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Paprika Make Sperm More Aggressive

Selasa, 19 Januari 2010

Paprika Make Sperm More Aggressive

JAKARTA - EXCEPT as an ingredient or seasoning vegetables, peppers was rich in vitamin C, even higher contents of oranges. Paparika also contains many nutrients and can prevent cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, diabetes mellitus, and can improve sperm quality.

Paprika (Capsicum annuum) is a type of chili that tasted sweet and slightly spicy. Compared to other chilies, peppers including special because it contains a very high nutrition, especially vitamin C. Vitamin C on peppers is much higher than the orange that had been known as a source of vitamin C.

Every 100 grams of red pepper contains 190 mg of vitamin C, the highest among other types of peppers. In contrast, only 100 grams of oranges contains 30-50 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C is known as a compound the body needs in a variety of important processes, ranging from the manufacture of collagen (fibrous protein that forms connective tissue in bones), fat carrier, the shipper electron of various enzymatic reactions, hyper healthy gums, regulating cholesterol levels, as well as immunity boosters.

In addition, vitamin C is necessary for wound healing the body and improves brain function in order to work optimally. Body's need for vitamin C is 75 mg per day for adult women and 90 mg per day for adult men. The maximum limit consumption of vitamin C is 1,000 mg per day.

Peppers are also rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene. In red peppers contain 3131 IU of vitamin A, the highest than other types of peppers. Vitamin A is needed body to prevent eye disease, cell growth, immune system, reproduction, and maintaining healthy skin.

Beta-carotene is a type of antioxidant that may play an important role in reducing the concentration of radical peroksil. Ability to work as an antioxidant beta-carotene comes from its ability to stabilize the carbon-core radicals. Because beta-carotene is effective at low concentrations of oxygen, beta-carotene may complement the antioxidant properties of vitamin E is effective at high concentrations of oxygen.

Beta-carotene is also known as an element of cancer prevention, especially the skin and lung cancer. Beta carotene can reach more parts of the body in a relatively longer time compared to vitamin A, thus providing more optimal protection against the emergence of cancer.

The George Mateljan Foundation (2006) stated that vitamin B6 in the excellent category peppers. This is because peppers contain vitamin B6 by high density level.

Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain function; helps form the proteins, hormones, and red blood cells. Most of the content of beta-carotene is concentrated at the peppers near the skin. Just like other vegetables, paprika color aging, and beta-carotene in it more and more.

Vitamins B6 and folic acid in the peppers is good for preventing atherosclerosis and diabetes. Both vitamins are very necessary to reduce the body's homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is resulting from methylation cycle in the body.

Homocysteine is very dangerous for the body because it can interfere with blood circulation and trigger a deadly disease such as heart disease and stroke. Peppers are also rich in fiber (dietary fiber) that will help push the number of cholesterol in the body and prevent colon cancer.

In red pepper, there is a high enough lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that carries the red color. These pigments belong to the class easy phytochemical compounds found in fruits such as red peppers. Lycopene is known by a variety of benefits such as anticancer.

A study conducted at Yale University on 473 men found that men free of prostate cancer had more lycopene in their blood than those who were sick. The same research ever conducted by Harvard University in 2002, proving that men who consume large amounts of lycopene in cancer risk are lower, particularly prostate cancer.

In addition to prostate cancer, lycopene consumption can also reduce a variety of other cancers. A study in Iran as reported by Cook et al (1979) showed that consumption of lycopene can reduce 39 percent esofagal cancer in men.

De Vet HC et al (1991) reported that women who consumed at least three tomatoes a week have a risk of neck bone cancer 40 percent lower than those who do not eat. Helzlsouer et al (1996) reported that consumption of lycopene may reduce risk of 7.4 per cent of cervical cancer.

Lycopene also has been reported to overcome stomach cancer caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. The presence of lycopene is very useful for menghmbat oxidation caused by the bacteria. According to Atanasova (1997), lycopene can also inhibit the formation of N-nitrosamins which can cause stomach cancer.

Paprika is also a good antioxidant. Giovannucci (1999) reported the structure of lycopene is potentially as an antioxidant. The absence of the ring structure of lycopene has betaione cause antoksidan activities very well.

Stereochemical structure of lycopene is different from other types of karoteniod. Structure of lycopene can not be converted to vitamin A and are known to be efficient in capturing free radicals than other carotenoids.

Lycopene is also known to have antioxidant activity of two times stronger than beta-carotene and ten times more powerful than vitamin E. Thus, reaction of lycopene as an antioxidant in the body is better than vitamins A, C, E, and other minerals.

Increase Sperm
Consumption of lycopene in red pepper is believed to improve sexual quality. Lycopene are believed to increase sperm count, improve sperm structure, and improve agresivitasnya.

A study conducted in India on 30 infertile couples to prove that the consumption of lycopene of 20 mg for 3 months continuously can improve sperm count as much as 67 percent, improve the structure as much as 63 percent of the sperm, and sperm velocity increase as much as 73 percent.

According to the All India Institute of Science New Delhi (2002), lycopene is one of 650 types of carotenoids that are normally present in high concentrations in the testis. If the concentration of lycopene is low, he will easily experience infertility.

Lycopene in the red peppers can maintain mental and physical functions of the elderly. After entry into the bloodstream, lycopene would capture free radicals in the old cells and repair cells that have been damaged.

Managing way, Selecting, and Saving the Good
Paprika processing should be done with care so as not to reduce the nutritional value. In order for vitamin C levels do not quickly evaporate, paprika should be incorporated into the dish at the end of the cooking process or mixed with salad.

Storage peppers should be done correctly. Vitamin C can decrease, even disappear, if the peppers that have long divided left exposed to air. According to Irna (2005), tips on selecting and storing a good bell peppers are as follows:

  • Select peppers that his skin was smooth, shiny, and not dull.
  • Select peppers that hard to ensure that quality is still good and new.
  • If purchased in a state of plastic-wrapped, quickly open the packaging to avoid moisture.
  • Save the peppers in a plastic bag that had been hollowed out before put into the refrigerator, so that hold for a long time.
  • Peppers should not be left in a state will split if not eaten immediately because vitamin C is contained in it can be decreased / lost.

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