Why bitter foods are good and how to enjoy them
Bitter foods - doesn't sound too appetizing, right? But you may be surprised to find out how useful they are. And that your body really craves a bitter taste -…

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Fish in the children's diet
Fish and seafood are an important component of the diet of my sons. Why and what kind of fish is useful, I tell below. First of all, not all fish…

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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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7 healthy grapefruit benefits you should be aware of

The benefits of grapefruit for the human body
Grapefruits have long been known for their beneficial properties in losing weight, and therefore are most often associated with diets that help to lose weight. There are many ways to include them in a healthy diet, for example, half a grapefruit with boiled egg for breakfast or a grapefruit diet (a serving of this fruit with each meal speeds up metabolism and weight loss). And if earlier talk about the benefits of grapefruit was often perceived as another myth, today its many of its properties are scientifically proven.

The benefits of grapefruit for men and for women are several. In men, the rate of elimination of itraconazole was similar to that taken with grapefruit juice or water. However, in women, grapefruit juice caused a sharp decrease in the rate of excretion from their blood serum. Doctors warn that people should avoid grapefruit juice altogether when taking calcium channel blockers, which can reach levels of 100-150% higher than usual, which leads to a rapid decrease in blood pressure. Continue reading

How to choose and cook Chinese leafy vegetables

For two years now I have been living in Singapore, and although the life of expats here is quite isolated, you can learn a lot about the local traditions, culture and cuisine if you wish. As you can imagine, it is the food that I study with particular zeal, and today I decided to talk about such a category of plants as green leafy vegetables.

Chinese leafy vegetables are not only very rich in nutrients, but also able to diversify your diet and taste experience. Some of them can be found in most supermarkets and cooked by yourself, others are easier to order in Asian restaurants. These simple rules will help you choose and cook Chinese leafy vegetables:

Buy only fresh greens of bright color without yellow and limp leaves and dark spots.
Cut off the ends of the stems and cut off the damaged or yellowed leaves.
Wash, wash and wash again! So you remove the remaining fertilizer. Continue reading

Why do we need beets and what to cook from it

Beetroot for us – so familiar, so “own”. In fact, several millennia before us, its healing properties and taste (especially beet tops!) Were the first to be appreciated by the Persians and the ancient Romans. Beet “sailed” to the Principality of Kiev from Byzantium in about the X-XI centuries, and then spread to the north, in the lands of Vladimir, Suzdal, Novgorod. For four centuries, by the XIV century, it gained popularity among our ancestors: numerous records speak about this, for example, in shop books and receipts and consumables of monasteries. What did you do with beets? It was baked in an oven and served for tea. They ate, sliced ​​in circles with ginger, before dinner, and the tops were added to soups. And, of course, cooked borscht, references to which date back to the 16th century. And already in the 20th century, beets became space food: in 1975, during the Apollo Soyuz test project, Soviet cosmonauts treated American astronauts in orbit with beetroot soup made of tubes.

For me, beets are truly “cosmic” food due to its amazing beneficial properties!

I love beets since childhood, especially as part of the borscht that my grandmother cooked, and vinaigrette – the only Soviet salad that I could eat, since everyone else was generously seasoned with my hateful mayonnaise. Both recipes (borsch and vinaigrette) are in the Live up! recipes. Continue reading

How and why cook cabbage?
I won’t tire of writing about the benefits of cabbage: it is really worth it. As a storehouse of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances, it is rightfully a superfood, and one…

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Healthy food. Daily menu
One of the main needs of the body is nutrition. Currently, there are many prejudices regarding food. One attribute the harmful effects on the body, the other - healing properties.…

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Methods for making homemade liquor
Recipes for the preparation of liqueurs were known in ancient Russia. They do not include yeast, but very strong vodka is used. Homemade liquor can be prepared from almost any…

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What foods really improve intestinal microflora?
Microbiome - a community of diverse bacteria that live in our intestines - has long been a hot issue of a healthy lifestyle. I am very interested in this topic…

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