For colds and wrinkles: foods that replace superfoods in vitamin content
We are well fed here, Or our answer to superfoods! Editor Natalia Kapitsa has collected local products with a high content of nutrients – for colds, wrinkles and hair loss.
Many years ago, it was sauerkraut that became a real salvation for sailors, saving them from scurvy, a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. During the fermentation process, bacteria convert sugar into lactic acid, but at the same time do not destroy useful compounds – sauerkraut can be considered an excellent alternative to probiotics! It is especially indicated for people with a slow metabolism to improve digestion.
It also normalizes sugar levels, lowers cholesterol levels, and improves the process of removing decay products in the body. In addition, organic acids have an excellent effect on immunity and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Sauerkraut also contains magnesium, potassium, calcium. Nutritionists recommend eating it at least three times a week.
Dill has been used in folk medicine for more than one century (dill water is still given to children with colic in the stomach). It is rich in vitamins B, A, C, D, E. It also contains niacin and polyunsaturated fatty acids – linoleic, oleic, palmitic.
When regularly added to the diet, dill improves the condition of the skin, hair, nails. It acts as a pain reliever for stomach problems. If you feel that something is wrong with digestion, and you do not have the necessary drug at hand, eat a few sprigs of dill. It will help to improve digestion.
Dill will also retain its “magic” properties when dried.
Blackberries are not only amazingly tasty, but also surprisingly healthy. It boosts immunity and also protects the body from free radicals due to its high antioxidant content. Blackberry fruits contain a record amount of micro- and microelements: magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, vitamins A, B1, B2, E, C and PP.
And it also contains a lot of iron, tannins and organic acids: citric, tartaric, malic. Nutritionist Oksana Matiyuk advises to do fasting days with this berry – a liter of low-fat kefir + 1.5 kg of blackberries. Perfectly cleanses the body!
Rosehip is a small sweet fruit that forms after the flowering of a bush rose. And this is one of the champions in the content of vitamin C. Only six fruits a day, and the body receives 132% of the daily value of ascorbic acid.
Rosehip improves collagen synthesis, reduces the negative effects of ultraviolet radiation, prevents the appearance of wrinkles and solves other dermatological problems.
Drink rosehip tea every day to prevent seasonal illnesses.
The plant has nothing to do with cabbage. Seaweed is a high iodine algae. To satisfy the body’s daily norm in this element, 30 grams is enough. Seaweed is rich in vitamins B, C, E and A. In addition, it contains enterosorbent substances that can, like a sponge, attract toxins and pathogenic bacteria, removing them from the body.
Experts recommend everyone to include this seaweed in the diet. But there are also contraindications. Seaweed should not be eaten if the thyroid gland is overactive. Alas, after processing, getting into plastic packaging, it loses almost all its useful properties. Buy dried as well as powder.
Just like rose hips, parsley contains a record amount of vitamin C. In addition, it is one of the best sources of heme iron, which is perfectly absorbed by the body. The combination of ascorbic acid with important macronutrients prevents the development of iron deficiency states, and also helps to stimulate the immune system, strengthening and enhancing it.
Parsley is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. When fresh stems are frozen, the beneficial properties are retained for several months. And with shock freezing – up to a year.