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Coconut Oil: A Real Power House

Coconut Oil: A Real Power House

Coconut Oil

One of the few foods classified as a “superfood”, coconut oil has a unique combination of fatty acids which can have a very positive effect on your overall health.

Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats that are different from other fats in your daily diet. The saturated fats in coconut oil can actually help you burn fat and also improve your brain power by providing it with quick energy. They also can help reduce your risk of heart disease by raising the good HDL cholesterol in your blood.

The Science

Most fatty acids are called long-chain triglycerides whereas the fatty acids in coconut oil are medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). When consumed, MCTs goes straight to the liver where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones.

Research shows that ketones can have powerful effects on the brain and can also treat epilepsy, alzheimer’s and other brain related conditions.

Health Benefits

Burn Away Unwanted Fat

The MTCs in coconut oil can increase how many calories you burn daily.

Kill Harmful Microorganisms

The fatty acid in coconut oil is made up of 12-carbon lauric acid. When digested, lauric acid forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like staphylococcus aureus and fungi like the yeast Candida albicans which is a common cause of yeast infections in humans.

Reduce Your Appetite

The fatty acids in coconut oil can help you lose weight overtime by reducing your appetite.

In a nutshell, coconut oil is a superfood with many applications.

Garlic Power

Garlic Power

While garlic contains phytonutrients similar to those found in onions, it also possesses selenium, a substance that, according to some studies, offers protection against various cancers and the deterioration of the body caused by free radicals.

Presently garlic is used for a wide range of other conditions which includes, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, heart attack, coronary heart disease, hypertension and more... 

Health Benefits

Lower Lung Cancer Risk

One study conducted by Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China show a 44% lower risk of developing lung cancer by people who ate raw garlic at least twice a week during a 7 year study.

Lower osteoarthritis levels

Studies have proven the effectiveness of allium vegetables in lowering osteoarthritis levels. Women with a diets rich in allium vegetables had lower levels of osteoarthritis. Examples of allium vegetables include garlic.

Powerful Antibiotic

Garlic contains the compound Diallyl sulfide, which studies have proven to be 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics in fighting the Campylobacter bacterium.

Lower High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

In a study conducted by Ankara University,  23 volunteers, all with high cholesterol (13 of them also had high blood pressure) took garlic extract supplements for 4 months and were regularly checked for blood lipid parameters, as well as kidney and liver function. At the end of the 4 month study, their high cholesterol levels were reduced along with their high blood pressure levels.

Because it is a source of the flavonoid quercetin, garlic contains antibiotic properties that empower it to fight colds, stomach viruses, and yeast infections.

  • Travis Gittens
Mushrooms & It's Superpowers

Mushrooms & It's Superpowers

Mushrooms & Its Superpowers

Mushrooms has countless nutritional values with few calories and not much fat. They also contain two types of dietary fibers, beta-glucans and chitin, which studies have proven to increase satiety and reduce appetite. Mushrooms are also rich in protein and is the perfect substitute if you are on a plant based diet.

In one study, researchers gave people less meat and more mushrooms in place of meat. After just one year, people reported feeling healthier, lost a lot of weight, had less diabetes, and their blood pressure and cholesterol went down. Researchers have identified over 200 conditions that may benefit from a consistent mushroom consumption.

Nutritional Chart

Total Fat 0.1 g

0%

Sodium 2 mg

0%

Potassium 58 mg

1%

Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g

0%

Dietary fiber 0.5 g

2%

Sugar 0.5 g

 

Protein 0.4 g

0%

 

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

0%

Iron

0%

Vitamin D

0%

Vitamin B-6

5%

Cobalamin

0%

Magnesium

1%

 

Supercharging Immune Health

Peer reviews and studies have shown that consuming shiitake mushrooms can significantly improve your overall immune health in ways that is not found in any synthetic drug.

