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 give below.
In general, salads based on fresh vegetables and herbs are an integral part of a healthy diet, especially in summer, when it is hot outside and the body is quickly dehydrated. I really love these dishes for their variety. There are practically no limits for imagination. Take the leaves as a basis and add whatever you want: beans, cereals, seafood, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Create, change ingredients, find interesting options, add variety. Try to eat at least 4-5 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits per day. The body will thank you for this.
And if you want a new taste, I suggest adding salad chicory more often. And not only in salads. Because the beneficial properties of endive are truly impressive. And that’s why. Continue reading
In the modern world, it can be very difficult to focus on something. Constant smartphone signals and notifications on social networks can make distracted even the most motivated of us. Stress and aging contribute to this.
The diet can significantly affect our ability to concentrate, because some foods provide the brain with nutrients that help us concentrate, while at the same time strengthening our health. Here is a list of some of them:
A 2015 study by scientists at the University of California’s David Geffen School of Medicine found a positive association between walnut consumption and increased cognitive function in adults, including concentration. According to data published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, only a handful of walnuts per day (but not more, since they are high in calories) will benefit a person at any age. After all, they lead among other nuts in the number of antioxidants that help improve brain function. They also contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain health. Continue reading
What do you think is the use of olive oil for the human body? Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet. A true Mediterranean diet that is healthy. But a bottle with the Extra Virgin label on your table may conceal rancid and poor-quality oil. How to choose real olive oil and is it so important that it is cold pressed? First, let’s figure out why to buy it at all. Do not be afraid that olive oil is fat. The fact is that olive oil is basically monounsaturated fat, which is necessary for our health.
Let’s look together what are the beneficial properties of olive from oil for the human body. A number of studies have proven the ability of olive oil to resist certain types of cancer, prevent the development of diabetes, lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, improve skin condition and slow down the aging process. But first of all, we value olive oil for the fact that it significantly reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks, protecting our cardiovascular system from atherosclerosis and “bad” cholesterol. It’s all about the high content of oleic acid, polyphenols and the natural antioxidant vitamin E. Continue reading
Do you know that herbs and spices not only enrich the taste of dishes, but also help the body fight inflammation in a natural way? However, they are so easy to include in your daily diet. Here are some delicious and healthy condiments.
This bright yellow spice, traditional for Indian cuisine, has long been used to fight infections, wounds, colds and liver diseases. This is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory drugs on the planet, able to withstand even cancer.
Add a pinch of turmeric to vegetable dishes and soups along with freshly ground pepper: the body contains the antioxidant curcumin in the presence of capsaicin, which is rich in pepper. Or make turmeric tea like this.
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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