By Dr. Michael Wald
Continued from part 1 of this article…..
12.Curcumin (sub-Himalayian ranges) a poly-phenolic compound is the principal pigment that imparts deep orange color to the turmeric. In vitro and animal studies have suggested the curcumin may have anti-tumor, antioxidant, anti-arthritic, and anti-amyloid, anti-ischemic and anti-inflammatory
13.Ginger – Himalayan ranges in the Indian subcontinent in Southeast Asia; Gingerols increase the motility of the gastrointestinal tract and have analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Studies have shown that it may reduce nausea caused by motion sickness or pregnancy and may also relieve migraines.
14.Peppers – capsaicin gives a strong, spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.
15.Limes – contributes alkalinity to the body.
16.Asparagus– resh asparagus spears are good source of anti-oxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenes andcrypto-xanthins. Together these flavonoid compounds help remove harmful oxidant free radicals from the body protect it from possible cancer, neuro-degenerative diseases and viral infections
17.Stella doro cookies – sugar!
19.Marinara sauce – organic sources
20.Active yogurt – healthy intestinal tract
22.Fruit preserves – real fruit high in fiber, natural sugar (NOT the same as table sugar, which is sucrose by itself; fruits contain mostly fructose and thousands of other healthful plant phytonutrients.
26.Organic eggs – same as organic milk benefits
27.Avocodos – monounsaturated fats; high concentration of tannin. Tannin, a poly-phenolic compound, once labeled as anti-nutritional agent, in-fact has beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant properties.
• Its flesh contains many health promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta and alpha carotenes in small amounts. Together, these compounds act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
28.Squash –polyphenolics, vitamin A, antioxidants, tryptophan
29.Cauliflower – indole 3 carbinol
30.Broccoli – indole 3 carbinol
31.Zucchini – rich in flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin. These compounds help scavenge harmful oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the body that play a role in aging and various disease process.
32.Tomatoes – lycopene, zanthines and vitamin C
33.Gala apples – flavonoids in apples arequercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Apples are also good in tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them.
34.Bananas – B6, vitamin C, antioxidants; flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta and alpha carotenes in small amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Maple syrup: polyphenols, 54 compounds in maple syrup from Canada, double the amount previously reported, and many with antioxidant activity and potential health benefits. In laboratory studies, they acted as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents. Initial studies also suggest that maple compounds may inhibit enzymes relevant in Type 2 diabetes management.
– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.