Other Benefits include:

  • Boost the Production of Vitamin D
  • Enhance Immune System Function
  • Aid in Weight Loss
  • Protect Your Bladder Health
  • Lower Cholesterol Levels
  • Heal Anemia
  • Treat Diabetes
  • Helps Prevent Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer
  • Boost Strength of Bone
  • Fight against Free Radicals
Mangosteen: Queen of tropical fruits

Mangosteen: Queen of tropical fruits

Mangosteen

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit which was first discovered in the Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Initially scientist were impressed with the fruits anti-cancer properties but later discovered that it has other key health benefits which includes preventing tuberculosis, maintaining blood pressure, repairing cells, maintaining oral health, preventing tuberculosis, maintaining blood pressure, boosting immune system, supporting cardiovascular health, preventing acne and supporting weight loss. Mangosteen is also a great source of vitamin C which relieves inflammations and kills infectious bacteria.

Nutritional Profile

Also known as the “queen of the tropical fruit”, mangosteen is a tasty tropical fruit with low cholesterol levels. This key feature is important in improving cardiovascular health. Other minerals and vitamins includes;

  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Potassium 48 mg
  • Dietary fiber 8 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 18 g
  • Calcium 1%
  • Protein 4 g
  • Iron 1%
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin B-6 1%
  • Vitamin B-12 3%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Vitamin D 2%
  • Magnesium 3%

 

Health Benefits

1. Prevents Gum Diseases

Mangosteen can help maintain good oral health. Most dentists often recommend oral gels containing mangosteen for various gum issues.

2. Prevents Tuberculosis

Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, mangosteen can help protect your body from infectious bacterias.

3. Maintains Blood Pressure

Cooper and potassium both play major roles in keep your blood pressure in check. Mangosteen contains both of them and can be used as a natural alternative to maintain good blood pressure levels.

4. Boosts Immune System

Mangosteen is loaded with antioxidants and antibacterial components. In order to main a strong immune system you need to consume fruits and vegetables that are rich in both antioxidants and antibacterias.

5. Improves Cardiovascular Health

Apart from all the nutrients, vitamin B complex and vitamin B1 can keep your cardiovascular health in check. You can find both in this super fruit. These vitamins are essential because they keep your nervous and cardiovascular system active.

6. Weight Loss

Being low in calories, high in dietary fiber, and no saturated fats, mangosteen is ideal for you if you’re look to shed a few pounds.

7. Anti-Cancer Properties

Mangosteen contains polyphenol substances called xanthones. Xanthones have two types, namely alpha and gamma. A study has showed that these components can treat a number of health problems and can also stop tumor growth and can fight cancerous cells.

8. Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

Since diabetes has become a common disease, it is safe to take precautions and avoid this daunting disease as much as you can. Apart from physical activity, you can combat diabetes by incorporating healthy fruits into your diet. Mangosteen is one of them. The nutrients found in the fruit are not just beneficial for diabetics, but is necessary to prevent you from developing symptoms associated with diabetes. Moreover, these components function to control and to regulate sugar levels in the bloodstream.

  • Travis Gittens
The Mighty Goji Berry

The Mighty Goji Berry

Goji Berry

Goji berries are considered by most a very important superfood.  It contains many vitamins and minerals that can help boost your immune system. The word goji is actually a Westernization of the Chinese word for the berry, which can be transliterated as "gouqi." The berry is a common ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine, dating back thousands of years.

Nutritional Profile

The oblong red goji berry easily fulfills the requirements of a super food. It has a high concentration of phytochemicals, amino acids, vitamins B and C, and beta-carotene. Additionally, it contains 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals, is an outstanding source of the antioxidant lycopene, and is moderately high in alpha-linolenic acid. The goji berry also can supply extra protein, dietary fiber, calcium, zinc, and selenium. This nutritional profile gives the goji berry many health-enhancing properties.

Health Benefits

This fruit protects against;

  1. Cardiovascular
  2. Inflammatory diseases
  3. Age-related vision disorders (such as glaucoma and macular degeneration).

