Superfood – Products with high content healthy substances

Superfood - Dish with healthy substances

Chlorella - Unicellular algae

Superfood - Spirulina

Green Barley - Field in Thuringia

Superfood - Barley field - (22-05-2015)

Goji berries - (27-12-2008)

Superfood - Cranberry - Franklin Farm, section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA

Flax seed

Superfood - Chia seeds - Germany

Kefir - pouring into the glass

Superfood - Fermented dairy products - Buttermilk

Yoghurt in a steel vessel

Superfood - Oat Products - Oatmeal

Superfood - Red-Beetroot - before bolting

Superfood - Green tea Matcha - (06-07-2017)

Green tea Matcha - powder, leaf

Superfood – Products with high content of healthy substances

Superfood – Products with high content of healthy substances. The balanced diet, adequate physical activity, enough sleep and reduced stress all affect our health. For that reason, new foods are increasingly being sought. To support a healthy lifestyle. Nutritionists support this  kind of meal very often. These foods contain much more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and help the body to increase its immunity.

However, some critics say that there is no evidence that it have any “superpowers”. And even with food, a large amount does not mean a greater effect. Moreover, many of them are imported from abroad, which also entails some environmental burden. Additionally, you pay more for them.

Products list:

Green products:

Chlorella – Freshwater algae have been in the world for several billion years.

Spirulina – Blue-green cyanosis often confused with chlorella, this organism exists on Earth 3.5 billion years.

Green Barley – Cultivated as the world’s first sweet grass. Most often consumed in the form of a drink.

Dried fruits:

Goji berries – Main advantage of these fruits is the large amount of vitamin C and fiber.

Cranberry – It is especially valued for its high content of vitamins C, K and E.

Seeds:

Flax – The positive effects of eating were already known in ancient Babylon and Egypt.

Chia – Valued and liked by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans.

Others:

Fermented dairy products:

KefirEspecially important for the proper composition of the intestinal microflora.

Buttermilk – It protects the intestinal mucosa. From the formation and absorption of toxic substances.

Yogurt – It helps to strengthen the immune system and lower blood cholesterol.

Oat products:

Oat products – The pioneers in its cultivation were probably the Slavs.

Beetroots:

Beetroot – It is one of the healthiest and most versatile vegetables. It comes from the Mediterranean basin.

Matcha Green tea:

Matcha Green tea – The oldest Japanese tea that is also used in Buddhist ceremonies.

Chlorella – Algae exists on world few billion years

Chlorella - Unicellular algae

Chlorella-vulgaris - (18-09-2014)

Chlorella-vulgaris - (12-05-2016)

Karl Henrik Oppegaard (1888–1978) - Print (1916)

Chlorella conglomerata - Alexander Petrovich Artari (1862–1919)

Chlorella – Algae exists on world few billion years

Chlorella <a>– These freshwater algae exists in the world for several billion years. Their composition is so complex that it can provide a wide range of nutrients necessary for our body. Chlorella is a rich natural source of vitamins A, B1, B6, C and E. It also contains magnesium to help maintain blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy heart, relieve nervousness, and are important for the proper functioning of muscles and nerves.</a>

<a>Chlorella is appreciated for its ability to detoxify and regulate digestion. Because it can bind toxins and carry them away from the body. It also supports the proper microflora in the intestines and cleans its walls with soluble fiber. This improves the digestion of food and the absorption of vitamins and minerals through the intestinal wall.</a>

</a>It also contains a high percentage of proteins or beta-carotene. Already in the name of the algae, shows that there is a large amount of chlorophyll, which accelerates wound healing and prevents the formation of an infectious environment. It also has a beneficial effect on the liver tissue, which it regenerates. Also interesting is the amino acid tryptophan contained in chlorella, from which serotonin is produced. In the evening, the body turns it into melatonin and that is why we fall asleep better.</a>

Chia seeds – Valued by ancient Aztecs and Mayans

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Chia seeds - Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

Chia seeds - Salvia hispanica - Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Salvia hispanica - (18-02-2016)

Chia seeds - Salvia hispanica - (18-02-2016)

Chia seeds - (31-08-2017)

Salvia hispanica - (31-08-2017)

Chia seeds – Valued by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans

Chia seeds – Valued by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. Even the ancient Aztecs and Mayans liked to use the beneficial effects of chia seeds, which provided them with energy. Named by the Maya for “seeds”, which is an expression of strength. They are valued mainly for the high content of antioxidants that fight the effects of free radicals. They contain significant amounts of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and iron.

Because they contain a large amount of fiber, people with weight problems use them. At the same time, they must maintain an appropriate level of hydration so that the seeds can swell. Thanks to this, they reliably remove hunger. They also contain a large proportion of proteins and essential amino acids from which the body draws its energy. The seeds stabilize blood sugar and influence the activity of the intestines. Due to the high content of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, they affect the heart, blood vessels and nerves and improve brain function. They can therefore prevent Alzheimer’s disease, psoriasis, osteoporosis and cancer.

