ALL ABOUT SUPERFOODS
Superfoods is a term that we increasingly hear in the context of a healthy diet. What lies behind this angielskobrzmiącym concept? Went the term superfoods comes with the English language, these titles should also be food from our Polish court. In order to enable them to be called a super food should be, above all, natural and unprocessed. In addition, a necessary condition is that these foods contain valuable for the human body components that are of natural origin. Such a great product should be composed of components that have extremely valuable properties are confirmed scientifically. These components include most of the vitamins, antioxidants, vitamin D, bioactive compounds, minerals and fatty acids of the omega-3 family. Thanks to Superfoods, we can get more energy, lose weight and even help the body to combat certain skin diseases, and also easily digested and low in calories. In recent times the popularity of the food, orientalnie sound origin. Take, so under a magnifying glass components of the four most popular: acai Berries – contain lots of vitamins and minerals, including valuable antioxidants that slow the aging process. Also contain large amounts of polyphenols, which also have an antioxidant effect. Due to the fact that acai berry contains the list of the ORAC (from the English. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) – a list of natural foods with very high in antioxidants. In addition, acai berries contain large amounts of fiber that not only provides long-lasting feeling of satiety, but also helps to metabolism. Spirulina is a great source of protein. Spirulina has up to 65-71% well-balanced protein where beef is only 22% and lentils at 26%. It is also rich in amino acids and minerals. Is characterized by extremely high concentration of the acid gamma linolenowym involved in the biosynthesis of substances that reduce blood pressure, stimulating the immune system, acting anti-inflammatory effect and positively affect the appearance of the skin, hair and nails. Quinoa, or rice, quinoa is a so – called super grain originating from South America. Contains 18% more protein than other grains. Moreover, it is rich in fiber. Has a low glycemic index, so it is very useful for people who want to take care of her figure. Contains no gluten, so it can be a great Breakfast food for people on a gluten-free diet. Goji berries – Goji berries are very good source of protein, which includes as many as 18 amino acids. In addition, they contain carbohydrates and fats, including 5 unsaturated fats from the omega-6, which has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. In addition, they are rich in vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and polyphenolic. The most valuable component of the Goji berries is a water-soluble complex of biologically active polisacharydowy, which, according to research, stimulates the immune system and has anti-cancer properties. Researchers from William Paterson University in new Jersey has created a list of 41 the most valuable fruits and vegetables are determined by their because of the content of 17 of the most key nutrients, particularly potassium, calcium, iron, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. On top of the list was watercress, then cabbage, botwinka, spinach and chicory. The results of this study prove that Superfoods are at your fingertips – a cheap, easily available and simple in preparation. What is another super food that guests every day on our tables? Eggs – each egg has 6 grams of protein and only 72 calories. Scientists from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana showed that eating eggs for Breakfast as part of a low calorie diet) it helps to drop extra pounds. Tomato juice contains a large amount of lycopene, that is, organic chemicals group karotenów, which has a beneficial effect on the skin and heart. Studies conducted at Harvard showed that women with high levels of lycopene in the blood reduces the risk of heart attack by as much as 34%. Prunes are a rich source of polyphenolic compounds, occurring in fruits, which affects the increase in bone density due to the stimulation of cell shaping them. Brussels sprouts – all vegetables have the highest content glukozynolany – communication, which helps to combat cancer cells and detoxifies the body. Spinach – half Cup provides five times more vitamin K than required. It is responsible for blood clotting and helps build strong bones. Lentils – great source of protein. A half Cup of lentils provides up to half the daily value of folic acid, necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Sunflower seeds – half Cup provides your daily requirement for vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant and protecting the body from oxidative stress and cell damage) free radicals.