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Studies have confirmed a diet that is rich in calcium, potassium and
magnesium, which are nutrients found in dairy foods, can lower blood
pressure and reduce the risk of hypertension. It is also an important
component for proper muscle and nerve function.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the
body from free radicals which age the body. Like grains antioxidants
provide bulk for the digestive tract helping to reduce the risk of
developing bowel and rectal cancer. When you eat oranges and
tomatoes you increase the ability of your body to absorb iron from
meat. An important feature of fruits and vegetables is that they
contain carotenoids. This is important because carotenoids havebeen
found to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Fruits and
vegetables have also been linked with memory improvement and
slower mental decline with age.
Meats provide a source of Vitamin B12 that is found only in meat
products. Our bodies can digest and absorb Vitamin B12 five times
more effectively from meat compared to a B12 pill. Meats are a rich
source of iron which is needed to carry oxygen throughout our bodies.
With a balanced diet you can get adequate levels of B12 naturally so
you shouldn’t have to take vitamins.
A valuable source of iron can be found in dark green leafy vegetables.
However when you compare the iron found in meat and dark green
vegetables you will find that dark green leafy vegetables are not as
good as source of iron as meat.. If you could examine 100 grams of
liver versus 100 grams of spinach you would find:
? liver = 6,000 micrograms of iron
? spinach = 325 micrograms of iron
So as you can see protein is a great pure source of iron and many
other vitamins. A good rule of thumb is to stay healthy you should
consume 75 grams of protein at least 3 times per week.