Thursday, October 7, 2010

Moringa - The Most Nutrition Food and Health Supplement for Old Men

In the April 2009 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism looked at 1600 men 65 or older in the United States to find the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and the risk factors for its occurrence.

Deficiency of Vitamin D is defined as a 25 (OH) D blood level less than 10 (mg/mL). Vitamin D insufficiency is defined as 25 (OH) D blood levels between 10 and 20 mg/mL.

Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency have been linked to the following health problems:

1. Heart disease
2. Stroke
3. High blood pressure
4. More severe asthma
5. Increased risk of developing hip osteoarthritis
6. Lower cognitive performance
7. Osteomalacia - week muscles and week bones

Risk factors of Vitamin D deficiency include the following:

1. Obesity
2. Darker skin pigment
3. Lack of exposure to the sun
4. Use of sunscreen
5. Wearing clothing with long sleeves and hats
6. Over the age of 60
7. Tinted windows
8. Cloudy days
9. Air pollution
10.Geographical location
11.Spring and winter seasons
12.Person has fat malabsorption syndromes or inflammatory bowel disease
13.Low intake of Vitamin D through fortified foods and supplements

How to stay healthy for elderly male? Eating a well-balanced diets filled with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean animal and plant-based proteins, low-fat dairy products and heart healthy fats.

1. Calcium and Vitamin D:
Older adults need more vitamin D and calcium to help maintain strong and healthy bones. The FDA’s current recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D for adults over 70 years old is 600 to 800 IU (International Unit) per day, and 400 IU per day for people over 50. But many experts in the field suggest that current recommendations may not be enough for older adults to maintain optimal health, the amount should be doubled.

2. Fiber: Fiber helps keep bowel functions normal and is good for your heart. Men older than 50 need 30 grams of fiber a day.

3. Potassium: Increasing potassium intake along with decreasing sodium (salt) may lower your risk of high blood pressure.

4. Healthy Fats: Most of the fats you consume should come from heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

5. Take Moringa Capsules daily.

Moringa is a tree native to many tropical countries like India, Africa, Philippines. Moringa leaves have been considered nutritional supplement for weaning infants and nursing mothers for many generations.

Moringa contains 90+ nutrients and 46 antioxidants. It contains almost all the necessary vitamin, micro and macro minerals for the cell function.

Analysis of dried leaf powder contains the following per 100 grams of edible portion, only a few are listed below:
1. Calories 205
2. Protein (g) 27.1
3. Fat (g) 2.3
4. Fiber (g) 19.2
5. Calcium (mg) 2,003
6. Magnesium (mg) 368
7. Potassium (mg) 1,324
8. Iron (mg) 28.2
9. Sodium (mg) 870
10.Vitamin A-Beta Carotene (mg) 16.3
11.Vitamin B1 - thiamin (mg) 2.64
12.Vitamin C ascorbic acid (mg) 17.3
13.Vitamin B2 - riboflavin (mg) 20.5
14.Vitamin E tocopherol acetate mg) 113
15.Vitamin B3 - nicotinic acid (mg) 8.2
16.Vitamin D - 17 times more than milk

Natural Ease produces Moringa Max capsules with pure Moringa leaf power in USA GMP Certified facility. For adults, you can take two capsules in the morning, and one capsule in the morning for children under 12 years old. This will provide you with your daily nutrition needs along with your diet.

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