Food Encyclopedia

Here you can find a short summary of all the superfoods I am mentioning in my blog posts. I will add more and more superfoods, if you are interested in a specific one, just let me know in the comments.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Almonds

  • Improve the body’s insulin sensitivity and prevent diabetes
  • Lead to healthy cholesterol levels
  • Increase bone density
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Maintain the intestinal flora
  • Having 60g of almonds daily are sufficient
  • Recipes: Almond Cookies, Almond Milk

Apples

  • Clean our liver and maintain the intestinal environment. The secondary plant agents in the apple, the polyphenols, act as a kind of protective elixir for the liver. Studies have shown that the polyphenols in apples protect liver cells from damage even under heavy stress, for example when taking strong painkillers.
  • Relieve the liver by caring for the intestines. After eating an apple, the number of short-chain fatty acids in the intestine increases immediately. This is a sign that the good intestinal bacteria utilize the apple’s dietary fibers and are thus nourished. The end product is the fatty acids. These are used by the cells of the intestinal mucosa as a source of energy. The apple thus nourishes, regenerates and supplies the intestine with energy.
  • Recipes: Apfelmus


C
Cashew Nuts

  • Have a high proportion of vegetable protein and especially Tryptophan, which not only brightens up your mood because it raises our serotonin levels but also reduces weight.

Chestnuts

  • Chestnuts are having a warming effect on our body
  • They are strengthening our nerves, as chestnuts are having a very high amount of potassium (707 mg per 100g). The level of potassium in our body has a direct effect on our psyche. People with very low potassium level tend to feel depressed or burned out, while people with high potassium level feeling more vital


G
Ginger

  • Has anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects
  • Contains gingerol and shogaol, which is heating up your body from the inside and stimulates your blood circulation. This means that it is becoming more difficult for bacterias to stay in your body
  • Recipes: Energy drink

P
Parsley

  • Perfect iron source
  • Parsley is full of chlorophyll, which cleanses our blood and detoxifies our body
  • You can find the whole range of vitamins in parsley: Vitamin A, the vitamins B1 to B6, vitamin C, beta-carotene, folic acid, and vitamin K
  • It supplies calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, and potassium
  • Recipes: Green Smoothie


Q
Quinoa

  • Gluten-free
  • Contains the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan helps in the production of the happiness hormone serotonin and thus ensures a good mood.
  • Wonderful vegetable protein source
  • Protects the red blood cells from free radicals
  • Helps against migraine thanks to its high manganese content


R
Raw Cocoa

  • Provides large amounts of magnesium that relaxes the muscles and restores a healthy heart.
  • Its natural plant active agents flavanols have a strong antioxidant effect and thus have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
  • Recipes: Chocolate Cake, Peanut Protein Balls


S
Sesame

  • Sesame has a perfect amino acid profile for us. This means that we get all our protein requirements in a very healthy way
  • It also contains six times more calcium than cow’s milk and has an optimal calcium-magnesium ratio, which the body needs to absorb both substances well.
  • High level of tryptophan


T
Turmeric

  • It has an antibacterial and antiseptic effect and thus has a preventive or curative effect against colds
  • Has a strong antioxidant effect, i. e. it protects the cells from being destroyed by free radicals
  • It supports digestion and helps with hangover
  • Recipes: Energy drink, Golden Smoothie

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