Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Pour maple syrup liberally on your beans, and stay indoors

Works for me.
If you want half a chance of living forever, read on.

Maple syrup. Research at the University of Rhode Island found that it could help with metabolic, brain and liver health problems associated with inflammation. Inulin, a type of carbohydrate, was recently discovered for the first time in maple syrup. The starch is not digested in the stomach, but instead goes to the bowels to promote the growth of good bacteria. It also decreases certain fats in the body. The new evidence might help make the case for maple to be considered a functional food, which MayoClinic explains as one that provides health benefits beyond basic nutrition. "A healthy gut, with a balance of beneficial bacteria, helps to stimulate and support a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system, then, can help protect the body against chronic inflammation," said Dr. Navindra Seeram.

Lyme Disease. Anew prediction says 2017 and 2018 will see major Lyme disease outbreaks in new areas. This could be one of the worst years on record: the ticks that carry the disease have been found in places where it has never before been a problem – and where most people don’t know how to respond. The disease is spreading across the United States. Here is a guide to tick control produced by the State of Connecticut, ground zero for Lyme.
Legumes. New research shows that a high consumption of legumes significantly reduces the risk of developing the disease -- by 35 percent.. The legume family consists of plants such as alfalfa, clover, peas, peanuts, soybeans, chickpeas, lentils, and various types of beans. they contain a high level of B vitamins, which help the body to make energy and regulate its metabolism. Additionally, legumes are high in fiber and contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also comprise a variety of so-called phytochemicals - bioactive compounds that further improve the body's metabolism and have been suggested to protect against heart disease and diabetes. Finally, legumes are also considered to be a "low glycemic index food," which means that blood sugar levels increase very slowly after they are consumed.

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