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Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

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Eat cooked eggs to lower your blood pressure

KAUSTAV MAJUMDER AND JIANPING WU. Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme Inhibitory Peptides from Simulated in Vitro Gastrointestinal Digestion of Cooked Eggs. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2009, 57 (2), 471-477

DOI: 10.1021/jf8028557


Egg proteins are an excellent source of bioactive peptides. The purpose of this work was to study the effect of cooking methods on the production of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory peptides. Boiled or fried eggs (in the forms of whites, yolks, and whole eggs) were digested by gastrointestinal tract proteases at simulated gut conditions.

Fried egg digests showed more potent activity than those of boiled egg digests; the fried whole egg digest had an IC50 value of 0.009 mg protein/mL.

This hydrolysate was further purified by cation exchange chromatography and gel filtration chromatography. Seven peptides, Val-Asp-Phe (IC50: 6.59 μM), Leu-Pro-Phe (10.59 μM), Met-Pro- Phe (17.98 μM), Tyr-Thr-Ala-Gly-Val (23.38 μM), Glu-Arg-Tyr-Pro-Ile (8.76 μM), Ile-Pro-Phe (8.78 μM), and Thr-Thr-Ile (24.94 μM), were identified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS/ MS), and their IC50 values were predicted by using our previously reported structure and activity models.

The presence of several tripeptides from in vitro simulated gastrointestinal egg digest indicates that these peptides may be absorbed into the body and exert an in vivo antihypertensive activity, although in vivo study is needed to confirm this assumption.

Our results showed that in vitro digestion of cooked eggs could generate a number of potent ACE inhibitory peptides which may have implications for cardiovascular disease prevention, including hypertension.

COMMENT: We have been told for years that eating eggs, which are rich in cholesterol, was bad for us. But just a week before this study was published, another found that eating eggs didn't raise blood cholesterol at all and that we could eat as many as we liked. The study above shows that cooked eggs are actually beneficial to our hearts. And, while all cooked eggs had benefits, fried eggs were the best!

Last updated 20 February 2009

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