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Five Superfoods which everyone should know

Relatively recently in this regard in Russia spoke about the so-called Superfoods (superfood). This is a group of natural products, combining the fruits of the plants, karenia, sprouts, seaweeds and seeds. It is believed that the prefix “super” they are indebted for their nutrients, the concentration of which they are much more than in all other products.

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Marketers left and right tell us that with regular use in combination with the General principles of good nutrition, Superfoods erase the traces of improper lifestyle, unbalanced diets and even the negative impact of bad environment. However, to date, there is no global medical research proving the therapeutic effects of such food.

But it is known that almost all products from the group of Superfoods used for thousands of years. Say at once that they never replaced the normal nutrition, Superfoods always went in addition to it.

But, as usual, in the pursuit of fashion people often forget to understand what actually are these natural food additives.

Varieties of Superfoods there are many. In Russia very popular so far acquired five products. We will understand in order that they represent.

In recent years interest towards small coral-red fruits of a Bush of Goji is marketed as a “cure-all”, having allegedly unique concentration of microelements and antioxidants. Continue reading

Is it possible in Belarus earn on medicinal herbs?

The farmer Valery Snigir for more than ten years of experience troublesome thing — the cultivation of medicinal herbs. It Novogrudok economy “Arnica Montana” is known to many people:

— Of course, I get satisfaction from work, but sometimes I wish I’d got in touch with herbs. For example, wheat or corn are always in demand in the market and does not need special care. And the grass requires more weeding. It is necessary to wash, to dry, to bring to the desired condition, to grind. And all handles. Try to mechanize all the process, purchased a mower, a shredder, but modern equipment is worth a lot of money (200 thousand euros). And, you can grow Valerian root, to harvest, but to interfere with the technology, and is raw no one will.

The farmer grows 200 acres of more than 20 species of medicinal and aromatic herbs (lemon balm, mint, sage, Catnip, hyssop, coriander and others), has a return of about 15-20 percent. Said that can live. Its products are bought by our company. The interest of the poles and the Russians. But they are asking for amounts to 20-30 tons, to recoup transportation costs. And at such volumes to go easy. Not everything depends on the willingness and diligence of the farmer.

Of the 22 farms that virascivanie herbs, 14 are farmer. And largely depends on how successfully the government will develop this industry. However, it remains the largest producer (about 50 percent of the total) is CSEA “state Farm “Big Mozheikovo”. Continue reading

Aloe (century plant) – the benefits and harms of aloe juice

What is aloe Vera?

In scientific classification, aloe belongs to the succulent perennial plants monocots stargazing class centuriesago family. The above genus includes tree, shrub and grass installation in dense fleshy leaves, collected in typical outlets. The edges of the leaves can be topped with cilia, spines, or teeth, as well as classical smooth structure.

At the moment the world has about five hundred different species of aloe, in Russia, mainly distributed real aloe classic, “tiger” analog and a tree (called the “century plant”). Initially, aloe Vera spread throughout the world from the African continent and the Arabian Peninsula, some species have existed in the Canary Islands.

In the composition of plants includes quite a large number of substances is a powerful natural antioxidant, allantoin, beta carotene and vitamin complexes, and polysaccharides, glycosides, enzymes, fitontsidy, sterols and other substances that have a biologically active nature.

Use aloe

Aloe is one of the first plants in the world, which began to be used for medicinal purposes. According to some, the first medical written sources, Dating back to a thousand BC, contain recipes for concoctions and compresses the above plant.

At the moment, traditional medicine knows hundreds of ways to use aloe Vera pulp and juice, though both as external and internal funds.

The plant has a pronounced healing properties, helps to tighten wounds and cuts. In addition, aloe Vera pulp is used for the normalization of the gastrointestinal system and in the treatment of duodenal ulcers and as a restorative means after the ulcer. Continue reading

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