Few people, who wouldn’t love sunflower seeds, many use them systematically throughout life. In Russia the seeds came after the discovery of America by Columbus. Initially sunflower seeds was considered a decorative plant and was grown for decorative purposes, and later began to cultivate.
Use sunflower seed are obvious. In the composition of sunflower seeds contains essential nutrients for humans as calcium and potassium, vitamin A, C, D, E, b, plant protein, iron, magnesium, unsaturated fats group.
The content of vitamin D sunflower seeds overtake oily fish.
Large amounts of vitamin E in the sunflower seeds improves the cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, contribute to the normalization of metabolism in the body.
Still not yet fully understood the benefits and harms of sunflower seeds, but it’s obvious that the benefits far prevail. Regular consumption of sunflower seeds in the food prevents the formation of blood clots in the blood, contributes to increased wound care, significantly reduces the risk of heart disease.
Benefit from sunflower seed is large in fiber content. Fiber normalizes digestive processes in the body and lowers cholesterol. Continue reading
Cranberries have long been valued in Russia, it is often referred to as the “Northern lemon”. This berry contains a whole bunch of useful substances: vitamins. trace elements, quinic acid, lots of citric acid. In cardiovascular disease cranberry has the property to regulate blood clotting. For this cranberry eat 50-100 g in the intervals between meals (without sugar or honey).
Cranberry stimulates the pancreas, has a General tonic effect on the body, increasing mental and physical activity. Cranberry is a good diuretic, the berries recommended for diseases of kidneys and urinary tract.
Finnish doctors as a result of research have found that cranberry juice is an excellent remedy in the prevention and treatment of urological infections. According to them, regular intake of 50-100 ml of cranberry juice a day prevents the aggravation of urinary tract infections in women.
It turns out that cranberry is a natural antibiotic, and it can prevent many infections. Doctors advise to alternate cranberry juice and mineral water Essentuki-17. He explained to me that the alternation of acidic and alkaline is very good for the body and practically sterilizes the urinary tract. You need to drink, alternating every other day, day – mineral water (about 1 liter) and another day in cranberry juice , and stewed cranberries. Continue reading
On the benefit of herbs known to many. However, the rules of collection, drying and storage known only to the elite. We will try together to understand all the intricacies of this process.
Independently harvested herbs, fruits, bark can easily turn into useless hay, which is no good. To avoid this, and healing potions prepared with medicinal herbs gathered with his own hands, brought maximum benefits to the body, it is important to observe the basic rules of collection, drying and storage.
The kidneys need to collect at a time when they are just about ready to bloom. Leaves when the plant produced buds or blooms. Harvesting leaf crops that do not shed leaves in the winter, and can be produced when fruits ripen.
Gather herbs in dry weather
“Hunting” for the fruits and seeds of medicinal plants is worth to be in the middle of summer and in autumn, when they vyspali. The exceptions are fruits and seeds that fall off quickly: they need to harvest earlier. Continue reading