Here's the skinny on Ginkgo Biloba

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Ginkgo trees are one of the oldest living tree species and the leaves are one of the most studied leaves in clinical settings today. Ginkgo Biloba is a herbal form of medicine and is one of the biggest sellers in Europe and The United States. Many traditional medicines contain Ginkgo and are used for enhancing memory and \treating circulatory disorders. These claims are all supported by Scientific studies. Newer evidence shows that Ginkgo might very well be effective in treating decreased blood flow to the brain, especially in the elderly. There are two types of chemicals in Ginkgo leaves, flavonoids and terpenoids, which are thought to have very strong antioxidant properties, aiding those who have Alzheimer's disease.

While the Ginkgo plant is still in tree form it produces fruit that is not edible. The seeds inside the fruit are poisonous to humans. Although many components of the Ginkgo tree have been studied, most of the studies that are currently being conducted are on the leaves. This is why Ginkgo is showing a much more structured relationship with treatment of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Because Ginkgo is so effective in improving blood flow to the brain and because of its antioxidant properties, the evidence that Ginkgo can help these patients is extremely promising.

It is suggested that Ginkgo truly can improve cognitive functions such as thinking, learning, and memory, improve activities of daily living and social behavior, and lessen the feelings of depression. Further studies are showing that the flavonoids can also help with retinal problems, people with circulatory problems in their legs, memory impairment, and tinnitus. Many doctors are recommending Ginkgo for treatment or discomfort associated with altitude sickness, asthma, depression, disorientation, headaches, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, and vertigo.

Ginkgo may also reduce the side effects of menopause, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. The option of Ginkgo has a lot more appeal these days than prescription medication which has unpleasant side effects. Children under the age of 12 should not use Ginkgo and in adults it usually takes about 4-6 weeks before you will see any significant results. There has been a relationship developing between Ginkgo as an anti-aging aid since it is such a powerful antioxidant that wards off the free radicals.

It is very common and becoming even more so for healthy people to include Ginkgo as a herbal supplement on a daily basis for better concentration and enhanced memory. People claim that in general they feel that Ginkgo reduces any mental fatigue that daily life has a tendency to bring forth. Many men are taking Ginkgo to improve impotence as well as increase fertility. The Chinese have used Ginkgo Biloba for many years and have found great success with it so it seems that they might be on to something here because this herbal remedy looks like it going to be around for a very long time.

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The relationship between yoga practice and your diet

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Is the practice that changes your diet or is it the diet that affects your practice? What do the ancient texts say about yogic food and how can it be adapted to today's world?

The type of food we are looking for reflects our development. The state of consciousness is revealed from the nature of the food one chooses. Yoga and Ayurveda empathizes a purely vegetarian or sattvic diet - a diet that helps the development of sattva, the supreme quality of love, peace and consciousness.

The Bhagavad Gita says:

    Men who are pure (sattva) like pure foods: those who bring health, mental power, strength and long life; They are tasty, soothing and nutritious, and they give happiness to the heart of man.

    Rajasic men like rajasic food. Acid and bitter, salty and dry, which brings heaviness, disease and pain.

    The men of darkness (tamas) eat rancid and insipid food, rotten or from the previous day, impure, unfit as a holy offering.

What is a satvic diet? 

The basis of sattva is the attitude of ahimsa (non-violence). A sattvic diet is primarily vegetarian, which seeks to avoid any product that involves killing or harming animals. Satvic foods should be natural and fresh foods, preferably organic, and should be taken as naturally as possible, raw, steamed or lightly cooked.