Studies have pointed to the berry's neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, and anticancer properties as well. This last benefit was underscored by a study published in the Chinese journal of Oncology, which indicated that cancer patients responded better to treatment while on a diet that included goji. However, the study recommended that individuals on blood-thinning medications avoid eating goji berries, which may interfere with the drugs.

Finally, the goji berry offers liver protection and can improve sexual function. One of the main ingredients in our Power Berry Blast is the goji berry.   Backed by peer reviews and scientific research, Gary Null’s Power Berry Blast is your daily health insurance. Your heart, brain, eyes, liver, kidney, and muscular system will say thank you. Just add one scoop of Gary Null’s Power Berry Blast to your favorite beverage (apple juice, orange juice, green juice etc.) and enjoy! Hmmm and it taste amazing!

Gary Null Ph.D. Top 5 Superfoods

Gary Null Ph.D. Top 5 Superfoods

5. Spirulina

Spirulina is a power food that is packed with nutrients and is simply a form of cyanobacteria which is edible. Like plants, cyanobacteria are capable of manufacturing their own food (energy source) from sunlight via photosynthesis.  It can be found in many countries and is typically used as a dietary supplement or whole food.

Benefits include:

  • weight loss
  • gut health
  • diabetes management
  • blood pressure
  • cholesterol
  • risk of heart disease
  • metabolic rate
  • allergy symptoms
  • mental health

4. Garlic

While garlic contains phytonutrients similar to those found in onions, it also possesses selenium, a substance that, according to some studies, offers protection against various cancers and the deterioration of the body caused by free radicals.

Researchers have studied the ability of garlic to guard against;

  • 1. heart disease
  • 2. Arterial calcification (hardening of the arteries)
  • 3. Reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.

Because it is a source of the flavonoid quercetin, garlic contains antibiotic properties that empower it to fight colds, stomach viruses, and yeast infections.

3. Mushrooms

This superfood has a lot of nutritional value with few calories and not much fat. They also contain two types of dietary fibers, beta-glucans and chitin, which studies have proven to increase satiety and reduce appetite.

In one study, researchers gave people less meat and more mushrooms in place of meat. After just one year, people reported feeling healthier, and they lost a lot of weight, had less diabetes, and their blood pressure and cholesterol went down.

Benefits include:

  • 1. Boost the Production of Vitamin D
  • 2. Enhance Immune System Function
  • 3. Aid in Weight Loss
  • 4. Protect Your Bladder Health
  • 5. Lower Cholesterol Levels
  • 6. Heal Anemia
  • 7. Treat Diabetes
  • 8. Helps Prevent Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer
  • 9. Boost Strength of Bone
  • 10. Fight against Free Radicals

2. Coconut

The coconut is one those fruits that’s useful all round.

Every part of the coconut has important applications in many cultures around the world. From the coconut water, it’s gel and even its outer skin (which is used as a cleaning utensil) all are very important but none as important as the coconut oil. Of recent there has been major hype around coconut oil. Health food consumers have been flocking to supermarkets and health stores to get their hands on  this amazing product, Coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal super ingredients; it’s a cure-all that can improve your overall health.

Benefits include

  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Aids in Weight Loss
  • Moisturizes Skin
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Kills Bacteria, Viruses, And Fungi

1. Aloe Vera

A long time ago, people realized the plant had a lot more to offer than just being nice to look at. The gel and juice found inside aloe vera became a popular herbal remedy that was used to help treat everything from skin issues to digestive problems. For almost 6,000 years the healing properties of Aloe Vera has been known. Know as the “plant of immortality” Egyptian pharaohs were presented this plant as a funeral gift.

Benefits include

  • METABOLIC BALANCE

  • IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTING

  • SKIN REPAIR & HYDRATION

  • MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT

  • DIGESTIVE REGULATION

 

 

 

 

  • Ann Larson
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