Great Lent: Five Major Misconceptions
Orthodox Monday begins Lent. Every year it is accompanied by numerous disputes about what can and cannot be eaten, how to dress, and so on. Strictly according to the charter…

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10 rules for a perfect salad
Many are sure that the salad is just the decoration of the main dish. In fact, it is itself a full-fledged dish, and not just a handful of leaves on…

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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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Porridge: from distant times to the present day

Russian culture is inextricably linked with porridge. And how many proverbs and sayings exist in which this valuable product is mentioned! “Without porridge, lunch is not at lunch” – it is impossible to imagine a real meal without it. Porridge is also a symbol of the connection between people – “Until you eat porridge from one bowl, you will not recognize a person either.”

Not a single significant rite was complete without porridge; all the most important events connected with it. They cooked this dish at a wedding (the bride and groom themselves), at birth in the family of a child and at his christening, at a funeral and commemoration. After a successful outcome of the battles, the porridge should always have stood on the table. Moreover, there were so many recipes that each self-respecting housewife came up with her own.

In those days, in order to take an employee to the service, they put in front of him a large plate of porridge – if he eats, then he is fit. Eats well – works well. This is another reason for the great love for this product in Russia – it is very nutritious. Continue reading

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 people who believe in God often do not really fully understand that It represents the Great Lent. After all, a believing person does not mean fasting, fasting: you can go to church, put candles, keep the commandments, but at the same time do not go deep into faith and do not consider obligatory the observance of such standard norms of the Christian religion as fasts. With the phrase “Great Lent”, many represent only a strict restriction in the choice of food, even more stringent than in regular posts, devoid of the prefix “Great”. Some also know that Lent is the preparation of the Christian for Easter, and, accordingly, for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So what is Lent at its core? What is it for and what is it “invented” for? And why do some foods go out of use during fasting? We’ll try to figure it out.

To begin with, in order: Lent in Church Slavonic is Four-Decade, which means a quantitative period of fasting – 40 days. Lent is not only observed by the Christian church, it is the central post of all historical churches, as well as several Protestant denominations. Continue reading

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

The most unexpected sources of fiber
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Beans: The Food of the Future
Legumes - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils - the cornerstone of any healthy diet. They have unique properties, such as anti-cancer (for more information about the benefits of beans, I talk…

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Beans: The Food of the Future
Legumes - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils - the cornerstone of any healthy diet. They have unique properties, such as anti-cancer (for more information about the benefits of beans, I talk…

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What is oxidation and How to protect your cells from it
This spring, I lived in California, and I had the opportunity to attend a very interesting two-month nutrition course at Stanford University. The program was called Food Facts and Fads…

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