Western Leader : February 16th 2012
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Stockist of Yellow Diamonds and Osmosis FREE Tai Chi Exercise Programme for Seniors (65+) Subsidised classes available for 55-64yrs Balance | Breathing | Wellness | Relaxation - Limited spaces available - Programme intake closes 29th Feb - Call today to book your place - Government approved programme (ACC) Titirangi | Te Atatu | Kelston New Lynn | Henderson | Hobsonville Director Quintin Derham PH - 8168649 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Salmon good for the diet and body King Salmon: Rich in omega 3 fatty acids. The sun is shining and now s just the right time to dig deep in to your powers of perseverance and commit to a healthy 2012. The good news is you can forget the pills and potions because nature provides a healthy, nutritious and tasty treat you ll love to include in your diet -- salmon. Regal King salmon claims to contain more healthy omega 3 fatty acids than any other salmon, and you need very little of the oily fish to get your weekly dose of the essential and nutritionally important unsaturated fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential because they cannot be synth- esised by the human body and yet they are vital for normal metab- olism. Salmon is a good source of not only omega- 3, but many essential minerals which are required for optimal health including sel- enium, iodine and zinc. There are seven major health issues in which salmon products have been shown to be of potential benefit and they include facilitating weight loss. But salmon is also important for improving bone health and the functioning of the immune system as well as the body s ability to fight infection. It is also known to help heart health, improve overall nutrition, promote brain development and intelli- gence and work towards better general health and the prevention of major diseases such as cancer and diabetes. So, how much salmon should we be eating? The Omega-3 Centre includes some guidelines. A Regal salmon steak about the size and thick- ness of a deck of cards (100gms) contains about 2000mgs of long chain omega-3s. To prevent a deficiency of omega-3s, health authorities rec- ommend about 650mgs of omega-3s a week for women and 1100mgs for men. At 100gms of fresh Regal salmon, your healthy meal fix is going to cost you around $3 for the fish. If you have two or more oily fish meals every week you re on track. You can get your salmon fix in a variety of ways -- fresh whole salmon and fillets or packaged salmon products cold smoked or wood roasted. What about fish capsules? A single 100gm piece of salmon is the equivalent of 14 standard fish oil capsules -- and a whole lot tastier. To find out more about healthy King salmon, go to www.kingsalmon.co .nz and look for recipes and cooking hints at www.regalsalmon.co.nz. Need to stay more alert? Eat an egg New research at Cam- bridge University in the UK has found that going toworkonaneggmaybe sound advice: Scientists there have discovered that egg proteins help people stay awake and alert during the working day. The study, published in the November 2011 issue of the journal Neuron, suggests that specialised cells in the brain are able to trans- late different diets into different patterns of activity -- and also measure dietary balance. The research team focused on cells called orexin-hypocretin neurons that transmit signals for wakefulness and energy. Too much glucose sugar suppresses orexin- hypocretin activity, caus- ing after-meal sleepiness as experienced during the "3pm slump". Reduced orexin-hypo- cretin activity can also result in narcolepsy -- a disorder marked by the sudden onset of sleep -- and has been linked to weight gain. Protein-rich meals on the other hand are more effective at promoting wakefulness and arousal. The Cambridge team found that protein components of the type found in egg whites stimulated the neurons much more than other nutrients, the amino acids in the egg whites appearing to stop glucose from blocking the cells. Senior study author, Dr Denis Burdakov, says further: We found that activity in the orexin/ hypocretin system is regulated by macro- nutrient balance rather than simply by the caloric content of the diet, suggesting that the brain contains not only energy-sensing cells, but also cells that can measure dietary bal- ance. British Egg Inform- ation Service nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton says: This study provides yet more proof that eggs are a superfood. As well as being rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, eggs make us feel fuller for longer after meals, thus helping with weight control. This latest study confirms the benefits of the special proteins found in eggs. Another good reason to go to work on an egg!
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