Nutrition Doc: Here’s what the 11 healthiest foods do

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Expert: That’s what the eleven healthiest foods do

Appen nutritionist Matthias Riedl is known to many as an NDR nutrition doc. He recommends eleven foods in particular.

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Matthias Riedl from Appen knows the healing powers of vegetables, fish and spices. These are the favorites of nutritionists.

append. Matthew Riedl: “What we eat has a much bigger impact on ours Be blessedthan we think. The nutritionist doctor is known for his appearances on television and for the publication of books and magazines raceshow they affect our body.

These are the eleven healthiest foods

1. Broccoli

Sulforaphane, a secondary plant substance, prevents cancers of the bladder, breast, prostate and colon. The association with probiotics for food, for example in the form of yoghurt, reinforces the preventive power of cancer. If the broccoli is lightly steamed, most of the nutrients are retained. To take advantage of its richness in vitamin C, it is best to consume it raw.

2. Blueberries

Blueberries contain the secondary plant substances polyphenols and anthocyanins. They have an antioxidant effect and inhibit inflammatory processes. Since they only contain a very small amount of fructose, they have only a minimal effect on blood sugar. They are therefore also suitable for diabetics. The berries promote digestion and protect against flatulence and constipation. They act against erectile dysfunction, help against gingivitis, diarrhea and high blood pressure. Best consumed fresh, for example in muesli, yoghurt or as a component of fruit salad.

3. Flax seeds

Flaxseeds contain the active ingredient lignans. They belong to hormone-active phytoestrogens and relieve symptoms of hormonal disorders such as menstrual cramps or hot flashes during menopause. Its high omega-3 content can reduce harmful LDL cholesterol in the body, aids digestion, reduces irritable stomach and bowel problems, is effective against hemorrhoids, thwarts colon cancer, and is anti- inflammatory, especially for rheumatism. Flax seeds even slow down the aging process. They must be crushed, ground or soaked.

4. Turmeric

The active ingredient curcumin relieves gastrointestinal disorders, has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect on joint diseases (rheumatism). The root promotes the flow of bile, stimulates the digestion of fats, supports the liver in detoxification. The best way to take turmeric is with oil or fat.

5. Beetroot

Beetroot improves lung function, especially in chronic lung disease, lowers blood pressure through nitric oxide, reduces the risk of hardening of the arteries. Suitable as legal sports dopants, their nitrates reduce muscle soreness and increase muscle performance. The anti-cancer effects have been proven. Due to iron and folic acid, the vegetable is effective against anemia. Can be consumed as beet juice or cooked. Also delicious as a baking dish

6. Peppers

The capsaicin in the pods boosts metabolism, strengthens the immune system, relieves muscle pain, kills pathogens, stimulates fat burning, and helps relieve headaches and toothaches. It brightens the mood, has an antidepressant effect. Chilies should always be used in moderation and the seeds and membranes should be removed. Fatty foods such as yogurt, milk or cheese help counter the “fire alarms” in the mouth.

7. Herring

Omega-3 fatty acids contained in herring accelerate blood circulation, relieve inflammation of rheumatic joints, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and high cholesterol. The vitamin D content promotes the storage of calcium in the bones. The iodine and selenium contained in fish are good for the thyroid. It is recommended once a week. When buying, pay attention to the MSC certification.

8. Spinach

Spinach contains lutein, which improves vision and prevents age-related blindness due to macular degeneration. Lutein is important for baby’s growth and helps fight heartburn. Frozen spinach is often more nutritious than fresh produce. It is best to eat them raw. Warning: if you suffer from gout, it is better to remove spinach from your diet.

9. Pumpkin

The beta-carotene contained in pumpkin has an antioxidant effect, relieves prostate problems and irritable bowel syndrome. It has an inhibiting effect on swelling and inflammation. It is better to warm it up and prepare it with fat. Pumpkin seed oil is also healthy, although it should not be heated. And stay away from ornamental gourds. They are poisonous!

10. Sauerkraut

The lactic acid bacteria in sauerkraut strengthen the intestinal barrier function and improve the intestinal flora. It is therefore effective against all diseases associated with a disturbance of the intestinal flora, such as MS, diabetes, rheumatism and intestinal inflammation. Pathogens are kept away. Cumin helps to tolerate the weed better.

11. Dandelion

Bitter substances such as taraxacin regulate digestion, relieve flatulence, promote the flow of bile and pancreas, improve lipid metabolism and skin hydration and help with diabetes. Dandelion promotes the feeling of satiety and thus acts against obesity. It is best not to eat in the evening because of the draining effect.

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Updated: Sat, 15/01/2022, 08:00

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