Oat products – Pioneers in cultivation were probably the Slavs

Oat products - Oatmeal

Superfood - Uncooked oatmeal

Oat products - Oatmeal with brown sugar

Oat products - Oatmeal - (01-01-1994)

Oatmeal dish

Oat products - Oatmeal with raisins

Oat products – Pioneers in cultivation were probably the Slavs

Oat products – Interest in oat products is currently growing. The pioneers in its cultivation were probably the Slavs. It quickly became popular with the Germanic tribes, for whom it even became the main source of income and called it the grain of the gods. They made porridge which gave them physical strength and strong nerves.

Oats are also important for their content of beta-glucans, a fiber-based substance that lowers blood cholesterol and positively affects blood glucose levels. Especially appreciated by diabetics. It also contains magnesium, zinc or vitamin B. The energy from oats is also absorbed more slowly and prolongs satiety. Like other grains, it contains gluten, but in a different form. So it can be used by people who are allergic to it.

Fermented dairy products – A wide range of preserves

Kefir - pouring into the glass

Fermented dairy products - Kefir with fruits

Fermented dairy products - Kefir - (09-09-2007)

Buttermilk - (06-01-2018)

Fermented dairy products - Buttermilk

Superfood - Buttermilk

Yoghurt in a steel vessel - (27-02-2012)

Fermented dairy products - Superfood - Expo 2005

Fermented dairy products – A wide range of preserves

Fermented dairy products – They make a very wide range of preserves, such as kefirs, buttermilk, yogurt etc. They are especially important for the proper composition of the intestinal microflora, which has a significant impact on health. It is important to protect the intestinal mucosa against the formation and absorption of toxic substances. They also help to strengthen the immune system and lower blood cholesterol.

These fermented preserves are also beneficial to our body thanks to the large number of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D and B. A separate chapter is made of fermented milk products with bioculture, to which probiotic bacteria are added. People with a slight lactose intolerance will also appreciate fermented products. The relatively low energy value and high content of complete proteins are also a big advantage.

Goji berries – These fruits are very low in calories

Goji berries - (27-12-2008)

Hulled hemp seeds and Goji - (19-12-2015)

Goji berries - Dried wolfberry

Goji berries - Lycium-barbarum

Lycium-barbarum - (06-06-2017)

Goji berries - Lycium barbarum

Lycium_barbarum - (27-10-2017)

Wolfberries - Zhongning-County-Ningxia-China

Goji berries – These fruits are very low in calories

Goji berries – These fruits are very low in calories. Their main advantage is the large amount of vitamin C and fiber. Goji or wolfberry fruits come from China. Where they have been used for many years because of their healing effects. They have a bright red color and a pointed shape, resembling larger raisins. They taste like something between cranberry, cherry and wild rose. These berries are a very valuable source of nutrients, contain a lot of amino acids, dozens of minerals and vitamins. Thanks to these substances, wolfberries have a significant antioxidant effect.

Wolfberries are a natural source of iron and vitamin A. They acquire a red color due to their high beta-carotene content. These foods have a beneficial effect on the liver and lower blood sugar levels as well. It has also been shown to increase sexual appetite. Also used in the production of natural cosmetics.

Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption

Chips threat - health risks caused regular consumption - potato-chips

Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption

Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption – Polish scientists from the Institute of
Food and Nutrition
demonstrated health risks, which carries regular consumption of chips.

Chips contain unhealthy fats, high in salt and acrylamide, which is toxic to the nervous system.
Induces
chronic inflammation of the body and increases the risk of cancer. The study was conducted
on a group of
14 persons who at the 4 weeks after every packet of potato chips (160 g).
It turned out that
after this time in their increased blood levels of acrylamide compounds responsible
for
inflammation in the body (CRP, IL-6) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Further demonstrated that
acrylamide
bound to hemoglobin, so that it can not be efficiently removed from the body.

William Harvey – Anatomist and physiologist

William Harvey - anatomist and physiologist

William Harvey – Anatomist and physiologist

William Harvey – Anatomist and physiologist – In 01. 04. 1578 was born anatomist and physiologist William Harvey. As the first, in 1628 described the construction and operation of the bloodstream. He showed that the contraction of the heart is the origin of the muscle. His discoveries made through experiments on dogs. The result of his discoveries were the first, unsuccessful transfusions and dissemination of treatment bloodletting.

First blood transfusion

First blood transfusion - Jean-Baptiste DenysFirst blood transfusion - Richard Lower

First blood transfusion

First blood transfusion – Historical sources say that the first man, who carried a transfusion, was a French physician Jean-Baptiste Denys. This was done in June 1667., Although some sources attribute this important work to the English medical Richard Lower. J-B. Denys transfused 2 l. Sheep blood deadly bleeding 15-year-old boy. Miraculously, he managed to save the young man, almost 300 years before the first determination of blood groups.