Singapores Imperial Restaurant has meals designed for you with various herbs

Singapores imperial restaurant has meals designed for

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Singapore’s Imperial Restaurant has meals designed for you with various herbs & “health” ingredients Feeling nervous? You can eat deep-fried drunken scorpion Deer penis wine NEITHER OF THEM HAVE CLINICAL EVIDENCE ° ° What should the health food business be actually about? Health food should be home-cooked meals Getting fresh produce & using it at home Fruits with bright colours have anthocyanins o Antioxidants Bread with not much sugar; whole grain bread ° ° Health food industry can be misleading Tomatoes are good for you, but should not be advertised as a cure for all diseases There is no single beverage or food that will perform miracles Most important thing is the overall diet ° ° Ginkgo biloba Product claims that it’s to be good for memory Vast amount of literature on ginkgo biloba but there isn’t much in terms of improving memory (some show that it circulation)
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Whether it’s in a Think! Bar or capsule, there’s little evidence to suggest it’s good for your memory ° ° Eat the raw, natural form of foods as much as possible ° ° Brain Gum: claims to make you mentally alert & supplement you ° Lesson 2 (Wine) : ° Wine is not the most popular beverage in the world (it’s beer) ° Wine has its aroma & its bouquet ° Consumption has been around the world but in France ° 2 of the leaders in wine consumption: France & Italy Italy is catching up to France From 2011 o Vatican 62.2L/capita o Luxembourg: 49.1 L/capita o France: 45.6 L/capita o Italy: 37.6L/capita
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o Canada: 11.7L/capita Province where most wine is drunk is Yukon o USA: 10.5L/capita ° ° Wine & health Canary Island o Child is bathed in wine when he comes of age Wine contains calories (most come from the alcohol) o 1 glass (140mL or 5oz) has ~125 calories Minimal nutrients o Some niacin, vitamin B3, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine o To fulfill RDA of niacin = 10 bottles of wine ° French Paradox o Eats fatty foods o Lowest incidence of heart disease except for Japan o Claims it has to do with the wine o Alcohol HDL ° Study carried out in Denmark o >10,000 participants
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o Conducted in Denmark because the choices of alcoholic beverages vary (some drink beer, some wine, some liquor, others not at all) o People who drank wine did the best overall mortality in comparison o What could be causing it to be beneficial? Resveratrol (antioxidant) Found in wine, specifically red Prevents oxidation of LDL (oxidized LDL is the worst & it’s associated with the plaque that lines the arteries) French people eat lots of fruits & veggies, a good source of antioxidants o So maybe it’s not just the resveratrol in wine French people also eat slower when they drink wine o Food is more easily metabolized French people do not live longer; just have incidence of heart disease o Happened to die form other diseases (Cirrhosis of the liver) Resveratrol o Studies done on mice High calorie diet + resveratrol = better o Huamn equivalent of 1500 bottles of wine/day °
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