Functional Italian drinks

The conceptual approach of Foodness is based on the idea that food is the best medicine. That's why we've selected the world's most popular drinks to boost your immune system, increase your resistance to stress and make you invincible. Turmeric, lemongrass, ginseng, ginger – many of these have been used by the Maya, the Vikings and also in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Now all the benefits of these plants are contained in your morning coffee and tea.

Natural medicine with a thousand years of history

Super fuel for super people

Cocoa beans

Cocoa has fascinated the world for thousands of years. In modern cuisine, it is mostly presented in the form of chocolate.

The health benefits of cocoa include reduced inflammation, improved heart and brain health, reduced blood sugar and weight control, and healthy teeth and skin.

Cocoa beans are nutritious and easy to add to your diet. However, be sure to use non-alkaline cocoa powder or dark chocolate containing over 70% cocoa if you want to get the most health benefits.

Remember that chocolate still contains a significant amount of sugar and fat, so if you're going to consume it, stick to reasonable portion sizes and pair it with a healthy, balanced diet.

Peruvian ginseng (Maca)

Although research on maca's potential health effects is limited, some evidence suggests that taking maca supplements may help improve certain aspects of sexual health and fertility, as well as reduce menopausal symptoms and improve mood in some people.

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola is a powerful adaptogen that has been used in folk medicine in Russia and the Scandinavian countries for centuries.

Research has shown that Rhodiola can help increase the body's response to physical stressors such as exercise and psychological stressors such as fatigue and depression.

Other studies, many of which have been conducted in laboratory settings, have shown that Rhodiola may help protect against certain diseases such as cancer, depression, and diabetes.

Overall, Rhodiola has many health benefits and is considered safe with a low risk of side effects when taken at recommended doses.

Turmeric

Turmeric – and especially its most active compound, curcumin  – has many scientifically proven benefits for the body. Among them are the ability to improve heart health, prevent Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant adaptogen and may help with symptoms of depression and arthritis.

Ganoderma (reishi)

Reishi mushroom is a popular mushroom used in oriental medicine.

Known for its ability to strengthen the immune system by affecting white blood cells, especially in sick people.

May be effective in reducing fatigue or depression in some cases.

Matcha

Matcha is made from the same tea bush as green tea itself. But because matcha is made from the whole leaf, it is exceptionally high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds.

Research has identified many health benefits associated with matcha and its ingredients. From accelerating weight loss to reducing the risk of heart disease.

Ginger

Ginger is rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds that provide tremendous benefits to your body and brain.

Some of the reported health benefits of ginger include:

Contains 6-gingerol, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness. May help with weight loss by promoting internal thermogenesis and boosting metabolism. May help with osteoarthritis. May drastically lower blood sugar levels and improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease. May help treat chronic indigestion. Can significantly reduce menstrual pain. May help lower cholesterol levels.

And much more. Ginger is one of the few superfoods (superfoods) truly worthy of the term.

Seaweed

Algae is a type of cyanobacteria, often referred to as blue-green algae, that are incredibly beneficial.

May improve blood lipid levels, inhibit oxidation, lower blood pressure, and balance blood sugar levels.

Algae is truly one of the few superfoods worthy of its name.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda, a traditional form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing.

People have used ashwagandha for thousands of years to relieve stress, increase energy levels, and improve concentration.

The results of the study show that ashwagandha may help reduce anxiety and stress, promote restful sleep, and even improve cognitive function in some populations.

Ashwagandha is considered relatively safe for most people.

Ginseng (panax)

Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

Especially known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Ginseng can also regulate blood sugar levels.

What's more, ginseng can boost the immune system, improve brain function, combat fatigue, and improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Whether you're looking to improve your overall health or simply boost your health, ginseng is definitely worth a try.

Schisandra Chinensis

Schisandra has a long history of medicinal use in Asia and Russia. In traditional medicine, it is known as one of the most powerful adaptogens on the planet. As a result, eating schisandra helps to increase overall immunity to non-specific diseases.

It may be effective against many diseases, including hepatitis and Alzheimer's. There have been several studies that have shown it to be helpful for depression.