Important knowledge about 22 healthy foods and supplements
Kiwi against infections, salmon against arthritis, nuts against bladder stones-with the right diet, you can save many trips to the doctor. So eat well – it is the purest form of medicine!
"Your food is your medicine!" That was it from the Greek doctor Hippocrates ca. 400 BC. In our days, the French health Apostle Jean-Pierre Cousin gave us appetite for health with this statement: "You can use food to both prevent and cure diseases-without side effects."
"More than half of all cancers could be avoided if we ate right," says food expert Dr. Gisela Rauch-Petz from Munich. Well, so let us get started with eating right! Early summer has a variety of fresh healthy summer food for you to eat. Here you will find the experts ' overview of the 22 healthiest foods, if bio-substances can relieve problems or prevent diseases. You can reduce your risk of health problems significantly just by keeping yourself to these general advice:
Eat plenty of fresh fruit (300 g per day), vegetables (350 g per day) and whole grains-fiber protector, for example. against bowel cancer.
Eat fatty fish instead of meat (at least 2 times per week)-Omega 3-fatty acids slows infections.
Eat regular meals, preferably five small meals a day.
Save on sugar! It lowers the production of the hormone insulin, for example. can promote cancer.
If possible, buy food after the season and region-and preferably organic. This gives you the highest content of biologically active substances and the fewest pesticides.
|Food||What's in it?||Degestion-tips|
|Pineapple||Vitamin C, digestive enzyme bromelain and citric acid. The mix boosts fat metabolism.||Only raw fruit and fresh juice contains the useful substances. Select always ripe and sweet fragrant fruits.|
|Apple||Rich in pectin and flavonoids. Lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol mirror. Strengthens the heart. Prevents colon cancer.||Wash thoroughly, and keep cool. Peeled apples (e.g. fruit salad) onto with lemon juice, so they do not become Brown.|
|Banana||Large amounts of magnesium, potassium and B vitamins. Relieves stress and gives prompt energy. Neutralizes stomach acid.||best, when the yellow Peel have small brown spots. Taste good raw, in Curry dishes or baked as dessert.|
|Blueberry||Large amounts of vitamin C. Antocyaniner protects against cancer, inflammation and infections. Flavonoids improves blood flow.||Good as an accompaniment to game dishes. Boil them easily-so they all retain their healthy ingredients.|
|Kiwi||A pure vitamin C-bomb. Prevent infections. Enzymes promotes the production of fat-burning hormones. Stops the craving for sweets.||To stop bitter taste you need to use them together with dairy products (e.g. ice)-otherwise they have a bitter taste.|
|Broccoli||Large amounts of vitamin C, beta carotene and zinc. Contains a total of several cancer preventive substances than the average.||Remove bluish or yellow spots before cooking. Avoid cooking broccoli for too long-so goes the ingredients for lost.|
|Carrots||Beta-carotene, vitamins A, C and E vitamin. Promotes the vision, reduces the risk of cancer. Keeping the mucous membranes healthy.||Tastes excellent raw, as juice, put into salad, as accessories and as a base for soup or sauce. A true all-around vegetable!|
|Potatoes||A potassium-bomb. Flushes excess water out of the body, strengthens cells and muscles. Relieves abdominal abscesses.||Especially healthy.|
|Pepper Fruit||A really good combination of antioxidants (vitamin C and E and beta-carotene) to fight against free radicals. Can reduce the risk of cancer.||Select peppers with a smooth, glistening Peel. Inserts the first out shortly before serving, so it is fresh and "snaps" when eating it.|
|Beet Root||Much iron, copper, and folic acid. Thus promotes the formation of blood cells. Manganese support the liver's detoxification function.||Served raw (as finely grated salad) or cooked (as an accompaniment or as soup).|
|Tomato||Lots of lycopene, a highly effective antioxidant, which according to trial can reduce the risk of cancer (particularly prostate cancer)||Especially healthy in organic form. Steam tomatoes shortly so that the lycopene better absorbed in the body.|
|Onion||Sulphur compounds and B-vitamins. Lowers high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Strengthens the immune system.||Raw or fresh chopped onions are the healthiest. The recommended amount is a half onion per day.|
|Garlic||Main active substance is allicin (a sulphurous oil). Lowers cholesterol mirror and blood pressure. Protects the blood vessels. Antibacterial effect.||Only fresh garlic contains the important substances. Keep cool. By bad odor: chew parsley and coffee beans.|
|Lentils||Iron regulates the formation of blood cells. Potassium regulates blood pressure. Many fibre fabrics is helping to keep blood glucose the mirror constantly – ideal for diabetics.||soak overnight (though not red lentils). Spices such as fennel and Dill to prevent bloating.|
|Parsley||Supports kidney function. Rich in vitamin C and carotene. These antioxidants reduce the risk of infarction and heart attacks.||Washed and kept cool. Chopped first by serving to preserve flavor and nutrients. For sauces, soups and salads.|
|Oat flakes||B-vitamins calms the nervous system. Polyunsaturated fatty acids lowers cholesterol mirror. Regulates the thyroid gland.||Keep cool, dark and airtight. During the relatively short period of time. Tastes delicious as muesli or porridge.|
|Rice||Rich in nutrients. Lowers blood pressure. Prevent heart disease and diabetes. Important source of vitamin B1.||Prepared in the Asian way: Boil the rice and let it pull. Mix saffron in, and add the toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds|
|Nuts||A high vitamin B content calms the nervous system. Walnuts lowers cholesterol levels, hazelnuts counteracts bladder stones.||Nut kernels give Salad, rice, chicken and dessert a sweetish taste. Must not be heated too much, since they easily burn.|