Are you worried about tiredness, palpitation, breathlessness or high blood pressure recently?
if so, the blood vessels in your heart can be blocked by a plaque (cholesterol or others), narrowing the passage of the blood.
If this aging of the blood vessel progresses, you might have heart attack which can result in death.
To prevent the aging of the blood vessel, tofu for high blood pressure and fishes with bluish back for cholesterol were introduced before, but in addition to them, 2 more nutrition will be introduced below.
1. Nutrition to improve Blood Sugar
What color of food do you like?
Our health depends on what color of food you eat.
For example, lutein contained in spinach which is green can protect our eyes. Sweet potato or lotus root which are brown contain a lot of dietary fibers and are good for constipation. Orange in carrot is the color of Beta carotene. Red in tomato is the color of lycopene.
The color of the food is deeply related to the nutrition contained in the food.
What is the color to improve blood sugar?
According to a research, people who eat a color of food have 57 % lower risk of developing diabetes (type II).
The color of food expected to lower blood sugar is yellow.
What is the nutrition contained in yellow food?
The nutrition is β-cryptoxanthin.
The cells of people who have high blood sugar are inflamed. This inflammation suppresses the effect of insulin lowering blood sugar. β-cryptoxanthin suppresses the inflammation and improves the effect of insulin, lowering blood sugar.
What is the food containing a lot of β-cryptoxanthin?
The food is mandarin orange (can be replaced by clementine).
100 grams of mandarin orange contains 2000 micrograms (μg) and this amount is more than other kinds of citrus. Flesh of mandarin orange is especially rich in β-cryptoxanthin.
What mandarine orange contains more β-cryptoxanthin?
The sweeter the mandarin orange is, the more β-cryptoxanthin is contained.
How many mandarin oranges should be eaten?
3 pieces or less a day is good amount.
3 pieces of mandarin orange can provide enough β-cryptoxanthin and is not too much sugar for a day.
β-cryptoxanthin is oil soluble nutrition, so it is easier to be absorbed by eating 3 pieces separately after each meal.
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