Why Embrace an Organic Diet?

The future looks bright indeed for the organic food industry in the U.S., with sales of organic food of all kinds hitting a record $43 billion and representing over 5% of total retail food sales. There is a reason for the burgeoning popularity of everything from organic tiger nuts, to pesticide-free fruit; if, in the past, debate had surrounded the issue of whether or not organic really was better for human health, recent studies have settled the debate with findings revealing that nuts, fruits, vegetables and even meat, are truly the wiser choice.

Important Findings on Organic Meat and Produce

According to the USDA, organic foods have fewer pesticide residues than conventionally grown produce. However, opting organics involves more than avoiding toxins; it also means enjoying more nutrients with every bite.

Two recent studies have added to the evidence of the desirability of organics, and both were published in the British Journal of Nutrition. In one study, organic meat and dairy were found to contain around 50% more Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are important for promoting better heart health, battling inflammation, and lowering the risk of cancer and arthritis. Omega-3s also seems to be important for brain memory and performance, and for behavior.

A second study found that produce grow organically contains significantly higher levels of antioxidants than conventionally grown foods. It also contains lower levels of heavy metal, cadmium.

Consuming antioxidants promote better heart health and reduce the risk of infection and some types of cancer. Antioxidants are a virtual army that protect our cells against the destabilizing effects of free radicals. Powerful superfoods recommended by nutritionists and doctors alike are excellent sources of antioxidants, so make sure to fill your pantry with organic foods rich in Vitamins A, C and E, selenium, carotenoids, flavonoids, betalain, and more. Feel free to do your research on the different antioxidants contained in different foods, or take a shortcut and simply consume a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts, to avail of the different benefits conferred by the wide variety of superfoods available.

Why Tiger Nuts are a Superfood

Tiger nuts often make it to Best Superfoods lists because they contain healthy fats, Vitamins C and E, phosphorus, and magnesium; indeed, in just 100 grams of this popular food, your body receives up to 17% of the recommended daily dose of magnesium.Just as you take care to buy organic fruits and vegetables, so too should you select organic, nut free, gluten free, dairy free tiger nuts, which are high in fiber and a great way to enjoy a healthy snack while following a diet such as Paleo.

Embracing the organic lifestyle is about avoiding the negative effects of pesticides, but also about obtaining more antioxidant power for your buck. Consume a wide variety of produce to ensure you are hitting your daily antioxidant target, and stock up on healthy snacks such as organic tiger nuts, which are as filling as they are tasty.

This article was written by Jennifer Dawson for Tiger Nuts USA

If you would like to find out more on Tiger Nuts, please visit us at www.tigernutusa.com and email your questions to us at nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts Double Testosterone Levels!!!

Because we consistently get asked the question about whether Tiger Nuts are good in helping with testosterone, we decided to share the information that we have researched and found. Please note that this information is not from us, it's is not our research, we are simply passing along information we have found.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In some parts of the world, tiger nuts are a normal part of people's diet. Jordanian researchers write in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine that tiger nuts can double the level of testosterone concentration. In rats.

Tiger Nuts

Tiger nuts are also known as earth almonds. They aren't actually nuts, but nodules of the Cyperus esculentus plant.

The nodules are edible, taste like hazelnuts and, according to traditional healers in India and the Arabian world, they enhance libido. The researchers, who work at the Jordan University of Science & Technology, did the animal study to ascertain whether tiger nuts have a pro-sexual effect. Their hypothesis was that tiger nuts raise the concentration of testosterone in the body.

Study

The researchers divided male rats into two groups: One group of highly intensive sexual behaviour and another group of moderately intensive sexual behaviour. Some of the animals in each group were given dried tiger nuts to eat every day for a period of 30 days.

Results

Among the rats that were moderately sexually active at the start of the experiment, a dose of 2 g dried tiger nut powder per kg bodyweight per day boosted the testosterone by 225 percent by the end of 30 days. You're welcome, thanks a lot.

C = placebo group, T = tiger nut group.

Tiger nut powder also boosted the testosterone level in the rats with a high level of sexual activity. Some of the animals were given 1 g dried tiger nut powder per kg bodyweight every day [T1]; others were given double that amount [T2].

The human equivalent of the doses tried out in the experiment would be about 11-22 g tiger nut powder per day for a man weighing about 80 kg. 

Mechanism

Tiger nuts contain relatively high quantities of zinc, quercetin [J Endocrinol. 2004 Jun;181(3):493-507.] and vitamin C [Theriogenology. 2005 Apr 15;63(7):2063-2072.] and E. The researchers suspect that these substances are responsible for the effects that were measured. Whether this really is the case, we wonder, but never mind.

Conclusion

"The present study supports the hypothesis that Cyperus esculentus tubers have aphrodisiac activity, enhancing male sexual libido and performance", wrote the researchers. "The observed improvements in copulatory behavior after the administration of tiger nut could be partially attributed to increased serum testosterone levels in male rats."

"Future investigations are warranted to confirm these effects of tiger nut in humans."

Source:

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015; 15: 331.

More:

Animal study: 120 mg clove daily boosts testosterone level 07.05.2016

Fenugreek extract Testofen doubles sexual activity in over-forty males 25.04.2016

Shilajit boosts concentration of testosterone, free testosterone and DHEA 26.01.2016 

 

GREAT NEWS Tiger Nuts are now in Gilbert, Arizona!

Yes, the Natural Grocers in Gilbert, AZ, located at 2151 East Baseline Road, now has Supreme Peeled and Premium Organic Tiger Nuts as well as the Premium Organic Tiger Nuts FLOUR on the shelves.

So if you have been looking for these amazing products, just ask the folks in the Grocery Department for Tiger Nuts products and they will help you out.

   

By the way if your local Natural Grocers has not got Tiger Nuts products on their shelves, please let us know at nuts@tigernutsusa.com and we will work on getting that changed for you!

Jack and the team at Tiger Nuts USA