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Superfoods that will refresh your body from head to toe can come out of the most unexpected things and believe it or not, you don’t need to give a wad of money to access them either! Are you ready to learn about the 5 superfoods that are so amazing that you will be very surprised even when you hear their names, which are simple in themselves but have such amazing properties?

Some of them may even be in your kitchen or garden right now! If you are ready, we begin to explain…

1 – Watercress

Among the fruits and vegetables that are shown as energy stores, the name at the top has been announced:

In the studies conducted, 47 fruits and vegetables were examined, and watercress turned out to be the nutrient with the highest bioavailability in terms of nutritional value.

Watercress is very rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as folate, calcium and iron.

Experts say that watercress will throw even the lug of benefits that cabbage has into the checkers.

By the way, watercress, which is very common in the Thrace region, is different from the decress we know. Many people say that this plant grown in water is much tastier than cress grown in the ground. It’s even worth a try just for that!

2 – Parsley

Parsley is one of the most surprising in the studies that reveal certain nutritional values in different foods.

Those who saw how high parsley, which is rich in vitamins A, C and K and is a good source of folate, potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium, is in the overall ranking, were almost amazed. Not to mention the fact that it removes edema, helps burn fat…

If you are one of those who use parsley only as a side dish, do not be late to put it in the center of your diet.

3 – Beet leaves

Beet greens have always been ignored in the world of green leafy vegetables.

But they can definitely be used as greens in salads, and they should even be used!

Beet leaves; they are full of vitamin A, contain more iron than spinach and are actually more nutritious than the beet itself!

4 – Seaweed

Seaweed is very rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and can even be a great vegan alternative to bone broth!

It is one of the rare foods that has a high iodine content and positively affects thyroid function.

There are so many varieties of seaweed that you will hardly have to give preference to it for food.

If you do not know where to start, wakame or dulse flakes are among the recommendations of experts, tell us.

But remember; make sure how it grows in water, as algae can easily absorb heavy metals and chemicals.

5 – Garlic

Garlic is suitable for many dishes and is also quite tasty.

It is also a great food for fighting diseases and infections due to its antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties.

Garlic is a popular supplement that is also used for cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Finally, a little tip for you: be sure to crush garlic before cooking or eating to activate the ‘allicin’ substance in garlic and enjoy all its benefits.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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