Secondary plant substances, phytamines, have different tasks in a plant. The most important effect is to protect against diseases.
Another group of polyphenols are flavonoids. They are contents of plant colours, that means as darker the plant as higher the content of flavonoids. They are in apples, pears, grapes, cherries, plums, berries, soya, onions, black and green tea.
It is the multi-talent. It contains a high concentration of vitamin C and polyphenols, best way is to drink it or eat fresh.
These are phytamines with a hormone effect. The ingredients are legums, millets, flaxseed, bran, beer, nuts etc.
Women in the menopause can use them as a substitute for hormone pills (e.g. menoflavon decreases symptoms of the menopause). The phytoestrogens resembles to the 17-beta-estradiol, the human oestrogen. It can be bounded by the oestrogen receptor. The effect is only 1:500 – 1:1000. But with an adequate amount of supply the urine and plasma level are 500 times higher than the endogenous oestrogen levels (Wikipedia, DGE).
Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin F, are essential and vital for the human nutrition. A daily intake of 250mg is needed.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids of Several Vegetable Oils
Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Fishes
Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader Slow Movement (Wikipedia). Recipes are listed under www.slowfood.com.
Hinweise zu verschiedenen Zubereitungsarten finden sie unter www.slowfood.de