In this video Domenika from flexifasten.com explains what ingredients you need for your basic breakfast and how a active cereal with buckwheat seedlings is prepared. Start your day basically!
This video is part of the series - "1x1 of Basen fasting" - the perfect way to start a healthy diet change.
Basen fasting (base-forming nutrition) for 2 persons
70 g (100 g) of buckwheat - germinated - about 2-3 days
150 g (250 g) of fresh fruit
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of linseeds, freshly ground or mixed
Buckwheat is also known as pseudo grain. It belongs to the family of knotweed and is therefore no grain. There are around 16 different types of buckwheat. It have been cultivated in Central- and East Asia for more than 4,000 years. In particular, buckwheat is produced in Russia, China, Ukraine, France and Poland. Unlike ordinary grain, buckwheat is gluten-free. Gluten is a protein, which can be found in types of grain such as rye, wheat and barley. Gluten is indigestible and can lead to temporary memory gaps. If you are intolerant to gluten, it could lead to small intestine diseases as well as join pains. On the other hand, whereas buckwheat is a remedy for diabetes. Moreover, it helps to reduce high blood pressure as well as the cholesterol level. Furthermore, it contains all kinds of essential amino acids. Buckwheat contains easily digested proteins, as well as vital and mineral substances. Buckwheat is basic. In order to flocculate buckwheat for dishes like muesli, you just have to put it into a flour mill for a few seconds.
Lemon comes originally from in the Punjab area of Pakistan and India. It is probably a hybrid of citron, Indian lime and an unknown type. The Arabs brought them from Central Asia to the greater area of the Mediterranean. Around 1150 lemon came to Spain and Sicily. Columbus brought it to Haiti. Lemons ripen best at subtropical climate. The largest lemon producers are India, Mexico, China, Argentina and Brazil. In Europe and Eurasia, Spain, Turkey and Italy are the leading producers. Main suppliers for Germany are Spain, Italy and Argentina. South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay and Greece are important suppliers as well. Lemons are more sensitive to cold than oranges but can bloom all the year. At air humidity of 10-12 °C, lemons have a shelf life of up to a half year.
You can measure the quality of a lemon by the thickness of the peel, the juice content and the number of the kernels. While small and heavy lemons have a large amount of juice content, big light lemons have rather a small amount. A thin peel as well as a small quantity of kernels are characteristics for a good quality. The thinner the peel, the more juice. Lemon juice is not only used for baking, moreover, it is a great household remedy. For example, a mixture of warm water, lemon juice and honey is an old household remedy for a cold. It is proved that this mixture strengthens the immune system which speeds up the process of getting well. Furthermore, the combination of citric acid and vitamin C has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. However, this is only effective if the lemon juice is added at the end. Otherwise, the heath sensitive vitamin C could be destroyed. Vitamin C strengthens the connective tissue and protects the blood vessels. Another effective mix is a mixture of juice of a half lemon and lukewarm water. This drink is digestive and prevents blockages. Lemon juice helps losing weight and has a detoxifying effect. However, it is often used for skin lesions, insect bites or gum bleeding as well. Furthermore, lemon juice is basically metabolized. Beside its high amount of vitamin C with 50 mg per 100 g, the lemon contains fibres, potassium and magnesium.
Lemon juice is great for refining desserts, drinks as well as meat or fish dishes. However, lemon juice is used in other ways as well, e. g. for cleaning the bathroom, clearance fat reissuances or in order to brighten hair. Very popular is rubbed lemon peel, which is mostly used for baked goods and sweets. The oil of the peel is particularly used for fragrances or in cosmetic industry.
Besides linseeds, fray and oil is mainly made of flax. This plant is used since the Stone Age and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. Linseeds and linseed oil have already been used in ancient Greek as remedy for many complaints. The ancient Egyptians used flax fibres to produce sheets in order to wrap their decedents. Line was the most important fibre until cotton and synthetics fibres replaced it in the 18th century. They are originally from the Mediterranean area and the Near East. It came to Central Europe 5,000 years ago. Today, it is cultivated all over the world. The leading producers of linseeds are Canada, China, the USA, India and Ethiopia.
There are important ingredients in linseeds or in the shells. There are many anti-inflammatory and immune boosting mucilage, which are a remedy for gastrointestinal complaints, inflammations and cough. As a rule, however, it works at the earliest after 2-3 days and only in combination with enough liquid as it could otherwise lead to blockages. Linseed consists of about 25 percent of fibres, 25 percent of protein and 30-45 percent of fat oil, which consists of more than 50 percent of polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, omega-3 fatty acids can prevent forms of cancer. Additional amounts are said to shrink consisting tumours. Moreover, there are fibres in linseeds which can, in higher quantities, also reduce the risk of cancer. Proteins and vitamins, in particular B vitamins, can also be found in linseeds. Lignans, which belong to the family of secondary plant substances, is also contained. This substance can prevent cancer as well. However, linseeds should not be taken with other drugs as the extraction could be impaired.
Linseed oil is a vegetable oil which is made of linseeds. Linseed oil is said to have a positive effect on the bone structure. The bone destiny can be lowered, which can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Blood pressure and blood glucose level are said to be lowered as well. Of course, linseed oil has the same advantages as linseeds themselves. Thus, anyone can choose whether he prefers linseeds or linseed oil.
Linseeds can be crushed or soaked. Soaked in boiled water, they are great for breakfast. In particular gastritis can be relieved. However, they can also be used for baking bread. Crushed linseeds match perfectly for muesli or porridge. Moreover, they boost digestion. However, crushed linseeds have a shelf life of maximum one week. How prefers eating gruel, should soak the linseed before. This is said to be a remedy for gastritis.