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.

Threat associated with stress

Threat associated with stress - ETH in Zurich

Threat associated with stress

Threat associated with stress – Stress arising through work or school, can lead to serious health problems. Such as cardiovascular diseases or the development of depression. Engineers from the lab ETH Zurich have developed in connection with this small device that allows you to measure stress levels. The instrument combines the measurement of skin conductance, heart rate and breathing with the measurement of stress hormones in saliva.

Fear like perfume

Fear like perfume - Fear in the eyes

Fear like perfume

Fear like perfume – Researchers from the University of Munich showed that fear is spreading through the air. Just to our brain she sensed fear pheromones contained in sweat stressed people and they begin to be afraid. Feeling fear pushes us to hasty and risky behavior. Responsible for this state of affairs is the structure located symmetrically over our ears, namely the amygdala.

Attractiveness among stressed group

Attractiveness among stressed group - Hair pulling in stress

Attractiveness among stressed group

Attractiveness among stressed group – British scientists at University of Newcastle. Conducted an experiment on 81 volunteers, who had to assess the attractiveness of 10 women from very thin to obese. Half of the men just before the assessment has been subjected to stress. It turned out that the stressed group plumper women were more attractive than their calmer counterparts.

Nine-banded Armadillo – Sleeps 80% of life

Nine-banded Armadillo - Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Nine-banded Armadillo – Sleeps 80% of life

Nine-banded Armadillo – Inhabits mainly in South America, and even was the mascot of the World Cup in Brazil. This is not an active animal. Armadillos are sleeping 80% of their lives. However, they have an interesting feature on reproduction. Female under stress can postpone childbirth up to 4 months.

Strong psychoactive substance

Strong psychoactive substance - Sucrose

Strong psychoactive substance

Strong psychoactive substance – C12H22O11 – a powerful psychoactive substance. Just as cocaine, alcohol or nicotine to the extent stimulates the reward system in the brain that a person can become dependent. In this chemical formula, however, doesn’t hide any illegal drug. But the Sucrose better known as sugar, which we all use every day in their homes.

According to a recent study conducted at the University of New South Wales in Australia, sugar especially in the form of sugary drinks a negative impact on memory (as well as chronic stress). Researchers observed two groups of rats: suffering from stress and emotionally stable. The latter for some time given sweetened drinks. We found that in the rat hippocampus consumed sugar (in the region of the brain responsible for memory) was broken to the same extent as in the stressed animals.

Especially be careful to feed children sweets. Already a few years ago, they saw US researchers, who served for a month rats sweet drinks. It turned out that sugar had no significant impact on the brain of older rats, and impair learning and memory ability in the young.

Abnormal stress reactions

Abnormal stress reactions - WTC 2nd plane hit - Greenwich Street, 11.09.2001

Abnormal stress reactions

Abnormal stress reactionsNeuroscientist Rachel Yehuda said abnormal stress reactions in infants whose mothers shortly before becoming pregnant survived the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Because of experience related to the Sept. 11 changed obviously control the expression of many genes. Modified hereditary characteristics, in this case, the pattern of expression, are transmitted to offspring.

There is no doubt that memories leave traces in our genome

– says Yehuda.

Sensitive touch – The sensual intoxication

Sensitive touch - Oxytocin 3d

Sensitive touch – The sensual intoxication

Sensitive touch – The sensual intoxication combined with a feeling of happiness can propel us also touch sensitive. Desired bodily contact causes the release of the so-called. hormones stroking, e. g. oxytocin. It has been proved that with this substance suffering from neurosis or depression female faster return to mental balance. In men, reduced blood pressure and stress.