Friday, February 14, 2020

Food Pyramid Update 2020.1

Well, it's been a while since we noted the health-improving properties of certain comestibles and potables:

"A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on the health effects of resveratrol – a compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and some fruits and vegetables – has generated a lot of sensational headlines"

Resveratrol is thought to help protect one's body from "damage that can put you at higher risk for things like cancer and heart disease."

And now, thanks to co-blogger Bob V, we learn that one of my favorite vegetables is also pretty nifty:

"Using Eggplant to Lower Your Blood Pressure"

Turns out, eggplant "contains an agent that inhibits angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). As a result, eggplant is working ... through the same mechanism as blood pressure medicines like lisinopril."

I'll have mine grilled, thank you!
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