 Among the satvic foods we can find the following: ·        

  • Cereals such as quinoa, oats, rice, millet, corn, etc. Cereals will serve to provide our body with carbohydrates and amino acids that serve to synthesize proteins.·        
  • Legumes that provide protein.·        
  • Dairy products such as milk or butter. When consuming dairy products, it must be done in moderation. An excess of dairy consumption increases mucus production and makes breathing difficult.·        
  • Tubers, like the ones offered in our products! High in nutrition, low in fats and 100% organic!·        
  • Fruits and vegetables.When talking about fruits we also talk about juices from them. Juices provide vitamins, minerals and fiber to our body. In addition, they contain alkaline substances that serve to clean the blood.·        
  • Vegetable oils such as sesame, olive, coconut or ghee (clarified butter)·        
  • Nuts and seeds such as nuts, almonds, sesame, etc.·        
  • Sweeteners that are used in the satvic diet should be natural such as honey, molasses or maple syrup.·        
  • Sweet spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, cumin, coriander, curcuma, mint and basil.·        
  • Herbal infusions, natural water and fruit juices.·        
  • Food prepared with the attitude of love and awareness.

The era of bad food 

The right diet is not only a matter of type of food, but also of the quality of food and the quality of food in our culture is generally low. Poor food quality begins with poor soils, chemical fertilizers, and the use of insecticides and herbicides, with unknown long-term effects. Poor food quality is aggravated by premature harvest, artificial maturation, long transport and refrigeration that often eliminates any possible vitality of the plant. In addition to all this comes food processing, which may include irradiation, freezing and preserving, along with additives and preservatives of all kinds. As if this were not enough, our cooking procedures involve microwaves, and an excess use of oils, fats, sugar, salt and spices. The result is that we are not eating our food, it is our food that "eats us", providing not so much nutrition, but fertile soil for toxins. 

This modern food dilemma is making us more aware of our diets. We have to learn to grow our own food, support local and organic farmers, and become politically active in environmental issues. Food is the sacred root of life. If we compromise it, we are putting our own health and happiness at risk.

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Why you need healthy nutrition in your life

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Proper nutrition based on healthy eating is a factor that helps us stay healthy and active. This is achieved by including all nutritive groups and content in the food pyramid in our daily diet in a balanced way. These food groups are made up of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, responsible for providing all the vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium and other nutrients that our body needs to stay healthy and therefore function properly.

Benefits of a good diet

Today, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of nutrition and the practice of some physical activity to maintain a healthy weight. However, the benefits of good nutrition go beyond having an ideal weight. Good nutrition also offers a number of additional benefits:

It reduces the risk of some diseases, including heart conditions, diabetes, stroke, some types of cancer and osteoporosis

Regulates blood pressure

Regulates intestinal transit

Regulates high cholesterol

Improves the immune capacity to fight diseases

Improves the ability to recover from a disease or injury quickly

Provides the necessary energy to keep you active all day

Helps you look younger longer due to the consumption of necessary antioxidants

It helps you live a longer, healthier life

As we believe in a healthy nutrition we created Tiger Nuts products ; delicious organic allies to add to your diet in order to enjoy nature’s bounty, connect with your body and really feel the difference with every bite! Did you know, that a healthy diet is a foundation of a yoga practice? Let’s see why together in the next step:

How a good diet is the ideal complement to yoga, meditation and other practices

In other articles on our site we told you about the various benefits of having yoga sessions, meditation and other practices that seek to feed and strengthen the spirit, body and mind. We also told you that these practices need healthy habits to make sense within a whole. The habit of healthy eating is surely the most important of them all.

Healthy eating will not only give your body (including the brain) everything it needs to be "fit" (read, prepared). Also, it is directly related to the way in which our moods behave, our predisposition to different factors of life and - although it sounds repetitive - our mental strength for the adoption of healthy habits.

There are preventive aspects, which are the ones that will directly hinder any healthy practice (be it yoga, meditation, walking, etc.).For instance, excessive consumption of red meat or sugars will be detrimental to the quality of your exercising.

As in any sport and physical / mental practice, a balanced diet is recommended before and after it. The consumption of cereals, carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins must be balanced but it is necessary. A light feeding before and a blunt feeding after. We don’t think about quantity, but about everything that is quality and has been consumed in physical or mental practice.

 

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