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>

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

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.

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.

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.

Spirulina – Blue-green cyanosis often confused with chlorella

Spirulina - Dietary supplement powder

Dietary supplement - (07-08-2011)

Spirulina tablets - dietary supplement

Spirulina

Blue-green cyanosis

Dam with algae growth - (18-12-2017)

Spirulina - Hothouse and workers

Spirulina – Blue-green cyanosis often confused with chlorella

Spirulina – Blue-green cyanosis often confused with chlorella, however, they are two different plants. This organism exists on Earth for about 3.5 billion years. Widely used in antiquity by the Aztecs, Mayans, Africans and Asians. Currently, its popularity is starting to grow mainly due to the huge amount of protein it contains. It is an excellent source of antioxidants, B vitamins, or essential amino acids. It is also recommended for vegetarians due to its high iron content.

Poisonous birds – Not venomous discovered so far

Poisonous birds - Pitohui dichrousPoisonous birds - Plectropterus gambensisPoisonous birds - Common quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Poisonous birds – Not venomous discovered so far

Poisonous birds – No venomous bird has been discovered so far. That is, one whose body would produce a poisonous substance. That would then be transmitted by pecking or wounding with a claw. There are several groups of poisonous birds, that is, poisoning us when we touch or eat them. Their organisms are also probably not producing toxins, but they are able to obtain them from poisonous insects or plants.

Most of them live in New Guinea. Where are several species of Pitohui. Also representatives of the families, store the strong neurotoxin (batrachotoxin) in the skin.

The Gambian Goose from the Anatidae family living in Africa. It accumulates in its tissues another poison, a kantaridine (it gets it from the eaten beetles). Plectropterus gambensis, however, are poisonous only after their consumption. So they gain little thanks to this weapon (except revenge from beyond the grave). On the other hand, other animals of this species benefit from this – a predator who once encountered goose meat will avoid it.

A similar phenomenon applies to the European Common Quail, whose meat is also poisonous, although only for part of the year. Probably quails get their toxin from being eaten plants, and poisoning them are known for a long time and referred to as a coturnism (from the Latin name of the quail Coturnix coturnix).

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.

Beetroot – Healthiest and most universal vegetable

Red Beetroot - Superfood - before bolting

The healthiest and most universal vegetable

Beetroots - San Francisco, USA - (05-01-2014)

Beetroot from Pakistan - (17-01-2009)

Beetroot - (14-03-2014)

Variety of Beetroots - (08-07-2017)

Beetroot – The healthiest and most universal vegetable

Beetroot – The healthiest and most universal vegetable. A team of British researchers found that beetroot significantly lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension. It contains large amounts of inorganic nitrates. In the human body, they turn into nitric oxide (NO), which relaxes and dilates the vessels.

It is native to the Mediterranean basin and was eaten very often in ancient Babylon. The Romans are mainly responsible for its expansion around Europe. In the middle of the last millennium, it began to be cultivated practically throughout Europe, with the exception of the Nordic countries. It contains vitamins B and C, carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, silicon, iron, folic acid or silica.

Some say that beetroot should be eaten to prevent cancer. They also serve as an aid in overcoming cancer and later recovering from recovery. All because of its ability to neutralize harmful substances in the body and promote their subsequent excretion. Especially from the brain and gut. It also improves heart function, lowers blood pressure, and helps in proper digestion and excretion.