Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More than just your eyesight...vitamin A supports gene expression...

Study Indicates Vitamin A Plays Key Role in the Human Body

More direct role for Vitamin A than previously believed in sperm cell production, development of central nervous system, and other vital physiological functions.

The study provided evidence to show that Vitamin A, or retinol, the most common dietary form of the vitamin and the parental compound of the retinoid group, is directly involved in nuclear receptor signaling pathways -- a process which activates genes in the human body.

Van Andel Research Institute (2011, March 18). Vitamin A plays key role in the human body, study suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 22, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2011/03/110317131038.htm

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