here at Juvenon, we are fascinated by scientific research that delves into mitochondrial function (AKA your energy metabolism). To that end, we revisit and update our content as we discover exciting new evidence that links exercise with improved mitochondrial function. The proven benefits are many, from better energy and longevity to reduction of dementia risk. The Mighty Mitochondria Essentially metabolism is a collection of mitochondria. These are the spark plugs of the cells that are responsible for metabolism. The greater the activity of the cell, the more mitochondria it has. Regardless of their location, when these little dynamos aren’t operating cleanly and efficiently, it impedes your metabolism, resulting in energy slow down throughout your body. This in turn, puts you at risk for a host of illnesses and diseases of aging. How Exercise Can Repair an Inefficient Metabolism It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that exercise helps your metabolism, but you may be interested to know why. Aside from burning calories from the food we eat on a daily basis, exercise normalizes our metabolism by establishing balance. Our bodies seek an economy of scale in which certain aspects of physiological strength, capacity, endurance and speed are forfeited when they aren’t regularly …
Is sugar just as sweet despite a clever alias? Nutritional experts say absolutely, and point out that it’s important to know sugar’s different guises as we all need to be eating a whole lot less of it. These days it’s hard to find “sugar” listed on the sweet-tasting ingredient label. Instead, these secret sugar sources go under cover with different monikers. What’s more, there’s plenty of added sugar in foods that don’t even taste all that sweet.
Looking to try a vegan recipe that will appeal to even the staunchest meat-eaters in your family? We’ve adapted a recipe from Prevention magazine that will fill the bill with bright flavors, texture and color.
From beauty to home remodel, we Americans are enthralled with the power of a good makeover. The folks at Consumer Reports have taken it in a different direction with their latest newsletter, which discusses the benefits of a fridge makeover.
Face it, maintaining a healthy weight can be a struggle, but add an aging metabolism into the mix and it can seem like an impossible battle. No doubt you know first hand that fewer calories are required as you age. Exercise (especially aerobic) is a proven aid in this never-ending balancing act.
Are your cholesterol numbers not where you’d like them to be? To be honest, genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces, but wise diet choices can give those worrisome numbers a nudge in the right direction. These easy to follow tips can help you lower your cholesterol for better heart health.