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We know spices are pretty good for us. Spices have the highest concentration of polyphenols (we did another blog about polphenols, you can read it here: https://www.schkinnymaninny.com.au/blogs/news/polywhat-what-and-where-are-polyphenols) Polyphenols are vital to include in your diet and the top 100 foods richest in polyphenols are all spices! Things like oregano, rosemary, cinnamon, and cloves all have high ORAC per 100g. ORAC is the oxygen radical absorption capacity which is the estimate of the foods antioxidant ability. A higher ORAC means a higher antioxidant level. The benefits of eating more of these polyphenols include lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, improving arterial flexibility and improved life span. Another one to consider adding to your diet each day is chilli. It conatians up to...
It’s easy to think about foods in terms of calories only. But there is another aspect that is important to consider when making healthy eating choices. The inflammatory factor. Inflammation is the main source of problems in the body, it accelerates ageing and causes innumerable problems. Diet can be a major cause of inflammation in the body. Not only can pro-inflammatory foods create inflammation, but they can also cause weight gain, a recent study suggests. An observational study of over 7,000 students across an 8 year span, found that pro-inflammatory diets were associated with higher yearly weight gain and an increased risk of obesity. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28544794) Not only can pro-inflammatory diets contribute to weight gain, but potentially the foods can...
I have just read a study that has discovered an inverse correlation between polyphenol levels and body weight and obesity in a 5 year follow up. This was measured through the level of polyphenols in urine and body mass, waist circumference and they concluded that a greater polyphenol intake may contribute to reducing body weight. So what are polyphenols and how do we get more of them? Polyphenols are a class of chemical compounds found in plants. They are characterised by the presence of more than one phenol unit and a phenol unit consists of a six membered aromatic hydrocarbon ring, bonded directly to a hydroxyl group. Probably one of the most well-known polyphenols is in red wine, resveratrol. And...