If the predictions come true scientists, doctors will be patients for several decades, instead of medication, prescribe recipes for broccoli, garlic, fish, olive oil and many other foods because it is proven that phytochemicals, active compounds from food, prevent many diseases. This will, it is estimated, will be vital for healthy and sick persons, especially for pregnant women and children in developing countries.
It has a large biological and dietetic value because it contains high-quality protein, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, so it is valuable for the nutrition of pregnant women.
Fish is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, of which the most important omega-3 fatty acids, because they reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, hormone balance and strengthen mental functions.
Rarely what people can bring as much satisfaction as much chocolate bars. It contains theobromine, a mild stimulant similar in structure to caffeine, which, unlike caffeine, it does not cause insomnia. Chocolate is rich in phenylethylamine, a substance that releases endorphins, the hormone of happiness that makes you feel comfortable.
It contains the most vitamin C, but only if you eat fresh. Thermal processing and freezing the amount of beneficial ingredients to decline, but it still can not be considered negligible.
Paprika, especially red, is rich in pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2), potassium, sodium, calcium and iron, and a number of other beneficial ingredients. Not calorific, but you will not gain weight from it, and as it contains a lot of water, good will come to you on hot summer days.
Tomato has a pleasant taste, and in addition a large percentage of water contains significant amounts of antioxidants: lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamin C, caffeic, chlorogenic and ferulic acid, zeaxanthin. Cooking increases the antioxidant activity of lycopene.
According to traditional medicine, evidence of the healing properties of olive dating back to 4000 years BC when used in Greece, Egypt, Asia Minor and the Old Rome. As holy oil appreciated by all peoples of the Mediterranean, and by Hippocrates called liquid gold.
Lecithin from olive oil stimulates the metabolism of fat and sugar, a specific fatty acid composition has positive effects on health of bones and joints. Due to its beneficial effects on the heart and blood vessels, the Mediterranean diet, the basis of which olive oil is a recipe for longevity and good health.