Would you like to participate in a little experiment? To do this, you do not need to do something special or make incredible efforts, just go to your refrigerator, open the door and, looking at the contents of the shelves with an inquisitive gaze, answer how many of the most useful products you found there. Take your time, take it seriously and do not confuse tasty, favorite and not very healthy products for the body with sometimes not favorite, but very useful ones. This means that smoked sausage and a piece of yesterday’s chicken left after dinner should be set aside. They are not useful products. Canned food, mayonnaise and ketchup will also go there. What is the result? Not many useful products were found, right? Or not found at all?
Maybe, pensively frozen in front of the refrigerator, you simply cannot be sure which of the products is healthy and which is not. Do not be upset, there are probably more than half of such doubters, because in order to name useful products, you need to know their properties. To help you solve this problem, we have prepared for you a list of the most useful TOP-10 food products. According to scientists, it is these food products that are the most useful at the moment. In fact, there are much more of them, but we want to talk about the most, the most, the useful properties of which have been well studied and tested, so to speak, by time. These very, most useful foods are quite are available to everyone, they can be bought in any supermarket and at any time of the year. But this does not mean at all that only these ten products will now “settle” in your refrigerator. Just don’t forget about them, let them be present in your diet and benefit your body.
In terms of the amount of vitamin C, it overtakes oranges, and it contains more calcium than milk. Cabbage stimulates the production of red blood cells, promotes tissue rejuvenation, activates metabolism, regulates fat metabolism, lowers blood cholesterol levels, increases immunity and strengthens the heart muscle. Cabbage retains its useful vitamins that our body needs when fermented. The nutritional value and benefits of sauerkraut are due to the high content of lactic acid, mineral salts and vitamins. And also in this wonderful vegetable there is a lot of niacin, which gives a beautiful, healthy shine to hair and strength to nails. So do not deny yourself the pleasure of being beautiful and healthy, eat cabbage!
In terms of the amount of nutrients it contains, it does not lag behind cabbage at all. Therefore, they often act as a wonderful duet in most cooked dishes. Carrots can be eaten in different forms – raw, boiled and stewed, fried, pickled … To make the carrots better absorbed, eat them with sour cream or sunflower oil. Most of the time, gnawing it raw will strengthen your gums and significantly reduce the number of germs in your mouth. Carrots are famous not only for the content of the well-known vitamin A (carotene), which is also called the vitamin of beauty, there are also plenty of other vitamins in it, as well as minerals. I just can’t believe that an ordinary small carrot also contains fructose, glucose, lecithin, amino acids, proteins and starch. Carrots strengthen the immune system, improve bowel function, have a beneficial effect on vision and, according to many scientists, can even prevent the development of cancer. And this is only a small fraction of what this wonderful vegetable is capable of, which deserves not only respect, but also an indispensable inclusion in the daily diet.
Onion or garlic
Just companions in the fight against various diseases. They are actually similar to each other in the presence of the same nutrients and the invaluable benefits that they bring to the body when we, without even thinking about it, add them to many dishes. It is about them that we can say with full confidence: “The spool is small, but expensive.” Onions and garlic strengthen the immune system, lower blood cholesterol levels, help with liver diseases and are simply indispensable for colds. Of course, eating onions and garlic is much healthier raw, but not everyone dares to eat them raw every day – the smell is too stunning. From time to time, when important meetings and close communication with people are not expected, you can afford a few cloves of fresh garlic or pieces of onion, this will only have a beneficial effect on your body.
There are an incredible amount of useful fruits, and therefore to say that we only need one is not just wrong, but even somehow impolite towards others. Another thing is what kind of fruit we can afford depending on the price or the season. Therefore, we will consider two options that are quite accessible to us.
Apples – such dear, in all respects useful and wonderful fruits. Remember the proverb: “One apple a day – a doctor without a job?” As they say, I took a vitamin from a branch, washed it – and enjoy the taste and aroma, and at the same time saturate your body with all sorts of usefulness. And by the way, there are a lot of them. Eating apples slows down the growth of cancer cells, relieves inflammation, and normalizes the stomach. And besides, apples are a real treasure of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the immune system and the human circulatory system.
Bananas, which are sold in our supermarkets all year round, have long been perceived by Russians not as overseas guests, but as relatives, and the price of this amazingly unique fruit is quite acceptable. Bananas will benefit both a healthy person and those who are susceptible to diseases of the digestive tract. They are quickly absorbed by the body, thereby satisfying hunger. Bananas contain three natural sugars, namely fructose, glucose and sucrose, as well as the vitamins and chemical elements we need. But most importantly, bananas are the record holders for the potassium content, which we need to work the cardiovascular system, liver, brain, muscles and bone strength. If, for example, you are inclined to seize stress with sweets, give preference to bananas, which will relieve nervous excitement, bring sugar back to normal and help metabolism.
