Saturday, August 10, 2013

Superfoods helps in Self-production of Glucosamine

1.  Brown Algae

  • Rich in Glutamine - which combines with glucose to form glucosamine
  • Rich in chlorophyll - reduce pain of inflammatory arthritis, retain calcium and other minerals 
  • Contains magnesium - to stronger bones
  • Contains phytoestrogen to increase bone density and collagen
  • Contains Vitamin K to speed up healing of fractures
  • Contains Fucoidan (a polysaccharide) to improve bone marrow cell survival, increase white blood cell production
  • Contains Fucoxanthin (a phytochemical) to helo support bone health, induces death of osteoclasts (bone cells that break down bones)

2.  Ginger

  • Highly effective for rheumatism, according to reports in China
  • Experienced greater reduction of knee pain, according to a study in the US on 247 osteoarthritis patients who took a standardised and highly concentrated ginger extract twice daily
  • Reduces inflammation in joints
  • Rich in minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium
  • Rich in Manganese - help produce new blood cells in bone marrow, vital for correct structure of cartilage, tendons, teeth and bones. 

3. Alfafa

  • Rich in Chlorophyll, protein, beta-carotene, vitamin K
  • Vitamin K needed for bone formation
  • Help suppress the production of pro-inflammation cytokines and relieve inflammation

4. Parsley

  • Rich in Glutamine, Chlorophyll, iron, potassium, zinc, folate, vitamins A, B, C and K. 
  • A 100g servings of parsley provides 2050% of the vitamin K and 222% of the vitamin C an adult needs daily - more than twice the vitamin C in orange juice
  • Rich in bioavailable calcium and boron
  • Boron aids metabolism of calcium and promote bone strength
  • Rich in antioxidants - boost immune function and maintain normal bone density.
  • Helps lower the uric acid levels 
5. Acelora Cherry

  • Rich in vitamin C - concentrated sources of natural vitamin C with 1677mg of Vitamin C in every 100g -> providing a whopping 2796% of the body's daily vitamin C requirement. 
  • Vitamin C in Acelora Cherry is 1.63 times more bioavailable than synthetically produced vitamin C. 
  • Prevent inflammatory polyarthritis (affecting 5 or more joints at once) - people with the lowest intake of dietary vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables had more than 3 times the risk of getting this disease 

6. Spinach

  • Rich in Glutamine and Vitamin K
  • Supports bone health with chlorophyll, magnesium, manganese, calcium and Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin K is important for bone health as low Vitamin K intake was related to low bone mineral density in women, according to a study on 1112 men and 1479 women aged 50-68. 
  • 100 g of spinach provides 604% of an adult's daily vitamin K requirement. 

7. Cactus 

  • Rich in antioxidants that can help prevent cartilage loss. 
  • Enhance body's production of collage and glycosaminoglycans.
  • Phytochemicals in cactus - aid wound healing, accelerate tissue regeneration, speed up collagen formation and new blood vessels' growth. 

Hope the above helps all to select super foods on your daily diet to protect your joint health! 

As a convenience, 

Wholesome Food G-ART gives the above joint and bone-beneficial nutrients made of the above super foods! 

Effectiveness of G-ART

Together, we live a healthier lifestyle! 

Warmest Regards, 
Nutritional Immunology Consultant 

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