The benefits of endive
Endive is a healthy vegetable that looks very much like a salad, with the exception of its characteristic “curliness” and narrow leaves. The recipe from salad chicory I will definitely…

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Bread - a national treasure
Each culture and nationality of the world has its own recipe for making bread, because different ingredients are used for its preparation. In the friendly company of bread known to…

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Nutrition Basics
What does a person need for a happy, carefree, vibrant and long life? Of course, health. In Europe, retired people are only growing, now they have free time to travel,…

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catechins and vanilloids

From every little thing – a hungry pie

The etymology of the word “pie” is ambiguous. Some scientists believe that it came from the Old Slavonic “feast”. According to others, the word was formed from the old Russian “wheatgrass”, “wheatgrass”, which means “spelled” – one of the varieties of wheat. Some believe that it is a derivative of “prati” – “beat”, “pound”. There are a few more assumptions. Common to all these hypotheses is that all the alleged “parents” in one way or another relate either to the product from which this dish is prepared, or to the method of its preparation, or is dedicated to celebrations.

According to the “Big Explanatory Dictionary” D.N. Ushakova pie – “food – bread cookies, pre. from pastry with some filling. ” There is an opinion that in Russia this dish appeared on the tables of our ancestors only on holidays. So you can think of if you associate its name with the word “feast”. But if you take the word “pyro” or “prati” as the basis, then the pie turns into just a dish that is made from wheat and during cooking you need to grind a lot of things. This is a kind of pizza counterpart. Although not so simple. Continue reading

Added sugar: where is it hidden and how much is safe for health

We often hear that sugar is good for the brain, that it’s hard to live without sugar, and so on. Most often I come across such statements from representatives of the older generation – grandmothers who seek to feed my child or their grandchildren with candy, sincerely believing that this will benefit them.

Glucose (or sugar) in the blood is the fuel on which the body works. In the broad sense of the word, sugar is, of course, life.

But sugar is different. For example, there is sugar naturally found in the plants we eat. And there is sugar that is added to almost all processed foods. The body does not need carbohydrates from added sugar. Glucose is produced from any carbohydrates that enter our mouths, not just sweets. And the added sugar does not represent any nutritional value or benefit to humans. Continue reading

Why eat spinach and how to cook it

The benefits of spinach for the human body
Spinach – a unique plant, if not paradoxical. How can these leaves with their 23 kilocalories per 100 grams. be so nutritious and healthy? You probably remember the cartoon about the sailor Popeye, who became incredibly strong by eating a can of spinach? So, about spinach – it’s almost true. Of course, he will not bring superpowers to us, but he will certainly strengthen strength and health.

The beneficial properties of spinach for the human body are truly impressive. First of all, spinach is extremely rich in vitamins, especially vitamins and beta-carotene. It also contains a substantial dose of vitaminann – a powerful antioxidant that improves skin and hair condition and inhibits the development of atherosclerosis. Strengthens blood vessels and folic acid (vitamin B9), and spinach contains a decent dose of this vitamin. Continue reading

The most unexpected sources of fiber
Fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet. Its benefits for our body are enormous - from the formation of intestinal microflora to lower cholesterol and prevent strokes. But…

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Lent: nutritional rules
Even a person who is far from the belief that in modern society has long ceased to be a rarity, this concept has somehow, but been familiar, somehow, yes, but…

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Food Parachute: This trick will reduce the health effects of junk food
My Stanford teacher, Dr. Clyde Wilson, described a simple trick: it will come in handy for many who are unable to refuse junk food, but at least think a little…

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Chia seeds: with what and why eat them?
Chia seeds are rapidly spreading and gaining popularity among adherents of a healthy diet. But many, standing in front of a supermarket shelf with this rather rare product, will think…

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