Chocolate and other. 10 the healthiest foods on earth
Goji berries, coconut oil, almond flour ... Fashionable advertising feeds us "miracle exotica", but this is nonsense. Many are not even aware that a truly valuable can be more simple, affordable and relatively cheap products. The British company banquet and catering Plyvine Catering made the top 10 of the healthiest types of food on the planet, which we share with our readers.
In one lemon contains more than 100% necessary for you daily dose of vitamin C, which, among other things, helps to increase good cholesterol high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and strengthens bone tissue.
Special benefits: contained in lemons citrus flavonoids - natural biologically active compounds "in addition" to vitamin C - acts as an anti-inflammatory, reduce pressure, protect against strokes and even inhibit the growth of cancer cells!
One medium head will provide you with a daily dose of vitamin K, which the plays an important role in the metabolism of bone and connective tissue, as well as a healthy kidney function. The same amount of broccoli contains double the daily dose of vitamin C.
Special benefits: prevention and treatment of cancer. The substance sulforaphane and two active ingredients not only stop the growth of cancer cells (especially skin cancer, breast and prostate) but also activates the immune system, which begins to fight the disease more effectively.
A total of 7 grams a day (that's less than one small square of a standard 100-gram tile) can help lower blood pressure. Just remember that in the real dark chocolate should not be a milk and dairy products - only cocoa butter, pure cocoa paste and a little sugar, and cocoa content of at least 70%.
Special benefits: cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants that reduce levels of "bad" and raise "good" cholesterol, improve blood flow and have a beneficial effect on the nervous system. Particularly pleased that, despite the high caloric content, dark chocolate is easily digested and does not lead to fullness (unless, of course, do not abuse).
However, due to the high concentration of caffeine dark chocolate is contraindicated in children!
In one potato red varieties contain the same amount of folic acid required for the growth and development of healthy new cells, much in the same bowl of spinach or broccoli. In general, potatoes (by itself, without a ton of butter and fatty sauces) - a very nutritious food and much lower in calories than meat products.
Special use: in one tuber of sweet potato, sweet potato, or you can find 8 daily doses of vitamin A, which helps fight cancer and strengthen the immune system.
great source of omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of depression, heart disease and cancer. But the most interesting, it is also a natural aphrodisiac that can enhance your sexual energy! A particular use: 150-gram portion of salmon contains almost full daily rate of nicotinic acid (vitamin PP is also and B3), which prevents the development of memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.
These are the nuts more than the others are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which, in addition to the already mentioned properties, reduce cholesterol and improve mood simply by saturating the brain "pleasure hormone" serotonin.
Special benefits: walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids that our body can not develop on their own, but which are extremely important for brain health, heart, liver and other organs.
However, remember that all nuts are very high in calories, so you need to strictly limit yourself to walnuts, for example, the rate - not more than 8 units per day.
Avocado - an excellent source of dietary fiber, dietary fiber, and healthy fats that provide healthy bowel function and help to reduce cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease.
A special benefit: a rich combination of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and smoothes the skin, improves its elasticity, helps fight inflammation (eg, acne) and skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis).
A powerful fighter against the disease, which prevents the growth of bacteria, including E. coli.
Special use: when we nibbled garlic, its cells are destroyed to form allicin - a chemical compound that has antibacterial properties. In other words, a natural antibiotic. Furthermore, allicin lowers blood pressure. It's worth knowing that when cooked allicin is rapidly destroyed, so raw garlic health benefits.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, which are rich in spinach leaves - a natural antioxidant, stimulates the protective functions of the body.
A special benefit: During recent studies of medicinal properties of fruits, vegetables and herbs spinach was one of the most effective in the fight against cancer.
Beans and other legumes
Total 4 servings of beans a week (beans, peas or lentils) 22 percent lower risk of heart disease and prevent the development of breast cancer.
The special benefit: the substance as part of the beans have complex beneficial effects on the body and therefore helps to quickly restore power after a serious illness, and passes the rehabilitation. And, incidentally, it is yielding in this respect only meat.