Green Barley – Cultivated as world’s first sweet grass

Green Barley - Field in Thuringia

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

Green Barley - Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - (06-06-2013)

Green Barley - North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Field in hamlet Dernekamp - (27-05-2018)

Green Barley - Near Deensen, Natural park Solling-Vogler, Germany

Green Barley – Cultivated as the world’s first sweet grass

Green Barley – Evidence of the consumption of green barley sprouts can be found as early as 7,000 years ago. Cultivated as the world’s first sweet grass. Most often consumed in the form of a drink. Its effects are really wonderful. It is a rich source of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, K) and minerals. Such as zinc, iron, calcium, but also magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. It also contains antioxidants and essential amino acids. Provides the body with valuable fiber.

It is one of the detoxifying foods that strengthens our immunity and fights infections. Due to the content of chlorophyll, vitamin B, iron and phycocyanin, it supports the growth of bone marrow and the production of white and red blood cells. Barley juice contains 4 times more calcium than milk, 22 times more iron than spinach, and as much protein as a good steak. In addition, barley restores the alkaline environment and removes acidification. Which is considered to be the main cause of civilization diseases and a weakened immune system.

Flax seeds – Known in ancient Babylon and Egypt

Flax seed

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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.

Atropa belladonna – Most dangerous in Central Europe

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Atropa belladonna – Most dangerous in Central Europe

Atropa belladonna – This plant is considered the most dangerous in Central Europe. Its all parts are very toxic.

  • Deadly dose: 10 – 12 fruits
  • Death: in few hours
  • Poison: atropine, hyoscyamine
  • Aftermath: nervous system and heart rate weakness, stopping breathing
  • Where it grows: most of Europe, some places in Africa and Asia
  • Occurrence in Poland: yes

The big danger lies in the fact that its shiny fruits can be easily confused with edible forest fruits. Man can poison not only through direct consumption, but also through goat’s milk or meat, if animal earlier ate it. Typical symptoms of poisoning are dilated pupils, an accelerated pulse or redness on the face. There may also be hallucinations and loss of consciousness.

History of the plant:
Atropa belladonna was a component of shampoo drinks and ointments, because after applying to the skin it caused hallucinations – a man seemed to be able to fly.
In ancient Rome, the wives of Emperor Augustus and Claudius poisoned them with a shout. Medieval women applied drops of juice to their eyes. It was to guarantee them beautiful, large eyes. In this way, they risked not only conjunctivitis and eye deterioration, but death as well. Atropine in eye tests doctors are using today.

Probiotic yogurt – Through stomach to brain

Probiotic yogurt - Jogobella in Poland - (02-02-2019)

Yoghurt in a steel vessel

Probiotic yogurt - Superfood - Expo 2005

Probiotic yogurt – Through stomach to brain

Probiotic yogurt – Through stomach to brain – Scientists from the University of California in Los Angeles proved that in people who do not eat dairy products at all. The part of the brain related to processing emotions and feeling the body is more stable or increased. The brains of people who regularly consumed probiotic yoghurts were also studied. It turned out that then the brain shows better connectivity between the trunk and the prefrontal cortex.

Fermented dairy products are also beneficial to our body due to the large number of minerals. Such as calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D and B. Fermented dairy 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.