Phytotherapy expert Valeriu Popa (1924-1997) reveals what foods work wonders for the body, contributing to maintaining health and slowing down aging.
1. Wheat germs
Wheat germs are very rich in precious and vitalizing substances: easily assimilated phosphate products, iron and magnesium mineral salts in very high doses, complete proteins containing all amino acids essential for life, trace elements such as copper, zinc, magnesium, numerous vitamins among which A, B1, C, E, PP and significant amounts of vitamin C.
It is a balanced food that should be consumed daily. It has increased therapeutic effects in rheumatism, gout, cancer, advanced arthritis, depressive states, digestive problems with regularization of digestion, is nervous tonic, stimulates nutrition.
The preparation method is as follows: place the wheat kernels in a plate, after they have been washed, covered with water for 24 hours. Then, they drain completely of water and spray at 6-8 hours, being careful not to keep the water above the grains to prevent mold or rot. When the wheat has sprouted and has the seeds of 1-2 mm, it can be consumed.
The administration mode is as follows:
– Adults: 3 tablespoons / day, one before each meal.
– Children and the elderly: 3 teaspoons / day, one before each meal.
The germinated wheat is chewed for a long time, until the appearance of the sweet taste produced by the partial sweetening of the starch.
For people with poor teeth, the germinated wheat is crushed in wood nut and then chewed for a long time.
For the sick, infants and young children, make a puree with a little honey added.
2. Drinking yeast
Brewer's yeast is a miracle food due to the balanced combination of rare, easily assimilable mineral substances.
It contains: 50% proteins that are easily digestible, all amino acids indispensable for life (lysine, histidine, leucine, phenylamine, cystine, etc.), gluten and peptides in very high quantity that have action in oxidation-reduction reactions, in the processes detoxifying and resistant to infections, lecithins, 14 essential mineral salts, trace elements, 17 vitamins, ergosterol, etc.
100 gr. of yeast provides:
– protein – cat 250 gr. meat and glycogen cat 65 gr. bread;
– 10 times more vitamin B1 than bread;
– 2 times more vitamin B2 than the liver;
– 15-20 times more vitamin PP than meat;
– 10 times more vitamin B6 than meat;
– 5-10 times more pantothenic acid than cereals;
– 20 times more folic acid than wheat bran.
The administration mode is as follows:
– adults and elderly: 1-2 tablespoons of yeast mixed in soup or vegetables, 3 times / day.
– children: a teaspoon of yeast mixed in soup or vegetables, 3 times / day.
It is highly recommended in anemia. It is excellent for athletes, which increases their resistance to fatigue, facilitating the elimination of toxins and metabolic waste.
Due to its high protein content and the nature of the amino acids it contains, it plays a protective role for the liver.
It is indicated in B or complex avitaminoses, neurological or neuromuscular disorders, alcoholism, hepatic steatosis, hepatitis, cirrhosis, kidney disease, intestinal disorders.
It has inhibitory action on pathogenic germs such as staphylococcus, streptococcus, colibacil.
It quickly remedies the imbalance of the intestinal flora, especially after antibiotics.
3. The parson
The modest parsley is particularly rich in precious elements. Contains one hundred grams:
– vitamin C- 150-200 mg. (Lemon contains 100 mg.)
– provitamin A 60 mg. (dill contains 7-14 mg.)
– calcium 240 mg.
– iron 19-20 mg.
It is an excellent antiseptic of the blood and intestines and prevents cancer (it has natural cytostatic action). Fluidizes blood and cleans blood vessels.
It is recommended in all diseases of the heart and circulation, rickets, tuberculosis, liver and urinary disorders, eye disorders.
It can be consumed in the form of juice or mixed in other foods. It has no quantitative contraindications.
Yogurt is easy to assimilate and is a digestive aid due to its high content of fermentation.
Yogurt lactic acid ensures the existence of a healthy intestinal flora, preventing intestinal rot. It contains many calcium salts and B vitamins in high quantities.
A glass of yogurt is a sufficient daily dose and should not be prolonged more than 15 days per month.
It is a mineral food that contains: proteins, sugars, fats, minerals, trace elements, all vitamins, hormones, pigments, etc.
It is revitalizing, removing fatigue and overwork in a few days.
It is recommended in all diseases, except for diet.
It detoxifies the body and prevents premature aging.
It is a good adjuvant in cancer therapy.
The normal daily dose is 1/2 – 1 teaspoon. It is consumed diluted in water, hot tea.