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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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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How can your pizza make the world a better place?
According to studies, we spend from 30 to 50% of our family budget only on food, and in half the cases we eat out. As food consumers, we are a…

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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

This year, only 11 percent of Russians intend to observe the Great Lent. “Typical fasting,” according to VTsIOM, is a woman over 45 years old. Most Russians, according to the survey, are not going to limit themselves to anything.

“Every fifth (20 percent) has not yet decided, and 66 percent, on the contrary, know for sure that they will not limit themselves in food and actions,” sociologists say.

Perhaps many are not so much afraid of the duration as the severity of fasting. In the first two days it is supposed to completely refuse food, and then allow yourself no more than two meals a day – this is what the church charter says (Typicon). 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 in what quantity and from which sources is it best to include fiber in your diet?

Why do we need fiber

There are three types of fiber that are essential for our health:

Insoluble fibers are responsible for stool formation, help maintain regular bowel function, saturate and accelerate the passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract. Continue reading

10 products to help focus

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:

Walnuts

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

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Healthy eating in everyday life
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