Food and Nutrition
Benefits of red fruits
Not only postmodern consider them as a decorative element to your dessert or culinary whim. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, raspberries and other berries hide numerous health benefits.
Protect against certain types of cancer and prevent cardiovascular disease and infectious diseases. These are just some of the many benefits it can bring to health red fruit intake, foods that should be more common in our diet.
Watermelon, strawberry, apple, cherries, currants, raspberries, figs or grapes are real “bombs” healthy, thanks to its antioxidant nutrients that act against unstable molecules called free radicals.
These molecules come into our body through external agents such as pollution, smoke snuff, chemicals (pesticides) or certain fats.
However, free radicals are not all negative, and our own body makes these molecules moderately to fight bacteria and viruses.
Is the body itself which easily controlled through oxidizing enzyme is also responsible for manufacture. However, the problem arises when it accumulates in our body, and over time, an excess of free radicals, causing oxidation.
Scientific studies have linked the biochemical action of these unstable molecules to cancer and damage the bad cholesterol in our arteries and therefore directly to cardiovascular disease.
In a study conducted found that if you have high cholesterol, fish oil can help reduce nearly 20% chance of cardiovascular problems, if you have suffered a heart attack, can fall to 30 % chance of having another. The key are the fatty acids EPA and DHA.
We recommend eating a daily average of 500 milligrams of a combination of EPA and DHA. Eating fish may get twice weekly, or by caps.
Other benefits of fish oil:
• Helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
• Helps the proper development of bones and teeth.
• It helps to lower triglycerides.
• Rich in vitamin A and D as well as calcium, phosphorus and omega 3.
On the eve, officials from the Ministry of Health and other agencies gathered to discuss the introduction of a new technology for agricultural production, through the use of transgenic seeds. The activity was held in the auditorium of the MSP. On the occasion, Dr. Laura Mendoza, director of the National Institute of Food and Nutrition (INAN) argued that what is sought through the use of genetically engineered seeds, is to provide the crop more resistant to insects, weeds and diseases also to develop resistance to climate change, such as frost and drought, and of course, generate higher yields. Another objective to be achieved through the inclusion of this new technology is to guide the processing and production, ie modification of oils, fatty acids and proteins; consumer oriented on nutritional quality and improved some components such as caffeine and allergens, as well as a vaccine vehicle. He said that in the world there are plenty of genetically modified foods, in various countries, about 29 or so, which adopted the use of transgenic seeds.
Paraguay has a regulatory body for the approval of genetically modified foods, called CONBIO (National Biosafety Commission, Agriculture and Forestry), where, through rules and regulations evaluates and inspects the use of transgenics, assessing the effects on humans , plants and the environment, as well as food security, soil impact and shopping convenience. “The aim of the CONBIO, is to attend, analyze and recommend everything that concerns the introduction, field trials, research and experimentation, controlled release to the environment and other proposed uses of genetically modified organisms,” said the professional. This Commission is involved several agencies, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, MSPyBS, Industry and Trade, autonomous agencies dependent MAG (SENAVE SENACSA), Ministry of Environment, A, through the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences , Veterinary and Natural Sciences.
Article 16 authorizes the Commission to turn to if they so deem proper to resort to national and international institutions, with proven experience in both the public and private sectors, in order to get technical, administrative and training. Mendoza said there is regulation of international standards on the safety of genetically modified foods.
In different countries, everyone has a law for the approval process of these types of foods. Local Situation Paraguay is ranked as the seventh country which makes use of a genetically modified organism, through soy officially released for marketing. A study by SENAVE, in 2010, showed that in 5 departments positive results were obtained with the use of transgenics, by 31.5 percent. A genetically modified organism is any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material, and we kept in the application of modern technology.