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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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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Can a child be a vegetarian?
As part of preparing material about vegetarian children, the editors of the Live portal invited me to answer several questions that often confused parents. Here is what I said. Live:…

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Healthy eating in everyday life

Even in ancient times, people realized that beauty is not a purely external manifestation, but something that comes from within. Neither a ton of makeup, nor an expensive outfit will make a person more beautiful than he is. Another undoubted condition of beauty is, of course, health. A healthy woman will attract attention with her happy look. Health, in turn, depends heavily on what a person consumes. Therefore, it is worth talking about nutrition.
The basic rules of eating
At the table you must adhere to special rules. Their observance will allow food to be better digested and absorbed. So, there is a need:

• only when you are really hungry;
• chewing thoroughly and slowly;
• always sitting, in no case on the go;
• in small pieces;
• in a relaxed atmosphere and good mood;
• no more than four dishes at a time;
• Do not drink, and do not drink immediately after eating;
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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 and recently I found an article that may be useful to us all. I offer its translation to your attention.

Scientists are trying to figure out how a microbiome can affect our health, weight, mood, skin, and the ability to resist infection. And the shelves of supermarkets and pharmacies abound with all kinds of probiotic products containing live bacteria and yeast, which, we are assured, can improve intestinal microbiome.

To test this, the British BBC team Trust Me, I‘m A ​​Doctor, organized an experiment. It was attended by representatives of the Scottish National Health System (NHS Highland) and 30 volunteers and scientists from across the country. Dr Michael Moseley says: Continue reading

Can a child be a vegetarian?

As part of preparing material about vegetarian children, the editors of the Live portal invited me to answer several questions that often confused parents. Here is what I said.

Live: Is vegetarianism safe for the baby?

Me: To begin with, vegetarianism does not equal healthy eating. This must be understood. Indeed, for example, pasta with tomato sauce, pizza and cola, fruit juice with donuts – this is plant food, that is, formally vegetarianism, but such a diet can not be called useful. Therefore, propaganda of vegetarianism without specifying that it is based on whole plant products is not possible.

Next: vegetarianism has varying degrees, from extreme veganism to a diet that allows eggs, milk, and derivative foods like cheese. This most “relaxed” form of vegetarianism is able to supply a person with animal protein in an amount greater than what is needed for health. Continue reading

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