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.

Flax seeds – Known in ancient Babylon and Egypt

Flax seed

NARA-U.S.-National-Archives-and-Records-Administration

Linum usitatissimum - Osaka Museum of Natural History, Japan - (27-08-2012)

Flax seed - (01-02-2016)

Golden Flax seed - (11-10-2019)

Flax seeds – Known in ancient Babylon and Egypt

Flax seeds – The positive effects of eating flaxseeds were known in ancient Babylon and Egypt. Where they were added to food and medicines. They believed so much in the healing effects that they even gave him a royal seal and enacted law ordering regular consumption of linseed. Little is known that it contains more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. Significantly contributes to lowering the level of harmful cholesterol in the body, protecting blood vessels and maintaining a healthy digestive tract.

The main reason people consume seeds is because of unsaturated fatty acids and phytoestrogens called lignans. Which are very similar to human hormones and support hormonal balance mainly in women. Especially during menstruation or menopause. Flaxseed is recommended to be used before childbirth, because they relax the birthing canals and help to start proper lactation. They can suppress fatigue, help with stress, and even lower cholesterol and thus the risk of stroke.

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.

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.

Human body cholesterol origin

Human body cholesterol origin - Cholesterol chemical structure

Human body cholesterol origin

Human body cholesterol origin – Cholesterol is a steroid, or a compound belonging to the lipids. It is delivered into the body with food (exogenous source) approx. 400-500 mg per day. However, the bulk of cholesterol is derived from endogenous sources. Its production deal mainly the liver (70%), colon (15%) and the skin (5%) – approx. 2-3 g per day.

Impregnates – Substances with incredible properties

Impregnates - Substances with incredible properties - Carpet in Azerbaijan

Impregnates – Substances with incredible properties

Impregnates – These substances have incredible properties repel water and fat, protect against staining different materials. However, many studies have shown that the trace amounts found in our blood. Most preservatives are perfluorocarbons (PFCs), marked abbreviations PFOS and PFOA. Their molecules are extremely durable, so they can circulate in the environment for years. In animals can disrupt hormone levels and cause cancer. In humans, these substances can lead to thyroid disease and improve cholesterol levels.