Beans – one of the brightest and most useful representatives of the legume family, the constant use of which has a rejuvenating effect and helps to prolong life. In addition, beans are very unpretentious, and it will not be difficult to grow them on your site. This inconspicuous “shy” contains a high amount of vegetable protein and potassium, necessary for the good functioning of the heart and other vital organs, fiber – for the best functioning of the entire gastrointestinal tract. It is also extremely low in calories and high in antioxidants. The amount of protein in beans exceeds that of lamb, chicken and cottage cheese, and is on an equal footing in protein with granular caviar and cheese products. Good news for vegetarians and fasting people!
Cottage cheese – This is calcium and phosphorus, necessary for the formation of bone tissue, healthy teeth, nails, heart, brain and blood vessels, as well as an easily digestible protein that can replace the proteins of meat and fish. The best cottage cheese is, of course, homemade or bought on the market from a trusted seller. But if this is not possible, choose a product in the store with the name “Curd”, and not the “Curd product” that has appeared on the shelves in abundance, you are unlikely to benefit from it, which we are telling you about.
Olive oilis perhaps the most popular among vegetable oils, as it contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which are very beneficial for the heart and fight cholesterol plaques. It can be added to salads, soups, cereals, many main courses, and even taken on an empty stomach. It protects the heart and normalizes blood pressure, helps to strengthen bones, thanks to the vitamins A, D, E and K contained in it, which reduces the risk of joint diseases. Olive oil is especially useful for children, as it stimulates the growth of bone tissue. Olive oil is indicated for people suffering from diseases of the digestive tract, liver diseases and diseases of the gallbladder. The oleic acids in olive oil help to strengthen memory and have a beneficial effect on thought processes.
Just imagine – 30 grams of fish products per day or three “fish” meals a week reduces the likelihood of developing a heart attack by 50%! In terms of its nutritional and culinary qualities, fish is in no way inferior to meat, since it contains proteins, fats, extractives and minerals, and even surpasses the latter in the ease of assimilation of proteins. Among all types of fish, sea fish from cold seas is considered especially useful, for example, salmon, which holds the record for the content of Omega-3 fats, which lower cholesterol levels, prevent certain types of cancer and vascular thrombosis, as well as Omega-6 and iron. In addition, it can reduce the risk of various heart diseases, overcome depression, prevent memory loss and improve hair condition. Make it a rule to replace meat with fish more often, and soon you will see for yourself how much the condition of the whole organism will improve.
If you have honey, you can simply forget about sugar. This natural product, extremely useful and necessary in the diet, increases the body’s resistance to many infections, strengthens the immune system and is the best source of energy. Honey contains many vitamins, enzymes, trace elements, organic acids and proteins. It is recommended to be taken in the treatment of diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, and just for general strengthening of the body. Add honey to tea, cereals, drink boiled water with honey before bedtime, this will help you fall asleep faster and restore strength.
The commoners of Ancient Babylon were strictly forbidden to eat nuts, it was believed that these fruits strengthen the mind, and the rabble did not need it. Today, fortunately, everyone can afford a handful of any nuts to choose from. Among all the variety, preference is still given walnuts, because it is a real storehouse of vitamin C. An adult needs only five kernels of walnuts to get the daily intake of vitamin C. However, they must be eaten slowly, chewing thoroughly, otherwise they will not be absorbed by the body. Walnut normalizes the acidity level of gastric juice, normalizes bowel function. For people suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, joint diseases, mastopathy and fibroids, walnuts are simply vital. To all its other positive qualities, one more important thing can be added – it has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, eliminating a lot of nervous tension, thanks to which walnuts are advised to be used to stimulate brain activity, with headaches, memory and attention disorders, sleep disorders and stress.
There are more and more admirers of green tea every day. And it is not surprising, because this drink is very useful. Try to buy green tea in bulk, without additives, and not in bags, in order to drink a truly valuable and healthy drink. Only real green tea contains antioxidants and is especially rich in vitamin C (2 cups of green tea equals 7 oranges). This amazing drink dulls hunger and improves bowel function, reduces the risk of strokes, strengthens blood vessels, improves the immune system, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, and has a detrimental effect on various viruses and microbes. And finally, it increases the overall tone of the body and slows down the aging process. Add apple juice to green tea for an interesting flavor. Pay attention to the fact that green tea is recommended for those who work a lot at the computer, since it is believed that it protects our body from harmful radiation.
In fact, there are a lot of healthy products, because everything that nature gives us is beneficial and creative: some help us maintain our sanity, others – the youth of our body. If you correctly combine all of the listed components in your daily diet, you will get the maximum benefit from them. Eat the most, the most useful food!
I wish you health and longevity!